9/08/2010

"Autumn...Sweet Autumn"

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It's Tablescape Thursday!

Hello my friends...so happy to see you today!

It's Thursday and we all know what that means...time for tablescaping! Tablescape Thursday is hosted by our very own Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch! Thank you, Susan...for being such a gracious hostess and for giving us the opportunity to share our tablescapes!!!

Please go over and see Susan today and while you're there you will find a list of all the "Tablescape Thursday" participants!
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"Autumn...Sweet Autumn"

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Ahhh....Sweet Autumn!!! I guess by now that you've pretty well figured out that I love Autumn!!! It's my favorite season of the year! I just love everything about Autumn...the cooler days...the warm, vibrant colors...the titillating textures...Ahhhh!!!
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I'm so excited about getting to do my very first tablescape of the Autumn season! I few weeks ago...I found the prettiest Autumn dishes at TJ Maxx! It was love at first sight! Hehe!
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Without further ado...my Autumn tablescape called "Autumn...Sweet Autumn".
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My French Country Dining Room

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This is our French Country dining room! It's dressed in it's Fall finery and ready to greet the season! For more of my dining room Autumn decorating...just click HERE.
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As you can see...my little French Country dining room is decorated in shades of dark reds, olive greens, and golds! This color scheme is very conducive for Autumn decor...I love it!!!
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An Autumn Table's Centerpiece

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The Table Centerpiece
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An Autumn Apothecary Jar...
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This is a wire apothecary jar that I purchased from JC Penneys last summer. It's a nice sized piece measuring about 21 in. tall. I gave it a new Autumn look for Marty's September Cloche Party! I filled the apothecary jar with ceramic pumpkins and gourds that I purchased from the Dollar Tree...and a few other autumn pretties! To see how I put this together...you can go HERE.
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I added a couple of Autumn floral picks around the base of the apothecary jar...I just love the look of autumn leaves, berries, and acorns!
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Roseville Pottery Candleholders...
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I then added two Roseville pottery candleholders with beige tapers to each side of the apothecary jar. These beautiful Roseville pottery candleholders are a recent treasure find. They were in an old box in my in-laws storage...covered in dirt! I couldn't even tell what color they were when honey brought them home...hehe! They are Roseville's "Clematis" pattern in autumn brown...ca 1944. You can imagine my surprise while I was giving them a good washing! Hehe!
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An "artsy" photo!
This was done using Photobucket's photo effects. I just love this look!!!
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The Table Linens

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I liken the table linens to the beautiful backdrop of a scene in a play. They set the stage...the production of all that is to come! In this case, the table linens set the stage for the beautiful dishware and the food that will be served!!!
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Autumn Layering For Warmth...
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Since this is an Autumn tablescape, I chose to use a layered effect...something that we often do with our autumn decor...layering for warmth! First layer: I used an antique gold colored tablecloth that I made several years ago. I love the color and the beautiful embroidered tone-on-tone stitching of this fabric! Second layer: an olive green, leaf shaped placemat. Third layer: a woven charger plate! I found the pretty autumn colored plaid dinner napkins recently at TJ Maxx...they are the exact same colors of the new dinnerware! The coppery colored autumn leaf napkin rings were found at Walmart.
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The Place Setting

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And here are my new Autumn dishes! Ohhh...how I love them!!! They have all of my favorite things...autumn reds, greens, oranges, and yellows...and...BIRDS!!! It just doesn't get any better!!!
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The Salad/Dessert Plate...
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Love the coordinating salad/dessert plate with the sweet birds!
I only paid $2.99 ea. for these!
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Do you know what kind of birds these might be? I thought they might be chickadees?
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I don't see a name of the pattern but they are manufactured by Royal Stafford of Burslem, England.
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The Dinner Plate...
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Ohhh...so beautiful and sooo perfect for an Autumn table! If you look closely to the pattern of the dinner plate...you can see a type of weaving effect! I thought the woven charger plates would be the perfect backdrop to showcase this pretty dinnerware!
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These are large plates measuring 11" in diameter. They were only $3.99 ea.!
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The Cup and Plate
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Although this cup and plate are a different pattern, they were showcased with the Royal Stafford dinnerware...they coordinate beautifully with them...don't you think? I just love this little cup and salad/dessert plate...the basket weave border, fruit, and birds are embossed or raised above the dish!
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The cups and plates were only $1.99 ea. I found four cups...and now for the bad news...I could only find two of the plates! I've been back to TJ Maxx a couple of times...but no luck! I would at least like to have a couple more plates
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Amber colored stemware that I've had for awhile. I think I found them at Walmart during an "After Christmas" sale...if I recall correctly...I gave a dollar for these!
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Are you ready for a warm, friendly autumn dinner?
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Autumn...Sweet Autumn!!!

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Well my friends...I'm so happy that you came by for a visit today!
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Some of you have probably seen this tablescape before. I thought that I would share it once again...it is one of my all time favorites! I'm still busy, busy with my 2010 autumn decor and having a blast! I'm hoping to share some of it with you next week...so stay tuned! In the meantime...I hope that you enjoyed this "Autumn...Sweet Autumn" tablescape!
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33 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your autumn table setting. Those dishes are simply gorgeous and what great prices. I hope you find the other ones. Love the apothecary centerpiece. You put it all together so beautifully. Now if cooler fall weather would just come in.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the colors of Fall! And the birds are a beautiful touch! You have so many pretty things! I might think these birds are warblers...but not sure! Enjoy your evening! ♥

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wowee Kazowee! This is sooo beautiful. I love the warm colors and the fall coziness you whipped up with this tablescape. Again...you did an amazing job. You really have this decorating thing goin' on! Big smile.
Blessings,
Debbie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Chari, this is just stunning. I absolutely love it. Your dishes are to die for. I LOVE them. The birds and the borders are so pretty and to have cups too. Of course you know that I am totally drooling over your wire apothecary jar. Love, love, love it. I can't wait to see what you do for the cloche party, you always inspire and amaze me. Love your tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Sherry said...

