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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fall Tablescape

As always, Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch is kind enough to host another Tablescape Tuesday, so I thought I'd share my Fall Tablescape 2008. Now, as noted in an earlier entry, we are in DESPARATE need of some color on those walls, which I promise will be changed by my Fall Tablescape 2009, if I still have breath! And thank God it's Tablescape Tuesday, because if it were Foodescape Tuesday, well...I'd just have to escape because I'm not much of a cook (as you'll notice from the lack of food in my photos). Sorry that I forgot to light the candles for ya'll...please forgive! I found these cute little pilgrim salt & pepper shakers at the 1st Hallmark store in the area where I grew up in the 1980s. I think they're so sweet. The leaf plates came from Crate and Barrel, probably in the mid-to late 1990s. Still searching for the right chargers. The green plates are from one of the TJX/Home Goods/Marshall's stores & the silver passed down from a dear friend whose always with me in spirit. The runner is from Dollar Tree. :O) The glasses are a recent purchase from one of those Princess House parties & they have a lot of yummy pieces to match...but they're a tad $$! (Sorry, I couldn't pick a photo that I liked best...so I put all 4!)
The little squirrel tureen came from Goodwill on one of my recent trips. I call him Scooter McNutty. Isn't it weird that I've named him?, but it reminds me of a book (I think it was a Golden one) I use to read TK. I can't remember the name of it. I found the pitcher at an antique store here last fall. I love the colors.
I hope you've enjoyed taking a look at my tablescape! Have Table-scape-a-licious Day!

34 comments:

ceekay said...

Lovely fall table. I love the squirrel soup tureen. Perfect!

Chris said...

Love your photos, it won't be long before there's turkey on that table.

Hugs,
Chris

bj said...

A beautiful table...your tureen is so pretty and I love your dishes.

Stacey said...

Scooter McNutty is perfect! I like your whole room!

Bo said...

Hi Tar...oh, oh, oh what a pretty tablescape...didn't even notice any walls..haha. I love that your collection has evolved over time and you have so many one of a kind pieces...makes for such an interesting table. ;-) Bo

ann said...

OH--I LOVE YOUR SQUIRREL TOREEN AND THAT AWESOME PITCHER...ANN

Lynette said...

Everything looks so pretty - I'm with everyone else - loved the little squirrel and beautiful pitcher! Everything is so festive - it won't be long before there is real food on that table! You did a great job. I'm going to have to take the plunge soon and join in the fun.
Lynette

Kristen said...

Looking good! I like your style.

Liz said...

What a pretty blog you have! Your table is lovely as well. You have so many wonderful fall pieces. I collect bargains and keep them too.

~Liz~

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Loved your fall table Tar...it looks beautiful! And how gorgeous is that pitcher? What a find!

BTW it is kinda weird to name the tureen ;oP but if you gotta name it, you picked a good one. LOL

ellen b said...

What a great fall table you have put together. The tureen is so fun and a great find! I love shopping at thrift stores and finding treasures. Love the dishes...

Shelia said...

Oh, what a beautiful table you've set! Love your mix of dishes!! That tureen is darling as well as your antique pitcher. Beauty beauty beauty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Fellow NC lady! Thank you for visiting today and your kindness. Love your table as well. The pilgrims are adorable and the soup tureen..stunning color. Please come visit me anytime. You're always Welcome.~Warmly, Melissa

Myrna said...

I'm with you...I'd MUCH rather decorate the table than cook the meal!
You did a lovely job on your fall tablescape!

Miss Janice said...

You were too sweet to visit my blog. I don't advertise in Southern Lady--yet! I love your tablescape and your dining room. I am going to have a lot of fun visiting your blog!
Miss Janice

santamaker said...

Very pretty! Looks like you're ready for Thanksgiving! I have that big nut with the squirrel on top too!
Must be a sign....hmmm what could that mean?

squawmama said...

I loved this tablescape... I just love the holidays and all the fun in decorating and of course all the FOOD!... Thanks for the great post and Happy Voting Day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Glenda said...

The decorative fruit on the table looks as if it is covered with ice or frost. Just gorgeous.
That nut looks big enough to feed Scooter McNutty most of the Winter. What a wonderful find.
Totally lovely dining room.

laurie said...

Beautiful table. I have those same salt and pepper shakers. I love Sooter McNutty! All of the Fall colors look so pretty on your table. laurie

salmagundi said...

I love it all - especially those leaf plates and the soup tureen. Looks like Thanksgiving can't be too far away. Sally

Carrie said...

It's great how you blended the various details into a fall tablescape.

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Beautiful fall tablescape! Scooter is adorable and that pitcher is perfect with your table...love it all! :-) You crack me up about the walls. I've been planning on painting beneath my chair rail forever and it just doesn't seem to be happening! :-) Susan

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Lovely tablescape! I've never done one! Maybe one day! You have such interesting things!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi, My DR mirror came from Kirklands. Gotta love em'. One of my favorite places ever for home decor'! I DO have an idea for a post but I need camera batteries. LOL! Thanks for coming by. ~Melissa

Melissa Miller said...

Did not mean to capitalize do. TYPO...The keys stick for me alot. :)

bj said...

Oh, Mamma Queen...I am sick at my stomach about the election, just as you are. I am scared for our country and for all of us. There's not one thing we can do to change it, tho, except pray he makes some changes in his way of thinking. We CAN DO THAT...we can pray very hard that he will do the right things for us.

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Your tablescape looks beautiful! I love your dishes and the pumpkin in the middle just finishes it off! I look forward to visiting you often! Kristen

Jean said...

Beautiful autumn table. Thanks for sharing.
Jean in Virginia

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I'm gonna sneak over to your house and snatch that beautiful pitcher off the table.LOL

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your table is just perfect for fall! My favorite is the vintage pitcher....lovely.

Kitty Scraps said...

What a lovely fall table! Dishes are very high on my list of favorite decorations and yours are gorgeous *smiles*

Jannet said...

Lovely Fall table!! I adore your glitter pumpkins and truly in love with McNutty, I have a pig tureen that I named too....lol
Have a wonderful day, Jannet :)

dana said...

I saw your link on Darlene's Days and decided to "check you out" ;) I love your Tablescape and I just gasped when I saw that cute squirrel tureen! I've seen those at the thrift shops before and never had a vision for them---you used it in such a clever way!!!
I've only participated in one tablescape day and need to do it again--I at least need to check on you guys when you do! What fun and what great ideas!

Dana

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful tablescape, Tardevil! I'm missing doing them, but a bit too busy lately. Hope to do more as the holidays approach.

I love your leaf plates, Pilgrim shakers, & that beautiful pitcher. You have set a lovely table!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents