Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall Leaf Tablescape

Can I tell you what a beautiful day we had here in Missouri? Well It was spectacular! It was a beautiful 68 degrees, the sun was shining, and a gentle breeze was blowing...and as I'm posting this, the sun is setting already, thanks to the daylight savings happening this weekend.

Thank you for visiting me today for another wonderful Tablescape Thursday and be sure to visit Susan at BNOTP for even more wonderful tablescape treats!


For me what makes a great tablescape is simple.
I typically use the same format over and over (and over) again...I do this at work too...using different things, but the format is the same. What I call format, you may consider to be style. Because of my occupation, it really feels more like second nature, almost an automatic.





At work, I have nearly everything at my disposal....here at home-not so much...but you know what? I say this to myself quite regularly....second only to my motto....What we don't have forces us to be more creative with what we do have. I believe that too.





So you may see the same glassware over and over and perhaps my flatware collection may never increase...but really what I hope you come here for is the conversation and the inspiration!



These beautiful cream dinner plates are identical to the green ones you've seen before, bought on clearance, about 5 years ago now. I've been known to buy the same shoes in different colors too...I am not ashamed to admit it! :)

My Mary Carol wicker chargers are really fun to play with again, and the linens are some of my favorites.






Thank you for visiting me!

Thanks again to Susan for hosting!



42 comments:

  1. Beautiful table and dishes. I am so excited to get the turkeys out!
    Susan

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  2. Michelle,
    Love the picnic scape! The fall leaves, wicker charger, the cream colored plates, all work so well together. I don't have tons of dishware either, but find it fun to see how many ways I can mix and match what I have to create something "new" each week! Thanks for sharing.
    Dee Dee

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  3. Beautiful harvest table.
    I usually use the same set of flatware over and over.
    Thanks for sharing your table!

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  4. So beautiful! Love your tablecloth and napkins and you've brought in all the rest to compliment so well!

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  5. Beautiful table. I'm always partial to things with fall leaves on them. Love the chargers - need to look for those online. I hope they are still available! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. Hi Michelle! Oh, I just adore your pretty table. Your linens are so lovely and perfect for this time of year. Your dishes are so lovely and I like your turkey, too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  7. I plan to get out my turkeys soon. I'm excited about that. Yours are so lovely. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

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  8. Very pretty table...the turkey tureen is beautiful.

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  9. I love your motto, I would however love to borrow that lovely soup tureen for Thanksgiving! :)

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  10. I love the beautiful leaves in your tablescape. The napkin design is just so beautiful and fresh...I too use the same silverware, I am however going to switch it up for Christmas....I also love the picnic scape, so pretty

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  11. Oh I love all of your dishes and linens. I don't have that many different ones either, but it just challenges me to use them all in a different way. Your turkey tureen is stunning and I just love the white plates, the border design is gorgeous. Great table, and great inspiration. Hugs, Marty

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  12. I love your dishes! Your pictures are gorgeous.

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  13. The pictures are wonderful So vivid and bright. The dishes are great also.

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  14. Hi Michelle ~
    I can't believe it was that warm in Missouri today...just wait - we had a high of 30 and a few feet of snow in Colorado....so I may be headed your way, LOL !
    Pretty pictures as always and I love how the sun brings out the pretties !
    Kammy

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  15. Doing the tablescapes has actually made me find things I forgot I had...so fun. I love your table, the turkey is great! We left Illinois for a few days and headed to Michigan. It was gorgeous here today too...not as warm as you were, but perfect for exploring the area. It is nice to have the sun in the Midwest!

    Sue

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  16. I love your style, oops, FORMAT! Your speak to the artistic part of me with those beautifully photographed pieces. Lovely. You create a story with your pictures. Thanks for the great story tonight.
    Yvonne

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  17. ok the first thing i said to myself is you make my heart sing... honest. you are just an artist and i love all your shots!

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  18. wow! i am so jealous! we are still sweating here in florida! and those leafs beautiful! i love your pictures! thanks for sharing!

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  19. So pretty - and your turkey has be thinking ahead to Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday) Your photography is lovely!

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  20. Hi Michelle, I am in love with the Turkey...May I ask where did you get that beautiful Turkey?
    xoxo
    Julie

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  21. Great stuff! We all get our inspiration from different places. Sometimes it doesn't take a lot of stuff to make it happen. It's what's within.

    - The Tablescaper

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  22. What an unbe-leaf-able tablesetting. How beautiful.

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  23. When something is perfect and the right colors, you should buy several sets! I thoroughly enjoyed your fall leaf tablescape. Great mix of pottery and wicker and other textures.

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  24. Hello Michelle! I love your photographs and the way you show your stuff :0)
    Very artistic. Love all the leaves...

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  25. I think I said it before but I'll say it again...you are truly in the right line of work, Kiddo! You have a wonderful knack for decorating & I envy the ease with which you do it.
    I also envy you that awesome TURKEY!!! He is magnificent!!!

    ♥ Rettabug

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  26. Now, this is a beautiful table! You did an outstanding job! The segue from the shot of those leaves in nature to the napkins and dishes on your table is just brilliant. Love the colors and the whole concept. And your turkey is pretty adorable, too!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  27. I do get inspiration from your "format" and from your ability to "use what you have" in creative ways. Terrific pics, love that turkey and those beautiful linens!

    DD

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  28. Hi Michelle I love your TST esp since it outdoors that is so nice. The photos look so pretty. I love the leaf plates very cute. I just love leaves! have a wonderful week!

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  29. Beautiful! I love it all, especially the glazed leaves! They're stunning!

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  30. Everything looks so beautiful. You are so talented.

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  31. Fall foilage is gorgeous in nature and decor!

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  32. This is beautiful Michelle!!

    We didn't get sun, here, Wednesday, until late in the day and it was still pretty cloudy. Misted and sprinkled most of the day, yesterday. We welcome the sun, any way we can see it, lately. It's a little after noon, Thursday. We just had a gully washer!! They say 4 to 6 inches and more rain tomorrow.
    Hope you are having sunshine today.:-)

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  33. I buy things I like in different colors, too, sometimes! Beautiful dishes, linens and tablescaping.

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  34. I don't think my comment took, and I so love this tablescape, I'm just going to type it again for safe measure. These textures in the photos: scrumptious! Don't know what camera you're using, but it's very good and has such clarity. You have such an eye for detail that you remember every little thing, which amazes me. Always exquisite whatever you have. But I really like this one!
    Brenda

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  35. wow, love this Fall tablescape...I love brining the natural stuff in...free and lovely!

    sarah

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  36. Beautiful tablescape. Love all of the fall colors combined in these photos. This is my first visit to your blog, and I've spent awhile scrolling through your most recent posts and enjoyed all of it. I'll be coming back to visit often. laurie

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  37. Hi Michelle,
    Whenever I stop by for a visit, I'm impressed by your artistry. As I scrolled down, drinking in the beauty of your photographs, I was reminded of how gifted you are. It's all very evocative ... just lovely!

    Bill

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  38. Love how the linens, turkey, white plates and planter all coordinate.

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  39. Very pretty table...love the colors. Love the mix of wicker with the fall colors.

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  40. Wonderful photos, love the china and all the little extra's.

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  41. This is beautiful....amazing photos, too!

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Michelle