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Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Second Fall Tablescape (Loaded With Bargains!)


This week’s tablescape is set at the breakfast table in the kitchen. It has deeper fall hues than my table last week, and so is more fall-like. The table is covered with a deep golden yellow cloth. The dinner plate is Royal China "Wellesley", as is the bread and butter plate and fruit saucer. The saucer is brown Wood and Sons "Wellesley" but the cup is Wedgwood "Patrician."

I couldn’t remember where I put the matching "Wellesley" cups, so had to pinch hit on this. The Wood and Sons "Wellesley" cup is in the same stylized floral pattern as the plates which were made by an American company, Royal China Company, in Sebring, Ohio. Wood & Sons produce their wares in Burslem, England.

Next came the sunflower bowls from TJ Maxx

The flatware is Towle "English Shell" stainless, except for the dinner forks which have bone handles.

Putting the fruit saucer in the sunflower bowl gives a nice symmetrical look to the setting:

Off-white napkins with brown checks are placed in ceramic peach napkin rings along with fall leaves, which are also scattered around the table.

A spray of fall flowers from Michael’s is set in a pineapple pitcher. An English ceramic cottage container holds herb tea bags.

Around the cottage are tiny pumpkins as well as acorns from my yard.

The goblets are Fostoria "Virginia" in brown.

Here is the full place setting:

The table is set for two this fall day:

I swapped out the blue painting from the wall for this fall landscape from the living room:

The hues in the painting harmonizes with the colors of the tablescape:

Please visit Susan Susan at Between Naps on the Porchfor links to many more table settings.


I am also linking this post to Leigh's “Thrifty Thursday” at Tales From Bloggeritaville. Please visit her for links to more participants.

This tablesetting depended largely on wonderful bargains which I found in discount stores, local thrift stores, and an area flea market.

TJ Maxx & Marshalls provided:
The pineapple pitcher ($9.99), sunflower bowls ($2.99 each), ceramic napkin rings ($1.99 each)

At the flea market I found six of the “Virginia” goblets for $5. Total The four I had before were bought new for $39.99. So that purchase brought my holdings up to 10. I also spotted two of the “Wellesley” dinner plates for just $2.00, bringing my total to eight.

The English ceramic cottage container fell and broke so the dealer offered it to me at $1.00. A bit of glue restored the piece which had broken off the back.

The landscape picture was a few dollars at a local junk shop.

Thrift store finds on the table
The tablecloth for about $1.25; napkins 25 cents each, and bone handled forks, $3.00.

An after season sale at CVS Pharmacy yielded the fabric leaves I’ve strewn across the table.

12 comments:

Martha said...

A very pretty fall table!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your little cottage makes such a cute centerpiece and you got some amazing bargains! Very nice! Linda

Dreamgoddess said...

How pretty! I love the little cottage...it adds the perfect touch with the tiny pumpkins and acorns.

Alycia Nichols said...

The fruit saucer in the sunflower bowl made all the difference! Great!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carrie...

Ohhh...what a lovely autumn table, my friend! I have never seen the Wellesley pattern before but you're right...it's perfect for an autumn place setting! Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Adding the sunflower bowls was brilliant! They look wonderful with the pretty brown and white pattern!

Anita said...

I love the Royal china especially, and of course your Fostoria is beautiful!! I love the sunflower plates too. Beautiful fall table!

Lindy said...

I love your tablescape. You did a wonderful putting it all together! Just beautiful!

Entertaining Women said...

Such a wonderful tablescape. The fruit bowl on the sunflower plate is a touch of genius as a design element. Well done! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Irene said...

Beautiful. I like the brown pattern and the sunflower.

Paige Thomas King said...

Those sunflower plates were only $2.99?!? They're fabulous! Love the brown and white transferware. I have quite a few pieces myself, but I do't think I've got that pattern.
Paige

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty fall tablescape! I like the little house centerpiece!

Katherine