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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

From Summer To Fall

I have been wanting to do a bright cheerful table so this is my transition from summer to fall table!

I bought this never been used embroidered tablecloth with matching napkins (which I didn't use today) at the very end of fall last year from Goodwill for $1.99 and napkins 59¢ each. I have been itching to use it. The pattern has been embroidered around the edges of the tablecloth, also. I pulled the orange and turquoise, two of the brightest colors, with a little of the autumn gold for the main colors. I kept the dishes to a bare minimum with such vibrant colors...simple is so much better in this case!




I used two solid colored napkins, bright orange and turquoise with beaded napkin rings, a gift from my friend Kathleen (Cuisine Kathleen). If you have never visited her fun blog, you really should take a moment to do so.


The buttercream charger is Pottery Barn Sausalito, the orange dinner plate is Better Homes & Gardens from WalMart.


The stemware is Noritake Sweet Swirl in aqua.


The centerpiece is a beautiful tureen given to me by our friends Paul and Denise. It is cream with an orange and brown transferware pattern. There is no backstamp on the bottom, so I have no way of knowing the maker or pattern. It has colors perfect for autumn.


I couldn't decide on candles or candle holders. First I tried large chunky black candle holders with pumpkin pillars, but felt they were too heavy for the table. Next I tried glass holders with aqua tapers, didn't like that, ended up with the glass holders and pumpkin pillars.





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Thank you for taking the time to visit with me this week...y'all know I appreciate each visit and comment. Hope to see you again, next week.

I will be joining Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday, The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday and The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.

45 comments:

Babs said...

Marigene, What a fabulous buy at GW. The orange and turquoise plates really show off your beautiful tablecloth. Your setting is perfect for this time of year...or any time of year. :)
Very pretty.
Babs

Anonymous said...

I love how you showed the tablecloth first so we could see the beautiful stitching. Thank you for sharing your fabulous talent with us weekly. love, bbb

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
This tablecloth with it's embrodiery is beautiful!!!The stemware helps pull the entire design together! Always, dear friend, you set such a beautiful tablescape!
Fondly,
Pat

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love this tablecloth Marigene! What a find. You picked just the right colors to highlight the embroidery! Beautiful Tureen also! Another of your fabulous tablescapes!
hugs,
Linda

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty, Marigene! And I agree, Kathleen has a very fun blog, it was a lovely gift :) I love the glasses!

Anonymous said...

i just love the orange, gold and turquoise together.......the table cloth is pretty but the plates, napkins and glasses are perfect!
love ya,
judy

Anonymous said...

Another great work of art! The tablecloth is perfect but the aqua glasses are my favorite. I look forward each week to see what you'll come up with next.
LY,
Delma

Tim Gronek said...

I like the tablecloth and the stitching. Your tables always seem to make me smile. I would love to dine with you someday at one of these tables. Hugs!

bj said...

uMMM...great buy.
Everything looks so pretty.:)

Monica said...

Great buy on the tablecloth. It's gorgeous and so are the glasses. It all looks great.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous tabletopper! You've taken so long to use it?! and a$1,99??!!
I love your tablescape, it looks beautiful. The napkin rings from Kathleen are great there too! Love the orange-turqouise plates, the contrast is terrific! Hugs, FABBY

Anonymous said...

I love those colors! The orange and turquoise are wonderful!
Connie D

podso said...

Marigene, your tablescape is delightful! I would never have thought of aqua and orange but it looks good- and festive and yes, welcome to fall! I have a tablecloth similar to this I got for a wedding present. It actually was made by my friend's mom. Still use it!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That tureen is gorgeous! I love the wheat on the tablecloth and the way you pulled out colors that were unexpected. Very pretty!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The cloth is gorgeous!

Beautiful table!

Kathleen said...

What a gorgeous tureen, you tureen queen, you!
I have seen those plates at PB too.
Of course I love the tablecloth, someone worked very hard on that, and the glassware is so pretty!
The napkin rings found a good home with you. I am giving some more of them away to welcome Fall, which arrives NEXT week! :)
Beautiful table, Marigene, now put some baked goods out there too!
And thank you for your kind mention, how sweet of you!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marigene, the orange and turquoise plates look wonderful with your beautiful tablecloth. The embroidery on the table is so lovely. Kathleen is very generous, and will be pleased to see that you are enjoying the gift.

