Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Esther the Wonder Pig Tablescape

We've done "pig" tablescapes before on our blog, but today's table is very special to me. If you have never heard of Esther the Wonder Pig, do yourself a favor and check her out on Facebook (at Esther the Wonder Pig), her website Esther of the Wonder Pig (Here), or at Happily Ever Esther (Here). She will delight you with her grace, wisdom, style, and courage. (She just went through a battle with cancer and, fortunately, came out OK. Of course, I cried like a baby through it all....)

Pat created a formal table to celebrate Esther - one I know Esther would love.
Pat mixed silver flatware, Depression Ware glasses, and pink roses to set the formal tone for the table

"Pig power" took center stage with two hand painted, resin pig garden sculptures from Design Toscano. They are surrounded by a rose filled garland and five, small individual rose bouquets in vases.

White napkins are covered with chiffon overlays - Esther would love it. She dresses up in chiffon (and other things) for special occasions.

Naturally, the pig accent plate (from American Atelier) will be removed before dinner - we would never eat on Esther.....

Dinner will be served on the "White" Fiesta(ware) luncheon plate by Homer Laughlin

The pink dinner plate ("Pearl Pink" by JCPenney) is used as a charger plate

These guys are adorable. See their tails? Sweet Esther's was brutally cropped off before she came to live at the sanctuary.

A table full of roses for Lady Esther.....

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
White Charger - from the Maryland China Company (mail order) three or four years ago but are still available
Pink Dinner Plate and Bread and Butter Plate - "Pearl Pink" by JCPenney from
White Luncheon Plate - "White" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's (still an active color)
Accent Plate - "Ol' Mcdonald" by American Atelier from eBay and
Glassware - assorted Depression Ware patterns from our collection
Flatware - "April" by International Silver from Pat
Napkin Ring - from Pier 1 last year
Chiffon Overlay - a gift from Pat several years ago
Rose "Vases" - Votive holders from Tuesday Morning three years ago
Candle Holders - by Abingdon Pottery (USA) from eBay
Lovely Pig Centerpieces - "Sandman and Porker" from Design Toscano this year

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) 


  1. I love this table! So whimsical and fun - and any time pink Depression glass can be used, I'm a fan. Now I need to go read about Esther, but I think you've created a great tribute table for her.

  2. Love your table honoring Esther! The colors are so beautiful and the salad plates are cute. And of course, those two pigs make great centerpieces!

  3. Love love love the piggy theme!!