Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn Is Here!! has been quite a while since I last posted.  Work has been crazy busy and since I spend my work day at  my computer, I just haven't wanted to add more hours of computer time to my day.  I HAVE been visiting TT, see everyone's beautiful and ambitious tablescapes!!   I found some white paisley dishes at TJM which seemed a good inspiration.
SO, I've decided to jump back in, especially since it's AUTUMN.  I love this time of year...the weather is cooler and the air smells wonderful. The trees put on their magnificent show for us!!  I am always drawn to those trees whose leaves change to scarlet.  I love red and those always thrill me the most.  But the yellows and oranges are beautiful and add to the gorgeous fall pallette.  So, with that in mind, I am going with autumnal colors.  The weather is cooling here in NYS and we will be able to have a fire this weekend.  I am definitely NOT a summer girl!

This is the paisley plate that I found.  Unfortunately, I only bought two...something I am sure I will regret in the future.  I love white embossed dishes and  I have a four Royal Albert "Old English Garden".  I figured that I could mix and match them all together.

Next comes a red salad plate...

...And a floral underplate for a soup bowl

A clear soup bowl allows the beautiful pattern to show through...

Layered plates...

The whole place setting...guess I better think about cooking!!

And who is busier in the fall but squirrels stocking up for winter.  This cute nutcracker was given to me by my mother-in-law who lives in England.   He is sitting in front of another fall favorite...a big orange pumpkin!

Put a nut in his paws and use his tail to crack it!  I don't have an unshelled nuts right now.  Poor little guy!

Now for the dish on the dishes:
  • White plates are a new purchases from T.J. Maxx (again, wish I had gotten more than two!)
  • Red salad plates from Big Lots
  • Square floral plates last year from TJM
  • Glass bowls from Walmart years ago (also wish I had more)
  • Placemats also from TJM
  • Gold napkins from Linens 'N Things (miss that store)
  • Napkin rings-Oneida silverplate
  • Silverplate flatware-Oneida Vanessa/Francesca
  • Ceramic pumkin-TJM
  • Cake plate under the pumpkin is Royal Albert "Old English Garden" from Marshalls eons ago in Chicago
  • My cute squirrel nutcracker is from my mother-in-law in England
  • Glasses are Waterford Marquis "Brookside" I believe made in Germany

    I am so happy to be back to TT.  Thank you for stopping by!!!! I look forward to reading your comments and knowing you were here.  Be sure to visit "Between Naps on the Porch" (button up on the right) and see Susan's beautiful work and all of those gorgeous tables posted there!