Marlis said...

Love your tablecloth.. what delicate and lovely stitching. Your table looks wonderful with your pretty dishes. xo marlis

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your gorgeous tablecloth with all the beautiful stitching !!
Your plates setting is perfect for your Tablescape.. you did a great job putting it all together sweet lady. I hope you can come over and see my fall post.
XXOO Diane

xinex said...

Very pretty table, Marigene. I like your candles. The tablecloth is pretty too and I love your tureen. I bought something similar from Richard's store and I can't wait to see it...Christine

Elaine said...

Very pretty tablecloth! And I LOVE the aqua glasses! Thanks for sharing your beautiful table!

Mary said...

What a beautiful tureen! I adore your embroidered cloth~ perfect for this time of year!

lulumusing said...

I am crazy about the turquoise and orange and how you have used it with very traditional pieces. How are you faring with the heat and drought?

Martha said...

A pretty table and I love the tablecloth and napkins -- what a great buy! Love the colors you pulled out of the tablecloth to set your table!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful tablecloth -- a real treasure. I love the aqua you added into the colors. A perfect compliment.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Marigene, I love your tablecloth. Your tablesetting is beautiful for this time of years. Love the color of your goblets, what a fun color. hugs ~lynne~

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Marigene, your table is lovely. I love, love the tureen. So pretty!

Barb

Alycia Nichols said...

Love the aqua incorporated into it all! Makes for a very fresh fall tablescape!!! I think you made the right choice with the glass candlesticks. With that delicate embroidery, it just seems right. You have VERY nice friends who gift you with things like that tureen!!! That bad boy is rockin' for fall!!! I still would like to know how so many people are able to find good stuff at GW. I have yet to find even ONE thing there!!!

Scribbler said...

Hi Marigene, thanks for visiting. What a find your new tablecloth is. I love how you were able to put such a beautiful composition together pulling the colors from it -- terrific!

Jo's This and That said...

The tablecloth is beautiful.Your tablescape is great.love the dishies.Thanks for sharing.

Lizabeth said...

That is a beautiful tablecloth and the detail is perfect for fall. I can't believe the price you got it for- that is amazing! Your Noritake stemware is very pretty- they make such nice glassware! The tureen is really a keeper! Nice gift!

Betty said...

Hi
I love your tablecloth. I love to thrift shop too. Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner. I will be back.
xo
Betty

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The work that went into that tablecloth! I remember my sore fingers when I used to do a lot of that. Could never seem to use a thimble...which used to upset my Grandma. Your table is just lovey.
It helps get me in the mood to decorate and heaven only knows I needed this shove!!

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Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love those colors together...wouldn't have though of it...beautiful tablecloth!!

Entertaining Women said...

I'm always enchanted by vintage embroidered cloths. Yours is gorgeous. I think that you chose the perfect colors with the turquoise and coral. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

A Perfect Setting said...

Oh wow, you got a terrific buy at GW!! That tablecloth is gorgeous. I love that you kept your table simple to showcase the lovely work in the cloth, and your tureen is really beautiful. I have those Noritake stems in a pink color!! Thanks for visiting with me, I appreciate your kind comments.

Debbie said...

Your table looks wonderful! I love the colors you brought together.
So nice for the season.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, I love your new tablecloth! So much detail and work for $1.99:@)

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the color combination. It's says fresh and modern, but warm and inviting. Great "NEW" fall look!
Patti

The French Hutch said...

Your tablecloth is a treasure, it is just lovely. The embroidery has such pretty colors too. I think your tablescape looks beautiful. You do have an eye for pulling it together. Thanks for sharing this with us.

~Emily
The French Hutch

The Tablescaper said...

What a gorgeous tablecloth. I was with Kathleen when she got those napkin rings. I got them to!!! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

the cape on the corner said...

i don't know what it is, but i think this tablecloth is fabulous! what a wonderful find!

Diann said...

Oh, that tablecloth is gorgeous! The whole table looks great. The colors are wonderful. Thanks for joining TTF and have a fun week!

PLANO DIVA said...

OOOOOHHHHHH I have never seen the Lenox plates in your header anywhere. I have a set that was passed down from my Aunt. I would be interested in knowing more about your set.