To change things a bit, with a healthy (and hearty) breakfast in mind, Pat designed today's tablescape using Franciscan "Picnic" - some would say a rather unattractive [dare I say "ugly"?] dish pattern from the 1970's. We have used it before but it is perfect for any casual meal. She toned it down a bit with a solid colored dinner plate acting as a charger plate and "hid" some of the very bold 1970's design on the other plates.
Over view of the table
The place setting
Flatware is gold ceramic handled "Radiant" by Noritake
Pat hid some of the pattern on the plate with a simple napkin fold. The huge individual sauce bowl is the right size for cereal.
The pieces are really over sized - this is actually a bread and butter plate that Pat is using as a salad plate
Here the actual salad plate does double duty as the dinner plate
Pat used a Lemongrass Fiesta Dinner plate as a charger
The water goblet is my favorite piece
Pat made an arrangement of real and silk flowers in the over-sized creamer
I am always amazed at the size of the "Picnic" coffee cup and saucer - much smaller than a normal cup and saucer. It is totally out of scale to the other pieces in the pattern.
One last look
Rattan Placemat - Pier 1
Charger and Bread/ Butter Plate - Fiesta "Lemongrass" Dinner plate by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Dinnerware - "Picnic" by Franciscan China Company gifted to me
Flatware - "Radiant" Ceramic Flatware by Noritake from eBay and Replacements
We will be joining Christine's Table It Link Party at "Rustic & Refined" Monday:
http://www.rustic-refined.com/ We would like to thank Christine for hosting the party and giving us an opportunity to "show off" some of table.
We will also be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/