Saturday, October 1, 2016

Nut Gathering!

This is the time of year the squirrels are busy running back and forth with nuts in their mouths. I love sitting at the computer watching them scamper back and forth looking for a place to hide their bounty.
I first saw these squirrel plates in an ad on FB, so the next time I was near a Pier One Imports store I ran in and picked up half a dozen. They didn't have the dinner plates that matched...was told to order them online! The sales people in the store, I most frequent, are the rudest ladies of any store I shop at.

The tablecloth is one I have had for ages, it came from a thrift store years ago...I think it is actually a shawl. The rich autumn colors went well with the colors in the salad plates. I couldn't find the napkins I really wanted to use, so grabbed these as they had some of the same colors as the cloth. They are held with grapevine napkin rings.

I started the plate stack with woven chargers, a white dinner plate and lastly the salad plate. I wanted the salad plate to be seen immediately.

The glassware is an amber iced tea. The flatware is the trusty, simple stainless.

I had to have a squirrel as the centerpiece so I put her up on a pedestal flanked by clear candle holders with acorns/candles.

My daughter collects squirrel things, so I am always on the lookout for for them!

Thanks for visiting today, hope you will return next time.

Tablecloth-thrift store
Napkins-Pottery Barn
Napkin rings/Pier One Imports
Woven chargers-thrift store and WalMart
Dinner plate-Royal Staffordshire
Squirrel salad plate-Pier One Imports
Glassware-Indiana Whitehall
Clear candle  holder/vases-thrift store
Acorns/My sister in Vermont

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.

Thanks for visiting today, hope you will come back next time.

Woven chargers-Goodwill
Orange dinner plate-Dollar Tree
Pumpkin salad plate-WalMart
Pumpkin bowl-Dollar General
Stainless flatware-Amazon
Green stemware-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.

Thanks for taking time from your busy day to stop by my is very much appreciated. Hope you will come back next time.