Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ice Crystal New Year's Tablescape

The new year is just around the corner and it's time to say good-bye to 2012. The table is set for celebrating - tux, tails, and ties set the mood. Granted - our table is not your usual formal tablescape for a New Year's table - but, nonetheless, one that is classy and clever.
Over view of the table
Close up of the place setting
The first layer is our guest of honor dressed to the "nines"
Second layer is a simple square white salad plate
Third layer is a square black plate from World Market
Pat placed the mirror placemats vertically for a change
Flatware is called "Pure" by Gourmet Settings
Multi-faceted crystal is from Crystal d'Arques
Pat used three different crystal candle holders to add sparkle
Glass bricks look like very large ice cubes
Silver napkin rings hold simple black rolled napkins
One last look
Best wishes for a very Happy New Year!
Tablecloth:  Personal collection
Mirror placemats:  Michael's
Black Square dinner plates:  World Market
White Square Salad plates:  Target
Penguin Accent plate:  by Boston Warehouse from Ross and the Internet
Flatware:  Pure by Gourmet Settings
Napkins:  Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings:  Pier 1
Glassware:  Lady Diamond by Crystal d'Arques from Ross
Glass Bricks:  Pierson's (local hardware store)
Votives and candles:  Michael's
Hour Glasses:  Ross
Crystal clocks:  by Waterford from Gottschalk's (local Department store our of business)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Woodland Theme Christmas Tablescape

We wanted to post one more Christmas tablescape before the end of the year. Well, Pat had a few family members over for a casual late night supper yesterday, and fortunately, I grabbed the camera. She never just "throws down the dishes." No, Pat set another great table using some inexpensive dishes that she bought at Kohl's this year and green Dollar Store glassware to make a beautiful Woodland theme setting. Of course, dinner was great (Pat's husband is a fantastic cook, too), but the table was the topic of conversation.
Over view of the table
Close up of the place setting
The large salad plate comes in both white or beige
Pat chose beige dinner plates (it comes in white, also) to use as chargers
The flatware handle has a unique scene on it
Green Dollar Store glassware is the perfect color
Pat used Woodland Santa ornaments as napkin rings
Small candle holders are nestled in the greenery
One last look......

Tablecloth:  Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Brown and Sage Green Placemats:  Tuesday Morning
Brown Checked Napkins:  Pier 1
Woodland Santa Napkin Rings:  Kohl's
Nature Flatware:  Tuesday Morning
Glassware:  Dollar Store
Santa Centerpiece and Greenery:  Michael's
Sage Candles:  Tuesday Morning

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Classic Christmas Tablescape

Just like the song says, Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year" - a time to share with family and friends. It's also a time to remember those that are not with us anymore. Pat and I wanted to set the table this time using our Mother's Christmas dishes that she bought a few years before she passed away and silver flatware that our Dad bought for her when we were young. It makes for a timeless and classic tablescape.

After the table was set and Pat was leaving for home, she stopped at the front door and then ran back to the "dish room." She pulled out some colored goblets and replaced the clear crystal. We liked both.'s pictures of the two different settings. See what you think.
Over view of the table with clear crystal goblets
Another view with the clear goblets
The first place setting
The clear crystal goblets are from Pier 1 this year
Here's the same table but with colored goblets
Another view of the table
Close up of the place setting with the colored goblets
The red stemmed goblet is from Pier 1 last year. The green trumpet flute is from Replacements.
First layer of the place setting is a simple red napkin folded in thirds
The salad plate comes next
The dinner plate comes next
The charger is actually in a pattern called "Mansfield" - also by Lenox

Flatware is Plantation by Oneida

Pat used shiny gold ornaments in the centerpiece with red garland

One last look from the other end of the table

Where is all came from:
Tablecloth - from our personal collection
Dinnerware - Holiday by Lenox from our Mother
Charger - Mansfield by Lenox from my niece
Red Water Goblet - from Pier 1
Green Trumpet Champagne Glass - by Judal from
Clear Water and Champagne Glasses - from Pier 1
Flatware - Plantation by Oneida
Candle Holders - Pat's personal collection