10/07/2010

An Autumn Tablescape in a Basket

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Today I would like to share an autumn tablescape...Of A DIFFERENT SORT! This has all the "makings" of a beautiful autumn tablescape. There are table linens, beautiful autumn dishes, and even a table centerpiece...
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...it's all in an autumn basket!
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*~An Autumn Tablescape in a Basket~
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A beautiful autumn woven basket filled with the "makings" for an autumn table.*
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Okay...let me explain. I really haven't lost all of my autumn acorns...urrr...I mean marbles! Ohhh well...I know that I'm nuts!!! Hehe! But I really do have intentions of setting a pretty autumn table. (I do hope that this will qualify for the Tablescape Thursday party.)
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Lately, I have seen a few of my favorite designers use a pretty basket filled with beautiful dishware and lovely linens in their vignettes, or on the buffet, etc., and I really liked how it looked! Sooo...I was inspired to create a little basket of my own!
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It's a wonderful way to showcase a few of your favorite dishes and linens!
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My "autumn tablescape in a basket" is displayed in my kitchen.
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I just love my vintage enamel topped table. It's distressed and chippy...at its very best! Hehe! A table lamp with an antiqued, bronze/copper finish lights up this little corner of my kitchen nicely. (Of course...no need of lamp light right now...the early morning sun was shining into my kitchen ever so sweetly!) An old copper boiler pot with ivy sits on the back of the table.
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And now...the "star" of this vignette...my autumn basket filled with beautiful autumn dishes and table linens!
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I've had this woven basket for sometime now...I love the pretty autumn colors!
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The ingredients for an "autumn tablescape in a basket"
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Three red and gold embroidered autumn placemats
Two autumn plaid dinner napkins
Two autumn dinner plates...Royal Stafford "Decoupage"
Two coordinating salad/dessert plates
Two acorn shaped bread and butter plates
Two cooridinating coffee mugs
Autumn florals
A pretty off-white ceramic pumpkin
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Three red apples
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Oh yes...each and every one of those items are in that basket!
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And...I am now ready...and in a moments notice...I can set a beautiful autumn table! Sooo convenient!
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And...VOILA!!! An "Autumn Tablescape in a Basket"!
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I just had to add the photo above...as well as the next couple of photos...the morning sunlight was shining upon the basket so beautifully! I have really been enjoying "catching" the light and shadows in my photos! I have a new camera and have been playing!
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Photoscapes photo effect..."watercolor pencil" was used to achieve this look! I love it!
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I am joining these fabulous parties today...
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Thank you Susan and Laurie...for hosting these fun filled parties for all of us to enjoy!!!
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Well my friends, I'm so glad that you stopped by for a visit today! I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know that you were here...so that I can visit back with you!
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Warmest Autumn Wishes!


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49 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
This is just brilliant my dear!
I love this idea so much and it looks so perfect there!
Beautiful basket, beautiful dishes and accessories!
Love how you added the apples and of course your beautiful photos!
I am helping Katie a lot but it is so fun! Love my new grandbaby so much!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Gail said...

Of My Goodness Chari, I absolutely love this idea! I hope you don't mind but I will definitely be creating me a "tablescape in a basket". Thanks for sharing such a beautiful inspiration.

Have a wonderful day.
Gail

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

So very beautiful Chari! I love baskets and yours looks so lovely with those fall colored dishes. I too am a fan of chippy old enameled pieces. Your table is a great piece.

Blessings!
Gail

Carol at Serendipity said...

Chari,

Just lovely and what a clever idea. I have a basket....hmmmm. Your photos are beautiful.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Carol

Allie and Pattie said...

Chari, I LOVE this idea!! And it looks just gorgeous! I'm stealing this one- brilliant!
xoxo Pattie

Becca said...

This is so pretty! I love the idea of tucking the plates and other pretties into a basket ... you're ready to grab and go! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity! *Becca*

Cindy said...

Chari,
What a beautiful corner that does make! I love it, so colorful and Autumnal. What a great enamelware table and copper pot, very picture worthy.
Cindy

Karen said...

Chari,
I love your taste - we could be two peas in a pod together! This is a wonderful idea! Love it and thanks for sharing.
Karen

Kathleen said...

It looks beautiful! Great idea!

Pat said...

I love this idea Chari! I think I'll borrow it.

Very pretty!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

REally a great idea of TS. TY for sharing today.

I love all your treasures in there.

Happy TS.
/chie

Sandra said...

Hi Chari! Oh my goodness! I love this idea! It looks just beautiful! Wow! You are so talented, my friend! I love love it! Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Sandra

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Inspiring! This is something I could do! I have lots of beautiful baskets! Great idea! I need to find a special plate to anchor everything! Happy Fall, sweet friend! ♥

food for thought said...

beautiful pics, love the tablescape to go!

Miss Char said...

Nice change of pace for a table scape. Nothing like fall to inspire us to change things up. Thanks so much for sharing.

Pinky said...

What a GREAT idea, Chari! How clever! I ahve been trying to think of what else to put on my server in my dining room and this may be IT!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for the idea!!! XO, Pinky

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, this is just gorgeous. What a clever and creative idea. Love your basket, and all of your dishes and linens are stunning. Your copper boiler filled with plants in the background is fabulous too. Stunning vignette. Hugs, Marty

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love this idea, as it makes a fantastic vignette. Wonderful photos, too!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun vignette, Chari! Love it!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sweetladyelaine said...

