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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Autumn Chinoiserie Tablescape

I love blue and white and really enjoy using it on tables year round.  Last Fall I noticed several beautiful blue and white chinoiserie style pumpkins being used in various holiday vignettes.  As soon as the white pumpkins hit the craft stores I picked up several and started painting.   I also painted several smaller white pumpkins and pumpkin shaped plates found at the local dollar stores and Target.   I enjoyed mixing the chinoiserie pumpkins together with pretty Fall colors on this weeks tablescape.  

I used illuminated mercury glass pumpkins by Valerie Parr Hill at each place setting.    

Chinoiserie pumpkins used as the centerpiece.

I placed the painted pumpkins inside three Harvest Leaft and Berry  candle rings by Valerie Parr Hill. 

The tablecloth is made from fabric found at Ballard Designs a couple years ago.  The embossed gold chargers have been in my collection forever.  The blue and white dinner plate is by Catalina Home.  The pumpkin embossed salad plate is from Sur La Table.  The pumpkin salad plate is from Better Homes and Gardens. 

I added a small hand painted pumpkin to each place setting. 

I considered adding the hand painted pumpkin plates to the top, but decided I liked the mini painted pumpkin better. 

The mini white pumpkins are from Dollar Tree.   I used Artist's Loft paint pens found at Michael's to paint all the pumpkins and plates.  I also used various tip sizes of blue Sharpie's to do fine accents.

I found the small white pumpkin plates in the Target deal spot. 

The used a Valerie Parr Hill Fall Pumpkin & Magnolia garland with matching candle rings on the server.  I added a gold leaf magnolia garland from the Lisa Robertson Collection.   The ivory Illuminated Carved Pumpkin & Gourd set, and the denim blue Quilted Glass Pillars with Microlights are also from Valerie's collection. 

Illuminated view of the table. 
I'm sorry for so many pictures on this post   I loved this table so much it was so hard to choose just a few.    


This post is linked to the following parties:
Dishing It & Digging It Link Party #227 - Life and Linda
529th Tablescape Thursday - Between Naps on the Porch
Pretty Pintastic Party #235 - Coffee With Us 3

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fall Cotton Bolls

I am running way behind on my Fall tablescaping, but I finally completed the first tablescape of the season.  The theme this week is cotton bolls.  If you grew up in the South I'm sure you knew someone with a cotton patch.   When I was a young girl my Grandfather Curry raised a cotton crop each year on a small section of his farm.   I remember running through the cotton field playing and pickin' cotton with family members and farm workers.   Pickin' cotton is a dangerous task and I still have several tiny scars on my fingers from that chore.   I was ask to stay out of the field so I wouldn't injure myself, but being a feisty little red head I didn't listen and cut myself numerous times.    I was recently in North Carolina and on the drive home to Florida I passed many beautiful cotton fields in South Carolina on the way home.  Each time I handle a cotton boll it reminds me of my youth on the farm. 

The mini cotton boll wreaths are from Home Furnishings Market & Boutique in Villa Rica, Georgia.   They have a Facebook shopping group called H F M Deals & Steals and do live sales on Facebook.  

The mercury glass pumpkins are from the Valerie Parr Hill Collection

I used a metal pineapple apothecary jar by Valerie Parr Hill  in the center of the table.   I filled it with cotton bolls, pinecones and pineapple grass balls.   I hit the pine cone jackpot a few months ago when I discovered a huge pine tree in a neighbor's yard dropping pretty cones daily in the street.   We mostly have palm trees dropping palm nuts here in So. Florida. 

I placed the metal apothecary jar on top of this pretty wood slice charger I found recently at Tuesday Morning.  

The sugar mold and mini boxwood trees are from Southern With Grace out of Cartersville, GA.   Chad and Rachel do a live sale each Tuesday night at 7PM on their VIP Facebook page.   Their deals are awesome and shipping is only $3.00.   

I used the wood slice napkin rings I made two years ago.  You can see the instructions here on my Thanksgiving Traditions page. 

Overhead view of the table. 

The plate stack starts with the black and white buffalo check table cloth from Tuesday Morning.  I used woodgrain chargers, black dinner plates and pumpkin embossed salad plates from Sur la Table. I added the cotton boll wreath and the mercury glass pumpkin to the top. 

I enjoy these pretty pumpkins at night. 

I used a ivory illuminated carved pumpkin and gourd set by  Valerie Parr Hill on the server along with her Fall Pumpkin & Magnolia Garland.  While I was in Winston-Salem a couple weeks ago I found the pretty tiny berry candle rings at Salem Creek. I place them under the pumpkin and gourd.  

Overhead view of the table at night.