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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's Fall Y'all




It's hard to believe today is the first day of Fall!   Living in South Florida we only have a change of season around January when it finally cools down enough to turn off the air and open the windows for a fresh lower humidity breeze.    In North Carolina we enjoyed all four seasons.  This time of year the night air is crisp and the Carolina sky is a brilliant blue during the day.   The leaves are beginning to change at the higher elevations in the mountains and the foothills foliage will follow soon.  When I as a child we always took a Sunday drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway to view the beautiful leaves during their peak.  My Mother would make homemade fried chicken will all the normal picnic trimmings and we would have a fun family day together.  
  
Seeing that it's still very hot here in South Florida I'm not ready to drag out all of the pumpkins yet. I decorated the first day of Fall table in the colors of this beautiful table cloth I found at Walmart a few weeks ago.   I'm sitting here this week with the AC cranked down still wearing my Lilly Pulitzer Summer prints and yes white. (Don't tell my Southern friends. That's a no no after Labor Day).     It may not feel like Fall outdoors, but it's beginning to look that way in the dining area. 



First Day of Fall tablescape 

First Day of Fall places setting. I found the turquoise plates at Goodwill.   The top plate was purchased at Bealls.  The turquoise goblets are from Dollar Tree.  The tablecloth was purchased at Walmart recently and should be in stock now. 

I collect Iris Herringbone carnival glass and I've had this vase for many years.  The goes nice with harvest colors.  

Fall tablescape.

Birds eye view of the Fall table. 


I found these large acorns at Dollar General two years ago.

I found this check fabric at 1502 Fabrics in Winston-Salem while home this Summer.   I knew it would be perfect for Fall charger plate covers.  
The Iris Herringbone carnival glass candle holders match the vase used in the centerpiece.  


This is a cross stitch piece was made by my Mother many years ago.  It was in my Grandmother's home for years and now hangs in my dining area.  It reminds me of so many country homes in North Carolina.

Happy Fall Y'all!

Catherine




This post is linked to the following parties. 

418th Tablescape Thursday - Between Naps on the Porch
Autumn Thursday Favorite Things Link Party - Katherines Corner

Home and Garden Thursday - A Delightsome Life
Home Sweet Home #290 - The Charm of Home
Grace at Home No. 220 - Imparting Grace
Simple & Sweet Fridays # 238 - Rooted in Thyme 
Celebrate Your Story #44 - Celebrate and Decorate with Chloe Crabtree 
Anything Blue Friday -Week 115 The Dedicated House
Anything Goes Pink Saturday - How Sweet the Sound
Share Your Style Link Party #84 - 21 Rosemary Lane
Thoughts of Home on Thursday - Decor to Adore
Vintage Charm Party #49 - My Thrift Store Addiction
Foodie Friday and Everything Else
Home Matters Linky Party #105 - Life with Lorelai
Dishing It & Digging It Link Party #115 - Life and Linda
Amaze Me Monday #182 - Dwellings The Heart of Your Home
The Scoop #242 - Stone Gable Blog
Make It Pretty Monday - The Dedicated House
Talk of the Town #39 - Sadie Seasongoods
344th Inspire Me Tuesday - A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesdays #293 - Savvy Southern Style








33 comments:

  1. Your tablescape is so pretty! I love the design of the tablecloth. Has all of the rich colors in it and you have brought each out with the dishes and accessories. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you so much Lynn. I knew it would work with the plates the minute I saw it on the shelf so I had to have it. Happy Fall!

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  2. That's a beautiful fall table! No pumpkins needed yet. I love the aqua with all the other fall tones. (Note, it doesn't feel like fall in N. GA yet either and I'm still wearing capris and sandals! And I think people in FL get a pass and can pretty much wear white any time you wish.) And once again your pretty fabric-covered chargers are the perfect touch. Still waiting on instructions for those!

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    1. Thank you Joy. I think it's still pretty warm all over the East coast. I promise I will get to the a picture tutorial. Sooner or later life needs to slow down a bit. :)

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  3. Love, love, love your fall table with all the bright colors! Your Mom's cross stitch picture is exquisite! Sure to be a family heirloom. Thanks for sharing. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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    1. Thank you Rosie. Yes, I am so happy I ended up with that family heirloom. My Mother was a very talented crafter and so was my Grandmother. My Grandmother quilted a cathedral window quilt that hope to use on a tablescape one day. It's in great shape and packed away. I'm afraid to display it as I want to preserve it for my nephew. Happy Fall!

