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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gorgeous Fall Colors!



Wow, the week flew by, it is time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. Thank you, once again, Susan for hosting my favorite meme. Please make sure to go and check all the other tables this week.

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Fall is in the air, finally. My inspiration for this fall luncheon table are these autumn colored dishes I found at a nearby Goodwill back in early summer. It has been very hard to not show them until now...I couldn't wait until it is really fall.

The dishes are made by Vernonware. Vernonware began with Poxon China in 1916, located in Vernon, California. Later, in 1928, it became Vernon Potteries or Vernon Kilns. The company was bought out by Metlox in 1958 and became a division of Metlox.



Homespun by Vernonware is one of the older patterns. It has an off-white background with yellow, rust and green stripes forming a plaid, which are handpainted. It was made from 1949 to 1958. There is another pattern, Gingham, which looks like Homespun, but only has the cream, green and yellow.

Replacements, Ltd. has the mugs listed at $47.99 each...the pieces were 49¢ for each piece less the 25% senior discount, which brings the cost down to 37¢ apiece! I paid less than $7 for all the pieces seen on the table. There were only 2 lugged cereal bowls. I also have an extra mug, tea cup/saucer, berry bowl and bread/butter plate, in case I get careless and break a piece, unfortunately there were only 4 luncheon plates without chips.

I have used placemats in tiny checks and napkins in stripes, both have colors of the dishes.



The orange beverage goblets seemed to be perfect for this tablescape. They are L. E. Smith Moon and Stars which were an e-Bay find.



The luncheon plate.



Bread/butter or dessert plate.



Berry bowl.



Layers of gorgeous fall colors!



The placesetting.



I have very few, meaning almost none, flowers left that are blossoming. I did find a lone dark orange rose that is a little sad looking from all the wind we have been having the past few days. There are more buds so maybe in another week the roses will be gorgeous again.



Another shot of the table.



Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and an extra thank you to all who leave a comment! Hope to see you again next week.

57 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have seen the odd piece of this pattern here and there but you scored!! I love them and you are right such fall colors. I am so glad you found these! Great place mats and napkins to go with them. Your lone rose is lovely! I know the feeling of not much blooming right now! Great tablescape!

Anonymous said...

You must have more than one table? This one is square??? A nice touch of fall as it is hot and humid here today and feels like July! Every week I say the same thing....bravo, bravo. I am always so curious to what your tablescape will be but know I will never be disappointed because every one is fabulous. love, Brenda

Sherry said...

Mimi,
This is really pretty. I love the fall colors with the geometric vintage dishes. This looks great with the linens too. I really love the vintage goblets you find. These are really pretty. You said they were called the "Moon and Stars" and they are orange! I could see a Halloween table by the inspiration of these goblets alone! Too cool.
Sherry

Anonymous said...

It may be fall where you are???-one can always dream-Fall is and always has been my favorite-it is the colors. this is really a great table.

Sue M

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a deal you got and how perfect for a fall look! They are very unique and you could do so many different looks by pulling out each color...it seems so funny that we are all doing fall things and it is still so HOT!

Anonymous said...

I love those dishes!

Magic

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty, Mimi! Very cool looking dishes!

I am so ready for Fall!

Pemberley said...

The colors are fabulous for fall! Replacements can be pricey. I love those bargain finds from the Goodwill or Craig's List!! Glad you liked the Pussywillow ball from PemberleyCollections.com. It's one of my favorites too!

Anonymous said...

The best dishes yet! RC

Kathleen said...

Those look great! All your colors!
What a buy yo got on those, so unique!
The table looks wonderful.
I am hanging on to summer! Beach day toay!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Now that is one neat set of dishes-enjoy!

craftyles said...

Love the colors and love the stripes.
You did a great job putting this together. I've never seen that pattern before-but I'll be on the lookout!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love this china -- I love how different it looks depending on how the dishes are set. After this sweltering summer -- I'm ready for fall -- and you've really got it going on on your pretty table!

suzyq said...

Mimi, I can understand why you were just itching to show these little beauties!! They are stunning for your fall table.
Suzyq

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Wow, what a buy you got an some very interesting dishes! They are perfect for fall and look wonderful with the goblets. Linda

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh beautiful warm Fall colors! I have never seen this pattern before. I really like it! Wonderful table!

Jacqueline said...

What an amazing collection you have. I have never seen these before and stacked on top of each other these are really amazing. It really is festive for fall. Thanks for showing us these fun plates.

Step inside my home said...

I love the combination of colors in the place setting. Beautiful for fall! ~Susie

The Tablescaper said...

These plates are so much fun! And I love the glasses.

- The Tablescaper

Debbie said...

I can't believe the great price you got on that pattern!! You are so blessed to have found it. I love the fall colors,and I really like the orange stemware. I have looked for orange this year but not seen any.

You're singing my song about nothing blooming. We're jusssst about burned out down here unless I want to use a crepe mrytle.

Great job on a very festive table!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful table. Love the plates and the deal you got on them. Thanks for sharing.

Miss Merry said...

