Schumann Wild Rose

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

Friday, November 30, 2012

First Tablescape of Christmas

It's time to set the table with a Christmas theme. Of course, we did not want anything too traditional, so here's what we (well, mostly Pat) came up with. She started with a beautiful and unusual Nativity scene called "Mahogany Miracle" by Enesco made from Parastone in the late 1990's from my collection and went from there. The colors are teal, turquoise, gold, and black.

I must confess that the pictures are somewhat dark - we are into the middle of a very bad storm that is expected to drop 6-9 inches of rain in three days. No matter what I did or what time of the day, it was still dark in the dining room. So, first of all, my apologies and secondly, let's hope we still have power when I hit the "publish" button on this post.
Over view of the table
Close up of the place setting. A black napkin is wrapped around the teal colored one.
Pat used teal colored goblets from Pier 1 and black Artland wine glasses from Replacements
The flatware is one of our favorites - Gold Iconic by Wallace
The gold salad plate is from Pier 1 this year
The matching teal dinner plate is also from Pier 1
You can't tell from the picture but the charger has a gold leaf finish - quite pretty.
And the placemat from Pier 1 is gorgeous
Close up of the napkins and gold napkin ring
Pat raised the nativity scene on a black covered board and used gold netting
Just one more view of the table
Black tablecloth:  Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Teal beaded placemats:  Pier 1
Flatware:  Gold Iconic by Wallace from
Gold chargers:  from Costco years ago
Dinnerware:  Pier 1 this year
Napkin rings:  Pier 1
Teal water goblets and napkins:  Pier 1 last year
Black wine and champagne glasses:  by Artland from
"Mahogany Miracle" Nativity Scene:  from the Samoa Cookhouse Gift Store

Friday, November 23, 2012

Autumn Breakfast Tablescape

As much as I like the month of November (my birthday month), I am looking forward to next month. Autumn colors have never been my favorite, and I am anxiously waiting to set the table with all sort of Christmas themes (with beautiful colors of silver, gold, red, green, blue and white.) But for now, we set the table for breakfast this week using Fall tones of sage, rust, and brown. And of course, we used the perennial favorite "Friendly Village" dishware by Johnson Brothers.
Over view of the table
Close up of the place setting
Flatware is the very popular Treble Clef pattern by Gourmet Settings
Love these glasses by Anchor Hocking called "Starfire Ivy"
Close up of the cereal/soup bowl
This is a luncheon plate in the "Friendly Village" pattern
Sage green dinner plate from the Dollar Store acts as a charger
Matching salt and pepper shakers
Fresh apples for dessert
Couldn't find any fresh flowers - so we went to Michael's
These dandy little bowls hold all kinds of condiments. From Pier I last year.
One last look from the other end of the table.

Sage green placemats:  Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Wicker placemats:  Pier 1
Flatware:  Treble Clef Flatware by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Friendly Village dishware:  by Johnson Brothers of England from Our Mother's collection and Replacements,com
Sage Green Charger:  Dollar Store
Rust napkin:  Handmade by Pat
Green glassware:  "Starfire Ivy" by Anchor Hocking from Ross
Leaf shaped bowls:  Pier I
Apple basket and flowers:  Michael's

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Tablescape 3

Time to change the table again - we've had these sunflower plates for a couple of years now and decided it was time to finally use them. Pat wanted to set a simple and less formal table and they seemed to fit right in. She pulled together several items that have been used on other tables but the look is totally different.
Overview of the table
Close up of the place setting
Pat used individual bean pots
Yellow gold flatware is "Radiant" by Noritake
Glassware is Mocha Classic by Libby
Napkin ring is made from silk sunflower and PVC pipe cut into 1" rounds
Another close up of the place setting
The sunflower plate is from Pier 1
A simple white coupe plate works well with the setting
Pat bought these vases at a rummage sale and wanted to use them
The brown checked napkin is from Pier 1 (thanks Raylene - they look great on this table too.)
View of the table from the other end

Round wicker placemats - Pier 1
Brown checked napkins - Pier 1
Napkin rings - Handmade from silk sunflowers and PVC pipe
White dinner plates - Target
Sunflower plates - Pier 1
Brown bread and butter plates - Chocolate brown by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Yellow flatware - Radiant by Noritake from eBay and Replacements
Water goblets - Kohl's
Bean pots - Goodwill in Redding, CA
Yellow vases - local rummage sale