Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Easin' Into the "Seasin"

Easin' Into the "Seasin"


I wanted to do a table with the theme of falling leaves, emphasizing the colors of gold, brown, orange and bright yellow.  But....our climate has just not cooperated.  Where we live, this time of year is beseiged with HOT winds and blowing dust and the only leaves that fall are still green and were just unlucky to be hit with a gust of wind that catapulted them to the ground on the limb of an injured tree!  So, trying to reproduce the fall where I grew up (in NY) is almost impossible to do.  But, Halloween and Thanksgiving WILL arrive despite the weather, so I thought I'd just ease into the changing season with muted fall colors and some accents that pay homage to the fall I remember from my childhood.


Here's the table I created:


In my mind, I'd be having a fall lunch (with all the windows and French doors opened!) of Cesar Salad, a selection of cold cuts and cheeses, a selection of breads, sides of pickles and olives, and sliced fruits.  Since we would have had such a sensible lunch, our dessert would consist of Double Fudge Brownies with ice cream and tea or coffee.  Can I save you a place at the table?


Here's how the table came together:


This celery-colored tablecloth was a gift from my cousin.  I wish the color had photographed truer to the color that it is in person. As a new blogger, I still have to learn photographic skills!!  I started my stack with a placemat from Bed, Bath and Beyond (got to love their end-of-the-season sales!)


Then I added my basket-weave charger from Michael's that I have shown in previous posts.


This yellow plate is from Home Goods and is labeled Metaceramica from Portugal.  It is the same brand as the white plates I bought for my inventory when I first started to tablescape.


On top of this, I placed a fall plate from Hobby Lobby.  There is no pattern name, just Fall 2013 Table Top.


When I found these napkins and napkin rings at Pier One, I had no idea what I could coordinate with them.  I just knew I liked the colors (green is my favorite!) and that I was compelled to buy something because our Pier One was moving two storefronts down and having a HUGE clearance sale (almost 70% off EVERYTHING!)  Honestly, could I have left empty-handed?!  Was I excited when I saw I could use them for this post, and especially glad that they went so well with my new salad plates (the flower is almost an exact match!)  I completed the look with my Treble Clef pattern flatware from Old World Market and goblets from Dollar Tree.









I was delighted I could showcase these serving platters in this post.  My husband and I were visiting Knott's Berry Farm in Anaheim, CA years ago, and I spotted this trio in the gift shop.   They are labeled Grasslands Road, nested tray set.  He totally surprised me by purchasing the set, and it is now an important part of my Thanksgiving decor.  Yes, HE and THE SET are keepers!!


I kept my centerpiece simple, since this would be a lunch.  So, I have my votive candle holders from Dollar Tree and a flameless candle from a set my husband got me while at Costco!  The scarerow figurines are from Dollar Tree, and I thought I 'd give one to each of my guests as a "luncheon party" favor.



So, with this table and lunch, I'm "easin' into the 'seasin'" of fall, as much as I can until the weather turns cooler.  I hope everyone out there is making an easy transition into this busy time of year.  It sure does get here fast!!

I'll be linking up to  http://betweennapsontheporch.net for Susan's Tablescape Thursday and
                               http://CuisineKathleen.com for Let's Dish

Please feel free to leave a comment.  If you have to comment as Anonymous, please use your name in the comment box, so I can reply to you personally. Thanks for taking the time to stop by!    Rosie

30 comments:

  1. Hi Rosie, I remember when I first found out there were other dish obsessed people too, and the joy when I realized I could play with my dishes and share! Your little scarecrows were a great idea for a take home gift for your guests. Looking forward to seeing more of your tables! Linda

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Linda. Isn't this a fun hobby?------no food to cook or dishes to wash: just the joy of setting a table with all our "pretties". And I also love the hunt to find the "pretties"! Enjoy the season! Rosie

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  2. Lovely table with all the gorgeous colors of fall.

    - The Tablescaper

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment! I appreciate your support in these beginning stages of tablescaping. Rosie

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  3. I have those same napkin rings and love them, too! I need to pull mine out soon. Your table came together beautifully! We are finally having some cooler temperatures here in central Texas, but alas, we don't get much fall color.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment, Tricia!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Tricia, and leaving a comment! Rosie

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  4. Beautiful table! I love those pier 1 plates.

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    1. Thanks, Bev! I think those plates are still available at Pier One! Rosie

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  5. Nice to find a fellow blogger into tablescapes. My main collection is vintage tablecloths, but that leads to dishes, candlestick holders...well you know, lol!

    Love your pretty fall table! The tray set is wonderful, nice to have special things from places we visit. :) Pam

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    1. I appreciate your taking time to comment. I'm just now appreciating vintage tablecloths when I see how they can really enhance a table setting. If I start collecting them, too, I'll really run out of storage room! Rosie

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  6. Lovely table...the salad plates are so pretty. I am another that loves green anything! You got a great deal on the napkins/napkin rings.
    Have a wonderful week...

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  7. Truly a lovely Fall table! Is this your first time at Let's Dish? If so welcome. Be sure to visit as many as you can. We are a small, but very supportive group. Hope to see your beautiful tables again!

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  8. Ah! I just remembered you Rosie! You did an apple scape. Glad to see you back!

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! I'll be back next week for the challenge!! Rosie

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  9. Pretty Fall colors. I got a smile out of your description of the wind blowing green leaves off the trees. Same here in Ark. You are right. Those napkin rings look like they were made to be used with those pretty salad plates. Love the sayings on those pretty serving dishes. laurie

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    1. Hi, Laurie! I didn't realize AK skipped fall, too!! I appreciate your taking time to comment. Have a good week! Rosie

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  10. What a great fall tablescape! Wondering where you are located that you are missing a New York fall! It's beautiful here in Utica...trees are turning and it's chilly at night but warm during the day. So far, so good! Where did you grow up?

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    1. Hi, Tess! I grew up on Long Island, but went to college in Oneonta. Actually, I student taught in Utica and New Hartford!! I really miss that beautiful part of the country. Enjoy those season changes!!! Rosie

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  11. Very lovely table setting! The dishes are beautiful! :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments, Deb!

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  12. Hi Rosie,
    I am from New York currently living in Illinois and moving to Houston! I miss NY a lot and hope to move back there one day. I disliked winters but loved the rest. I think your table is beautiful! I love your plates! You set a great fall table.....I especially love your three serving trays.
    Blessings My Friend,

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  13. A beautiful table, Rosie. I really love the colors and what a cute trio, definitely a keeper with the sweet hubby! In addition to Polish pottery plates, I also like ones from Portugal...Christine

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  14. Beautiful "Indian Summer" tablesetting. Love the green! I have those napkin rings and love them so much I group them together when not in use into a red/gold pottery bowl for display and they look fabulous just sitting on the small table under a painting.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment, Elizabeth. I love your idea about displaying those napkin rings. I have a small sideboard in my dining area and I think I may try doing the same thing. I have a runner they'd go well with! Thank you for the idea! Rosie

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  15. I just love that flatware, Rosie, and the three serving plates your hubby surprised you with. You did a lovely job, once again. You're doing a great job with your new blog, congrats! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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    1. Hi, Dawn,
      Thank you for checking things out and making such a positive comment! I'm still working at the whole blog process, and not having luck figuring out how readers can be notified of a post. So....I'm off to Barnes and Noble to find another book about blogging!!!! Take care, Rosie

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