One of the reasons I love to look at tablescapes in Blogland is that I enjoy seeing different interpretations of the same theme. For the past several weeks, most of us have done at least one Autumn-themed tablescape centered around leaves, warm colors, and cozy textures. Some of us, myself included, have done several — and will do even more between now and Thanksgiving.
My friend, Lisa, enjoys doing tablescapes, but she’s never shared one in Blogland … until today! I invited her to show us what’s on her table this week. (She’s so organized she keeps one table “set” virtually all the time.) I’ve really enjoyed seeing the “pretties” she decorates with at this time of year — and I think you will, too! Be sure to notice how many of my favorite Fall decorating elements she uses in this tablescape. (If you missed that post, you can read it HERE.)
I don’t have a good close-up to show you of the long scoop-shaped bowl at the far corner of Lisa’s table in the above picture. It’s an original pottery piece by Mary Bow of Barefoot Bowls (Dandridge, TN), and it’s very similar to mine shown at the back of this vignette. (I showed this to you several weeks ago when I wrote Falling for Pottery. What I didn’t tell you then is that Lisa gave mine to me!)
Now, back to Lisa’s pictures … Notice the stoneware dishes. They’re a Big Lots bargain from several years ago. Aren’t they perfect for a Fall tablescape? The smoky-brown glasses were on a clearance table at Bloomfield’s Dish Barn in Flat Rock, NC.
The flatware was another years-ago “find” … this time from Wal-Mart.
Lisa told me the pewter napkin rings were a gift from an elderly neighbor whose farm adjoins theirs. She thinks they were from Land’s End .. and she has a set of 12. Nice neighbor! They are the set Lisa uses most often …
Here’s a better look at the centerpiece … Notice the small curved flat platter on the corner of the table. It is an original stoneware piece by Hank Goodman (Arden, NC).
This round pottery bowl is an Earth Tones piece by Judy Jones of Gatlinburg, TN … not far from where Lisa lives. The square red plates used as chargers on the ends are by Waechtersbach of Germany. The square plates at the side place settings were close-outs at Pier One.
When the candles were lit, the room lighting changed drastically — and made picture-taking a little challenging — but I think you can see the beautiful ambience …
… and sneak a peek at more beauties in the corner china cabinet!
Perhaps Lisa will share another tablescape with us someday …