Saturday, June 17, 2017

Noritake Evening Majesty Table

With apologies and some shame, this week's table was set just to show off one of our single place settings. It's called "Evening Majesty" by Noritake and I think it is a gorgeous pattern. I have never really liked Noritake dinnerware (unlike Pat), but now I find many patterns that "make the heart beat" a little faster. (In all honesty, most dishes do that but that's another story for later.....)


Black flatware was used instead of gold to make the place setting show a bit more

See why my heart flutters when I look at this pattern????









Pat made the silk rose arrangement to match the colors of the flowers on the figurine's dress

Where it came from:
Gold Charger - from Pier 1 last year
Dinnerware - "Evening Majesty" by Noritake from eBay
Flatware - Unknown pattern by Jankng from eBay this year
Crackled Amber/Gold Glassware - from Pier 1 three years ago
Napkin Ring - Also from Pier 1 but about four years ago
Black Depression Glass (candle holders and fan vase) - a gift from our Cousins
Figurine - by Armani from our Mother's collection

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, June 10, 2017

Royal Doulton Brienne Table

The combination of blue and apricot has always been a favorite of mine. With that in mind, Pat set this week's table using Royal Doulton's 'Brienne" with it's beautiful wildflower design in pastel blue and apricot.






The blue charger is a "Periwinkle" Fiesta(ware) chop plate

The apricot charger is just an inexpensive lacquer charger (found on an after-season sale at Michael's) painted to match.

Pat literally pulled this place mat off my kitchen table to use since the color was "just perfect."



The flatware and napkin ring have a similar "twist" to them



I love this "double cornucopia" vase from Abingdon Potteries


Where it came from:
Blue Place Mat - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Apricot Charger - Inexpensive lacquer charger painted to match
Blue Charger - "Periwinkle" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - "Brienne" (1984-1988) by Royal Doulton from eBay
Flatware - "Silver Tear" by Gourmet Settings from TJMaxx two years ago
Glassware - from the Dollar Store
Candle Holders and Vase - by Abingdon Potteries from our collection (but always available on eBay)
Silk Apricot Roses - from Michael's

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, June 3, 2017

Catching Butterflies Table

Most people love to go outside and see butterflies fluttering around the yard - I don't see as many the last few years, but I continue to plant flowers that are suppose to attract them. Pat pulled out a napkin that she made several years ago and set the table featuring these beautiful little creatures.
Seems like we just used Fiesta dinnerware last week, but with the colorful napkin, it was the obvious choice to use this week












Pat found this adorable Richard Simmons "Nana's Family" figurine that belonged to our Mother  in my cabinet - she thought it went well....

I've always said that the detail on all these dolls is incredible

Where it came from:
Bright Pink Charger - Inexpensive lacquer charger spray painted with plastic adhesive paint
Dinnerware - All Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's, Kohl's, and Replacements.com
Flatware - "Silver Tear" by Gourmet Settings from TJMaxx last year
Glassware - "Samba" by Libby from Ross several years ago
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - from Tuesday Morning two years ago
Candle - from Pier 1 two years ago
Glass Candle Holder - from TJMaxx
Butterflies - from the Dollar Store
Figurine - from our Mother's collection of Richard Simmons "Nana's Family" dolls

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, May 27, 2017

Assorted Fiesta(ware) Table

One of Pat's favorite tricks is to take a colorful napkin and use it as the inspiration for a tablescape. This week's napkin was found at TJMaxx last year. Pat pulled out an assortment of colorful Fiesta(ware) and went about creating the place setting.






This is actually a Fiesta(ware) Buffet plate - Kohl's sells it as a luncheon plate. It's 9" across but does not have the customary rim.








Where it came from:
Place Mat/Napkin - from TJMaxx last year
Charger - by Bernardaud from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Dinner Plate, Bread/Butter Plate, and Salt/Pepper Shakers - "Peacock" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's and Replacements three or four years ago
Luncheon/Buffet Plate - "Lemongrass" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's
Salad Plate/Liner - "White" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's
Soup Bowl/Mug - "Shamrock" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's
Flatware - "Primary" Ceramic Handled flatware by Noritake from eBay and Replacements
Glassware - from Pier 1 several years ago
Napkin Ring - from Pier 1 three or four years ago
Gnome - from our collection

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/