10/26/2011

~Goldenrod Autumn~...an Autumn Tablescape

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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I love autumn!
I love the rich, warm colors!
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I love playing dishes!
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I created an autumn table with the new goldenrod colored plates
 that I found at Walmart a few weeks ago.  I sure had fun with this
 tablescape!  I hope that you enjoy it too!
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~Goldenrod Autumn~
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Here we are...in my french country dining room.
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As you can see...my french country dining room is dressed
 in red and olive green, with accents of gold.  A color palette
 that hosts autumn with ease.
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Not only is autumn my favorite season...but I believe that
 a beautifully attired autumn table is my favorite "seasonal"
 tablescape as well!
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~Goldenrod Autumn~
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This autumn I seem to have an attraction for the
 warm, rich color of goldenrod.
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"Goldenrod"
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The color goldenrod is a representation of the color of some of the
 deeper gold colored goldenrod flowers.The first known recorded use of
 goldenrod as a color name in English was in 1915.
(source Wikipedia)
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 A large pitcher with matching platter...sharing the same rich hues
 as the new dinner plates...bring the warm glow of "goldenrod autumn"
 to this table.  Autumn pears, golden stemware, and dinner napkins
 also help to bring the "goldenrod" color theme home.
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~Goldenrod Autumn~
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Table Centerpiece...
Autumn's Bounty in a Dough Bowl
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I placed a tall masonary candleholder with an "earthy"
 colored candle in the center of a large woodendough bowl. Autumn
 fruits of grapes, pears, and pomegranites...along with a few sprigs
 of autumn florals, seed pods, and nuts. Deer antlers, pheasant
 feathers, and a stately pheasant join the autumn mix.
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This autumn, I decided upon a "rustic luxe" style of decor
 for my dining room.  If you would like to see my autumn dining room
 in its entirety...you can click HERE.
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The wooden dough bowl filled with autumn's bounty continues the
 "rustic luxe" theme onto the table.
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~Goldenrod Autumn~
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An autumn table set for four.
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The Place Setting...
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Layer upon layer...building a delicious "goldenrod"
 autumn place setting.
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~Goldenrod Autumn~
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The Place Setting
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A woven wicker charger
An earthy brown charger plate with embossed autumn leaves
A goldenrod colored dinner plate by Mainstays
A sage green salad plate by Gibson
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...topped off with...
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an acorn shaped dessert plate.
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A view from a different direction.
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Luscious autumn layers.
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~Goldenrod Autumn~
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The Table Linens
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Two dinner napkins layered for a colorful effect.  An olive
 green and khaki check dinner napkin serves along with a goldenrod
 colored napkin at each place setting.  I love the pretty white
 embroidered vine on the goldenrod colored napkin! 
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A khaki colored hemstiched table runner makes for a nice
 neutral foundation for this autumn table.
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~Goldenrod Autumn~
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The Stemware
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A simple amber colored goblet works nicely with the
 goldenrod color theme.
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A place setting from a different view.
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Goldenrod Pitcher with a Handled Platter...
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I purchased this pretty "goldenrod" colored pitcher
 and matching platter from a local gift shop several years ago.
  It usually resides atop the refrigerator in my kitchen.
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I love the embossed grapes, vines, and leaves on both
 pieces!  The pitcher and platter have an "old world" feel with
 a distressed finish.  You can actually see the terra cotta colored clay
 bisque under the glaze in places.  I also love that the platter
 has handles in the shape of twisted grapevine!
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This pretty acorn shaped dish came from Dollar Tree
 a few years ago.  I love the embossed lines of the acorn and
 leaves...and the warm, rich reds and greens on the
 oak leaves.
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~Goldenrod Autumn~
in my french country dining room.
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...and for a final thought...
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~Goldenrod Autumn~
in Still Life.
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This was my favorite photo!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us!
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Well dear friends...I'm so happy that you stopped by for a visit today!  I hope that you enjoyed my ~Goldenrod Autumn~ tablescape.  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!
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39 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! Chari this is all just stunning and gorgeous down to every detail. I absolutey love the goldenrod pitcher, the place settings, the goblets. Wow, I'm wanting it al for my table too. Love!

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Beautiful space, I love the white dining set and your painted wood floor. Just lovely!!

Olga Forest said...

I love this goldenrod! All the colors resonate so well with each other. Yum))) A wooden dish simply delighted!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I don't know of anyone who does a pretty autumn table than you, Chari dear. This is so pretty with all the rich color and layers. I love pheasants. I love the horns you used, too. Just wonderful.

Goldenrod... now that is the best name of all for a fall tablescape.

Loved what you did here, Chari!

Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

XO,

Sheila

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love those acorn plates! The picture matches the table display...bounty of the harvest looks ready to be served!

Gail said...

Hi Chari, your autumn tablescape is absolutely beautiful. I love the rich tones you used and love your table centerpiece using the wooden dough bowl.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Love your color scheme, it's so warm and inviting.
Best,
Susan

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Ah~h~h...grapes, pears, pomengrates...how exquisite your "rustic" tablescape is, dear friend! I adore how the centerpiece mimics the print on the wall above your dining table! The "goldenrod" pitcher and platter are such stunning completer pieces! Thank you for sharing your artistic flare! Creativity and inspiration abounds!
Fondly,
Pat

Marilyn said...

