Wednesday, September 22, 2010

HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!

Although Fall arrived long ago in Blogville, it is now officially Fall in the real world.  Sometimes, when there is a football game we want to watch on television, I put up the leaves on the gate leg table behind my sofa.  Looking at these photos, I realize I need to take a hint from Stacey at Poofing The Pillows, and actually poof my pillows!  (Why do I not notice something like that until AFTER I post it on my blog?)

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 The squirrel salt shaker and pumpkin pepper shaker are from two different sets.  The other half of each set had disappeared when I found these at a flea market, so I bought what was left and use them together.  The two people on the other side of the table will get their salt from the cellar and pepper from the matching pumpkin. The third pumpkin contains red pepper for these two men who like everything a little hot!  Shannon, I used a battery powered candle in my leaf votive.  Shannon at A Southern Belle With Northern Roots recently bought some of these votives at a garage sale.  I told her that the first time I used mine (years and years ago), there wasn’t such a thing as a battery powered candle, and my candle leaked wax everywhere!

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 See my “new to me” water goblets?  I ordered those beauties from the Antiqgirl Etsy (that’s Carol at A La Carte).  Aren’t they beauties?  I bought something else, but I’ll show you that another time.  I’ll also show you the pretty gift she sent me another time. 

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 Removing the lamp from the table when I’m using it for a meal requires crawling under the sofa to unplug it, but if I crawl under the sofa, there is just not much tellin’ what I’ll find and there’s a chance I won’t ever be able to get back up off my floor!  So, I just decorated the lamp with a glittery leaf and a pumpkin finial.  Do you think my guests will believe it’s part of my centerpiece?  I’m sure not going to tell my guests that I didn’t unplug the lamp, because I didn’t want to disturb the natural habitat of the the dust bunnies living there!

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[Water goblets}  Amber Kings Crown Thumbprint  – Purchased from Antigirl Etsy.Wine Stems} Purchased from Pier One on sale last year. Flatware} Purchased at Target on sale at least a year ago. Centerpiece bowl} Poppy Trail by Metlok – our every day wedding pattern. Girl and boy with baskets-purchased at a flea market in Memphis when I met other bloggers for lunch.  Salt & Pepper Shakers and Salt & Pepper Server-purchased from flea markets long ago.  Salad plate with fruit} Hand Painted – purchased at an estate sale.  That’s all I remember, and for me, that was a LOT!]

I’m linking to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by the delightful, Susan, at Between Naps On the Porch

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I’m also linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

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I appreciate your visit so much.  Wishing all of you a Happy Fall.  I hope you’ll come back Friday evening and link to “A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday”.  laurie

35 comments:

Sarah said...

Laurie, your fall setting is charming. All the textural details from the woven chargers to the layers of autumn colored plates, to the bamboo handled flatware offer great depth to this table. Great job, dear friend. Happy Autumn! ~ Sarah

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laurie, this is just so pretty. Now I love to watch football games, but I just usually grab a couple tv trays and we have something really simple like hamburgers and call it good. Your table is stunning. I love your beautiful dishes and your glasses are both fabulous. You always do the prettiest centerpieces. I want to come watch football with you. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

OK, that table would even make ME want to watch a football game. And believe me, that's really saying something!

I scrolled down verrrrry slowly to get all the details. (I love the way you mosaic them, btw...) I love it all, and my favorite part is either that place setting with all the wonderful borders or those gorgeous goblets!

Laughing about the dust bunnies!

salmagundi said...

I have a gate-leg table behind my couch, also. But, I never thought about opening it up to eat on while watching TV. I don't think I'll tell my husband that, or he'll want to eat every meal there!!! Enjoy the week. Sally

Sandy said...

Laurie, Beautiful tablescape and a very creative way to use a gate-leg
table. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Kathleen said...

Pumpkin finials!! You must be the only person in blogland with those!
I never knew they made pumpkin finials! :)
It looks lovely! I love all your unique pieces. The pumpkin with hot and not so hot, and all those pretty glasses. Just beautiful!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great, lots of fun-love it! I have to laugh at buying one half of the S&P's, I currently have two Mrs. Santas... looking for em... a dance partner! But they'll be great in a mini-cloche!

Dining Delight said...

