Monday, November 25, 2013

Red/Green Christmas Tablescape

Yes, I know, Thanksgiving isn't even here and we are doing a Christmas table.....but everyone in my very close-knit family loves Christmas time. I guess we never grew up (all of us "kids" are in our 60's and the real kids are in their late 30's and 40's). I would say that it's too late now. So - here goes the first of probably many Christmas tables.
Over view of the table - Pat used Santa as the inspiration for the table

The place setting

We got the flatware at Pier 1 a while ago but it is readily available

The green martini/sherbet and trumpet-style champagne are both by Judal from my favorite place - (we live in earthquake country so Replacements is a good friend to have.....)

The liner is white "Monax" American Sweetheart Depression glass

Dishware is from Pier 1 this season

The inspiration Santa

One last look at the table
Where it came from:
Green reversible placemat - from Kohl's
Flatware - Pier 1
Dinnerware - Pier 1 this season
Glass Liner - "Monax" American Sweetheart by the MacBeth-Evans Glass Co. (Depressionware from 1930-1936) from eBay
Green Glassware - by Judal from Replacements
Red Glass - Pier 1 years ago
Red Tea light holders - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Green Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Santa Napkin Ring - from our Mother's collection
Glass Bowl - "Milano" by Pasabahce from Tuesday Morning
Green ornaments - Michael's
Santa - Michael's three years ago

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

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Italian Dinner for One

When the weather starts to turn cold, it seems like the perfect time to fix a warm pasta meal. Pat jumped at the chance to do "something different" instead of the typical Autumn tablescape. Here's what she came up with:
Over view of the table

Close up of the place setting. The small vegetable bowl is used to hold parmesan cheese - the small plate (actually, it is almost 8" across) is for salad.

First layer of the place setting is an extra large individual pasta bowl

The charger is a whopping 13 1/2" across

Pat used a rustic placemat to hold all of it

Flatware is a hammered stainless steel style by Godinger

All three glasses are from the Dollar Store

One last look at the place setting
Where it came from:
White Dinnerware - "Corona" Restaurantware from Tuesday Morning
Red Charger - by Waechtersbach from Replacements
Flatware - Hammered-style by Godinger Stainless
Placemat - from Pier 1
Glassware - from Dollar Store
Red Checked Napkin - from Pier 1
Italian Chef - from Ross
Glass Canisters - Michael's

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

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Autumn Apple Tablescape

Inspiration for this week's table came from an accent plate that we have. Pat paired it with a simple taupe colored dinner plate and burgundy charger and made an arrangement using green hydrangea and small red apples.
Over view of the table

The place setting

Pat used dark avocado green tumblers from Pier 1 - pattern is "Lawrence"

Rustic flatware is "Montana" by Gourmet Settings

The inspiration accent plate is "Apple Orchard" from David Carter Brown by Mikasa

The dinner plate is also from Pier 1.

The burgundy charger is "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa

The small apple is actually a candle - it sits on an upside down tealight holder

Pat used a wooden apple-shaped napkin ring to hold the avocado colored napkin

One last look
Where it came from:
Burgundy Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay
Flatware - "Montana" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Glassware - "Lawrence" from Pier 1
Taupe Dinner Plate - "Spice Route Sesame" from Pier 1
Accent Plate - "Apple Orchard" by David Carter Brown for Mikasa from eBay
Napkin - from Tuesday Morning
Wooden Apple Napkin Ring - from the Cancer Discovery Shop in Eureka, CA
Apple Candles - from Ross
Red Candle and Hydrangea - from Michael's
Clear Votive Holders - Bed, Bath, and Beyond

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

Monday, November 4, 2013

Veteran's Table For Two

This week's table is a very personal one - dedicated to our Dad. Entering the Navy immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor like hundreds of thousands of other patriotic Americans, Dad served in the South Pacific. Our brother followed his example many years later (but spent nearly 25 years) in service to America.

The table is set for two with lots of love and memories....
Over view of the table - filled with our Dad's "treasures"

The place setting consists of a red charger from Crate & Barrel and the highly recognizable plate and mug "procured" by an unnamed Master Chief for his dishaholic sister 30 years ago....

Yes, we could have "borrowed" actual Navy flatware but thought better of it since we are already using "hot" dishware

This flatware is "Vault" by Gourmet Settings

Simple clear glass tumbler

The hat is very old and in pretty rough shape..........

Dad's camera is even older and in worse shape, but what memories it captured over the years....

We borrowed one of our brother's figurines

We did spare you pictures of the South Pacific......and scantily clothed Hula girls, goofy looking sailors, etc.

One last look at the table
Where it came from:
Flatware - "Vault" by Gourmet Settings from Costco
Red Charger - from Crate & Barrel years ago
Dishware - "Midnight Requisition" from the Chief's Mess somewhere over the Pacific
Tumbler - Dollar Store
Star Napkins - Handmade by Pat
"Lone Sailor" figurine - from the Lone Sailor Memorial Gift Shop (Washington, DC)

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