Saturday, November 18, 2017

Patriotic Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Table

Pat set a decidedly patriotic table for Thanksgiving breakfast this year. She wanted something different but. at the same time, truly expressed our national holiday. Here's what she came up with:
Oh dear.....looking at this so-called patriotic table, I see something "awkward" - the dinnerware was made in England, the flatware was made in Italy, the plastic charger was made in China, the beige napkin was made in India, the eagle was made in Japan.










Ah ha! The glassware is "Clarion" by Lenox.....an American company. Finally......




Where it came from:
Brown Charger - Inexpensive lacquer charger spray painted with plastic adhesive spray paint
Dinnerware - "Americana" by J&G Meakin from eBay
Glassware - Brown "Clarion" by Lenox from Walsh's (a local dinnerware and wedding gift store long out of business)
Flatware - "Roma Brown" by Domus & Design Silver from Horchow's last year
Beige Napkin - "Sand" Hemstitch from Pier 1 this year
Brown Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - Inexpensive PVC pipe cut into 1" rounds and spray painted to match the charger
Eagle Figurine - from our Mother's collection
Wooden Candle Holders - from Pat'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, November 11, 2017

Noritake "Coram" Table

This week's table features another bargain place setting that we found while out "thrifting" one day. It's called "Coram" by Noritake. It features pink and peach colored flowers.








Glassware is pink "Royal Pierpont" by Noritake



Our Mother got these small Armani figurines as a member of the Armani Society several years ago

Where it came from:
Charger - "Rose" Color Spectrum by Mikasa from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - "Coram" by Noritake from Tailwaggers (a local thrift store that supports a no-kill animal rescue and Humboldt Humane Society)
Glassware - Pink "Royal Pierpont" by Noritake from eBay
Flatware - "Wind Song" by Oneida from our collection
Small Figurines - by Armani from our Mother
Pink Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Pink Candles - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local gift and kitchen 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, November 4, 2017

Autumn Wine Table

The inspiration for this week's table came from the accent plate that Pat recently found at a local thrift store.









Pat found the really neat material (assorted wine barrels) at JoAnn Fabrics and knew she had to make napkins......

I collect Fiesta(ware) bread/butter plates - one of my vintage "Ivory" colored ones....



Where it came from:
Rustic Charger - from Pier 1 last year
Second Charger - "Black" Fiesta(ware) chop plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Dinner Plate - "Evergreen" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Luncheon Plate - "Heather" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from eBay
Bread/Butter Plate - Vintage "Ivory" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Accent Plate - from a local thrift store last year
Flatware - "Vault" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Assorted Wine Glasses - "Entertain" from Bed, Bath, and Beyond three or four years ago
Wine Barrel Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Flower "Vase" - from Pier 1 this season
Grapes/Silk Flowers - 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, October 28, 2017

Lenox Urban Lights Table

Pat and I walked into our local animal rescue thrift store recently and found a single place setting of beautiful Lenox Urban Lights in perfect condition. The price? Two dollars.....I had to have it for our single place setting collection (not that I need anymore, but who could pass that up?)
To give the simple but elegant plate design more presence, Pat used two charger - one gold, one black.


Pat wanted simple lines - so she used Kate Spade's "All In Good Taste" flatware by Lenox



The only design on the dinnerware is the gold and black medallion in the center 


Since the black charger had to be smaller than the gold leaf charger, Pat used a black Fiesta(ware) chop plate


I like this style of footed cup compared to the flat design that a lot of dinnerware has







Where it came from:
Gold Leaf Charger - from Costco years ago
Black Charger - Fiesta(ware) chop plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - "Urban Lights" by Lenox (1992-2007) from Tailwaggers (a local thrift store that benefits their no-kill animal rescue/shelter)
Glassware - "Midnight Black" by Artland Crystal from Replacements.com
Flatware - Kate Spade's "All in Good Taste" by Lenox from Wayfair
Napkin - from Tuesday Morning two years ago
Napkin Ring - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Armani figurine - from our Mother's collection
Candle Holders - A Depressionware gift from our Cousin

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/