Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Has Arrived-Tablescape Thursday-Giveaway


     It is finally looking a bit like fall in Illinois. The leaves are starting to turn, the morning air has that crisp, fresh smell and the nights are cool and beautiful. This is my favorite time of year. The inspiration for my table was the sparkly acorn from an area gift shop. It was a treat from my dad when he was here.


     I liked the idea of pairing it with the rustic twig pumpkins. The colorful leaves are actually a placemat that I bought at Kohl's.


     The bronze candlesticks have been around my house for many years. I used some bronze and gold garland to add a little more glitz to the table. It is actually Christmas garland from Crate and Barrel, but is perfect for this time of year.


     The set of 3 votives in shades of bronze, rust and chocolate are from Jeffrey Alan's. If you look closely you can see that they have a little rhinestone bling on them.


     I used my pumpkin salad plates (HomeGoods) and my deep green dinner plates (Wal-Mart). Both were purchased for my first tablescape adventure last October.


     The placemats and napkins are a textured cream color. For napkin rings I used strips of fall scrapbooking paper, simply glued into a circle with a glue gun.


The flatware is Rogers Bros. Enchanted Rose silverplate (Ebay).



Acorn salt and pepper shakers seem to work well with this table.


I selected these vintage wine glasses because
of the wheat pattern on them. I don't
know the pattern, I've had these for many years.


Of course we have to see the table by candlelight.





     I mentioned using the plates on my first blogging tablescape. I decided to go back and show you what that table looked like. I remember thinking it was pretty...but now, I just want to throw that tablecloth away. It was one that had been at my house for many years. This should give hope to all of you who are just starting to "play with your dishes"! It does get easier  the more you do it! Ugh...I really don't like the way this first one looks!




Don't forget you still have time
to enter my giveaway for a
$55 giftcode to CSN stores.




I am linking today to Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Please take some time to visit her beautiful blog.


25 comments:

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sue, I like the glitz with your tablescape. That is a great silver acorn and love the twiggy pumpkins too...and I couldn't forget the pumpkin salad plates -- love all things pumpkin. Happy 1 year anniversary of tablescaping. Joni

dee dee said...

Sue,
This tablescape is perfect for the fall! The acorns, the beautiful rust and bronze colors, the bright colorful fall leaves...what time is dinner! Your talent and creativity has blossomed over this past year!
Dee Dee

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a beautiful tablescape, Sue! I love the cute little acorn and of course the little acorn S & P's! Darling! And I think I saw the table runner at Kohls! Very nice and you have become better over the past year as I hope I have! Though it's been awhile since I did a tablescape!

XO,
Janie

Marydon said...

G'morn, Sue ~ What an elegant, inviting & warm tablescape. I love your detail to the romance of the table ... the colors are gorgeous.

Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Style Sisters said...

Very nicely done...I love the twiggy pumpkins and the glow of your table.
Karin

lulumusing said...

Turning the square plates at an angle makes the setting much more interesting. Isn't it fun to use the same things again but have them look different? The whole presentation is great.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablescape is stunning and your pictures are fabulous. Love the sparkly acorn and the twig pumpkins are perfect with it. Angling the plates is such a great idea. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty Fall table setting. You did good.
Hope you are having a great week.

La said...

Love the acorn and the pumpkin salad plates. Very pretty! La

Jenglamgirl said...

Ohhh' Sue this has to be a fav. tablescape. Lovin the acorns too. Great job. hUgs Jen

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Sue, I love all the fall elements you've combined so beautifully on this table! It IS interesting how our tablescapes change after seeing so many wonderful examples on Tablescape Thursday!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a pretty fall table. I love the acorn. I have a thing for them for some reason. Don't tell my husband. I figured you already had fall weather and color there. We are getting cold tonight and it has been so windy today. My yard is covered in leaves already. Have a great weekend.

Alycia Nichols said...

Those candlesticks are just beautiful!!!!!!!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love the glitz in your tablescape! It looks so pretty!You give me hope that in a year I will be better at tablescaping! I think, I just might be poorer!!!lol

Pat said...

Your table is beautiful, Sue! I love the glitzy acorn.

It was 37 on Weatherbug about 6AM this morning. We've had beautiful weather every day we've been here at the lake.

The Tablescaper said...

Such a welcoming harvest table. Love all of the acorn touches.

- The Tablescaper

Bill said...

I liked your first table, but you've definitely grown as a tablescaping artist! The colors, textures, photography ... all very beautiful!

Hope your weekend goes well.
Bill

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sue,
Really.........I liked your first table a lot.
I think it is very pretty and I liked the leaves and stuff on the tablecloth, I think it is a very attractive table as well as the new one.
That acorn is so cute!! and you do a lot of beautiful tablescapes. Very nice fall table.
Love those pumpkin plates...so cute!!
Blessings, Nellie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Oh Yea, I liked the idea of using scrapbook paper for napkin rings.....so what if they get thrown out!! You just buy some new paper.
I love that scrapbooking paper it comes in handy for many things.
Take care hon,
blessings, Nellie

Tess said...

What a wonderful tablescape...so inviting. Your dishes are very pretty and the silver is beautiful (I have a thing for silver flatware!!). The whole effect is perfect for fall. It's fun to look back, isn't it? I have a long way to go until I make it to a year!!!

Tess

My name means Wisdom said...

The leaves are starting to turn? Can the weather really be that different between upstate and downstate, IL. Our leaves turned weeks ago and there are very few trees with any leaves still hanging on. Sad

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks beautiful! I love the bling ~ always. :)
Thanks for sharing.

xoxo
Pat

Dreamgoddess said...

Your table is so pretty! I love your votives and everything looks so warm and inviting in the candlelight.

Entertaining Women said...

Practice makes perfect! Great job on your tablescape. It's kind of like a game of gold....the first time that you go out to play, you don't expect to be able to play well enough to win the Masters. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Entertaining Women said...

I meant to type 'golf.' Cherry Kay