Friday, October 8, 2010

Jeweled Sunflowers

Fall is my favorite time of the year and with the cooler weather finally here in Alabama, I had the urge to create a table setting celebrating Autumn.

I started with a gold damask tablecloth and layered a white lace cloth over the gold one.  The napkins were an Old Time Pottery find and are a green, white, gold and rusty red plaid.

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My inspiration came from these dinner plates and the saucers that I’m using for bread and butter plates.  The dishes belonged to my great-aunt and were given to me by one of my cousins.  The pattern is “Golden Meadow” by Sheffield.

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Gold leafed apples rest in “Wexford” sherbets by Anchor Hocking.

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The salad plates are “Italian Villa” and were a thrift store find.  The colors in the salad plates are a deeper version of the colors in the napkins. 

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The green iced tea glasses also belonged to my great-aunt.  They were made by Anchor Hocking probably during the 60’s or 70’s and are called “Rainflower”.  I used “Fairfield” wine glasses, also by Anchor Hocking, in their Honey Gold color.  These wines originally belonged to my grandmother and I borrowed them from my favorite aunt to use in this setting.

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The small ramekins for holding butter are “Harvest Vintage” by BH&G.

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I love sunflowers, so these made a perfect centerpiece for my table.  I also like the addition of the fuzzy branches and small faux cattails.

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These little pumpkin place card holders are really cute!  They were a Hobby Lobby find and best of all, they were on sale. 

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Crackled glass votive candleholders have pretty autumn leaves decorating the glass.  I scattered berries, pinecones and fall leaves around the center of the table.  I also used two avocado colored open lace sherbets as holders for votive candles.  They were produced in the 1950’s from “Lorain” depression glass molds. 

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Although it doesn’t show in the photos, I love how the candlelight shimmers through the jeweled mosaic hurricane globes.

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The table by candlelight…

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I’m joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for another Tablescape Thursday.  There’s always an open invitation to join in and see all the beautiful tables!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit with me and please come back soon! 

DG

8 comments:

Kathleen said...

Hi DG!
That looks very pretty! I love the plaid napkins in the mix!
Hope all is well with you! I love those name card holders! We need a Hobby Lobby!

Denise said...

Now, I could never do a table like this. It's so complex. Lots of elements to coordinate - and you've done a great job. That's not easy.
Your great-aunt's dishes are wonderful.

Alycia Nichols said...

I'll bet you really enjoyed putting this arrangement together! I love the gold-leafed apples!

Vern said...

very beautiful. I like the colors and the gold apples

Beth said...

I've been missing you! Glad you're back! Your autumnh table is lovely. I'm hosting a Pumpkin Party that begins 10/26. Hope you can join me. Read all about it here: http://foodasart-beth.blogspot.com/2010/10/its-pumpkin-party-please-join-fun.html
Blessings, Beth

carolinajewel said...

Love it DG! Those golden apples are beautiful!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a pretty table setting. The best thing is all the memories and history in the pieces you selected. I love using family pieces on my tablescapes. I really love the pumpkin place card holders. So cute.

Thanks for visiting me!

Sue

Jaybird said...

That is a beautiful table!
I have the same crackled glass votive holders...When I use mine, it will make me think of you!
I'm loving my visit to your blog...keep up the great work!
J