9/09/2011

An Autumn Table Centerpiece...

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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It's another beautiful day here at my place...with an expected high of 77 degrees...it really is beginning to feel alot more like autumn!  I am really enjoying dressing my home for autumn this year (of course, I always enjoy decorating for the different seasons).  Today, I think I will work on "autumnizing" the hutch in my dining room.  Right now it's full of summer whites and apple green. It's time to bring out the autumn dishes!
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Well dear friends...while I busy myself with cleaning, organizing, and decorating...I thought I would revisit an autumn post from last year.  I hope that you enjoy!
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~An Autumn Table Centerpiece~
a revisit from September 13, 2010
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Autumn in a French Country Dining Room
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My french country dining room is decorated in shades of red, gold, and olive green so basically it is already dressed and ready for autumn. Sure makes decorating for this season a breeze!
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~~A New Autumn Centerpiece for the Table~~
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I found the three tiered pedestal cake plates on sale at Hobby Lobby last year. I have been really anxious to do a table centerpiece with them. They measure 13", 10", 8" wide...and are 13" tall when stacked on top of one another. They make a nice sized centerpiece for the dining table. Adding the tall pillar candle to the top plate gives this centerpiece an overall measurement of 20 inches in height.
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~~Autumn Pretties~~
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Ohhh...I had fun decorating this!
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Bottom plate: I used an autumn berry garland done with gold, orange, red, and olive green colored berries, four autumn floral picks with dark red flowers, cattails, etc., a few woody pieces from an autumn potpourri mix, and two vintage ceramic yellow birds.
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Middle plate: Autumn pears.
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Top plate: A six inch yellow-gold pillar candle, autumn potpourri mix, and four copper colored maple leaf napkin rings.
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It was easy-peasy!!! Hehe!
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~~A New Autumn Table Runner~~
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This new autumn table runner was handcrafted by Mary Steininger of Diningout...Embroidered Home Decor...Etsy Shop. It really is gorgeous...I love the deep, rich gold color! It has beautiful embroidered white, twig looking vines on each end of the runner. Ooops...I didn't get a good photo of the embroidery. I also have six matching dinner napkins...sooo pretty and sooo perfect for the autumn season!
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~~Roseville Pottery Candleholders~~
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I decided to use my Roseville pottery candleholders. This pattern is called Autumn Clematis.
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And Voila...a new autumn centerpiece for my dining room table!
I hope you enjoyed!

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I am joining these lovely parties today...
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Feathered Nest Friday...hosted by Courtney over at French Country Cottage.
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Home Sweet Home party...guest hosted by Ann over at On Sutton Place.
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Potpourri Friday...hosted by Honey over at 2805 blog.
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Thank you, ladies...for hosting these sweet parties for us!
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*Well my friends, I'm so glad that you came by today! I would love for you to leave me a note to let me know that you were here...so that I might visit back with you!
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Warmest Wishes!

29 comments:

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Char,
Love your centerpiece! Very creative. Thanks for the inspiration.
-Lynn

Olive Cooper said...

Love the Roseville candle holders. Roseville is so expensive now I will just enjoy yours. The fall arrangement is beautiful too. The low temps are much better. We had blankets last night!

rosechicfriends said...

Chari!
I love your center peice. Im a huge fan of stacking plates up. Your colors against your red walls really make it pop and look gorgeous. Youve inspired me to start digging out my fall decor.
Be blessed,
Lorena

Poppy said...

Hi Chari, absolutely beautiful inspiration! The colors, the textures are all so pretty... you create the most amazing vignettes and I love your dining room... it is the perfect backdrop for all your beautiful tablescapes.The centerpiece on the tiered cake plates is a lovely idea for fall decorating... it's looking gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring us and welcoming "Autumn." Happy Weekend!~Poppy

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Chari,
Oh, nice centerpiece! You always come up with something totally wonderful for your dining room table. I'm not quite ready for Autumn just yet. Trying to hang on to Summer for as long as I can. Have a lovely weekend, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

LOVELY -- I am loving those pears and I have a set of those napkin rings -- hum, you've got me thinking (that can always be dangerous, lol). Have a great weekend :)

Blessings!
Gail

vintageshabbychicks said...

