Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fall Colors and Peacocks

We went to Pensacola last weekend to visit John's dad. I always enjoy going there because they have a HomeGoods store, not to mention the good restaurants around. So, of course, I try to make time to stop by Homegoods. I spotted these dishes with peacock design. I showed them to John, he liked them and agreed for us to buy them. He is so easy, lol! We both decided to get the soup bowls rather than the salad plates because we know we can use

the bowls to serve salad too and we can serve more in them.

Naturally, I had to do a tablescape with them before they are stored away.

I used a tray to put my centerpiece together.

I combined some faux orange flowers with freshly cut rosemary from the herb garden.

I also added this planter with ivy. After using it here, I plan to hang it on the brick somewhere in the back porch.

My sister just came back from a trip to the Philippines. When my cousin found out I like to do tablescaping (she saw my post on Facebook), she sent me this table topper through my sis. It is made out of natural fibers. She also sent me a tea box which I will share with you another time. I really like both of them. In fact, I am ordering some to sell in my booth and to give away for Christmas presents. I really like the texture.

Thanks, Irma. I love them both!

Isn't the little bird in a nest a little cutie?

I finally got to use these goblets, love the colors. They have a very faint green on top and orange on the stems. I almost forgot I have them.

For plate chargers, I used some autumn themed ones I bought from Walmart 2 years ago after the season was over. Do you see the maple leaves both on the charger and dinner plates?

My son and daughter in law gave me this set of flatware one past Christmas.

The peacock S & P shakers are from Horchow. The wheel barrow salt dish if from Pottery Barn.

I won the pewer peacock napkin rings a long time ago from Ebay.

Taking more pictures as the sun was going down.

And this is the view outside the window, a pretty sunset in the backyard.

Thanks for stopping by. I am linking as usual, with Susan for Tablescape Thursday at

Thank you so much, Susan, for hosting another week and thanks y'all for coming by!


Debbiedoos said...

Oh LA LA you have me in the mood for Fall. I love homegoods too..however, it is on the other side of town so I do not get there often. Very pretty table Christine!

Anonymous said...

Love the Fall colors Christine! Your table is beautiful.

Great idea getting the bowls. I think I will start doing that too. did not hear that, I am not supposed to be buying more dishes!;-)

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. C. Another fun and wonderful table. More dishes!!!! You are the Queen of them all. I have the same flatware, bought it when I lived in New York and used it at my Thanksgiving there. Thanks for fun as usual. Richard at My Old Historic House.

Lynn said...

Love your gorgeous new dishes Christine and the table topper is really great-enjoy:@)

jean said...

Very pretty! I used to shop Homegoods often when living in Florida. Love the peacock dishes you bought.

nenette said...

Hi Christine,
As usual, that tablescape is gorgeous!
And I also love the new dishes from Homegoods.
I visited one when I was up in the Temecula area but didn't find anything like the ones you seem to scoop each time you must have the 'eye' for it. Is it time for fall already?
Thanks for the reminder!

Wishing you well,
Nenette West

Marlis said...

Christine, I do love your new dishes. They are so vibrant and colorful.. Perfect for so many different settings. I do like the table topper you used. That is a fabulous piece. You have a beautiful eye to create interesting and unique table decorations. I also like that you were able to use the very cool goblets.. Love this table!
xo marlis

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...great colors in your new dishes, Christine.

Lana Kim White Austin said...

Those are wonderful peacock dishes & paraphernalia! I love that textural table topper, too!!! And your centerpiece...with the fresh greenery & the orange flowers--never could've told they weren't living!
Fantastic as always! Hugs/blessings, Lana

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Christine...your table colors make me think of fall! Love the new dishes and the beautiful table topper. Your centerpiece is very pretty, too! You must have a lot of rosemary, my plant is still so small!

I hope your shop is doing well...I haven't heard you say much about it lately, but then you have SO much going on with all those babies coming!! ;-D Hope your summer has been going well!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love those colorful plates Christine!
You always set such gorgeous tables!


Beautiful plates and I love the were right to take them, the colors are great! I'm so glad your John is easy, so is my Alex, (I call him that, he's Alejandro). Your salt wheel borrow it's so cute and all the peacoks too, this table does evokes fall. Lots of hugs, FABBY

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

As usual, everything is just beautiful Christine!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, very fall like. I love your silver peacocks... anything silver I'm in love with..your pool looks so inviting right now. I've been painting, could use a dip to cool off. hugs ~lynne~ said...

Richard is right you are the queen of dishes!They are beautiful, and the glasses are perfect with them.

Olive said...

Christine, I love these dishes. Probably because of the orange tones in them and the birds. I also love the use of rosemary on the table. It is a tiny bit cooler here so maybe fall will arrive here eventually. hugs♥O

Rebecca said...

