Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Rustic Musical Christmas Table

Pat had lots of ideas for this week's table. Naturally, the table that she set was not one of them. She spotted a "Santascape" on my hall table and that became the inspiration for the blog tablescape.

Pat chose this mid-century inexpensive flatware. It was our Mother's "go to" extra flatware when unexpected company showed up (which happened all the time in our house growing up.) 

This charger started out as an odd, ugly green color - Pat's wonderful husband spray painted 12 of them for us in this unique mocha color. 

Where it came from:
Chocolate Brown Tablecloth - from (an online site for inexpensive linens)
Mocha Colored Chargers - Inexpensive lacquer chargers spray painted
Black Chargers - "Black" Fiesta(ware) chop plate by Homer Laughlin from
Dinner Plates - "Spice Route Paprika" from Pier 1 three or four years ago
Salad Plate - "Martillo Almond" from Pier 1 three or four years ago
Bread/Butter Plates - "Black" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from
Mocha Water Goblet - "Classic" by Libby from Kohl's years ago
Wine Glasses - "Entertain" from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago (but still available)
Flatware - from our Mother's collection
Pine Tree Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 four years ago
Elves - "Elves Themselves" by The Whitehurst Company from Wayfair
Christmas Tree and Ornaments - from Michael's
Santa - 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:

A Shameless Plug:  Please join us on our other tablescaping blog, "Table for One," designed for the person eating alone:  Here.  And during the first 25 days of December, we set a different table everyday featuring some of our Santa Claus collection and assorted dinnerware.


  1. I am in a nostalgic frame of mind at the moment, and I really like the sort of retro and rustic feel of this table. My sister and I were just reminiscing about a set of teak-handled flatware one of my aunts received as a wedding gift, and your flatware reminds me a bit of hers. And the color scheme is rather unexpected, which I love. I always enjoy your unique creations!

  2. I love this table, it speaks to timeless tradition. It's just beautiful ladies!

  3. I love the musical elves! And the rustic, warm feel of this tablescape. Merry Christmas!