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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fi-Fye-Faux Fall Fare

"First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. During this beautiful season when we celebrate harvest and Thanksgiving, I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
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I've been blogging for sixteen months now, and tonight is my first pretend tablescape.  Once I set it up, Sweet Mister and I decided that perhaps we'd invite friends to watch our alma mater's game on Saturday evening and have a casual supper at half time.  You know me, I hate to see a good table go to waste!  I'm warming up to Fall a week at a time, and tonight I added a bit more traditional Autumn color to my design.



I wanted it to keep things more casual this week.  The bare wood of our old Duncan Phyfe mahogany table set the tone.

 For my centerpiece, the faux Michael's pumpkins are making an encore appearance...

...They are joined by a pair of Luneville, "Louis XV" tureens, and my collection of antique Barley Twist candlesticks.  All of them were purchased through eBay.

I adore the apple finials and the handles on these on French faience pieces.  The candlesticks bring wonderful warmth and movement to the table.  Yes, I know that the candle is crooked...it's a faux table...I'll fix it before the guests arrive.  LOL.

I don't often use placemats, but I really like these hard shell, cork back Pimpernell Placemats, a thank you gift from friends many years ago.  The flatware is our everyday Towle, "Antique Bead" stainless steel.

The Luneville, "Louis XV" dinner plate is a nice frame for the Bordallo Pinheiro, "Leaf Plate."

I adore plaids, stripes, polka dots...all kinds of patterns.  The soft and thick plaid napkins were a great find at an estate sale...12 napkins for $1.00!  Heck yes I bought them.

As a finishing touch, I used the chunky green goblet, by Colony or Viking.  I've had them so long that I can't remember.  They were originally purchased to compliment the Spode "Christmas Tree."  

I liked the punch of color that the black amethyst goblet added.  They were another eBay acquisition, and I don't have a clue who made them.  Some day I hope to find more of them...it could happen, yes it could.

Because so many of you inquire and comment about the crystal cabinets...


...I shot a few close-ups, which I hope will please you.

Well, that's the 25-cent tour.  Wonder what I'll serve...I think that vegetable beef stew and corn bread might just hit the spot!  If you're up for an evening of football and fellowship, you're welcome to join us.

Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme, TABLESCAPE THURSDAY.  I'll be linking my post to "Tablescape Thursday."   Hop on over and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 9:00 pm on Wednesdays.  You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure.

When I think of Fall, I think sunlit mornings and close friends gathered at my table.  How about you?  With thankfulness for her dedication and efforts, I'm joining the multi-talented Tablescaper for her fabulous meme SEASONAL SUNDAY.  Hope to see you there!



You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube.  I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen.  You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site.  The girl can really write!  Her latest CD is called "Orchid."  It is available on iTunes or through her website.  I hope that you'll give her music a chance.  I know that I have zero objectivity where she is concerned, but I think that you'll fall in love with her music and her!  






26 comments:

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Heck, yes, I'd buy those napkins for $1, too! Great colors for Fall, Winter, or Christmas! Amazing that this is your first "faux" tablescape, but I'm glad you did it.

Sonia said...

Oh another beautiful fall table...your truly have great talent for putting together a wonderful table that anyone would love to dine at! Love it! Those covered tureens are just gorgeous.
Miss Bloomers

Alycia Nichols said...

Now, THAT'S a leaf plate!!! I want to stand up and cheer for that plate!!! It almost has a bowl-like quality about it which makes it extra versatile. I love the detailing in it! As for the napkins, Miss Cherry Kay....I mentioned your incredible estate sale abilities in my blog post this week! I added a link, so people will be able to come straight here to see exactly what I'm talking about!!! :-) $1 for 12 napkins...that's got to be a record!!! I hate to see a good table go to waste, too. I'm having a girls night in tomorrow night with a table I'm still working on tonight at a reader's request. I just can't stand the thought of putting a table together and then no one gets to enjoy it! You KNOW I'm loving those cabinets filled with crystal!!! Have a wonderful evening and an even better weekend!

Marlis said...

Cherry Kay, this table is so fallish! I love your centerpieces and am drooling over the barley twist candlesticks.. The open double twist pieces are wonderful. The plates compliment each other perfectly and those napkins,, well they are the punch of color perfect for this table.. Great table.. i hope you use it! xo marlis

A Perfect Setting said...

