Schumann Wild Rose

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Meadow and Heather Tablescape

Talk about an odd but delightful combination! For this week's tablescape, Pat mixed Fiesta(ware) "Meadow" and Royal Doulton "Bell Heather." Her color inspiration was the floral pattern design on the plate.

Flatware is "Oriental Melody" stainless steel by Noritake

Pat used a "Meadow" Fiesta(ware) Chop plate for a charger

While many people (especially younger ones) are no longer using a cup and saucer on the table or for that matter, at all, we love them. What better way to linger after a good meal than with some coffee served in a beautiful cup and saucer?

The Pier 1 glassware was chosen because of the ridges on the "bowl" of the goblet- it matches the rim of the dinnerware

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
"Meadow" Dinnerware - Fiesta(ware) [active pattern from 2019] by Homer Laughlin from Macy's and
Other Dinnerware - "Bell Heather" [1942-1958] by Royal Doulton from eBay and
Flatware - "Oriental Melody" by Noritake from a dear friend
Glassware - from Pier 1 several years ago
Napkins - "Hemlock Green" from (an inexpensive site for all your linen needs)
Purple Tapers - from Carl Johnson Co. (a local general merchandise store that has a bit of everything)

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Summer Pink and Gray Tablescape

The inspiration for this week's tablescape came from the pink and gray plaid place mats that Pat and I recently found at our soon-to-close-forever Tuesday Morning (yes, we just lost Pier 1 in February and now Tuesday Morning in August. It's a sad day......)

Flatware is one of my very favorites - "Pure" by Gourmet Settings. 

Dinnerware is from Pier 1 last year - we literally took it from Pat's cupboard to use on this week's table since it goes so well with the place mat.

The charger is "Rose" Color Spectrum by Mikasa

Another favorite of my - Pat used "Rosaline" glassware by Cristal d'Arques-Durand

Like last week's table, Pat kept the centerpiece simple and only used this extra large bowl

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Pink and Gray Plaid Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning last week
Pink Charger - "Rose" Color Spectrum by Mikasa from and eBay
Gray Dinnerware - from Pier 1 last year
Pink Bread and Butter Plates - "Pearl Pink" by JC Penney from
Flatware - "Pure" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Glassware - "Rosaline Pink" by Cristal D'Arques-Durand from
Gray Hemstitch Napkins - from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Pink Brocade Napkins - from our collection
Silver Napkin Rings - Inexpensive PVC pipe cut into 1" rounds and spray painted with silver paint
Candle Holders - from our Depression Glass collection
Centerpiece Bowl - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)

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

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Summer Rose and Racine Tablescape

With the number of Covid-19 cases going up (instead of declining as we "open up") in our community, we are not sure how long we will be able to set tables, but for now, Pat came over and set another sweet table for the blog.

Flatware is "April" Silverplate by International Silver

Pat used Johnson Brothers "Rose Chintz" to add lots of color to the table

One of my very favorite vintage patterns - "Racine" by Hutschenreuther

We found these unusual sage green colored glass chargers at Pier 1 three or four years ago

Glassware is Marquis "Omega" by Waterford

Pat often uses a vase alone without flowers as the centerpiece if it is distinctive or uncommon. This vase measures 15" wide by 9" tall.

The small crystal vase is actually a vodka shooter repurposed - "Dublin" by Godinger

One last look
Where it came from:
Green Glass Charger - from Pier 1 three or four years ago
White Dinner and Bread/Butter Plate - "Racine" by Hutschenreuther (1900-1986)
Luncheon Plate, Bread/Butter Plate, and Small Vegetable Bowl - "Rose Chintz" by Johnson Brothers (1930-2003)
Glassware - Marquis "Omega" by Waterford (2000-2018)
Flatware - "April" Silverplate by International Silver Company
Small Crystal Flower Holder/Vase - "Dublin" Vodka Shooters by Godinger
Crystal Candle Holders - from our collection
Pink Centerpiece Vase - Pat purchased it two or three years ago from a local antique store

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