10/13/2010

~~Autumn Enchantment~~


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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Ahhhh...Autumn!
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The leaves have turned color. The air has turned brisk...and
 once again I find myself bedazzled by the beauty, the charm,
 and the magic of the season!
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~~Autumn Enchantment~~
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 Will you join me?
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 Let's just sit awhile and savor the sweetness of the season!
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There is nothing like a warm fire on a cool autumn's eve.
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I decided to set a table for two in front of the living room
 fireplace! The mantel, dressed in its best fall finery, would make
 a beautiful backdrop for my autumn table.
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 Dinner by the fireside...
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* at a table with a view.
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 Ahhhh...Autumn Enchantment!
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The autumn table is layered in rich, flowing fabric.
A long, cream colored, tone-on-tone damask cloth drapes
 down the sides of the table...spilling over onto the floor. An antique
gold colored cloth is layered on top...bringing to the table...the
 deep, rich colors of autumn.
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A table in rich hues of gold, burnt orange, and red.
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I love the colors of the season.

 Sooo warm, sooo rich, sooo inviting...
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Autumn Enchantment!
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I love how the rich, autumnal colors of the table look against
 the living room's olive green walls...so beautiful!
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Autumn birds....so charming...so enchanting.
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I decided to carry the bird theme of the dinnerware into
 the table's centerpiece.
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A wire cloche with the sweetest little bird finial is
 the centerpiece's main attraction.
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I love the old, distressed gray finish of the cloche.  A gold
 candle and autumn berries decorate the cloche...all sitting atop
 a silver pedestal dish. I used a candle ring at the base of the cloche
 filled with autumn leaves, berries, and acorns. The colors
 coordinate perfectly with the dinnerware.
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This vintage bird figurine belonged to my husband's
 grandparents. When I was looking around for items to use in
 the centerpiece, I spotted this pretty bird that I had on a shelf in my
 living room. He looks very similar to the birds on the dinnerware. So
 awesome! He is sitting on a small, silver footed tray...along with a
 few old skeleton keys tied with a pretty ribbon. Three burnt
 orange votive candles also grace the table.
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The Place Setting...
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*The dinner and salad plates are manufactured by Royal
 Stafford and are called, "Decoupage".
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 I found this beautiful set of dishes at TJ Maxx last year.
  It was love at first sight! I fell in love with the rich colors and
 the sweet birds. They really do set an enchanting autumn table...don't
 you think? The brown charger plate has pretty oak leaves dancing
 around the rim...found at Walmart. I decided to use amber
 colored goblets with this place setting...sooo pretty!
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An autumn candlelight dinner for two...
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Is there anything more enchanting than that?
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"Autumn Enchantment"
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Well my friends...I hope that you experienced just a little
 bit of the enchantment of autumn today!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
*Tablescape Thursday...hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
 Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie.
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Thank you, Susan, Cindy, and Laurie...for hosting these
 fabulous parties for us!
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Well my friends...I'm sooo happy that you came by today!
 I always enjoy your sweet 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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Warmest Autumn Wishes!
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60 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Chari, Just Splendid! Love that cloche and all the bird touches.

shannon i olson said...

so rich and beautiful. simply luxurious! I too love that cloche

Lynn said...

Wow! Bee-Yoo-Tee-Full!!
Will you come and pretty up my home for me?
Seriously, you have the touch!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

So warm and beautiful, Chari! Perfect for a chilly fall meal :)

Blessings!
Gail

P.S. Come by for a visit...I have a SPECIAL giveaway going on!

Sherry said...

Chari,
This is beautiful! I love your new header and the way you decorated that mantel too.
Sherry

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is absolutely stunning. Your mantel is just breathtaking, and then the table setting is fabulous. You know that I spotted that gorgeous wire cloche first things. Your dishes, linens and all of your accessories are just beautiful. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

I just flipped over your mantel. You are SO talented at floral arranging. This is perfect for fall, so warm and cozy!!

The table looks wonderful, too. Love the bird dishes and the wire cloche. Nicely done, my friend!

XO,
Janie

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Beautiful table Chari...I adore your mantle dressing...looks so gorgeous.

Vanessa said...

Chari! I am so glad you are a "non-neutral" gal like me (except in our bathrooms, huh?)! It is such a joy to see those gorgeous warm colors and they truly exude fall. I absolutely love those dishes and wish I had seen them at our TJ Maxx! Thanks for sharing such great inspiration!
Vanessa

Kim said...

