Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pembroke by Aynsley Table

Pat found three simple candle holders at our favorite antique store the other day. She had an idea to use them in a couple of different ways - here is what she finally came up with for this week's table:

The pattern is Aynsley "Pembroke"

The flatware belonged to our Mother - "King James" by Oneida

We probably use this glass charger way too much - but it's the perfect color for this week's pattern

I love the delicate look of the etched glass - a dear friend gave me four of them (pattern unknown) after her Mother passed away 

The inspiration candle holders

Where it came from:
Blue Glass Charger - by Bormioli from Ross years ago
Dinnerware and matching pieces - "Pembroke" by Aynsley from eBay and Replacements
Flatware - "King James" Silverplate by Oneida from our Mother
Etched Water Goblet - pattern unknown, a gift from a dear friend
Blue Fluted Champagne - from eBay
Blue Glass Candle Holders - from Art & Old Things (our favorite local antique store)
Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (another one of our favorite local stores)
Silk Roses - from Michael's

We will be joining the following Blog Parties this week:
"Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"What's It Wednesday" at Ivy and Elephants:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Lefty O'Doul's Table for One

"He was here at a good time and he had a good time while he was here."

So reads the headstone of one of San Francisco's most beloved sports figures - Francis "Lefty" O'Doul. Born in 1897, Lefty became a major league baseball player and later a minor league team manager and batting coach. He opened his restaurant on Geary Street in 1958. It instantly became a local favorite. After he passed away in 1969, Lefty was buried in Colma, CA., just south of San Francisco (Colma holds the "odd" record for more dead citizens there than also holds the distinction of having some of the most beautiful cemeteries in the United States attracting thousands of visitors yearly.)
The table is set with a plate from Lefty's restaurant as the inspiration

Flatware is "Decision" Primastone by Noritake (1973-1977)

The napkin ring is PVC pipe spray cut into 1" rounds spray painted Glossy Black to match the charger. Small craft baseball bats were hot glued on top.

I love and treasure this plate. 

Pat used vintage "Heather" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin 

Dinner plate is "Martillo" Almond from Pier 1 

Pat's husband cut this round for us years ago (who remembers what it was for???). We just spray painted it white and added the lines

Of course, what is more baseball than peanuts????

Glassware is from the Dollar Store
If you love baseball, these salt and pepper shakers are just what you need

As part of the centerpiece, Pat lined a large bowl with a baseball themed napkin and then filled it with lots of baseballs

OK.....a little local "advertising" - made in a hometown brewery.

Where it came from:
Baseball placemat - Handmade from a piece of wood cut by Pat's husband years ago
Charger - Inexpensive lacquer charger (on sale from Michael's) spray painted glossy black paint
Brown Dinner Plate - "Martillo" Almond from Pier 1 this season
Luncheon and Bread/Butter Plates - "Heather" vintage Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Accent Plate - from Lefty O'Doul's Pub & Restaurant on Geary Street in San Francisco, CA
Brown Napkin - from Kohl's
Burgundy Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Rings - Handmade
Black Ceramic Handled Flatware - "Decision" by Noritake from eBay and Replacements
Glassware - from the Dollar Store
Baseball Salt/Pepper Shakers - by Hallmark from eBay
Small Baseball Bats - a gift from Pat's daughter

We will be participating in the following Blog Parties:
"Table It!" at Rustic & Refined:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Lenox Belvidere

Pat recently got a great buy on antique gold and silver chargers at Tuesday Morning. The silver charger became the inspiration piece for this week's table:
The table

Flatware is blue "San Remo" by Hampton Silversmiths

The simple napkin ring is just PVC pipe cut into 1" rounds and spray painted with plastic adhesive paint. We have them in dozens of colors thanks to Pat's husband.

I love the simple pattern of Lenox "Belvidere" - it also goes well with maroon or green chargers

You can see a pale swirl pattern in the glass (probably a defect, but I love it.)

Pat bought twelve of these in antique gold and antique silver

The silver vase was "rescued" by our brother's friend - he found it in a box of garbage someone had thrown out.With a lot of elbow grease and silver polish, it turned out pretty good.

Where it came from:
Antique Silver Charger - from Tuesday Morning
Blue Glass Charger - by Bormioli from Ross years ago
Dinnerware - "Belvidere" by Lenox from eBay
Blue Water Glass - from Pier 1 last year
Blue Wine Glass - by Artland from Replacements
Flatware - "San Remo" by Hampton Silversmiths from Horchow's
Blue Ceramic Salt/Pepper Shakers - from Humboldt Sponsor's Rummage Sale last year
Candle Holders - Depression glass from our collection
14" White Taper Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local boutique)
Silver Vase - a gift from our Brother's friend
White Silk Roses - from Michael's

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