Chari,
I love your dishes. The tea cup goes so beautifully with the plates. Your centerpiece is wonderful. It is all perfect for a fall table. Enjoyed visiting.
Sherry

Blondie's Journal said...

Your centerpieces are always so beautiful, Chari, the first thing I notice on your tablescapes!! I love all your warm colors and the china is stunning. Another perfect job!! I love it! :)

xoxo
Jane

Denise Marie said...

Chari,
OMG...it all looks so wonderful! Fav things are the bird dinnerware (you did NOT say if they are from TJMaxx or not??) and the cup and saucer sets. If I see the plates here at ours I'll let ya know.

bj said...

O WOW...this is AUTUMN AWESOME !!
Just beautiful. I love the centerpiece..your colors are very pretty.
With the reds and golds, I'll bet your dining room seems warm and cozy in the wintertime...:) Very beautiful.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, Love the wire apothecary jar and how you have filled it with Fall color. Fantastic dishes and what a pretty table you have set.
Hugs, Sherry

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Did you just change this again? I was just here and commented on the Antoinette one! This is so beautiful! Love the centerpiece, and the artsy photo!

You always do such a marvelous job with your tablescapes! So inspirational!

Katherine

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! Oh, your autumn table is beautiful! I love your pretty centerpiece and those dishes...wow! They are so pretty. You do everything so well!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Red Couch Recipes said...

I absolutely loved peeking into your room...it is just gorgeous! The bird plates are really quite a treasure and I love the woven chargers. I hate it when you can only get 4 things of a set from TJ Max---grrr! I also love the centerpiece. Joni

xinex said...

Your dishes are so beautiful, I know cause I have the dinner and salad plates but I don't have those gorgeous cups and saucers. Now, I am coveting them. I love your autumn table, so pretty Chari! And yes, I am having so much fun in the store, the problem is I keep shopping from the other vendors too, lol....Christine

Debbie said...

This is without a doubt one of my favorites this week! I love everything about it from the colors to the dishes to the gorgeous centerpiece. It's really, really beautiful.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh Chari -- your fall colors are so beautiful -- I love Autumn too! And those wonderful dishes are perfect for this theme -- what a wonderful cloch you've set and have filled with autumn delights. I can almost smell the cinnimon and pumpkin here.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Chari the dishes and linens are just great! I love fall and all of the colors the season brings, enjoy:@)

Tess said...

I LOVE this table!! I'm a lover of autumn as well and its colors and that it's the beginning of the holiday season. This is a beautiful table. Everything coordinates so well. Gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

pure heaven!

KATHY said...

Hi Chari, I love your gorgeous table setting!! I love the bird plates,and your beautiful apothecary centerpiece.Everything is so gorgeous....Kathy

Carol said...

Your dishes are so beautiful! I'm bringing out my fall things next week.

craftyles said...

I'm in love with the bird plates. Your whole table is beautiful, and i love it in your pretty dining room!

Theresa said...

Beautiful Autumn decorations! I love this time of the year... cooler times inside and out!

Have a blessed day and come decorate my dining room table!

HUGS!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Chari, I would love to sit at that table on a cool autumn day! I love those bird/apple dishes. I will check out our TJM and see if they have any! I am not sure if those birds are warblers or finches, but they definitely are not chickadees. Everything is gorgeous. I guess I will have to get into the autumn mood. I'm still thinking beach! Linda :)

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Beautiful table...love the birds and the basketweave edges. Taht apothecary centerpiece is gorgeous.

Mimi said...

Chari, beautiful fall table...love the centerpiece.

Cindy said...

Cheri,
What a lovely table you have set. You inspired me so completely that as soon as I saw your lovely table, I up and set one in my own dining room! Kind of funny, huh? I moved it around today and it is the perfect finishing touch. My hubby will be getting home from work while I am out and he will know that his nutty wife is at it again. He knows me, so it won't surprise him. I won't waste it, I will use it tomorrow.
I love your new dinnerware! They are truly beautiful, and such a good price. Have you ever found the other dessert plates to match?
Hugs, Cindy

Kate Dickerson said...

Oh, what a yummy setting. I adore those bird dishes. They are so great and I've never seen them before! I enjoyed the way you layered them. Thank you.

Entertaining Women said...

It's interesting how a small element can have a huge impact. I really think that the leaf shaped green placemat ties the entire design together. Great choice. I love the plates. I'll try to go by our TJ Maxx and see if they happen to have any of your plates. If I find them, I'll buy them and let you know. Thanks for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Barbara said...

I love autumn too! The colors and textures on your table are so lovely. Those dishes were a real steal.

Sallie said...

Beautiful Dining Room and tablescape. I love your centerpiece, dishes, napkin rings and everything....Just Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

The Tablescaper said...

It's beautiful how the band of the saucer mimics the charger. Lovely.

- The Tablescaper

Beth said...

Chari, This is a fabulous tablescape! Love your dishes! The napkins and tablecloth coordinate beautifully. I have those same autumn leaf napkin rings; great fall table!
Beth

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