Schumann Wild Rose

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Remembering Esther Tablescape

Esther the Wonder Pig has passed away as reported to her legion of fans around the world this week. She was eleven years old and left countless hearts broken over the news. In her life, she brought joy and wisdom to her millions of followers on social media. She raised awareness of animal cruelty in the meat-eating industry and the health benefits of vegetarianism. Along with her Dads, she "authored several best selling books and appeared in several documentaries and films in Canada, the United States, and England. I was one of her biggest fans.
Pat set this week's table in memory of Esther

Flatware is "Musee" by Reed & Barton
The accent plate is one of four different animal designs from American Atelier's "Ol' McDonald" dinnerware
Pat used White and Lemongrass Fiesta(ware)

The charger is from the Maryland China Company

The goblets are an assortment of pink Depression glass

The simple arrangement of greenery is set off by candles and pigs
Where it came from:
Pink Linen Place Mats - by Sferra from our collection
White Charger - from the Maryland China Company years ago (but still available - mail order)
Dinnerware - White and Lemongrass Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's and Replacements,Ltd.
Accent Plates - "Ol' McDonald" by American Atelier from eBay and Replacements,Ltd.
Flatware - "Musee" by Reed & Barton from Horchow several years ago
Glassware and Candle Holders - assorted Depression glass from our collection
Napkins - Handmade by Pat to match the place mat
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 six or seven years ago
Pig Figurines - from Design Toscano five years ago

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

Esther's favorite snack was cupcakes.......

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Autumn Southwest Tablescape

Pat's daughter just returned from a conference in Arizona for women physicians and had some time to come over to the coast to visit her parents. While she was here, she stopped by to visit me and met her mother at my house. Naturally, we "engaged" her in some tablescaping. Since the hot, dry Southwest was still on her mind, the table reflects her time at the conference.
Taking color cues from the Southwest-style napkin, the dinnerware is various Fiesta(ware).

Pat's daughter started with a heavy, dark brown textured place mat to build the setting
Flatware is "Hammered Copper" by Hampton Forge 
The Fiesta(ware) colors are: White, Chocolate, Flamingo, and Turquoise

The rustic glassware is from Pier 1

Where it came from:
Brown Place Mats - from a small, local boutique store that is no longer in business
Dinnerware - assorted Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from various places (Kohl's, Macy's and Replacements,Ltd.)
Flatware - "Hammered Copper" by Hampton Forge from Horchow's several years ago
Glassware - Pressed Glass from Pier 1 many years ago
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Copper Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 five or six years ago
Traditional Mexican Pottery - from our collection

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Autumn Sunflower Tablescape

Autumn is not my favorite season - as I have said before - but I don't generally pick the theme or color palette for the weekly table. It is, however, one of Pat's favorites so here we go with another Fall color scheme of rusts, golds, browns, and greens on a hearty, casual table set for dinner.

Silverware is "Sophia" by Argent from the late, great Tuesday Morning
Green glassware is from the Dollar Tree
Pat's husband made the large, rustic flower box for us a few years ago
Where It Came From:
Plaid Place Mat - from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Sage Wooden Charger - from Pier 1 seven or eight years ago
Dinnerware - "Sunflower Blooms" from Pier 1 eight years ago
Bread and Butter Plate - "Chocolate" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements,Ltd.
Glassware - from the Dollar Tree years ago but still available
Flatware - "Sophia" by Argent from Tuesday Morning many years ago
Napkins - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond six or seven years ago
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 ten years ago
Candles, Candle Holders and Silk Flowers - Michael's 

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Queen's Quintessential Game Tablescape

October marks the opening of Duck Season (as a vegan, I will refrain from my usual tirade about the senseless and highly unnecessary killing of a living creature for "fun" - please don't give me the "argument" about food for the table - most of the time the animal is blown apart but that's another story for another time.) My meat-eating sister Pat wanted to mark the occasion - the opening of duck season, that is, - by featuring her set of Queen's "Quintessential Game" dinnerware for this week's blog. 
Must admit - I do love the table but not the theme....oops. I feel another vegan diatribe coming on...better stop now. My apologies.

Flatware is Italian "Brown Roma" by Domus & Design

The first charger is a "Paprika" Fiesta(ware) Chop plate 
We bought these ornate chargers from Pier 1 nine or ten years ago
Glassware is "Brown Clarion" by Lenox

Where it came from:
Sage Green Place Mats and Napkin - From Bed, Bath, and Beyond many years ago
Wooden Charger - From Pier 1 about ten years ago
Second Charger and Matching Bread and Butter Plate - Paprika "Fiesta(ware)" Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements,Ltd. (The Bread and Butter plate is actually an appetizer plate. Much to my dismay, Homer Laughlin discontinued making bread and butter plates several years ago.)
Dinnerware - "Quintessential Game" [Mallard] by Queen's from Tuesday Morning eight years ago
Glassware - "Clarion Brown" (1977-1983) by Lenox from a local store long out of business
Flatware -  "Brown Roma" by Domus and Design from Horchow five or more years ago
Gold Rock Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 many years ago
Centerpiece Bowl - Paprika "Fiesta(ware) Vegetable Bowl by Homer Laughlin from TJMaxx years ago
Candles and Candle Holders - from Michael's 
Ceramic Duck - from our collection

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