I am drooling over all your beautiful crystal!! I've admired those cabinets for some time, glad you posted a close up! Your "pretend" table is so cozy and inviting, wish I could join you! Great find on the napkins, and I'm happy to see you throw in some orange! Your french tureens are magnificent! Beautiful table!

Scribbler said...

Great composition! The dinner sounds great, too.

Martha said...

A lovely table. Love the napkins and they really go well with the fall colors and of course, I love barley twist candlesticks. The only ones at Linderhof were made into lamps (sigh).

Pondside said...

You bet I'd buy them! I'll bet there'd be a queue of us! I bought a similar plaid cloth and 12 napkins, new, at a consignment store last year and I love them.
I like the idea of setting a faux table and then turning it into a party!

william said...

Cherry Kay, your tables are always so inspiring. I love the plaid and the green goblets. It is so pretty to have the pumpkins as a centerpiece. (I once discovered that pumpkins will take the finish off an antique table if left there long enough!) Letting the bare wood on your table show is a wonderful look. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous table!
Francie

Debbie said...

Well, I don't have to "pretend" to think your pretend table is lovely because I do. My favorite part (hands down) would be the tureens. I also think the twisted detailing on candlesticks and stands gives it a feeling of a stroll in an autumn forest.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Love the Tureens,and those napkins are a perfect Fall addition. Thanks so much for your sweet congrats!

Entertaining Women said...

Francie, I'm glad to know about pumpkins on a wood surface...and extra glad that mine are faux. Thanks so much for stopping by; I'd love to see you join us with a blog of our own. Come visit any time. Cherry Kay

Robin said...

Wow! Two tureens and what a great color! Your dining room is so pretty and elegant just like this tablescape. Next time my husband comments about my glassware collection I will show him yours! I love the tall candlesticks too. So unusual. I am enjoying everyone's different take on "Fall".

Robin
Robin Flies South

Robin said...

Ok, first comment didn't go through! Trying again. Wow! Two soup tureens and great color. Your dining room is so pretty and elegant, just like your table. Those tall candlesticks are so unusual. Next time my husband makes a comment about my glassware collection I will show him yours!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Marigene said...

Even your pretend casual supper table is gorgeous! I always enjoy your centerpiece...white pumpkins, soup tureens at each end with a mixture of barley twist candlesticks...perfect for fall!

xinex said...

Such a pretty tablescape with very warm fall colors, Cherry Kay. I am glad you get to use it and it's not getting wasted. Come sign up for my giveaway if you have a chance....Christine

Jacqueline said...

Last night we ate at one of my "pretend" tables. It was already set so why not and our guests just loved it.

That pair of tureens is just amazing. I am so glad you gave us a tour of the crystal cabinets! So pretty!!!

I am now following you on Pinterest. How fun. It just condenses the whole internet down to a manageable size. Have fun with it.

Elaine said...

Everything is so elegant, but I think the plaid napkins are unmistakably casual. I noticed you have red in your carpet, too. Those tureens are gorgeous and make such a statement. I love your faux elements, and you have tricked the eye to believe ALL is real!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Yes, I know what you mean about setting a faux table! You just need to invite people over, especially when everything looks this lovely. $1.00 for those napkins? You got a deal girl!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Drool---drool---drool!!! Loving so much the goblets & the leaf sallad plates.

And I die for your crystal cabinet. Waaahhh... am in heaven §:-)

Happy TS and a great w/end.

hugs,
/chie

mississippi artist said...

This is a beautiful tablescape. I love white pumpkins.I am like you, I love the look of a bare wood table.

lulumusing said...

Quite a difference from your usual elegance and I love it. I marvel over all that you have to work with. I'm with you...ma set table should never go to waste!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful fall tablescape! I love the plaid napkins!

Katherine

Tess said...

Beautiful table!! The colors just say welcome to fall!! Love the beautiful white pumpkins...such a great tablescape!!

Sonya said...

A arte de corar uma mesa me deixa maravilhada! Suas mesas são muito elegantes!Parabéns!
Tenha uma ótima noite.
Beijinho.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Your autum table colars are so beautiful just adored it.

Love

Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com