Cavorting canines are the theme here.
Cavorting canines decked out in sweaters and colourful scarves, dashing around amid swirling leaves. Labs, spaniels, terriers, corgis and Heinz 57 mutts are having a blast on Park Bench Pups plates plates and mugs from Pier 1.
So I joined in, too. Come on over to my house and we’ll set a table.
I invited a pair of Scottie Dog salt & peppers to play, too. They bounded in from Amazon.com.
This adorable pair has a small magnet on each snout so they cling together in a doggie snuffle of noses.
it was hard to decide on which dog to feature, but the Highland and Scottish terriers seemed to fit nicely; they’re just so cheerful.
The preserved leaves are from Save-on-Crafts and the wooden handled cutlery is from World Market. The placemats are from HomeGoods.
I was going to use plain napkins tied with tartan bows for napkin rings, in keeping with all the dogs’ scarves, but then discovered these Bold Check plaid napkins at Pier 1. The cheerful colours, especially the teal blues, sealed the deal.
The corgi is just a hoot, poised to fly off the edge of the park bench.
The mugs are a very generous size, and I really like the plaid detail on the handle.
Perfect for a steaming cup of latte.
It’s still beautiful out, but it seems we must turn our thoughts to fall.
It’s the first day of school for many kids today! I can hear the collective sigh of relief from parents, with a slight frisson of awe and/or bewilderment: “where did another year go? I can’t believe they’re starting kindergarten, grade 2, 10, college…’ New backpacks containing litterless lunches are hoisted onto shoulders and another year begins. Good luck everyone!
I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.
These are the cutest plates that I’ve ever seen. They’re a real conversation piece and much too animated to put food on. But if you must! The napkins pull it all together. Good choice. I’ll be passing this on to some of my doggie friends of which I have many. C U soon.
Thanks, Maura. We are really enjoying using them in the Cape. Fallish, but not too far advanced. They’re a great breakfast set!
Helen, love the dogs–really fun; I used to tie a scarf around the neck of my Saluki named Rashida Star of the Desert…brainless as sand, but a startling beauty.
I remember admiring these plates in the store–another one of those use-once-a-year patterns that is so memorable that we non-professional tablescapers just can’t afford it. But it’s so nice to see on your table. It’s interesting how the plaid has a purple element, but if you don’t need it on the table (because it doesn’t happen to be in your plate colour palette), and you don’t pick it out, it simply disappears.
Cute as your S&Ps are, as I’ve trained many dogs up to CD cert, I can’t endorse terriers of any stripe, and that goes for Corgis too. Schauzers…ugh. Give me a Golden or a poodle…the easiest to train, and the best to live with. I had to laugh when I saw the woven placemats…several months ago I bought the same ones in amethyst from Nanu Nana, a German shop…they were $1 each. I can hear more apples plocking into baskets here!
We had an Irish Setter of similar intellectual capacity as your Saluki. Gorgeous, but daft as a brush.
Intrtesting observation bout the purple in the plaid napkins. I’ll have another look and see if they can be pressed into purple table duty!
Those woven placemats are indeed a steal. I paid something similar at HomeGoods. I’ve got them in purple, too!
Love your table! Those plates with the deep blue of the mats and the fabulous plaid napkins just say FALL!. Thanks for sharing your creative touch!
Thanks, Darlene. I think those plaid napkins will work in almost any season but were a surprisingly good segue into fall. One normally thinks of teal and blue as summer but this was an exception.
Thanks, Darlene. I think those plaid napkins will work in almost any season but were a surprisingly good segue into fall. One normally thinks of teal and blue as summer, but this was an exception.
Those pup plates are so cute. Love this table as we are family of dog lovers.
I thought this one would appeal to you, Lorri. As I recall, you have as many dogs as we do! My daughter Lauren is visiting right now with her giant German Shepherd, Rabbit. He fits right in and no one even turns a hair any more. The more the merrier.