Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TABLESCAPE THURSDAY A WEE BIT OF AUTUMN

Today is Tablescape Thursday and I wanted to share a few things I have been picking up here and there. I haven't started decorating for fall, but that doesn't mean I haven't started shopping!! So this table setting is all a result of searching for a basket...
I made this little crackled vessel, well you know, did the arrangement inside. My angel Jody must still be by my side because I am having so much fun doing this. I should have turned it so you can see the little raffia bow, maybe you will see it in another picture (or the 8 X 10 I blew up for the dining room). I used this in the tablescape but I am giving it to my sister in law, Megan, who just moved into her new home and had her baby 4 days later!! Little Conor joins sister's Maggie and Trisha and their father, Declan! Pictures to come. In the vase, I used wood wool which I found at Michael's. I was inspired to try this rather than moss after seeing a post by Coty Farquhar, where she had used it to make over 600 nests for candy as favors at a wedding. She was very sweet in telling me what this stuff is and how to find it.

The large plate and napkins are from my VERY FIRST visit to HomeGoods!! Oh, I had fun! If The Husband hadn't been with me I could have had more fun. He did leave me alone to go into Home Depot, but it wasn't enough time. Plus a little old lady stopped me and wanted help in how to fill a vase she had in her cart that was bigger than she was. I am usually quite polite and helpful with people, but I was on a mission. I suggested she fill it with large cattails and when she asked where they were, I answered, in a marsh, of course...She looked a bit more lost and left me alone.



As I said earlier, the tablescape started with me looking for a basket to make more of these floral arrangements that are starting to become a passion. I went into Pier I to look and of course, never did. They have TONS of new fall items and many dishes that are sort of transitional from fall to winter, as I think these dessert plates are. I bought these, the place mats and the wine goblets, and then my mind started to put these together with the items bought at HomeGoods.



I used my mix matched vintage silver plated flatware. I picked up more pieces in Michigan. I love this fork. Look at the pretty fleur de lis. It's in a rather odd spot, isn't it??



An out of order picture of my floral arrangement. Maybe I subliminally threw pics in here and there to keep showing off. Maybe I need the pictures because it will be living at Meg's house soon. Maybe not....






I waited until dusk to take the pictures because the sun goes over my house and the photos turn out better. Everything was set up so nice and then I found the camera battery needed to be charged. Grrrr... The Husband came home and asked, "What are WE having for dinner?" lol!! I bought the pumpkin at a drugstore and the candle holders are from a thrift shop.







After I bought the pumpkin a few days ago, Emily told me I already had one. I think I am losing it...





These two little guys are from Pier I also. Once I picked them up, a few ladies asked where I got them and soon there was a flurry over in that area!! They are pretty and they will be beautiful for the holidays and all winter long.









I can't wait to get pumpkins. The squirrels love me. I think this year I will keep a few in the garage to replace the eaten out, caved in messes they leave me. How do I still think they are cute?? I have even been bitten by one.









I hope you enjoyed the tablescape. Please visit Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for her beautiful table setting and then all of the other ladies joining in. I have one more thing...









This is a pillow I ordered from a very sweet lady named Barb at The French Elements. I know it is a rooster but it looks SO GOOD on a pillow!! Barb sews like a pro and she has a cute shop and blog. I have her button on my sidebar.











I also bought this little guy for my bedroom at the lake, which is blue. Aren't her pillows darling? And very reasonably priced. I bought some tea towels as well that she makes out of muslin. I wish I had taken a picture of a few of them with their embroidery. They are very large when unfolded and I used one to line a large basket that I keep all my pretty hardcover decorating books in by my bed. It has the Eiffel Tower on it. I should have taken a picture of that too, but I was so worried that darn battery was going to run out (I never fully charged it).
I wish everyone a happy remainder of the week and a gorgeous weekend.
xoxo
Jane













69 comments:

bj said...

O, Blondie, everything looks just beautiful. What beautiful tastes you have. I love everything you have shown us.
I took a few minutes and went back some on your blog..I haven't been visiting as often as i should....
sorry..and I am going to try to do better. Summertime is always busy around here.
I am so sorry your daddy is ill. My prayers and my love...
bj

Barb said...

Hi Jane,
That is one beautiful tablescape!!

Great job.

now off to see your Outdoor Wednesday.

thanks for coming by

blessings
barbara jean

Dining Delight said...

What a pretty tablescape! Your arrangement turned out lovely. I love the white pumpkin and am on the look out for one too!

DD

Laura said...

