Tuesday, September 16, 2008


~ Happy Fall Y'All ~
Tablescape Tuesday is hosted by our sweet blogger Susan of Between Naps on the Porch, so please stop by her blog here to see a list of other participants!

I'm sharing some of my favorite vintage Limoge plates as they always remind me of fall & crisp days & fluttering leaves. I mix this pattern ~ Limoges AL France Limoges Lanternier France ~ with my white Classic China and layer the white soup bowls atop some of the scallop edged plates & then place brass chargers underneath the dinner plates.

Each dinner plate has a slightly different floral design to it & they all have beautiful gilt edges with scallops.

Isn't this a beautiful matching footed Limoge compote? I have it listed here on my selling blog.

I layer silk maple leaves under the coffee cups. Glassware is Longchamps, demitasse fall cups & saucers are by Lillian Vernon. They were a gift from my parents many years ago. I have a set of 8 ~ 2 cups for each season. Granddaughter & I always love sipping broth from them. She also thinks its just not the holidays if we don't "sample" the Christmas punch from the Christmas ones!

I use tablecloths often, but I so enjoy the beauty of the gleaming wood tabletop with this particular set of dishes. And the dark wood really sets off the pumpkins, too!

I've used one of our antique mirrors as a plateau mirror to add a little sparkle & reflection to all the items in my centerpiece. My parents also gifted us with the wooden carved duck with brass beak a number of years ago. He usually sits atop my husband's hutch/desk in his office, but I bring him downstairs for special occasions ~ and you thought fall was only for turkies?!?!

Today I was in my assymetrical mood ~ not a matching pair of candlesticks on either end in sight!

To add a little bling, I've added some of my vintage Christmas ornaments ~ tiny pinecones in amber, silver, & gold.

The two satin glass votives with leaves on them are from JoAnn's ~ $3.99 each. These are coated on the inside with something akin to mercury glass & they get REALLY hot, but give off such a pretty glow. They also offer a pretty green one, don't know why I didn't buy it, too. Hmmmm, I may need to go back & grab a few more!

The beaded & tiny rhinestone acorn is from Hobby Lobby ~ $4.99 each, I believe. I have a whole bunch of them in our family room in a glass apothecary jar.

I wanted to use cranberry napkins but when I placed them on top of the table without a lighter tablecloth, they blended into the wood too much, so I added little ecru doilies to them, then tied them with narrow satin rust ribbon with small gold cornucopia charms that I sell here attached.

I elevated my coffee pot & covered the ugly round base with a paisley rust/brown/pumpkin spice/black fringed scarf. A crystal stemware goblet that is for sale here is added with moss & tiny gourds & pumpkins.

I can get away with having lots of china because my husband collects crystal decanters ~ aren't I lucky?!? I've borrowed a couple of his favorites & added beaded & silk tassels in brown & gold to them.

Please remember to visit all the others who are posting pretty tablescapes today. You can get a wealth of ideas & beautiful eye candy!! Thanks so much for visiting me!



Carrie said...

I love how your have combined ceramic items, porcelain plates and clear crystal to make a very pleasing tablescape.

ceekay said...

Very pretty. I love the duck in the center and the beautiful decanters. How lucky you are to be able to "borrow" those!

santamaker said...

Beautiful ! Loved all of the plates, crystal and autumn touches.

Megan Smith said...

Oh wow so lovely!! I'm loving these autumn tablescapes!

Becky said...

That was lovely. I loved the goose on the table and the dishes are beautiful.
Very nice table....when do we eat?

bj said...

Your table is just breathtaking! So so pretty. You have some very lovely things..thank you for sharing.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Stephanie!
Absolutely magnificent! Your tablescape is so beautiful and your special dishes are really lovely. You have such a nice combination of different types of things, the centerpiece is great!
Hugs, Sherry

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi Stephanie...I came over from Susan's to see your Tablescape Tuesday posting...and wow...what a pretty, pretty table it is. I've already picked up an idea from you...to put those little fall leaves under the cups. Love it!
;-) Bo

ellen b said...