Omigosh such gorgeous pictures Chari! It looks like right out of a magazine - you are amazing!
xoxo,
Kim

The Tablescaper said...

Just gorgeous! As you know I LOVED your prior post featuring your autumn mantel, but now to see a romantic table for two in front of it, is just breathtaking.

- The Tablescaper

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous table, Chari, but I have to tell you that I am in love with your mantel! I'll bet it even looks great nekkid! : )

~Country Lady~ said...

Beauty everywhere!! Enchanting indeed.

podso said...

Absolutely beautiful Chari! I'd come dine at your table if I could!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Chari, I think you are one of the great tablescaping talents! I love the idea of the candle under the wire cloche. It would cast such a nice light. And a table next to the fireside, with a view--well that is perfect for a cold fall evening. Your dishes are just right because the white background lightens up the setting so nicely. Excellent! Linda

Sharing Shadymont said...

Chari, Your table is amazing. Do you mind my asking where you found your wire cloche? I love those!

Great decor!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hey Chari, Your table is beautiful...so warm and rich! You know I love your mantel. It has to be absolutely the most gorgeous one I have ever seen!!
xoxo,
Sherry

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Beautiful table! I love the bird cloche!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So Pretty! Love the fireplace setting!

food for thought said...

enchanting indeed, gorgeous rich textures, suburb.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all soooo gorgeous!!! I love, love, love it!!!!

Katherine

Style Sisters said...

Chari, Total Elegance! Everything in this post is just beautiful. Come and link up to Centerpiece Wed on my blog...it us located under my tablescape post for tonight. OH and enter my napkin ring giveaway today too.
Karin

Patricia Torres said...

So so gorgeous... This is the best Autumn ever!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Chari!
What stunning pics! What a gorgeous table set for you and Russ to enjoy a romantic evening at home!
I love the colors, the richness and the bird, that bird is just perfect there!
Again, you are so good at this I am always amazed with your talents!
Little Addison is doing just wonderfully!
She has gained over a pound and grown an inch in just 10 days!
I am so in love with her!
Big Hugs Girlfriend,
Cindy

Mary said...

Beautifully done! Love that setting by the fireplace~ and those bird dishes are calling my name :-)

Sherry said...

Hi Chari,
I'm back again. I just love your header it is gorgeous. I like the sweater pumpkins too, they looked bundled up for the cold, so cute. In answer to your question about the fence in the Sleepy Hollow post it is really easy. I got it from a Martha Stewart publication and I posted how I did it here. Thanks for coming by.
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2010/10/spooky-fence-silhouette.html

Sherry

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Chari, your table is enchanting, indeed! I love the bird theme -- terrific wire cloche, too! The dishes and linens look great together.

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! Oh, how marvelously beautiful! You are so talented in your decorating and your photos looks like magazine shoots! Really, they do! I love everything you do.
Chari, I had a blog party yesterday called Heart of the Home - we were showing off our kitchens. It turned out so well that I've extended it a few days. Would you like to come and link up your kitchen? I would love to see your kitchen and I'm sure everyone else would too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deb S. said...

WOW! Dont know where to start! It is ALL beautiful! The mantle, the table! Stopped by for the first time. Those plates are SO pretty!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just Beautiful my Dear Sis...As always another GREAT Chari design well put together...All your photos are just lovely girl..
I'm at Dawna's my friend...Surergy went well..Just wanted you to know Honey..should be home next week...Love ya Sis..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

One Heart said...

How do you do it, Chari? Each post gets better. Dreamy. I am especially drawn to that pattern with the birds--Decoupage. Everywhere I go for the past couple of weeks, it has been birds all around me and a constant reminder from God not to fret. I am not surprised to see them here as well. Gorgeous.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Love the birdie cloche, what a wonderful centerpiece. And the birds in Autumn theme was done beautifully. The layered tablecloth adds such a richness, everything is lovely. Thanks for adding this and for posting my button in your side bar. Truly an honor!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your mantel is gorgeous!Everything is just so pretty...Thank you for sharing!

Alycia Nichols said...

Gorgeous mantle decor!!! The table is really pretty and quite romantic! LOVE the plates!

Pinky said...

