Thursday, November 17, 2011

First Timer!

This is the first time I have posted a tablescape to my blog.  I hope you enjoy my take on fall!  Fall is short lived here in Texas, but we will take what we can get!

My fall tablescape revolves around some visitors my husband and I have each year...owls, I have always called them Hooties.  However, we took quite a few trees down in our pasture and unfortunately one of them must of been their nesting tree, so this year we have not seen them.  I plan to put up some nesting boxes for them to try an entice them back, because my gosh they were comical.  When I would be out in the yard working, the babies would follow me around and try to get the best view to see what I was doing...very inquisitive little critters!

So come on and lets take a look at the fall table here at the Love Shack.  I know that my colors are not traditional fall colors, but there is just something about this color combination that went so perfectly with my Hooties - I guess when I would look up in the trees and see my Hooties on those beautiful brown branches with the bright blue Texas sky glinting through the branches, it gave me permission to try and duplicate it on my table.

I started my table with a beautiful linen tablecloth that just makes me smile each time I look at it, the tailored look with that ruffle edge...kind of sassy!  I ran across these chargers at Pier 1 that actually mimicked the golden color of the glass pumpkins.  These pumpkins, they just scream Cinderella to know the whole carriage thing, we all have a little Cinderella in us right?

I used my Pfaltzgraff Country Cupboard Salad and Dinner Plates which has the sweetest little embossed leaf detail along the rims.  I topped each place setting with a beautiful golden glass pumpkin to which I tied a sweet little ribbon around each pumpkin stem.  Pfaltzgraff is amazing dinnerware that can withstand lots of use and still maintain its beauty.  Which is important to me, as this is my only dining table in our house, so we sit down each night for our meal and enjoy our pretty table.

The glassware is so perfect for this tablescape, beautiful turquoise and sparkling brown goblets, even makes water taste special!

My centerpiece is a rustic cage on a pedestal holding a pretty Hootie and sparkling turquoise votive candle holder.  I topped the cage with a little ribbon and surrounded it with a floral wreath of all cream flowers with beautiful feathers.  I sprinkled in some small turquoise votives around the table.  I chose to use my bone handle flatware from Horchow and finished each place setting with a knotted turquoise napkin.

I always try to let my whole kitchen dining area reflect my tablescape as our Love Shack is a tiny space, perfect for us, but tiny.

A few votive candles are added around the table and help to add that sparkle to the golden pumpkins.

So in my mind, I visualized this table a combination of creams, browns, turquoise and that pop of glistening golden pumpkins.  It was so fun to add each layer until I stood back and saw that what I had visualized in my head was actually sitting on my dining table.

Do you have visitors to your little place in the world?  It is sometimes when we do not have these things anymore that we realize how special they really are even if it is just Hooties raising their babies in your pasture.


Kendall Tullis said...

I love this combine the colors and objects beautifully to create a unique and wonderful table!

Marigene said...

Gorgeous table, Donna. I really like teal and brown together, to me it is very earthy. The topaz pumpkins are adorable, love the curly stems.

Anonymous said...

Your table is beautiful Donna!! I love those pumpkins! I love it all!

Alycia Nichols said...

Holy cow, knocked it out of the ballpark!!!!! I am so proud of you for posting! You did a marvelous job, and I am doing the happy dance for you!!! I love the use of a non-traditional color integrated with the traditional. The turquoise gives the table character and color. The Pier 1 chargers are gorgeous! I saw those, but they were still a bit out of my current price range. I'll have to wait 'em out and hope I can pick some up on clearance. I really like them! They add a wonderful layer of texture to the table. I love your collection of "Hooties." I have heard an owl once or twice in my life, but I don't know that I've ever seen one in person. The babies actually follow you around? That's neat! I hope you are able to entice them back to your property. They need to know they were the inspiration for a wonderful cool weather tablescape! Congratulations, girlfriend! Now you gotta keep 'em coming!

Heather at Willow Cottage said...

Your table is gorgeous. You did a fantastic job and I would never have known that this was your first tablescape. I love the turquoise pop of color. It is just enough to be stunning.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Beautiful table! I love those pumpkins and the napkins! You did a great job!

Donna (My Mothers {favorite} Daughter) said...

Alycia - thanks so much...and I did a little happy dance too...of course that was after the sweaty palms and fretting subsided! Pat-so appreciate your visit and let me tell you when I spotted those little pumpkins, my heart was stolen instantly!

Kathe said...

Nailed it! What a beautiful table!! The turquoise is so unexpected and yet, just perfect. Love your hooties too. Can't wait to see your next table (there will be a next!)!

Robin said...

You are already an old pro! Great job and you used all my favorite colors and feathers too! Those pumpkins do remind me of Cinderella. Nice job on the knot in the teal napkins too. I am looking forward to seeing what you'll do next!

Robin Flies South

Amberly and Michael Moody said...

Beautiful, beautiful. :)

Tess said...

The colors on your table are beautiful and that golden pumpkin looks like Cinderella could go to the ball!! Hope your Hooties come back. We just put our bird feeder back after some window repair and I can't wait for my songbirds to realize the "restaurant" is open again!!!!

Happy Thankgiving to everyone who will be with you!!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Hey Donna! I love non traditional colors for fall tablescapes. I especially love that beautiful blue you used with this setting. It really seems like a very fallish blue to me. I have to say I think you have quite a knack for tablescaping though. This is one beautiful setting for a first post! The blend of colors and textures you chose are simply gorgeous! Congrats on your first and I wish you many more!

Audrey said...

Donna ... as always, just pefect.I LOVE those pumpkins and the way they reflect the light. Gotta get me some. Happy Thanksgiving.
Love ... Audrey Z.

Heather said...

Please email me! I have a question about your blog! ☺

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is great, especially for a first timer! Love the color scheme!


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