Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Spode Buttercup Classic Table

For this week's table, Pat chose Spode's "Buttercup." Both Pat and I like this pattern. She owns twenty complete place settings and I own eight. (Pat's late mother-in-law introduced her to the pattern nearly fifty years ago and Pat has been acquiring it since then. Then Pat gave me a couple of place settings - of course, that was a BIG mistake since I'm a dishaholic and couldn't stop with just two.....)
Pat generally uses blue as the accent color for "Buttercup" when she sets the table, but she has been known to "take it to the next level".(Here)  As she says, it is very versatile and can be dressy or casual.

Since the table was set for a Ladies Luncheon, Pat used the coffee and tea pot for a simple centerpiece.


For the charger, Pat used Wedgwood's "Edme" chargers

Flatware is "Wind Song" silverplate by Oneida (which was relatively inexpensive and sold door to door when it was produced during the 1940's and 1950's)








Water goblets are "Navarre" by Fostoria


Buttercup was a very popular pattern - in fact, Harry Rinker list both the Old Backstamp and Newer Backstamp patterns in his book Dinnerware of the 20th Century: The Top 500 Patterns. 

Pat made small arrangements in cream soup bowls

I love the classic candle holders from Abingdon Pottery in matching blue

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Blue Place Mats and coordinating Napkins - from Gottschalk's (a local Department store long out of business)
Ecru Lace Place Mats - from Lentz Department store (another local store out of business.....)
Charger - "Edme" by Wedgwood from eBay and Replacements
Dinnerware - Older Backstamp (1924-1992) from wherever I can find it
Flatware - "Wind Song" Silverplate by Oneida
Blue Water Goblet - "Navarre" by Fostoria
Napkin Rings - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Candle Holders - by Abingdon Pottery from eBay

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 7, 2018

Lenox Softwind Table

For this week's dinnerware, Pat chose "Softwind" temperware by Lenox. They were the dishes that I chose over 40 years ago as my everyday pattern. Obviously, they are very sturdy, well made dishes that last and last. And I still love them - granted, I don't use them as much but they are fun to pull out once in a while and set a table. [Confession time: both Pat and I change up/exchange our dinnerware frequently - at least every month or so - since we do own a lot of dishes. It's never boring at the table .....]
Pat started with ice blue hemstitch place mats

Not one chip after all these years....and believe me - they were "used and abused"......







Flatware is "Montana" by Gourmet Settings

I have coffee mugs also in this pattern. 

I bought brown Lenox Clarion glasses to go with the dinnerware so it is always fun to watch Pat come up with other glasses that go with the dishes. I love the look of these teal "crackle" goblets from Pier 1.


Pat used simple greenery for the centerpiece because, as she says, the dishes should be the "main attraction"


One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Light Blue Hemstitch Place Mats and Matching Napkins - from Tuesday Morning this year
Dinnerware - "Softwind" Temperware by Lenox from Walsh's (a local dinnerware and bridal registry store long out of business)
Glassware - Teal "Crackle" from Pier 1 three or four years ago
Flatware - "Montana" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond two or three years ago
"Bird Nest" Napkin Rings - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond years ago
"Bird Nest" Tea Light Holders - from Michael's several 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/