Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cowboy Lunch

One of the best and most fun things about tablescaping is mixing dishware patterns that, hopefully, work well and look good together. Pat did just that this week - she mixed the sleek, smooth coupe style of Calvin Klein's "Luna" with dressy Wedgwood "Edme" and fun, casual Montana Lifestyles "Cowboy Reflection." In the past, we always set tables using just one of these patterns at a time. Pat thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit.....
The table

Close up of the place setting

Flatware is "Treble Clef" by Gourmet Settings

I'm probably the only person in the world who thinks it's a hoot that Montana Lifestyles dishware called "Cowboy Reflections" is made in Thailand.......

You can't help but love the elegance of Wedgwood "Edme" and that rim.....WOW! It is one of Pat's favorite patterns.

The plate is so shiny and sleek that no matter what I did, I couldn't get a decent picture.

I still love my glasses after all these years - "Clarion" by Lenox - I bought them in 1977. Pat thought they were the perfect color and shape for the place setting.

Easy and rustic napkin "ring"

Where it came from:
Placemat - from Ross years ago
Dinner Plate - "Luna" by Calvin Klein from Tuesday Morning
Luncheon Plate - "Edme" by Wedgwood from Replacements
Salad Plate - "Cowboy Reflections" by Montana Lifestyles from eBay
Bread/Butter Plate - "Chocolate" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Glassware - "Clarion" by Lenox (I have had it for over 35 years)
Flatware - "Treble Clef" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Hemstitch Napkin - from Pier 1
Horse Figurine and Candle Holders - from Tailwaggers - a local thrift shop that supports animal rescue in our area
Tan Candles - Tuesday Morning
Brown Salt/Pepper Shakers - from JoAnn's Fabrics years ago

We will be joining Christine for her "Table It!" Blog Party this Monday at Rustic & Refined:
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Gray Day Table for One

Pat has been looking for a "good" gray dinner plate for a long time - one that would be versatile (able to be used on both formal and casual tables), easy to mix with other patterns, and most important to all tablescapers, inexpensive. She hit the mother lode when she found nine place settings of Dansk's "The Burbs" dishware at Tuesday Morning the other day and quickly purchased them. Naturally, she used eight of them on our other blog and just had to use the last one on the Table for One.
The table - the salad plate by Dansk may have been the inspiration piece but Pat quickly found other things around the house to mix with it.

Rose Fiesta was the perfect accent color to mix with gray

The flatware is one of my favorite - "Classic Bead" Stainless Steel by Reed & Barton

I love the look of this modern glassware - from Pier 1 a few years ago

Where it came from:
Tablecloth -
Reversible Placemat - by Waverly from Tuesday Morning
Slate Charger - "Faience-Gray" by Christofle from eBay
Assorted Rose Dinnerware - Post 86 Rose Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Salad Plate - Slate "The Burbs" by Dansk from Tuesday Morning
Flatware - "Classic Bead" by Reed & Barton
Glassware - from Pier 1 two years ago
Beige Silk Flowers - from Michael's
Beige Candles - from Ross
Black Vase - inexpensive glass vase from a thrift store spray painted black
Gray Napkin - Handmade by Pat

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" blog party this Monday at Rustic & Refined:
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Pink Flamingo Tribute

Both  of our tablescaping blogs this week were set with a tribute to the late Don Featherstone in mind - the classically trained painter and ingenious creator of the classy, kitschy, kooky pink flamingo. Our thanks go out to him for leaving a lasting and fun-loving (and sometimes annoying - if you have ever been "flamingoed" - you know, when you wake up in the morning and your entire lawn is covered in pink flamingos because you failed to return your donation to that charity you promised.....) contribution to lawns [and tablescapes] everywhere......
The whimsical, colorful table

Flatware is "Palm Tree" by Towle

Pat used a clear glass dinner and salad plate so the colorful charger shows through

To add to the tropical feel, Pat used a mango driftwood charger from World Market

To add additional color, assorted votives were used on the table

The "vase" is a coordinating plastic glass

Where it came from:
Black Placemat - Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Wooden Charger - Mango driftwood from World Market
Clear Glass Dinner and Salad Plates - by Luminarc from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Plastic Flamingo Dinner Plate and Coordinating Vase/glass - "Evolution" by Sakura (a gift to Pat's Husband from their daughter)
Bread/Butter Plate - "Marigold" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Flamingo Soup Bowl - by Boston Warehouse from Ross years ago (Pat has two - they are actually Dip bowls but she uses them for flamingo soup bowls)
Flatware - "Palm Tree" Stainless Steel by Towle from Tuesday Morning
Glassware - from the Dollar Store
Blue Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Palm Tree Candle Holders - from eBay
Candles and Votives - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Glass Votive Holders and Tropical Silk Flowers - Michael's

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" blog party this Monday at Rustic & Refined:
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Annual Survivor's Table

This week's table is dedicated to Cancer Survivors everywhere. We toast your courage to fight this horrible disease.
The table

The place setting - dinnerware is "Bell Heather" by Royal Doulton

Flatware is "Plantation" by Oneida

Sorry this plate looks "weird" but it is really a lovely deep purple

My favorite part of this pattern is the rim

Pat fell in love with this pattern at Pier 1 last year

Pat made a simple arrangement of assorted purple and white straw flowers (remember, this is California. Fresh flowers from the garden are becoming scarce....)

Only the best for Survivors - award winning champagne (yes, from California)

Where it came from:
Dinnerware - "Bell Heather" by Royal Doulton from Pat's collection
Purple Dishware - from Ross years ago
Flatware - "Plantation" by Oneida from our Mother
Napkin Ring - from Pier 1
Glassware - from Pier 1
Candle Holders - from the Dollar Store
Candles - "Northern Lights" candles from the Ferndale Emporium (a fabulous local gift and kitchen store)
Silver Champagne Holder - from Pat's collection

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Monday:
We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: