Harvest Tablescape

 I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen's Harvest tablescape challenge, click on her name for lots more inspiration. Thanks, Kathleen, for hosting!

Inspiration for this tablescape started first with these velvet pumpkins I found recently at T.J. Maxx. I was so happy to find them at this price!

The pretty velvet pumpkins were clustered on the weathered wooden tray along with beaded fruit. The three textures work well together for a nice centerpiece.

The ecru tablecloth gives an elegance to the rustic centerpiece


I used Lemoges fruit salad plates to carry out the harvest theme:

These plates were a gift to me and I've enjoyed them so much!

I placed the fruit plates on top of green petal plates and avocado dinner plates

Black napkins with a fruit print, makes it all pop! Different metal pumpkin napkin rings are on each napkin.

 The sun was shining too brightly through the windows at the time I had to take the pictures!
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I'm also linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday and The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays
Click on their names for more inspiration. Thanks for hosting, ladies!

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Let's Dish!

I have an encore presentation that I did on August 4, 2010, time to share it again!  I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish party. Thanks, for hosting, Kathleen! Click on her name for lots of fun and inspiration. 
I call this tablescape "City Country Living. I'm using a white Battenburg lace tablecloth, gold leaf chargers and crystal goblets (city) with plaid napkins and a rooster (country.)

I needed gold or brass napkin rings, but didn't have any so I looked in my jewelry box for gold bracelets! Works for me!
I used four different bracelets for the napkin rings.

I found the pretty plaid napkins at either TJ Maxx or Home Goods.

The white rooster also came from Home Goods, a few years ago. 

This tablescape is a classic example of most of my tablescapes, I have always enjoyed doing budget decorating, decorating on a shoestring!

I posted the following two years ago and will leave it in here again, even tho I know most people don't do the reading so much, just look at the pictures! 

Why I do tablescapes? First I’ll tell you I’m not in competition with my tablescapes! I enjoy doing tablescapes, it’s so fun, and it’s good therapy for me! It’s a challenge to me to do my tablescapes using what I already have. I’m a thrifty person, I don’t usually buy things to tablescape with, if I do, it has to be on sale, probably under ten dollars! Most likely I pay a dollar each at the dollar stores. I usually only buy four things to play with. I like to “shop my house” for things I already have! I like sharing a few unusual ideas with others, especially those who think they don’t have anything to tablescape with or don’t have enough money to buy more, they can see it can be done inexpensively.
I do love seeing big expensive tablescapes and seeing the latest trends in china, etc. I admire the talent of these lovely people and gather inspiration from them. Being retired I must be more frugal, and consider where to store my “play dishes.”
I don’t follow any formal rules in setting my tables. If you’ve seen my glasses or forks on the wrong side of the plate, it was purposely done, I do things to balance out the pictures. If there are any tablescape police lurking, please know that I don’t care about any formal rules. I do what I enjoy and hope others will enjoy it as well, and not criticize me!
One of the best things about tablescaping weekly is that I don’t have to cook a big meal to serve with it! LOL! I seldom ever have real guests use my tablescapes, but my friends do enjoy coming to see what I do almost weekly! This is my hobby, this is what I enjoy, my tablescapes give me an ahhh moment when I walk into the room, and my husband enjoys seeing what I come up with weekly! It’s fun, it’s exciting and enjoyable, nothing more! 


Pre-fall Tablescape

I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish, and The Tablescaper, thanks for hosting! Click on their names for lots more inspiration!
I'm one of a few who are not posting fall or Halloween this early. Temps here in central FL have gone from 92, to 91! So no fall decor here yet! I'm holding off as long as possible since I get tired of fall decor over three months before Christmas decor.
I'm calling this a pre-fall tablescape! Inspiration for these colors started with these April Cornell napkins, purchased at TJ Maxx:
They look very nice with this green tablecloth (from Home Goods.) They are a little more green than the pictures show.
The clear napkin rings tie in with the clear goblets (from Dollar Tree!)
I call these green salad plates petal plates! I love using them and this is the first time I have paired them with these square cream colored dinner plates.

The centerpiece:

The centerpiece has deep rose hydrangeas, berries and cream colored yellow roses on a cream colored dish.

The green flowers have velvet petals, the others are silk.

I chose to place the napkins beside the plates so the green petal plates show up fully.
These colors aren't too summery, or fallish, just right to carry us into the fall season next month.
The green colors go nicely with the wineberry colored walls in our dining room!
I still love our oak furniture even though some may think it is outdated. I needed sturdy furniture for my big husband and big grandsons and this serves us well!

I also place two goblets on the left side, just to balance out the tablescape. Someone (anonymously) once left a comment telling me it was wrong to place the glasses on that side! Hey, how about our left handed guests, I have several left handed friends!

I hope you enjoyed still seeing these pretty colors!