Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blue and Gold

Join me for some blue and gold hues of fall.
today I mixed my love of blue and white with the
golden hues of early fall

I used some amber glass as well as brown drip wear.

The mix ended up going nicely together.

I like to use my fish knife rests and my frog placecard holders

when I'm using my blue and white plates.

I thought the brown bowls ended the layering nicely.

Here's the layering break down:

First new chargers from One Kings Lane.

Then dinner plates from Meijer.

Then amber glass dinner plates from ebay.

Then blue and white antique plates from DH,

which are slightly smaller than the Meijer version.

Then Japanese plates (with matching small dishes) from ebay

I liked the golden touch in the center of the flower.

Then the brown dripware bowls on top from my Mom.

Some carpet balls from Christmas Tree Shops,

faux leaf garland and sugar fruit are in the center.

These spode napkin rings and salt & pepper were a gift from my Aunt.

I would use these dishes for butter pats, but I'm sure that's not their intended purpose.

A close up of the fruit purchased a dollar tree

and the wave edging of the compote

purchased at an antique store in Cadiz.

Napkins & placemats (same) -Ebay

Flatware -Target

Hope you enjoyed!

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Buffet

Since Friday is the first day of fall, I thought I'd spruce up the buffet.
I used my leaf runner as a base.

Anchored each end with blue urns.

Then added a few fall touches.

My new candy container found on ebay -love Mr. Squirrel

A few more pumpkins and my owl pitcher

Along with these Japanese plates.

Mr Squirrel will make it to a tabletop soon
I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch; Marty at A Stroll Thru Life;

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lenox Sale

Wanted to share this unbelievable deal at I received via email today. If you are a collector of red or looking for a unique holiday gift this would be great for you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Plum Crazy

Thanks for joining me! This tablescape all started when this autumn arrangement arrived at my office yesterday.
No it's not my Birthday or Anniversary.
The card read "I'm plum crazy about you~thought these would make a beeutiful tablescape this week" Mr B. Yes he's a keeper. I had another table in mind, but postponed

that idea so I could creative the setting above for Mr. B to join me for a lovely dinner on the porch.

No time to go out and get anything I was "shopping" the house.
I tried to marry all the colors in the bouquet.
A silk pashmina from my sister for my last Birthday was the base.
And these mallard duck salt and peppers seem to fit in swimmingly.Green plates and glasses.
And green candles in the lanterns.
Here's the plum vase for which this post is named.
Lovely colors of purple, orange and green.
I love the paisely and plaid in the pattern (say that five times)
looks very early fall . . . beautiful detail with fringe at the bottom of the scarf.

Hope you enjoy your day!

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday

and Cindy at Romantic Home for Show N Tell Friday.