9/08/2009

Autumn...Celebrating the Holidays!!!
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Hello my friends! Today I'm joining in with the "Celebrating the Holidays Season Decor" party! This fabulous party is hosted by Cheri over at It's So Very Cheri!
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If you haven't ever been over to Cheri's place...you're really missing a treat! Cheri is going to have several Autumn decor projects at her place today that you'll want to go and see and while you're there...you can visit all of the other holiday decor participants!!!
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Thank you, Cheri...for hosting this fabulous party in honor of the season!!!
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I'm just thrilled to have found this "Red" filled Wednesday event! It's my very first time to participate...what a great opportunity to show off our "Reds"!!!

Rednesday is hosted by Sue over at It's A Very Cherry World! Sue has a delightful blog...I just know that you'll enjoy your visit! Don't forget to check out all of the other Rednesday participants while you're there! Thank you, Sue...I LOVE RED!!!
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A New Autumn Table

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A couple of weeks ago I was shopping at TJ Maxx and look what I found...the most beautiful dishes!!! It was love at first sight!!! They are so perfect for an Autumn table!!!
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I actually found several items to dress my table for Autumn...new dishes...new table linens!!!
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Ohhhh...I just love these new Autumn dishes!!! I love the colors...the pretty reds, greens, and golden yellows...and just look at those sweet little birds!!! For me...it just doesn't get any better than this...as far as dishes go anyway! Hehe! I love this pattern...but I don't see a name for it on the back of the dishware???
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These dishes were maunufactured by Royal Stafford in Burslem, England!
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The dinner plates were only $3.99 each!
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The Salad/Dessert Plate
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There were two different patterns of salad/dessert plates to go with this set.
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This one is really my favorite, however there were only two! I'll have to keep my eye out for more...crossing my fingers!!! I really love the embossed basket-weave border...and the fruit, wheat, and birds are also embossed (they stand up off of the plate).
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The salad/dessert plates were $2.99 ea.!
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Ohhh...they just look so sweet together! I'm in love!!! Hehe!
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The Cups
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Love these pretty little footed cups!!!
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They were only $1.99 ea.!
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A Few New Autumn Accessories
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I found these pretty Autumn leaves at the Dollar Tree...they are nice and big...about 6 in. across! I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet...but I'll find a place for them!
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New Autumn Table Linens
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I also found new table cloths and napkins at TJ Maxx...they were very resonably priced! I love this pretty red tablecloth....it's really a darker red than what is seen in the photo.
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The tablecloth was only $7.99 and the pkg. of four napkins were $5.99!
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Here are a couple of photos of the dinner napkins...they have a cut-out border of Autumn leaves...soooo pretty!!! The tablecloth also has the same cut-out border!
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I love this pretty brown tablecloth...it has the prettiest golden yellow, orange, and red stitching that gives it the look of a plaid! Ohhhh...and look at the pretty napkins that match!!! I love the beautiful Autumn colored plaids!!!
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A close-up photo of the Autumn plaid dinner napkin with the new dinner plate. The colors match perfectly...I just love it!!!
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I just can't wait to do an Autumn tablescape with my newest treasure finds!!!
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Well my friends....I'm so glad that you came by today!!! Thank you for letting me show you my new Autumn pretties! Autumn is here in Colorful Colorado and I've been busy with the Autumn decorating! I hope to show you bits and pieces in the next few weeks!!!
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On that note...I have decided to take on a challenge! Ohhh...doesn't that sound like fun? Hehe! Barb from over at Treasures from the Heart is hosting a challenge...."Three Projects in Three Weeks"! I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to join in since I am in the middle of Autumn decorating projects! I'll be sharing them with you as the weeks go by!
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If you haven't ever met Barb or ever visited her blog...please do so! She is just one of the sweetest and dearest ladies that you'll ever meet and...she is so creative and talented too!!! She always inspires me with her sweet and warm personality and all of her beautiful creations!!!
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For more information about "Three Projects in Three Weeks" you can click on the button in my sidebar....I'm passing on the challenge to you, my friends!!! Best wishes!!!
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I'm so happy that you came by today...I always enjoy our visits! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!
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Love ya'll,
Chari

