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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Early Fall Family Table

We've come to another Tablescape Thursday, hosted by our talented Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Each week she gathers a host of wonderful tablesettings for our continuing delight.

This is the first table I’ve done in months due to my illness from a small stoke on April 2, 2010. I am certainly glad to participate in Tablescape Thursday again.

I call this an early fall table because I need to break into fall gently. While I find it a beautiful time of year I am also uneasy with all the debris on my front steps, driveway, lawn,….every where. All those fallen leaves makes for lots of raking and for a rather messy appearance. So for this table setting I thought to avoid spreading leaves over this table as I’ve done on fall tables in the past. I also left off my acorn items, but will include them on another fall table. (Actually, I still have to take out all my fall decorations!)

A soft yellow cloth forms the background.

Plates, bowls, cups and saucers – Royal Worcester “Evesham” fruit pattern
Chargers – gold and silver lacquer

Goblets – RW “Evesham” & amber depression glass Indiana “Tiara”
Flatware – Mikasa “Estasi” – stainless edged in gold

The center piece began with three tall faux floral sprays, to which I added some dried hydrangeas from my garden.

Decorative accessories include an orange ceramic pitcher, Fitz and Floyd covered pumpkin on tray, Fitz and Floyd radish salt and pepper shakers, Italian ceramic squash and melon, gourd salt and peppers, and other fruit shapes. A covered amber glass candy dish from a consignment shop anchors another corner.

This view of the place setting shows the matching “Evesham” linen napkin under the forks:

The table hints of fall but not in a very exhuberant way. I trust you find it pleasing, nonetheless. I will do another fall table soon.

This post is also linked to Centerpiece Wednesday at Style Sisters.


Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Welcome back to Tablescape Thursday! I'm so sorry to learn of your stroke and pray your recovery will be complete. Your tablescape is "simply elegant" -- sometimes the very best kind! I'll look forward to many more from you in the future.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Hi Carrie! Thank you for your comment on my blog! Your table is lovely...I especially like the dishes for you! Praying for you too! Angie xo

Unknown said...

A very, very pretty table!


Barbara said...

What a pretty table! I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better and back to participating in TT.

Tricia said...

I'm so glad you're joining the party again! I LOVE your pretty fruit-patterned china and amber glassware -- they look made for one another! Just lovely!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm so glad you are back to tablescaping! You have so many nice things to work with! This is a very pretty table, love the colors!

We don't have the leaves problem here in FL, but when I'm up north during the fall, I love to hear the crunch of leaves under my feet, and love the smell of fall! I wouldn't like raking them though!


Tess said...

Your table is so pretty...love those fruit dishes! So glad you are back tablescaping and hope you are feeling healthy!!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what pretty plates -- I love your little bit of fall -- so perfect for this time of year when we hang between Summer and Autumn. Thanks for your visit.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful Fall tablescape!!
I love it!! It is gorgeous!!


Kathleen said...

Welcome back, Carrie! Hope you recover completely! Your table is lovely! Just enough hints of the season!

Lindy said...

Your fall tablescape is so, so pretty. I never saw such beautiful tables until I started blogging. Your's is gorgeous!

Tess said...

Just wanted to stop back and say that, yes, the bread plate is Wedgwood Queensware creamware. I LOVE this pattern! I first saw it in Victoria (or maybe Tea Time) magazine. I have 4 of these plates and two teacups, which I found on ebay.

Anyway...again, hope you are feeling tip top!!