Chari! Your Autumn table is ENCHANTING!!!!!!!!!! Those dishes are GORGEOUS!!!! Every element on the table is beautiful!I posted at Susan's TT this week if you would like to come visit! XO, Pinky

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
This is so enchanting-I love how you decorated your mantle and the cloche.
You out did yourself this time - it looks so romantic by candlelight.
Enjoy!

Carolyn

Alyssa said...

Yay! Thanks so much for coming over to Boston Bee ;) What a beautiful blog you have. This post is just stunning! I love birds, so I truly LOVE the dinnerware! I am your newest follower and I see that you are an educator too! I look forward to your posts! ;)Alyssa

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

This is so beautiful! How romantic! I would love to have a cozy little spot like that for those romantic tete-a-tetes. Sweet!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Enchanting indeed!!! Love the colors of your room, and your decor.

My Show n Tell is my newest Witch for my collection.

The link is HERE I'd love to have you stop by for a visit.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Chari, sweet Chari, your table is just scrumptious as always. You are so good at making a a very welcoming table full of wonderful eye candy. Love the off center centerpiece ant those plates, oh my! I would have grabbed those if I had seen them. I love birds you know. Thanks always for your sweet comments and good luck in the giveaway!!

susan said...

Chari-I have never seen a magazine layout that I thought was any more beautiful. Your mantel is breathtaking--aren't you glad you have it!!!! I have a bird very similar to yours--do I need china to match? :) Anyone would be thrilled to sit at your table for two--especially me~

Marlis said...

I fell in love!! I could learn so much from you. The bird cloche and the plates are my favorites, I think, next to everything else. It's all quite lovely. As is your mantel. Thanks for dropping in and leaving your sweet comment. :-) Be blessed.

Linda @ bushel and a pickle said...

at my first look at your first picture of the arrangement, I was captivated by the rich beauty. Thank you! I plan to decorate later today and this weekend; I am inspired! Plus what a delightful setting for a special meal!

Scribbler said...

I am with Blondie on this -- your mantel, and in fact the whole vignette is fabulous. You should be styling for a magazine! You put a lot of them to shame. Can't wait to see what you do next!

rosarod said...

Hello, Beautiful! The colors, the harmony in decorating, and everything your table scape, is part of a home warm and perfect for the season! Blessings Rose Marie

Carrie said...

Your post is enchanting in itself as you share such a warm fall interior!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just a spectacular post Chari! Everything is just perfect, from the mantle to the beautiful caramel colored tablecloth-enjoy:@)

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Gorgeous! This looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

~Sarah

Dreamgoddess said...

Absolutely stunning! From the table to the chairs and fireplace...simply beautiful.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

CHARI! You DO do this for OTHER people, don't you? You are truly gifted. What an EYE! It's just perfectly perfect. I love every single little smidge of it.

Huggies,
Spencer

Sarah said...

Ahhhh, autumn delights. Splendid, Chari!

Tardevil said...

Just beautiful!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Okay.... what magazine do you really work for? Oh my this one should be on the cover! PERFECTION! That is the only word for this rich and opulent table and setting.
Your mantle is the most gorgeous autumn decor I have seen this year.
Very Very Very stunning!

The bird theme is carried through your whole decor with such detailed care. Each element is such a treat for the eyes!

I give you 5 gold stars, 2 thumbs up and a standing ovation!!!!!!
xo Yvonne

Carol said...

What Yvonne said!!!
Oh my goodness, Chari, I always check out your posts as soon as I see them because they are always so beautiful....but this time, you've blown me away!
The table and mantel have it all...romance, beauty, coziness, loveliness, season, timelessness.
Kudos!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Chari, this is stunning! The abundance of your mantel decor just says Fall, and that table is so gorgeous with all of the pretty birds. Those glass beads on the decor on each plate just glow in the candlelight. This is enchantment at its best. Thank you so much for linking it to Favorite Things. laurie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Chari! Your tablescape is indeed enchanting! I love those bird plates! And your fireplace...simply gorgeous! What a wonderful spot for a romantic dinner! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Theresa said...

ENCHANTING is the perfect word to describe you gorgeous setting! I love the table with the layers of fabric, centerpiece and the bird plates:) LOVE IT ALL! The candles add a glow to it all! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous view of your Enchanting Autumn setting!

Hugs to you my friend!

Lindy said...

Oh my goodness, every inch of this is breathtaking...

Entertaining Women said...

Oh my, this could have been a tablescape found at Hurst Castle at San Simeon. Beautiful artistry! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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