Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Chocolate and Turquoise Fiesta Table

The idea for this week's table came about three years ago while Pat's daughter was here for a tablescaping weekend. We finally got around to completing it.
The table - chocolate and turquoise Fiesta dinnerware add color

The centerpiece is a collection of glass containers that will be filled with chocolate just before dinner (filled any sooner and "all bets are off"....I love's anybody's guess if there would be any left.....)

The place setting - the color of the handmade napkin was the inspiration for the choice of dinnerware

Flatware is ceramic handled "Primary" by Noritake

Turquoise Fiesta Salad plate

Chocolate Fiesta Luncheon Plate

Turquoise Fiesta Dinner plate

The charger is from the Maryland China Company

Don't look too closely - I swear I ironed the tablecloth (Pat would kill me if I didn't) - that's just the crease from the fold and I wasn't about to haul out the ironing board again....)

The modern style glassware is from Pier 1.

Yes, the candle is still in the protective plastic wrapper - it is a scented candle and I can't stand the smell. They'll be replaced with unscented white ones for dinner.

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Chocolate Colored Tablecloth - (our favorite mail order site for inexpensive linen)
White Charger - Maryland China Company (mail order)
Assorted Fiesta Dinnerware - Macy's, eBay, and Replacements
Glassware - Pier 1 two or three years ago
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - Pier 1 years ago
Ceramic Handled Flatware - "Primary" by Noritake (1972-1976) from eBay and Replacements
Assorted Glass Containers - Ross, TJMaxx, and Michael's
Candle Holders - Pier 1
Turquoise Candles - 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:


  1. What a lovely color combination! I recently found some dark turquoise place mats at HomeGoods. I don't have a lot of that color in my dinnerware collection yet, but your table has inspired me to try to find some salad plates with a patterned turquoise design and set my own version of a chocolate and turquoise table. Where did people used to go to get inspiration for anything before the internet and blogging (I should be old enough to remember, but I really don't)?

  2. It's like you set that table just for me, my favorite chargers, flatware, glasses, and of course Fiestaware. Not a piece of spode in sight. I love it.

  3. So striking...the turquoise and chocolate are perfect together! Love this classy looking table!

  4. Oh, now that's pretty! I live in WV, where Fiesta is manufactured, and it is well-loved here by many - so practical, and so many colors to choose from, plus we have an outlet store nearby. I actually set my table this week using the square sunflower (color) plates by Fiesta as chargers. Visiting from the link party at BNOTP.
    Rita C at Panoply

  5. Love these colors. The white chargers and flatware help the colors pop even more. I don't own any Fiestware. I see it all the time but I stop myself from buying it mainly because of space. I just realized your chairs are brown- I always thought they were black. I like how comfy those must be to sit at.

  6. I had an aunt who had Fiesta dinner ware, so I ate many meals on this bright, colorful pottery. Love the turquoise and brown combo. Beautiful table.

  7. Beautiful! I love the color combination. I was thinking about doing that combination of colors as well.