Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Year's Eve Table

It seems glitz and silver are the themes this week for both of our blog's tables celebrating New Years Eve. Pat set the Table for One using Noritake's Crestwood Platinum and added a touch of blue.
It's dark and very stormy outside - the table is as close to the window as it can go......sorry it's a little hard to see.

Silverplate flatware is simple "King James" by Oneida

Pat really liked the napkin ring when she saw it last year at Pier 1.

I must admit that I have a "problem" with supposedly fine china from an old and established company like Noritake made in Sri Lanka......

The blue glass charger is by Bormioli - we found it at Ross years and years ago

Pat used this glass "candlewick-like" charger from Pier 1 to add more glitz

Naturally, the wine bottle has to match (you know Pat...attention to detail.....)

Where it came from:
Silver Beaded Charger - from Pier 1 last year
Blue Charger - by Bormioli from Ross years ago
Dinnerware - "Crestwood Platinum" by Noritake from eBay
Blue Glassware - by Artland Glass Company from
Flatware - "King James" by Oneida from our Mother
Napkin Ring - from Pier 1 last year but available this year also
White Chiffon Overlay - a gift from Pat several years ago
White Napkin - Hand made by Pat
Crystal Wine Bottle Coaster - by Godinger Silver Company from Tuesday Morning
Flower "Vase" - "Lady Diamond" tumbler by Cristal d'Arques from Ross
14" Tapers - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local gift boutique)
Silver Candle Holder - from Pat's collection

We will be joining the following blog parties this week:
"Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:

Friday, December 25, 2015

Old Time Policeman Santa

The last table in our month long celebration to Santa features an old time Policeman Santa and a beautiful Lenox china pattern in the same colors.
Santa is dressed in blue flannel and carries a burgundy toy sack - Pat chose colors for the table to match

Dinnerware pattern is "Royal Peony" by Lenox

Flatware is vintage "Reverie" by Oneida (discontinued in 1937)

One of my favorite Fiesta pieces -  it's a "Cinnabar" chop plate (approximately 11 1/2" across)

The gold tie used as a napkin ring matches the gold tie of Santa's Christmas toy sack

Where it came from:
Gold Leaf Charger - from Costco years ago
Burgundy Charger - "Cinnabar" Chop Plate by Fiesta from Replacements
Dinnerware - "Royal Peony" by Lenox (part of our single place settings collection)
Glassware - from Pier 1 two years ago
Flatware - "Reverie" by Oneida from eBay
Burgundy Chiffon Napkin Overlay - from Pier 1 last year
Cobalt Blue Napkins - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Candle Holders - "Cobalt" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from eBay
14" White Tapers - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local gift boutique)
Tree, Ornaments, Gold Napkin Tie - from Michael's
Santa - from our collection

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Baker Santa and Helper

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Santa's elf helping him bake cookies......

Flatware is ceramic handled "Primary" by Noritake

Scarlet and white Fiesta dinnerware sit on a red Waechtersbach "Fun Factory" dinner plate

The Santa napkin ring was one that our Mother owned

Santa's helper's name is Alexander

Where it came from:
Placemat and Matching Napkin - from Tuesday Morning
Charger - from Maryland China Company (mail order)
Dinner Plate - Red "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Replacements
Other Dinnerware - White and Scarlet Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Santa Accent Plate - from Ross
Flatware - "Primary" by Noritake from eBay and Replacments
Glassware - from Pier 1 three years ago
Napkin Ring - from our Mother
Tree, Ornaments, Bead Garland - from Michael's
Elf - Zim's "Elves Themselves" from Wayfair
Santa - from our collection