Late Fall Leafy Tablescape

Are you ready for a late fall leafy tablescape? The holidays are quickly approaching and the more I try to accomplish it seems like the more I get behind.  Hope you all are in better shape than I am.  I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is next week. Oh my!

Never the less I quickly put together this late fall tablescape while gearing up for Thanksgiving.

The centerpiece base is a flat basket I found thrifting a while ago.  To the basket I added a salad plate in the same pattern as the dinner plates.  Under the cloche I added one of my sweater pumpkins.  If you want to see how I made it check out this post. Then I added some cotton bolls and acorns.

A special touch I added is the crackled glass salt and pepper shakers I found while visiting my daughter in Florida earlier this year here.

Next, I added round water hyacinth place mats to the table, then placed a Pamela Gladding leaf plate on each place mat.  I tried several different vintage glasses but nothing worked.   My daughter and I went to the Dollar Store and they had these glasses the perfect shade of green.

The flatware is Kengingson by Pfaltzgraff and the napkins were a lucky find at Target last weekend.  The napkin rings are from my thrifting stash.

This beautiful fall leaf pillow is from the Pottery Barn Outlet near me.  It was the inspiration for this tablescape.

Sources: Late Fall Leafy Tablescape


  • Water Hyacinth Round Placemats – Ross
  • Pamela Gladding Leaf Plates – Home Goods
  • Kensington Pfaltzgraff Flatware – Ross
  • Green glasses – Dollar Tree
  • Napkins – Target
  • Flat Basket Tray – Goodwill
  • Cloche- Target
  • Cotton Bolls – Hobby Lobby
  • Acorns- Dollar Tree
  • Sweater Pumpkin – Sweater Pumpkins (see how to make them)
  • Salt and Pepper Shakers – Found Here


Pin Me Please

Thanks for joining me today and come back on Wednesday, November 22 to see my Thanksgiving tablescape when I join Katherine at Katherine’s Corner for a Give Thanks Tablescape blog tour.



please follow me on

facebook  pinterest

 twitter  Instagram

I like to party here!




Simple Owl Halloween Tablescape

A tablescape is so much fun to put together but I don’t share them with you as often as I should.

Today, I’m sharing a simple tablescape I recently put together in my breakfast area.

The inspiration for this tablescape came from the vignette on my breakfast area table.  I anchored the vignette in an oblong galvanized tray.

Then, I added a sweet little ivory colored owl, a faux sage plant in a rustic planter, a cute fox salt and pepper shaker, antique gold acorn, a few baby boo pumpkins, and some antique gold prayer beads.  The mix of antique golds and galvanized metal appeals to me.

   This tablescape begins with galvanized chargers topped with some adorable owl plates.  You know I love Pottery Barn and they had these owl plates several years ago.  When they went on clearance I snapped up a set of four.

I’ve been looking for some flatware with white handles and I found some a couple of weeks ago.  So the next addition to the tablescape was the white handled flatware.

Then I searched my cabinets for glassware but nothing seemed right.  On a trip to Ross I ran across these Mason jar glasses numbered from one to four and they seemed perfect for my tablescape and the price was right.  They came with red and white striped plastic straws but I replaced them with some silver straws in keeping with the Mason jar top and the galvanized metal already in the tablescape.

Each place setting has a baby boo pumpkin and mini chalkboard place card.

Sources: Simple Owl Halloween Tablescape


  • Galvanized Chargers – Pottery Barn
  • Owl Plates – Pottery Barn
  • White Handled Flatware – Pottery Barn Outlet
  • Numbered Mason Jar glasses – Ross
  • Mini Chalkboard Place Cards – Target (few years ago)
  • Galvanized Tray – Walmart
  • Ivory Owl – TJ Maxx
  • Faux Sage – Ikea
  • Rustic Planter – Target
  • Fox on a Rock Salt and Pepper – Pottery Barn Outlet
  • Faux Antique Gold Acorn – Target
  • Antique Gold Prayer Beads – Pottery Barn Outlet
  • Baby Boo Pumpkins – Burt’s Farm (here)
  • Glass Pumpkin with Lights – Thrift Store (here)

Pin Me Please

Thanks for joining me today!



please follow me on

facebook  pinterest

 twitter  Instagram

I like to party here!

Vintage Fascination No. 122

Welcome back to another edition of Vintage Fascination.  This find is from a couple of months ago but I am just now getting it unpacked and ready for use.

As my daughter and I walked into our local Goodwill I spotted a huge lot of milk glass in the display case.  I hustled over to check it out.  It is a luncheon service for eight with lots of extras to go with it in Imperial Glass’s  Vintage Grape pattern. The price was good and it was senior day with 25% off so how could I not take all this milk glass goodness home with me.