Oh my goodness everything looks wonderful.

I am off to Pier I first thing tomorrow to find those little birds!

Loved visiting, as usual-

Laura

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Janie,
Super duper pretty! You did good girl, love the color's, the centerpiece and those darn cute pillows too! How come when we set the table pretty, hubbies expect a meal? LOL! Have a wonderful day my friend, Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

So pretty Janie! I love the colors, everything just glows. And you did a great job on the arrangement. I think you may have started a run on those s/p from Pier One - they may be the next "target birds" lol. I've not been around much lately due to work and just read some of your older posts. So sorry about your father. Will add him and your family to my prayers. Hugs, Kat

recipes for the life said...

Ooh! such a romantic setting. Love that fork and the pillows. Beautiful!!

♥ Chaitra

SmilingSally said...

This is a lovely table setting; too bad there's no food for the poor, hard-working man, but I'm sure you made up for it.

You got Bit by a Squirrel? Yikes! That could have been quite dangerous! Rabies!

xinex said...

I really enjoyed your tablescape, Janie! I am even looking at it from the airport. Yep, I am traveling again but not a happy trip cause I have to attend my aunt's funeral in Calif and I have a stopover by you, in Chicago. Your SIL will be please to have your pretty flower arrangement. Love the plates and S&P shakers...Christine

Sherri S said...

Simply Beautiful! LOVE the flower plates with all the different colors! Those are so versatile. The white pumpkin caught my eye and I REALLY want one! Saw a few at Hobby Lobby the other day ...may just have to stop back in there. Thanks for sharing.

"Blossom" said...

Blondie, this tablescape is so pretty. I love the centerpiece that you designed. White pumpkins are still really big this year.
Those little salt and pepper shakers could start a new fab.

Stacey said...

Just beautiful! I love your new dishes and the pillows too. :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Jane~ ~ So nice to meet you. Your table is lovely.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Jane, how beautiful! I LOVE the fork! How unique! And I also love the beautiful pillows, especially the one with the little bird... Happy Fall Decorating! Bisous... Julie Marie PS You were bit by a squirrel???

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh darling, everything looks fabulous!!!! I love your pumpkins.. a passion of mine this time of year. lol. Love the new dessert plates. Gorgeous!! Did you and hubby set down to a romantic meal at this beautiful table. It certainly screams romance. Hope things are well your way.
hugs ~lynne~

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Blondie, what a beautiful table~! I loved all of it, and I loved that little fork you showed! Those pillows are great too, I need to visit that gal's blog...so cute. I can't believe you were bit by a squirrel! Shame on that squirrel...we have them here by the boat loads and they love to eat whatever we plant! Oh my. Sorry too about your dad. Mine is having a rough go to. I tear up when I think about him. I will pray for your dad.
Have a blessed day!
Debbie

Florida Sue said...

Janie, how wonderful it all looks! I would just love to sit at that table, it makes me feel all warm and cozy just looking at it. Those are sweet bird S+Ps, and I really love mismatched vintage flatware. I hope your worries are few today, and I wish you a lightened heart my friend. I hope it will help to just say, "I know"..

XOSue

Cathy said...

Beautiful!!! Your new dishes are gorgeous and perfect for the season...love them!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

susan said...

Jane-Everything is lobely! We don't have a Home Good any where near here. I don't believe you can order online. Now show us the 8 X 10 blowup! I have never seen a fork quite like that one. Hope all is well`

Domestic Designer said...

Beautiful Fall table! You did a great job.

Brenda said...

Jane, you seriously got bit by a squirrel??? Oh my! You know, you sound like me when I'm shopping. It's get out of the way everyone because I'm coming through. Tell the husband dinner will be served AFTER the tablescape is finished and the photos are made. What is he thinking? I love your sense of humor. We could get along well, I do believe. If only I hadn't let loose about that rooster... You may never forgive me that one. Sigh. My daughter has always said I'm brutally honest.
Brenda

Sharing with Sherri said...

Thanks for coming by! Your tablescape is so nice!! Love the pretty plates from Homegoods, and btw I've never been there at all so you're one up on me, lol!

I also love your mix of patterns and the burgundy, golden oranges and creamy white colors together.
Lovely job!

You asked about my photo program...and yes it is real easy to use! It came with the package deal when we bought our Dell computer, but I found a free trial download you might want to try. I added a link to it on my post.

Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs,
Sherri:)

Patti Cakes said...

Next stop...Pier 1 for salt and pepper shakers. See if can find some! Hugs!

