Schumann Wild Rose

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Monkey Business Tablescape

Fun is the inspiration for this week's table - both Pat and I needed something to brighten up the day and this table definitely does that. The accent plate is called "Monkey" by American Atelier and was purchased years ago at an animal rescue thrift store.

Flatware is "Iron Brown" by Noritake - it was my everyday flatware for years

Pat's favorite "go-to" dinnerware because of the huge selection of colors available - "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin. This is a "Shamrock" luncheon plate.
This is an "Ivory" dinner plate
The wooden-like charger is from Pier 1 years ago

We bought these amber goblets years ago at Pier 1
Pat kept the centerpiece simple - just an assortment of fruits to add color
One last look

Where it came from:
Leaf Place Mat - from Pier 1 years ago
Wooden Charger - also from Pier 1 years ago
Dinner and Bread/Butter Plate - Ivory "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.Ltd. and eBay
Luncheon Plate - Shamrock "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Replacements, Ltd.
Accent Plates - "Monkey" by American Atelier from TailWaggers (a local thrift store that supports a no-kill animal rescue shelter)
Flatware - "Iron Brown"  by Noritake from a local store long out of business
Glassware - from Pier 1 six or seven years ago
Wooden Candle Holders - from Michael's three or four years ago

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Another Winter Storm Post

Enough already! Two earthquakes ( one 6.4 and the "small" one 5.4), three "atmospheric river" storms that brought torrential rains for days on end, "bomb cyclones," massive flooding, huge landslides, major road closures, toppled giant redwoods, extensive power outages, and still in some areas, no access to safe drinking water not to mention the death and destruction that came with all of it. Can we get a break? The rain has stopped in the southern part of the state. It's our turn next....

Stop complaining. As Pat says, at least we have a roof over our heads (even though hers has a hole in it now and is on the waiting list to be replaced along with her driveway, and repairs to her water mains and to the damage to her new car...)  My sister - always the optimist. On to this week's table:

Sleek, Italian flatware is "Oblique" by Brandani
Pat took her color inspiration for the dinnerware from this great plaid napkin from Pier 1
"Fiesta(ware)" colors include: Claret, Sage, and Ivory.

Water and wine goblets are "Diamond Point" by Indiana Glass Company

One last look

Where it came from:
Sisal Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning three or four years ago
Dinnerware- "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's, and Replacements,Ltd.
Flatware -"Oblique" by Brandani from TJMaxx last year
Glassware - "Diamond Point" by Indiana Glass Company from a local charity store years ago and from Replacements.Ltd.
Napkins - from Pier 1 two or three years ago
Napkin Rings - from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Wooden Candle Holders - from Michael's four or five years ago

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

Happy 76th Birthday, Pat. May it be uneventful and boring. Enjoy your newly replaced toilet and everything else you have had to replace. You keep me grounded.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Adelaide Turquoise and Black Tablescape

This week's table was inspired by a fallen shelf due to the earthquake and what wasn't broken on it. While Pat was helping me clear depris from a cupboard (adjustable shelves slid down when the support pegs slipped out of their holes smashing the dishes underneath in a sandwich effect), she decided to use what dishes she could instead of trying to find somewhere to put them.

Flatware is "Kaya Black" by Jankng
We've had the black square dinnerware for years. I started to buy is at Cost Plus which turned into World Market. Needless to say, it is still available.

One more look 

Where is came from:
Pale Blue Hemstitch Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning years ago
Turquoise Dinnerware - "AdelaideTurquoise" by 222 Fifth from Ross years ago
Black Dinnerware - "Trilogy" from World Market years ago
Flatware -"Kaya Black" by Jankng from eBay 
Black Goblets - from a local fund raising rummage sale years ago
Champagne Goblet - "Bubbles Galore" by Maxwell & Williams from Tuesday Morning years ago
Candle Holders - from Pier 1 eight or nine years ago

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

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Beating Back the Winter Blues Tablescape

Although the table this week is not a typical Winter's tablescape, looking at it sure helps fight back some of the January depression. What is termed "an atmospheric river" is slamming into California right now -  heavy rain, strong winds, and severe flood warnings throughout the state along with landslides, impassible roads and  hazardous surf warnings. To make matters worse, those houses that have been "yellow tag" due to the earthquake (livable but lots of damage) may not survive the damaging winds and storm. 

Well, while I still have power, I am going to post this week's table. 
I am not a big fan of Fiestaware, but this bright "Daffodil" does make me smile. I need that right now.

Flatware is satin finish "Vault" by Gourmet Settings

My favorite goblet that we own - "Rio" by Dansk. Yes, I know, it's a bit "bold"

Where is came from:
Place Mats - from Bed, Bath and Beyond last year
Gray Dinnerware - from Pier 1 a few years ago
Luncheon and Bread/Butter Plate - Daffodil "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Macy's and
Flatware - "Vault" by Gourmet Settings from Costco years ago
Yellow Goblet - "Rio" by Dansk from
Gray Napkins - from two years ago

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

Better Late Than Never New Years Tablescape

Sorry this post is a bit late but "things" have been happening. With two major earthquakes within one week (one 6.4 and another one 5.4 and over 200 aftershock.) dozens of homes red-lined and deemed unsafe, days of power outages and no water, major rainstorms with massive flooding, and a very scary personal health event, once again life in rural coastal California is never dull.

Pat managed to set a table for the blog timely while sorting through two major destructive quakes, with no water, no power, no heat, dozen of garbage bags of destroyed family treasures and spending nine hours in the emergency room with me. I don't know how she does it.
I apologize for the weird wording and spelling - leftovers from my medical situation - but I wanted to post the table because I loved it.

Flatware is Black "San Remo" by Hampton Forge

We found the dinnerware at Pier 1 several years ago 
Pat used two chargers to make a bigger impact

Glassware is "Midnight Black" by Artland Glass Co.

One last look from the other end.

Where it came from:
Metallic Silver Charger - from Tuesday Morning years ago
Black Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from Replacements,ltd. and eBay
Dinnerware - from Pier 1 years ago
Flatware - "San Remo Black" from Horchow many years ago
Glassware - "Midnight Black" by Artland from Target years ago

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