 Imperial Glass Corporation founded in 1901 was located in Bellaire, Ohio.  It became a subsidiary of Lenox, Inc., in 1973 and sold to Arthur R. Lorch in 1981 eventually going bankrupt in 1984.  Imperial Glass produced this pattern from 1950 until 1980.

First up are the luncheon plates with an all over grape pattern.  The plates are 8 inches wide.  The bread and butter plates are identical to the luncheon plates but only 6 3/4 inches wide.  With an all over pattern, they are simply stunning.

The saucers have an embossed grape leaf in the center

and the footed cups are so sweet.

The set includes eight Champagne/Tall Sherbet glasses.  Won’t they be perfect to serve something pretty and pink?

The set also includes eight 5 3/8 inch water goblets.

The extras include:

 Quarter Pound Covered Butter Dish

16-ounce Pitcher

Footed Creamer and  Open Sugar

 Salt and Pepper Shakers

Pickle Dish

Fruit Bowl

I wonder if originally the set included dinner plates or maybe it was always just a luncheon set.  I can’t wait to do a tablescape with these dishes so be looking for it soon.

By purchasing the set, each piece cost me less than fifty cents.   Of course, my daughters just roll their eyes at me and remind me that I already have too many dishes and it’s true.

Thank you for visiting today and come back soon!

Pin Me Please



please join me on

facebook  pinterest  twitter  instagram

vintage charm button600

Don’t forget that the Vintage Charm party opens at 8:00 am EST Thursday, we would love to see you there!

Do You Like A Fun Halloween Tablescape?

Do you like a fun Halloween Tablescape?  A fun Halloween tablescape is just what I wanted in the breakfast area.


Here is what I pulled together.


This orange and black square scarf on the table is a thrift store find from last week.  Next, I took four old plastic chargers and spray painted them with black chalkboard paint.


Four small luncheon plates top the chargers with an orange bowl holding a small white pumpkin. Then I added some silverware, napkins, and embellished milk bottles with Halloween straws to the mix.


The place cards are card stock pumpkins I found at Target.  They were ready for adornment.


Now for a candy centerpiece.  Using my rusty crusty canning jar rack I added seven jars of colorful Halloween candy.


The chandelier got a little Halloween makeover.  I replaced the regular light bulbs with vintage-inspired light bulbs


and added a small jack-o-lantern candle holder to each arm of the chandelier.

halloween-table fun



  • Orange and Black Square table topper (scarf) – Thrift Store
  • Chargers painted with black chalkboard paint – My stash
  • Johnson Brothers Vintage White Regency Luncheon Plates – Collected over time
  • Orange bowls – Dollar Tree
  • Anchor Hocking Milk Bottles – Wal-Mart
  • White Pumpkins – Kroger
  • Orange Gourds – Wal-Mart
  • Canning Rack – Vintage Fascination No. 100
  • Mason Jars – My stash and Thrift Store
  • Silverware – On hand
  • Black Napkins – On hand
  • Jack-o-lanterns on Chandelier – Dollar Tree
  • Vintage Inspired Light Bulbs for Chandelier – Wal-Mart
  • Straws, Embellishments, Banner and Place Card Supplies – Target

Pin Me for Halloween Fun




please join me on

facebook  pinterest 

 twitter   instagram

See where I party here!


Fall Tablescape Inspiration Galore

In thinking about fall tablescapes a round-up of ideas seems like the best way to gather


some inspiration for both myself and you.

First up is a lovely tablescape from Rhoda at Ramblings of a Southern Girl.

falltable2-001All About Pumpkins Autumn Tablescape

Jenn at Loveland Lodge created a charming fall tablescape.

dsc_0833Navy and Copper Fall Tablescape

Rita at Panoply created the prettiest cornucopia centerpiece for her fall tablescape.

20160909_103154-cornucopia-ii-framedFall Tablescape: Cornucopia, Canyon, Currier, Color!

Kim at Camp and Cottage Living shares her bright colorful casual fall tablescape.

fall-t-3The Everyday Fall Tablescape

Maryjo from master PIECES of  my Life created a divine tablescape inspired by green apples.

6a00d8354bd59a69e201b7c893ede9970b-800wiGreen Apple Inspired Fall Tablescape

Catherine from Smashing Plates Tablescapes created a colorful fall tablescape including oranges and blues.

img_3613It’s Fall Y’all

Penny at Penny’s Vintage Home transitions her fall tablescape into an adorable one for Halloween.

20161005_111034kFall to Halloween Tablescape

Here is an informal tablescape I did for our abbreviated family Thanksgiving luncheon a couple of years ago.

Thanksgiving placesettingA Thanksgiving Tablescape

Hope you find some Fall tablescape inspiration here today.

