Saturday, July 15, 2017

In Praise of the Holstein

Pat wanted to set a fun table this week. For her inspiration, she started with a cute Holstein-styled pitcher that was given to me years ago....

Of course, you have to have Holstein-style dinnerware

Pat used two placemats to bring in the red color from the cow's collar













Where it came from:
Black and Red Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Yellow Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - "Spotted Cow" by Tienshen from eBay
Bread/Butter Plate - "Vintage Yellow" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Flatware - "Decision" by Noritake from eBay and Replacements.com
Glassware - from Costco years ago
Yellow Napkin - from Pier 1 last year
Napkin Ring - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond (currently available)
Spotted Cow Candle Holders - from the Discovery Shop (Cancer Society's Thrift Store) a few years ago
Black Candles and Silk Flowers - from Michael's
Cow Pitcher - a gift

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Vegetable Soup Table

Dish hoarder confession: this week's table was set because Pat could reach the flatware used on it. All of our other tablescaping flatware was buried behind an avalanche of dinnerware, glassware, napkins, and other stuff in my "dish room" (a small unused bedroom dedicated to tablescaping.) That's because I had to move out three dozen boxes to get to a box of glassware painted with flowers on them for our other tablescaping blog. Of course, the box I needed was on the bottom of the last eight-foot-high stack way in the back between shelving units.....

Anyway, the accent plate was on a shelf just inside the door - an easy reach. Ergo, the theme to this week's table is "casual" and vegetables.




The napkin ring was selected because Pat could just barely reach around the door to the dishroom and it was the closest.


Fortunately, all the Fiestaware is store in the laundry room (that's another story.......)







Where it came from:
Place Mat - from Tuesday Morning last year
Charger - "Cinnabar" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Dinner Plate - "Shamrock" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's
Accent Plate - from Pier 1 two years ago
Flatware - "Vault" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Red Soup Bowl - "Fun Factory" by Waechterbach from Replacements.com
Green Water Goblet - from Pier 1 several years ago
Purple Wine Glass - from Tuesday Morning two years ago
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Single Serving Soup Tureen - from our Mother

 We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net/