Saturday, April 4, 2015

Remembering The Little Round Table

We just learned of the passing of a very creative and talented Tablescape designer - all of us Fiesta dinnerware lovers have so much to be grateful for after viewing Candy's blog "The Little Round Table" (Here) over the past few years. Needless to say, she was our "Fiesta inspiration." Neither Pat nor I owned a piece of Fiesta until we found Candy's blog. Yes, we had dozens and dozens of other sets of dishes - but not a piece of Fiesta in sight. Now - much to the entire family's dismay, between us, we own 28 different sets in assorted colors. And Pat's daughter has developed the Fiesta "disease" owning a couple dozen different colors. What fun!!! And with Candy's examples, we have set hundreds of colorful, fun, and unique tables.

Candy often used her extensive collection of tablecloths as her inspiration. So, Pat pulled out a bright and cheery placemat and designed our table around it to remember a truly gifted tablescaper.
The table - definitely not a table for the faint of heart

This is the bright and colorful placemat that Pat chose for her starting point
The place setting - as you can see, Pat used several different colors, but with Fiesta, they all blend together well.

Flatware is "Musee" by Reed & Barton

What could be brighter than a Marigold colored flowered napkin ring holding a shocking pink and a bright orange napkin?

The bowl is a Shamrock green color

Not a good picture, the luncheon plate is in the new Lapis color

Lemongrass dinner plate

This is actually a pretty Periwinkle Blue color - sorry, the picture does not show it off well

Marigold Bread and Butter Plate

Our newest color - Poppy cup and saucer

These light blue glasses are from Pier 1

Turquoise color Jam jar and sugar and creamer set

This tiny rose colored pitcher is a gift from my niece

"Keep Calm and Call if Fiesta - not Fiestaware." Yes, Candy, I will try to remember...... and Thank you for sharing so much talent. You will be missed.

Where it came from:
Placemat - Tuesday Morning several years ago
Flatware - "Musee" by Reed & Barton from Horchow's
Glassware - from Pier 1 years ago
Fiesta Dinnerware - by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's, Replacements, eBay, and gifts
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - Handmade
Candle Holders - from Tuesday Morning
Candles and Silk Roses - from Michael's

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


  1. What a wonderful tribute to Candy and her blog. I too was a fan of "The Little Round Table". I only discovered it about a year before she became ill, but her colorful and creative tables always brightened by day. Your table is lovely and cheerful, quite like the ones Candy used to set. Thank you for this post!

  2. So sorry about your friends passing. Your Fiesta table is very colorful. I checked out her blog to learn more about Fiesta.


  3. That is so sweet to remember Candy, she was such an inspiration!!! She is already missed......

  4. What a striking color combination. Couldn't be more happy and cheerful. I enjoyed seeing this.

  5. Fiesta is so colorful and so versatile. It is not something that I have collected, but maybe someday :) So sorry about your friend. I am new to tablescaping, so I am not familiar with her or her blog. It sounds like she was an inspiration and will be sorely missed.

  6. I tear for the loss of this lovely lady every time I see one of Candy's tables on Pinterest. I loved her kitchen and her charming little round table covered with a vintage tablecloth and decorated with an array of Fiesta dinnerware. You have done a marvelous job of capturing the essence of Candy's table settings. The colors of the place mat are spot on perfect to display your colorful collection of Fiesta dinnerware.

  7. So have captured the spirit of the little round table perfectly! Love her Fiesta collection and her tables...yours is beautiful.