Schumann Wild Rose

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

Friday, May 23, 2014

Another Mid-Century Modern Tablescape

A while back, Pat and I were out "bargain hunting" (as we do frequently) and found some really great stuff. Today's table is set using a set of mid-century Franciscan fine china that we couldn't pass up. Not to everyone's liking, the pattern called "Carmel" was introduced in 1952 and was produced until 1981. It featured a simple flower in the center of a platinum trimmed plate. Pat decided to dress it up a bit by adding some  color to give it a more modern look.
Over view of the table

The place setting

Discontinued in 1937, the silverplate flatware is not quite mid-century but the sleek style seemed to go with the dishware pattern. It is called "Reverie" by Oneida.

Glassware is "Fedora" by Spegielau

The maroon charger is "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa

I love all the pieces available in the flatware pattern

The candle holder holds 14" tapers. It was part of a gift from Pat to me for driving an hour a day for a week to feed her hummingbirds while she was gone. I told you before that Pat has dozens of those rascally, pesty hummingbirds in her yard and they know a soft touch - she fills up three bird feeders at least once a day so they can "dine in style." 

From my garden, the statice last a very long time when dried

These crystal candle holders are from Tuesday Morning and hold 12" tapers

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Tablecloth -
Silver Placemat - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Dinnerware - "Carmel" by Franciscan from Cuddly Bear Boutique (a local antique and second hand store)
Maroon Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay and Replacements
Glassware - "Fedora" by Spegielelau from Replacements
Maroon Napkins - by Food Network from Kohl's
Flatware - "Reverie" by Oneida Silver discontinued in 1937 from family and eBay
Silver Napkin Rings - from Antiques & Old Things (our favorite local antique store)
Crystal 3-Candle Holder - a gift from Pat also from Antiques & Old Things
Small Crystal Candle Holders - by Oleg Cassini from Tuesday Morning
Maroon Vases - from The Tailwaggers (a second hand store that supports our local Humane Society and various other local animal organizations)
Silk Flowers and Crystal Tea Light Holders - Michael's
14" White Tapers - from the Ferndale Emporium (another great local store)
Other Candles and Tea Lights - Bed, Bath, and Beyond

We will be joining Christine for "Table It" at Rustic & Refined this Monday:

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


  1. Lovely, simply lovely..... Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. Pat and Katie,
    This tablescape is elegantly divine!!!
    I love the choice of hues and the dinnerware is simplistically exquisite!!!
    Being a hopeless romantic. . .I'm swooning ove the tapers and the crystal candle holders!!!
    Visiting from Rustic and Refined Table It!!!

  3. The dish design is beautiful with one simple graceful flower. All of the supporting pieces have beautiful curves complimenting the plates. Very classic and stately table.

  4. The vintage china along with the accessories and flowers make such a lovely table setting!

  5. Such a wonderful table Pat and Katie! The mikasa dishes and flatware are so pretty! and after seeing Statice in a vase I am going to have to hunt for some for my cutting garden.

  6. Elegant and I love your candleholder...

    Have a nice weekend.

  7. OMG! I love all of it...the china, the chargers, the flowers, the candleholders...I could go on and on. Beautiful!