Schumann Wild Rose

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

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bordallo Geranium Table

Pat is not a big fan of Bordallo "Cabbage" - her favorite pattern by the famous Portuguese dishware designer/maker is "Geranium." Rural, isolated Humboldt County, California, where we live, is not a hot spot for purchasing this pattern (or any other dishware pattern for that matter....) So, if you ever see it anywhere, you buy it immediately. That's what Pat did when she spotted it at a local Western Auction/consignment store.
The table

Close up of the place setting

Flatware is "Silver Tear" by Gourmet Settings

Love these inexpensive green glasses from the Dollar Store

Pat found this square vase at a thrift store for a quarter

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Red Square Placemats - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Chargers - "Geranium" by Bordallo Pinheiro from Replacements and eBay
White Dinner and Bread/Butter Plates - "Racine" by Hutschenreuther from Replacements
Red Salad Plate Liner - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from eBay
Salad Plate - "Geranium" by Bordallo Pinheiro from Carl Johnson's (Auction and Store)
Flatware - "Silver Tear" by Gourmet Settings from TJMaxx
Napkin and Napkin Ring - from Pier 1
Glassware - from the Dollar Store
Votive Holders and Centerpiece Vase - from local thrift stores
Small Square Vases and Silk Geraniums - Michael's

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" blog party at Rustic & Refined this Monday:
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Calla Lilly Table

Have you ever had one of those days when you started to do a certain tablescape only to totally and completely wind up with something else? That's what happened to Pat and me this week - what started out with a Bordallo Pinheiro "Geranium" table morphed into Fitz & Floyd "Calla Lilly" somehow. It went from bright, cheery, and casual to darker, more serious, and slightly glamorous. Don't really know how it happened, but it happened......
The table

Pat placed the napkin under the setting so that it would not conflict with the accent plate
Close up of the place setting - Pat recently purchased the Slate Dansk "The Burb"s dishware from Tuesday Morning after she instantly fell in love with it.

Flatware is Black "San Remo" by Hampton Forge

We've used these gold placemats dozens of times - still one of our favorites

When Restoration Hardware got "too big" for our little community as it's headquarters several years ago, it closed the original store - much to our dismay, but everything in the store was on sale - including these gorgeous gold ornaments.

Black tea lights left over from Halloween

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Gold Placemats - from Tuesday Morning years ago
Black Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from Replacements
Gray Dinner and Salad Plate - Slate "The Burbs" by Dansk from Tuesday Morning
Accent Plate - "Calla Lilly" by Fitz & Floyd from eBay
Flatware - Black "San Remo" by Hampton Forge from Howchow's
Black Water Goblet - "Jet-Black" by Reizart (discontinued in 1958) from Replacements
Black Martini Glassware - "Jet Black" by Artland from Target (mail order)
Bread/Butter Plate - Black Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Black Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Candle Holders - assorted black Depression Glass
Gold Ornaments - from Restoration Hardware (the original store was located here)
Black Oval Basket - from TJMaxx
Clear Tea Light Holders and Gold Tapers - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Black Tea Lights - from Ross

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" blog party at Rustic & Refined this Monday:
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Phoenicopterus Ruber Plasticus Table

It was truly a sad day when we learned of the passing of Don Featherstone. While we didn't know his name before, his "contribution to society" has been a topic of many conversations over the years - not to mention the fund raising by local schools and service organizations that his creation has made......well, to be honest, donations made to keep his creation off your lawn......Anyway, Pat wanted to "do" a table in tribute of the man who created her arch nemesis - the plastic, pink flamingo. (Pat's husband has a five foot tall metal pink lawn flamingo which she is hiding in my garage hoping he will forget about it this year...and that is just the beginning of his collection...)

So Don, here's to you, the inventor of the infamous Phoenicopterus Ruber Plasticus (or more commonly known as the plastic pink flamingo):
Pat was terrified when I bought these a while back - fearing I would "add" to her husband's every expanding collection....

The table

Pat's husband made the centerpiece box for us....perfect for the flamingos which he graciously cut down to fit

The place setting

Flatware is the very popular "Bamboo" by Cambridge

What could be more "appropriate" than a plastic plate??? (Everyone knows I hate plastic plates....) Pat found them at a church rummage sale years ago.

A basic white plate to set off or "frame" the pink flamingos

Pat found a new color from Fusion spray paint - this one is called "Coral." Her sweet husband spray painted a dozen inexpensive lacquer chargers for us.

This versatile placemat is from Pier 1

Inexpensive Dollar Store green glasses

I am nuts about bread and butter plates - all different kinds and colors. I just love the look of them on a table. Between the two of us, Pat and I own 31 different colors of Fiesta bread and butter plates alone. When I found this "new" color at Replacements, I just had to have them (vintage Forest Green Fiesta 1951-1959).

What can be said about the centerpiece???? Well, the word "Gorgeous" does not come to mind....

From the other end of the table

Copy of the article from our local newspaper (maybe the entire community is a little nutty....nearly a quarter of a page spread....)

Where it came from:
Burlap Table Runner - Mail order from
Leaf Placemats - Pier 1 last year
Coral Chargers - Inexpensive lacquer chargers from Michael's spray painted with Fusion plastic adhesive spray paint
Dinner Plate - "Shamrock" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
White Salad Plate - "Whiteware" by Food Network from Kohl's
Plastic Flamingo Plate - by Sakura purchased by Pat at a rummage sale years ago
Bread/Butter Plate - Vintage "Forest Green" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Flatware - "Bamboo" by Cambridge from Ross
Glassware - from the Dollar Store
Candles and Greenery - from Michael's
Flamingos - "Original Featherstone's" from Ross

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" Blog Party at Rustic & Refined this Monday:
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: