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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Last Of Fall Has Arrived



My favorite time of the week is once again here, Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to stop by Between Naps On The Porch to see what all the talented ladies and gentlemen have put together this week. Thank you once again for hosting, Susan.

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This is my last table for the fall season, then on to Christmas and Cuisine Kathleen's Christmas/Winter White Event on December 15, 2010. Hope everyone will join her.

While at Walmart a few weeks ago I saw some really lovely fall plates, but didn't buy them at that time. Can you all believe that?! I hoped there would be a sale and that there would be four left. Well, they went on sale but there were only three left, so I snatched them up. While at another store I found the fourth one. By then the dinner plates were also on sale, so I picked up four.





In my stash I knew I had napkins that would be perfect with the shade of purple in the plates.



The water glasses are some I have had for quite awhile and also were a good purple match. Not wanting purple overkill, I used a clear wine stem.





The place setting is rather pretty, don't you think? Well, maybe the pale lavender tablecloth isn't the best of choices, the roses really show up in the photos, but I wanted to stick with purples.



The candlesticks are some I found at TJMaxx. I tried short cream candles but decided to go with the taller purple ones. Cream or purple, what's your opinion?









A bird's eye view.



A little candlelight.





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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Table cloth-Goodwill
Napkins- Savers
Sterling flatware-Oneida Afterglow 1956
Dinner/salad plates-Better Homes & Gardens from Walmart
Water glass-TJMaxx
Clear Wine-Savers
Candlesticks-TJMaxx
Votive holders-Goodwill and ARC Thrift Stores
Faux Bouquet-I made it last year

65 comments:

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I like all the plates on each other like that - and with those gorgeous napkins peeping from underneath.

Sarahx

Dishesdone said...

very pretty! Glad you were able to find the fourth, and then some :) Those napkins reminds me of the dishes you sent to Kathleen?

Jo said...

Lovely...so pretty.
-Jo
-LazyonLoblolly

Anonymous said...

WOW!!...what a beautiful table...the flower centerpiece is gorgeous...and the purples and oranges set it all off.....
judy

Annie said...

Very, very pretty I am a purple fan! But I miss the kitty on your banner :)

Miss Merry said...

Your plates are awesome! Don't you hate it when you wait for a sale and then someone already bought the item. But how lucky to find your fourth at another store. I think the purple is such a sophisticated autumn color. Your table is gorgeous!

Melissa Miller said...

It looks beautiful Mimi!

Happy Thanksgiving!
~Melissa :)

From the Kitchen said...

I'd certainly like to sit down at your lovely table! I'm still deciding on what our Thanksgiving table will look like--as well as what to put on it.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Best,
Bonnie

Anonymous said...

Very Nice!

Magic

Pam said...

I never think of purple for fall, but it looks so pretty on your table. Those water glasses are gorgeous too!

Sarah said...

Lovely! Those plates are a gorgeous color and the little acorns are calling out to me. LOL
Guess I did my last fall tablescape for the season as well. We aren't hosting Thanksgiving here this year, but I wanted to set a table all the same. So just the two of us enjoyed a mini Thanksgiving meal last night.
Wishing you joyful abundance this season! ~ sarah

Marsha said...

I love those walmart plates and have been waiting for the clearance sale even though they are cheap to begin with, LOL!

Your tablescape is gorgeous and I like how you put the napkins between the plates as well.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What beautiful plates! I love how they look with the purple candles. Yes, after this week, we'll be seeing lots of winter/Christmas tables!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love the colors. Your table looks fabulous!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sweetie~ ~Thanks for stopping by. I love your new fall look and the flowers in your header. I have been eyeing up those dishes at Walmart too. Lucky you.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for you!
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Debbie said...

Mimi, so glad you were able to locate the fourth! The purple water glasses are so unique. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Every week I try to come up with something different to say about your gorgeous tablescapes. You have a wonderful talent and we are so lucky you share it with us. I love the color purple but think I like the shorter cream candles. Love from Vermont. Brenda

the passionate hairdresser said...

So, I'm sure you'll know what I'll be saying....LOVE IT!!!!!

bj said...

