Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lenox Versailles Tablescape

Lenox Versailles (1977-1992) has been described as "opulent" and "extravagant" by some people, but to me, I think it is just gorgeous. I love it. Since it mixes well with many colors, it can be used in so many different ways and never gets boring.


The place setting....yes, slightly "over the top" gaudy, I know, but it's just perfect to me.

Flatware is "Antique Baroque" gold by Wallace Silversmith




There are so many colors to pull from....you can see why the pattern never gets boring.


One of Pat's favorite tricks....the first of two chargers - the "Periwinkle" Fiesta(ware) Chop plate adds color

Pat found these antique gold chargers (along with similar ones in silver) on sale at Tuesday Morning last year.



Another bargain of the century.....found on the sale, sale, sale shelf at Pier 1 last week




From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Antique Gold Chargers - from Tuesday Morning last year (but available at Pier 1 now)
Blue Charger - "Periwinkle" Fiesta(ware) chop plate by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Dinnerware - "Versailles" by Lenox from eBay and Replacements
Flatware - "Antique Baroque" by Wallace Silversmiths from Horchow's
Blue Napkin - from Gottschalk's (a local Department store now out of business)
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 two years ago
Glassware - from Pier 1 last week (found on the sale, sale, sale shelf)
Candle Holders - from Pat's depression glass collection
Gold candles - from Michael's
Gold Leaf Avocados - from Pier 1 last year

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 17, 2016

Ultra Modern Black and White Table

One of Pat's very favorite color combinations for a tablescape is black and white. This week, she used inexpensive matte finished square plates from World Market and added a small glass appetizer/accent plate to change things up a bit that creates a very ultra modern and sleek table.....

No flowers or frills for this table's centerpiece.....just large chunky crystal candle holders and black candles


Flatware is sleek "Everyday" stainless steel by Reed & Barton








From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Black Dinnerware - "Trilogy" from World Market/Cost Plus years ago (but still available)
Small Appetizer/Accent Plate - By At Home from Ross years ago
Flatware - "Everyday" Stainless Steel by Reed & Barton from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Glassware - "Jet Black" by Artland Glass from Target (mail order) and Replacements
Black Napkins - Handmade by Pat
Crystal Candle Holders - from our collection
Black Candles - from Michael's this season

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/