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Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Table For The Squirrels!


The inspiration for this table...the squirrel salad plates I found at WalMart. My daughter loves squirrels. First they fell into the cart and later they jumped onto the table. I tried to find nuts in the shell, but none of the stores in the area have them in, yet.


I also found a burlap runner that I thought would be perfect for this particular tablescape. I am not crazy about burlap at all, it stinks, is itchy and just not my "thing"! It reminds me of the chickens we raised when my kids were small...they were stinky, mean hens!



 The squirrels are the star of the table so I kept the place settings very simple. Starting with a black woven charger I added a mocha Gracious Goods dinner plates and then the BH&G squirrel plate. They are part of the Heritage Collection. I saw red fox plates, but there were only a couple, so I passed on them. One year I traipsed all over the countryside trying to find enough plates to do a placesetting of another pattern...not fun.


The stemware is a brown Noritake Provincial water goblet.


I can't help myself...the flatware is Oxford Hall Fashion Wear in white. In real life it is a cream color, possibly from age or maybe it really was a creamy white to begin with.


The napkins are a plain chocolate with a beige/white gingham checkered one inside. The napkin fold is called a shield, I folded down the brown lower point as I used two napkins instead of the usual one.






This centerpiece was fun to build...starting with a large woven handled tray (that I use when I serve pizza, perfect size for one of my stones), candles, metal candle holder, mini pumpkins, several squirrels in different sizes, an owl, a pair of quail, real and faux maple leaves.


Thanks for visiting today...hope you will return next time.

I will be joining
Table It/Rustic & Refined
What's It Wednesday/Ivy and Elephants
What We Accomplished Wednesday/Green Willow Pond
Fabulous Friday/Simple Nature Decor

Squirrel Plates/burlap runner-WalMart
Mocha plates/napkins/candles/candle holders/tall squirrel in front of wire candle holder/owl, handled tray-Savers
Quail-ARC Thrift Store
Squirrels/TJMaxx
Flatware-eBay

39 comments:

kitty said...

Hi Marigene,
I love your Fall table, inspired by the squirrel plates. Aren't those plates adorable?? Your centerpiece looks so pretty and I love the napkin fold.
p.s. I'm not sure if you see my comments because they always come back to my email as a failed message. :-(

Anonymous said...

Oh my, a Sunday surprise....another wonderful tablescape. I might have to steal that owl for my mother. She has a huge collection. bbb

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your tablescape is so pretty. You really nailed it - it's perfect for all your little critters - great job. Thanks for sharing.
Mary

Denise Marie said...

great fall table!!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

That is an amazing table Marigene. Autumn gives such inspirational ideas and you have certainly embraced these. Gorgeous! Have a great week x

Kathleen said...

That is a fun table! I should have sent you those little squirrel baskets I used for the last challenge! Love the way you did the napkins. The centerpiece is wonderful!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Marigene -- this is a fabulous and fun table setting! LOVE it. Especially love the squirrel plates --I had no idea you could get those at WalMart. Wowser. I may have to check this out ... squirrels are really popular around here, but more so with my dogs!
Cass

Shelia said...

Your table is marvelous! Love your cute centerpiece and the little squirrel plates are darling! You've done a beautiful job. Thanks for popping in to see me.Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

This is precious...I LOVE the detail. I have a love/hate relationship with squirrels but I have to admit they are cute.

I am practicing napkins folds, I love this one. Very pretty fall table, Mari!

Jane xx

xinex said...

Beautiful table as usual, Marigene! I bought 2 squirrel and 2 fox plates from Walmart in Natchez but did not get a chance to use them since I am in FL. I love how you used all those squirrels.....Christine

Sarah said...

Marigene, this is darling! Funny, I have a few faux squirrels that I have sitting around, but the real ones that wreck my garden and patio furniture cushions are not in my good graces. '-)
All the same, I adore your cute tablescape.

Christine Graves said...