Those dishes are amazing! I can't believe you found all those pieces at the same time. What a wonderful collection for your fall celebration. What a nifty striped table!

A Toile Tale said...

I know what you mean by having a hard time waiting to share a post. I have a million in my head and I can't wait each week to post a new one. You sure scored at GW!!!

Scribbler said...

I have never seen these! Very colorful and stimulating.

Entertaining Women said...

The way that all the colors are juxtaposed when stacked is absolutely outstanding! What a great get. They work beautifully with your linens. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors of the dishes. And you've accessorized your table so well with them.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Oh, this is my kind of table! What a fabulous pattern -- love the square pattern on the round plates, and those colors! Your orange glasses are perfect, as are those great placemats and napkins! Come on, fall!

Sailing Simply said...

Very nice! I love all the fall colors of this setting. Great find!

Daphne said...

What a great find! The dishes make a super fall table.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hi Mimi,
Been awhile I didn't join the party. It looks like am too busy of everything and had a summer break. Hope everything's well over the Big Apple.

You're pre-autumn TS is one of a kind. I love the coloured plates and the colour combo really matches the Fall soon weather.

Have a wonderful TS.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

Bill said...

Fantastic table! You've coordinated it all perfectly. The pattern looks fresh and modern ... and what a deal! Don't you love beautiful bargains? ;)

Oh, and I know what you mean about the challenge of finding garden flowers for a centerpiece (all I could find this week were fern fronds!).

Warmest regards,
Bill

Kate Dickerson said...

I just love your dishes, especially where you have them stacked with the square design continuing from one to the next. So wonderful for Autumn!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I really like your dishes. I love Goodwill. A very pretty table! Such a great fall beginning...thank you for sharing!

Barbara said...

These are such unique dishes! You did a lovely job bringing all the fall colors together.

Mary said...

Lucky you...what a bargain you have found! So lovely for fall~ I am sooo ready for fall myself.

shannon i olson said...

Those are fabulous dishes! wow you got a fantastic deal, I am so jealous!
The layer just beautifully.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Mimi, YOur table is a tribute to autum color... and a very smart lady! I can't believe the treasures you got for $7.00. I need to go shopping with you!
I love the way you put the placemats and napkins together with the dishes. Beautifully done.
Yvonne

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this. The colors are wonderful!

Sallie said...

How very pretty and what a great find. Goodwill is a neat place to shop for dishes. You did well without a lot of flowers. Your tablescape is fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This was trully an amazing, educating post! Thank you soo much for posting! :)

Texas Tea Party said...

You certainly hit a big score with these great dishes. The colors of these dishes are so vibrant and just perfect for fall. I now can see how hard it was for you not to do a tablescape earlier with them.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

This is just lovely, Mimi! I love this pattern! And what a deal you got! Happy belated birthday to Erin! Nitro reminds me of my granddog Paco! Have a wonderful weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a fabulous job you've done mixing colors, patterns and textures for a fun fall tablescape, Mimi!
Have a beautiful weekend~
;-D Kathleen

Betty said...

Hi Mimi
I love your blog. I have the same pattern of your goblets. Moon and Stars I think. Fall is a great time of year for decorating our nests.
xoxo
Betty

Pam said...

I have to say that is the coolest set of dishes I have ever seen. I love the square pattern one the round plates. Really unique.

lulumusing said...

Oh Mimi, your tablescapes just make me smile and your photos get better and better. You must have such fun always being on the hunt! Hope all is well.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, what a find! Your Fall tablescape looks so pretty, and your napkins and place mats go perfectly with that china. Hope you have a great weeked. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Mimi, what a find! Your Fall tablescape looks so pretty, and your napkins and place mats go perfectly with that china. Hope you have a great weeked. laurie

@Sandytables said...

Mimi, You're tablescapes are simply beautiful!! I notice you have a lot of green dishes. Lovin me some green!
Your post pictures do get better and better everytime!! Did you know that Middle of Nowhere is a song and a Hanson album title? I know this only because my daughter is a Hanson freak. Thanks for your posts!!

Sue said...

Hi Mimi....great fall table...I especialy love the pattern the dishes make when stacked upon each other....Have a wonderful weekend. Sue

Marlis said...

Thank you for dropping in while I was out of town.. Lots of catching up to do now. I love your dishes. I didn't know about the progression of the company, nice to know. It all looks so beautiful, your dishes, goblets and placemats. Stunning.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Your blog looks gorgeous with all those Fall pumpkins! And your table is lovely!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Wow, wonderful, I love the vibrant fall colored theme. Well done. I enjoyed my visit. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You sure do find some great deals! Lovely fall table and I like your new 'look'. Very autumnal.

Debbie said...

Marigene, I am late but have to tell you how I love this tablescape and fall colors. What a deal! Enjoy!

Debbie said...

I smiled yesterday when I thought of you and this beautiful tablescape. They have a nice selection of this pattern at a pre-owned store in my area. If you need any more pieces, just let me know.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This dishes are sooo beautiful! Love the colors!

Katherine