Showing posts with label FALL TABLESCAPE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FALL TABLESCAPE. Show all posts

Friday, November 1, 2013

FALL TABLE IN PASTELS!

Fall Tablescape in Pastels

I have something new for my table today!  I always use the same old things in every tablescape, but I’m so excited to announce that I have a new tablescaping accessory that I am using on this pastel Fall table.

Pastel Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I’ve used my aqua glass salad/dessert/bread plates and matching stems on several tables I’ve posted.  I bought them at Kohl’s a couple of years ago.

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I’ve also used my European flatware before.  The monogram is on the backs of the forks and knives, which explains why my salad fork is placed upside down on the salad plate.

Pastel Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My Mother’s dinner plates (The Chelsea Rose by Royal Doulton) have shown up in a number of past tablescapes.   The “charger” is an aluminum throw-away tray from the Dollar Store that I’ve used on previous tablescapes.

Vintage Flatware-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

And my Mother’s flatware has also appeared many times.

 

Figural napkin ring-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Ta Da!  The stars of my table ! My new figural napkin rings.  I’ve always wanted some vintage figural napkin rings, but I knew I was too cheap thrifty to ever pay the price for them.  My napkin ring is a skating girl.

Napkin Ring--Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My sweetheart’s napkin ring is a sailor boy.  Aren’t they charming?  I went to an antique fair this past weekend.  When I spotted these two, on a shelf (not enclosed behind glass), I excitedly picked up the tag and read the price - “$15.00 each”!  I thought the dealer didn’t know their value until I looked on the bottom, and although they are almost vintage, they are not the very expensive Victorian era napkin rings that I have coveted.  They are reproductions, made in 1979.  To my surprise, as I was looking at them, the vendor walked over and said, “I’ll sell them to you for $10.00 each”!!  I couldn’t get that $20 out of my wallet fast enough!

Vintage salt cellar-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used my Grandmother’s pink glass salt cellars.

Pastel Fall Tablescape

In addition to the aqua stems from Kohl’s, I used my pink depression glass stems (not intended for wine, but that’s the way I used them), which I purchased at an estate sale long ago.

Bread and Butter Plate

Another of the aqua plates, monogramed knives, and domes for bread and butter.

Pastel Fall Centerpiece

I again used my velvet pumpkins and acorns, which were made by my friend, Susie.  This time, I put them in my pink, reproduction depression glass compote.

Pastel Fall Centerpiece

I elevated a couple of the pumpkins with my reproduction blue Ball jars from Ace Hardware.

Pastel Fall Centerpiece

Pastel Fall Tablescape

I’m still working with a camera that is a stranger to me, so my photos are suffering from my lack of expertise.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  laurie

I’m linking to  Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WHITE AND BROWN TABLESCAPE

A brown and white tablescape is my attempt to meet the challenge issued by Cuisine Kathleen this week.  Kathleen keeps us on our toes with her challenges.  This week’s challenge is a tablescape using only white china, with the addition of one other color in the table accessories.  Bargain Decorating with Laurie-Brown and white tablescape

The chargers are “Lace” by Kennex, which I bought at J.C. Penney about four years ago.  The dinner plates are by Gibson.  I’ve probably had them for six years.  I bought them at an outlet store.  The soup bowls (Mammoet, Hotelporselein), which I bought at an estate sale some time ago, are on top of the etched glass dessert plates that I used in a tablescape a couple of weeks ago.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie Tablescape

Both the crystal water goblets, and the milk glass goblets (which I’m using for wine) were purchased from estate sales at different times.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie-Brown and white table

I tied the white, restaurant napkins with brown and white herringbone ribbon that I had in my stash, and attached an acorn ornament that is part of my Fall décor.  I ordered the faux bamboo flatware on line a few years ago.  It may have been from One Kings Lane.  I love that place!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie-Brown and White Table

Following the soup course, I’m serving baked potatoes with our dinner.  Small brown and white pitchers will hold melted butter.  This pitcher, which I purchased at a flea market, is Berkeley Pattern by Sterling China Co. 

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

This one, purchased at auction for $8.00, is Brier by Royal.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Our centerpiece is our first course – soup, served from a tureen I have had for a very long time.  I think I bought it at a junk store.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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I hope this confession doesn’t get me kicked out of Cuisine Kathleen’s challenge.  After the soup course, I will remove the tureen, and replace it with this beautifully painted faux pumpkin that I ordered from Celestina Marie Designs Etsy. 

Bargain Decorating with Laurie-Brown and White Table

Celestina is so talented.  I love this painting, and I know I’ll love bringing this out every Fall.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Thank you for visiting me today.  laurie

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I’m linking this post to  Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

ALMOST FALL TABLESCAPE

It’s one of those in-between times of the year – too late for Summer tables, and a little too early for Fall tables, so this is kind of an in-between tablescape -- not too summery, but not really an autumn table either – a mixture of  fruits and flowers.Almost Autumn Dinner-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I purchased the hand painted salad plates at an estate sale long ago.

Casual Dinner-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I purchased the dinner plates at a charity tag sale over 20 years ago.  (Apple Blossom, Ridgways, England)

Almost Fall Dinner-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Green depression glass plate (estate sale).  I can’t remember where I got the chargers or the flatware.

Almost Fall Table-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Some things on this table were NOT from an estate sale!  I think the napkins were from Williams Sonoma Outlet.  I bought the napkin rings at a resale store, and the green iced tea goblets were the “every day pattern” we selected when we married.  I think I got the quilted yellow placemats at a Kohl’s sale. Bargain Hunting with Laurie

 

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I always think of Tickseed as kind of an in between Summer and Fall flower.  I put them in a jug that I ordered from One Kings Lane last year.  (This jug normally lives on our fireplace hearth.)

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Meat platter from an estate sale (marked “Japan”)

Almost Fall Dinner-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Divided vegetable server from another estate sale (unmarked).  Yes, I go to a lot of estate sales.  I love the farm scenes on this server.

Almost Autumn Table-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Gravy server from an estate sale. (marked “Japan”)

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Salt and pepper shakers (yes, another estate sale;  I’m starting to sound like a broken record.)

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

This set of salt and pepper shakers belonged to my Mother.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Dessert of cake and ice cream to be served on green depression glass plates and compotes (E.S. – yes, that means estate sale – again!)

Almost Autmn Dinner-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

 

Almost Autmn Dinner-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Thank you for coming by to see me ease into Fall.  I hope you’ll check back Friday to see some of my favorite inspiration photos.  laurie

I’m linking this post to  Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

HARVEST DINNER

The nip in the Fall air made me want a bowl of onion soup before dinner, so my table is set up for soup and dinner.
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Dinner Plates:  Ascot Service Plates by Wood and Sons, England, Alpine White Ironstone

Bread & Butter Plates: Unmarked
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Don’t you love the stems on these pumpkins?
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Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me.  I am linking my harvest dinner to Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  laurie

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

AUTUMN BREAKFAST

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A little bowl for fresh fruit.
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A plate for sausage, eggs, and biscuits (Ridgways, England: Apple Blossom)
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Chargers just for looks (Wal Mart)
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A large glass for fresh orange juice.
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Floral napkin rings to brighten the morning. 
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Bountiful placemats.
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A jack-o-lantern with a bad hairdo to start your day with a smile.
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An Autumn breakfast to start the day right.
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I’m joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Thank you for stopping in for breakfast.  laurie