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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Colors Of Autumn



It is that time of week, again...time for Tablescape Thursday with Susan of Between Naps On The Porch. The weeks are just flying by. Thank you, Susan, for hosting my favorite meme each week. Please make sure you stop by BNOTP to see what the other talented ladies and gentlemen have put together this week.

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I knew I would be doing a very simple autumn table this week, but wasn't sure what I would be using other than the wheat dishes I have been collecting the past year. These were found literally piece by piece at several area thrift stores.



I searched the linen closet for a tablecloth and settled on a vintage gold with a little fringe. Finding napkins to go with everything wasn't quite so easy. I have none that are the right shade of gold so ended up with some that have fall leaves.

The pattern is Autumn Harvest from the Ever Yours line by Taylor, Smith & Taylor. They were made between 1959 and 1965. I haven't been fortunate enough to find the saucers, salad plates or soup/cereal bowls. My search is ongoing for the missing pieces!





The cups are unusual in the way the inside is colored, where most are just white.




My friend, Diann at The Thrifty Groove sent me a box filled with fall things a few weeks ago. There were tea towels, little leaf dishes and leaf salt/peppers. I am using the leaf dishes as votive holders. Diann, thank you so much for adding to my fall dishes...I have been enjoying them so much.









I put the centerpiece on a pedestal as it needed a little height.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. I appreciate each and every one of you. I hope to see you here next week, too!



Vintage tablecloth-Savers Thrift Store
Napkins-ARC Thrift Store
Dishes-Taylor, Smith & Taylor Autumn Harvest
Iced tea-Colony Glass Whitehall
Flatware-Oneida Sterling Afterglow 1956

39 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Mimi! What a wonderful fall tablescape! Love the colors It has gotten cooler here and I think I am finally ready to start decorating for fall myself! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Anonymous said...

Love the fall theme-fall has always been my favorite-even in the "desert". The cups are really differnt and so pretty.


Sue-Phx

Anonymous said...

So fun to see a fall table from my Vermont friend. We are past peak but they will still come in droves to see the dead leaves!! Another Terrific Tablescape. Love, Brenda

Dishesdone said...

Another beautiful table, it just says fall so perfectly! Very nice gift from Diann, perfect for the table!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a perfect china pattern for fall! Those cups with the colored interior ARE special. And your amber glasses and candlesticks look great with the dishes, too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those dishes Marigene! Great pattern and I hope you find more. How cute are the leaf dishes and S & P that Diann sent. Looks great with the table. I may see what I can dig out of my Mom's cabinets and set a table this week!!

Hugs,
Linda

Kathleen said...

Which reminds me, I haven't seen those OTHER leaf dishes! :)
Very fallish, and yes matching the napkins is sometimes a pain! Love those amber glasses. I picked up a few at Savers that time, I haven't used them yet. Maybe in November after I use all this Halloween stuff!

Lovely gift from Diann, she is a good thrifter like you!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think part of the fun is in the hunt for special things. You are lucky to have found enough pieces to actually do a table...love those cups! The little leaf dishes make great votives. I think it will look like fall at my house this week too!

Debbie said...

Loving the fall theme! Another great table!

Foley said...

Beautiful table - love fall colors. How unique the inside of the cups, like them much better than plain white! If you were closer I would swipe the centerpiece!!

Debbie said...

I would have wanted to snatch up those wheat dishes too! They are perfect for fall. My mother has some that remind me of them. I need to study them to see if it's even the same pattern.

You picked a perfect tablecloth to bring out the wheat, I think, and those glasses are the perfect shade to go with it to. I would love some that hue.

All in all, just a pretty fall "wheat" tablescape all the way around!

Teri said...

Hi Mimi! My grandkids call me Mimi! =)

Your autumn tablescape is so pretty! I really LOVE your glasses - a lot!

Have a blessed evening.
Teri

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Very pretty table ... love the dinnerware ... thanks for sharing.

Style Sisters said...

Nicely done...come link up to centerpiece wed on my blog today.

Karin

Sue said...

Mimi, I really like your wheat dishes- the colored interior of the cups is so cool. And I like those multi-hued leaf plates, too. I think I like them more than my solid rust-colored ones... Thanks for coming by to leave a comment!
~ Sue

The Tablescaper said...

Mimi:

Wonderful fall tablescape!

- The Tablescaper

Barbara said...

I know somewhere I knew someone with those dishes. They are so familiar. Such a pretty table for fall.

Sherry said...

Pretty little fall table. I really like the napkins. My grandmother had some dishes very similar to these. Takes me back to her house.
Sherry

Cabin and Cottage said...

I have a few of these dishes too, and I just want to eat up the cups I love them so much! YUMMY! I am always wanting to do fall picnics with them. I love the candlelit scene on your table. Lovely!

Anita said...

Well, you know I love your Whitehall!! How can you tell the difference between Colony and Indiana Glass? Mine are two different kinds but I didn't think one might be Colony. I love your whole table! Love that china too!!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Those iced tea glasses are so beautiful and I love how you arranged your napkin -- just a lovely warm and inviting fall table. Joni

Jacqueline said...

Mimi, this is so pretty. I just love those heavy, heavy glasses. The color is gorgeous and they appear to be huge. What a pretty fall table.

Komali Nunna said...

Beautiful fallscape, Mimi. Perfect pattern for fall.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Hi Mimi,
I love your wheat dishes..very pretty...love that the inside of the cup is colored. Your amber glasses are pretty too! Just a perfect fall table! Thank you for sharing!

Celly B said...

I love your table! Those cups are just great! I agree that it is more fun to collect china piece by piece, and makes for a more interesting table, too. Thanks for sharing yours!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Am drooling with your leaf plates.

Yes, it's amazing beautiful when autumn comes. Lovely colours. Love the earthy tone. Fab...

Happy TS, Mim...
/chie

Janean said...

those dishes are so cool! i adore the cups!!!!!

your table is lovely. :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Isn't Diann just a sweetie!! I am loving the dishes AND the table you set with them :)

Blessings!
Gail

xinex said...

Love the vinatge fiftyish dinnerware, Mimi. Love the colors too! Thanks to your birthday greetings to my son....Christine

Alycia Nichols said...

I do like how the inside of the cups are that wonderful color! Very different!

Jo said...

Once again I'm blown away with your beautiful dishes.WOW!
Love the "fall wheat" pattern.
Thanks for visiting LazyonLoblolly and your comment is so appreiciated.
-Jo
-LazyonLoblolly

Entertaining Women said...

This table brings back memories from my childhood. I thoroughly enjoyed the moment. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

lulumusing said...

You've made Texas look very fallish. It sounds like temperatures there have been very pleasant lately so you are in keeping with the season.

Sandy said...

Mimi, Thanks for visiting! Loved those dishes, my Grandmother had some that looked like that when I was growing up. The blue and gold color looked beautiful together.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Sandy

Auntie E said...

beautiful settings. You inspired me to get started.
My Ruby Tuesday link for for

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Mimi, I remember that pattern from years ago, I think my Mom or my Aunt had a plate or saucer... looks lovely, thanks for sharing!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A very pretty fall tablescape! Beautiful colors!

Katherine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Mimi, I love your pretty wheat china. The inside of the cups are a wonderful fall color!
The leaves are certainly flying on your Autumn tablescape!
Yvonne

Nancy said...

Love the napkins! I have those glasses in green...I've probably told you that before...or you told me! lol Can't remember. Love your fall table, Mimi!

Nancy