You are absolutely amazing!!! Always so beautiful!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is on of the best table settings for Fall! Love it totally. The orange tone is so beautiful. Gorgeous rosemary! Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Shelia said...

Ooh, Christine, your table is stunning! I love your pretty new peacock dishes! The glasses are so pretty. I was trying to see what your table cover was and then you showed it up close - it's lovely and how nice of her to send it to you! The little peacock S&P are so pretty too!
Now open your tiny mouth and I'll toss you a cherry! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Old Parsonage said...

Christine I love love love how you style my friend! And yeah to your DH for loving the dishes!

Loved my visit = I"ll be back!


lvroftiques said...

Oh durn it!! I want a Home Goods!! Love your peacock china Christine! And I also love the wonderful textural quality of the table topper your sister gave you. And those napkin rings are soooo cool! You know how much I love peacocks *winks* Vanna

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Beautiful harvest table Christine! You did an amazing job on this setting! Love all the colors and Irma's table topper adds such wonderful texture. Your new bowls are so gorgeous as well as the peacock salt and pepper shakers. The wheel barrow salt dish is so cute... loved this post! Thanks for sharing!~Poppy

Jocelyn said...

Don't you just love Home Goods!! We have two in our area, and they are well cleaned out rather quickly. I've bought furniture and rugs there too! So much fun! Thanks for sharing your beautiful table.

Jocelyn @

Tara said...

What a fun table. Love the dishes. Your pool looks so inviting, I could jump right in!

You asked how printed my chair images I just framed. I found the images on the graphics fairy and when I printed them, I used old sheet music instead of regular printer paper.

Have a lovely Thursday!

a quiet life said...

i am loving those peacocks!

JudyBug said...

I really need to live near a Home Goods! I love those plates!

Barb said...

Christine, There you go again.....putting together another stunning tablescape. ;-) Just gorgeous....the colors are so lovely and just full of life. I love, love the chargers.

So pretty!

Barb ♥

Barbara said...

This is so pretty! I love your new dishes. I love the colors. That mat on your table adds such wonderful textures. I love the hint of fall in your table. I am ready!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your table is beautiful and I could jump in the sweet pool today

I just started liking fall last year however not ready for it yet

Traci said...

What pretty dishes! The tablescape is really pretty!

Debbie said...

This is a beautiful one, Christine. I just love the dishes to start with, and then everything you put with them is so perfect.

Another LOVELY one!!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
You know I love your Beautiful Tablescapes. If you ever need a home for some of your dishes you have my address. I know ha ha.
I hope you can come visit me. I hope you have a great week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love those peacock dishes -- what a treasure that table topper is. This is a gorgeous table. Your pretty flatware is perfect.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Christine,

Loved your dishes and the colar and the pattern of your flatware.

Fall is my favourite season.

You did a wonderful job.

Karin Şen Cankan

Dolores said...

I'm so ready for fall....your gorgeous tablescape has put me over the edge of excited....I love all the colors and textures!!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love that table topper! The new dishes are very pretty and match the chargers perfectly! Great tablescape!

I have those same green goblets and love them!

I was just at Home Goods today, love that place!


ajex said...

This table is looking very gorgeous because of the attractive items and also it's designing and colour. Peacock is looking very beautiful. Such an very nice table.

Jacqueline said...

I just saw those in our brand new Home Goods store. The store is so new, it actually had a lot of stuf left! Of course, I couldn't have put them together in such a beautiful table as you have with all of your adorable little peacocks. Absolutely charming.

Yes, yes, that gorgeous tabletopper would be such a great gift. Wow, the texture is unbelievable! You will have so much fun with that!

xinex said...

Thanks, Ajex!

niartist said...

Just beautiful, what time should I arrive? LOL! I love your setting, and the china is just glorious. You always do such a good job with these tablescapes - inspirational for sure!

Listen, I have a new series on my blog called: "A Picture is Worth ..." I'm trying to get back to posting pictures about my house, and I'd love it if you'd come by and see the bar in the dining room! :)


Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Christine! Oooohhh...those plates are so cool!!! Home Goods always has such great stuff. I'm glad you were able to visit while in Pensacola! The napkin rings are really great, too! They go perfectly with the whole tablescape. LOVE the table covering! Jute usually looks kind of hard to me, but this appears to be soft. Beautiful! Enjoy your new goodies, and have a great weekend!

Entertaining Women said...

I do hope that you are able to stock more of the woven tabletoppers in your store. If possible, I would like to buy some. I love the color and the texture of them. Your new plates are so charming in your breakfast area. Great get on your shopping adventure. I wish that we had access to Home Goods, too. I think that Dallas may be the closest. Ah well....Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful. Those plates are stunning.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Christine, I love, love, LOVE the peacocks! The plates are absolutely stunning, and the salt and pepper shakers are AH-dorable!


I am back from my blog break and I wanted to pop in and say HI!

Ricki Jill

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