Schumann Wild Rose

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

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Actually Anytime Autumn Tablescape

Pat's daughter, Jennifer, was here this weekend and we spent one entire day playing with dishes. I had a huge  basket full of different napkins, stacks of assorted plates, all kinds of flatware, and napkins rings all over the place just waiting to be used as "inspiration" for the day. And did we ever use them! It was great fun.

Here in Humboldt County, our Autumn is usually unbearably hot - and, lately, with record breaking high temperatures. We don't have the traditional beautiful "color changes" that some parts of the country have since we have lots of Redwoods and Douglas Fir which stay green all year. So, when we found these really inexpensive napkins at two years ago, we never planned to use  them for only one season.  

The purple crackle glassware is from Pier 1 several years ago

These very inexpensive plates were on the "reduced" shelf at our local supermarket several years ago. We bought them and the matching 12 dinner plates for less than $8.00.
The dinner plate is discontinued "Heather" Fiesta(ware) [2006-2008] by Homer Laughlin. Unfortunately, we do not own a matching bread and butter plate in this color so Jennifer used a "Mulberry" [active pattern introduced in 2018] appetizer plate
The charger is a "White" Fiesta(ware) chop plate (yes, I know, it looks gray but, once again, it is overcast and dark outside)
Flatware is "Queensgate" by J. A. Henckels
Closeup of the "inspiration" napkin

Jennifer "robbed" my beans and lentil supply for the centerpiece

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Round Wicker Place Mat - from Pier 1 several years ago
Orange Accent Plate - inexpensive earthenware found at our local grocery store years ago
Other Dinnerware - Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from, Macy's, and Kohl's
Flatware - "Queensgate" by J. A. Henckels from Costco two years ago
Glassware - "Purple Crackle" from Pier 1 many years ago
Napkin - "Autumn Chef" from two years ago
Assorted Centerpiece Jars - from Michael's and Ross

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


  1. Other than the name of your napkin, I would not think of this as autumn anyway. Very nice color combination for any time of the year, especially in the summer when grilling outside!

  2. What a fun napkin to base the tablescape on, and how wonderful to spend the day playing with tables. I like the grater filled with kitchen utensils as well as the centerpiece jars.