Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Inspired by Nature

Hi Bloggers and welcome to another wonderful Tablescape Thursday! Be sure to visit all the participants and our wonderful hostess Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!

I am slowly recovering from a cold, and I am burning the midnight oil getting ready for TT! I decided to pour a cup of coffee and snack on some cherry pie, courtesy of Cutie Pies :)

While I'm snacking, you can take a look at what I have put together. If you are a regular reader, then you know I have an obsession with green (among other things)'s simple and natural and easy to work with, green is my friend :)

I picked these mugs up quite some time ago at the GW and on a totally different trip, found these little appetizer plates...I think they work great together: cup of Joe and snacks...good deal!

I also thought they looked great with a condiment cup that I've had for a while too, picked up from Pier 1

This tablescape actually started pretty slowly, I don't know if it's because I've been sick or because it's kind of in the transitional season time: end of summer, hello fall...but I had a rough start...but by the time I got done, I liked how it turned out. Do you guys ever feel like that?

This centerpiece wire bowl with the candle holders built right in is a great piece that I change the content of seasonally or whenever, today I put pine cones in...but I've had seashells, gourds, ornaments, etc....A Target find.

(Can you see my helper in the background? :)
I used two runners, running horizontally across the table, and some white napkins for linens

I used inexpensive vases, put small grapevine wreaths around, put them on a plate (you'll see in a minute), wind some artificial blossoms around and create yourself a wonderful hurricane effect...can you imagine something like this with maple leaves or evergreens?

I'm using the glassware that I bought at Mary Carol's store in Kansas City

Did I mention I love this centerpiece bowl? :)

I bought these crackled pine cones at Hobby Lobby several years ago, I keep them out because of their natural quality

The napkin rings are new that I bought while on vacation, they are glass, and green...hee hee :)

Here is a close up of the runner

Here is the plate that I used for underneath the vases

I hope you noticed that I am mixing a new dinner plate with the Claremont salad plate, yep, you guessed it Dollar Tree...I thought they were so cute and I bought the mugs to match with the same pearl necklace detail

Well guys, my coffee is gone and so are the pies, I've since moved on to tootsie rolls....yep, definitely on the road to recovery :)

Hope you enjoyed this tablescape, I can't wait to see all of yours!

Thank you Susan for hosting!


  1. Ohhhhhh, I LOVE this! Right away, I wondered how you could get candleholders to fit so nicely in that basket....and then you say, they are attached - that is terrific! I can imagine how versatile that item is and I love how you have put the white pillars with pine cones in it for this 'scape. The two runners going across the table is something I always want to try but don't think of, love the colour and pattern of yours. A truly wonderful tablescape! Great pics too!


  2. so pretty...Love it all. I am having a give away sure hope you will try to stop by

  3. Good Job with the mixing and matching! Can I have a snack too? They look yummy! :)


  4. Love this! Will it be a compliment if I tell you that I want to steal your idea for the centerpiece with the candles and the pinecones?

  5. Gorgeous--REALLY! You put me in a fall mood/ love what you did with the center piece and the outer pieces too! like the idea of the 2 table runners. Beautiful--everything!

  6. Oh...I love green too!!! Your table is gorgeous!!! I am in love with your centerpiece!!!

    Have a wonderful TT!!!

  7. Blessings from HomeHaven!
    Like your choice of green dishes.
    Your Table is very nice and think it would be a pleasure to dine there.
    God bless,

  8. Everything looks so pretty, what beautiful dishes you have. Love them. And the pine cones add that perfect autumnal feeling. Beautiful :-)

  9. Hello Michelle...

    Ohhh my...I must say that your beautiful tablescape may be my very favorite of all that I have visited just really "takes my eye"!!! Maybe, like you said, it's this seasonal transition...but I love those pretty earthy greens with the browns...and topped off with some added whites!!! It's all so lovely!!!

    Love your wire candle bowl from Target...I'll have to look for one! I just love the pinecones and I can see how great it would be to change out with the seasons or whatever the occasion! It makes for a fabulous centerpiece...that's for sure! Ohhh...and I love how you did the hurricanes pretty and so Autumn!!! Love the pretty table runners...of course, anything with a damask pattern is sure to win me over! wink! My friend, you found some great dishes at those pretty green leaf plates and you're right...the condiment bowls and cups are gorgeous with them!!! Just love the place setting...those beautiful greens mixed in with the creamy whites!!! Well...I guess you can tell that I really enjoyed your fabulous tablescape!!! Hehe!!! In fact, I have saved several of your photos to my idea file on the computer! I'm also adding your blog to my list of blog follows...I can see that you're a very creative and talented lady!!! It's so very nice to meet you!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous tablescape with us today...feel better (I hate colds!)

    Warmest wishes,

  10. Hi Michelle...

    It's just lil' ol' me again! I just had to come back and leave you a note! I think I may become your #1 blog fan! Hehe! I've been going down through some of your have a fabulous blog, my's just full of creative ideas and soooo many pretties!!!

    I just bought the same pretty fall leaves from the Dollar Tree...was wondering what to do with them but picked them up because I loved the colors and I love Autumn leaves! Lo and behold, I seen what you did with yours and I just love that idea! Now I'm on a make one of those pretty wreaths!!! Also really enjoyed you "Back To School" was absolutely beautiful!!!

    Oooooh...I'm so glad that I found your blog!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  11. I hope you are feeling better soon. You did a great job of transitioning from summer to fall without overbearingly orange and bronze. I too love the green and find it very versatile. I like the white with it and am definitely jealous of the centerpiece bowl. Very nice table. Have a great weekend and take your vitamin C!

  12. This is all so pretty! I love the texture in your plates. And your theme. I live in the Piny Woods of Texas, so we have lots of pinecones. Now I know what to do with some of them! I love the pretty white candles. And those glass green napkin rings! Very pretty all together! Get well!

  13. Oh what a lovely introduction to fall! I love green too. Everything looks delightful on your table -- I love it all!

  14. Great job! I enjoyed seeing all the details! My daughter is wild about greens too! She had a green wedding, etc., etc.....


  15. Hi Michelle,
    You always do a beautiful job with your tables. I'm in awe of your artistry and very appreciative of your kind comments when you stopped by.

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

    Warm regards,

  16. I love this tablescape. And I want those plates from Dollar Tree to go with my Claremont plates. Your crackled pine cones are fabulous.

  17. Artfully combined table setting, love all those earthy touches you have included to celebrate the changing seasons.

  18. What glorious shades of green! I adore your crackled pinecones.

  19. I am 'green' with envy. Your plates and bowls look like Majolika. Love the simplicity, elegance, and textures.

  20. Hi Michelle,
    Nice to meet ya! Lovely blog....LOVE your majolica ware....I collect the bordallo pinheiro bunnies and the lettuce motif. I am gonna add you to my got great tastes...and love bargains like myself! cherry

  21. I really like how natural the center area looks will all the pinecones and candles and twig wraps. I love pinecones in general for decor--especially the scented ones!

    Thanks for your visit! :)


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