That is so darn cute!! Love your table and those squirrel plates are just adorable.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is so squirrley and I LOVE it. The centerpiece is fantastic! I love the critters, leaves and textures. You one again have done a gorgeous table.

Hugs,
Linda

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The squirrel centerpiece is awesome, Marigene. You are one of the greatest and talented tablescapers in blog land! (I should go and get squirrels, lol)
The squirrel plates are adorable and perfect. I also think squirrels are darlings, like your DD. Love it all!
Have a lovely week.
FABBY

Betty said...

This is delightful - I would love to have this table setting in my house!

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
This table for the squirrels is full of frisky fun, dear friend!!!
I adored all the nature elements and the blend of textures!!! Love the squirrel plates!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Dana S. said...

So cute. Even though the colors are traditional (which I love) adding the cute animals is new and adorable. Kids would enjoy the fun of this setting as much as the adults.

Meike ° eat in my kitchen said...

I love your fall table, especially the squirrels! Have a great week Marigene! Meike xx

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

The squirrel plates are darling and your whole table looks great!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

What a fun tablescape…a sweet gathering of woodland friends.

Linda said...

Very beautiful and creative!

The French Hutch said...

Marigene, All of these squirll critters are perfectly adorable! I love the centerpiece and the squirll plates. They would have hopped right into my cart too. I couldn't agree more about burlap, I love the way it looks but as soon as I start working with it I start sneezing, so I use it outside. I sure got a few chuckles reading about your chickens!
Happy November........

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What a fun and appropriate table setting for fall! The squirrel theme is darling. I love those white plates and the double napkins. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
Blessings, Deborah

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Those squirrel plates are a hoot, Marigene. I have a love/hate relationship with them but they are cute. Lovely table!

Lulu said...

We've been on the road making our way back to Houston, so I'm behind on blog stuff. I'm sure glad I didn't miss yours. It is so fun and you know that's what I like!

Lulu said...

We've been on the road making our way back to Houston, so I'm behind on blog stuff. I'm sure glad I didn't miss yours. It is so fun and you know that's what I like!

Thriftanista in the City said...

How adorable. Loving the squirrel centerpiece. I have no tablescape skills at all. I love it!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Very cute table, and so full of natural
elements, cute squirrel plates, and
loved the way you did the napkins.
Happy Thanksgiving early........
blessings, Nellie

Maria Brittis said...

I want those green vintage dishes in your post! Love if you share these pretty posts on Fabulous Friday Party
Thanks Maria
http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-partyget-inspired/

chateau chic said...

Love your tablescape full of fall fun!! Cute squirrels.
Mary Alice

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is absolutely adorable! I haven't seen those squirrel plates - so cute! Great job on the whole 'scape! Funny about the burlap and the mean hens! LOL! Love the napkin fold!

Katherine

Dee M said...

I love your table, Marigene. It really looks like fall, and those little squirrels are just adorable! :)

Mary said...

Marigene, Your centerpiece is so FUN and I love your table and squirrel plates! Love your napkin fold and What great looking flatware too! I couldn't resist picking up a set of 4 owl plates from Walmart recently :)

Rosemary-Thyme said...

Now this is a fun and festive table Marigene. Those squirrel platest are adorable. And the baking is very elegant.

Thanks for visiting me today. I do appreciate your visits.

Wishing you a great weekend.

Janet

Treat and Trick said...

Gorgeous! I just love the way you did, thanks for sharing those wonderful ideas...

thepaintedapron.com said...

Adorable Marigene! I'm so glad I saw this featured at Rustic and Refined because I missed it before~ your woodland setting reminds me of a Disney film! So cute!
Jenna

Maria Brittis said...

Just stopping by to admire your blog again, thanks for stopping by my party
Maria

Parsimonious Perfection said...

I adore those squirrels in your centerpiece!!! I almost bought some just the other day from HomeGoods...so cute!! They pair wonderfully with your plates! :)

Maria Brittis said...

Love the table ideas you shared at my last party, hope you can come to my next party this Friday
thanks
Maria