Schumann Wild Rose

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Cows on Parade Taablescape

This week's table was a fun surprise for me. Pat arrived at my house as usual to set the weekly blog table, but she was carrying a big box. She set it down and proceeded to pull out smaller boxes. Then she opened them and to my delight, she had several of the most unusual cow figurines that I had ever seen. She announced that this week's inspiration/theme would be "Cows on Parade." 

As she ran around the house gathering dishes, glasses, flatware, etc. she told me the fascinating story of the cows and how she came to have them that day. They belong to an exercise friend from the gym who thought they would make an interesting table feature. I'll say they did! The cow parade is an international exhibit featuring individual and unique artist-designed fiberglass cows (the original cows are life size and white). These are later auctioned off as a fund raiser benefiting charities around the world. Celebrities such as Ringo Starr, Elton John, and even Oprah Winfrey have bought the original artwork. 

Here's Pat's interpretation of Cows on Parade tablescape:
Pat selected the color of the dinnerware based on several of the cows with similar coloring

Simple centerpiece - cows on parade

Flatware is Noritake's ceramic handled "Iron Brown"

Glassware is "Clarion Brown" by Lenox

This cow is called "Mooooonwalk"
Every parade should have a clown
One of my favorites - "Mooshoe"
This one is just called "Pull Toy"
This one is called "NYC Taxi"

Where is came from:
Beige Place Mats - from Pier 1 several years ago
Wooden Chargers - from Pier 1 nine or ten years ago
Dinnerware - "Spice Route Ginger" from Pier 1 thirteen or fourteen years ago
Flatware - "Iron Brown" by Noritake from a local store long out of business
Glassware - "Clarion Brown" by Lenox purchased at the same gift shop more than 45 years ago
Napkins and Napkin Rings - from our collection

We will be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday:

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