Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Autumn Angel and Fifi Art

I just love Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan of "Between Naps On The Porch" -- I always drooled over the shots in magazines of beautifully set tables and now I get to see beautiful tables set by people I've come to know and admire here in blogland. I've enjoyed being invited into so many homes week after week. This week I thought I would set a bit more subdued Fall table.

Here we are approaching the fall table with mostly the brown, cream and bronze colors of fall.

Now that we're off daylight savings time - I'm not getting quite as good natural lighting. Here's a little bit of candle glow.

Have you seen these little mercury glass tea light cups at Target for 99 cents?

A closer shot of my centerpiece -- the Angel or cherub of Autumn.

Isn't he sweet? I found him a few weeks ago at Good Will.

I know he's an Autumn angel because he's gathering acorns!

A few acorns and leaves adorn his stool.

A side view of our little angel or would you call him a cherub?

See his little heavenly wings?

Little angel buns among the gathering of autumn pumpkins, acorns, pinecones and magnolia cones.

My gold rimmed lead crystal glasses -- however the gold is becoming tinged with a strange purple -- is there a way to fix this?

A closer view of a place setting. Silverware was given to us by my mother-in-law. First we have cream soup bowls I found on eBay about three years ago.

Next we have napkins that came from Tuesday morning this Summer.

This is the china I picked out years ago. I still love it!

This crocheted table covering is very much like one my grandmother had on her dining room table. A friend gave me this one for my birthday years ago.

An overview of my Fall tablescape.

A heavenly look at my angel centerpiece.

Glowing Fall tablescape.

I ordered these tablescaped note cards from Fifi Flowers. Wouldn't they make great stocking stuffers. A couple I can identify -- but most I don't remember who was the tablescape creator -- if it's your tablescape -- please let me know -- I want to identify them on the back.

I remember Susan's St. Patricks Day tablescape.

Is this your tablescape?

or this?

or this?

or this?

or this?

I remember Gollums breakfast on the porch.

Was this you?

For many more "artistic" and inspiring tablescapes, be sure to visit Susan at "Between Naps On The Porch" this week.

See ya!


  1. This is the loveliest table so far. I love the table cloth- just gorgeous!

  2. Your china is so soft and gorgeous! It works beautifully with the colors of fall.

  3. Oh I love your angel. He is just precious. Your crystal and china are gorgeous. The crocheted cloth is the perfect linen for this table. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

  4. That crocheted cloth is so pretty; what a great gift from your friend. Angels anyway they come they make a table so precious.
    I know Martha, I don't like this time change.

  5. I don't like the time change either. Your table looks beautiful. I love the napkins. I also wanted to tell you I linked your corn bread recipe in my tablescape (it isn't posted yet). It was delcious and so rich. Of course we won't talk about the calories that must be in it. I ended up freezing half the recipe. I think it will be good for breakfast with maple syrup...what do you think?


  6. Another great tablescape from Martha! I adore that cherub! Gorgeous!

  7. Hi Martha!
    Like your table.
    Having fun with TT. It's great fun and I really like seeing all the neat ideas.

  8. Martha,
    Love your center piece and those soup bowls.
    You had some really great ideals for this tablescape. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Hi Martha! Oh, I love your Fallen table. Your centerpiece is so beautiful! Your little angle is adorable and I love his little bum! :) You outdid yourself this week. Your dishes are so pretty and I dearly love your crocheted cloth ~ it's gorgeous!
    Thanks for popping in to see me - I always love it when you come to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  10. The angel is great and I really like that crocheted cloth! Lovely...
    I'm looking forward to flying to Seattle on Saturday so that I can get my home there ready for Thanksgiving and have some fun with table settings. I don't have anything this week as I'm busy getting ready to be gone from my sweet little condo in Southern California for a full 6 weeks!!

  11. a pretty table -- especially like the cherub centerpiece!

  12. Just a beautiful table!! Love the flatware and the napkins are really gorgeous!

  13. I just love the cherub, how cute, the scape is wonderful with the cherub in the center, love all the colors and the tablecloth

  14. Martha, the crocheted topper on your table is lovely! I can also see it in a Chrimstmas scape as it looks much like a large snowflake to me! Wonderful! Just wonderful! Cherub's are always good! :) And acorns...well..I wear a tiny silver one on a silver chain around my neck. A perfect acorn was the last gift my husband gave to me!
    Thank you also for your sweet visit and well wishes. I am doing better every single day!

  15. Love it all! Adore the table cloth! You didn't get a card of my Fifi's Tea With Katherine. lol Thanks for the Get well Wishes and the cutes cat card. I can't let my girls see it or it will be gone they love orange kittys! So cute. Cheered me up. I still recovering trying to visit a little, but can't sit at my computer long. Thank You for cheering me up!

  16. A perfect fall table scape! Love the Angle of Fall. He is sweet! I think the TT with the red sofa was from Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.... Maybe Fifi can verify for you......


  17. I've never seen a tablecloth like yours. Love it! I find your china so elegant, especially the soup bowls. Cute sweet angel's cheeks!!!

  18. Nice fall tablescape. I like all your choices and textures with the natural elements. Love the Fifi note cards. ~ Sarah

  19. I love, love, love the crocheted tablecloth. My great-grandmother would crochet tablecloths, so I'm pretty tender-hearted over them!

    Love that Target is selling the mercury glass votives. I'll have to check them out - thanks for the heads up!

  20. Martha, this is so pretty. I love everything on this table - the cloth, the dinner plates,, the napkins, the cherub, the crystal, the flatware, and those wonderful soup bowls. (I have a thing for two handled soup bowls, and yours are so pretty). Your note cards from Fifi are so pretty. laurie

  21. Martha I just love this whole table you did...its also romantic looking...and don't you just love Fifi's art she wonderful and I can't help you with the table designers girl I have not a clue...Love your china...its priceless...May you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  22. Oh i more thing I love your new blog dress...Gloria

  23. Martha...love your fall tablescape! I have a thing about cherubs and use them in several rooms. I'm gonna have a cherub tablescape for Christmas. I believe you are using the cream soup bowls from my pattern--Lenox Eternal???? I have them and LOVE them...aren't they just the most proper looking Southern soup bowls you've ever seen?

  24. So lovely, Martha. I love the lotus seed pod...
    The contrast with the dried pods and the angel are quite interesting.
    Jane (Artfully Dressed)

  25. Hi Martha! Thanks for popping in to see me tonight! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  26. I too like the tablecloth, I crochet and only recently have started making table-sized peices. Does your friend have the pattern for this peice. Margaret loves pearls

  27. This is beautiful! The the little "fall" cherub is adorable!

    Love those napkins!