Now this is one beautiful THRIFTED tablescape. What an awesome job you did. It is gorgeous!!

Sonia said...

Oh I just love those plates! I got the white-leafed ones from Wally World. and only got two..but I like your purple ones better. I did manage to get 6 of those wonderful charger plates...you have set a gorgeous and rich looking table! Love your color combination and that purple just gives it such a pop of unexpected color! BEautiful tablescape. The centerpiece is so pretty too! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Bloomers

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the purple! What gorgeous plates and glad you found all 4! I like the purple candles, it carries the color up. The napkins are perfect with this as are the water glasses. Nice!!

Karena said...

Fabulous tablescape!! Love the color palette!

Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Sweetladyelaine said...

Mimi,
Thanks for stopping by...Tablescape Thursday is my favorite too, even when I don't set a table!
I really like the Walmart plates...purple. A new color for the table for me but I like it!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ilene said...

So pretty!

Too pretty to mess up with food!

Hugs, Ilene

Marlis said...

I loved those dishes too. but talked myself out of them. They look wonderful on your table. The napkins are perfect with them. Happy Thanksgivings.

Rettabug said...

Such lovely, rich colors! I snatched up several of the cream colored plates that match your purple ones. I think I like YOURS better! LOL They were all very pretty!

I hope you have a wonderful T'day...don't eat too much pie!!

Jacqueline said...

I bought the same lovely purple plates and salad plates although I couldn't get quite enough salad plates, they went fast. Yours look so lovely, wish I could have gotten more. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

xinex said...

This is really pretty, glad you got the dishes on sale and snatched them up. I am with the purple candle. The lilac tablecloth works too!...Christine

Caroline said...

Very nice tablescape....I love your colors. They go very well together.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

LOL! Funny we both posted the purple on the same day! I think we are going to have a lot of fun with these pretty dishes! Love the color combination you used! I think I like the purple candles best.

How much were they on sale for at Walmart? (Maybe I don't want to know! Groan!!) I was afraid they would be gone if I didn't get them when I did (about a month ago!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Katherine

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Marigene, you were very clever and lucky to find those pretty dishes on sale-and of course how could you leave the dinner plates behind when you found them too!! The purple is so pretty on the table. Have a wonderful thanksgiving. Linda

vignette design said...

Love those plates. And I must have those amethyst goblets! What a gorgeous table!

lulumusing said...

You continue to amaze me with the things you find. You must have enough now to open your own store. Be sure to let me know when that happens so I can shop there! Mimi, have a most wonderful Thanksgiving. I am grateful for what you share each week.

Cabin and Cottage said...

Such pretty festive plates! Your centerpiece is perfect for them! I prefer the purple candles, and I think your tablecloth is sensational. Thanks so much for your visits, Mimi! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Jacqueline

Sherry said...

Mimi,
That is just really pretty! I like the Better H & G plates. I like all their stuff at WM. The napkins were perfect with this. They really make the place setting pop. You just outdid yourself, it is such a pretty table and the surprise of purple with all of the other fall colors is just so attractive. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Sherry

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Mimi...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! My friend, you have set a beautiful Thanksgiving/autumn table! You know, I seen those pretty plum colored autumn plates at Walmart and nearly bought them. I ended up getting the same plates in the olive green! Ohhh...I really do love this pretty plum color with the pumpkin though! So rich and regal looking!!! You're right...your dinner napkins are perfect and I also love your pretty plum colored stemware!!! Did you do your floral arrangement? It's gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us...I sooo enjoyed it!

Warmest Thanksgiving wishes...
Chari @Happy To Design

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

I just love this color scheme! I saw those pretty floral plates at Walmart and admired them. You've shown them off beautifully on this lovely fall table. What great napkins, too!

Kathleen said...

That looks so pretty! I love the plates and those pale lav glasses are lovely. I think the cloth is fine with it!
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving, Marigene!

Diann said...

Just beautiful! Very pretty table today! I hope you and your family will have a wonderful thanksgiving!

xinme said...

Your table is lovely -- the dishes are awesome! I was going to ask if you'd made your centrepiece, then noticed you had -- I love the bullrushes in it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today:)

Komali Nunna said...

