Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Autumn Remembered...

I though I would post photos of some of my favorite tables from last fall for today's "Tablescape Thursday." My mom and I will be doing a table this weekend for a festival, so I'm busy putting that together as well as in the midst of the busiest season of all at church!


This first table includes Hull and McCoy "Brown Drip" dinnerware, Imperial Glass "Old Williamsburg" amber, Hazel Atlas "Dots" and a Walmart gold goblet. The napkins are from Marshalls and the napkin rings are the bamboo ones I use all year long from BBB. Sterling flatware is "Louvre" by Wallace.







The next table borrows the same paisley runner but on the reverse solid gold side. Inspired by the brass candelobra from Lebanon and gold leaves from the yard, I have used tones of gold and white. The rattan chargers and napkins are from Walmart. Indiana Glass "Whitehall" glassware, Oneida "Golden Julliard" flatware, and napkin rings from Pier One. Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinnerware...








This is probably my favorite table from last year! Inspired by the beautiful red Japanese maple leaves, I used leaf salad plates in different colors from Walmart along with Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinnerware. Rattan chargers and napkins are from Walmart and are combined again with Wallace "Louvre" sterling flatware. Amber and ruby glassware as well as beaded candle holders are from Pier One.







And finally, just to show that blue and white goes with every season, another favorite table combines Churchill "Blue Willow" with pieces I collected in Japan including the rice bowls, saki cups, tea set and chopsticks. Blue goblets are from...Walmart! I really do love this combination of the reds and golds with blue. I used the same napkins and chargers from Walmart as the table above, but with a totally different result.





So there you have some of my favorite tables from last fall using a lot of the same elements in each with very different looks. You have so many options if you just take what you have, borrow a few things from mom, and cut some weeds from the yard. Voila...a beautiful table:-)

Don't keep it for yourself, though! Share your blessings because "when someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required." From Luke 12:48.

Let me encourage you during this season to look outside your own family. We take care of our families all year long, so what a great opportunity for our families to get together and take those blessings and spread them around to others:-)

Thank you SO much for stopping by:-) Please join Susan at "Tablescape Thursday" and be sure to visit her participants and the many, many beautiful tables. Have a blessed week!!

Anita




36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Anita!!! when my babieds grow up and I stop spoiling them I'm going to have some nice dishes one day!!!! hehe!!!

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  2. I have always loved your tables, Anita, and these are no exception. They are so beautiful. Hope you and your mom have fun doing your tablescape together and that all goes well with your church activities.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. Anita, I sure like the rich colors you have used today.
    Especially the deep red.
    Gorgeous,
    d

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  4. Anita thank you for showing us such beautiful tables. You are an inspiration to me. Makes me want to gather up some leaves for sure. All are gorgeous. Happy TT!

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  5. Wow, Anita -- you really did some gorgeous tables last fall! I always love your natural centerpieces and your pretty glassware!

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  6. Everything is so beautiful you have created. Thanks for sharing it all. I love the hurricane cane glass centerpiece also. Hope you also share your festival tablescapes.Emelia.

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  7. Emelia, I wish I had a way to contact you! I always appreciate your sweet comments, and always look forward to your visits:-) Thanks so much for coming by!!

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  8. I can't pick a favorite! They are all SCRUMPTIOUS!!!! I will be posting tonight and hope you'll stop over! Can't wait to see the table you are working on! XO, Pinky

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  9. Hi Anita! Thank you so much for adding that verse at the end. We were just talking about it at our dinner table the other night and it sparked some good conversation. We have been praying verses each night just to try something new with the kiddos! And, I have to tell you, that your tablescapes are what have so inspired me (more than any other blog I read!) to try my hand at my own creations and my wheelse have been turning as to what I am going to do in my dining room this year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, thank you! :-)
    Vanessa

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  10. What gorgeous table settings! I like them all and especially the use of natural elements from outdoors. Lovely!

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  11. They are all fantastic! I'm partial to the red and gold one too, very warm colors:@)

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  12. Everything you create is absolutely beautiful! Of course, my favorite is the blue and white. Do you think there is a 12 step program for this addiction?