Everything is looking ready for company! Did you have snow? We had lots-about 8 inches or more. And we HAD school--I was so disgusted and sad. I would have been happy heading east out your way!♥♫

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Chari, this tablesetting is gorgeous! Every last detail!! And you do pay attention to detail, my friend! LOVE the acorn plates! What a great find!! Everything looks so warm and inviting! Beautiful!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari, Your goldenrod tablescape is stunning and embodies all the beauty of Autumn. The dough bowl is full of bounty! Again, beautiful!
I have those same chargers and acorn accent plates. You put them together just perfectly.
I am so impressed by the way you sectioned off your post by titles. Very organized and creative.
So nice to stop by and get a lot of inspiration!
Yvonne

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Chari, Beautiful, beautiful Fall tablescape! Such pretty dishes and the small acorn ones are adorable. Love the pheasants and of course that fabulous dough bowl. Thanks Chari for linking to my party this week.
xoxo, Sherry

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

It's simply stunning Chari!
I love the layers of gold and browns...the pitcher, the centerpice is exquisite!
And your photograpy my friend, is just amazing!!
Kudos to you on one gorgeous setting!
Now stay warm and snuggly in that Autumn snow!
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Phyllis said...

You have so many outstanding elements on your table. The colors and textures are in abundance, also. I love the rattan placemats, rustic chargers, the hand-carved wooden centerpiece bowl, the feathers, and of course, your lovely goldenrod dishes. Chari, you are most talented!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love your table setting Chari!
So pretty and those acorn plates are adorable. I would guess this room just glows with coziness in the evening. SooOOOo pretty!
Thanks for sharing.

Gorgeous.

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a spooktacular tablescape!

I created a mad scientists lab this past Monday. I hope you'll come by for a peek and shriek. :)

Jo's This and That said...

I've Passed the Versatile Blogger Award to you.Here's a link to my blog post about it.
http://josthisandthat.blogspot.com/2011/10/versatile-blogger-award.html

Martha said...

Wow! That is beautiful!

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

What a beautiful tablescape!! Love the goldenrod!!
Perfect for this season of color!!

I know I have told you before but I so love the colors of your home!!
So warm and inviting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Marigene said...

Chari, your table is so earthy, warm and inviting...perfect for a nippy October evening. I am sure I have told you before, but once again...you have a beautiful dining room.
Have a great weekend!

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Chari! Ok, I love the term 'rustic luxe'! Your table really nails it! You could use this for Christmas as well, just by switching a few things out. The deer antlers and pheasant feathers look sooo cool in your centerpiece. It all looks so good in your beautiful dining room, such a warm, inviting setting!! Oh, and thanks for your visit with me, I appreciate your sweet comments!!

Honey at 2805 said...

I adore your goldenrod autumn and the rustic luxe term! You are so clever. Your dishes, stemware and charges are lovely. I luv the goldenrod pitcher and the bountiful doughbowl. It's gorgeous. The pheasant is perfect! (I want one!)

I appreciate your participation in Potpourri Friday is appreciated! Many thanks!

Marilyn the nurse said...

What a wonderful post. You do such a great job, I love it all. I have just today gone out and bought some pheasant feathers and are trying to incorporate them in my Fall decorations. Thank you for so many great ideas.

Entertaining Women said...

The dough bowl is such a marvelous appointment for tablescaping. I must use mine one of these days. The colors that you've used are not only wonderful for Autumn, they are perfect companions to your beautiful dining room and kitchen. Loved every moment of today's post. Thank you for inviting us to your table. Cherry Kay

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
I know I said this before but you do set the most amazing tables!
I love all the autumn colors and those pheasants are the perfect touch.

Carolyn

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your dough bowl full of fall. Those little acorn plates are precious.

Cindy said...

Oh my dear Chari,
What a beautiful table you have set today! I am always amazed at how detail oriented you are, I love it.
Hugs, Cindy

Nezzy said...

Your joy in this activity just shine through Darlin' 'cause you certainly lead the pack when it comes to tablescapes!!!

It's just a beautifully magnificent tribute to the season.

You have a fantastically blessed weekend sweetie!!! :o)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a beautiful tablescape, so warm and inviting. The centerpiece is stunning and the goldenrod pitcher is TDF All the dishes and napkins, flatware and goblets finishes this fabulous table beautifully my dear Chari, I just love your red dining room! Have a wonderful weekend and see you at SS. Hugs, FABBY

Barbara said...

What a beautiful table, filled with the colors of fall. I love your layer of dishes and the colors of them all. Beautiful goblets. I love your dining room too.

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

So many layers of interest! Especially love the acorn dessert plates, the double layer of napkins, the pitcher and pheasant. A lovely composition.

Visiting from 2805,
Debra

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh your table looks absolutely gorgeous!!

Alycia Nichols said...

I love this setting, Chari! It's so warm and beautiful...totally reminds me of what I love about autumn! Great how the centerpiece mimics the artwork on the wall!!!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This really is so pretty!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Chari!!! All your details and pretty pieces are just gorgeous!! I love your posts- they are always so inspiring! Thanks for linking up sweet friend! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Char said...

Chari, this table is just beautiful and so represents what I think of when falls rolls around. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

SO much gorgeousness! I love the golden colors, the art above the windows in the kitchen is beautiful! The gold on the table just draws your eyes up there!

Have a blessed weekend dear Chari, HUGS!

Sherry said...

Beautiful Chari! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Brittany said...

What a beautiful table, filled with the colors of fall. I love your layer of dishes and the colors of them all. Beautiful goblets. I love your dining room too.