Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Magnolia Tablescape

This week's table was inspired by the "Magnolia" accent/salad plates that Pat and I bought last year from Pier 1 (I noticed that they were available again this year.) Then Pat found magnolia pods at her daughter's house on one of her visits and thought they would make a great centerpiece.




Flatware is "Antique Copper Twig" - in all honesty, it looks really neat but it's not very comfortable to use.....










For the centerpiece, Pat arranged assorted copper and grapevine balls with Magnolia pods and greens in a metal basket



From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Wicker Chargers - from Costco years ago
White Charger - Fiesta(ware) Chop plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Green Dinner Plate and Bread/Butter Plate - "Shamrock" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's and Replacements.com
Accent Plate - "Magnolia" from Pier 1 last year
Flatware - "Antique Copper Twig" from Black Forest D├ęcor (mail order)
Green Water Goblet - from Pier 1 several years ago
White Glass - from the Dollar Tree (still available)
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Centerpiece Basket - from TJMaxx two years ago
Assorted Copper and Grapevine Balls - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Wooden Candle Holders - from Pat's collection

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/  
"The Scoop Link  Party" at Stone Gable: (Here) 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Getting Ready for Fall Tablescape

Once again, the daytime Summer temperatures around here range from 58 to 62 degrees. (Of course, with huge, record breaking forest fires burning in the two counties adjacent to us, smoke covers the sky and no sun can shine through. Here in Humboldt County, we have had a few fires but nothing like those....)

 Anyway, it is cold and dismal, so this week's table reminded Pat of warmer days and nights. Taking the place mats as the inspiration, she started with black and white plaid accent plates from Pier 1 this year and added "ginger" color dinner plates that we purchased four or five years ago. It made a really unique combination.




My contribution to the tablescape? The bee napkin rings - yes, I know they don't go with the theme, but Pat let me "help"...





I could not get a good picture of the Mikasa "Color Spectrum" charger no matter what I did. Sorry it looks so bad.

These place mats from Pier 1 are becoming one of my favorites - they are really versatile and fun. Pat used one of them on our other blog this week, too.







From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Place Mats - from Pier 1 this year
Black Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay
Dinner Plate - "Ginger" Spice Route from Pier 1 four or five years ago
Accent Plate - from Pier 1 this Spring
Bread/Butter Plates - "Black" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Flatware - by Jankng from eBay
Black Mugs and matching bowls (holding silk flowers) - from World Market years ago
Black Glassware - from our collection
Bee Napkin Rings - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local kitchen and gift store)
Lanterns - from Michael's

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/  
"The Scoop Link  Party" at Stone Gable: (Here)