Schumann Wild Rose

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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Yes - yellow is my favorite color so naturally, I love these dishes. I started acquiring this pattern just a few years ago thanks to a wonderful person that I worked with who gave me a plate filled with goodies. She told me to keep the plate after I told her how much I liked the pattern. (She said that it  belonged to her late mother who had chosen Franciscan "Picnic" as her dish pattern. That made it a very special gift, indeed.) Since it is Mother's Day month, I thought it would be nice to set a table to honor her mother also.

Franciscan "Picnic" was introdued in 1973 but has that 50's-60's feel. Most of the pieces are oversized to match the bold pattern. It's definitely not fragile.
Bright and cheery - overview of the table. Pat started with yellow placemats.

Close-up of the place setting. Flatware is Noritake Radiant. Pat made yellow and off white napkins to match.

The soft golden yellow of the handles are perfect with the color of the dishes.
A simple centerpiece of fresh lemons and green Granny Smith apples in a large bowl

The unique glass matches the dishes. It has been described as a glass designed for  "George Jetson."
Turned upside down, the glass makes a great candle holder. (You can see a glimpse of the coffee pot in the background.)
Frosted white votive holders look great with yellow votives. Pat found them at Tuesday Morning.
These mushroom-like salt and pepper shakers are really different.
The cup and saucer are the only small pieces of this pattern on the table.
Of course, Betty had to dress appropriately.

This is a view of the same table without the bright yellow placemats - not a cheery.

Tablecloth - Gottschalk's (local department store now out of business)
Yellow placemats - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Dishware - Gifts from Vonnie and from Pat (some fill-in pieces from Replacements and from eBay)
Flatware - Radiant by Noritake (eBay and
Napkins - handmade by Pat
Glassware - "Samba" by Libby from Ross
Candles - Michael's
Yellow votives - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Frosted votive holders - Tuesday Morning
Napkin rings - handmade from PVC pipe and flowers from Michael's

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