Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Heather Clippings Table

I was out in the garden the other day (between rains storms.....YES!!!! very welcomed weather in drought suffering California) and was pruning my heather - or should I say, what is left of my heather after a very dry year or so (more like four.) Four years ago, my yard was filled with beautiful heathers and conifers. Now, I am slowly replacing all of them with succulents and very drought tolerant plants, but that's another story and nothing to do with dishes.

Anyway, back to tablescapes....I got to thinking about Pat's set of Royal Doulton "Bell Heather" dinnerware (1942-1958). Since we haven't used it in quite a while, I called Pat and suggested it for this week's table. Here is what she came up with:

Pat wanted to use the same vintage for flatware as the dinnerware - "Wind Song" silverplate was the perfect choice. It was  discontinued in 1955. Given away to anyone who purchased a set of "Vita Craft" pots and pans, it was considered quite inexpensive at the time. I just saw it on eBay for over $200.00 for a complete 40 piece set. Times have sure changed......

The amethyst sherbet and liner are "Newport" Depression glass by Hazel Atlas

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Charger - "Burgundy" Color Spectrum by Mikasa from and eBay
Dinnerware - "Bell Heather" by Royal Doulton (1942-1958) from eBay
Amethyst Glass Sherbet and Liner - "Newport" (1936-1940) Depression Glass by Hazel Atlas from wherever we can find it (yard sales, antique stores, eBay, Replacements, etc.)
Glassware - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Silverplate Flatware - "Wind Song" by Oneida (discontinued in 1955)
Amethyst Napkins - Handmade by Pat to match the Depressionware
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 two  years ago
Silver Candle Holders and Centerpiece Bowl - 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:


  1. All your elements work so well together -- vintage and modern, lights and darks. Of course, this girl loves purples and amethysts and the colors of heather!

  2. You have the most elegant dining table and I enjoy stopping by and seeing what you have been up too. Lovely dishes. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. I love having you.