Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Spotted Table for One

Pat wanted to do a whimsical table this week and decided to use a dish pattern that I love - it's called "Kate" from Pier 1. I haven't seen it used on any blogs to set tables (except one of our Santa/Christmas tables last December), but it's a unique pattern and easily mixes with other colors to make interesting and fun tablescapes.
Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "Pure" by Gourmet Settings

Glassware is "Sphere" from Pier 1 - it has a fun base that goes well with the spotted dinner plate

The red footed bowl is "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach

Not one of Pat's favorites (she actually dislikes the pattern) but I love is called "Kate" from Pier 1

One last look at the table
Where it came from:
Tablecloth - gift from Pat
Flatware - "Pure" by Gourmet Settings from eBay
Red Charger - "Red Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Replacements
Black Dinner Plate - "Black Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Tuesday Morning
Spotted Dinnerware - "Kate" from Pier 1
Black and Red Liner/Bread and Butter Plates - Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Red Bowl - by Waechtersbach from Replacements
Candle Holders - (Black Depression Glass) a gift from our Cousin
14" Tapers - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local boutique and gift shop)
Silk Roses - Michael's
Black Napkin Ring - PVC pipe cut into 1" rounds and spray painted with "Fusion" spray paint (Pat's very patient and talented husband has cut hundred of these and spray painted them to go with every/any tablescape we can come up with)
Napkins - Hand made by Pat

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bell Heather Table for One

Pat "scored" when she found "Bell Heather" dinnerware by Royal Doulton on eBay several years ago. A bit pricey, but well worth it, she quickly bought the set. And now, she uses it often and mixes it with other dishes to create different table designs. In addition to the Bell Heather, today's table uses another favorite - Amethyst "Newport" Depressionware by Hazel Atlas.
The table

Flatware is "King James" Silverplate by Oneida

For the first layer of the place setting, Pat used a cream soup bowl and liner in the "Bell Heather" pattern

I love the textured rim of the "Newport" Salad plate

And the rim of the "Bell Heather" dinner plate is also gorgeous

The purple glass charger is slightly textured

Remember these glasses? I think everyone attended a Princess House party at one time or another 

The creamer and sugar bowl

This is a "Newport" sherbet and liner

The small luncheon napkin (part of a set of 12) was a gift from our cousin years ago

We found these frosted amethyst candle holders on eBay a few months ago

One last look
Where it came from:
Amethyst Charger - from the Cancer "Discovery Shop"
Dinnerware - "Bell Heather" by Royal Doulton from eBay (and some replacement pieces after an earthquake or two from
Amethyst Glass Dishes - "Newport" by Hazel Atlas from eBay and Replacements
Glassware - by Princess House years and years old
Flatware - "King James" by Oneida Silverplace from our Mother
Vintage Luncheon Napkin - Gift from our Cousin
Candle Holders - from eBay

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

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sweet Pink Table for One

Yesterday was a great Sunday!!! No torrential rainstorm - no 6.9 earthquake. Nothing but calm, dry, and peaceful. Last Sunday was a roller coaster. We had a record breaking rain storm in the morning and a 6.9 earthquake in the evening. It was "special." But that's all over. Everyone is safe, dry, and ready for the next big adventure.....hopefully less "exciting."

Here's the table that Pat came up with to celebrate:
The weather is a little dreary today but to be honest - after last Sunday, it's really nice......sorry the picture is dark.

We have had the flatware for a long time but have never used it. I don't have a clue to the pattern name.

Pat used a vintage linen napkin in a simple fold since the pattern on the plate was so busy

You can't see from the picture but the charger is actually a Depressionware Sandwich plate. It is called "Monax" American Sweetheart by McBeth-Evans and has a gorgeous pattern on it.

Pat layered this beautiful lace placemat with a soft pink linen one to add more color

Glassware is "Royal Pierpoint" by Noritake

Pat made a simple silk flower arrangement in a frosted ice cream sundae dish

One last look
Where it came from:
Table - "Keeran Bistro" Single size table from Pier 1
Lace Placemat - from Lentz Department Store (a fabulous local store that features linens of all kinds)
Pink Flatware - from eBay (pattern unknown)
White Charger - "Monax" American Sweetheart by McBeth-Evans Glass (Depressionware) from eBay
Dinnerware - "Rose Chintz" by Johnson Brothers from Replacements
Napkin - Vintage linen from our collection
Glassware - "Royal Pierpoint" by Noritake
Flower "Vase" - frosted Ice Cream Sundae bowl from the cupboard
Salt/Pepper and Tray - Depressionware from our collection

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

Monday, March 10, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Table for One

When you think of St. Patrick's Day, traditionally, you think of shamrocks, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Soda Bread, Beer, and mustard. We Tablescapers think of Irish linen, Waterford crystal, and Beleek - to name a few things. Pat came up with a tablescape to capture both ways of thinking:
Over view of the table

The place setting

Flatware is "King James" by Oneida

Pat used this unusual shamrock-shaped green plate as a salad plate

The dinner plate is "Racine" by Hutschenreuther

The vintage Irish Linen napkin really was ironed (although it doesn't look like it....)

Not quite ecru - and not white - the placemat sits on a dark green tablecloth

Heavy and gorgeous - glassware is "Omega" Marquis by Waterford

Waterford Salt/Pepper shakers are a gift from Pat's husband for Mother's Day a few years ago

Even mustard looks rich in a crystal bowl.......ready for the corned beef and cabbage. In my case, ready for the cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.....

Pat received this beautiful Waterford vase as an engagement gift from her future Mother-in-law nearly 45 years ago

The candle holders are inexpensive crystal by Shannon

One last look
Where it came from:
Green Tablecloth - from Gottschalk's (a local Department store) years ago
Ecru Irish Linen Placemat - from Lentz Department Store in Ferndale, CA (they feature gorgeous Irish linen products in addition to clothes, etc.)
Green Charger - a gift to Pat from her Sister-in-Law
White Dinnerware - "Racine" by Hutschenreuther from eBay and
Green Shamrock Salad Plate - from Linda's Hallmark Store in Fortuna, CA years ago
Flatware - "King James" by Oneida (our Mother's)
White Linen Napkin - vintage (from our collection)
Crystal Glassware - "Omega" Marquis by Waterford
Waterford Salt/Pepper Shakers - Mother's Day gift to Pat from her husband
Waterford Flower Vase - Engagement gift to Pat from her future Mother-in-Law
Candle Holders - by Shannon Crystal from Ross
Green Candle Tapers - from Pier 1 last Christmas

We will be joining:
Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" 6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl this Wednesday:
Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday: