Tablescape Thursday is one of my favorite blogging days -- It's such fun to be able to visit so many homes each week and see what you've set on your tables -- I've learned so much from so many of you!
Here's my Fruits of Fall Tablescape. I'm probably telling my age here - but I can rememeber as a child how the fruits were much more limited to the seasons than they are now. Fall was the season for apples, pears, plums and grapes. Unlike today, when you can find most fruits year round.
I've filled my grandmother's antique compote with faux fruits for my centerpiece. I'm also telling my age here as I recall the earlier wax faux fruits my mother and grandmothers had in the 50's -- Certainly they didn't have the realistic look we enjoy now. Do you remember those too?
My tablecloth is filled with the fruits of fall -- apples, pears, plums and grapes. I got this cloth at Garden Ridge a long time ago.
Here's a closer view of our place setting.
Water glasses hold my fruit covered paper napkins.
These little apple bowls were my grandmother's -- perfect for the waldorf salads she made for Thanksgiving each year. I've used them often for fruit salads, but today, they'll be serving dessert - A nice hot apple cobbler topped with vanilla ice-cream.
You can see the fruit that's embossed on this clear glass salad bowl. I like glass plates and bowls because they coordinate with any color scheme. Since I have several patterns and textures on my table this week, I wanted a more subtle look for the dishes. These glass ones coordinate with the theme and blend well with this table. Now let's do the tabletop strip tease ....
Under the salad bowl I have a small mushroom colored plate. I got these a few weeks ago from Tuesday Morning -- they'd been marked down to $1.99 each.
New plaid napkins from The Yankee Candle shop. The colors are the same as on the tablecloth.
The charger/dinner plates are the same fruit embossed pattern as the bowls -- I got these at Garden Ridge about 10 years ago. The bowls I just found a week ago at GoodWill.
These woven placemates were a recent thrift/antique store find. I'm not sure what the design is flower? fruit? vegetable? - but the colors are also in the tablecloth -- you can't really see the pattern until you're down to the last dish.
My bamboo flatwear came from Marshall's this past spring.
An overview of the table (sideways).
Overview of the centerpiece.
Afternoon shadows cast upon our fruited table.
A final look at our table as the sun sets.
Be sure to visit all the other tablescapes set this week over at "Between Naps On the Porch" - hosted every week by Susan who is such an inspiration to each of us to have a pretty table week after week and season after season. Thanks Susan!
P.S. This is my 99th post! So be looking for #100 -- maybe you'll see something "interesting".
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