Schumann Wild Rose

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

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Oktoberfest Tablescape

October 17, 1810 was the date of the first Oktoberfest ever held. Originally to celebrate a wedding and enjoying it so much, the community continued to celebrate each year (with the exception of the time it was cancelled for the Napoleonic War) thru today. Currently, the Bavarian festival attracts over six million people from all around the world and continues to grow even though it can be a bit pricey. The average price for a litter (a little over four cups) of beer - the customary size serving - is around $13-$15. Most attendees drink many, many liters.....

Pat set this week's table using the colors of the German flag and not the time-honored blue and white colors of Oktoberfest. She featured German-made Waechtersbach dinnerware and lots of  traditional beer steins.
The colorful table "pops" with the traditional colors of the German flag

Flatware is sturdy "Pinch" by Mikasa

Pat started with three  weaved square place mats from Bed, Bath, and Beyond to build the place setting

Glassware is from the Dollar Tree

Where it came from:
Colorful Plastic Weave Place Mats - From Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago
Dinnerware - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from various places (Replacements,Ltd., eBay, Tuesday Morning, Antique stores)
Bread and Butter Plate - Black "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Replacements,Ltd.
Flatware - "Pinch" by Mikasa from Costco last month
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree years ago (but still available)
Red Napkin - from
Beer Steins - from my collection

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

The German Flag - Black, Red, and Gold(ish) Yellow

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Noritake Nanette Tablescape

This week's featured dinnerware is another beautiful vintage pattern that Pat found at a yard sale several years ago. It is Noritake "Nanette" - the cream colored porcelain has elegant urns, flowers, and scrolls on the edge. When I first saw Pat's "haul," I couldn't believe anyone would sell this lovely set of china at a rummage sale - much less asking $30.00 for the set. It had nearly twelve complete place settings and all kinds of extra  pieces including my beloved cream soups. Well, we treasure it.....

Pat gave in to her younger sister with my weird taste and used the "snazzy" napkin rings that I chose and she hates....
The china is really gorgeous - the picture does not do it justice.

The green glass charger is from our much missed Pier 1 several years ago
Glassware is "Fedora" by Spiegelau

Pat made two small arrangements of silk roses in the gravy boats
Where it came from:
Ecru colored Lace Place Mats - from Lentz Department store (a local store long out of business) years ago
Green Glass Charger - from Pier 1 seven or eight years ago
Dinnerware - "Nanette" by Noritake from a yard sale
Glassware - "Fedora" by Spiegelau from Replacements, Ltd. 
Gold Flatware - Pattern unknown from eBay years ago
Green Hemstitched Napkins and Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 years ago
Chiffon Napkin Overlay - a gift to me from Pat many, many years ago

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Mikasa Silk Flowers Luncheon Tablescape

Nearly ten years ago, Pat and I were out "thrifting" and found this week's highlighted set of dishes at the Cancer Society's Discovery Thrift Shop. They were $10.80 (with tax) and then discounted since it was "Senior Day." Not bad for an entire set of dinnerware plus several extra pieces. The plan at that time was to buy them, use them, and then donate them back to the thrift store. Well, Pat bought them, used them but never brought them fault, I admit. I actually fell in love with the pattern and the quality of the dishes and the fact that they really look good on the table. So this week's table once again features our cheap dishes with thrifted Fiesta(ware) accents in a luncheon setting.

Flatware is "Addison" by Mikasa. It's sleek, shiny and  feels really good in your hand 

Glassware is "Sensa" by Schott Zwiesel from our much missed local Pier 1

Pat placed a matching Mikasa tea pot and sugar/creamer on a small "Rose" Fiesta(ware" pizza tray. She used a Fiesta(ware) coffee pot at the other end of the table (since our ten dollar bargin did not include a matching coffee pot.

Where it came from:
Hemstitched Place Mats and Matching Napkins - from Tuesday Morning five or six years ago
Dinnerware - Mikasa "Silk Flowers" from the Discovery Thrift Store nine or ten years ago
Bread and Butter Plate - "Rose" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements,Ltd.
Flatware - "Addison" by Mikasa from Costco two or three years ago
Glassware - "Sensa" by Schott Zwiesel from Pier 1 Imports four years ago
Various Pink Accents and Napkin Rings - "Rose" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from a local antique store going out of business (everything was at least half off)

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

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Cabana Parrott Tablescape

Pat chose a "no particular theme" theme this week and set the blog's table with a fun set of accent plates from Pier 1 that we bought seven or eight years ago. The pattern is "Cabana" and features a multi-colored embossed parrott on a ceramic plate with a bamboo edge. She paired it with Juliska's "Classic Bamboo" dinner plates and her signature double chargers. It makes for a colorful and fun tablescape.

Flatware is "Bamboo" by Cambridge

I love the simplicity of the dinner plate - it complements and enhances many different accent plates.
The first charger is a "Lapis" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin
The over-sized second charger is "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach

Simple colorful glassware from the Dollar Tree adds more color.

Where it came from:
Leaf Place Mat - from Pier 1 several years ago
Charger - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Replacements,Ltd.
Second Charger and matching Bread/Butter Plate - "Lapis" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements,Ltd.
Dinner Plate - "Classic Bamboo" by Juliska Ceramics from our collection
Accent/Salad Plate - "Cabana" from Pier 1 seven or eight years ago
Flatware - "Bamboo" by Cambridge from Amazon nine or ten years ago
Blue Goblets - from the Dollar Tree several years ago
Bamboo Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 six or seven years ago
Wooden Candle Sticks and Candles - from Michael's several years ago

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