37 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Chari,
Fabulous post again! Those dishes are really calling my name too! The little apples on the salad plate! Oh my. And the birds! Two of my favorite things! I have that same tablecloth only it may be a bit more rust colored. I got mine last year at Linen n Things! Thanks for writing on my wall! hehe. I feel like a teeny bopper! Hugs, Cindy p.s. I wrote on yours too!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Chari,
I'm in love with your new dishes. I want some!!!!! But I don't have any money to buy some. Boo hoo!!! Oh well, I don't think I have any more room for dishes. I may just have to part with some. Heaven forbid. Can't wait to see the tablescape you come up with using them. I did find some fabulous fall chargers at Walmart this weekend. Only 3 bucks each. They look like wood & have engraved leaves on them.

It's finally a little cooler here (in the 80's instead of the 100's). So I think it's beginning to feel like fall here as well. Too bad it's suppose to go back up to the high 90's low 100's in a couple of days. So it's back to summer for awhile longer here I'm afraid.

Hopefully it stays cooler where you are so you can enjoy getting in the fall mood a little easier.

Take care my friend & I'll talk to you later.

Kim

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Chari, I love seeing your touches of fall. I have missed so much. I am off to check out the rest of your blog. hugs, Terrie

Theresa said...

Love it all and can't wait to see it all put together! Have a blessed day!

Stacey said...

Chari, those dishes are breath taking! I love the colors and the little birds. Can't wait to see your table. You need to have some friends over for lunch or dinner!

Now about the three projects challenge, I just may have to take that on! I have been totally procrastinating over at least two projects that are staring me in the face right now!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your treasure trove, Chari!! I thought I had seen these dishes but I am not sure. They are gorgeous for fall, such pretty, rich colors! The detail on the napkins is sweet!!

I sam going to check out the 2 blogs you mentioned. I'd love to try a new fall project that doesn't involve cleaning!! lol!

xoxo
Janie

Blondie's Journal said...

Me again!!

Are you & Cindy Facebooking???? Mixing Facebook and blogging???? You have no shame...I should ground you two girls!!

Lynn said...

VERY pretty!
Don't you just love TJ Max!

salmagundi said...

WOW!! You've been shopping again, and found great things for Fall. Looking forward to seeing your Fall projects and tablescapes. I was in TJMaxx in Colo. Spgs. just the other day and didn't see any of those items. It's probably a good thing as I wouldn't have been able to resist. Take care, Sally

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, I am absolutely in LOVE with those dishes and their price! What a beautiful table you are going to set with those, and I can't wait to see it! Pretty linens too, but those dishes are fabulouso! (Can you tell I'm wanting some of those - cause we know how much I need more dishes!) laurie

Barb said...

Oh Chari,
I'm a bit red right now,(and very humbled)by all your kind words. Thank you, and thanks for inviting people to come and join the 3 projects challenge!
It has certainly helped me get in there and get some things done.

I love those first bird plates. They are outrageously bright and cheerful!!

Can't wait to see more of your wonderful Fall decor.

Blessings,

Barbara Jean

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Gorgeous and great deals!! I am looking foward to your tablescape with this stuff!! Hmmm, I see the ladies in the top photo!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Giirl I'm loving those new dishes...and your table cloth and napkins...Oh I just know you'll do a beautiful table wit htis can't wait to see it my friend...I emailed you today did you get it...anyway love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

susan said...

Can't wait to see this on your table. It will all look beautiful together and the pears will fit right in! Love those birds!

Candy said...

WOW, those are absolutely gorgeous. Looks like you have all the components for a wonderful Tablescape for Thursday. What a great first Rednesday post. ;-)

Its So Very Cheri said...

Thank you for posting to the Celebrating the Holidays party. I love your new plates and I agree I love that basket weave plate and those footed cups, the napkins and tablecloth are so pretty-love the cutouts.Your comments were so super sweet. Thank you so much.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

claudie said...

WOW what great dishes. You are the Fall Queen for sure Chari. I'm just not ready for fall yet.. we just started our summer here in Canada lol
Happy Rednesday
Love Claudie
xo

Melissa Miller said...

