Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Zebra Shopping Day Tablescape

I've said it before - inspiration for a tablescape comes from some odd places. This time it was my cheapness (I'm not as cheap as my sister but close.....) We were shopping at Michael's and found these ugly chargers on sale. Yes, anything on sale stops us in our tracks. Well, I bought them - "too good a buy to pass us." The zebra chargers that I said I wouldn't have in my house then sat on the shelf until my niece came to visit and played with dishes. She put together several place settings using them, and I saw the possibilities.

Then I went to Pier 1 with my coupons, reward points, etc. and bought a nutcracker - it cost me $6.00 in the end for a $40.00 nutcracker. (I love Pier 1 but that's another story....)

So - together with Jennifer's place setting and my nutcracker, here's the tablescape:
Over view of the table - yeah, I know, a bit shocking, huh?

Close up of the place setting

Love this flatware - by Cambridge from Ross

First layer of the place setting is dual napkins held by a glitzy red beaded napkin ring (to match the curling ribbon on the packages)

Next layer is a turquoise blue Fiestaware salad plate by Homer Laughlin

A simple white plate follows

The dinner plate is black "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach

Good Grief! This charger is ugly.......I know Pat has plans to use it again.....

Close up of the glitzy napkin ring

Pat refers to these glasses as "Ruffles have ridges" because of the unique rims

Only elegant thing on the table this week - Pat's gorgeous Depressionware candle holders holding 14" tapers

In addition to the nutcracker, the centerpiece has two white boas down the center holding an assortment of small package in white, turquoise, and zebra to match the packages on the nutcracker

My great buy - I wish I could take credit for being a savvy shopper but once again, it was Rayleen at Pier 1 who showed me how to get this nutcracker at a remarkable price.

One last look at the table from the other end
Where it came from:
Tablecloth - gift from Pat
Zebra Flatware - by Cambridge from Ross
Zebra Charger - Michael's
Black Dinner Plate - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Tuesday Morning
White Salad Plate - "Food Network" from Kohl's
Turquoise Salad Plate and Black Bread/Butter Plate - Fiestaware by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Glassware - Pier 1
Turquoise Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Zebra Napkin - eBay
Napkin Ring - Pier 1
Candle Holders - from Pat's collection
Candles - Ferndale Emporium (a fabulous local boutique)
Shopper Nutcracker - Pier 1 this season
Turquoise Ornaments - Michael's this season

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


  1. Whoa, talk about taking a walk on the wild side -- this table is crazy fun! I happen to love this combination of colors. Red, turquoise, black, and white are the colors in my home office! The zebra print just kicks up the fun factor here. The elegant lady nutcracker looks like she might be having second thoughts about being there, but I'll bet the dinner party at this table would be a rollicking good time, so save a seat for me, please!

  2. What a fun, whimsical table. This is adorable in every detail! Your nutcracker is perfect as your centerpiece, and I love what you did with the zebra theme. Gotta to see if I can find some of the flatware. The black and white is calling out to me. '-)

  3. This is my favorite of any table you have done...♥♥♥ everything about it!

  4. You know what? This tablescape is AWESOME!

  5. Oh, my goodness, what a fun table! How did you ever find everything to coordinate so well? Did your nutcracker come with the stand that is also decorated in zebra print, or did you add it? You have done a FABULOUS job of putting this tablescape together. I love, love, love your artistry! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  6. You know what, I love the zebra chargers, and I can't believe you found matching flatware. Your table appeals to my sense of fun!

  7. Fun, funky, and fabulous! Dianne

  8. Love, love, love! Perfect carrying through of the theme with that nutcracker...wonderful!

  9. This is amazing! What a fun table, and zebra flatware too! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!