Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Formal Mulberry and Gold Tablescape

While most of the country is experiencing very warm weather, here in rural Northern California, afternoon temperatures this week have been around 60 degrees. (We're very lucky to be far away from the fire burning in Shasta County - however, Pat's daughter lives in Redding, CA close to the devastating fire where hundreds of people have been evacuated. And the daytime temperature is over 100 degrees making fighting the fire even more difficult.)

 Pat has not been inspired to create a "sunny Summer tablescape" this week - instead, she decided on a more formal one.

The accent plate is plum "Eliza" by 222 Fifth

The dinner plate is Fiesta(ware)'s newest color - "Mulberry"

I was surprised when Pat chose this charger from Pier 1 - she generally prefers a more simple style.

Another Pier 1 purchase several years ago - and another surprise choice by Pat

The very heavy candle holder is 13" long - perfect for a centerpiece.

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Gold Accented Glass Chargers - from Pier 1 two years ago
Dinner Plate - "Mulberry" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's this year
Accent Plate - Plum "Eliza" by 222 Fifth from our collection
Flatware - Pattern unknown from eBay three or four years ago
Purple Crackle Glassware - from Pier 1 several years ago
Purple Hemstitch Napkins - from Pier 1 two weeks ago
Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond three years ago
Candle Holder - by Viking Glass from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Purple Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (another local store that features kitchen and gift ware)

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:  
"The Scoop Link  Party" at Stone Gable: (Here) 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Green Depression Glass Tablescape

It has been quite a while since we last used any of our collection of green "Spiral" Depression glass (1928-1930) by Hocking Glass Company. If you collect Depression glass, you know that there is a lot of this pattern around. In fact, almost all glass makers during the Depression era made some form of a spiral pattern.
Pat's late Mother-in-law started her collection of green Depression glass - she gifted her all of the salad plates many years ago (and of course, having the "dish disease" Pat couldn't stop with just salad plates...…and then I "succumbed" to the disease.....big problem...)

The creamer and sugar bowl on the small tray is an example of a "Spiral" pattern by another manufacturer

Flatware is "Plantation" silverplate by Oneida - from our Mother

All of the green glassware is similar in shape but different patterns

When we set the table with a figurine, we usually use one of our Mother's Armani figurines - this one I actually bought years ago

Pat made small flower arrangements in drinking glasses that match those on the table

One last look at the table from the other end
Where it came from:
Lace Tablecloth - from (a mail order company that has inexpensive linen and wedding items)
Dinnerware - "Spiral" Depression Glass by the Hocking Glass Company from any where we can find it
Flatware - "Plantation" silverplate by Oneida from our Mother
Glassware - assorted green Depression Glass in various patterns
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 this year
Napkins - from Tuesday Morning (almost always available)
Candle Holders - a "Spiral" pattern but unknown manufacturer
Creamer and Sugar Bowl with Tray - another "Spiral" pattern but manufacturer unknown
Figuring - by Armani from Fortuna Hallmark Store years ago

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:  
"The Scoop Link  Party" at Stone Gable: (Here)