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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Harvest Time



I had completely forgotten this was a themed challenged this week at Cuisine Kathleen's. The only fresh things on hand were mangoes, apples and and a handful of sick looking key limes. I don't get fresh veggies until Thursday at the farmers market.

I had my friend SueZ and her sweet mother, Norma, over for lunch today. Sue brought me a beautiful pottery compote and pitcher. The sad looking fruit sure doesn't do justice to the beautiful compote, but I wanted to use it.




The gorgeous tablecloth is one I bought from Linda at A La Carte quite some time ago. It has quite a bit of blue in the embroidery so I hoped it would pick up on the blue of the compote.

The chargers, actually over-sized dinner plates are from Pottery Barn. The dinner plate is Wedgwood's Golden Ivy. I topped that with a brown pottery bowl. Everything was kept very simple.




The glassware is Noritake Provincial.



The napkins are a loose weave linen in a light beige with woven napkin rings from World Market. I also used the champagne handled flatware also from World Market.








Thanks for your visit this week...it is very much appreciated.

I will join a few parties, hope you will check them out also. You never know, you may find something of great interest...I know I do each week!

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The Tablescaper/Seasonal Sundays

Thanks for hosting each week, ladies.

29 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful Marigene. I love the texture of the dinner plate. Good idea using the oversized plates as chargers.

kitty said...

Marigene, that tablecloth is so pretty and I love how you coordinated everything.

Mary said...

Marigene~ Your Wedgwood Golden Ivy plates are beautiful for fall or the holidays! I love your embroidered cloth too :)

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the beginning of Fall....(it feels like it here). Very inviting/cozy-looking. Save me a seat, I'll be over for dinner.
LY,
Delma

Anonymous said...

This week's table has nice, earthy colors.....i love the pottery bowl and the plate under it.....makes me think of autumn, which begins in just 3 days!
love you,
jude

Diann said...

That table cloth really is lovely. Beautiful embroidery work! Everything looks very pretty. I love those dishes! Thanks for joining TTF this week and I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene I love how the tablecloth looks on your table! Love your new compote and pitcher, such a pretty shade of blue. The large plates make a great charger. Once again you've set a very pretty table! Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tablescape. Really love how you did the napkins. bbb

Deb said...

This post is an eye-catcher. Love your table, the beautiful table-cloth and those stunning plates. So gorgeous. I am going back to take a look at all those white tureens again. Love, love, love. Deb (Ontario, Canada)

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful gift, I love the compote dish, so pretty! Very pretty table, perfect for the season :)

xinex said...

What a beautiful embroidered tablecloth, Marigene! I love all the colors you put together here....Christine

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Marigene! I don't think Kathleen's theme party is until next week. I get turned around, too, about when parties are taking place. I am not as organized in my brain as I used to be. :-( Meanwhile, your so-called "sad" (which it really isn't!) fruit works out just fine in representing the bounty of harvest time. You and I are both Midwesterners, so we know all about harvest, don't we? :-) Oh...here's a thought: If you think your fruit looks sad in the bowl, just think of this as a table representing the drought! :-) See? There's always a silver lining in every cloud! :-) That IS a pretty bowl. Nice friend! It looks great on your table with all the other decorative accouterments. Very nice!

Barbara F. said...

I love this table, I remember that cloth that Linda found. Beautiful and tedious cross stitching work. I love the Wedgewood dishes, perfect for fall. xo

Lulu said...

I like the thoughtfulness of your table and the way the pottery contrasts with your beautiful plates" your friends were lucky to sit at your table.

suzyq said...

I spy with my little eye.....some beautiful white soup tureens!! Oh my goodness they are wonderful. You think your fruit looks pretty yucky...well you should see mine!! This is what happens when you live on a farm!!
Suzyq

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love your embroidered cloth! You must have received compliments on your beautiful table from your guests. Their gift is perfect for you.

Entertaining Women said...

I love it when we do things to honor mothers. I know that your friend's mom loved being included in your luncheon plans. The Wedgwood plates are so beautiful. I think that they must be wonderful for designs that go from casual to formal. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I like your new pieces! Very nice as always!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sweetie,
Such a lovely table. In love the embroidered cloth. Girl you are way ahead of me in the collection of tureens. So far I have 3.
Love the purple and teal in the last post too. Have a wonderful weekend.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
I enjoy seeing your tureens in the background...sorry, but I got distracted today! Lovely tablecloth, dear one! I adore the use of oversized dinner plates as chargers! Those glasses are stunning...I've been thinking of new stemware and I saw those same flatware pieces at our World Market...great choice! Thanks for this Autumnal tablescape!
Fondly,
Pat

Kathleen said...

How pretty! Love the handled bowls. Your gift is lovely.
The dishes are great!
Bet they loved being pampered at this delightful table!
Now think of something for next week! :)

Pat said...

That tablecloth just pulls it all together. What a nice find. Like that plate combo too.

Sarah said...

Beautiful embroidered cloth, and it looks great with the amber glassware and the Wedgwood Golden Ivy.

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful brown goblets. Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful Marigene. That is gorgeous texture in the dinner plate and the cloth is lovely too. Have a good week.

Gina said...

Lovely fall harvest table! The tablecloth is so pretty!

A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love your tablecloth and your dishes are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Sue Z says...
Marigene,
How nice it was for you to invite my mom and I to have lunch with you and Howard. The meal was very yummy! You know the saying "Time is never long enough between friends" It seemed like we just got there and it was time to leave! I love looking each week at the table settings you create. And everyone...the website does not do the table settings justice. They are truly gorgeous.

Sue said...

Your white ironstone tureens are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!
love the color of the goblets and such a pretty tablecloth you got from Miss Linda....Thanks also for stopping back at the blog...I am very happy to be blogging again....things were getting boring trying to entertain the Boss... The man just eats all day long....