Thursday, October 21, 2010

Let The Sun Shine...Tablescape Thursday



     The focal point for my table today is a beautiful scarf that belonged to my mother. I actually brought it home to use on a table, but now I think I'm also going to wear it. It really is gorgeous with all the fall leaves and bright color against the black background.


I paired it with green placemats and
napkins with bright orange sunflowers.


     I've had these cute little sunflower plates for several months and I finally decided to use them. They were a clearance buy at TJ Maxx for $5, complete with a little iron stand to hold them. They are Room Creative by Signature, the pattern is Red Sunflower. They are the perfect size for a small salad and sit well on my creamy white Wedgewood plates (estate sale).



The flatware is Rogers Bros. silverplate (garage sale).


     I used vintage crystal candlesticks to add a little height to the table. The pumpkins were a Dollar Store purchase. I remembered how many bloggers found them there last year, so I shopped early this year!


     A small crystal vase with the colors of the season to bring everything together, iron votives and my every day stemware finish the table.


     It is difficult to see this iron candle holder with the busy scarf under it. It has acorns and leaves. I like how it lifted a little of the candlelight off the table.



I love how the light reflected off the candle ring and the pumpkin in this shot.


I kept this table very simple.

 



I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday. It is a fun visit
 to her place to see all the beautiful tablescapes.


32 comments:

My name means Wisdom said...

Simple maybe, but it totally works. I love those sunflower plates and I love that you raised the pumpkins on candlesticks!

Auntie Bliss said...

I just think you did great combining the little plates and the napkins! I loved hearing about each "find". I have been known to put a shower curtain on the table or a quilt...then have it on the bed or hanging in a window...no rules :)

Pat said...

Beautiful table Sue. I love how you combined different elements for a wonderful Fall table.

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, how I love those orange sunflower plates! And how sweet to use your Mother's scarf!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Lovely, Sue! The napkins are perfect with those pretty sunflower plates, and I love that your mother's scarf inspired the whole table. By all means, wear it yourself soon!

xinex said...

Very pretty, Sue! I love the sunflower plates. You got your table all together so nicely..Christine

La said...

Hi Sue! I love those sunflower plates. They are so cheerful and fun. Your mother's scarf is very pretty. Have a great day! La

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love it, Sue! Those plates! How CUTE! I like the idea of using sunflowers for fall, and those are darling. Love the fact that you used your mom's scarf, too.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Traci said...

It may be simple but it's BEAUTIFUL!!! The scarf adds a perfect touch.

Melody said...

Oh Sue...that table is beautiful!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really a pretty table Sue! I'm lovin' your sunflower plates:@)

Blondie's Journal said...

The scarf is so beautiful...it perfectly ties everything together!! And I love those sunflower plates. They'll be great in the summer, too!

XO,
Janie

Chrissy said...

How come I don't use colour in our house,yet I love it in yours (and others)...looks so warm and inviting! Have a wonderful week!x0

black eyed susans kitchen said...

If you hadn't told me, I wouldn't have thought that anything on that table was a bargain. It looks absolutely beautiful and festive.

Laura said...

Your table is lovely, and I especially love the scarf.
Anything that belonged to my mother, that I have, gets used in all sorts of ways.

I use a shawl of hers as a tree skirt.

I enjoyed visiting so much and am now a follower.
I linked to the same party-

Laura
White Spray Paint

Mimi said...

Your sunflower plates look so nice with the beautiful scarf. I love all the oranges with the green place mats.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love, love, love the fall colors of your table. The scarf is gorgeous, I would wear it too. The plates are so cheery with the wonderful orange flowers. Beautiful table and all my favorite colors. Hugs, Marty

Gypsy Heart said...

That scarf is beautiful! Everything looks so nice...very fallish & I love it.

xo
Pat

Tammy@InStitches said...

You are really good at this ! It's just beautiful !

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This is one of my favorite tables Sue! I really love the plates, the scarf, and how warm and inviting this is!
I would love to be a guest !
Hugs,
Cindy

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Fall is in full swing I see.. Cute sunflowers.. and love your shots in your previous post.. The Amish Country.. fabulous!!! I've love to visit there..

Have a great weekend Sue.. xxx Julie

Angie said...

This tablescape is also quite darling! I think fall suits you.

Bill said...

I love the warmth and the varied textures of your lovely autumn table! Including your mother's scarf is a wonderful touch. It's visually appealing and serves as a moving tribute to her memory.

Warmest regards,
Bill

Holly said...

This might be one of my favorite tablescapes from you. The colors and everything. The scarf is gorgeous and is perfect with the table.

Rettabug said...

Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!! All these wonderful autumn accents just make me smile. LOVE the idea of the pumpkin up on the crystal candlestick & I love the elevated candles, too.
Your Mom's scarf makes it all that more special & those darling sunflower plates are the perfect topper for it all. Very, very nice!

lulumusing said...

Using a textile you love on the table is a a great way to begin any tablescape. I can see how it was such an inspiration.

bj said...

O, Sue...this is a beautiful table. I'm sorry to be late but....better later , right?
I love sunflowers ANYthing and this table is perfect.
I just bought a shawl that has such pretty colors, I can feel a tablescape coming on...:))

dee dee said...

Sue,
This is such a beatiful harvest table! I love the fall reds, oranges, rusts and browns! The sun shining in on your first photo is wonderful!
Dee Dee

Marlis said...

This is wonderful. I love the beautiful shawl. Your colors are perfect for fall.

Monica H said...

This certainly is one of my favorites!

Entertaining Women said...

Your mom's scarf is truly a treasure. The table all flows together so well for a warm and welcoming feeling. Everything is lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love those plates! Thanks for visiting my Halloween table as well. I just read the scary post about the trip with your grandsons -- oh my! That's so frightening. Thanks for sharing that with us.