Here we are gathered for another visit to Susan's tablescaping party on her porch. This is such fun week after week and I can't wait to visit everybody to see your inspirational tables!
Since I have a fondness for pinks and flowers - most of my tablescapes are rather feminine. Or very colorful and childlike for my grandgirls. Today, I decided to set the table a bit more masculine -- for the "Gentlemen" of the family. Here we are approaching our Fall tablescape. The tablecloth came from Target ($16.99). I usually love vintage tablecloths, but I've been pleasantly surprised at some I've picked up at Target for very reasonable prices.
A pair of pheasants are my centerpiece today. They usually reside on my mantle.
I found these back in the spring when I was looking for something unusual for our Dad's April birthdays. I found them on eBay for 99 cents! When I set the table for that occasion, I knew that they would make a great Fall tablescape as well. I love their bronze glaze.
Here's a place set just for you!
I also found eight bird themed plates for the same Birthday occasion. These were also from eBay - for $24. I picked the four that looked the most "fallish" for todays tablescape.
Each plate has a different pair of birds.
Each has an adult bird and a young one.
I don't really know anything about this china -- on the back it's marked "M & R" (interestingly my husband's and my initials for Martha and Rick). Bone China made in England -- and dated 1940 -- maybe some of you will recognize it.
The back view.
A few feathers here and there to add interest and texture.
(I just said that to make it sound like I know what I'm doing -- I really DON'T!)
Another full table view from the side.
Breaking down a place setting. Bird salad plates on top.
Chocolate brown cloth napkins from Tuesday Morning ($6.99)
The Big Lot's Gibson plates, now affectionately known as "Gollum dishes" -- since she sent out a dish alert back in the spring and we all ran to get a set!
Dark seagrass placemats purchased from Marshall's back in the spring.
Target flatwear -- 99 cents closeout -- wish I could find 4 more knives, but they seem to have completely sold out.
Pewter wedding goblets mixed with heirloom wine glasses from Rick's grandmother.
The next few shots are of the centerpiece from several angles.
I just love these birds.
It appears that they were made by someone in a ceramics class.
It seems like everytime I'm taking pictures, the day is overcast -- sorry for the lighting -- I'm trying to resist using the flash.
An overview of our tablescape.
overview of the centerpiece.
A parting table shot.
Since my #1 tablescaping assistant was helping out today I figured I would get his picture in here.
#2 assistant was just waiting for the food - he's unimpressed with tablescaping.
But if you want to be very impressed with some beautiful tablescapes...be sure to head on over to "Between Naps on The Porch" -- you'll be glad you did!
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