How wonderful to have a table like that close to the TV! We often like to watch the news while we eat but also find eating at a table so much easier. You have the best of both and have decorated it so beautifully! Love the fall centerpiece, dishes and I think having the lamp on the table is perfect!

DD

Anonymous said...

I really, really like those rustic napkin rings! Very unique! The Pier 1 plates are fabulous. I am a Pier 1 junkie, too! :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Loved seeing your Fall table setting! Which flea market did you go to - I did not have much luck last weekend.
"They" are saying the temps will be lower starting Saturday . :-D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie this table is awesome! I love those plates and all the amazing colors. The goblets you got from me look wonderful! I am so glad you are happy with them! I love mismatched Salt and Peppers...so much character! You know I collect 'orphans' and they often find a place at the table. I love that flatware with the bamboo handles~ Happy Fall my friend!
Hugs,
Linda

~CC Catherine said...

Hello Sweet Laurie! Don't fall over on that pretty tablescape when you see I'm visiting! :) Seriously though, this is a festive fall tablescape, and I totally am in to those new goblets you treated yourself to! How I have missed reading the words you pen! :) Praying all is well in your household, God has been SO GOOD to us this year as a family! Our newest grandie is 3 months old this week., and it's been an amazingly good outcome from how the year began! God is faithful, so faithful! You be blessed today friend! ~Hugs! ~CC Catherine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty -- LOVE your new goblets -- they're gorgeous!

xinex said...

What a beautiful tablescape, Laurie, so bright and bountiful, almost like Thanksgiving already....Christine

Mimi said...

Laurie, you did autumn proud with your beautiful table...love the dinner plate...the amber glassware goes so well. Great centerpiece.

Christie said...

Laurie, This is so festive for fall! I was wanting to know where the bamboo flatware came from and I am so mad that I didn't get any from Target! I just love all of it! Have a wonderful week! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

food for thought said...

wonderful colors and textures~

Crafty Housewife said...

These dishes are exquisite, I just love them paired with the goblets! Everything on your table is beautiful!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Laurie,
Oh my, sigh, sigh, sigh. I lover this soooo much!!!
You have the perfect combo of colors, textures, and whimsy here!
How do you do it! I want to be you when I grow up! hehe.
Hugs,
Cindy

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

laurie,
what a joy this tablescape is to view. Every item is beautiful and when put all together by someone with your creativeity its stunning.
I have to ask, where did you get the placemats?? I admire those so much and have wanted a set for along time..
thanks for posting all this beauty for us..
Sonny

Sweetladyelaine said...

Wonderful layering, colors and textures. Very pretty table! Thanks for sharing....

Olive Cooper said...

I love that you mix and match the salt and pepper shakers. You have fabulous collections. hugs♥olive

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laurie, Such a beautiful Fall table! Love the colors and the layering.
xo, Sherry

Barbara said...

What a beautiful table. I love the colors and the textures.

AshTreeCottage said...

Wonderful fall tablescape Laurie!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Kate Dickerson said...

This is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL Autumn setting, and also I am just CRAZY about your little boy & girl with the baskets of grapes - how lucky you were to find those at a Flea Market. They are very special pieces. Thanks for sharing!

Kate Dickerson said...

This is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL Autumn setting, and also I am just CRAZY about your little boy & girl with the baskets of grapes - how lucky you were to find those at a Flea Market. They are very special pieces. Thanks for sharing!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Just gorgeous, Laurie! I love the textures added by the napkin ring and placemat, and those dishes are beautiful together. I know your football fan friends will love this!

Scribbler said...

Gorgeous table -- and your photos are so pretty with that golden glow.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's a beautiful table setting. I think the lamp would give off a nice glow for a dinner.

lulumusing said...

You've got the season totally covered, Laurie, and I'm ready to join in at your table for some comfort food. Great job!

Entertaining Women said...

You did a lovely job of mixing and matching plates for a great tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Entertaining Women said...

Your tablescape is lovely. I can picture many a wonderful evening gathered round your autumn setting. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Marlis said...

I love your table. I would never undo the lamp if i had to move the couch. the natural habitat of the dust bunnies is very precarious and if you disturb them, then peta will surely be at your door. ;) I find your table very warm and welcoming and charming. Each piece looks just precious.

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful and so autumnal. Love the amber goblets. Just wonderful.

- The Tablescaper