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


  1. Love the placemats and your table settings. Your granddaughter is a cutie and I like her little purse. I am happy that fall is here, too.

  2. Well, glad to see you back with this fall table scape! I just got back from doing the show at Malabar and was checking my blogger dashboard and there you were. The table looks terrific!
    Will be emailing you soon.
    Cheryl (Sam)

  3. Those placemats are smashing. I would like to buy some of the wheat plates. There is just something about wheat I love. Joni

  4. Thanks for sharing! Love your colors! JoAnn

  5. Love your sweet and colourful table setting. I must admit as well that my diningroom table just seems to be the place stuff ends up on!! Diane

  6. Thank-you Miss Merry! And what a wonderful tablescape!

  7. Oh, how I laughed when I saw the "before" table! It looks very familiar!
    Thanks for visiting!
    Kerry at

  8. I had to laugh! I feel like my whole house is that way - half way between summer and half way between trying to start Halloween while trying to tablescape and blog! Too great.
    I think my age is perfect for that gorgeous purple purse too. How adorable. The placemats are the happiest placemats ever! You did a wonderful job and it is so bright and pretty yet fall inspired.

  9. Wonderful table, love the bright colors. Your little helper is darling.. hugs ~lynne~

  10. LOL, yep that table looks familiar! I have to keep a seperate table just for tablescapes!
    Your little one? What a little dolly!
    Thanks for visiting, hope to see ya back!

  11. You did a great job with your tablescape. How nice of your daughter to give you those pretty Vera Bradley placemats....Christine

  12. Wow, I love you tablescape with its gorgeous colors.........Just lovely. Love the shape of the bowls too. Great post for Fall. My kitchen is ready but the heat is terrible here. To hot to decorate out on the porch, soon I hope I'll get some of your cooler temps. Have a great weekend.

    The French Hutch

  13. Nice to see you at TT again! What a nice fall table...those charger plates are lovely.

  14. Those place mats are beautiful and great inspiration to get you going again! It was fun seeing the tablescape come together! Great job!

    Granddaughter is adorable with that little purse!!


  15. What a nice birthday gift you received! The placemats are wonderful foundation pieces for your tablescape. Everything is so pretty and Fall-ish! Glad you're back -- and good luck with those piles! I have a few of my own I need to tackle...

  16. Oh wow! Look at all those gorgeous autumnal colours. YOu've made your table look so inviting and lovely. I wish I could pop over and sit and have a chat with you!

    I've followed your lovely blog!


  17. I love the beautiful centerpiece and of coursr one of my favorite things is that cute are ready for autumn...I'm not quite ready yet...I'm getting there though...I am a follower

  18. The after is just beautiful, I love the placemats your daughter gifted you and you just fixed a beautiful tablescape! I love autumn and that acorn just did it, so fall ready! Have a fun weekend. FABBY

  19. What a pretty, pretty fall table!! I LOVE your chairs! I have similar ones, but I really wanted the ones that have the lyre, and I see you have those too!! I also see your Currier and Ives, of which I have a few pieces belonging to my great grandmother! looked on ebay to get more, but they were too expensive. Love to see yours all out!!

  20. Sometimes I call it 'staging area', but the truth is that I have piles of stuff much of the time, too! LOL. Your new placemats look wonderful with all of your lovely things. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  21. Love your pretty fall table -- the placemats and the centerpiece -- perfect! That little cutie is precious. I certainly pray that your friend will be blessed with God's healing touch.

  22. Your grandaughter is sooo adorable with her purse and all... very cute pic. And I love how you used all the vibrant colors of fall so lovingly for your tablescape... the china colors of wheat gold, greens and the gorgeous Vera Bradley red placemats are so perfect for the season. Loved the addition of the cute acorn and your mother and grandmother's sugar and creamer is looking so lovely and goes so nicely with everything. Thanks for sharing this beautiful fall tablescape with us and for your loving thoughts on my Tuscan room. It was a pleasure having you over. Have a great week!Hugs~Poppy

  23. I wanted to grab those plates from Wal Mart in the worst way and I am kicking myself for not getting them. I am glad you got them. They look great with your tablescape. Love the place mats too. What a fun gift to get from your daughter. :-)


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