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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Autumn Elegance

The table this week celebrates the warm tones of Autumn.   Living in South Florida we do not have the change of season and the beautiful leaves.   While I was home in North Carolina last month for my Dad's celebration of life service the leaves were beginning to change.   During a trip to the mall in Winston-Salem to pick up a few things for the service I posted a live Facebook video as I was driving.  I mentioned in the video how much I missed the change of seasons and the beautiful leaves.   My dear friend Cyndi Nifong was watching the video and graciously gifted me with this beautiful fine china.  She thought they would be perfect for one of my tables and give me a taste of Autumn in South Florida.    She was correct and I know I will use these plates for many years go come.  



The pretty china was made by Yamaka China in Japan.  The pattern is named September Song.  The leaves on the plate are gray and rust.  I found this tablecloth last week at Marshall's and it coordinates nicely with the plates.   

The illuminated glass hurricane with harvest ring is part of the Valerie Parr Hill Collection on QVC.  It comes with a battery operated candle, but  I used Realistic LED Flame from the Lisa Robertson inside the hurricane.  You can see the candle in the photo below. 

I scattered beaded and glittered acorn filler by Valerie around the centerpiece and on the server.  

The copper hammered napkins rings are from Pier One .  The do not have the copper in stock on their website, but they have gold and silver. 

The goblets were purchase at Home Goods in August.   They are made by Patina Vie.  The pattern is Milan Luxe.  The crimson and 18kt yellow gold blend with the other copper and gold items.  







The illuminated mercury glass pumpkins with timers are by Valerie Parr Hill and available at QVC.  I ordered them in gold and orange. 

The illuminated pumpkins are so pretty with the lighting turned down low. 




Overhead view of the table. 

The layers.  I used a copper metallic place mat in the center of the table.  

The stack starts with a gold beaded edge charger plate.  I used a dinner plate, soup then a saucer to hold the illuminated pumpkin. 

I have always wanted gold flatware and I found a steal at Home Goods last week on clearance.  They are Gourmet Basics By Mikasa Halston Gold-Plated.  

I fell in love with this Metal Pumpkin Carriage by Valerie when it was shown on QVC.   It's curently out of stock, but hopefully it will return next season.  I used one of Valerie's Autumn Beauty candle rings with a flameless candle from the Lisa Robertson Collection.




Thank you Cyndi Nifong for the lovely china set.   I will enjoy it for many more years to come. 

Catherine 

This post is linked to the following parties: 
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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful table. Love the colors with the mix of gold. The flatware's are so pretty. Thank you for this beautiful share. Sujatha:)

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    1. Thank you so much Sujatha and thanks for stopping by for a visit!

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  2. The china is gorgeous. A lovely tablescape for fall. Love the pumpkin carriage, I have one as well in gold. So glad you found the gold flatware on clearance. I was there today browsing.

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    1. Thank you Linda. A dear friend gave it to me on my visit home to NC last month. As soon as we returned from the church service for my Dad she came over to brothers and put a full set of this china in my trunk to bring home to Florida. It really does bring in the Fall feeling here in hot and humid South Florida. I'm happy I found a deal on the gold flatware. It's not the quality weight wise that I'm use to, but I will be using it for tablescaping only. I purchase the bee pattern from Horchow a couple months ago. I love the weight of that pattern. Now, I just need to get it on a table soon.

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  3. That china is lovely, what a sweet gift! Your table is so pretty and does have that "fall" feeling. I would miss it, too, if I lived in FL. Our leaves were late changing this year but finally they have gotten color. I love your goblets, too, how unusual they are! They look so pretty on this table. The lighted pumpkins are the crowning touch. Thanks for sharing this table with us.

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    1. Thank you so much Joy. My friend was so nice to gift me with this lovely china. My family and friends in NC told me the leaves were late up that way too. I do miss the change of season. Hopefully we will have cooler weather in Jan/Feb. I'm ready for it.
      Cathy

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  4. What a lovely table! I'm always inspired by your "tablescapes". I truly appreciate all of the links that you share for some of the items. Thank you!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Marge. I really enjoy tablescaping. I will do my best to continue attaching links if I have the information. This table was full of Valerie Parr Hill items from QVC. Some items are still available or are so popular they will return next season. Valerie offers awesome and unique items. Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

      Cathy

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  5. Gorgeous, richly autumnal table!! I hope it made you feel like a seasonal change there in Florida. I'm a QVC-er too!

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    1. Thank you so much Tess. I'm hoping the So. FL weather will cool a bit very soon. If you enjoy QVC you know Valerie Parr Hill very well. She offers so many beautiful items. Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

      Cathy

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  6. Gorgeous table. I really like the illuminated pumpkins. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

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    1. Thank you so much! Hopefully Valerie will have them again next season on QVC. I think they also come in chocolate so I may need to pick those up too.

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  7. What a sweet friend to gift you that china! Beautiful! Love how you show all the layers, and love those light-up pumpkins! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm -- hope to see you there at tomorrow's party as well:) xo Kathleen |Our Hopeful Home

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    1. Thank you Kathleen. Thanks for hosting Vintage Charm and I'll see you on Thursday.

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