AHHHHH!!! Oops! Did I hurt your ears? ~WOW! What GORGEOUS dishes you found Chari! Oh my goodness girl you know I just LOVE these. The birds, the warm colors, the design. Sigh....What a find!
I can't wait to see your awesome tablescape.

Love ya, ~Melissa :)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Chari! What beautiful finds! I just want to come over and admire everything! LOL. Really, they are gorgous!!

Robin Ennis Willson said...

So pretty! I just love the birds on those dishes.
Robin

~~Carol~~ said...

I am in love with those plates, and I must get to TJ Maxx! You've set an absolutely gorgeous table!
Happy Rednesday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Chari,
Love your dishes! Those little birdies are adorable and the little apples are such pretty touches! Thanks for sharing your treasures and Happy REDnesday.

Blessings,
Sandi

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, what a color palette! I, too, like the basket-weave plates best - hope you find more! The two tablecloths are just darling, you have a good eye!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Chari,
I'm still loving those dishes! Can't wait to see the table! The program I used for my header is Picasa. It's the only one I have and I am just starting to figure it out. It has a scatter lay-out and that's the one I used for the header. I am so inspired by your pics. I know the Picasa was free to download ( You know me, I wouldn't pay for one) LOL! I actually have to go to my office today. boohoo. I am happy just being home! Hugs and Have a wonderful Day! Cindy

xinex said...

Oh Chari, you are making me jealous again, I love those bird dishes. I can't wait to see you put everything together for a tablescape...Christine

Denise Marie said...

what a fabulous post!! I may need to add 4 salad plates to my apple dish collection that I'll show soon. It would let me add the fall colors and the birds to the red apples of the Frasiscan dishes. Every treasure you got is delectable and the price is right and you'll be in Autumn savvy mode immediately. can't wait to see your projects as they get checked off.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Okay, Chari, where do you live? I am coming to get those dishes. I will give you chocolate....ha!!!

They are simply to die for. The colors are making my head swim. I just adore them and you made a fabulous purchase. Oh, the happy tables they will grace!

Hugs, Barb :-)

Elaine said...

Chari, to say I "love" your new dishes is an understatement for sure! They're gorgeous and I want some! Can't wait to see how you're going to arrange your next tablescape with them. Your blog is so nice and I'm now following you so I won't miss a thing. Nice meeting you!
Elaine :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Chari, Thank-you my dear! Jane left me a note about it too and it's a great idea! I am trying to watch the President and do a little blogging at the same time! hehe. That was so sweet of you to look for me. Your the best, Cindy

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Chari,

These dishes ar sooo adorable and just perrrrfect for fall!! The tablecloths are a perrrfect match too! When will we get to see these all done up on a tablescape?!! Can't wait to see!!!

Hugs,
Sherri:)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Chari, can't believe what you got those darling dishes for! So Cute!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Hello sweet friend! You always seem to find such pretties and at great bargains!! I do so wish I had a little shopping opportunity here - It took 3 months to find something for my mom for Mother's day!! (does help with the bank account though not having places to spend!!)

Doing well and am off again tomorrow to visit my little niece who is having her 5th birthday this weekend. I always give her a teacup and saucer for her birthdays and this year she wanted to have a tea party!! Have not been able to attend any of her parties in past because of a conference we have so am glad I will be able to go this year!

Also will be helping a friend with getting her home ready for her in-laws which will be living with them for a bit of time- she is very frazzled and it just so worked out that I could go a day or 2 early to help her make a cozy nest getaway!! She has a lovely large bedroom which we can make a study area and also sitting area-

I would so love to get 3 projects done but at the rate that I not getting any thing done I know this one party is not for me yet!!

blessings
mary

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Your dishes are gorgeous!! I absolutely love the rich colors and textures! I need to visit my T J Maxx is see what's new there! Take care! Hugs!

Its So Very Cheri said...

You were featured as one of my favorites for the week so you can grab my "I've been featured" button and post it on your side bar. I hope you post again and I also have a Monday party called the Knock Off Knock Out--something you make or buy that is a knock off of something expensive.

Cheri

Stella said...

Love the dishes. What a find. The napkins with the cutouts are wonderful Can't wait to see your table.

mustard seeds said...

Those dishes are fabulous, and a great bargain.

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