10/20/2011

Brookshire Autumn

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Wow...can you believe that we are now nearing the end of October?  We have settled nicely into Autumn at our place...enjoying the cooler days. We have even toasted our toes by the fireside on a few occasions. I really do enjoy this time of the year!
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Today, I set a little "autumn table for one" by the fireplace in our living room.
 I wanted to use a set of dishes that just seem perfect for the autumn season. I hope you enjoy!
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~Brookshire Autumn~
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A warm and cozy table set by the fireside on a brisk autumn day.
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The table...facing the large window in the living room...
has a beautiful view of a lovely autumn day.
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A beautiful set of autumn dishes..."Brookshire" by Johnson Bros. China...
the star attraction of this autumn table for one.
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A "Brookshire Autumn" Table Centerpiece...
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I shopped around my house for a few items that had that "sweet autumn feel"
...an ornate metal clock, a few candles, autumn florals, acorns, pheasant feathers,
 and a few autumn pears. Ahhh...autumn!!!
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I have had this pretty, ornate metal clock for some time now. It usually sits on the shelf of
our entertainment center in the living room. I thought it would be perfect for an autumn centerpiece.
 I love the bronze finish...so autumn like. I added a few autumn pears to the inside of the clock for
 a little extra interest and color. A sage green colored tassel hangs from the
clock handle...down the side of the clock...love that!
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A few autumn floral picks decorate the base of the clock...and a couple extra autumn pears.
 Three brass candleholders with chunky tapers have been added into the mix.
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 A small cloche on a pedestal plate is filled with miniature acorns and decorated with an
 array of beautiful pheasant feathers. The pheasant feathers continue the theme of the
 "Brookshire" china. I love the deep, rich colors of the feathers...sooo perfect for autumn!
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I tied three decorative skeleton keys with a pretty gold satin ribbon and laid
 them on the table...just a little more "pretty".
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The Place Setting...
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"Brookshire" manufactured by Johnson Bros. China.
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I just love this pretty set of dishes! Different types of birds and feathers decorate the
 rims of the plates...pretty pheasants decorate the cups! A dark hunter green band frames
 the scalloped edges of the cream colored dishware.
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I just have to tell you about the bargain that I received on this beautiful set.
 Last December Dillards was having their after Christmas (online) sale. They were
originally $99 for a place setting for four....they were marked down to just...$12!
 I couldn't hardly believe my good fortune. I purchased two sets for a total
 of $24...making a place setting for eight!
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*This set has a seven piece place setting:
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11" dinner plate
salad/dessert plate
bread & butter plate
lg. rimmed cereal bowl
berry bowl
teacup
saucer
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I only paid $24 for this entire set!!! I just couldn't believe it...and they were
 offering free shipping at the time...to boot! Yeeehawwww!
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 I used a toffee colored tablecloth and a cream colored dinner napkin.
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Pheasants, Canadian geese, chickens, several different spieces of
 ducks, and feathers...decorate the rims! I just love it!!!
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The pheasant is my favorite!
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And Voila...a Brookshire Autumn!
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Brookshire Autumn originally posted November 1, 2010
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 I am joining these fabulous parties today...
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Home Sweet Home party...hosted by Sherry over at The Charm of Home.
Feathered Nest Friday...hosted by Courtney over at French Country Cottage.
Open House Party...hosted by Sherry over at No Minimalist Here.
Potpourri Friday...hosted by Honey over at "2805".
Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these fabulous parties for us to enjoy!
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Well my friends...I am soooo happy that you stopped by for a visit today! Please leave a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!

* Warmest Autumn Wishes!

34 comments:

Sandra said...

Hello,
I'm visiting from Between Naps on the Porch. Your table is beautiful. And I have to say I am a little jealous of the great buy you found on your dishes. That is fabulous!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Chari, the day you found those dishes was definitely your lucky day! They are gorgeous and so appropriate for setting a fall table. I've never seen that pattern before but I can see how you were so pleased with them. The whole scene showing off the dishes and the pretty colors of the tablecloth and accessories is truly beautiful.-----Shannon

Entertaining Women said...

Wow, that's a spectacular deal on your beautiful dishes. I am blown away by the effect of the pears in and around your wonderful clock. I love the ombre treatment on the face of the clock. This is an elegant, romantic Autumn tablescape. Thank you for inviting us to join you. Cherry Kay

Martha said...

A beautiful table and I adore those dishes!

Debbie said...

Well, first I just love the dishes. They would be pretty any time of the year, but they really do say autumn. (OK, technically they quack autumn, but you know what I mean.) I love your compote with the feathers and cloche. That's just plain lovely.

Poppy said...

