Schumann Wild Rose

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Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Combining Children's Book Day and Easter Tablescape

April 2nd is International Children's Book Day - a day set aside to inspire a love of reading in children and to call attention to the wealth and types of children's literature available. Since Easter falls on the following Sunday, Pat couldn't help but combine the two celebrations into one tablescape. 
Not your classic or traditional Easter colors......but very typical for Pat. 

Flatware is satin "Meridian" by Cambridge

Pat bought several sets of these accent plates a few years ago for a Christmas party she gave for her husband's Lions Club (a service organization that provides eye exams and glasses for those in need.) They are perfect for this week's theme.
"Peacock" Fiesta(ware) was introduced in 2005 and discontinued in 2014.
Fiesta(ware) "Paprika" was introduced in 2010 and discontinued in 2017. 
Pat found the antique gold chargers at Tuesday Morning four or five years ago

Glassware is "Espresso" by Lenox

Lots of popular middle-grade books here - nice to see that even well known authors (like James Patterson) have written series of books for younger people. My favorite in this stack are the "Enola Holmes" mysteries about Sherlock's much younger and very independent sister. 
Love this little guy - his peacock colored jacket was the inspiration for the color of the dinner plate

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Beige Tablecloth and Matching Napkins - from last year
Antique Gold Chargers - from Tuesday Morning four or five years ago
Charger (Chop Plate) and Matching Bread/Butter Plate - "Paprika" (2010-2017) Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from
Dinner Plate - "Peacock" (2005-2014) Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Accent Plates - "Easter Bunny" from Pier 1 three or four years ago
Flatware - Satin "Meridian" by Cambridge from Bed, Bath, and Beyond three years ago
Glassware - "Espresso" by Lenox a gift from Pat's daughter
Wooden Candle Holders - from Michael's several years ago
Candles - from Ross two years ago
Large Centerpiece Sisal Bunny - from Pier 1 two years ago
Glasses - left over from our "Harry Potter" tablescape [December 30, 2020]

Not exactly tablescaping stuff:
March is Middle Grade March 2021 for those who participate in the month long readathon on Booktube and Instagram to celebrate "the amazing category of books that many times we forget about as adults." It's so fun to be able to have an excuse to reread all of my favorite books as a child.  Of course, I have no excuse to the dozens of other middle grade books that I just bought.......

Check out Krista at Books and Jams [@BooksAndJams​] to learn all about it even though the event is almost over. 

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

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Peter Rabbit Easter Tablescape

It's time for an Easter table and what could be better and more fun than a Peter Rabbit theme? Pat bought a cute set of dishes a while back and wanted to finally use them.
Colorful chargers and matching bread and butter plates are tied together with a white dinner plate and white glassware
The accent plates are from Pottery Barn Kids - the story of Peter Rabbit

Flatware is "Musee" by Reed & Barton
The dinner plate is "Racine" by Hutschenreuther produced from 1900 through 1986.

French glassware is by Portieux Vallerysthal

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning two or three years ago
Assorted Chargers and matching Bread/Butter Plates  - Fiesta(ware) Chop Plates by Homer Laughlin from and eBay
White Dinner Plates - "Racine" by Hutschenreuther  (1900-1986) from wherever we can find the pattern
Peter Rabbit Accent Plates - from Pat's collection (originally from Pottery Barn)
Flatware - "Musee" by Reed & Barton from Horchow a few years ago
Glassware - by Portieux Vallerysthal from eBay
Tan Napkins - from  two or three years ago (a site for inexpensive table and wedding supplies)
Candle Holders - from TJMaxx two years ago
Lime Green Candles - from Ross Dress for Less
Centerpiece Bunny and Mushrooms - from Pier 1 two or three years ago

This is a "Rose" Fiesta(ware) chop plate
This is a "Sea Mist" green Fiesta(ware) chop plate
This is a "Lapis" Fiesta(ware) chop plate
This is a "Claret" Fiesta(ware) chop plate

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

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Pretty and Pink Nostalgic Tablescape

Nostalgia struck this week as Pat was planning the table. We hauled out dinnerware (from some dark, long neglected corner of my garage) that Pat and I bought in 1993 for our niece's Bridal shower. It was an inexpensive set of glass dinnerware from Kmart - well more like many inexpensive sets - to use just for the luncheon. Since I rarely get rid of dishes, I still had it and in the same boxes that is was purchased in. So we thought it would be fun to use it one more time.....
Purchased in 1993, Arcoroc's "Canterbury" is still being produced today. 

Pat used a silver and glass charger to spotlight the place setting
Flatware is "Queensgate" stainless steel by J.A. Henckels
Pat made the pale pink napkins and used a glitzy silver beaded napkin ring

Pink glassware is "Royal Pierpont" by Noritake
The footed oval milk glass centerpiece bowl and Fostoria "Navarre" triple candleholders were found at a local antique store several years ago

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
White Place Mats - "Calvin Klein Home" from Tuesday Morning five or six years ago
Silver and Glass Chargers - from Pier 1 several years ago
Dinnerware - "Canterbury" by Arcoroc from Kmart nearly thirty years ago
Flatware - "Queensgate" by J.A. Henckels from Costco a few years ago
Pink Goblets - "Royal Pierpont" (1986-1996) by Noritake from
Light Pink Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 years ago
Milk Glass Centerpiece Oval Bowl - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Triple Glass Candle Holder - "Navarre" Clear 3-Light Candlestick by Fostoria from our collection
Silk Roses and Candles - from Michael's

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