Schumann Wild Rose

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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


  1. An absolutely stunning table! Those black sherbet bowls are quite impressive as are the crystal glasses. I would have never guessed those came from Ross. Your collections and variety of pieces are amazing and I'm just slightly "pea green with envy" over your variety of silver flatware!

  2. Such a beautiful and elegant table! I love the mirrored placemats and those lovely glasses!!!

  3. Oh my how grand! The Oscars are the only one I watch- it's my favorite. Your table theme was really kicked off perfectly with the projector and reals. I love the glam from the mirrored pieces and the black and white dishes are elegant. The beautiful stemware and shimmery napkin rings look lovely with it. This would be a great way to spend the evening watching the academy awards being given out!

  4. Hello,
    I loved your table, black and white are my favourite colors and the mirror placemats are the best detail in this composition!


  5. Wonderful idea! The black and white is so classic and elegant.

  6. Betty looks perfectly attired for a night at the Oscars in her black dress and white feather boa. Using a black and white theme and for the china and stemware is totally classic. The mirrored placemats and the beautiful crystal are the stunning compliments for this dramatic tablescape.