Schumann Wild Rose

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Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Pink and Pearl Formal Christmas Tablescape

Pat set this week's table using a color that is not often associated with Christmas - pale pink - and accented it with pearls. The inspiration for the table was our Karen Didion "Rose" Santa with his fur and pearl trimmed pink coat. Dinnerware is Mikasa "La Rose" and  Mikasa Rose "Color Spectrum" chargers.

"La Rose" fine china has delicate pink roses on a gray, pink, and gold band around the plate. These were a gift from Pat's daughter several years ago.

The flatware is "Plantation" by Oneida - from our Mother years ago
Every time we use these goblets, I think of our great-niece. They are one of her favorites.
Pearl napkin rings are from Pier 1 years ago

The detail on Santa is incredible

Where it came from:
Round Place Mat Mirrors - from Michael's several years ago
Dinnerware - "La Rose" by Mikasa (1987-1998) a gift from Pat's daughter
Flatware - "Plantation" by Oneida from our Mother
Glassware - "Esprit" by Princess House 
Pale Pink Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Chiffon Overlay Napkins - a gift from Pat
Pearl Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 many years ago
Centerpiece Pearl Garland - from our collection
Snow Covered Tree - from Ace Hardware two years ago
Rose Pearl Santa - by Karen Didion from Wayfair this year
Pink Gift Boxes - from Amazon

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

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Lots of Presents Christmas Tablescape

This week's Christmas tablescape features Pier 1's "Winter Wonders" dinnerplate in a simple fun setting with lots of Christmas presents as the centerpiece attraction.

Flatware is Kate Spade's "All in Good Taste."

We found these fun place mats at Tuesday Morning years ago
The Santa face napkin rings are part of our Mother's collection - she had the "tablescape/dish disease" long before us and taught us well.

Thank goodness for Aleene's Boxmaker craft tool that I bought years ago.......all you need is card stock and lots of time on your hands.
Where it came from:
Christmas Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning years ago
Dinner Plates - "Winter Wonders" from Pier 1 three years ago
Bread and Butter Plate - Black Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacement,Ltd.
Flatware - "All in Good Taste" by Kate Spade from Wayfair
Glassware - Pattern Unknown but purchased locally at a kitchen and giftware boutique years ago
Red Hemstitched Napkins - from Pier 1 years ago
Santa Napkin Rings - from our Mother's collection
Santa Centerpiece - from our collection 
Small Tree, Ornaments and Red Candles - from Michael's
Glass Candle Holders - from TJMaxx five or six years ago

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Winter Woodland Tablescape

Pat's Christmas theme this week is "Woodland" and what could be better than using her set of "Winter Cabin" by St, Nicolas Square with its embossed deer and pinecones? It is extremely heavy and not very practical earthenware to use everyday, but it looks great set on a Christmas table.

Neat to look at but hard to use and wash up, the extremely heavy square dishes chip easily too.

Now, the glassware is another story - forty years old and used for everyday for years, surviving countless earthquakes and family meals, "Clarion" glasses are a long lasting "miracle." 
Pat used wooden-like Santa ornaments for napkin rings

Where it came from:
Twig Place Mats - from Pier 1 years ago
Dinnerware - "Wood Cabin" by St. Nicolas Square from Kohl's ten or eleven years ago
Flatware - "Woodland" stainless by Cambridge from Tuesday Morning years ago
Glassware - Brown "Clarion" by Lenox from a local wedding and dinnerware shop forty years ago
Napkins - from Pier 1 six or seven years ago
Napkin Rings - Christmas ornaments from Kohl's years ago
Wooden Reindeer Centerpiece - a gift from Pat
Woodland Santa and Greenery - from Michael's several years ago

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

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Royal Doulton Baronet Christmas Tablescape

This week's table is suitable not only for Christmas but, by changing the centerpiece, for a more formal dinner anytime of the year. Pat used one of her favorite patterns - Royal Doulton's "Baronet" - for the dinnerware and paired it with Artland's "Midnight Red" glassware and San Remo "Rouge" stainless flatware by Hampton Silversmiths.

The deep red handles of  the "San Remo Rouge" flatware perfectly match the Carmine red charger
Pat used a simple rolled black napkin held by a chunky gold napkin ring from Pier 1

Pat chose a Santa with a deep red and gold costume to coordinate with the table color theme

Where it came from:
Formal White Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago
Extra Large Carmine Red Lacquer Chargers - from Costco years ago
Black Charger - "Indigo Black" Color Spectrum by Mikasa from Replacements,Ltd.
Dinnerware - "Baronet" by Royal Doulton from out collection
Flatware - "San Remo Rouge" by Hampton Silversmiths from Tuesday Morning nine or ten years ago
Glassware - Midnight Rouge" by Artland Glass Company from Replacements,Ltd.
Gold Chain Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 years ago
Black Napkins - from (always available)
Tree, Ornaments, Garland and Candle Holders - from Michael's 
Deep Red (Carmine Red) Santa - from our collection
Deep Red Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local kitchen items and gift boutique)

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