Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers sent on the recent death of my nephew, Jeremy...we were all very touched that people we don't know would care enough to send their condolences. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I hurried around this morning to get a post done in time for Halloween...barely got this one in under the wire.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Taking Time Off

I will be taking some time away from here due to the unexpected death of my 38 year old nephew. I will be spending lots of time with my sister. I will try to catch up with all of you in a few weeks.

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