Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Farewell Summer Tabletop




I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch For Tablescape Thursday. This is a weekly party where adults play with their dishes and make pretty tables.


This summer’s weather has been outstanding. Sun, blue skies and delightful temperatures. This summer I also found Fiestaware which is just perfect for the cabin. The nights are getting cooler which means we will soon have to leave the little cabin as it is not winterized.


We picked the last of the flowers and Jack made his chili and we had friends in for dinner. The chili was perfect for the weather and the Fiesta and the flowers celebrated a beautiful summer here in Maine.


As you look at the table, remember the “no Ironing” rule in the cabin! My other post on the Fiesta is here.


I mixed up the colors this time.



Last summer I bought this painting at one of my favorite stores. The colors are very Fiesta friendly.



Did you notice the table and chairs? The leaves pull out and tuck back up and in and under. There is a drawer for silver ware.








Be sure to visit the other Tablescapers and if you have a minute, I would love a comment.


Jackie said...

Hi Carol
what a lovely colourful table!! That Fiesta ware is wonderful and so are the flowers. Jackie, Surrey UK

Maggie B said...

Your table certainly looks very festive with all the colourful Fiesta ware and glorious late blooms from the garden. Chilli.......mmmmm, perfect for chilly nights!

Kathleen said...

Upir Fiesta collection is a fiesta for the eyes! Very pretty table, Carol!
Raining here on LI for 3 days now!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous feast for the eyes!

Brenda Kula said...

I love the colors of Fiestaware all mixed up! Just adds to the beauty. Hate to see you leaving the cabin. Sound so cozy there. Oh, but for everything there is a season...

podso said...

Such a bright and colorful table. Like a grand finale to summer, as you say. Have a good trip back to winter.

A Garden of Threads said...

Carol, Your table looks wonderful, so cheerful. I love the painting.

Sue said...

Wow- the colors in your Fiestaware are just so pretty! They definitely say Fall to me. What a creative way to set the silver. Is your table formica? I know my parents had a table whose leaves folded into the table. That sucker was heavy, too! Not like they are made today. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I rarely participate in Susan's party- but it was fun to set the table for my latest centerpiece. :-)
Hope you'll stop by again, I know I'll be back here.
~ Sue

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tasble, Carol!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Gorgeous colour combo, Lady? Loving the colourful ambiance of your settings.

Thank you too for sharing your great idea.

Happy TS,

I do appreciate you leave your footprints so, I can visit you again (many times).

Teri said...

Carol, you have created a beautiful table! I'm sure the chili was delicious. My husband loves making his special chili this time of the year, too. We were just discussing it last night. I love the gorgeous flowers! Your whole table along with that wonderful painting is so inviting and fun!

food for thought said...

so cheerful~

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

I love all these bright colors -- and you can't beat zinnias, in my book. LOVE them. I am totally behind your "no ironing" rule!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carol...

My friend, your beautiful and vibrant colored table is the perfect tribute to the end of summer!!! I loved that you used all the different colored pieces of fiestaware...sooo pretty! Ohh, and your snapdragons and zinnias are gorgeous...they make a perfect floral centerpiece for your pretty table! Mmmm...chili and friends...sounds like you had a delightful evening! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous table with us today, Carol!!!

I'm so glad that you stopped by for a visit today! Thank you for the sweet note, my friend!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a beautiful fall tablescape, Carol! I love the colors! Hope you are having a great week...hugs...Debbie

Anonymous said...

I love color and mixing and matching. You've done a terrific job on all fronts!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love this happy, cheerful table! Thank you for sharing!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

So fun and so colorful, Carol! A great salute to summer!


Sheila :-)

Barbara said...

This is a great way to say good bye to summer! The colors are just wonderful - in the flowers and the dishes.

Entertaining Women said...

Your Fiesta is perfect for cabin living! Such a blessing to have the gorgeous flowers at hand. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Debbie said...

I think those flowers look absolutely perfect with your fiesta ware!! It's like the plates, tablecloth, and flowers were all just made to go together. The whole table is so welcoming and "cabiny" that I would love to sit at it.

Really, just perfect!

I'm late getting to tablescapes since I was out of the house all day. So glad not to have missed this one.

Natasha said...

Carol, I am so happy to see this bright and colourful table. It is Spring over here and all I keep seeing in blogland is Fall decorations; I was beginning to feel very left out of all the Fall fun! You have put a great big happy smile on my face-thank you!

Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

I love your Fiesta. I'm a collector too!

From the Kitchen said...

I love Fiesta Ware and your table is ablaze with my favorite colors. The perfect farewell to summer table.



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