Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Dog Days of Autumn Table

Our family loves dogs.....we always have. When we were growing up, we always had dogs. Our Dad always said that a dog trains and teaches us - not the other way around. A dog teaches loyalty, friendship, trust, responsibility, and so much more. So, those four (sometimes less) legged furry creatures were always welcomed at our house. Only one rule: they all had to be spayed or neutered (which as kids, we all worked to get the money to pay for it by babysetting, weeding yards, collecting pop bottles [anyone remember when you returned those to the grocery store for money??? I am aging myself, again], etc.

It seemed natural when Pat spotted these "doggy" plates at Pier 1 this season and scooped them up immediately.

Flatware is "Antique Copper Twig" - Pat chose it to match the bare leaves showing on the plate

Pier 1 has this plate in a "Winter" setting, we wind up with them, too......

The dinner plate is "The Burbs - Slate" by Dansk

We can never resist a sale - although we already had this charger in the original wood color, they were really, really on sale at Pier 1. Pat's dear husband spray painted them "cinnamon" to go with another table we did a few years ago.

What is more "dog" than a bone? Our faux leather placemats fit the bill.

Pat pulled out the "dog collar" napkin rings

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Doggy Bone Placemats - Handmade years ago for all our doggy tables
Cinnamon Colored Chargers - found on a back shelf at Pier 1 years ago for less than two dollars and spray painted
Gray Dinner Plate - "The Burbs - Slate" by Dansk from Tuesday Morning
Doggy Accent Plate - from Pier 1 this season
Flatware - "Antique Copper Twig" from Black Forest D├ęcor (mail order)
Glassware - "Picardy" from Pier 1 last year
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring "Doggy Collars" - from eBay several years ago
Candle Holders - from Kohl's three years ago
Candles, Pumpkins, Etc. - from Michael's

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:

And a kind thought to all of our beloved canine family members over the years: Peanuts (BoBo), Cindy, Boots, Wolf, Fat Boy, Piddos, Nicka, Nanook, Charlie, Toni, Lady, Lassie, Mitzie, Jane, Pepper (Duke), Cassie, Barney, Gladys, Miss Kelly, Mr. Folgers, Mocha, Rosie, and Monroe.

"Until one has loved an animal. a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
                                                                                                         Anatole France


  1. The combination of pumpkin orange with grey is beautiful, and I love your new dog plates! I have started collecting Pier 1's Park Avenue Puppies dishware, because most of the pieces feature a Dalmatian (my favorite breed) among the pups in the design. And lately Pier 1 has been introducing a lot of animal-themed salad plate sets, which I am unable to resist. It looks like I am going to have to find more room to store all of my table accessories sooner rather than later!

  2. What a fun tablescape! The placemats are too cute! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! :)

  3. Thank you for this delightful tablescape today which put a badly needed smile on my face! I've always loved dogs (after losing our beloved lab, Ivy, last year, we are finally ready to look at welcoming a new dog in our house this year). Those new dishes are darling and I hope to see the winter version as well!! Love all the colors and your "dog collar" napkin rings. A fun table!! Rosie

  4. I love the gray/orange palette, beautiful table!

  5. Adding the dog plates created such a delightful touch of whimsy to your Thanksgiving tablescape. I smiled from start to finish. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  6. What a stunning fall tablescape you put together. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It. Hope to see you back again this weekend :)

  7. I snickered at the title of this post- love it! The colors are so striking on this table. I love the inspiration from the Pier 1 plates for this tablescape. The center arrangement is beautiful. How cute that you have the dog bone placemats and dog collar napkin rings!

  8. I NEED the plates. Lol. My mom has been searching for them. I am willing to pay good if you still have them. 252-722-2836