Hi Chari,
What a wonderful idea!Thank you for sharing...the photo are beautiful!

Atelier de Charo said...

Hi Chari, this is a very very beautiful basket, so original and great idea!

Terri said...

I love your enamel top table too! The basket looks perfect there, as if it were ready to go on a picnic!

Barbara said...

So pretty and what a wonderful idea! You get to enjoy those lovely things every day instead of putting them away after dinner.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Chari,
I love this idea! I have some pretty linens and dishes and other fall elements that sit in my cabinets and drawers waiting to be used... now I'm going to borrow your lovely idea and set them out in a basket! I love the rich colors and textures that went into your vignette! Autumn manifested in your basket art!
Bleautiful!
Yvonne

Marilyn said...

Love the colors! I just need a large basket to put the junque in from the tabletop so I could actually see my table. That teaching just seems to get in the way of any fun I want to have decorating. Can't wait for a day off!

Great pictures from that new camera, too!! ♥♫

Entertaining Women said...

You could also put a great big bow on this gorgeous basket and see to it that it ends up under my Christmas tree! I already have visions of the tablescape that I could create with these lovely elements. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is beautiful! I love the sunlight on your basketscape. Very pretty.

Vanessa said...

Hi Chari! What a great idea! So clever and original! I think yours is definitely the first "Tablescape in a Basket" that I have seen! Thanks for sharing it with us,
Vanessa

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sis look at you with your new camera taking all these fancy photos...next thing I know you'll be in a magazine ha ha!! (wink)
What a beautiful basket you made girl...You are too clever my friend...those apple look good enough to eat and of course you know I love that table...and the cooper boiler pot...Just beautiful girl...Love ya, Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh Chari, I'm such a big fan of baskets, and I really love how you put this one together! So many pretties and goodies! You are sooo creative!! Gorgeous with your photo magic too!!
Im also a big fan of copper so I just want to add that I love the copper planter in your vignette as well!!

Thanks for the inspiration my dear friend!!
hugs, Sherri:)

xinex said...

You can make anything look beautiful, Chari. The basket is so pretty with all those fall colored dishes and other table accessories. Thank you so much for leaving a very sweet message on my AJ bday post. It makes me feel so much better. I just hate that she is growing so fast. She text me, saw the blog and said she was tearing up in front of her classmates, lol....Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty vignette!! The deep red in the apples is the perfect touch.
Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy your weekend.

Carol said...

Great idea! Love your colors, as always!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness... Your basket of "Goodies" is just wonderful!
You are so talented at putting things together!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Mary Ellen said...

Oh Chari what a gorgeous basket full of lovelies!! You always amaze me friend with how you put things together! Those apples are making me hungry for a nice juicy Delicious bite!

Had a great day with Sally and her hubby! We took them out to Aguilar and showed them the ministry building. She was so sweet and brought some clothes from that estate sale she helped with and some food- they are just the sweetest couple ever!

Hope you have a great weekend friend!

bee blessed
mary

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Brilliant Chari!..Clever, darling, wonderful, beautiful.. I'm sure if I keep going I can come up with a few more fitting words for a darling basket full of goodies. I adore the rooster hanging from the lamp. Fits perfectly into your wonderful vignette.
I have to know how do you do your beautiful header??? I keep playing with mine and still can't come up with the beautiful headers the rest of you do.. am I challenged here or what??? lol
I hope this finds you doing well. Things here are rolling along.. Tons to bring everyone up to speed on.. lol... hugs and hugs my dear friend.. ~lynne~

Sarah said...

Chari, this is a brilliant idea! Your basket tablescape is sheer delight. I may just have to creat one of my own. Love this idea. ~ Sarah

suzyq said...

Chari, what a scrumptious basket of goodies!!! Love those rosy red apples.
Suzyq

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Chari! It's been too long! I am hoping after my daughter's wedding and reception I can be a better blogger!

I truly, truly LOVE this idea! It seems often times I have drop in family dinners. It's challenging enough coming up with the food, let alone setting a pretty table. This is a perfect solution.

I love all YOUR ingredients for a fall table. Such pretty pieces and I adore that basket!

Great idea!

Donna

Melissa Miller said...

Chari it is lovely and warm looking. What a unique and pretty idea. Love the plates.

Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

Lori E said...

That is really so attractive. Great idea. BTW I am now following you. I know???? Wasn't I always following you? I can't figure that one out because I was sure I was on the list a long time ago.

Gypsy Heart said...

Just absolutely stunning! Everything in the basket is just perfect for autumn...or anytime, really. Wouldn't this make an incredible gift? Ideas are forming... :-)

Much love to you,
Pat

One Heart said...

Oh my goodness, Chari, I don't know how I missed this on Tablescape Thursday. This is GORGEOUS and so very different. You have once again inspired me and given me a great alternative to share a tablescape in different ways. Hope you don't mind me creating one too. I just have to try it. Genious!

Much love and enjoy your Sunday.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, this is beautiful! That basket is beautiful all by itself, but then you added all of the pretty Fall table setting items and the apples, and it is just stunning! Your photographs are incredibly beautiful. I think it is so charming on that table. It looks like you might walk out the door to have a beautiful Fall picnic. I'm so glad you linked this to Favorite Things Sat. I'm already looking around my house to find a basket pretty enough for me to attempt this idea. laurie

Beth said...

Chari, Your basket is gorgeous! I really love your autumn dinnerware. How colorful! I enjoyed your photoshopping too! Nicely done.
Hugs and blessings, Beth

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