Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Autumnal Tablescape

Greetings everyone, Autumnal Greetings that is!


It is surely becoming fall here in the Midwest and I'd like to share a tablescape that reflects all the wonderful things I love about Fall. Thank you for visiting me and be sure to visit Susan and all of the wonderful tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch.






I'm feeling mighty quiet today and I think I'll let the pictures do most of the talking...I say that now, but I never seem to stay too quiet....



The beginnings, some of my favorite colors....








I ran into these sweet coffee mugs at Family Dollar, if you can believe it! You can never have too many mugs at my house...
Look at the faux bois handle...love it!






Right next to the mugs were these cute S&P shakers and I couldn't resist...imagine having a couple of pairs (or more) for each side of the table...no one would have to say "Please pass the salt..." At a dollar for the pair, it's quite affordable!













Place settings:







Centerpiece:










I am using my everyday dishes (love them) and I can't remember whether it was last year or year before, but I found these salad plates with a wonderful embossed detail at Target. It just happens to coordinate with my dishes...yummy!







I typically like to use column candles, but my friend Judy found me some milk glass taper holders and I love them! Thanks Judy!




I put them on a saucer, I didn't want to risk dripage :)



This carving set was a wedding gift, won't this look beautiful with my new Turkey platter?





The famous ceramic Dollar Tree pumpkins...I've had these for a few years now




I found these beautiful linens at TJ Maxx. I only found one set of napkins (4), but I had a wonderful checked napkin that I knew would coordinate well


I love this napkin fold and used a little pumpkin for the center. I love using table coverings, but to change it up a bit I folded the table cloth in half and left the ends of the table expose, I like seeing the wood table too.










Thanks for stopping by! I hope I have left you with a pang in your heart! Loving Fall and I have some more to share in the coming weeks!







I'll be visiting you soon!



Thank you Susan for hosting!






26 comments:

  1. Your table is absolutely beautiful. Love everything. Great Job!

    Blessings,
    Gail

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  2. Such a beautiful Fall setting!
    I love the warm colors and I love the detailed patterns of the dishware!
    You did a wonderful job of pulling everything together!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  3. The table looks gorgeous and your pictures capture it beautifully!!

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  4. Beautiful fall table. I love the colors and the richness of it, so cozy.

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  5. What a gorgeous table. YOur centerpiece is stunning. I really like the way you used the basket with the pumpkin and the pretty flowers and berries. Your dishes are also sooooo pretty. Great find with the mugs and the salt and pepper. All of your colors are so pretty, just a beautifully put together tablescape. Hugs, Marty

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  6. This is a gorgeous table you have created! Luv the colors and the centerpiece speaks volumes. You have done super.
    Autumn Blessings to you,
    d from HomeHaven

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  7. Your table is beautiful! Love all the layers and linens. I must go to Dollar store soon and look for those cute salt and Pepper shakers. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  8. Gorgeous! I love all of the deep rich tones. Those raised plates from Target are amazing. Wish we had a Family Dollar near us - awesome mugs and s/p shakers.

    Looking forward to more of your fall tablescapes.

    - The Tablescaper

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  9. You know, seeing real wood is good. I like to see the grain of wood, not always painted and "purtied" up. Your tablescape is just stunning. Oh, if I could ever figure out how you managed that napkin in the center of the plate! And the plates! You chose perfect plates to combine. This is just beautiful!
    Brenda

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  10. This table is gorgeous! The autumn colors just look so inviting, they create a warm and cozy ambience - I would just love to sit down at that table for a nice long dinner!
    You did a beautiful job, love the little s&p shakers - so cute!
    Take care! Hope you'll stop by for my fall (and my first!) giveaway!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  11. Michelle, your table is delightful.....totally gorgeous and your pictures are stunning.

    Great job!

    Barb ♥

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  12. What a wonderfully beautiful fall tablescape! I really like it all! Love those acorn s&p's! I also like the tablecloth folded with wood showing at either end of the table!

    Good job!

    Katherine

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  13. Beautiful fall tablescape, and I'm definitely going to have to check out Family Dollar! I've been frequently haunting Dollar Tree but I keep forgetting about Family Dollar, and your post just reminded me.

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  14. So pretty, just love those wonderful colors. The napkin with the pumpkin looks coooool!

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  15. This is a stunning tablescape. Everything looks just fabulous. The colors are so pretty and rich. I also love your flatware!
    Thanks so much for coming by.
    xo bj

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  16. Ohh, your tablescape has such beautiful details. I love the sculpted plates and other accessories. Gotta go to Family Dollar to find those acorn salt and peppers!

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  17. Great finds! you've set a wonderful table for us today. Love the fall colors.

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  18. I'm late to comment but just had to let you know how beautifully your tablescape captures the feeling of fall. The colours are just tremendous and give such a cozy sense to it! I love the brown plates and those little acorn S&P's are adorable! I could look at your pics all day!

    DD

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  19. I agree with all of the rest, your tablescape is stunning! It really says FALL and not only are you creative with your tablescape, it appears you're a clever shopper too. Looks like you really picked up some great bargains.

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  20. Love your mugs & s/p's. Your pumpkins are pretty too! A lovely table!

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  21. Your tablescape is amazing! I love it all.

    Carolyn

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  22. I love the way you folded your napkins! I forget about Family Dollar, but I may have to make a run! It is all gorgeous and your photos display it beautifully!

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  23. I love this site, just found it today, you do such a nice job with your displays I can almost feel like I am there!

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Thank You for taking the time to comment! Because of the insane amount of spam comments, I had to stop anonymous comments-sorry for the inconvenience.
Michelle