Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fooling Around With A Fall Tablescape

Nothing spectacular or new here.  I did feel like just setting my dining room table in a simple, but Fall-like manner. 

I love these amber colored drinking glasses that I found at Kohl's last year, on clearance.  They only had the two, but I snapped them up.  Most of the time it is either just me or me and hubby for dinner anyway.
I also found these little amber colored fruit or dessert dishes at Goodwill last year.  I believe the set of 4 was $2.99.  {Ah yes, the picture positioning that reminds me why I love Blogger so much}.

I found these salad dishes and the dinner plates at Pier 1 last year, also on clearance.  I think I only bought two place settings of these as well.  I also found the napkins and leaf napkin rings at Pier 1, regular price.

This little leaf serving bowl I spoke about in my last tablescape; this came from a gift basket that I won.  Just the right size for a side dish.

A couple of more shots of my soup tureen.  I haven't used this yet, but am looking forward to putting my chili or some soup in it.   I was so thrilled the day I found this at Goodwill, as I had been looking and looking, and the day I wasn't looking, there it was!

It's in perfect condition and I even wonder if it was ever used.  Its ceramic ladle was with it and also intact.  Was it an unappreciated wedding gift? Was it stuck in its box in someone's basement and they did a clear out?  Whichever, I am thrilled to be the new owner of it.

Table runner also from Pier 1 last year, regular price, as I was lacking in linens to join in on these tablescapes.  


I'd like to get some more single pieces to mix and match.  I think it makes for a variety of looks on your table without really having to own too many dishes.  I'll have to see what's on clearance in the coming weeks!

Linking up to:

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch

My fresh flower giveaway from Sunflowerguy.com ends Friday!  Make sure you enter so you have a chance to win fresh flowers in time for Thanksgiving!


37 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I like this tablescape...very elegant and pretty with perfect fall colors! I like the soup tureen...like you, I looked and looked and finally got one on sale at Sur La Table. Now I am looking for excuses to use it. If I put it away, I never will!!

Hope you are having a happy week!

XO,
Jane

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Really pretty table Kathy!! I love your fall napkins and plates. So festive!

xox
Jen

Step inside my home said...

What a lovely table! You really made a great fine with the Soup Toureen, and to have the matching ladle is fantastic! Your plates and goblets look great together. ~ Susie

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Hubby's sitting next to me and I asked him if he'd like a special table for everyday. I told him about your "work" and he said yes he would. Hmmm....I'd better get busy.

Your dishes and table settings are just beautiful.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Looking good! You've inspired me to toy around with my table this weekend!

Jeanine

Pat said...

I love this look! Absolutely beautiful!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I received a tureen as a wedding gift many years ago and have loved using it. It is white, and not as decorative as this one. Two weeks ago someone had it on their table; they bought it at GW. I just love your tureen and your plates. Soup in a tureern makes it special. Joni

The French Bear said...

Kathy, your table always looks wonderful, no matter what the occasion!! Love those amber glasses!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Sarah said...

Pretty table. I'd be thrilled to find a beautiful tureen like yours too. Great find. Glad it went home with you.
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Kathy,
You sure got some great deals from GW!
I love the dishes, the tureen and the glasses are really wonderful!
My grand-daughter is only 6 weeks old! I think she looks older in pics because of all her hair.
Thanks for coming by my friend,
Cindy

KATHY said...

Your table looks so pretty kathy! I love the tureen.

Kathy

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Kathy, what a beautiful soup tureen..love that amber dessert cup too.. Did you make the glass cannister? I think everything looks lovely..
Those little pumpkins are my favorite..I so want some of those..

hugs
Sonny

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Look at that beautiful soup tureen, it would inspire me to make more soup! My husband make the best pumpkin bisque last weekend, wouldn't that have looked yummy served in your tureen? Janell

Brenda Kula said...

The tureen is just precious! Who gives away these pretty things anyway? Your table settings are gorgeous.
Brenda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kathy, I love your dishes. I think it is so much fun and so much more interesting to mix things up. I rarely buy anything but salad plates just so I can mix them together. Love the amber stems, they are lovely and your tureen is gorgeous. Fabulous grape pattern. Hope you have a super day. Hugs Marty

Debra from Bungalow said...

