Schumann Wild Rose

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

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Anniversary Table

In January, one of my favorite bloggers celebrated her 200th post (Here). Sujatha's blog is always beautiful and unique. I love when she post holidays and celebrations....and the flowers!!!! The tablescapes and the food are always great, too.

After viewing that anniversary posting, Pat and I were immediately inspired to celebrate our anniversary, too. We started five years ago this month. I still think fondly of the many, many bloggers who helped us out in the beginning......Alma at The Tablescaper, Cuisine Kathleen, Alycia Nichols at Tablescapes at Twenty-One to name a few.

We started with an orange-themed table in 2012.  Back then, we had absolutely no idea what we were doing and had a lot fewer dishes to work with. We just thought it would be fun. Well, it still is fun and yes, we have way too many dishes now (I can hear the family groan in agreement.....) So, Pat thanks for the many, many tables that you have set. And here's to a lot more.
Pat wanted to set our Anniversary table in orange. What a color combination - Fiesta(ware) Tangerine and Flamingo



Flatware is "Pure" by Gourmet Settings














Pat used both orange and pink candle holders


From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Place Mat - from Tuesday Morning several years ago
Charger and Small Liners holding oranges - from Maryland China (mail order)
Dinnerware - "Tangerine" and "Flamingo" Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Kohl's, Macy's, and Replacements
White Bowl - "Home" from Target several years ago
Flatware - "Pure" by Gourmet Settings from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Orange Water Glass - "Moonlight" Orange by Circleware from Marshall's in Santa Rosa
White Wine/Water Glass - by Portieux from eBay
Napkins - from Target years ago
Napkin Rings - from Pier 1 several years ago
Centerpiece Bowl - from Art & Old Things in Fortuna, CA (a local antique 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, March 11, 2017

Sunny Springtime Table

With fading thoughts for a bright, rain-free, warm day, it seems like we will never see the sun again. While rain and hail pour down, the wind is blowing Arctic-like cold air from the north. Local rivers are swollen and, in some places, overflowing. Many roads are closed or opened to one lane only with dangerous slides and washouts throughout the county. Uncharacteristic snow is falling everywhere but right along the ocean.....just another "fun" day in the Redwood coastal area of Northern California.

But I digress - this is a tablescaping blog - not a forum on weather. Pat took pity on me this week and set a cheery table so I can dream of sunshine.......
I am soooooo happy with this table because it is bright.

To start the tablescape, Pat loosely layered the table with rows of yellow mesh


Flatware is "April" by Wm Rogers & Son

The dinnerware is "Embossed Leaf" from the Maryland China Company











From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Yellow Charger - "Sun Yellow" Color Spectrum by Mikasa from eBay and Replacements
Dinnerware - "Embossed Leaf" from Maryland China Company
Flatware - "April" by Wm Rogers & Son from Pat
Glassware - from Pier 1 several years ago
Silver Napkin Rings - from Tuesday Morning two years ago
Napkins - from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Yellow Candles - from Ross
Candle Holders - "Lotus" by Westmoreland Glass Company from eBay
White Milk Glass Centerpiece Bowl - from Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Yellow Mesh and 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/