Maureen said...

Everything coordinates so beautifully. I like the wine and cream colors in your 'scape. Very pretty.

Neabear said...

I love your wee bit of autumn tablescape. It is so pretty! I think you did a great job on it. I had to giggle at your husband asking what you were having for dinner.

Kathleen said...

Hi Jane,
The NERVE, dh wanted dinner??:)

Very pretty table!

Try spraying polyurethane on your pumpkins to deter the squirrels...sometimes it works...sometimes not...

I gave up and use faux..I don't want to feed the squirrels, the deer are eating my garden like crazy..why don't they eat the weeds and leave my flowers alone??? hmmm

Barb said...

Your table looks so beautiful. Very inviting. I'm so glad you liked your goodies. I have so much fun making things...I guess that is my addiction-lol.

love ya,
Barb

Helen said...

Oh my! Your vintage flatware is my favorite! Makes me want to go antiquing this weekend! Enjoy yours!

Rettabug said...

Blondie, your table looks lovely! I think its great that you now have 2 of those pretty white pumpkins. Senior moments aren't all bad, huh?

Pink Slippers said...

the silverware...beautiful.
wendy

June said...

Wow Jane this is just beautiful! So warm and inviting and autumnal.
You have such lovely things and I love to get to see them.
That centerpiece you did is awesome.
Hugs,
June

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Jane,

How are you doing? I have thought of you so much! We have been sick for weeks so I have not been able to check in as I would like.
What a loveley tablescape! I just adore it! And that pillow.....beautiful! I am heading there now, sweet friend!

Charlene said...

A Home Goods virgin??????? Oh no more my friend. It's kind of an addiction! I LOVE HOME GOODS but, my check book & cabinets HATE it! :) I am sooooooo bad when I go there & I see that you stepped right up too. Love your tablescape! Hope Megan enjoys her new arrangement. With 3 little ones she will be a busy girl. Hadn't heard from you in awhile so thought I'd stop in to say hello. Have a great weekend.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, I enjoyed seeing this! Everything is so pretty! Love those dishes and napkins! And, that fork!!

Home Goods is one of my favorite stores, I just went there for the first time back in June! We don't have one close-by, so I don't get there often :-(

Katherine

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I like the fall colors you used in your tablescape, especially against the white pumpkin and candlesticks. I have a gift card for Pier 1 burning a hole in my pocket.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your table looks so pretty, and your sister in law will love that pretty arrangement you made. I am so loving that beautiful fork. Your new pillows are great too! Thanks for the storage tips. Under the bed is about the only place I have left for china! I'm going to look into some of those containers. laurie

Maggie B said...

Bonjour Jane,
A very beautiful tablescape with a wonderful autumny feel, I love the white pumpkin.
a bientot
Maggie

Sandy said...

Great tablescape, your plates and napkins are so beautiful and your flatware is breathtaking. Thanks for visiting.
Sandy

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Jane, That tablescape is great. It has such an outdoorsy, woodland feel to it. Your story of where to find the cat tails cracked me up! Have a wonderful weekend.
Susan

Betsy said...

Lovely~ I especially like the white pumpkin!

Rev. Sonja said...

I love the dessert plates, and I have similar white pumpkins so you have given me excellent ideas! So beautiful!

Juls~ said...

Hi Blondie!

Your Autumn table is so warm & pretty! I'm with you on the silverware with the fluer-de-lis, that is really beautiful, perfect! I wish I had the whole set! One of my neighbors also does mismatched silverware, but she does *hotel* silverware which I think is really cute!

Thank you for visiting me! BTW, I used to live in Chicago until 3rd grade and have cousins live there! It's been a while ... and I remember the snow store of '68 when the drifts were up to our 2nd story flat on the West side of town!

Have a great week!

Juls~!

ceekay said...

Blondie..thanks for visiting me. Your decorations are lovely. I laughed when you mentioned the flurry by the birds. That happens to me ALL the time! I find something and then everyone else wants it...it was there all the time for them IF they had looked...but no, they have to have it after I find it! It is so funny. Hope you visit again. I need to take some time to go through your blog. I am not sure I have been here before...sorry!!

Libby Murphy said...

Sure wish we had one of those stores near by, but we don't. Your table looks so inviting and interesting with all the layering.
Great job!
Happy Twirls

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jane, your tablescape is lovely....I love the colors and the richness of the entire design. Wow, the flatware is out of this world. You have done a wonderful job here!!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Sweet TN Biscuits said...