What a wonderful fall setting you created here. So beautiful. I love all the extra creative touches...

Connie said...

You are such a "perfect hostess" and "tablescaper" that I've never seen anything that wasn't exquisite, honey chick!!! I'm betting that you got it from that "southern belle" mum of ours! ;-)
Smooches to mum,

Neabear said...

Very pretty. Looks ready for a scrumptious meal. Thank you for sharing.

Julie said...

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed visiting your blog. Beautiful Fall Tablescape!

laurie said...

This is such a beautiful table. I love everything about it. Those dishes are exquisite. That carved duck is so pretty, and I love all the shiny, glittery look. Laurie (bargainhunr)

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

Stephanie...love, love, love your table...and I'm gonna steal that duck! :-) Everything is beautiful...you've used so many unique and stunning pieces...gorgeous! :-) Thanks for posting this beautiful table! Susan

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

Hi Stephanie....forgot to say earlier...the little iron acorns came from Hobby Lobby...they were just a dollar each. I hope you got my earlier comment about your beautiful tablescape...hopefully it went through. So glad you participated in TT today! :-) Susan

Laume said...

Lovely tablescape, and I love those frilly plates. But I kept thinking while looking at the photos that the display would look ten times more stunning in evening light.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Pretty ,pretty table Stepanie !
Have a blessed day !

celestina marie said...

Hi Stephanie, your tablescape is just so inspiring. I love all your special touches. You really could have this in a magazine. I love the layered napkins and the crystal decantors with the tassels. Wonderful touches. The compote is really pretty. I have to go look at that one more.
I have a swan very similar to yours. Now you have inspired me to start decorating for fall. Have not started yet, been way too busy.
Thank you for sharing.
Miss you,
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Secondhandrose said...

Steph, that is the most beautiful and elaborate setting for fall that I have seen. You have the best eye for things like this.

salmagundi said...

I loved the paisley scarf and the little acorn Christmas ornaments. Actually the whole table is wonderful!! Sally

IsabellaCloset said...

Stephaine, As always everything is so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos with us.
Blessings & hugs ~Mary~

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Stephanie,
Your table is so pretty. Love all your little special touches and the stories to go with them.

KatCollects said...

I love your beautiful table!

Sarah said...

I am in love with those napkins! What a fantastic idea!

Please stop in at my blog...there is an award waiting for you!!

Have a great evening!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Well that's just stunning! I love all kinds of china and that Limoge just makes my knees weak!!


Jessica said...

Hi Stephanie~ I am little late; I know. Your table scape is stunning! Our power was just restored a few hours ago. Hurricane Ike was like nothing I've ever seen in my life. But we are all safe. I'll be checking back in with you soon.

Hugs~ J.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

So beautiful; I love gold tones for autumn!! :)

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Stephanie those Limoges dishes are a DREAM. They certainly do look like autumn, I LOVE how you used a leaf underneath the teacups!

Sweet Treasures of Home said...

Oh Stephanie, everything is so pretty. Your blog is so sweet.I am so glad I visited this morning. Everything made me smile. Blessings and Hugs, Deanna

Jennifer said...

Steph, Everything really looks so pretty!!!I love how you decorated your table for fall.I love to see your home in person!Hugs and Happy Fall,Jen

rosechicfriends said...

Your Table is GORGEOUS! You sure have a wonderful eye for details my friend! I need to get my goodies out..but then thats another day..cause I am working on my Master Bedroom! lol

Missing ya in PRH..where are you?

Blessings and hugs..Lorena

Penny said...

~ Thank you for stopping by my new blog and for the nice compliment.
Your tablescapes are beautiful!
Decadent and rich.
Also, LOVELY Mirrors ~
Gonna look for you on ebay.
Thanks again~ Penny