Beautiful table,Mimi. I am thankful that you are always there to leave me a kind note on my blog.
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

santamaker said...

What a pretty fall table! Thanks so much for dropping by my place. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Beverly said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Your table is so pretty. I love, love, love those plates. Gorgeous!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Fall things are going to be put away..and I am not ready to let them go. Your table is beautiful...just beautiful!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Mimi...I love this table. Purple is such a unexpected color in fall but so beautiful with the warm fall palette! You;ve set a stunning table :)

Blessings!
Gail

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty your purples are -- I never used to care much for purple, but I've grown to love it in some many lovley tablescapes -- I've even added a bit into my tabletop collections as well. I love those pretty plates you found -- your fall table looks fabulous!

Entertaining Women said...

Can't believe that you just happened to have the perfect purple napkins sitting in a drawer! I'm not sure if I have anything in purple. I do have some amethyst goblets being shipped...an ebay purchase. I like the purple candle on the cream candlestick. I wouldn't even have noticed the roses in the lavendar cloth if you hadn't mentioned them...you have a really good eye for detail! Great find on the plates! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Jenny Harris said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I love your purple table - very pretty! and an unusual departure from the normal browns/oranges/golds that are so often used at Thanksgiving. Very nice!

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

Beautiful! I love the purple glasses and the flowered plates!

Garden Girl said...

I love how you incorporated the purple! I would not have thought of that. It is very lovely and just whispers fall.

Envoy-ette said...

This is a passionate table that makes the viewer smile! Love the napkins you picked to go with those eye-popping plates!

Sherri Cassara said...

Isn't that the best when you are able to find what you wanted and more! The plates are perfect for Thanksgiving and you are right our glasses are very similar - I got mine at HomeGoods... probably are the same! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Thanksgiving ;)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I am "IN LOVE" with those plates!!! Your table is GORGEOUS and those plates compliment your centerpiece "PERFECT"!!! Have a wonderful long holiday weekend,
Hugs, Donna

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Mimi, Thank you for stopping by my blog.Your tablescape is gorgeous I like the Walmart plates beautiful, the purple candle on the cream candlestick looks so pretty on your table.
Very pretty!!!
XOX

Bonnie said...

Beautiful fall table. I must look at our Wal Mart and see if we have any plates left. I haven't been lately.

I love your purple goblets. They are so elegant. Your arrangement is lovely and pulls all your elements together so nicely.

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Sending a sweet hello to you from Frog Hollow Farm! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I just love the purple in your tablescape - just love, love love it! Everything worked so well together and I loved how you eventually did find those dishes on sale! Well done! Ciao, bella!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your Thanksgiving Tablescapes you have put together for this day of Family and Friends. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescape for Thanksgiving ~~You have a Great Day.

Splurgie said...

You're an excellent bargain hunter! I love purple in autumn. Your stemware is so pretty!

Tess said...

Mimi...

Thank you for stopping by my very LATE post.

Your table is gorgeous!!! Using purple with the autumal colors is fabulous and I love your centerpiece.

Hope you Thanksgiving was happy and wonderful!

Tess

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I adore your table colors and the mix of plaid with your plates. I hope you and yours had a fantastic Thanksgiving. hugs ~lynne~

Alycia Nichols said...

The purple is really beautiful and a wonderful departure from the "norm" that we have come to know as a Thanksgiving palette. I really love that purple stemware! I have been looking for just the right purple water glasses, but no luck so far. You hit the jackpot with those!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a beautiful fall tablescape! I love the centerpiece! Yes...I guess it's time to start the holiday tablescapes! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!...hugs...Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pretty table Mimi, and yes, I like the purple candles with your setting. What a great find those dishes were. They are so unique, and your napkins are perfect with them. laurie

Sherrie said...

I am always in awe of how easy you make your tablescapes look, because we both know how much time it takes. I am said to see November go, it means of course Christmas, but lots of snow. Hope you enjoy your day. By the way I am posting photos of my open house today for folks to see.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

My daughter screamed when she saw your adorable plates. With lilac? she can die for that colour.

What a fantastic TS you done today, Mims... Love it.

Hope you have a great day & have a pleasant day.

x0x0,
/chie