9/13/2011

"Autumn Pears"...for an Autumn Table

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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As many of you know, I am smak-dab in the middle of doing a little autumn sprucing at my place.  It's coming along nicely and I hope to have a few photos to share with you soon.  In the meantime, I thought I would revisit an autumn tablescape that I did last year.  I hope that you enjoy!!!
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(Just a little note:  I hope that you don't mind revisiting a past post.  For those of you who do tablescapes, you know the work that goes into creating a pretty table...as well as the work of creating a blog post.  It's nice to be able to enjoy the "fruit of one's labor" once again!  Thank you for indulging me!)
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"Autumn Pears"...for an Autumn Table
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Here we are in my french country dining room.  Please do come in!
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I have used autumn pears in so much of my autumn decor this year. At the beginning of the season I created a three tiered centerpiece for the dining room table filled with autumn's bounty. I decided to use this centerpiece for an autumn tablescape and continue the theme of "autumn pears".
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The table is dressed in golden yellow, pear green, and warm browns...the colors of autumn pears!
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The Centerpiece...
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The Centerpiece was created using three tiers of glass pedestal cake plates. A tall, gold pillar candle sits on the top layer...along with a few wood pods and three miniature pumpkins. The middle layer is filled with autumn pears. Autumn berries, woody seed pods, nuts, and two yellow lovebird figurines decorate the bottom layer.
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*A few wood acorns and autumn pears are scattered about on the table runner. I just love this beautiful table runner!  It is the prettiest shade of goldenrod yellow and it has white vines and leaves embroidered on each end! A pair of vintage Roseville pottery candleholders sit on either side of the three tiered centerpiece.
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The Place Setting...
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The same color theme of golden yellow, pear green, and warm brown form the layers of the "autumn pear" place setting.
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My latest treasure find...salad/dessert plates featuring pears! I found these pretty plates on Ebay...it was love at first sight!
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The pattern: Golden Pears by Julia Bullimore (1998).
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This set of four plates were made exclusively for Crate & Barrel.  Each plate features a different type of pear.
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I love this shade of pear green and the gold gilded leaves!
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A white ironstone dinner plate from my every day dishes.
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I found these beautiful leaf plates on sale at JC Penneys at the end of summer. They are the same shade of green as the pear salad/dessert plates. I love the way the leaf plate frames out the place setting! A brown charger plate with embossed autumn leaves on the rim completes the place setting.
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I love how the green, white, and brown colors of the place setting look together!
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A plump "red" autumn pear!
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The flatware is "Brahms" by Oneida.
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The stemware.
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I layered two dinner napkins. The gold napkin matches the table runner and has the same white vines embroidered on it. The green and tan plaid napkin brings more of an informal feel to the place setting! A wood napkin ring with embossed autumn leaves pairs nicely with the charger plate.
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And Voila!!! Autumn Pears...for an autumn table!
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**I am joining these fabulous parties...
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Wow Us Wednesday...hosted by Kim over at Savvy Southern Style.
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 Tablescape Thursday...hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
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Thank you, Kim and Susan...for hosting these sweet parties for us!
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Well dear friends...thank you so much for coming by today!  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here.  I would love to visit with you!
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*Warmest Autumn Wishes...

26 comments:

Marilyn said...

Would I even remember a post from last week, let alone last fall??!! You make me laugh--'cuz pretty is pretty no matter when you put it together!

The cold front blew through while I was out mowing the LAST of the weeds in the pasture. Everything else is brown around here. Of course that might have something to do with the fact that I didn't water for one whole week because I was just tired of it! So now I'm trying to rescue the lawn. It never ends. I keep thinking about retiring...hmmm. Maybe sooner than later. Take care and you post or repost and let me enjoy it all.;D ♥♫

Sonya said...

Linda mesa! A decoração está maravilhosa!
Querida tenha uma semana abençoada.
Beijinho.

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! I love your colors and the pears. Your home looks beautiful.Thanks for sharing.

Tardevil said...

I'd re-visit this post, too! Every photo is beautiful. If you'd like to fall-i-fy my table, just head east, and you are more than welcome! ;o)

Lynn said...

