Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blue Autumn

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Ok, I’ll be the first to admit that I dragged my heels and was kicking and screaming about Summer ending.

But enough is enough!
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This warm weather is crazy.
It’s the end of September.
I’m ready to snuggle in and enjoy fall.
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My children are back to school and we’re into the routine.
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So where is that cool crisp air?

I want to snuggle up in a sweater.
I don’t want a crazy long winter either, but…
…I don’t want to go from Summer directly to Winter.
One of the many reasons I love living in New York is the change of seasons.
This placemat by Waverly was my inspiration for today’s tablescape.
These little fellows that I got from Michael’s last year had to join in the fun.
Happy Fall!

  • Chargers from Target last year
  • Pearl edged plates are from a dollar store (seriously), years ago
  • I got the blue cake plates from HomeGoods last year. The minute I saw them I fell in love with them. I love the quilted feel. The blue tray in the center is from the same collection, but they are unmarked and I’ve never seen them again.
  • The place card holders were a Century 21 purchase.
  • The napkins are from a Pier One sale. They were $1.18@. What I like about them is that they are a steel blue, not navy.
  • The flatware is by Gibson. It is so well done. It looks like wood, but clearly isn’t.
  • The little plate that the acorns rest upon was a tag sale find.
  • The napkin rings were from Christmas Tree this year. The glasses were a major score for both Kathleen and I at Christmas Tree. They were only $1 @!
Please be sure to visit all of the participants in the memes hosted by the following lovely ladies whose parties I’m joining:

  • Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday 
  • Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
  • Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things for Friday Pretties
  • Laurie   at Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday

  • Hope to see you Sunday at Seasonal Sunday!

    Seasonal Sundays - Fall copy
    - The Tablescaper


    Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

    What a gorgeous table! I love the way you've included blue, a color not usually considered a fall color, despite the fact that October skies are usually a glorious blue!

    Vintage Home said...

    ...ahhh Autumn...the funny thing its the best because we do get sunshine here!...and warm days...making up for that lack lustre see we either have sun or rain...(some fog & some snow) for now sun because then we will get the great leaf changing that you east coasters get every year...
    But enough...I LOVE YOUR TABLES!...
    Oh wow would I like to dine at your home!...can't decide if the bird salt & pepper or the leaf place card holders are my fav!...I think this is my super favorite one yet !..beautiful the prices..I am having table envy...hmm not good of me I know!

    Mimi said...

    Beautiful the deep blue dessert plates...they go really well with the traditional autumn colors. Those gorgeous place mats look like they also have a little blue in them?
    Your tables are always a treat to look at...never have I been disappointed!

    Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

    that is stunning! never would have thought to do that shade of blue with orangey autumn colors but it totally works!

    Linda @ A La Carte said...

    Love the blue and browns together. The cake plates are so pretty! Love the little birdies also!!

    Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

    I love the color combos of your table setting. Love those blue plates. What a great find. I really love the flatware. I need to find that. Love it.

    marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

    The fabric on your tablecloth is one of my all time fabrics in the whole world. Your blue dishes are stunning and your centerpiece exquisite. I love everything about this table. Fabulous. Hugs, Marty

    Carol at Serendipity said...

    Beautiful. Love the blue. I think the acorns make a statement too.


    Kiki said...

    Mega- are fabulous! Gorgeous series..and I so love those birds...charming!

    Debbie said...

    This is one of my favorites that you have done, and considering how MUCH I generally love yours, that's saying something.

    I LOVE it. It reminds me of the colors of the den in which I'm sitting right now. I love the blue with the orange. It's just plain perfect.

    The Waverly inspiration? Good choice. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!!

    Susan said...

    I LOVE your table! I love blue mixed with the Autumn colors and you have done it so beautifully!! I adore the placemats...what an inspirational fabric for decorating! thank you for sharing such a lovely table with us!

    food for thought said...

    absolutely love your blue accent, fabulous table!

    Beth said...

    You've captured the essence of autumn. This is really a pretty table. I really like the blue plates and your color combination of gold, white and blue looks great!
    Hugs, Beth

    Dining Delight said...

    With a tablescape like this, I don't want you to go right from summer to winter either!! You need more fall days to create magic like this! Love the colour combo, I wouldn't have thought blue and orange would look so wonderful together! I love all your leaf accessories especially the napkin rings. Everything is so well coordinated and inviting! I'd love to be one of your guests!


    Mary said...

    Love your plate layers & colors! There are so many wonderful elements on your your flatware & I'm partial to those sweet birds.

    I am in agreement with Fall being overdue! We're finally going to be in the 60's instead of 90's by Sunday...

    Kathleen said...

    Thar is just lovely, A! I couldn't pick one thing I like best, (which I never understand cause you didn't ask us to! :) It all goes together beautifully. Those are the chargers I was asking you about. I guess they didn't have them this year.
    The napkin rings and napkins look so pretty together.
    I think I still have 4 of those glasses in my trunk!
    Wonderful job!
    Going back to scroll through again!

    Sharon Haynie said...

    I can almost smell the leaves when I look at your table. I especially love the blues-they look terrific and are not usually thought of as autumn. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Anita said...

    This is just gorgeous!! I love blue with the autumn colors so much. Every detail is just perfect. Love those placemats, and I can see why they were the inspiration. Just beautiful!!

    Cousin B said...

