Saturday, July 15, 2017

In Praise of the Holstein

Pat wanted to set a fun table this week. For her inspiration, she started with a cute Holstein-styled pitcher that was given to me years ago....

Of course, you have to have Holstein-style dinnerware

Pat used two placemats to bring in the red color from the cow's collar













Where it came from:
Black and Red Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Yellow Charger - "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from Replacements.com
Dinnerware - "Spotted Cow" by Tienshen from eBay
Bread/Butter Plate - "Vintage Yellow" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Flatware - "Decision" by Noritake from eBay and Replacements.com
Glassware - from Costco years ago
Yellow Napkin - from Pier 1 last year
Napkin Ring - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond (currently available)
Spotted Cow Candle Holders - from the Discovery Shop (Cancer Society's Thrift Store) a few years ago
Black Candles and Silk Flowers - from Michael's
Cow Pitcher - a gift

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, July 8, 2017

Vegetable Soup Table

Dish hoarder confession: this week's table was set because Pat could reach the flatware used on it. All of our other tablescaping flatware was buried behind an avalanche of dinnerware, glassware, napkins, and other stuff in my "dish room" (a small unused bedroom dedicated to tablescaping.) That's because I had to move out three dozen boxes to get to a box of glassware painted with flowers on them for our other tablescaping blog. Of course, the box I needed was on the bottom of the last eight-foot-high stack way in the back between shelving units.....

Anyway, the accent plate was on a shelf just inside the door - an easy reach. Ergo, the theme to this week's table is "casual" and vegetables.




The napkin ring was selected because Pat could just barely reach around the door to the dishroom and it was the closest.


Fortunately, all the Fiestaware is store in the laundry room (that's another story.......)







Where it came from:
Place Mat - from Tuesday Morning last year
Charger - "Cinnabar" Fiesta(ware) Chop Plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Dinner Plate - "Shamrock" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's
Accent Plate - from Pier 1 two years ago
Flatware - "Vault" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Red Soup Bowl - "Fun Factory" by Waechterbach from Replacements.com
Green Water Goblet - from Pier 1 several years ago
Purple Wine Glass - from Tuesday Morning two years ago
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond several years ago
Single Serving Soup Tureen - 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, July 1, 2017

Independence Day Table

Pat had a lot of fun with this week's table. She couldn't decide on what place mat to begin with - so she used all three that she had out.....



The only thing "reserve" on this table is the simple napkin ring

I love this china - however, it's not the easiest plate to eat from




Here's what you do when you can't make up your mind which color to use......






Where it came from:
Place Mats - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two or three years ago
Charger - from Pier 1 last year
Dinnerware - from Maryland China Company (mail order)
Bread/Butter Plate - Lapis Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com
Flatware - San Remo by Hampton Silversmiths from Horchows last year
Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Assorted Glassware - Clear Wine Glass/Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Blue Water Glass/Target mail order, Red Champagne Trumpet/eBay
Red Cut Crystal Vase - 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, June 24, 2017

Claret and Cabbage Table

My neighbor is having a 2-day yard sale......I hate them but, before she knocked on my door this morning, Pat went over and bought a few things. Of course, she decided to use some of them on this week's table.
It took Pat less than 10 minutes to think up a tablescape and set the table using her yard sale finds 

Not only does it go well together colorwise, I love the idea of blending Claret (wine) and Cabbage as a theme.








Pat never liked the actual bread/butter plate in the cabbage pattern - so she always used a saucer

Stuff from the yard sale

Where it came from:
Charger, Luncheon Plate, Bread/Butter (Saucer) - "Cabbage" by Bordallo Pinheiro from various places (i.e. Replacements, eBay, TJMaxx)
Dinner Plate - "Claret" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Macy's last year
Flatware - "Treble Clef" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond three years ago
Glassware - from the Dollar Store years ago (but currently available)
Candle Holders and Grapes/Leaves - from the Yard Sale

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/

Not exactly tablescaping stuff:
This is the actual Bread/Butter plate

Here is the Bread/Butter plate and the saucer side by side