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    2. Ah ha! So you come by your wonderful talent and creativity honestly! Can't wait to see your Grandmother's quilt! Have a great weekend, Catherine.
      Rosie

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  4. Beautiful table. Gorgeous colors. Loving your centerpiece as well.

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  6. A very striking table. I love the color combinations and various patterns. I all works so beautifully together. Perfect table for any party.

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  7. Your table looks really lovely and puts me right in the mood for Fall! Thanks for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things!

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    1. Thank you Angelina. I really enjoy the Thursday Favorite Things party!

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  8. Beautiful table! Love all the turquoise colors mixed with traditional Fall colors....Christine

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    1. Thank you Christine. I love the color combo too! When I purchased the top plate I thought I would use them more on a Summer table, but I love them with the Fall table.

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  9. Catherine, this tablescape is absolutely gorgeous! I don't know where to start! First of all, I love all of the beautiful color! I am such a color person. Your tablecloth is beautiful and the plates look perfect. I love how you mixed everything. Every detail was perfectly thought of, and the gorgeous centerpiece adds just the perfect touch!!! I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed week!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Shannon. I hope you have a wonderful week too!

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  10. Catherine, your table is smashing! You sure did put together beautiful pieces from a variety of places. That takes patience and skills.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

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    1. Thank you Stacey. I have hundreds of plates (yes.... I have a plate addiction problem). It's takes lots of thought and time to pull everything together, but I enjoy it.

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  11. Catherine,
    Your tablescape is lovely and I love the pop of blue. You always have the lovelies table and we enjoy you sharing them at Dishing it and Digging it link party. Thank you so much and have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Vanessa. :) I love the Dishing it and Digging it link party. So many great postings and lots of inspiration and ideas from everyone.

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  12. Catherine,
    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!!
    Love your beautiful tablescape!! The colors are stunning!! I also have the same Iris Herringbone vase in my hutch along with several goblets in the same pattern!!
    I love the change of seasons here in Pa. because Fall and Winter are my favorites as I am n lover of heat!! I am your newest follower and am very glad that you stopped by so I could return your visit, finding a new blog that I have not visited before!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you so much for following and visiting Deb. I'm new at blogging, but I've been seriously tablescaping for several years now. I think I bored all my friends to death on my Facebook page so I started the blog. I love the Iris Herringbone pattern. My great uncle gave me the cake plate as a wedding gift 35 years ago and I've added pieces over the years. I have four goblets that match, cream & sugar, 2 cups and saucers and a few large serving bowls. I just found the candle holders on Shop Goodwill online a month ago for a steal. I'm going to look for your blog now. Thanks again for the kind comment and follow. :)

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  13. Me again!! I also wanted to let you know that I added your blog to my blog roll and I LOVE those acorns!!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  14. I love the color combination and your table is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm--pinned to our Features & Favorites! Blessings, Cecilia

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  15. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  16. Catherine, it's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, you are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash! http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/10/make-pretty-monday-week-194.html Have a lovely Fall week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Hi Kathryn, Thank you so much and thank you for the feature. I've been dealing with a hurricane and I'm running so far behind on my blog. I will check out the page and thank you again for the feature. We were lucky to have no damage here in Southern FL so now we need to put everything away and wait for the next one.

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  17. Catherine, I just wanted to stop in and let you know Sharon (Blue Willow House) had featured this gorgeous tablescape of yours on her blog today. She rounded up several (one of mine too!).
    I not only love this tablescape, but I love the name of your blog.I hope to get acquainted with yours better, knowing there will be more tablescapes to be seen. I hope you didn't sustain terrible damage from Matthew. Even though I live in landlocked West Virginia, I know several friends and family in each of the coastal states impacted. It's been a rough week. I hope your week coming is a good one.
    Rita C at Panoply

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    1. Hi Rita, Thank you so much and I will stop by Sharon's page. I've been so busy with hurricane prep and then putting everything away after the non-event here in So. Florida. We were spared this time, but I feel so sorry for everyone all the way up to NC that had damage. Thank you for the heads up and I look forward to seeing your tablescapes too!

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