LOVE the pear motif! My sister's bedroom is all peary :-))

Buttercup Bliss said...

What a beautiful table!!!! Love all the different layers. :-)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Stunning table for fall my dear Chari!! I love everything!, the plate layers are great, the napkins, glassware and gold colors, the pear theme is so just right and the pretty tier with the autumn pears is just fabulous my darling Chari...you did a lovely, gorgeous table, I love it!! Lots of hugs. FABBY your home too

Zuni said...

OK, Chari--this is BEAUTIFUL! I think I'll just copy this centerpiece...I guess I can't post it then LOL. I love pears anyway, but this is so pretty, with each tier being different. Your whole table looks wonderful. Great!

Babs said...

Chari, Love your pear theme and soft colors. So pretty for Fall...or any time for that matter. :) The three tierd centerpiece is perfect with pears, berries and natural elements. I really need to find one. So many great ways a three tier can be used.
Hugs,
Babs

Michele Smith said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the pears.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving your comment. This tablescape is gorgeous. I love those pear plates because we have a pear tree in our yard. Really like how you used the 3 tiered cake plates as your centerpiece. I have something similar, but I hadn't thought to use it in my fall decorating. But I will now that I've seen yours.

Linda said...

What a wonderful table...now that says Fall for sure...love it!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Chari, girl I love your table full of pears, my grandmother had a pear tree. I remember as a child having to pick them up to make pear honey.. thank you for reminding me of a fond childhood memory. Love the big acorn at the base of your beautiful centerpiece. Now, girl... we need to get serious.. the lamp on your buffet "stole" my heart.. girl I have lamp envy going on here... I hope this finds you all doing well and preparing for a gorgeous fall.. hugs ~lynne~

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Chari! So good to hear from you, hope you are doing ok. Girl, this is a beautiful table--then and Now!! The green plaid napkins, I believe, are just the right touch, and that centerpiece is down right amazing! I can see why you fell in love with those pear plates--adorable! I really love all the colors. That cold front hits us this weekend, but we'll get warm again. I am going to try to do as many outdoor 'scapes as i can, cuz the winter seems sooo long!! Have a great week-end!!!

Beeutiful by Design said...

Chari: what a wonderful towering centerpiece of perfection! Love the pears plates too - thanks for sharing - Jennifer

Marlis said...

Chari.. I love your new plates too. Pears are so "fall".. and yours look fabulous. I love the centerpiece and the runner.. oh my love the stitching on that. the chargers are so pretty with the green leaf plates.. a work of art! xo marlis

A Hint of Home said...

What a stunning centerpiece! Everything looks lovely with your pear theme.

The Tablescaper said...

I've been fighting Fall, but your table is oh so beautiful. Luscious pears.

- The Tablescaper

Marigene said...

Am I allowed to drool...this fall table is beautiful, Chari!

Love Of Quilts said...

Your french country dining room is pretty. Trish

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
I knew it would all be beautiful and of course it is!
The pear plates are the perfect finishing touch.You always set such a pretty table and your dining room is the perfect setting.

Carolyn

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Chari, I love your pear themed table. The dishes are beautiful and all the colors of fall are displayed in a delightful way. Those hugh acorns are nice and caught my attention right away. You always have something pretty to look at and get ideas from. Thanks.------Shannon

Red Couch Recipes said...

Such a lovely post. I didn't see it last year. I absolutely love the centerpiece and will definitely borrow the idea of placing three pedestals together. Love the green leaf plates and the pear plates, of course. Such a warm and lovely table. Joni

Alycia Nichols said...

Some things in life bear reapeating, and this lovely tablescape is one of those things! You did a fabulous job on that centerpiece! I love the way you incorporated the little birds! I'm glad you went bold with the centerpiece...that always looks so great on autumn tables! The place settings are beautiful, and those pear plates were a coup! I really like the runner you used, too. Very, very pretty and very much fall! Have a great weekend!

Designs By Pinky said...

HI Chari! Love this pear table and so glad I didn't miss it! Love the different types and colors of the pears, so pretty! Your dish combination is beautiful! I am still getting through LAST weeks posts at TT:):) Hope you are having a good weekend! XO, Pinky

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