Saturday, September 23, 2017

Not Quite Oktoberfest Table

We're calling this week's table "Not Quite Oktoberfest" because of the dishes that were used - Mikasa's "Kabuki" - a very un-German looking pattern, but the colors are perfect to compliment the inspiration Beer Stein that Pat used for a centerpiece vase.


Flatware is "Grand Colonial" by Wallace



This Hutschenreuther "Racine" luncheon plate was used to give the place setting some separation




One of our favorite glasses - from the Dollar Store



These cute little figurines were a gift from a friend while she visited Germany several years ago


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Where it came from:
Rust Place Mat - from Pier 1's sale rack last year
Charger - Also from Pier 1 's sale shelf two years ago
Dinnerware - "Kabuki" by Mikasa (1978-1985) from the Discovery Shop (our local Cancer Society's Thrift Store)
White Luncheon Plate - "Racine" by Hutschenreuther from Replacements.com
Flatware - "Grand Colonial" Sterling Silver by Wallace (a generous gift from our Cousins)
Glassware - from the Dollar Store (still available)
Rust Napkin - Hand made by Pat
German Figurines - a gift from a dear friend while on her trip to Germany
Beer Stein "Vase" - from our collection
Rust Colored Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local gift and kitchenware store)

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, September 16, 2017

Noritake Momentum Table

Choosing a dinnerware pattern is definitely personal and individual. What one person loves, another may just shake her head in disbelief. Thus the story of this week's pattern used on the Table for One. Pat fell in love with Noritake's "Momentum" the first time she saw it. I, on the other hand, do not "share" her love....in fact, I think it is ugly. But that never stops us from using it on a table.
Pat reused the flatware and goblets from last week (I hadn't put them away yet.....)

The place setting.......Pat loves the versatility of the pattern colors. She mixed it with several different chargers and settle on this color.













 Where it came from:
Antique Gold Charger - from Tuesday Morning last year (but available at Pier 1)
Blue Charger - "Colonial Blue" Color Spectrum by Mikasa from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - "Momentum" by Noritake from our single place setting collection
Flatware - "Kyoto Gold" by Holister from Wayfair last year
Glassware - from Pier 1 last year
Napkin Ring - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Candle Holders - from local Thrift stores whenever Pat can find them
Silk 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, September 9, 2017

Lenox "Mansfield" Table

Lenox produced the classic pattern "Mansfield" from 1950 through 2005. It is simple and elegant and sets a beautiful table. It's so popular in my family that three people own this set of dinnerware.

For inspiration this week, Pat went to my "Armani curio" (that holds a collection of our Mother's Armani figurines which I am blessed to caretake) and pulled out "Harlequin." Here's what she did with him:




Plates are decorated with a simple gold trim and thin gold verge


Pat matched the Harlequin's costume with spray paint and asked her husband to paint this inexpensive lacquer charger



The glassware is accented with just a touch of gold

Using the various colors from the Harlequin's costume, Pat set several variations to the table but settled on rust.


Where it came from:
Rust Colored Charger - inexpensive lacquer charger spray painted to match Harlequin's costume
Dinnerware - "Mansfield" from the Presidential Collection of Lenox (1950-2005)
Flatware - "Kyoto Gold" by Holister from Wayfair last year
Glassware - from Pier 1 last year
Napkins - Handmade by Pat to match the dinnerware and charger
Napkin Ring - inexpensive shower curtain ring spray painted to match charger
Harlequin - from our Mother

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, September 2, 2017

Daffodil and Roses Table

Recently, I made a "stack" of accent plates that we own which haven't been featured on either of our blogs to remind us to use them sometime. Pat pulled out one and it became the inspiration for this week's table.













 Where it came from:
Place Mat - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two years ago
Flatware - by Jankng from eBay (currently still available)
Charger - "Faience Gray" by Christofle from eBay
Dinerware - Daffodil "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin (a gift from Pat's daughter)
Accent Plate - "Malina Taperstry" earthenware from Pier 1's sale shelf
Glassware - "Picardy" from Pier 1 several years ago
Fan Vase - Depression Glass (a gift from our Cousin)
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - inexpensive wooden shower curtain ring spray painted gray
Candle Holders - 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/