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  13. I kept scrolling and changing my mind as to a favorite one. This is EXACTLY why you are one of my all time favorite tablescapers. Everything you do is just a bit different and stunning. I think your ability to fashion beautiful centerpieces with nature is your greatest gift.
    Of cours, your dish setting choices and linens are beautiful too. What a talent.

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  14. Anita, I am always inspired and awed not only by your tablescapes, but also by your words. You have a gift my friend! I also love the new piano piece you have playing!

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  15. HELLO ANITA,
    THANKS FOR SHARING THESE PIC'S WITH US, THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL :)

    XO~MARI

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  16. Such wonderful scapes! All of them are extremely beautiful. I am loving all the autumn leaves you used in the first one. And the pinecones and pumpkins are perfectly done. Lovely.

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  17. Hi lovely lady. I love your Tablescapes so Beautiful !!!

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  18. Anita Your tables are gorgeous! Love the rich, warm colors that you use. Outstanding!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful tables, Anita! All of them!

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  20. All very lovely settings, but I do adore that red, that big leafy centerpiece is so lush and bright.

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  21. OOh the red is my favorite. I love the depth of color. It's amazing how a few pieces changes the whole mood. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. They are all so lovely, the colors are gorgeous and all so different from each other. The red and gold one really captures Fall for me. I love it when you find a flaming red tree, they are so rare.

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  23. Anita, all the tables are beautiful, but the first one is my favorite...love all the browns.

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  24. It certainly would be difficult to choose a favorite as all are beautifully put together.

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  25. Love your dining room which is the perfect backdrop for all your lovely fall tablescapes. They are all so beautiful and I enjoyed seeing them again. I really like the one with the different Walmart leaf plates. I love how you decorated your chandy with leaves - perfect touch!
    I am seeing blue mixed with orange for fall in a few places now and am surprised how well it goes - yours is a perfect example! Love those glasses!
    DD

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  26. First, I'd like to say that I love the iron scrollwork under your table. As for the tabletops, each and every one is lovely! I am very partial to the one inspired by the red maple leaves! The colors are all so rich. I really like the Asian-inspired table, too. The centerpiece vase is really pretty and different. I think we tend to forget that classic blue & white is perfect any time of year, and you made it look really great here. Can't wait to see this year's tables!

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  27. Hi Anita, Sent you an email,hopefully did correctly thank you so much! Emelia

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  28. Hi!

    I'm your neighbor at TT. I love the glow that each of your tables has. Your chosen colors really resonate, and the use of the natural materials is excellent! I agree that the tables needed to be shared again!

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  29. WoW!...Anita thanks for sharing I had not seen some of these,they are as usual..fantastic.
    -Jo
    -LazyonLoblolly

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  30. Hi Anita, all the tables are beautiful!
    I love the red maple leaves so rich the red and gold captures Fall for me. I love your home
    Beautiful
    Thank for stop on my blog
    XOX
    Isora

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  31. Enjoyed my visit to your blog!! Wonderful textures on your table!

    Julie
    www.equusvilla.blogspot.com

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  32. They are all so beautiful I could not pick one....just thought they were all beautiful! Thank you for sharing..blessings to you.

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  33. Thanks for sharing your lovelly table settings. I am looking for inspiration for a table setting I am doing this weekend and you have inspired me.

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  34. I was going to stop my trip to blog land this evening after #50...but then I saw that you were #51. So glad that I made the extra little side trip. The tables are all so special...I shall not even pretend to choose a favorite. Thank you for sharing so many lovely designs to inspire and encourage. Cherry Kay

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  35. I so enjoyed this! I started looking at BNOTP long before I actually had a blog and I remember some of your tables. I was always drawn to your gorgeous dining room table. Your style always appeals to me. Thanks for revisiting some themes that I remember but before I got to "know" you.

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  36. Anita...

    I love all of your tables...but the blue is beautiful with the other fall colors. I am not much for blue, but the contrast is stunning!

    Tess

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