Sunday, September 25, 2011

Awesome, It's Autumn!

Why haven't I been creating tablescapes? Well, it could be the State of the Table!
It is hard to get inspired when the piles are out of control! Fortunately my youngest daughter gifted me with four Vera Bradley placemats for my birthday. I had to show them off!
Yep, I actually got the table cleared off! And scrubbed the dust.
Aren't the placemats gorgeous!

Isn't the centerpiece wonderful? I won it at a silent auction at a neighboring church. The benefit was for a young mother with an hereditary disease with no cure. Her sister, who is in a nursing home, is only in her forties. The young mother needs surgery for vision issues and I know she would appreciate an extra prayer or two.

Let the fun begin; it time to play with dishes. I always start with my Pfaltzgraff. The red is totally not right.

The white plate with the gold border was actually a $1 each purchase at Wally World. I admit it. They are plastic.

The top plate is from a set I purchased last year online from Pfaltzgraff. I broke one in the set as I opened the box. I am still mad at myself about it. I love the wheat staff. And I wish I had ordered even more. They are perfect pie plates for Thanksgiving. And look pretty snazzy for my Autumn placesetting, too.

My grandmother and my mother collected sugar and creamers. I always reach for these yellow pottery ones first.  But then I saw this set behind the others on the shelf. I think they look terrific, don't you?

I found these little candle holder leaves at a Pfaltzgraff outlet store in PA; at their closing sale, boo hoo. I really miss the outlet stores. Buying online just isn't the same. I found a package of the paper leaf doilies at The Dollar Tree. I'm not sure if there are any left. I bought quite a few!

Cute little acorn adds another Autumn touch.
That's it on the table for now. Someone (?) better get to work on those piles she shifted. But, just in the spirit of the Vera Bradley placemats; what do you think is a good age for your first Vera Bradley purse? Well, after lots of gramma-thought, it turns out that 19 months is just perfect!
And the first thing she did with it? She put her toy cell phone inside! Let's go shopping, Gramma Mimi!
I am going to (Linky) party with Susan at Tablescape Thursdays at
And vist with the Tablescaper for her Seasonal Sundays at

Miss Merry