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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tablescape Thursday/Feels So Good to be a Fallen Woman!

As my friend Shelia at Note Songs likes to say, we are fallen women! In other words, fall has arrived in my home and at many other bloggers' homes. In celebration of this season, I have created a fall tablescape, and also set up my outside decorations.

I used my brown tablecloth which was a perfect backdrop for all the warm fall colors.

I used my white Gibson dishes which were a deal this summer at Big Lots. I topped the plates with pumpkin plates I found at Dollar General for $1.50 each and they sit on autumn leaf placemats also a buck and a half at DG.

I found this gorgeous leaf napkin at Walmart, $3 for a set of two. My everyday flatware is being used. This is the only flatware I own and I don't know the pattern, but I have had these forever. My parents had the same pattern.

To add a little contrasting green to the table, I used my depression glass goblets.

I filled my fifty cent garage sale wine goblets with a golden colored white wine. Or is it actually peach-papaya flavored Lipton White Tea?

I just found these salt and pepper shakers in Kayson's Golden Rhapsody pattern at Goodwill for thirty-five cents each! They match dishes that I have in the same pattern.

I wanted the center of the table to also be warm and autumn-y. The candles are pumpkin scented with little gingham bows in orange and were just a dollar a piece at Dollar General. I get them every year.

The centerpiece is created from a white Gibson planter, a pumpkin that I also purchased at Dollar General for two dollars, and some garland, also from DG.

At the back of the table, I added a pumpkin with a fall garland I had purchased years ago but had disappeared into storage for a few years. I finally got to use it!

Since the pumpkin went back outside into my outside decorations, I decided to create an alternative arrangement with this lovely white tureen that I found at Goodwill a few weeks ago for only $5! I had been wanting a tureen for a long time and finally found it, but it's missing a ladle.

I had so much fun creating this tablescape and when my sons came home they told me they really liked it because it was so warm and got them in the fall mood. Hard to believe that boys would give me compliments on my tablescapes, but they actually told their friends they were proud of me!

The same day, I decided to create a really special outside arrangement. This is the biggest decorating effort I have ever given to outside decoration and I loved how it turned out. It was just my luck that a local grocery store was having a fall festival where I could get pumpkins, mums, and a bale of hay at great prices.

I've had the little scarecrow, the chair, and the red tin star for a couple years now. The metal pumpkin sign is new and was free with the purchase of the arrangement I have sitting on the red bench.

This was so much fun, and I love the result! Myt neighbor who lives across the yard said she was going to enjoy looking at this when she was at the sink washing dishes.

Happy fall! And do be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see a list of other Tablescape Thursday participants.


Allison Shops said...

I have some of my grandmother's depression glass. Just love yours! Such a pretty fall table and decorations outside.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very pretty "fallen" table and decorations!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty fall look on your table -- and I love the outdoor decor too!

Shelia said...

Hi Kady! Oh, girl, you've gone to town here. I love your pretty Fallen table and those green depression glasses are so beautiful! You've thought of everything. How nice that your boys noticed and appreciated all the effort their fabulous wonderful mother went to! :)
Now your outdoor decorations are wonderful. You do know how to set up vignettes!
have a wonderful evening,
Shelia :)

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Kady, I love your depression glass goblets! Very pretty table.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Everything is just gorgeous. I LOVE your pretty depression glasses. They are stunning and so is the rest of your tablescape and your beautiful decorations. Hugs, Marty

Dining Delight said...

Wonderful tablescape! Those pumpkin plates look striking with the white! How terrific that your boys even noticed the 'scape let alone said they were "proud of you"! That is really special. I'm sure they are doubly proud of your outside decor too - Fabulous!


Sarah said...

Glad your family gives you compliments on all the work that goes in to setting a special table and other holiday details around the house. Love your pumpkin plates.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...
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Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Very pretty fall table! I love your pumpkin plates. I bought some fall leaf plates at the Dollar General a few weeks ago. I don't know how I'd live if it weren't for the Dollar General. You can certainly discover some great finds there, can't you? Thanks for sharing and Happy TT to you!

niartist said...

Lovely fall setting - I love those pumpkin plates! I'm having a giveaway worth $175 you're GOING TO LOVE LOVE LOVE! Please stop by soon - it ends quick! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring! :)

honeysuckle said...

It is all so festive! and you are a fallen woman. Love the beautiful green depression glass, your red bench and can feel the love you put into all the decorations. Happy Fall to you!

She Was Old Fashioned said...

What a cute fall talbescape. I love the goblet so pretty.
Everything is splendrous! thanks for sharing and have a lovely evening.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Kady you out did your self my friend on all of this...I love the fact that your boys took notice that was worth the time it took you to do it girl...Boys really don't notice those kind of things...BRAVO!! girl its wonderful...loved it all...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

bj said...

O, Kady...I am in love with your fallen table and outside is all so pretty. I know how much fun it is to play with dishes! ;)

"Blossom" said...

Your pumpkin salad plates are so cute and the color scheme with the dark chocolate table lines just makes it perfect. Your outside decor fall items are so well organized and fall like.

Mrs. P. said...

BEAUTIFUL table! I just love the tureen. I found one thifting this summer too and plan to use it for the fist time on Friday night. Can't wait. Lovely autumn decor :)


SmilingSally said...

Kady, It's been so long since I've heard from you, I thought I'd pay you another visit. I love, love, love this tablescape, and the outdoor display must make you proud. You far outshine me.

I read your post below, and I agree totally with you--they are jerks!

Chandy said...

That is beautiful! I like your very cute pumpkin plates.

Heather said...

very cute! i love all your decorations. love the new blog background too!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Love the browns in this and your nice brown tablecloth--everything looks so well together --what a great comb. ANd I love how are families enjoy the tablescapes!! EVEN all of the men--it is soooooooooooooooooooooo Cooooooooooooooooooooooool!!

Rettabug said...

You did a GREAT job on this autumnal tablescape! I really like your soup tureen...what a steal! I don't have one but I'm keeping an eye out.
Could you google "white + soup tureen ladle" & see what is available on the web???

Kudos to your guys for recognizing your efforts. You've raised 'em right. :D

Justine said...

The table looks wonderful and I'm just amazed that most of that stuff was from dollar stores! Great job, Kady. No wonder the boys are complimenting you. You're good at this!

Love love love what you did to the outside!!

Justine :o )

tardevil said...

Like your outside display. I believe your silverware pattern is Chateau by Oneida (I think that's right - b/c I registered for it when I got married 17 years ago). You could probably confirm on Barron's website, eBay or Replacements Limited, if you really wanted to know.