Schumann Wild Rose

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

Monday, February 24, 2014

Academy Awards Tablescape

Since we have never done a table to celebrate the Academy Awards, Pat decided it was about time to test her skills. This week's table commemorates the glamor and glitz that the Awards and Hollywood are famous for.
Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "Grand Colonial" by Wallace

First layer of the place setting is black "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa

Pat used a simple, super white coupe dinner plate

The next layer is a very glossy black salad plate ("Ebony" by Johnson Brothers)

The small liner is a Bread/Butter plate

We found these sherbets on eBay - "Mt. Pleasant" by L.E. Smith Glass Co. (1920's through 1934)

This label was still on one of the salad plates that we bought from

Pat wanted to use glitzy glassware and "Lady Diamond" fits the bill

Pat used very heavy crystal candle holders in two sizes

What is more appropriate than a pre-show Martini (shaken - not stirred, of course)?

Black satin-like napkin wrapped in a white chiffon overlay
Crystal votive holders sit on small mirrors for more glamor

Pat used a faux projector spray painted black and movie reels for the centerpiece

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Bevelled Mirror Placemats - Michael's
Black Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay
White Coupe Dinner Plate - Whiteware from Target
Black Salad Plate - "Ebony" by Johnson Brothers from Replacements
White Liner - "Racine" Bread/Butter Plate from Hutschenreuther from Replacements
Black Sherbet - "Mt. Pleasant" Depressionware by L.E. Smith Glass Co. from eBay
Clear Glassware - "Lady Diamond" by Cris d'Arques from Ross
Black Martini Glass - "Jet Black" by Artland from Replacements
Flatware - "Grand Colonial" Sterling by Wallace (a gift from our Cousin)
Silver Napkin Rings - from Art & Old Things (a local Antique Store)
Black Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Chiffon Overlays - a gift from Pat
Crystal Candle Holders - from Gottschalk's (a local Department Store now out of business)
Crystal Votive Holders - Michael's
Glass Mirrors - Dollar Store
Black Tea Lights - Ross
Movie Projector - Ross
Movie Reels - Bed, Bath, and Beyond

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

Even Betty dressed for the festivities

Monday, February 17, 2014

Winter Eclectic Tablescape

I love the word "eclectic." It's a more formal and socially acceptable way to say that we wanted to use stuff that we haven't used before or in a very long time for this week's tablescape. Besides, it was great fun (and sometimes surprising) to pull out dishes and glassware that have been relegated to a back shelf or the garage for a very long time.
Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is Argent "Sofia" Green

Pat used a sage green placemat to "anchor" the setting followed by a wicker-like mat to add texture

We've had these chargers for a very long time - "Vermicelli" by Spode. Originally we bought them to go with Pat's Spode "Buttercup" dinnerware

Sorry the picture isn't too good - the plate is actually a dark olive green

The accent plate has olive green, teal, gold, red, and orange. We bought them to use with several of our more colorful dinner plates

We've also wanted to use this water goblet for a long time - "Diamond Point" by the Indiana Glass Co.

Pat took the small vegetable/berry bowl in the same pattern as the water goblet and used it as a tea light holder

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Sage Green Placemats - Tuesday Morning
Wicker Placemat - Pier 1
Yellow Charger - "Vermicelli" by Spode from
Olive Green Dinner Plate - "Spice Route" Clove from Pier 1
Accent Plate - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Olive Green Napkin - Tuesday Morning
Gold Beaded Napkin and Napkin Ring - Pier 1
Sage Flatware - Argent "Sofia" by the Hampton Forge Co. from Tuesday Morning
Olive Green Water Goblets and Tea Light Bowls - "Diamond Point" by Indiana Glass Co. from eBay
Wine Glasses - "Entertain" from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Grapevine Balls - Ross and Pier 1
Candle Holders - Kohl's several years ago
Greenery, Candles and Tea Light Candles - Michael's
Metal Coffee Pot - from the garage

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

Monday, February 10, 2014

Uniquely Yellow Valentine Tablescape

As most people know, we love tablescapes using out of the ordinary color combinations. So, naturally, Valentine's Day is no exception. This week's table uses my favorite color - yellow. Yes, it's not the typical color that you think of for Valentine's Day, but it was fun to use.

Disclaimer:  If the pictures are out of focus, I apologize. I just got back from the Ophthalmologist where I had my eyes dilated for the exam (you know how much fun that is.....)  I can hardly see but the sun is finally out after several days of wet, gray weather [which is a blessing and a curse when your pupils are enormous but you are enduring a severe drought and need rain] - anyway, it was now or never to get pictures of the table. I can't wait to see what the blog and the table look like tomorrow when I can see.......
Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "April" silverplate by Wm. Rogers & Son

Pat added small, individual arrangements of daffodils to each place setting

The place setting started with this small white appetizer plate

Next is a Fiesta "Sunshine" salad plate

The dinner plate is "Racine" by Hutschenreuther

Pat added bright yellow ribbon for more color

of course, heart-shaped votive holders for Valentine's Day

The centerpiece is simple yellow heart-shaped boxes (later for the guests to take home) stacked on a clear glass cake stand

The gift boxes are topped with an elegant small rose arrangement

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
White tablecloth - from our collection
White Charger - from Maryland China Company
Flatware - "April" Silverplate by Wm Rogers & Son from Pat
Dinner Plate - "Racine" by Hutschenreuther from eBay
Yellow Dishware - "Sunflower" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Macy's and Replacements
White Accent Plate - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Candle Holders - by Abingdon Pottery Company from eBay
Glassware - from Pier 1
Napkins - vintage napkins purchased at Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Heart-shaped Votive Holders - Dollar Store years ago
Yellow Candles and Tea lights - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Heart Boxes - Michael's

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