Pin Me




please join me on

facebook  pinterest  twitter   instagram

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party Graphic

Don’t forget that the Snickerdoodle Create-Bake-Make party is open until midnight Tuesday, October 11th, we would love to see you there.

A Simple Spring Desert Rose Tablescape

You may remember when I found these Franciscan Desert Rose dinner plates at the thrift store and shared them with you in TTT Week 39 Vintage Finds.   

Desert Rose Tablescape1

Production of Desert Rose by Franciscan began in 1941.  Pieces made in the USA and England prior to 2004 when production moved to China are a bit different and more valuable.  Sadly my five dinner plates are from China.   I do have a few older pieces made in the USA.

Jadeite S&P

 The round platter/chop plate under the vase in the middle of the table is an older piece made in the USA between 1953 and 1958 based on it’s back-stamp. Information for dating Franciscan Desert Rose found here.

Desert Rose Tablescape 4

I’ve wanted to do a simple tablescape with this Desert Rose china since I found it but wanted a pink tablecloth.  Of course, I didn’t want to pay a fortune for it so I waited until one became available at the thrift store.

Jadeite Chicken

The hen on a nest is a new piece of jadeite.

Desert Rose Tablescape 3

It is said by many that Desert Rose is the largest selling casual tableware pattern in the history of dinnerware!

Pink Carnations

Thanks for stopping by today!


      • Chargers: Candle Plates – Ikea
      • Ironstone:  Fransiscan Desert Rose – Thrift Store in TTT Week 39 – Vintage Finds
      • Crystal: Swirl Pattern – Thrift Store
      • Flatware: Portmeirion Botanic Garden – Home Goods
      • Pink Tablecloth – Thrift Store
      • Floral Print Napkins by April Cornell – Home Goods
      • Monogrammed Napkin Rings: Thrift Store in FTT Week 66 – Vintage Finds
      • Jadeite Chicken and Salt/Pepper Shakers – World Market
      • Green Vase – Thrift Store
      • Carnation Bouquet – Kroger

vintage charm button600

Don’t forget that the Vintage Charm party opens at 8:00 AM EST Thursday, March 31st, so come join the vintage fun.



Please join me on

Facebook  Pinterest  Twitter   Instagram

Desert Rose Tablescape 2

Sharing at Between Naps on the Porch

A Thanksgiving Tablescape

This Thanksgiving tablescape is from 2012 before I started blogging.  I’m not having a huge Thanksgiving this year so I’m not setting a Thanksgiving table at all but jumping directly into Christmas décor on Black Friday.  My 2012 Thanksgiving table was in my kitchen dining area.TableSources:  The Thanksgiving china is Royal Stafford made in Burslem England and I found it at TJ Maxx last year.  The round wooden charger and the Portmeirion Botanical Garden flatware came from Homegoods.  I found the large white square porcelain chargers on sale at Wal-Mart for $9.99 each.  The acorn napkin rings also were a Wal-Mart find.  The brown goblets are vintage Lenox stemware I found thrifting for $.99 each.  I already had the white caterers napkins.Thanksgiving placesetting

Thanksgiving placesetting 2
The centerpiece is a simple compilation of a white pumpkin and colorful fall gourds along with some faux fall leaves in a moss-covered square natural vine tray.
Just a few more Thanksgiving photos from around the kitchen in 2012.
Spode turkey teapot
So that’s what things looked like around the kitchen last year.  Now a few photos from this year.  For various reasons some good some not so good I never made it to the Pumpkin Patch this year but Wal-Mart came through for me with an assortment of pumpkins and gourds.
I love the blueness of this gourd.
2013 Gourd
I love these two in the dough bowl together.  The dough bowl was my grandmother’s.  She received it as a wedding gift in the 1920’s.  I cherish it with all my heart.
2 pumpkins in dough bowl
I purchased these two pumpkins at Wal-Mart back in September.  They have served triple duty in my Autumn Mantel here, Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Mantel here and they are still going strong on my front porch.
2 pumpkins 2
The little white boo pumpkins were the hardest for me  come by without going to the Pumpkin Patch but Kroger had some in late October.  So I picked up a few and placed some of them in a blue conservatory along with some cotton ball stems.
Fall 2013 2
I also picked up a few faux pumpkins this year.
Olive Bucket Pumpkins
Have a great day

I’m glad you stopped by today and be sure to come back soon.  Please follow me on social media and if you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up, so you will never miss a post.  Thanks for visiting!



Sharing with some of these lovely hostesses

Funky Junk Interiors

French County Cottage

The Thrifty Grove / A La Carte

Jennifer Rizzo

Savy Southern Style

Coastal Charm

Between Naps on the Porch

The Charm of Home

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial