Schumann Wild Rose

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

Monday, July 29, 2013

White Plate Challenge

Cuisine Kathleen of "Let's Dish" [ ] issued a challenge to tablescape bloggers for this week posting - design a tablescape using white dishes and only one other color. Pat set about to do just that. Here's the sleek, modern table that she came up with:
Over view of the table - just white and olive green

Close up of the place setting

Flatware is sleek, shiny, and very modern.

The pattern is "Fluence" by Oneida

The perfect choice - inexpensive Dollar Store glassware

The plates are also sleek, smooth, and modern looking. The simple olive green napkin is folded and placed under the salad plate.

One of Pat's favorite things to do to add interest to a table - use matching colored tea lights or votives

The centerpiece consists of just four glass cylinders holding white candles - no fuss, no glitz

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
White tablecloth - gift from Pat
Olive Green/Teal Reversible Placemats - from Pier 1
White Dishware - by 10 Strawberry Street from Pat's collection
Olive Green Napkins - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Flatware - "Fluence" Stainless by Oneida from Replacements
Glassware - Dollar Store
White Candles and Olive Green Tea Lights - Michael's
Votive Holders - Pat's collection
Square Glass Cylinders - Ross

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday for her annual "Let There Be White Challenge":

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summertime Fiesta Dinnerware Tablescape

Pat and I planned to do a seashell tablescape this week, but it seems that everyone else thought about doing the same thing last week. So, we "switched gears" and decided to do another summertime table. And, since next week is Cuisine Kathleen's "White" challenge (white dishes and only one other color), Pat wanted to use lots of color this week.
Over view of the table

Pat started with the placemat and used it to select the colors of the plates - Fiesta dinnerware, naturally, since it comes in a variety of colors

First layer of the place setting is a peacock colored napkin held by a bright, metal butterfly napkin ring.

Next layer is a Sunshine Yellow colored Fiesta Salad plate

Flamingo colored Fiesta Luncheon plate follows

A Peacock colored Fiesta Dinner plate holds it all

The simple but sweet shiny stainless flatware is called "Everyday" by Reed and Barton

Pat and I went shopping this week - we couldn't resist these new glasses from Pier 1

Pat picked up the blue color from the placemats to use for some of the candles

Everyday mason-style canning jars serve as vases

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Plaid Placemats - Pier 1 last Spring
Flatware - "Everyday" by Reed and Barton from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
All Dinnerware - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's, Replacements, and direct from the manufacturer (Web site)
Glassware - "Bayonne" from Pier 1 last week
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Butterfly Napkin Rings - Pier 1 two years ago
Votive Holders - Pat's collection
Votive candles - both Ross and Bed, Bath, and Beyond

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Garden Tablescape

Pat and I spent Sunday morning selling plants at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Plant Sale, and I must confess, we were our best customers. So, we decided to do a table about gardening (since we will be spending the rest of the week planting the flowers that we bought in our yards.)
Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "Montana" by Gourmet Settings - it adds a rustic touch to the place setting

First layer of the place setting is this huge sage green charger from Tabletops Unlimited. Pat and I found them at the American Cancer Society's "Discovery Shop" for $1.00 each.

For the next layer, Pat added Paprika Fiesta Dinner plates

Then she topped the Dinner Plate with an Ivory Fiesta Salad Plate

Last layer is a Pfaltzgraff "Naturewood" salad/accent plate

Simple, over sized glassware

Pat found these very, very old napkins of mine and thought they added more texture

This grand old metal watering can was given to me by a dear friend after her 94 year old father passed away several years ago. He had it for ages......I treasure it.

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Round Placemat - Pier 1
Flatware - "Montana" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Sage Green Charger - "Espana" by Tabletops Unlimited from the American Cancer Society Thrift Shop
Fiesta Dinner, Luncheon, and Bread/Butter Plates - by Homer Laughlin from Replacements, Macy's, and Homer Laughlin Web site
Accent Salad Plate - "Naturewood" by Pfaltzgraff from their Web site
Water Goblet - Dollar Store
Champagne Flute - "Bubbles Galore" by Maxwell Williams from Tuesday Morning
Napkins - years and years old........
Vintage Watering Can - Gift from my friend Sue
All Plants - American Society's 2013 Relay For Life Plant Sale

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let Dish" Wednesday night: