Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Guest Tablescape

While Pat was away attending a conference with her daughter, I coerced our wonderful cousin (one that suffers from the same dish "affliction" as Pat and me) to come over and set this week's table. Not only did he bring all of the tablescaping "supplies," he gave me a day filled with laughter, fun and "tales" of his dish addiction escapades over the years. I had a ball....and got a beautiful table.....
Trev started with an antique lace tablecloth (which has quite a history. It was made from curtains found in the Sumner and Amelia Carson's Victorian mansion. They were part of  a wealthy, local lumber family whose grand home was disgracefully torn down to build a more modern building - thus the over 100 year old curtains were sold at auction.)   

Trev layered the lace cloth on top of a plain white tablecloth

The gorgeous dinner plates are by Franconia-Krautheim (only a pattern number available: FR97)

The sterling silver flatware is "Grand Colonial" by Wallace Silver Company. (This is same pattern that Trev generously  gave to Pat and me a few years back.)

The heavy chargers are from Gumps of San Francisco - purchased over thirty years ago

There are a few stains but the tablecloth remains in pretty good shape

The salt cellars are by Lenox. Of course, Trev added a tiny "Grand Colonial" salt spoon.

The water goblet is "Lismore" by Waterford

Trev found the sterling silver Epergne at the Loleta Antique Show several years ago (the local antique show has dozens of vendors from all over the United States and is held once a year.)

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Lace Tablecloth - Handmade from lace curtains from the Sumner and Amelia Carson Mansion
Chargers - from Gumps of San Francisco years ago
Dinner Plates - "FR97" by Franconia-Krautheim from Empire Antiques and Furniture (a local store)
Water Goblets - "Lismore" by Waterford
Flatware - "Grand Colonial" by Wallace from Hollander's Jewelry Store (another local store) years ago
Sterling Silver Candle Holders - from Hollander's Jewelry Store over 40 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) 


  1. Wow! That is a stunning table. The deep red with gold of the Franconia-Krautheim set makes for a seriously beautiful and classy table. It would be perfect for a candlelight dinner party.

  2. Oh, what a beautiful table! I love that the lace curtains were repurposed so nicely. (I love lace, anyway!) And those plates are gorgeous, and set off perfectly by the chargers. Your cousin did a great job, and you got a good visit in the process - win, win!

  3. I love that the lace curtain became a tablecloth. Too bad about the home being torn down but it seems to be the way anymore. Those are lovely dishes. The centerpiece florals are perfect for this setting. Sounds like fun to have a dish soul mate like your cousin!

  4. Beautiful table!!! Love that your family "all suffers with this affliction"!!!