Love this and you have an adorable blog! Thanks for the encouraging words about selling my house - Very nervous and excited at the same time. Talk Soon

Susie Q said...

Oh Jane! It all lokks so pretty!

Love the colors...oh how I rev up in the Fall! Your tatse, your style, is always spot on.

I had to laugh when I heard what your husband said. Thye last time I did a table scape for the blog, he and the kids came in early and they wanted to know what we were celebrating!
Ha! So we ordered pizz and sat at our elegant, gorgeous table and ate by candlelight!

Love,
Sue

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table!! I love those plates.

I'm trying to catch up on a few bloggy visits this afternoon. I lost my blog list and that sort of put me into a flurry of activity trying to put it back together and then we're working on our room. So all that put me behind on visitng!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Carla said...

Love your colors! Don't you love when it all comes together?

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...
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Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Everything looks wonderful on your table -- loved that pumpkin (no wonder you liked it enough to buy a second one! LOL! Just delightful!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You asked what OT means... -- OT is short for 'Off Topic.'

If someone posts about pumpkins, and a comment is not about pumpkins, the person who leaves the comment, preceeds it with... OT. :-)

And I removed my comment, which was OT. Since I guess that's best.

Wishing you the rest of a beautiful Autumn weekend!!!

Aunt Amelia

prof en retraite said...

Hi Jane! What a GORGEOUS tablescape...so very Fall! I love your arrangement...and my goodness, a baby 4 days after moving? Bless her heart! The pillows are wonderful! And I feel a trip to Pier 1 coming on! lol Happy week!...Debbie

Rhondi said...

Hi Jane
Your table looks so beautiful and inviting. I am having a welcome fall party on Tuesday to celebrate the first day of fall and I'd love it if you joined in the fun. You can read about it on my blog.
((hugs)) Rhondi

Chatelaine said...

I love all your finds and you hit two of my favorite stores, Home Goods and Pier 1.

As for duplicate pumpkins, I think you can never have too many.

AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love your blog, your pictures and your stories. I appreciate the time you take to share with us in your journal...I just started my first blog and am so excited to join everyone, please stop by, just remember it is my first one...Sorry to hear about Dad, I will pray for him....Phyllis

Jessica said...

Wow~

Gorgeous tablescape! I love everything right down to the pillows. :)

Christine said...

Wonderful posts here! Thank you for sharing. Wonderful job on the table here.=O)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Such a beautiful post! I love the silverware!! Everything is so warm and inviting :) I love white pumpkins :)
Hugs,
Amy

Joyce said...

Thanks for sharing such a pretty tablescape. I have boxes of Autumn things that I need to take out and get going here but I first need to clean my house from top to bottom and then I can reward myself with the decorations. Thanks for the prayers for everyone here in Georgia as the rain is still coming down which is pretty amazing. They say more rain is coming tonight and this week. I took the photo last week waiting for a rain delay at the ballgame. Little did I know then that tons more rain were headed our way! The photo depicts just how hard it is raining here.
Joyce

Laura said...

Hi Miss Blondie- about my money post-
do as I say, not as I do!

I can not live without TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, and Macy's sales.

I visit them OFTEN

There, I said it.

PS- your blog is great as usual,

Laura

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Jane,
How beautiful! I love your blog, you are so creative!!
Thank you so much for leaving your lovely comment on my blog! It is so nice to meet you!
I’m so glad you stopped by and entered in my giveaway, Good Luck!
Hugs, Carol Anne

Sue said...

Oh I love your table! You broke down and used a little of that new bloggy word- "fallness!" Love the plates and the centerpiece. So nice...
hugs, Sue

Dawn said...

Hi Jane, I've been slow in visiting everyone because my daughter has been sick. Just blogging a little here and there.

Your tablescape is beautiful. I just love those dishes. My future SIL are planning a trip to Homegoods, my first time as it's about an hour away. I'm soooo excited.

Those pillows are very nice. I'll check out her blog.

Hope your having a good week.
Dawn

Jane said...

Hi Jane
This is such a beautiful tablescape. You have wonderful taste!

Jane (Artfully Graced)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh those Fleur de lis forks are so unusual and I just love them! What a find! The dishes are pretty great too. I am so behind in my fall decorating. :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love that little pattern on the fork! I am drawn to silverware like that like a moth to flame. :-) Lovely autumn table.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the design on the silverware and those plates... LOVELY!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Girl, we could get into some major trouble together at Home Goods! Don't you love it??? And I love your tablescape.

XO,

Sheila :-)