I must say, Chari that I really love your taste and all the elegant accents in your beautiful home. The color of that tablecloth and all the elements on the table screams elegant autumn so wonderfully! That ornate clock filled with pears look so beautiful and I love the china and those keys tied with amber ribbon ... everything looks so pretty and serene. And I love how you took the pictures with a view from the window,sets off this lovely post wonderfully. I enjoyed my stay here today. Thanks for inspiring. Hugs~Poppy

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Theresa said...

Oh how beautiful! I always enjoy visiting with you when you have your table all "gussied up"! I love the green pears adding some color:) Have a blessed day my dear Chari, HUGS!

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Chari, you just have such a great way of pulling beautiful things together for an amazing table or vignette, and this is no exception! Wow, that china is beautiful, perfect for autumn, and what a great deal! I forget to check the Dillard's website, but I think I will be doing more of that! The pheasant feathers look beautiful with that china, and I love what you did with the metal clock. It's all just soooo gorgeous! Have a great weekend!!

Olga Forest said...

I love your house! Chari, you very clever. Love it! I'm so glad I found your blog.

A Hint of Home said...

Simply gorgeous! The the setting of the table and the dishes on top of the table. Beautifully done!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful and inviting tablescape for a chilly autumn afternoon.
You created such atmosphere that I was able to feel it here on the other end the computer!!
I LOVE your deep rich colors and I think I may have the same tablecloth!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Chari...what a great deal on the dishes...my husband would love dishes like those!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow my darling Chari if anyone deserves this gorgeous dishes is you and you got a great deal! Your table is gorgeous, you are so talented for making such lovely vignettes and your autumn ones are the best. I too love the pheasent the best, but they are all special. Have a super weekend. FABBY

Carrie said...

I really enjoy viewing your tablescape and noting each element that you've placed in it - the lovely dishes, goblets, fltware, centerpiece -- all work together to make a wonderful fall table!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is such an elegant table, Chari! The dishes are just gorgeous, especially appropriate for this time of year. All of the lovely elements combine to make a lovely dinner in front of the fireplace.

Thank you for linking this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday. You are appreciated, my friend!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
OH your tablescape is gorgeous as always sweet lady. I would love to know the place you purchased your dishes. You always do a outstanding job putting your table together.
I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your dishes and table always looks lovely! The golds and reds are so pretty at this time of year! And I have a clock just like yours...I've never put anything inside though! I love what you've done with yours! Happy Fall, my friend! ♥

Bonnie said...

Lovely table and so creative.

Daphne said...

What striking dinnerware! I especially love the pheasant on the cup. The tablescape looks lovely in the autumn light!

Karen said...

Chari, it has been quite some time since I dropped by to visit, but so glad I did. I love the dinnerware - I am now on the hunt! Your tablesetting and pictures are beautiful. Loving the outdoor wildlife added into the fall decor too!

xinex said...

You know how much I love this china, Chari, cause I have them too but you got yours at a much better price. Love the tablescape and all your photos!...Christine

Designs on 47th Street said...

LOVE!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! Charming, sophisticated, warm, just lovely! Chari, do you work as an interior designer?? You are SO talented. I love seeing what you create. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog. :)
Donna

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful Sis as every thing you do..wished I was there to dine with you ha ha!! Love ya girl..Hugs and love Gloria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh that is just gorgeous Chari!
I am still in awe of your great price on that china!
I love how you did that cloche and the warm autumn colors and the photography is truly stunning!
Great Job girlfriend...hoping all is well with you and Russ.
Someday when I have a free moment I am going to give you a call.
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Jo's This and That said...

I love your plates! Beautiful table Thanks for sharing,Joann

Babs said...

Chari, Your table setting is so special and I love the colors and china pattern with the pheasants, ducks, etc. Johnson Bros. makes some of the prettiest patterns. Love your autumn colors and the amber stemware.
Have a great weekend,
Babs

Cindy said...

Hi Chari,
Your fireside table is gorgeous! The place setting certainly is lovely.
Have a good weekend,
Cindy

Maggie said...

Chari
I love this tablescape, everything you have gathered together is perfect for Autumn.
What an absolute steal the china was, you are a very savvy shopper!
Maggie

Tess said...

This table is just beautiful. I love the dishes and WHAT an incredible bargain!! Your glasses are perfect with these dishes. Love the linens too! Just wonderful!!!

Phyllis said...

Oh, your table is so fallish and inviting! I can almost smell the hot spiced tea waiting for me! Your new Johnson Bros. china is beyond beautiful........I wish some lived in my cupboards!

Robin said...

What a cozy setting for one! I loved the dishes even before I read what a bargain they were! I'm going to start looking at Dillard's site daily!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Alycia Nichols said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty setting! The dishes are GORGEOUS!!!!!! They are perfect for fall and winter settings...almost makes you not mind the cold and snow! :-)

Chris said...

Hi Chari, your table is fabulous and the dishes are gorgeous. You were lucky to find them. Thanks for sharing all of that. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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