Saturday, February 27, 2016

Lenox "Forever" Table

Pat decided to feature another one of our single place settings this week. She selected Lenox "Forever" - I think it is one of Lenox's prettiest patterns using platinum. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) I am running out of room to store dishes - otherwise I would buy this pattern in a heartbeat (causing another "dishware-induced coronary" to some members of my family.....) Anyway, here's the table:
Pat mixed metals for this table. The flatware, water glass, and martini/wine glass are shiny stainless steel.

Flatware is Reed & Barton "Everyday"

The plate features a single black and white rose on Lenox's signature off white/cream colored plate.

The charger is black "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa

Another Armani figurine from our Mother's collection

Where it came from:
Silver Placemat - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond last year
Flatware - "Everyday" by Reed & Barton
Dinnerware - "Forever" by Lenox (1977-1981) from our collection
Stainless Steel Glassware - from Pier 1
Black Champagne Flute - "Jet Black" by Artland from Replacements
Black Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Black Candle Holders - by Westmoreland Glass Company from our collection
Cream colored Candles - from Michael's

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

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lenox Reverie Table for One

This week's table showcases another one of our collection of single place settings. This one is called "Reverie" (1986-1998) by Lenox. It features pale blue, gray and white flowers with a platinum trim.
Pat used a silver charger and flatware to bring out the platinum trim

Flatware is vintage "April" (discontinued 1950) by the International Silver Company

Where it came from:
Silver Charger - from Costco years ago
Dinnerware -  "Reverie" by Lenox from eBay and Replacements
Flatware - from Pat's collection
Glassware - "Fedora" by Spiegelau from Replacements
Silver Candle Holder, Napkin Ring and Crystal Glass Bowl for flowers - from Art & Old Things (our favorite local antique store)
Blue Damask Napkin - vintage from our collection
Off-white Candles - from Bed, Bath and Beyond

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:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Pink Flamingo Table for One

Pat and I come from a large family of Pink Flamingo "aficionados." Some family members love them - others, unfortunately, have very strong feelings in the opposite direction. But whatever your feelings for them, you have to admit that pink flamingos are always a conversation starter. And needless to say, we do own our share of a variety of pink flamingo plates.

We were going to use this place setting at Christmas time (for our yearly "daily tablescapes celebrating Santa" during the month of December), but we ran out of days - not Santas. Maybe next year we will feature our Pink Flamingo Santa.....but for now, here's another everyday Pink Flamingo table.

Flatware is "Palm Tree" by Cambridge (from Tuesday Morning years ago)

The charger is "Lemon Leaf" by Bordallo Pinheiro

Where it came from:
Bamboo Placemat  and Lemon Leaf Placemat - Pier 1 years ago
Green Charger - "Lemon Leaf" by Bordallo Pinheiro from eBay
Dinnerware - by "Totally Today" from our collection
Flatware - "Palm Tree" by Cambridge from Tuesday Morning
Bread/Butter Plate - "Rose" Fiesta by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Pink Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Plastic Glassware - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two years ago
Palm Tree Candle Holders - from eBay
Lime Green Candles - from Michael's
Palm Tree Centerpiece - from our local Hallmark Store many years ago (when we had a Hallmark Store)

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:

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Haviland Ophelia Table for One

Most people know that Pat and I are nuts about dishes.....just looking around our houses and you can tell. Recently, I "added" to my collection of single place settings with the purchase of Haviland's "Ophelia" from eBay (a fabulous buy at $10.00) Pat started to play around with it today pairing it with several different colored chargers. Here is what she finally came up with:
Pat finally decided to use Mikasa"s Yellow "Color Spectrum" charger with the dinnerware. It looks equally as nice with blue, pink, and purple chargers.

Flatware is "Musee" by Reed & Barton

You can see how versatile this pattern can be - it has yellow, white, purple, hot pink, and several shades of blue

Several years ago, Pier 1 had several of these wicker-like chargers in ugly orange/red on the sale rack - we bought 16 and painted them

These lovely blue glasses by Portieux were a gift from our Cousins (who love dishes just as much as we do). We were given twelve each.

Where it came from:
Wicker Placemat - from Pier 1 years ago
Flatware - "Musee" by Reed & Barton from Horchow's
Yellow Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from
Dinnerware - "Ophelia" by Haviland from eBay
Glassware - by Portieux from our very kind Cousins, Trev and Gary
Candle Holders - inexpensive wood holders from Michael's painted with "Portieux Blue" paint
14" Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local gift/kitchen wares boutique)
Silk Flowers - from Michael's

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: