Saturday, April 22, 2017

Adopt a Shelter Pet Day Table

April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. As most people know, I rescued several unwanted dachshunds (finding families for some - but I was "blessed" with the six remaining.) Sadly, the older ones have passed, but I still have three wonderful dogs left. I always say that I am a hoarder - dishes and dachshunds all over the place......it's quite a houseful.

Pat decided to set the table to celebrate rescue dogs.










Candle holders are made from doggy chews

This is Marge and her dog, Max - from Richard Simmons Dolls

We have dachshund salt and pepper shakers, but Pat thought these were more fun to use....



I only have one refrigerator magnet.......and it says it all.
Where it came from:
Bone Place Mat - Handmade
Dinnerware - "Dachshund" by Danbury Mint (a gift from a very dear friend)
Flatware - "Hammered" by Godinger from our collection
Glass - from the Dollar Store
Brown Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Salt/Pepper Shaker - from Ross several years ago
Figurine - "Marge and Max" Annie Wahl doll for Richard Simmons (from our Mother)

Meet Monroe (my long haired Dachshund) - He's "helping" me take tablescape pictures for the blog. I'm not sure how old he is - but I have had him for ten years. His eyes are a little cloudy now and he's turning gray, but I love him dearly. You get so much in return when you rescue a dog......
We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Spode Gainsborough Spring Table

Since our other blog is set in celebration of the end to the four-year-long drought, Pat decided to set the Table for One with the same theme. She used one of our single place settings with lots of flowers as the inspiration.
The dinnerware pattern is "Gainsborough" by Spode






The charger is actually a beautiful dusty rose (but it was dark and pouring down rain when I took the picture).




Where it came from:
Charger - "Rose Blush" Color Spectrum by Mikasa from eBay
Dinnerware - "Gainsborough" by Spode from our collection
Flatware - "Marguerite" by Gorham from Pat's husband
Dusty Rose Damask Napkin - from Gottschalk's (a local department store now our of business)
Silver Napkin Ring - from Tuesday Morning two or three years ago
Water Goblet - Pattern unknown but it was a gift from a friend
Champagne Glass - from the Dollar Store
Candle Holders - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Jam/Honey Jar - from Princess House years ago

Here's a few sample settings that go well with the color theme:

The pattern is "Rose Chintz" by Johnson Brothers


The pattern is "Wild Rose" by Schumann


The pattern is "Versailles" by Lenox


The pattern is "Pembroke" by Aynsley


The pattern is "Tower" by Spode


The pattern is "The Lombardy" by Johnson Brothers

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Purple Easter Table

Although it feels more like Winter outside (with another rainstorm, hail coming down, wind blowing with gust of 45-50 miles per hour, snow in parts of the county, and to top it all off, several small earthquakes all week....it's been some ride with the house shaking - you don't know if it is wind or quake...), Pat still set a beautiful Easter table this week. So, as I sit here bundled up with two sweatshirts over my sweatsuit, two pair of socks, heater full blast, waiting for the lights to go out, I decided I better write up this week's blog while I can......

This is one of my very favorite single place settings that we have collected -"Wild Violets" by Aynsley










This wicker-like place mat was originally a very ugly orange/yellow. I bought all that Pier 1 had for less than a dollar each. With a little spray paint, I can change them to any color I need.


Where it came from:
Place Mat - from Pier 1 several years ago
Dinnerware - "Wild Violets" by Aynsley from eBay
Flatware - "April" by Wm Rogers & Son from Pat
Glassware - from Pier 1 two years ago
Silver Napkin Ring - from Tuesday Morning last year
 Purple Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Overlay - a gift from Pat
Purple Candles - from Ross
Glass Candle Holders - from TJMaxx last year
White Bunnies - from Tuesday Morning two years ago

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:  http://www.rustic-refined.com/
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:  http://betweennapsontheporch.net