Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tablescape Thursday ~ Looking Forward To Fall!

Please join Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch to view her always beautifully creative tablescape and then click on the others who have opted to join in the fun this week!

Today I set the table in the dining room for a family dinner tonight, I'm happy the Fall season will soon be upon us so I set the table with that mind.

Once again I am using some leaf-shaped doilies as placemats:

Our dinner plates and salad plates are from one of our everyday sets:

The bread plates are actually a set of dessert plates that I had picked up at TJ Maxx last year:

I'm not crazy about the bowls that came with this set, so I'm using some other bowls that I found a few summers ago in a little shop in Southampton, Long Island, NY:

(There are two of each color and design.)

The flatware and the amber crackled glasses are also from everyday sets:

The napkins were bought at the Ralph Lauren Home outlet (on sale they were packaged four @ $5.99):

The napkin rings were purchased at the Pottery Barn outlet store (on sale for ninety-seven cents apiece):

The centerpiece is a large vase that I had purchased at Bombay many years ago and I filled it with silk flowers (they're not really Fall flowers or colors but I have a weakness for Bells of Ireland):

I surrounded the vase with the trunk candles purchased at the Pottery Barn outlet (I used one of these in another of my tablescapes a few weeks ago), and I used some other items from around the house that make me think of Autumn:

I used my little owl votive holder too, just because he makes me smile!

Happy Tablescape Thursday!
Happy Fall!

Be sure to join Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for more tablescapes!


  1. Such pretty fall colors -- I adore your little owl! He's the cutest. Pretty bowls.

  2. Love your Fall color scheme. Your table is beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog and I will visit yours often.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  3. Hi Eileen! I'm so happy you stopped by. I love your table scape too. The mix of dinnerware is amazing! So warm and inviting. I hope you stop by again any time.

  4. Hi Eileen....I love the plate with the blue flower in the center...and the leaf you used as a placemat is so "Fall"....very nice....

  5. Eileen ~ You are versatile, colorful & it is just lovely the palettes you used to create different touches. Love it!

    Have a great weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

  6. I Love your Fall color scheme.... What a pretty table.

  7. Very fallish and a kind of rustic feel what with the pottery like dishes and the chairs. I am interested in your doorway--that looks so rich!!

  8. Hi, Eileen,
    Love your dishes! I'll take that little owl votif! :)


  9. Beautiful fall colors. Love those leaf shaped doilies! Happy TT!


  10. Beautiful! I love how you mixed colors and patterns. Well done!

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  11. Wonderful mix of colours! We are heading for a warm summer. Today is warm but windy!!
    You are a talented lady!
    'Warm wishes', Irene x

  12. Ooo, I'm looking forward to the rich colors of fall too! Great tablescape, love the leaf doilies! I hope you can stop by and enter your name in the giveaway at Color Outside the Lines. I know you could do some fantastic things with the loot! :) Cheers!

  13. What an awesome table!! I love all the different textures. The wood Pottery Barn candle holders are so cool.

  14. Eileen, your table is gorgeous! What beautiful fall colors, so rich and inviting, warm and festive, all at the same time. I really like the green bowls. Everything comes together beautifully! Have a wonderful Thursday!

  15. Eileen! You are getting me in the mood for fall, and I still have my AC going! :-)

    Checking in with you from break, and I really enjoyed your tablescape.


    Sheila :-)

  16. I just love your dishes and the way you mixed different patterns. Good job!

  17. The amber color, that cutie owl and the rustic candles are lovely! I'm sooo jealous that you have a PB outlet! It's probably good that I don't have one close1 :)

  18. What a wonderful fall tablescape. I love all the colors, my favorite season. Everything is just lovely. Beautiful dishes and each placesetting is just fabulous. The leaf placemat is such a perfect touch. Hugs, Marty

  19. How cute! Now why isn't we don't have access to all those outlets? You lucky girl you! You set a gorgeous table on a budget here!

  20. Hi Eileen, I love all the earthy Fall colors you've incorporated! The napkins and napkin rings may be my favorite elements .. such nice textures. The leaf "placemats" and trunk candles are perfect for your Fall theme!

    Have a great weekend!

  21. Hi Eileen, what a wonderful table you've put together here! Between the mixing, colors and layering, the combination is earthy and rustic and it's beautiful! I love the little owl too!

  22. Nice fall tablescape! I like the color combination!


  23. wow you really go all the way with your table settings. Looks great. Take care Carol

  24. Lovely post, gorgeous dishes, simply delightful darling, but I have to say this, I am not ready for fall yet…I am not done with summer, where did it go? Darling have yourself a fabulous weekend!!

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess ♥♥♥

  25. Hi Eileen,
    I love your dishes!
    I have the same napkin rings for the PB outlet! I just got them in gold too!

    I missed TTH last probs!

    Very pretty table..


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