Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Pembroke and Pink Tablescape

Like most of our dinnerware collections, our pattern of Aynsley "Pembroke" was acquired piece by piece. We found it on eBay, at antique stores, consignment shops, - you name it, Pat and I scoured our community and surrounding areas looking to own eight complete place settings. (I loved the pattern never seeing it in person - always in pictures, but when we finally saw it in a cupboard of a dear friend, my heart nearly burst! I had to have it.)

The napkin consists of a single white polyester napkin wrapped inside a pale pink chiffon overlay held together by a pink and silver glass beaded napkin ring from Pier 1

Flatware is "Byzantine" by Yamazaki

The soft pink chargers match the dinnerware perfectly - once again, Pat's sweet husband spray painted eight inexpensive plastic chargers with plastic adhesive spray paint (after roughing them a bit with some sandpaper)

Since the table was designed for a Lady's luncheon, the centerpiece was kept simple - Pat used a strawberry basket that will be filled with fresh strawberries and two bud vases holding pale pink roses
The large shell shaped bowl was used to serve fresh blueberries

Pat likes to use pieces of the dinnerware in different ways - here she used the cigarette holder to hold imitation sugar

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Lace Place Mats - from Lentz Department Store (a local store now out of business)
Pink Chargers - Inexpensive lacquer chargers spray painted with plastic adhesive spray paint
Dinnerware - "Pembroke" by Aynsley from various places
Flatware - "Byzantine" by Yamazaki from Horchow three years ago
Glassware - "Fedora" by Spiegelau from
Candle Holders - from Tuesday Morning three or four years ago
Pink Napkin Overlays - from eBay years ago
Pink Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 last year

This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: 


  1. I love the Pembroke Pattern - So glad you featured it in your blog.

  2. I loved your creativity with the napkins and the chargers!