Schumann Wild Rose

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

Monday, January 27, 2014

Oatmeal Plaid Tablescape

The inspiration for today's winter table came from a tablecloth that Pat recently bought at Tuesday Morning. The color theme is tones of brown with a splash of ginger:
Over view of the table - the tablecloth is a light oatmeal plaid

The place setting

Sterling silver flatware is "Grand Colonial" - a gift from our wonderful cousin

The place setting starts with an oatmeal colored napkin wrapped around a beige one held by an oyster shell napkin ring

The small accent plate is actually an over-sized saucer in the "Luna" pattern by Calvin Klein (sorry, the picture is terrible but the plate is a gorgeous deep brown mahogany)

The salad plate is "Ginger Spice Route" from Pier 1

The dinner plate is "Sesame Spice Route" - our Pier 1 carries this pattern in four different colors

The latest addition to our charger collection is this hand carved wooden charger

The five piece place setting of "Grand Colonial" - you can also see the detail in the tablecloth
Matching brown water and wine goblets are "Expresso" by Lenox

Pat used just huge pine cones for the centerpiece

One last look
Where it came from:
Tablecloth - Tuesday Morning
Wooden Charger - from Pier 1
Flatware - Grand Colonial Sterling Silver by Wallace Silversmith (a gift from our cousin)
Oatmeal and Gold Plates - "Spice Route" Ginger and Sesame from Pier 1
Brown Accent Plate - "Luna" by Calvin Klein from Tuesday Morning
Brown Bread/Butter Plate - Chocolate Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from
Glassware - "Expresso" by Lenox (a gift from my niece)
Oatmeal Napkin - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Beige Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - from Pier 1

We will be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Black and White, Again Tablescape

Time for a black and white tablescape. This time Pat used a napkin that she made a few years ago as the inspiration:
Over view of the table

Close up of the place setting

Flatware is "Image" by Spode

The "stack" started with this black and white accent plate that matches the napkin that Pat made

A white Fiesta Luncheon plate follows

The highly glossy black Waechtersbach dinner plate picks up the glare from the light above it

The very popular charger is from Maryland China Company

The water goblet and champagne flute are from Pier 1

The inspiration napkin

Pat found these porcelain napkin rings at World Market

The white milkglass bowl holds an assortment of black and white balls

One last look
Where it came from:
Tablecloth - from
Black Placemat - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
White Charger - Maryland China Company
Flatware - "Image" by Spode from Tuesday Morning
Black Dinner Plate - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Replacements and Tuesday Morning
White Luncheon and Bread/Butter Plate - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Macy's and Replacements
Black/White Accent Plate - by Gracie China from Ross Dress [and Set Your Table] for Less
Glassware - from Pier 1
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - from World Market
Candle Holders - Assorted Depressionware from our collection
Candle Tapers - from Michael's
Crystal Votive Holders - "Diamante" by Shannon Crystal from Ross
Black Tea Candles - Ross
White Centerpiece Bowl - by Westmoreland Glass Company from Antique & Old Things, Fortuna, CA
 (a fabulous local antique boutique)
Black Ornaments - from our collection

We will be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday:

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy Birthday to the "King" Tablescape

Time for our annual Birthday celebration tablescape to Elvis Presley. As most everyone knows, twice a year, Pat appeases me and sets a table in tribute to Elvis. Not that I like Elvis that much - I do, but I just like to challenge her and her table setting skills to see what she can come up with using the accent plates she bought me as a joke. Then, a few weeks ago, she made one of her "sorry I said anything" slightly sarcastic comments at Ross, while we were shopping, about a gold and red beaded crown we saw - of course, it promptly made me buy it for the Elvis tablescape (even in our sixties, we bicker all the time.......) Here's what she came up with for this year's table. I think she aced it.
Over view of the table

You can see the "inspiration" piece that started it all in the center of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "Gold Iconic" by Wallace

Pat used a red water goblet, gold/amber wine glass and clear champagne flute to carry out the color scheme

First layer of the place setting is a small accent plate that Pat bought for me as a joke......

A red salad plate follows

Next is a gold dinner plate 

The red glitter-like charger adds a touch of glitz

We bought this charger at Pier 1 two or three years ago

The red napkin is wrapped in a gold overlay and held by a big beaded napkin ring

Ah Ha!!!! The inspiration piece - the "King's Crown"

Pat surrounded the crown with a wreath and red and white roses

A gold glass candle holder sits on a glass candle holder

Pat added small gold beaded votive holders and red glass beads around the table


One last look from the other end of the table
Happy 79th Birthday, Elvis.

Where it came from:
White tablecloth - from
Square Charger - Pier 1 two/three years ago
Red Glitter Charger, Gold Dinner Plate, and Red Salad Plate - Pier 1
Elvis Plates - Ross several years ago (a gift from Pat)
Flatware - "Gold Iconic" by Wallace Silver from Replacements
Red Water Goblet and Gold/Amber Wine Glass - Pier 1
Champagne Flute - "Selection" by Cristal d'Arques from eBay
Red Napkin - TJMaxx
Gold Overlay Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Red Bead Napkin Ring - Pier 1 years ago
Gold Crown and Red Candle Holders - Ross
Gold Candle Holders - Pier 1 last Christmas
Christmas Wreaths, Red Glass Rocks, Silk Roses - Michael's

We will be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday: