Schumann Wild Rose

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Saying Goodbye to Fiesta Cobalt 86 and Shamrock

For the last week of "Fiesta(ware) January," Pat set the table using the most recently retired Fiesta colors: Cobalt 86 and Shamrock. It's a bit sad to say "Goodbye" to such bright, fun colors but we look forward to seeing the newest color "Peony" in stores this Summer.

Flatware is "Image" by Spode
Pat made the napkins in colors to coordinate with the Fiesta(ware)
The charger is "Espana Cobalt" by Tabletops Unlimited" - Pat found them while out thrifting for a dollar each.
Glassware is from the Dollar Tree

Pat wanted a simple but colorful centerpiece to show off the place setting - it's a mix of assorted fresh and silk flowers and 14" tapers in the iconic, hard to find Fiesta pyramid candleholders.

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Blue Charger - "Espana Cobalt" by Tabletops Unlimited from the Cancer Society's Discovery Thrift Shop several years ago
Dinnerware - "Shamrock" and "Cobalt 86" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's and
Flatware - "Image" by Spode from Tuesday Morning seven years ago
Napkins - Handmade by Pat to match the tableware
Stainless Steel Napkin Ring - from Pier 1 several years ago
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree (still available most of the time)
14" Tapers - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local kitchen a giftware store)
Candle Holders - Tripod/Pyramid Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from eBay

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

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Looking Forward to Spring Fiesta(ware) Tablescape

As we continue our month long celebration of the release of the new Fiesta(ware) color for 2022, Pat wanted a little brighter look for our third Fiesta(ware) tablescape this month.  As you know, Fiesta dinnerware colors blend well with each other. You can design many totally unique tablescapes if you have two or more colors to work with. One of Pat's favorite Fiesta color combinations is Turquoise and Lemongrass. It sounds a bit odd but it makes a striking and fun place setting.
Although we have had heavy rains, devastating winds, and unlikely snow storms, Pat still has daffodils blooming in her yard in the middle of January. While these flowers on the table are silk, she has beautiful colorful blooms throughout her yard.

Flatware is satin "Vault" stainless steel by Gourmet Settings

The tumbler is from Pier 1 many years ago

One last look

Where it came from:
Lime Place Mats - from Bed, Bath and Beyond several years ago
White "Lace" Charger - from Maryland China Company (mail order) currently available
Dinnerware - White, Turquoise, and Lemongrass Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's, and
Flatware - "Vault" by Gourmet Settings from Costco years ago
Glassware - from Pier 1 nine or ten years ago
Lime Napkins - Handmade by Pat to match the dinnerware
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 six or seven years ago
Vintage Milk Glass Candle Holders - from our collection
Lime Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local kitchen and gift shop) 

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

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Formal and Fun Fiesta(ware) Tablescape

The Homer Laughlin Company announced the new Fiesta(ware) color this week - it's called "Peony" and is described as "a soft shade of blush." It will be available in June. Pat will just have to wait....

So, this is our second week of tables featuring Fiesta(ware) in celebration of the new color. Pat decided on a bit more formal style with a touch of whimsy. Once again, it shows how versatile Fiesta can be.

Oversized black flatware is by Jankng. We found it on eBay several years ago
The accent plates are from Restoration Hardware
The stack includes: "Scarlett," "Black," and "White" Fiesta(ware)
Glassware is "Midnight Black" by Artland

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Tablecloth and Black Napkins - from (our favorite site for inexpensive table and party supplies)
Dinnerware - Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's, Fiesta Direct, and
Accent Plates - "The New Yorker" from/by Restoration Hardware
Flatware - Pattern name unknown by Jankng from eBay
Glassware - "Midnight Jet" by Artland Glass from Target and
Black Candle Holders - from Michael's two or three years ago

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

Just fun stuff [these are actually listed as cheese plates]:

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Celebrating Fiesta(ware) in January

For those Fiesta(ware) fans, set your calendars for January 11, 2022. That is the date that the new 2022 color will be announced. Every year, there is always a lot of buzz about what the new color will be and what colors are being discontinued. Well, the Homer Laughlin Company has already discontinued the two colors as of October 31, 2021:  Cobalt [1986-2021] and Shamrock [2002-2021]. So, we are waiting - albeit very impatiently - for the announcement of this year's color which, sadly, won't be available until later in the Summer.

To celebrate, Pat has decided to set the table all this month featuring Fiesta(ware) - either alone or in combination with other dish patterns. The colors combine so well with each other making it easy to blend with all kinds of dishes.
Any table set with Fiesta(ware) is a treat for the eyes - lots and lots of color

The handmade place mats were the color inspiration
Flatware is Sage "Sofia" by Hampton Forge

The colors are (from top to bottom): Sage, Periwinkle, Lapis, and White. They sit on a deep rust charger.

Glassware is "Diamond Point" by the Indiana Glass Company
Pat kept the centerpiece simple since the place setting was so colorful.

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Floral Place Mats - Hand made by Pat
Charger - Inexpensive plastic charger thrifted spray painted in coordinating Rust colored plastic adhesive spray paint (Fusion)
Dinnerware - all Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin and still available
Flatware - Sage "Sofia" by Hampton Forge from Tuesday Morning years ago
Glassware - "Diamond Point" by Indiana Glass Company from eBay and
Napkins - from (a really neat site for inexpensive table linen and wedding supplies)
Lanterns - from Pier 1 three or four years ago
Large White Pitcher - from Target years ago

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