Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's Fruity on Harvest Time!

Today is Katheen's "Let's Dish" Harvest Challenge. Come and join us!
I have not taken down my pumpkins from the attic yet and I have not seen them in grocery stores or have just not been looking for them yet, so I decided to use fruits for my harvest table.
 The setting is in our formal dining room.
 I cut some yellow sunburst flowers from the garden and put them in a fruited vase.
 I placed Mr. Squirrel pitcher on a short Corinthian pedestal.
Tha tablecloth is by April Cornell. It has flowers and fruits.
 I just took different fruits and placed them in a lidded (with lid taken down) server, which I placed on a plateau, for my centerpiece.
I bought the squirrel pitcher from HG in Pensacola last year.
 I added a topiary on each side of the table. The pots match the tablecloth and the dishes.
 I borrowed the candles from the living room
 Antlers votive candle holders..... is this a buck?
 This heavy marble plateau has grapes too on its iron base.
 White promeganate ceramics that I bought from Williams Sonoma last winter.
 Then I remembered I had these fruit bowls that I bought from a junk shop in FL before we even moved here and I added them to the table.
 I have had these plate chargers hand painted with fruits, made out of tin, from when we lived in FL also. I won a dozen of them from Ebay. See? I was already a dish addict even before my blogging days:-)

I bought the ceramic pumpkin and artichoke (I think that's what they are, please correct me if I am wrong) napkin ring holders from New Orleans about a year or 2 ago.
Flatware were from Neiman Marcus or Horchow. They called them red but I think they are more rust in color and they blend really well with these place settings.
Clear glass goblets with pineapples and green wine stems were from TJ Maxx from a long time ago.
 Fanned dinner plates from West Elm, I just got them on line on clearance and Mottadeheh Vista Alegre Summer Fruits luncheon or salad plates from Ebay. I just love the scrolls on the edges and their colors and the different fruits.

Thanks for this Harvest party, Kathleen. I hope I lived up to the challenge. To see more, please visit her at

Also linking with:

Susan's Tablescape Thurs
Richella for Grace at Home
Niki for Creative Things Thursday
Katherine for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Kathy's Home and Garden
Centerpiece Wednesday
Thanks to all our gracious hostesses.
And thanks to all who enter and comment here!
I really appreaciate you all!


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Beautiful table setting Christine.

love those plates and that beautiful squirrel..

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so pretty, Christine...I would keep the table set like this for all of fall! The fruit theme is perfect, you don't necessarily need pumpkins for a harvest feel. Love your centerpiece and the cute squirrels. Your mosaics really show off all the beautiful details of your table. I love it!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful setting Christine!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Everything look so opulent and all in harvest shades. Quite a treat!

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Christine! What a lovely Harvest tablescape! The fruit plates are perfect for it! Love the squirrel pitcher. Have a great Wednesday! Gina

Donna Heber said...

What a gorgeous tablescape Christine! Beautiful fruit motif and harvest colors. Your squirrel pitcher is adorable.

Creations By Cindy said...

LOVE your table! The fruit looks so yummy too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Chubby Chieque said...

Gorgeous as ever.

It reminds me of our harvest time in the countryside in the Philippines.

I am visiting there and bound on Sunday to the 29th of October.

Hope you have a great mid-week, Ate and hugs to all your lovelies around.

Greetings from a rainy Stockholm,

Magnolia Blues said...

Hi Christine! I hope things are well with you and your family. I really love your new Fall tablescape. The squirrel is my favorite. So cute! What a beautiful tablecloth. The colors are stunning. Wishing you a fantastic harvest season.


Infuse With Liz said...

Beautiful table! I love elegant tables and this one surely is! Your dishes are pretty and so is the tablecloth! I love all the harvest tones you used- it's very warm and inviting! We have pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks everywhere. Fall is coming quickly here!

Marlis said...

Love your new blog header.Sorry it's been so long since my last visit. I think our busy lives might just slow down a bit now. Your table is gorgeous from the lovely tablecloth up. The Mottahedeh plates are so pretty. What a great find on ebay. I love your centerpiece too. I am so fond of squirrels and they sit so pretty on your table. great fall table. so much inspiration. xo marlis

Barbara F. said...

Christine, your table is stunning, the cloth, omg, and I love the squirrel pitcher. Beautiful. xo

kitty said...

Christine, those plates are stunning and the squirrel pitcher is such a perfect addition to your Fall table.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Christine this is a stunning table! Love the squirrel pitcher..so cute!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous table! I am totally breaking a commandment because I covet those pretty fruit plates as well as the funky napkin rings. Uh oh, I just realized I broke a commandment twice!


Oh how beautiful! I love the color of the entire setting. Everything is so earth in tones, but so happy with the soft oranges thruout. Great centerpiece and yeah, great tablescape for Thanksgiving, with the pretty dishes and cute squirrels...loving the colors.

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow, Christine...from the looks of the comments before mine, it would appear we're all going to have to arm wrestle for that squirrel pitcher! :-) Beautiful autumnal shades that really make me feel warm and want a mug of apple cider! The fruits you used are perfect for the theme of Kathleen's blog party. Every year about this time that's what I think about: the apple, grape and pear harvest around here!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Christine, Your fall table is so appealing. Those dishes were a wonderful find and I think you can use them throughout the year! Mr. Squirrel adds a perfect fun element to your table. I really enjoyed my visit! Linda

Gina said...

This is such a beautiful table, Christine. I love all these warm colors! The fruit plates are so pretty & I love the chargers as well. You did an excellent job!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

This is so warm and inviting. Love your use of color. The luncheon plates are beautiful. Very well done..

Linda said...

I can't say enough of all the pretties you have placed on your table. I too have a passion for April Cornell tableclothes, etc. The colors are so much more vibrant that pictures show. And loving those green plates and the fruit plates. Like your layering and different heights you place things. YOur plants, garden I've seen in other posts are GRANDIOSE. Opulent. Luxurious. What other words can I describe?

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Beautiful table! I love all your special touches!

Tanya@takesix said...

Your harvest tablescape is lovely Christine! Happy Fall!

Bernadine said...

What a lovely Harvest table! I really like that squirrel pitcher. And the fruit plates are perfect. Very nice.

Katherines Corner said...

A beautiful tabkescape. Warm and welcoming and perfect for Autumn. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

Micupoftea~ said...

So inviting, so elegant! LOVE the rich color and fruit combo. Pears are a fav of mine. The squirrel is charming...a whimsical guest. The candles must smell divine, too. Thanks for a peek into your dining room. Happy September :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Just beautiful! So nice to see a fall theme with orange, but no pumpkins! The fruit plates are very pretty!


Lulu said...

You have totally captured the feel of the season without a single pumpkin proving they aren't necessary for a terrific table!

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful table Christine! I love those hand painted chargers. Vanna

Elaine said...

So elegant, Christine! The tablecloth is just beautiful, and the plates are perfect! Adorable squirrel!

Lady Linda said...

Absolutely stunning Christine. A perfect time to feature your fruit dishes.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Christine!

What a wondeful tablescape! As always, you have used so many elements from your vast collections to get just the right look for your desired theme.

I sure have missed visiting you.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how fun that little pitcher! Love your fruited table. Thanks for your sweet visit.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Your harvest table is fantastic! I love your fruity theme!

Judy Bigg said...

Fabulous tablescape, love the fall colors and that squirrel is too cute with your centerpiece.

Richella said...

So very pretty! I love those fruit plates, and the way you elevated the squirrel is really cute! You do a great job of bringing lots of elements together into a cohesive whole.

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful table. Very autumnal. I love those fruit plates, such a pretty edge!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The warmth of your harvest tablescape is so inviting. This is one of my favorites Christine.

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