    Well, I may have just stumbled on the BEST BLOG EVER! I love how you put your tablescapes together! This fall one is my favorite, but that's because fall is my favorite time of year! I'v been browsing for an hour! So many ideas I don't know where to start! Thank you and I'll be here more often for sure. You are very talented!

    Jacqueline said...

    I love your pairing of blue and orange. It was so beautiful and such great textures. Those birdies from Michaels are just exquisite. I agree, Fall is wonderful, just wish it would last longer and winter shorter.

    Entertaining Women said...

    Of course, the blue is totally my kind of fall tablescape. Your usual genius touch is front and central on your tablescape. Hey, I put on a sweater this morning...for about 10 minutes, and then it was too hot again. LOL THank you for sharing your charming design.

    too Blessed to Stress said...

    Love the shades or orange and blue all together. Your attention to detail is always lovely!

    ~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

    Rose H (UK) said...

    Oh my! Your table setting is SO lovely. I love that you've used blue in there and it looks perfect. Thank you for sharing with us. I love the pumpkin candle - so cute!

    I Love Pretty Little Things said...

    Beautiful Table Again!!! And, I agree with every word that you wrote concerning summer-fall-winter. I still feel a little kicking and screaming in me though...

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog about my Mom's passing. She was a wonderful mom and I miss her terribly! But, I know, that she is in a better place!
    Love, Joyce

    Johanna said...

    why you are crying about the end of the summer. Look at your pretty table. Fall is a colorfull and great season, too. So many wonderful colors outside, and so many nice recipes for heartwarming food. Your placemats are really adorable and I love the cute birds with laced wings. Your table is so nice.
    Greetings, Johanna

    Sweetladyelaine said...

    Ok, fellow New Yorker...I love the summer and I am digging in my heels! lol I read your post and had to look at where you are from! I would gladly change places with anyone who lives in warm weather not hot, warm! It has been rainy and chilly here in Buffalo!I have just turned on my heat!I too, love the change of seasons,not SNOW!!!
    Sooo if you have some extra sun send it my way!!!!
    Love your tablescape...the deep blue dishes are fab along with your centerpeice. Your table screams autumn! Thank you for sharing!

    Carolyn said...

    What a lovely fall table you have set.
    Thanks for visiting me- I bought the chargers on a trip to Maine last year. We don't have a Christmas Tree shop any closer to us.I am looking forward to going back down for a holiday soon.

    kayellen said...

    ahhhh love the blue!!

    Contrast of colors is wonderful~~~

    Have a blessed day,
    Kay Ellen

    Table Escapes said...

    You are the master...always love visiting your sight!! beautiful fabric with unusual color combination...Thanks Sharon

    JoMo said...

    Hi, glad to have found your blog. I love blue on the table, especially in the fall. Blue and orange are so great together.

    Scribbler said...

    Your table is fantastic! I love the blues and orange (and I am not an Auburn fan LOL)

    The photos are glorious.


    Melissa Miller said...

    It all looks gorgeous!
    What a lovely and unique color combo. :)

    Miss Merry said...

    I am such a dishes girl - but the first thing that caught my eye was that gorgeous and unique flatware! Really different and really stunning. What a fun fall table.

    Mary said...

    You are so talented, and your creative use of color combinations
    is pure eye candy. I too,long for some cool crisp fall days here on Long Island. We are all sitting here tonight with the air conditioning on!

    Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

    It may feel loke summer....but it sure looks like fall on your table. Love the colors.

    Sarah said...

    I'm with you on wanting some temps cool enough for a sweater, though our mornings have been cooler than usual for this time of year. ;-)
    Your table is lovely. I like the blue accent with the autumn colors! ~ Sarah

    Shelia said...

    I'm so glad you've finally fallen!! :)
    Your table is gorgeously beautiful! The blue looks wonderful with all of the fallness of color!
    I hope you'll come to my kitchen party!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    xinex said...

    Everything is so beautiful, as usual! You put all those colors so well...Christine

    Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

    I am in total love with your fall tablescape! I love the fall colors with the blue; a color combo I would have probably never thought of myself!

    I do love Waverly's designs; aren't they always so gorgeous??

    Great table!!!

    Marlis said...

    West Texas Fall = green one day, yellow the next and the third it's a blizzard.. I love the way you brought in the blue and combined it so well with the fall colors. the little birdies are beautiful. Your treasures are great finds.

    Barbara said...

    Brilliant tablescape! Who would have thought blue looked so great with fall colors? Leave it to you....

    Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

    Oh my! Absolutely gorgeous!!

    Sue said...

    Blue, rust, and white- so beautiful together..... Another wonderful table. Yes, I wish the coolness would stick around more than the heat! Here's hoping for you and for me!! ~ Sue

    Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

    It is amazing how beautifully blues and oranges go together. Your table is positively gorgeous!


    Natasha said...

    Oh, I so wish we were heading into Fall over here too. I am not ready for hot Summer days just yet. I will just have to keep visiting you for my virtual Winter vacation!

    Best wishes,

    laurie @ bargain hunting said...

    You do set a beautiful table, and this one is no exception. Such pretty colors, and I LOVE that flatware! Is this the same fw that Kathleen has in green? I'm going to be on the hunt for some of that. Thank you for linking this beautiful table to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

    Karen said...

    I don't know how I missed this post! But, absolutely love it! The colors are very striking. Not your typical. That's what I love!