Some serious love going on here for the tureen! Your table is so pretty! I really like the mix of dishes.

Barbara said...

So glad that soup tureen found its way to someone who would appreciate it! It is lovely, as is your whole table. Those goblets are beautiful.

Barbara said...

Ooops! I forgot to mention how much I love your fabric pumpkins.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Beautiful Kathy! I just love the tureen!

xoxo

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Sooo pretty! I LOVE that soup tureen!! I have one small one and I have looked and looked for more but to no avail!! Love the salad plates too!

I love Pier 1!!

Lou Cinda :)

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, love those dinner plates. Don't questions why that tureen was at GW, just be thankful you were the one to find it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

{ L } said...

How pretty. <3 It looks so cozy and elegant at the same time. Beautiful fall colors too!

Alycia Nichols said...

Great tureen! You just never know what you'll find at Goodwill, I guess! It's a happy day when you get something really good like that!!! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Luncheons at the Junction said...

Sometimes when you least expect it - there's a beautiful soup tureen! Wow, what a find. Happy Thanksgiving.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

This is beautiful, Kathy! I love the white soup tureen! I can NOT believe you found that at the thrift store!
Thanksgiving is sneaking up on me this year. I am NOT ready!

Liz said...

I love your dishes and your table looks beautiful!=)

Happy Friday! ~Liz

Marlis said...

I know it's wrong to covet.. but that soup tureen is certainly on the top of my want list! It was very much worth the wait. it's beautiful. I love your dishes and the great finds in the glassware. Beautiful table.

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hi Kathy, im your newest follower! IM in LOOOVE with those fabric pumpkins! BRILLIANT! and the dishes, WANT!!! Stop by and check out my 14 days of christmas trees and I have a NEW GIVEAWAY for you!

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xoxokara

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Such a beautiful table. I love your tureen. Your dishes are gorgeous, I'm not sure I've ever seen this pattern, love it. hugs ~lynne~

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kathy...

My friend, your autumn table is lovely! It has just the right elements for a warm and cozy autumn dinner! I love the pretty fabric pumpkins in your centerpiece! Ohhh...and I have to tell you...I am just green with envy over that beautiful grape embossed soup tureen! It is GORGEOUS!!! What a treasure find! I know...every once in awhile...when I find such a sweet treasure...I wonder who and why someone let go of it? I guess it is our gain though. I also really like that beautiful pattern on your dinner and salad plate...really pretty! This is a lovely table, Kathy! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!

I also wanted to thank you for stopping by the other day. I really enjoyed your sweet note! Thank you for the congrats and warm well wishes, my friend!

Warmest Thanksgiving wishes...
Chari @Happy To Design

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Kathy,
Oh, I'm sure this is going to be a long comment from me...lol I was just thinking about you today--and you came over to my blog! I was so surprised!
I love your tablescape--it is beautiful and I love those gold bowls...they're gorgeous!
Also, I love the pieces that your dad makes--adorable! (And I didn't know that One Cheap B--ch is your sister!)
I entered the sunflower giveaway--that is amazing. Beautiful for Thanksgiving!
Also, I didn't decorate my house yet--I will next week. I got the pics from last year and made a collage of them for the header...
Also, I have been posting on HGTV and got alot of feedback...I didn't know if you do that, but you might consider it so people would know about your shop...I just did it starting Thursday.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from me and have a wonderful, blessed holiday!!!
XO

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Pretty, pretty.
Love that tureen. What a find.
Donna

Entertaining Women said...

Such a lovely tablescape...I love the tureen...you must have a really nice GW! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kathy...gorgeous soup tureen and love the plates and amber glasses! I've started buying things even if there's just two of them, too. You never know when you'll come across some more...right? :) Great fall tablescape!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Kathy,
Pretty table! I'm always looking for a thrift store soup tureen too. Your's is beautiful. I think I would really use it if I had one. You're lucky the ladle wasn't broken. They usually are.
Kelly

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Such a beautiful tablescape! Love the simple colors.

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