Schumann Wild Rose

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

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Nostalgic After-Christmas Breakfast Table

Pat was on quite a nostalgic kick when she chose this week's tableware - "Picnic" by Franciscan, the oversized, mid-century modernistic looking stoneware made in California until the parent company was sold in the 1970's. Famous for its Desert Rose, Apple, and Ivy patterns, these patterns continued to be produced long after the pottery company left California. We started to collect "Picnic" after I was given a plate with wonderful cookies on it for Christmas several years ago by a fellow employee. (The pattern was her Mother's and as it happened, the young "modern" woman did not like it....Needless to say, I wound up with quite a collection after I told her that I like the style. She knew I would take loving care of it and I have treasured it.)
Definitely not everyone's taste, but it does make you smile

Pat used plastic handled Cambridge lime flatware to add more color

The plate that started it all.....

The futuristic looking water goblet is really neat to look at but weighs a ton when filled

I love the salt and pepper set
Where it came from:
Marigold Colored Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Dinnerware - "Picnic" by Franciscan Ceramics gifted and other pieces bought at Replacements,
Gold Hemstitch Napkins - from Pier 1 five or six years ago
Lemongrass green Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Beaded Butterfly Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 years ago
Flatware - Pattern unknown by Cambridge from Ross

We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday:

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Rustic Gray and Tan Christmas Tablescape

Christmas is almost here. It doesn't seem possible that this year is nearly at an end - it went way too fast. Pat decided to set one more Christmas-themed table before we close out this year. This time she used her set of gray raised rim stoneware that she bought at Pier 1 four or five years ago along with chargers she found at World Market while visiting her daughter one year. 

Flatware is "Pendulum" by Robert Welch

The mango wood chargers have a gray tone running throughout the wood

Pat turned candle ornamentation into napkin rings - she took Christmas candles purchased after season several years ago and wrapped the attached decoration using some of the raffia to a black napkin ring.

Where it came from:
Gray textured Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning four years ago
Mango Wood Chargers - from World Market seven or eight years ago
Flatware - "Pendulum" satin finish by Robert Welch from Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago
Frosted Textured Glassware - Pattern unknown from Pier 1 years ago
Tan Textured Napkin - by Food Network from Kohl's five or six years ago
Gray Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Gray and Tan Reindeer - from Pier 1 four years ago
Greenery and Santa - from Michael's

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

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Crystal and White Christmas Tablescape

Since we rarely have snow in our area at anytime, a white Christmas is pretty extraordinary, but Pat made up for that with this week's white, crystal and silver tablescape. She used an older mid-century discontinued pattern, "Midnight Rose" by Flintridge China Company, and added Cristal D'Arques' "Lady Diamond" glassware to make a showy and glitzy white table.
Pat started with a glitzy silver runner and crystal-like garland surrounding Santa and white trees.

A white napkin with a silver overlay is held by a silver and pearl napkin ring
The dinnerware is unique - it was one of the first patterns to have a platinum trim

The silver and glass chargers sit on mirrored rounds
Pat added the extra tall textured trumpet goblet for more shine
Flatware is sleek "Sculpt" stainless steel by Lenox

White fur on Santa's coat is trimmed in crystals
Where it came from:
Mirror Rounds Place Mats - from Michael's
Glass Chargers - from five or six years ago
Dinnerware - "Midnight Rose" by Flintridge from Pat's collection
Glassware - "Lady Diamond" by Cristal D'Arques from Ross and Replacements,
Textured Trumpet Champagne Goblet - pattern unknown from Pat
Flatware - "Sculpt" by Lenox from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Napkin Ring - from Pier 1 years ago
Silver Napkin Overlays - Handmade by Pat
White Napkin and matching Tablecloth - from (still available)
Silver Lame Table Runner - from Pat
Silver and White Santa and Trees - from Michael's seven or eight years ago
Crystal-like Garland - from Michael's several years ago
Candle Holders - "Lady Diamond" by Cristal D'Arques from Tuesday Morning several years ago

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

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Pink Flamingo Christmas

What could be further from most people's idea of a typical Christmas tablescape than a Pink Flamingo Christmas table decked out with a surfing Santa dressed in flipflops. Hawaiian-style shirt, and straw hat? That's exactly what Pat set this week. 

Flatware is "Flamingo" by Towle Living from Tuesday Morning
Pat found these very bright accent plates at a yard sale years ago
The dinner plate and matching bread and butter plate are "Flamingo" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin
The glass chargers are "Color Moods" by Cristal D'Arques-Durand

The centerpiece display sits on white sand - beach balls and colorful presents surround Santa

Where it came from:
Round Place Mats - from Pier 1 eight or nine years ago
Apple Green Glass Chargers - "Color Moods" by Cristal D'Arques-Durand from Replacements years ago
Dinner Plate and Matching Bread/Butter Plate - "Flamingo" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's ten years ago
Flamingo Accent Plate - by Sakura from Pat's find while thrifting years ago
Flatware - "Flamingo" by Towle Living from Tuesday Morning six or seven years ago
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree
Pink and Apple Green Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Pink Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 three years ago
Santa, Beach Balls and Sand - from Michael's 

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