Wednesday, October 5, 2011

An Autumn Day

It's amazing how fast time flies!  It seems like yesterday that I was putting my daughter on the school bus, and this past week-end we moved her into her own apartment!  Luckily, she's only 20 short minutes away, and I'm sure we will still be spending lots of time with her.  Her apartment is beautiful, so much better than my first apartment, which I have tried desperately to forget.  Her bedroom is bigger than the one I have now, there's an updated kitchen, with brand new stainless appliances and granite.  We have had fun decorating it, and she shares it with three of her girlfriends.  I am excited for her, and I hope to share some of the pictures when everything is all finished.

I had a few hours yesterday to play, so I prepared a fall table with flowers from the yard (a few faux thrown in for good measure)! 
It was such a beautiful day!  Temperatures in the 70's and not one drop of rain--yea!!  So I took it outdoors, because in a few weeks I will be inside for a lonnnng time!

I used a Raymond Waites tablecloth, probably purchased at Marshalls or TJ Maxx, in fall colors.

I used flowers from the yard arranged in a wheelbarrow.

This cute guy has hydrangeas for hair, wish I had those curls!

I loved this shot, because you can see the sky!  Such a crisp, autumn day!

A burlap runner grounded the centerpiece.

A combination of rustic chargers, and fine china was used.

The top layer of china consists of a bowl and salad plate, which is Princess Anne, Signature Collection.  The green and gold are perfect fall colors.  This was my mother's china.
The next layer is a white and gold Limoge, which I won at an auction.
Last layer is Courtyard Gold by Lenox.
Not sure of the stemware patterns.

Napkin rings have a place to add a flower, in this case they are holding orange and gold faux flowers.

Candlesticks add a bit of bling.

Silverplate is Baroque by Godinger.

Looks a bit spooky at night~

Good night to all!  Thanks for stopping by!  I am looking forward to the weekend--my son is coming home from college and I haven't seen him since August!  Can't wait!  I appreciate your kind comments, and I look forward to visiting with you very soon!!


  1. Beautiful table. I like the china with the rustic chargers. Quite the fancy wheel barrow too!

    Robin Flies South

  2. Stunning autumn colours! Love the outdoor setting.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  3. Gorgeous table - I have the same silverplated flatware! I love how you have layered the china and combined with the rattan chargers.

  4. Very pretty setting...the tablecloth is gorgeous with the oranges, golds and greens so prevalent during the fall...this is my favorite time of year. I am in love with your curly headed guy!

  5. As you read in my blog, I just love switching things up inside and outside! Love the bling of the candlesticks, the contrast of formal dishware with casual chargers, and the gorgeous centerpiece. Maybe I'm projecting, but the expression on the man looks like he is sad the warm days are ending, too. :)

  6. The ladies head is a nice touch also the prisms on the candle holders, very un-expected. Get setting. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  7. Oh i love your mother's china.. It's exquisite. Your setting is so pretty with the pool and the blue sky as a backdrop.. those tall candlesticks are amazing.. as is the head.. Your table is a great success!!! xo marlis

  8. A beautiful table and setting! I love your china,candlesticks and tablecloth!
    Blessings My friend,

  9. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is Gorgeous as always.I also love your Mother's china..You have a great place out doors for a dinner party.
    I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

  10. I am so with you on this setting! Lots of color and texture...very nice! I love the Baroque flatware. Godinger has such pretty things in its inventory, and you helped bring them to life with this table!

  11. I love this!! I think it's beautiful in the day and with the candlelight. The tablecloth and place settings are both lovely, and I love the centerpiece.

    I hope only the very best for your daughter and her new apartment!

  12. Wow, I love your outdoor table. Everything about it is enchanting. I love the china and the flatware. Beautiful glassware. Very lovely.

    Jocelyn @

  13. What a beautiful cloth! The colors are amazing! Beautiful china, centerpiece, everything! And it looks so grand outside! The weather has been wonderful, but as you say, it is what comes later that bothers me!
    Have a great weekend with your son!

  14. It looks gorgeous. I love the centerpiece and the candlestick holders. Beautiful.

  15. You know that we are in total agreement about using the fine china with the rustic elements...and of course I love that you've used your mom's precious plates...the best! If your wheelbarrow ends up missing, it will be at my wonderful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

  16. Beauituful job! The tablecloth is the perfect colors and bringing it out doors shows it off beautifully! I love the Princess Anne, Signature china, those are my colors! I like the rustic mix with the fine china!

  17. Gorgeous table...your tablecloth is just beautiful and a perfect setting for your lovely china. So elegant, yet warm and perfect for fall. Enjoy your looks great!

  18. This table is wonderful -- especially for these last warm days to enjoy an outdoor setting. Fabulous selection of table linens and china.
    We saw Wicked last night -- Loved it even better than the last time we saw it....such a great show -- I know you'll have a wonderful time.

  19. A beautiful setting for a beautiful table! WoW! It's so inviting, warm but refreshing. Enjoy your few days of warmth!

  20. This is absolutely beautiful --especially the contrast of the fall colors by the blue pool.

  21. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful table setting. I enjoyed each and every picture especially the ones taken at night with the dramatic effect created by candle light. Loved how you used fine china with the golds and greens and blended with the rustic chargers.And the centerpiece is so gorgeous,it is the perfect accent for such an elegant atmosphere.The tablecloth mimic the colors of fall so beautifully and I like the flower napkin holder. Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm so glad you found me that allowed me to peek at your gorgeous tablescape. Happy Sunday!Hugs~Poppy