Schumann Wild Rose

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Updated Heinrich "Sepia" Tablescape

Pat decided to challenge herself this week by using a somewhat nondescript set of German porcelain dinnerware that we haven't used in years and update it to add more color and style. By adding mirror place mats and red accents, the table becomes vivid and lively. 






The off-white porcelain plate has gray flowers and is trimmed in gold
Pat used a Depression Glass dinner plate to add more detail

The Chinese Red Charger is an inexpensive plastic charger (you can always find them at thrift stores and yard sales) spray painted with plastic-adhesive spray paint to match the glassware and flatware
Glassware is "Midnight Rouge" by Artland

The glitzy napkin ring adds lots of needed sparkle to the place setting
An assortment of glittery balls adds more "glam"
Where it came from:
Rectangular Mirror Place Mats - from Michael's years ago
Dinnerware - "Sepia" by Heinrich from a local antique store years ago
Red Glass Dinner Plate - Depression glass by Anchor Hocking from our collection
Chinese Red Charger - Inexpensive plastic charger spray painted to match glassware
Flatware - Red "San Remo" by Hampton Silversmith from Tuesday Morning ten years ago
Glassware - "Midnight Rouge" by Artland from Replacements,Ltd.
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 ten years ago
Gray Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Centerpiece Gold and Red Balls - from Pier 1 six or seven years ago
Red Glass Candle Holders - from Ross several years ago

We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Totally Today Flamingo Tablescape

One of our favorite themes for tablescaping is "Pink Flamingo"  -  as you can tell by the number of flamingo tables that we have posted on the blog over the years. Pat thought it was time for another one....





This is my favorite flamingo-themed accent plate that we own. It's "Flamingo TT020" by Totally Today
Fortunately, we have a large assortment of Fiesta(ware) colors to "play" with when tablescaping. Pat used "Sage," "Chocolate," and "Rose" for this table


We found these goblets at Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago


Where it came from:
Palm Tree Place Mats - from Tuesday Morning years ago
Palm Tree Stainless Steel Flatware - "Palm Tree" by Cambridge from Tuesday Morning eight or nine years ago
Palm Tree Flatware - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond eleven years ago
Assorted Dinnerware - "Sage," "Chocolate," and "Rose" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's and Replacements,Ltd.
Accent Plate - "Flamingo (TT020)" by Totally Today from eBay and Replacements,Ltd.
Napkins - Handmade by Pat to match dinnerware
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 years ago

We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

International Children's Book Day and Easter Table

Once again, Pat decided to combine two table themes into one - International Children's Book Day (which falls on April 2nd) and Easter (March 31st). It's among her favorite tablescaping themes and one she had done in the past for the blog.
International Children's Book Day is celebrated in our family to inspire the younger children to read and be exposed to all kinds of books. It sets them on the path to life long love of reading.
The centerpiece Easter Baskets are filled with books and a few "expected" Easter treats

The accent plate is "Easter Bunny" from Pier 1. It comes in both a male and female bunny (especially appropriate since almost everyone in our family wears glasses.)
Flatware is "Laila" stainless steel by Cambridge

Pat used a Fiesta(ware) "Paprika" luncheon plate and "Sunflower" dinner plate  by Homer Laughlin

Scattered around the table and in the Easter Baskets are leftover Harry Potter glasses





Where it came from:
Green Turf Place Mats - from a roll purchased at Costco several years ago cut into squares
Dinner Plate - "Sunflower" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Luncheon Plate - "Paprika" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's
Accent Plates - "Easter Bunny" from Pier 1 several years ago
Bread and Butter Plate - "Paprika" Fiesta(ware) Appetizer Plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements,Ltd.
Flatware - "Laila" by Cambridge from Costco eight or nine years ago
Glassware - "Samba" by Libby from Ross years ago
Sisal Reading Bunny - from Pier 1  six or seven years ago
Easter Baskets - from Michael's 

We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Happy Easter Sofie Tablescape

Pier 1 produced the "Sofie the Bunny" pattern from 2015 through 2019 - we instantly fell in love with it and quickly added it to our Easter dish repertoire [very fancy word for our haphazard storage shelves jammed with assorted bunny and egg-shaped plates.] Pat decided to use "Sofie" for this week's Easter tablescape.  Here's what she came up with:
Starting with a textured brown place mat, Pat used mango wood chargers to continue the more rustic look.



Flatware is "Vault" by Gourmet Settings


Pier 1 produced the dinner plate with and without a bunny in the center 

Glassware is simple "Classic Mocha" by Libby




Where it came from:
Textured Brown Place Mats - from a local gift store years ago
Mango Wood Charger - from World Market years ago
Dinnerware - "Sofie the Bunny" from Pier 1 nine years ago
Bread and Butter Plate - "Sage" Fiesta(ware) Appetizer plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements,Ltd.
Flatware - "Vault" by Gourmet Settings from Costco years ago
Glassware - "Classic Mocha" by Libby from Ross years ago
Gold Napkins - from Pier 1 seven or eight years ago
Brown Napkin - Handmade by Pat to match the place mat
Sisal Centerpiece Bunnies - from Michael's

We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/