Schumann Wild Rose

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

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Easter Is Around The Corner Tablescape

Before you know it, Easter will be here. It's time to set some fun Easter tables. This week's table is bright and full of color.
Orange and yellow.....a bright, sunny table perfect for Easter dinner.

Flatware is "Twist" by Gourmet Settings
The accent/salad plate is "Lilly" from Pier 1
We found these orange coupe dinner plates at our local grocery store. They were the perfect color.
One of my favorite chargers - this is actually a "Cremax Bordette" Depression glass sandwich plate by MacBeth-Evans Glass Company. At 12" across, it is just a little smaller than most chargers.

Another favorite, the yellow water goblet is "Rio" by Dansk and the orange tumbler is "Sorgente" by Bormioli-Rocco.

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
White Place Mats - by Calvin Klein from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Charger - "Cremax Bordette" Sandwich Plate by MacBeth-Evans Glass from Art & Old Things (a local antique store) several years ago
Orange Coupe Dinner Plate - from our local grocery store on the discount shelf five or six years ago
Bunny Accent Plate - "Lilly" from Pier 1 six years ago
Flatware - "Twist" by Gourmet Settings from TJMaxx seven or eight years ago
Yellow Goblet - "Rio" by Dansk from
Orange Tumbler - "Sorgente" by Bormioli Rocco from TJMaxx six years ago
Yellow Napkins and Bunny Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 over the years
Sisal Centerpiece Bunnies - from Michael's two or three years ago
Yellow Candles - from Ross years ago

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

No-Table Tablescape Week

Just a brief note to let you know that there will be no table this week, but if the good Lord is willing, we will be back next week. Let me explain......

I was selected for Jury Duty February 22nd - glad to do my part and fulfill my civic duty. The Judge assured us of a swift, fair, and safe trial. All precautions were in place. Masks were required and we were spaced so I did not try to "worm" my way out of a three to four week sensational and horrific trial. That's where the story should have ended. However, in the next two weeks, the County leaders in their infinite wisdom determined it was safe to remove mask mandates and any idea of separation/distance from one another was gone.

You know where this is going.....the day after we reached a decision (after being in a 8x12 foot room for four days of "lively" banter and deliberation) and were excused, I received a call from the County Human Resources coordinator letting me know that one of the jurors has COVID and I should have a test and quarantine myself for five days, then wear a mask the next five days. 

So here I sit waiting out my time. Of the twelve people on the jury, only three of us continued to wear our masks. Because it inconvenienced them and was uncomfortable, the others chose not to. Not one of them would budge on this. Thus, we must all wait because of it. Sorry, I do truly feel sorry for which ever juror has COVID, but I am upset that some people were not considerate enough of others to continue to wear a mask. Of course, being the oldest (I am 72), I was probably more invested in mask and space mandates than most of them. But we must all now pay the price. COVID is real. It is not over yet.

Anyway, have a great week. Kindest regards. Katie

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Springtime in Turquoise and Orange

After a very gloomy week (constant overcast skies - and no sign of rain or sunshine), Pat decided it was time to brighten up the mood and set an uplifting table. She chose very colorful dishes that we bought a few years ago from Pier 1 and paired them with coordinating apricot colored place mats. 
This was enough to help brighten the day - colorful napkins, lively dinnerware, and cheerful place mats
It's not often that Pat sets a table without a bread and butter plate

Flatware is "Butterfly" stainless steel by Godinger

Pat used simple glassware since the pattern on the plate was so "busy"
Simple greenery for the centerpiece does not compete with the colorful dinnerware
From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Apricot Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond three or four years ago
Dinnerware - "Danielle's Flower" from Pier 1 about five years ago
Flatware - "Butterfly" by Godinger from Horchow three years ago
Small Water Goblet - from the Dollar Tree (still available)
Wine Glass - "Entertain" from Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago
Rust Colored Napkins - from 
Orange Tapers - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local kitchen and gift store)

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Spode Delamere Bouquet and Mulberry Fiesta

It's hard to believe that it is almost Spring - don't get me wrong. I am happy to see it but this year seems to be going faster than ever. Maybe it is because I am getting old, or maybe because of all the things going on in the world. Either way, it is time for another weekly tablescaping blog. For this week's table, Pat used a favorite pattern of mine - Spode "Delamere Bouquet" - and mixed it with "Mulberry" Fiesta(ware).  

Flatware is "Sculpt" by Lenox

The charger is a "Mulberry" Fiesta(ware) chop plate

Glassware is purple crackle from Pier 1 several years ago

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Place Mat - "Calvin Klein Home" from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Dinnerware - "Delamere Bouquet" by Spode from eBay and
Charger and Luncheon Plate - "Mulberry" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from
Flatware - "Sculpt" by Lenox from Tuesday Morning a few years ago
Glassware - Purple Cracker from Pier 1 many years ago
Candle Holders - by Abingdon Potteries from our collection
Purple Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local kitchen and gift store)

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

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Wedgwood Edme Tablescape

For something different this week, Pat and her daughter set the table using a cream and black place mat for the inspiration. Wedgwood "Edme" was the natural choice for the dinnerware. Called a "true tableware icon," by Replacements, Ltd., this pattern was produced for over 100 years and remained very popular through out that time. It mixes well in casual as well as formal tables.
Pat used just a hint of color on the table - the Armani figurine holds small pink roses so she added small arrangements of roses on each end of the table to complement it

Flatware is Black "San Remo" by Hampton Forge

A set that we use a lot, the glassware is "Midnight Black" by Artland

From the other end of the table

Where it came from:
Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Charger - Black "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from
Dinnerware - "Edme" by Wedgwood from eBay,, and any antique store that we can find it
Flatware - Black "San Remo" by Hampton Forge from Horchow a few years ago
Glassware - "Midnight Black" by Artland from Target years ago
Black Napkin - from (a mail order company that sells inexpensive table and wedding supplies)
Silver Napkin Ring - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago
Candle Holders - from our Depression Glass collection
Figurine - by Armani from our Mother's collection

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