Saturday, October 19, 2013

Halloween with Fiestaware

Pat's daughter was here this weekend and shared her copy of the Fall, 2013 "The Dish," the newsletter/magazine of the Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association that she belongs to. We got inspired by some of the place settings shown and decided to set this week's Halloween table with Fiestaware (I know, it should be called Fiesta - not Fiestaware - but it's hard to break old habits.)

By the way, if you can get your hands on a copy of the Fall, 2013 issue, there is a neat article by fellow tablescaper, One Dish Dude []. He's definitely a Fiestaware lover and enthusiast. But what I thought was interesting was his top five tablescaping rules. Check it out if you can.
The table represents one thing that each of us love - Jennifer (Pat's daughter) loves Fiestaware, Pat loves candles of all kinds, and of course, I love Dachshunds

Close up of the place setting

Matte flatware is "Vault" by Gourmet Settings

What a combination! First layer of the place setting is a Lemongrass Salad Plate

This layer is a Tangerine Luncheon Plate

Last, but not least, is a Plum Dinner Plate

Holding it all is an Apple Green Color Moods Charger by Cris D'Arques

Remember these spider napkin rings from Pier 1 last year? They are the perfect color for this place setting.

What could be more appropriate than orange and black tumblers?

Black Depressionware salt and pepper shaker

One last look
Where it came from:
Black Faux Leather Placemat - Pier 1
Satin Finish Flatware - "Vault" by Gourmet Settings from Costco
Apple Green Charger - Color Moods by Cris d'Arques from Replacements
Dinnerware - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin
Purple and Lime Green Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - Pier 1 last year
Orange Glass - "Sargente" by Bormioli from Amazon
Black Tumbler - from Pier 1 years ago
Halloween Dachshund - from Danbury Mint
Black Candle Holder - from Pat's collection
Orange Candles - Michael's
Black Salt/Pepper Shakers - Depression Glass from Art & Old Things, a local antique store

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let Dish" this Wednesday:


  1. This table is so over-the-top, and I love it. Where do I begin? I love the wild color combination, I love the dishware and flatware, I love the napkin rings and the crazy orange glass, I love the black leather placemat and candelabra, and I absolutely adore the Hallo-"weiner" dog! What a fun way to celebrate Halloween -- only you ladies could come up with something so wildly creative!

  2. I ♥♥♥ the colors on this table!

  3. Great color combination! Love the little Dachsund and his back pack! LOL I used the same napkin rings- I love them! That's a great candelabra too!

  4. What a fun colorful Halloween Placesetting! The napkin rings are the perfect way to top the stack of vibrant plates!

  5. Beautiful color combination! That little doggie centerpiece is adorable!


  6. Love the Fiesta in this color combination. Perfect for Halloween!

  7. I love the color combination! It is very festive. The little dog centerpiece is darling! Hope you have a great week.
    Blessings My Friend,

  8. You nailed this color combination. Love, love, love this setting!