Friday, September 30, 2011

Reprise of Blue Autumn

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Welcome to The Tablescaper. I’m reposting one of my posts from last year and I’m joining Chari at Happy to Design for “Sunday Favorites".

Don’t forget to come back for Seasonal Sundays. The link will be up by 7 pm Saturday night.



Blue Autumn


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 come and visit Seasonal Sundays. It’s my Sunday

meme and it gives bloggers a chance to share what the season means

to them. I have a completely different post for Seasonal Sundays, but

didn’t want to miss joining in the fun of Sunday Favorites too.


- The Tablescaper

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Golden Fall

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.

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I’ve been holding back, but this table jumps full force into Fall.

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The golden hues give you a bit of warmth…

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…to fight the Fall chill (which I hear we may need by this weekend).

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I love the many tones of this little plate at the top of the stack Golden Harvest 030

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Next down is this magnificent paprika plate with all of intriguing curves Golden Harvest 032 

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The dinner plate is this glorious gold which casts a warm glowGolden Harvest 035

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And the base of it all is this charger with it’s own mix of harvest tones (a recent Christmas Tree purchase).

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All of which are stacked upon this darling leaf  placematGolden Harvest 042

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I love how each of these objects were collected at a different time, but they are all so harmonious when brought together.

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These amazing napkins…

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…with tiny golden beads upon each end, were a Christmas gift.

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The vibrant napkin rings were a recent Michael’s purchase. Every time I look at these, they make me smile.

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And despite all of the lanterns and hurricanes I own, I couldn’t resist these with their intricate patterned glass panes (a recent Christmas Tree purchase).

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The flatware I’ve had for years. It’s by Gibson.

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I didn’t have a basket the right size (I have a ton of baskets, but not in black wire, which was a must in light of the black trim of the lanterns), so I inverted a wire cloche and rested it upon an upside down footed wire cake plate.

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I shopped my house for the carpet balls that fill this basket. Click HERE to see how they usually adorn my entryway.

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The goblets were a purchase last year (or maybe the year before) from Walmart. You’ve got to keep your eyes open everywhere you go!

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Hope that Fall is placing a glow upon you and yours.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Seasonal Sundays # 67–Fall Fluffing

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays! I decided it was time for me to do some Fall fluffing.
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My entryway table got  a little makeover.
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The Sadler pitcher was a find from this Summer. I love the little floral pattern along the base and handle that lend accent to the scenery.
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The carpet balls, in their Fallish colors are from Christmas Tree. A hand-blown ornament tops the bunch.
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A key topped with a vintage ribbon upon a book, add just the right amount of interest. My Nana Reis was born in 1901. Her uncle worked in a ribbon factory in Chicago. The ribbon is from my Nana’s collection given to her by her uncle. She gave me her ribbon collection over 30 years ago. Good thing I’m a pack rat! LOL!
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The sunroom, which is our TV room too, got a bit of a fluff. The vintage grain sack was from my Brimfield expedition.
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I simply stuffed it with a body pillow. I love how the original spout is still intact.
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Families could tell their grain sacks apart by the stripe and the initials. Can you imagine taking the time to embroider a grain sack? The work is so detailed.
The mantel got a bit of a makeover too. I was looking for a light and airy feel, but with a touch of Fall.
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Hydrangea from the garden in a vintage amber pitcher started the scene.
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The handmade palm roses,  purchased from the homeless on our recent trip to Savannah, were the perfect addition of texture.
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The soft glow of amber…
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…was repeated in these pots purchased at a thrift store this summer.
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And a quail family, purchased at yet another thrift shop this summer, finished off the mantel.
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Of course the kitchen table need to shift seasons too. I keep a runner and arrangement on the table all of the time and add placemats and dishes come mealtime. The runner was a Pier One purchase last year.
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The mango wood dough bowl was another Brimfield purchase. Definitely not old, there were just too many of them. Do you ever hesitate in purchasing something because there are just too many of them? I couldn’t decide if I really wanted one as there were stacks and stacks of them at the stand. I’m so glad I brought one home.
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The lanterns are a new Christmas Tree purchase.
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What have you been doing to fluff your nest this Fall?

- The Tablescaper