Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Beating the Winter Time Blues

Me and my big mouth (or should I say, me and my fingers on the computer....) Last week, I was bemoaning about the weather and how bad it has been. Well, I may have spoken a little too soon. It's worse now.....It is pouring outside - a virtual deluge of rain, wind, hail, thunder, and lightening. Water is standing everywhere in the yard. The gutters are overflowing. Huge puddles of rain cover the streets. What a mess. And it is predicted to last for five or six more days with rivers flooding throughout the area. So - while I was complaining about last month, it seems that it was really only a prelude for this month.

At least Pat and I both came to the same conclusion that this week's table has to be anything but "winter" themed. With no apologies for the bright Spring colors, here it what she came up with:
No sign of Winter at this table.....

Pat layered "Peacock,"" Sunflower," and "Shamrock" Fiesta(ware). The Bread/Butter plate is also "Peacock" Fiesta.

You can always count on Michael's (Arts & Crafts) to have their Spring flowers and supplies on the shelf in Winter.

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Green Placemat - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond last year
White Charger - from Maryland China Company (mail order)
Dinnerware - all Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's, and
Flatware - "Silver Tear" by Gourmet Settings from TJMaxx last year
Purple Water Glass - "Viva" by Cristar from Ross years ago
Wine Glass - "Entertain" from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two years ago
Napkin Ring - Handmade from purple silk flowers and clear acrylic napkin rings
Milk Glass Candle Holders - "Lotus" pattern by Westmoreland Glass Company from eBay this year
Purple Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local kitchen and gift boutique)
Centerpiece Bowl - Milk glass from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Silk Flowers - 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:


  1. Thank you for such a cheerful springlike table! We have been having unusually warm weather lately here in Georgia, but rain is headed our way soon, so bright colors are appreciated. Once the holidays are over I am ready to move on to spring, but unfortunately January and February are always the coldest and dreariest months here, so I will follow your advice and decorate the great indoors with brighter colors and flowers. I hope that all of your rain has at least alleviated the drought conditions in California at bit!

  2. What a lovely table to remind us that spring will come...

  3. Love it, love it, love it, Ladies! In So. CA we are being pelted with much needed rain as well and your table is a bright spot this morning! So creative to pull all those wonderful colors together and come up with a happy table like this one! Bravo! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch