Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Warm, Exotic, Elegant and Fall-ish, Do You Agree?

It's Thursday and it's time to have fun with our dishes and tables. Susan of http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ hosts this meme weekly. If you want to treat your eyes with fabulous tablescapes, be sure to visit her and her participants.
I am also happy to link with Rhoda of http://southernhospitalityblog.com/ for her Fall Party. Thanks for the invitation, Rhoda. You should all go to her party too!
I like using the game table in the family room for tablescaping because it is small and it does not take me a lot of time to put the dishes and table accessories away.
The table cloth is orange and beaded and it came from St. Maarten in the Virgin Islands.
For plate chargers, I used Costa Nova in pearl cream, which were made in Portugal. The dinner and salad plates are made by Tracy Porter in Artesian pattern.
Rattan napkin rings with dolls.

This doll napkin ring looks Mexican.


For a centerpiece, I used a Tracy Porter Artesian cake plate with a peacock serving as pedestal holding it. The pitcher is also made by Costa nova, in pearl green.
I bought the leaf candles from Pier 1 when they went on clearance after the season last year. They were really cheap, about 39 cents each, I think. I used a small leaf plate to hold them. Goblets are amber bubble glasses from Amazon.
Here is another leaf candle. I like the glow of the orange candle. This one is in upright position. I also used little amber turkey taper candle holders, also from Pier 1. All 4 of them were only over $1 and the set included 6 taper candles.
Just another view!
I used 2 types of flatware. I bought the plain squiggly bronze ones on clearance at World Market for 45 cents each but they only had forks and spoons. So I took my Siamese mahogany handled bronze knives, teaspoons and salad forks to complement them.
I really like these candles. I wish I bought more. Their price was definitely right.
Thank you for viewing another fall tablescape of mine.

Thanks, Susan and Rhoda for this fun and exciting game!
Cheri of http://itssoverycheri.blogspot.com/ asked me to feature our house tomorrow, Oct. 2nd so I hope you will all be back here to see it and then visit Cheri also.

42 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, your tablescape is stunning as usual. I love the pretty tablecloth and your dishes are so pretty. You have such a knack of putting the right accessories with every setting. Everything is just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful as always, Christine. I love the table and your Fall decorating. Gorgeous!

KBeau said...

Beautiful fall table, Christine. Love the tablecloth.

Sue said...

Christine, This table is truly beautiful. The fabric of the table cloth is an elegant backdrop to the gorgeous china. And those leaf candles are so cute! I liked how you combined everything together so cohesively! Just a lovely setting.
:-) Sue

Sandi (Meme) said...

love the way you use your souveniers in your tables

the colors are warm and soft, very inviting

Have a great week!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Christine, your table is beautiful. The colors are so lush and everything is so welcoming. Gorgeous!

Barb ♥

Dining Delight said...

How lucky that you can use your games table for your 'scapes too! This one is terrific with such a "golden" feel to it. I love those leaf candles on the leaf plates!

DD

once in a blue moon... said...

very pretty, nice and cozy!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Lovely tablescape! I love the pretty fall colors and that tablecloth!

Jane

Just Breathe said...

Warm and cozy. What's on the menu?

salmagundi said...

Love the Fall look of this table. Just beautiful. Sally

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Everything is so pretty - but I really love those sweet napkin rings! How precious.

Lady Katherine said...

Just beautiful is the table cloth, how lovely the dinnerware looks on it. I love the pitcher of flowers. The amber goblets look like a million bucks! Candlelight is so pretty with this table setting! I love where you set it up too. I miss having a game, card, puzzle table. I need to try and sneak one in on Simple man! He says I have too many tables!lol He needs to just learn what they are called. lol Great Tablescape!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Christine I just love that table cloth...WOW!! and those napkins rings are just darling...beautiful table my friend...May you have a great evening...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

santamaker said...

Beautiful fall tablescape..those leaf candles look beautiful.

Julie said...

Hi Christine, Everything is just beautiful...as always girl you set a beautiful table....Love it
xoxo
Julie

Sherri S said...

The table linen is AMAZING. Love the pitcher with flowers on a pedestal for lift. Stunning table!

niartist said...

I do agree! :) But your tablescapes never disappoint! Stop by my blog soon! I've got a giveaway - hot to that I think you might like for a spooky tablescape for 4! :)

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Very pretty. I love the warm, deep colors.

susan said...

I love those napkin rings!! It looks perfect for fall!

Janie's World said...

Wow, Christine!!! I love your table. I love the turquoise in the Tracy Porter plates and the layering and textures on the place setting. Your napkin rings are adorable. Fantastic table.

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Wow...that first photo of looking down your hallway to that beautifully set table is so beautiful, Christine! Love that pretty orange beaded tablecloth...ohhh, so very pretty!!! Perfect for an autumn table! Hmmm...I think this may be the first time that I've seen these Tracy Porter dishes...they're lovely! Love the lt. orange of the salad plate against the darker orange dinner plate! And of course, no one can create a prettier...more whimsical pattern than Tracy Porter! Ohhh...and I just adore the little woven napkin rings with the dolls...how sweet! The centerpiece...fabulous!!! Ohhh...and all those beautiful autumn leaf candles just make for such a sweet ambiance!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us, my friend! What a treat!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Just read your note...thanks so much for coming by! How exciting...to have your home featured on Cheri's blog...I'll be sure to come by on Friday...wouldn't miss it!!! Thanks for letting me know!

Love ya,
Chari

Katherinellen said...

Christine,
Ohhhh! This is so beautiful! You did a wonderful job....Love it! Have a Bless Day!

Chandy said...

Hello Christine! Joining in on TT this week and glad I did, love love your table, girl! So full of beautiful things!

Ok, I'll visit the other ladies tomorrow...

Hugs!

SmilingSally said...

Christine,
You have so many beautiful things! I love your bubble glasses and those leaf candles.

Sares said...

What a beautiful glow your table gives off with all that candlelight.
It looks warm and cozy, just right for Autumn!

Cynthia said...

Lovely table! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

stephanie c said...

Beautiful table setting. I'll definitely be checking back in soon!

Maggie Bryant said...

What a beautiful setting and tablescape you have created, just lovely.
The candles are great & a bargain too!
Thanks for visiting Normandy today.
a bientot
Maggie

Brenda said...

I like those candles too. Fall has definitely arrived at your house!
Brenda

ceekay said...

Christine...we have the same leaf candles!! Thanks for stopping by...everything looks so pretty...love those colors! Happy TT!

Regina said...

Gorgeous and elegant!

Sandy said...

Christine,
Your table was so beautiful. Great deal on you candles.
Sandy

Deanna said...

Hello from Kansas!
This is a treat to see what you're sharing for Tablescape Thursday. The colors you have used are beautiful, just beautiful.

You've created a lovely table. So nice to be able to see it.

Have a blessed Autumn,
d from Homehaven

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Beautiful!! Love all the color...great job!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

How pretty it all is! Thanks for joining the party.

Marie said...

Hello Christine - I really enjoyed visiting you today. Your table scape is absolutely beautiful! I love the glow of the candles and the colors you've chosen. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

What a beautiful place to set a table!! Love the view and the room. EVerything is so gorgeous on your table--love it all!! WOW, what an impact.

Sarah said...

Christine, I was out of town much of the week so didn't get a tablescape posted this week and just now getting by to visit the TT posts. Thanks for sharing this beautiful table. Hope to have a table to post this coming week. ~ Sarah

tardevil said...

Lovely table, Christine! Especially loved the chargers, stemware & napkin rings. Hope you're having a good fall!

Queenie said...

That is a Gorgeous Tablescape
and California Garden too.
I am so sorry for your loss of your aunt...my deepest sympathy's to you and your family. I can imagine how much you will miss her. God Bless you...I know God gives you great comfort in knowing that she is with Jesus and you will see her again one day. God is so good!
Big Hugs

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