Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Table

It's no wonder that Pat decided to pay homage to her favorite romantic fantasy movie this week when I asked her to use our Wedgwood "Flying Cloud" dinnerware. It's a beautiful white and rust pattern that was made from 1969 through 1993 featuring a historic clipper ship in the center. Pat immediately thought of Captain Gregg, sea captain and owner of Gull Cottage who died there years before Mrs. Muir arrived and "won his heart." The movie - "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" (1947) - is still charming and heart warming after all these years.....



Pat used "Colonial Copper" from Horchow's because it's rustic and masculine




The antiqued copper chargers were a gift to me from Pat's daughter


Pat decided not use the cup and saucer but I wanted to show the neat shape

Another one of our bargains - found on the sale rack at Pier 1 a couple years ago


Of course - Captain Gregg






From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Copper Chargers - by Sur La Table (a gift from my niece)
Copper Flatware - "Colonial Copper" from Horchow's two or three years ago
Dinnerware - "Flying Cloud" by Wedgwood from eBay and Replacements
Glassware - "Picardy" from Pier 1 last year
Glass Floats - from TJMaxx and Pier 1 over the years
Brass Lanterns and Captain Gregg Figurine - from Pat's collection
Armani Figurine - from our Mother'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, August 20, 2016

Honey Bee Table

My sister is truly amazing. Naturally, she is a wonderful wife and Mother. She's a terrific cook and hostess. She sews beautifully. She quilts. She gardens. She has won awards for her volunteering. She participates in marathon races. She has even been mayor of her town. And, of course, she designs and sets all of our tables. But this week, she has outdone herself. Pat and some of her exercise buddies are taking a few days vacation together to climb Mount Lassen (an extinct volcanic mountain that is over 10,000 feet high.) Yes, I said - climb a mountain. And did I mention that she will be 70 on her next birthday???? She never ceases to amaze me.....
Mount Lassen
Well, for those of us who prefer to stay "grounded," this week's table features one of Pat's "bargains." We walked into Pier 1 recently and found the dinner plates on the sale rack at an amazing price. And Pat can never resist a sale......







This is the plate that was the inspiration for the table



I have always loved these glasses - "Jet-Black" by Reizart from Replacements



From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Woven Placemats - from Tuesday Morning and Pier 1 early this year
Flatware - "Napoleon Bee" by Wallace Silversmiths from Horchow's
Charger - Black "Color Spectrum" by Mikasa from eBay
Dinner Plate - from Pier 1's sale rack
Black Luncheon Plates and Bread/Butter Plates - Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements
Accent Plate - "Bee" by Pottery Barn
Glassware - "Jet-Black" by Reizart from Replacements
Bee Napkin Rings - from the Ferndale Emporium (a local gift and kitchen store)
Wooden Honey Spoons - from the Ferndale Mercantile Company (another neat local store)
Napkins - from Pier 1 several years ago
Gold Candles - from Michael's
Bee Hive - from the Discovery Shop (the Cancer Society's thrift 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/