Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Yard Sale Glamour

Recently, Pat dragged me to a "city wide" yard sale - you know, where just about everybody in town was having some sort of yard sale getting rid of their old junk. Pat's motto has always been when it comes to yard sales and thrift stores, "You have to kiss a lot of frogs, but once in a while...." Well, I am a believer now. She found a entire set of Flintridge "Midnight Rose" dinnerware for eight in absolutely pristine condition (more like never used) for less than $20. Not everyone's taste, the pattern is simple and elegant. Here's what she did with it:
Pat mixed silver, stainless steel, and mirrors to give the table a touch of glitz.

Flatware is ultra modern looking "Sculpt" by Lenox

The plates have a simple gray and black rose motif with a thick platinum trim

Pat used round mirrors to "anchor" the place setting

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Mirror Placemats and Centerpiece Mirrors - from Michael's over the years
Silver Chargers - from Costco years ago
Dinnerware - "Midnight Rose" by Flintridge from a local yard sale
Flatware - "Sculpt" by Lenox from Tuesday Morning this season
Stainless Steel Glassware - from Pier 1 last year
Black Champagne Flute - "Jet Black" by Artland Glass from Replacements
Black Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Silver Candle Holders - from Pat's collection
Silver Vase and Stand - from our Brother
14" Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local gift and kitchenware boutique)

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:

Not Exactly Tablescaping Stuff:
According to my "go to for information" guru and guide, Harry Rinker's Dinnerware of the 20th Century:  The Top 500 Patterns, " the Flintridge China Company was established in Pasadena, California, in 1946. They are responsible for introducing the platinum trim (in 1952) on dinnerware to the American public. The company was sold to Gorham in 1970 who continued for a while producing some of the more popular patterns.


  1. These are gorgeous plates setting but the table scrap is stunning. I love the color with the silver. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging It link party we love having you.

  2. Stunning table scape! And love that your found the dishes at a yard sale and at such a wonderful price!

  3. Wow! What a great price. I might have passed those by (although at that price, I might have given a 2nd look) because by themselves, they could look kind of blah, but in that tablescape they are fabulous! A good reminder to use some imagination when seeing great buys like that.

  4. Stunning and fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. I love this table. I am a huge fan of these simple vintage dishes and would have been thrilled to find a set, especially at that price. So elegant. Dianne