Schumann Wild Rose

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

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Lenox Sampler Table

Shamelessly and without any guilt, this week's table is set to "show off" some of our vintage single place settings. This time they are from Lenox. (As you have probably already figured out, I suffer from advantaged staged dish hoarding. I admit it.....this is the first stage in recovery, they say....not that I want to cure it, however....) And with a very talented sister that loves dishes as much as me, together, we have a "generous" supply and ways to use them.
Pat wanted to set the table using only place settings with decorative rims as the theme.

Each place setting has a small card with the name of the pattern and the years produced on it. This place setting is called "Kent Garden." It was only made from 1991 through 1994 (OK, not so "vintage," but not too new either.....)

This lovely pattern is called "Mystic" and this particular style was discontinued in 1924.  

"Royal Peony" was made from 1985 through 1992.

Lenox produced "Ming" from 1917 through 1963

The only platinum rim on the table, "Reverie" was made from 1986 through 1998

Pat's favorite, this particular pattern of "Blue Tree" was made from 1927 through 1974

Ah ha!!!! My very favorite......."Florida" was made from1922 through 1948

Another favorite, the very old Lenox "Mandarin" was discontinued in 1917

Pat tied all the place settings together using Lenox "Mansfield" chargers

Glassware is "Fedora" by Spiegelau

The vintage candlewick-type candle holders are part of Pat's collection. You can see the slight purple discoloration. Glass experts say this is not a good thing even though lots of glass collectors scour antique stores looking for it.

Pat used Wedgwood "Edme" dishware pieces to hold the flower arrangements

The centerpiece arrangement sits in a vegetable/tureen

At each end of the table, Pat made small arrangements in cream soup bowls

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Charger - "Mansfield" by Lenox ("on loan" for the last several years....) from my niece
Flatware - by F. B. Rogers & Son from eBay (pattern unknown)
Vintage Napkins - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Glassware - "Fedora" by Spiegelau (1985-2001) from Replacements
Dinnerware - all by Lenox from any place we can find it
Triple Candle Holders - "Cornflower" Candlewick by W. J. Hughes from Pat's collection
Silk flowers - from Michael's
12" Cream colored Tapers - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Flower "Vases" - assorted "Edme" dishware by Wedgwood from our collection

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" this Sunday at Rustic & Refined:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Another Easter Table

We wanted to "slip in" another Easter table before next Sunday. Pat decided to make it a pastel tablescape with lots of bunnies.....

Flatware is "Fluence" by Oneida

Bunny plates are from Pier 1 this season

Pat used Bunny cupcake stands to hold candles

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Placemats - from Ross and from Tuesday Morning
Dinnerware - by "10 Strawberry Street" from Cuddly Bear Boutique (a local thrift store)
Rabbit Plates - from Pier 1 this season
Flatware - "Fluence" by Oneida from
Glassware - from Pier 1 two years ago
Assorted Pastel Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Bunny Candle Holders - from Tuesday Morning two years ago
Egg Garland, Candles, and Small Eggs - from Michael's
Marble Eggs and Large Bunny - from our collection

We will be joining the following blog parties this week:
"Dishing It & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Formal St. Patrick's Day Table

Congratulations and a hardy "thank you" to Cuisine Kathleen (Here) for hosting her 8th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl/Party. Pat wanted to set an extra formal table to celebrate. (As most people know, Kathleen and Alma at "The Tablescaper" were our inspirations for starting this blog. I was looking for ways to store all the dishware "junk" that we own and I came across Alma's blog - my world opened up, you might say....that brought us to Kathleen's weekly blog party. What a great adventure it has been!)

Anyway, here's the table that Pat came up with for this week:
Formal (and yes, slightly glitzy) is the theme for this week

Flatware is one of our favorites (and one that we have had for a very long time) - "Gold Iconic" by Wallace

The cut-crystal biscuit jar is a close match to the glassware

From the other end of the table
Here's a few other St. Patrick's Day tables from past years:
Celebrating the Orange and the Green (Here)
St. Patrick's Day 2014 (Here)
St. Patrick's Day 2013 (Here)
Pot of Gold St. Patrick's Day (Here)

Here's where it came from:
Green Charger - inexpensive lacquer charger from Michael's that was spray painted with plastic adhesive spray paint
Dinnerware - "Malachite" from Maryland China Company several years ago
Flatware - "Gold Iconic" by Wallace from
Glassware - "Lady Diamond" by Cristal D'Arques from Ross, eBay, and Replacements
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Crystal Napkin Rings - from our Mother (many, many years old)
Cut Crystal Biscuit Jar Centerpiece - from our Mother's collection
Gold Vase Bowls - from Pier 1 two years ago
Triple Candle Holders - from Art & Old Things (a fabulous local antique store)
14" Tapers - from The Ferndale Emporium (another great local boutique)

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"Let's Dish" at Cuisine Kathleen this Wednesday:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: