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Friday, September 23, 2016

Pumpkin Dishes Are The Best!


I said I was going to do one more summer table, but I have changed my mind. It may still be hot here on the prairie, but I just can't force myself to get summer things out, again! I just want it to cool down enough to open windows and doors, once again.

 
This table was inspired by a couple things, the tablecloth with all the great fall colors and the pumpkin salad plates.


Each place setting started with a woven charger, an orange dinner plate, a pumpkin salad plate, and a small pumpkin soup bowl.


The centerpiece consists of large copper candleholders and a pitcher of fall flowers.




The salad plates are this year's Better Homes & Gardens limited edition fall plates. I have only 4 of last years, which are very, very similar.


The napkin is held with a hammered copper napkin ring.









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Tablecloth-Savers
Woven chargers-Goodwill
Orange dinner plate-Dollar Tree
Pumpkin salad plate-WalMart
Pumpkin bowl-Dollar General
Stainless flatware-Amazon
Green stemware-Savers
Napkins-Savers
Copper napkin rings-Pier One Imports
Copper candlesticks-Savers
Pottery Pitcher-Gift


Friday, September 9, 2016

Fall Is Just Around The Corner!


Everyone seems to be in a hurry for fall to arrive. In reality, it is still hot here on the prairie and probably won't cool down for about another month. I just want it cool enough to open windows and doors for a little while before we have to turn the heat on. We still have our air going full blast!


This is the last new tablecloth, think I bought it at Tuesday Morning, if not it would have been TJMaxx. It has a tan background with lots of orange, aqua, grey and green. I used burnt orange napkins held with the same shade napkin ring.


The placesetting is simply a woven charger, orange cabbage charger and mocha dinner plate.


The glassware is an aqua wine stem.


I chose wood handled flatware.


For the centerpiece I gathered up a few ceramic pumpkins and gourds, a wood compote and buttterscotch/brown candle holders.







I plan on doing one more summer table...I found the cutest seagull napkin rings last week while at Savers and don't want to wait until next summer to use them.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Another April Cornell Inspired Table


I bought this blue/green/yellow April Cornell tablecloth at the same time as the aqua/orange one. I think everyone knows, by now, that blue/green is my favorite color combination. There were matching napkins so I bought those, too. I have found that some AC napkins run on the smaller side, so I put them on top of bright green napkins. A bright yellow beaded napkin ring held them together.



Trying to keep as much green on the table as possible I used seeded green glassware.


The flatware is a very simple straight line pattern.


The plate stack begins with a white wood charger, green cabbage charger and dinner plate. On top of the dinner plates are green banana leaf salad plates.



The center piece is a cabbage pitcher with sunflowers and spider mums flanked by green wood candle holders.






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Blue Linens-April Cornell
White Wood Charger-Pier One Imports
Green Plates, Pitcher-Bordallo Pinheiro
Green Seed Glassware-Artland Iris
Flatware-International Silver