Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ol' McDonald Had a Farm Table for One

I love to challenge Pat to come up with a tablescape using dishes that she can't stand. (After 60+ years, we still like to annoy one another....) This week's Table for One is just that - I pulled out the dinner plate and she went to work.
The table

Close up of the place setting

Flatware is "Classic Bead" by Reed & Barton

Notice the porcelain milk carton in the background - it is really a milk pitcher

Here are the plates that started it all..........yes, Pat is right. We do far too many "cow theme" tables, but who doesn't like cows???

Love the dinner plate's rim

Yes, we had to use some of our spotted cow collection - at least the butter dish and salt/pepper shakers

Pat used this sweet pitcher that was given to me over forty years ago - she added green and black reeds to add some texture

One last look
Where it came from:
Rust colored Placemat - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Dishware - "Ol' McDonald" by American Atelier from eBay
Glassware - "Frost" by Libby from Ross
Checked Rust and Beige Napkin - from our collection
Flatware - "Classic Bead" by Reed & Barton from Costco
Black Mug - "Trilogy" from World Market
Black Bread/Butter Plate - Black Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Cow-ware - from our collection
Porcelain Milk Carton - Tuesday Morning
Small White Pitcher - Gift over 40 years ago
Black Candle Holders - Depression glass from our Cousin
Silk Flowers, Reeds, Candles - Michael's

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


  1. Fun table, but I love how you sisters still love to annoy each other. Family is great isn't it?? The cow set is really cute.

  2. My sister and I are the same way -- we still love to push each other's buttons, even after all these years. Our tastes, lifestyles, politics, etc., could not be more different, but when push comes to shove we will always have each other's backs, and we wouldn't want to change a thing! I think we would both like those cow plates, though. I like anything with an animal theme, and my sister loves the country look. As usual, the two of you managed to pull together and set another wonderful table, even if you don't always agree on everything!

  3. We push each others buttons, too! LOL

    LOVE the cows. Such a fun and happy tablescape!



  4. PS. My MIL used to have the dishes on the left end featured in your header. Can't remember the name, but I always think of her when I see them!