Hi Chari..Sharon and I love your blog and have nominated you for the "VersatileBlogger" award! Just hop on over to our blog for all the info :-)) Julie

Kathy said...

Fall is a fun season to decorate! I need to get started autumizing my home! Love the three tier stand! Your centerpiece and the table runner look great!
Hope you have a great weekend,
Kathy

iSavortheWeekend said...

Absolutely charming and is so getting me in the mood for the Fall season!! Just wish the weather would cooperate (as in get cooler!). Thanks for sharing and as always, everything is beautiful and stunning!!

Designs By Pinky said...

Chari, itlooks gorgeous! I loove to stack cake plates too! The pears are a great addition. I LOVE the candle sticks too. SO pretty! Your table looks beautiful! XO, Pinky

White Whimsy said...

What a gorgeous centerpiece. Your fall decorating is beautiful. I also love your new banner.

Becca said...

What a beautiful centerpiece, Chari! I love how you stacked the plates ... the pears, birds ... everything is perfect! You always create beautiful vignettes! Can't wait to see more.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is stunning and truly inspiring, Chari! I actually have a few cake plates so I'm part way there!! ;-D. I love it.

Enjoy these cool temps. We had rain and it is a little humid but it is still only 65. Is summer over??

XO,
Jane

Dreamgoddess said...

Chari, your centerpiece is so pretty! I love using stacking plates to decorate and am always on the lookout for inspiration in using them. No matter what colors you use in your French dining room, it always looks spectacular!

Love Of Quilts said...

Just Smashing ...love it love it. I do love your new header to. What do you use to make the header...with the large word added. Trish

xinex said...

This is gorgeous, Chari. I might have to copy it. You wouldn't mind, would you?...Christine

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Dear friend, we...truly...are kindred spirits. I just finished a post about ...you guessed it...changing out the China Cabinet!!! Too funny!!!
I adore your dining room table. Mine , also, has pears for the centerpiece! Your showstoppers are those gorgeous Autumn Clematis Roseville Pottery Candleholders! Lovely tablescape! Drop in and we'll chat about what's coming next!!!
Fondly,
Pat

podso said...

very nice Chari! You are putting me in the mood! We have lower humidity here and slightly cooler temperatures, so that feels like fall!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love that centerpiece Chari!! What a great idea stacking the plates like that and I love the pears in the middle. Beautiful job as always! Martina

Honey at 2805 said...

This is beautiful, Chari! Love the "autumizing" you did. The centerpiece is stunning with all the delightful elements you have placed on your tiered cake stands! Stunning!

I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you and hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

Babs said...

Chari, great idea of using the tierd plates for added height. Love the pears and candle.
Have a good weekend,
Babs

Kansas Amy said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing, your newest follower. -Kansas Amy

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The tiers are perfect. It's all just so lovely...especially the pears. Thank you so much for sharing with my Open House Party!

Debbie said...

Well I have a tiered dish just like that, and I can hardly wait to be a copy cat. You always have the most wonderful inpspiration, Chari. I would call your style "gracious abundance". Just beautiful.

Beth said...

Chari, Your centerpiece is just gorgeous!!! I absolutely love it, Chari. How talented you are. I like the new look to your blog as well. On 9/15 I'll be hosting a travel meme and I'll be featuring my trips to Estes Park. Come take a peek and/or link up if you like.
Hugs, Beth

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh I am loving it! This is my favorite time of year. Can't wait to see what else you do.

Ellen said...

What an awesome idea for a three tier plate. I love the new centerpiece. I need to get cracking on doing some fall decorating.
Hugs,
Ellen

Frieda said...

Bonjour Chari,
Seasons are so nice in your beautiful house. The autumn promises
nice time
Thank you for this beautiful photos
Have a nice day
Bisous
Frieda

Shirley said...

Dear Chari,
Wow, it's been a while since Ihave come to visit. Why? I don't know why! But, I'm here and I want to say this is a beautiful center piece and I came across you at Potpourri Friday. I just have to come back more often.. love your wall colors..
Enjoy time...