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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Golden Autumn


I'm not much of a "yellow" person, but I love the amber yellows of autumn.  The leaves, the fruits and vegetables... They're muted and warm, rich yet mellow.







I bought these plates several years ago from a shop in Duncan, BC (Canada) called Pots and Paraphernalia.  I had seen  similar plates used by Ann of Thibeault's Table, so Ann got the phone number of the store and business was done!  I love these plates!
 

 I found these bowls at Tuesday Morning for a mere 99 cents apiece.  The cream-colored salad plates were also found there for about $1.50 apiece.  I love a bargain!



I was so taken by this matelasse tablecloth several years ago, that I bought a second, smaller one for one of my bedside tables.   I believe they came from Horchow's.



The napkins were another Tuesday Morning find.  I was so happy to find a set of napkins to go so well with my Canadian dishes!



Guess where I found this bowl??  I'll give you a hint:  it's initials are "T" and "M"...



I've had these candlesticks for a hundred years...  It was love at first sight!



Besides cooking (and tablescaping!), one of my favorite hobbies is crocheting.  I have so many afghans all over my house!  I thought these afghans, which I made a year or so ago, would look nice draped over the back of a couple of the chairs for this setting.

 



Many thanks again to Susan of Between Naps On the Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursdays!!  Please visit her site to see the labors of the many inspired (and inspiring!), talented tablescapers!



28 comments:

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

oh, I like the touch of the afgans. I love the colors you have choosen, and love the colors of the glasses!! Love the fabric of the tablecloth--everything looks very homey.

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

oh, I like the touch of the afgans. I love the colors you have choosen, and love the colors of the glasses!! Love the fabric of the tablecloth--everything looks very homey.

Deanna said...

Think the Harvest Gold color is a winner!
Lovely table you've created and are sharing with TT.
Glad I got to stop by and see this.
God Bless,
d from homehaven

once in a blue moon... said...

love your dinner plates, you are an addict buying internationally!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Yes, J., my name is Lori and I am a bona fide dishware addict.

The thing about dishes: they always fit and I can usually find a deal somewhere to enable my addiction! :D

heartnsoulcooking said...

I found your blog via Once Upon A Plate. She posted a recipe that she said she got through your blog, so here I am.
What a beautiful table, the golden colors of fall.
I also have become a follower of your blog, I love to share recipes and ideas. Come by and visit my blog anytime.
Geri

Rettabug said...

What a warm & welcoming table, Lori! I would have fallen in love with those candlesticks, too. They are awesome!

I hope to get to try making your Mom's cookie recipe soon. The look so good in your photo...in fact, ALL your photos are wonderful. :-)
You did a great job & I love your entire blog.

fondly,
Rett

Shelia said...

What a lovely table and those gorgeous crocheted afghans just make it look so cozy! Your dishes are beautiful and those bowls you got such a bargain on, look antique! What a wonderful job.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Golden Autumn is a beautiful table. Love the Tuesday Morning hob-knob bowls. ~ Sarah

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is beautiful! My favorite color is yellow and I like the gold tones as well.

Katherine

Sandy said...

Lori,
You have a great blog, I've been looking at your wonderful tablescapes. This weeks was beutiful. Loved those candle holders and plates. Thanks for stopping by, don't be a stranger.
Sandy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love this tablescape. The tablecloth is just stunning and the candlestick are gorgeous. Your dishes and accessories are all just lovely. Beautiful setting. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely beautiful tablescape!!

Marysol said...

The perfect autumn table setting!

And Lori, I bet I know where you got that beautiful bowl. It was either, Tuesday Morning, Tj Maxx...or Tijuana, Mexico?

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Thank you all for your kind comments!!

Sol, that would be a blast to go to Tijuana for a home decor shopping trip! Maybe I should consider that trip for a future tablescape... ;D

Sarah said...

Hi! Its great to meet you, thanks so much for stopping over at my blog. Wow, this table is gorgeous. Love all the subtle shades of color. I can't believe you made those afghans, I love them on the chairs. I'm definitely going to have start collecting some more dishes and glassware and things. You ladies are making me all jealous:)

design_aholic said...

I love the idea of the blankets over the chair backs- how cozy! And, I love the texture on the yellowish texture bowls against the white plates. Gorgeous, just gorgeous! :)

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Heart be still. Lori, that is one lovely table ~ I love everything about it. Everything. Love the story about your BC plates. :)

Your crochet pieces are beautiful! I want to see MORE. :)

Very, very nice! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Ivory Spring said...

Lori, your tablesetting is absolutely beautiful. I love the tablecloth! It adds such a nice texture to your table.

Freda Marie said...

Your tablescape is very warm and inviting, lovely. The tablecloth is my favorite, just gorgeous, I love matelasse and have several items in matelasse in my bedroom.

Thanks for stopping by Creative Chics and drawing me to your website.. Happy Thanksgiving

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your table has a lovely golden fall glow about it! It looks so warm and inviting and I would love to have one of those beautiful afghans -- although, I had a memory that made me giggle a little -- my dear grandmother used to call them "Africans" -- we never could convince her that wasn't what they were called.

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I love your plates!

That recipe for gnocchi sounds sooo good! Wish I was eating some right now!

Liz said...

So Pretty! I love your tablecloth too! AND the tassel candelholders as well!

~Liz

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow where do I start, the bowls are beautiful, the glasses are so pretty, the white plates are perfect with the setting and I love the silverware, what else is there to say, it is beautiful and you are right it is warm and comforting, love it...I love and appreciate the beautiful bright pictures...

Designs on 47th Street said...

I LOVE your tablecloth. I don't know that I have ever seen one like it! Now being the dish and tablescape person that I am I will be on the lookout for one! :) Love this whole look you have put together. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today.

Donna

Cote de Texas said...

just beautiful!! I love the deep golds mixed with the bright white table cloth. it is all so beautiful!

thanks for visiting too!
Joni

Kathleen said...

Lovely table..another confessed dish addict here!
I love a bargain, be it Villeroy and Boch or Tuesday Morning..
Those candle sticks are wonderful! Unique..

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How pretty this tablescape is! I thought those pretty amber colored glass bowls were an antique. I didn't see those at our TM. Everything on this table is beautifully coordinated. Love the addition of the afghans. They are gorgeous, and I envy your talent to make them. laurie

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