Schumann Wild Rose

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

Friday, October 16, 2015

Stendhal Syndrome

This week's table is set in another Autumn theme - filled with pumpkins and gourds - to show our new dishes from Pier 1. Pat couldn't help herself when she saw them (usually it's me that is "weak" when it comes to buying dishware, but lately Pat has been having some serious "episodes" of Stendhal Syndrome. Anyone who tablescapes suffers from this affliction to some degree - you know the symptoms: "rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to an experience of great personal significance - particularly viewing art or immense beauty." (Check it out here) Hence - anyone who loves dishes and dishware probably suffers from it. )
The table

The charger is from Tuesday Morning - Pat had another "bout" of Stendhal Syndrome when she saw these in both antique gold and silver......naturally, twelve of each color are sitting among our other chargers now......

Pat found the flatware at Tuesday Morning (in Walnut Creek/Concord) two or three years ago. It's "Sofia" Argent by Hampton Forge.

We got these soup bowl pumpkins years ago at Pier 1 - the ones they are currently carrying have more detail, but I like these better.

One of the staples in our "dishware repertoire" - from the Dollar Store

The centerpiece is a mass of grapevine balls, pumpkins and greenery 

Close up of some of the tiny pumpkins that Pat and her husband grew especially for tablescaping

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Tablecloth - from (a place from inexpensive table "wares")
Antique Gold Chargers - from Tuesday Morning (but you can find them at Pier 1) this season
Dinnerware - "Harvest Garden" from Pier 1 this season
Ceramic Pumpkins (Soup Bowls) - from Pier 1 four years ago
Flatware - Green "Sofia" Argent by Hampton Forge from Tuesday Morning two or three years ago
Glassware - from the Dollar Store (still available but ours is two or three years old)
Amber Candle Holders - from Ross
Greenery and small grapevine balls - from Michael's
Large Centerpiece Grapevine Pumpkin - from TJMaxx this season
Fresh Pumpkins, Gourds, Etc. - from Pat's yard

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" blog party this Sunday at Rustic & Refined:
We will also be joining Ivy & Elephant's "What's It Wednesday" party:
And we will be with Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. A table of harvest colors is perfect for autumn. Great job, Pat and Katie!

  2. What a warm and inviting table for fall. I love the Pier1 pumpkins and dinnerware.

  3. I love the table and everything on it. Pretty colors!....Christine

  4. Thank you for putting a name to the condition that overcomes me every time I enter a Pier 1 store - Stendhal syndrome! Never heard of it (and even Googled it to be sure) but yes, that's what I feel when I see all that beautiful tableware on display - so glad to hear I'm not alone! :) Your tablescape is gorgeous! Love how you coordinated all the colours with the wonderful greens and oranges based on the plates. From the napkins, to the flatware to the stemware - lovely shades of green. I recently bought that flatware in red at Pier 1 but didn't know it came in any other colours - on the hunt now. Stopped by as you were featured on Ivy & Elephant's and so enjoyed my visit.

  5. Pat & Katie, yes, I am occasionally afflicted with the symptoms that mimic Stendhal syndrome, especially when viewing tablescape components. THIS. This is beautiful. I have the BHG dishes that are very similar to these, but your flourishes are gorgeous here. Love the green stemware and flatware added to it all. Visiting from your feature at Ivy & Elephants - congrats!
    Rita C at Panoply