Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Playing with Dishes…..


We are slowly but surely getting settled and organized. So many unfinished projects from last year (the year of the bad hip!) and so many projects I want to do this year.

I am very far behind in visiting and commenting but I will catch up. Please don’t forget about my giveaway (read my sidebar for more details). The embroidery machine will be exhausted before Christmas gets here!



This is the first of my Thanksgiving tables. I have not decided what my final table will look like so I am playing.


I started with chargers from Pottery Barn. The tablecloth was on sale at Williams Sonoma.


The mustard plates are also from Williams Sonoma. The amber wine glasses are antique and I have not been able to find out the name of the pattern or who made them. The smaller sherry glasses are made by Cambridge and the pattern is Aurora.


The red plates are Vietri. The napkins are by Bodum and were a gift along with the napkin holders.


I love the flatware. I bought this a couple of summers ago at Deb’s Flowerbed Farm in Maine. I tucked it in a a drawer and found it the other day. I believe it is made by Universal but I will have to do some more research.


The fruit compote and candlesticks are from Deb’s as well. The candles are made by Root and I buy them on Amazon.


I love the patterns in the compote. The faux fruit is from all over. I love salt cellars.






I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. I love comments so don’t be shy! Look for more about my Holiday Giveaway in the next few days. And be sure to visit BNOP for more dishes on display.


Jackie said...

Hi Carole

That is a lovely tablescape. I especially love the chargers, the red plates and the napkin holders. Looking forward to seeing what other tablescapes you are planning for your thanksgiving.
Jackie in Surrey

Anonymous said...

Bautiful table, I lake it!

xoxo Zondra Art

Olive Cooper said...

Anyway you decide to do it I am sure it will be eight kinds of wonderful! hugs♥O

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carol, Glad you are settling into the winter nest. I love the chargers you started the tablescape with. The table looks wonderful complete. Take care.

podso said...

Looks like you are settled enough to start planning Thanksgiving. Enjoyed seeing all your possibilities (or there may be more!) I'm sure you will really enjoy this year with a new lease on life with your new hip.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Howdy glad you stopped by and commented on my Horn of Plenty and all that Texas Horn Tootin'! Your table is off to a lovely Thanksgiving look. I'm sure you will have several amazing photos to show by the time you have finished! Love the flatware!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Back to perpetual sunshine, right Carol? I hope you are adjusting, that moving back and forth is wonderful, but must be tough also.

You always set such a pretty table with your eye for color combining. Red pears are so divine too!

Kathleen said...

That is lovely! The chargers are wonderful and the flatware too! Very autumnal!
Of course I am a follower!
Enjoy the warmth!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carol, I was posting to you and suddenly I was jerked back through another post, feet first and backwards. LOL! Not sure what just happened, but I ended up on Rett's blog! LOL!

Anyhow, I love to play with dishes, too, and enjoyed seeing what you are doing with your Thanksgiving table. Love those chargers, and the flatware is just fascintating. Love the amber goblets, too. Looks like you are going to have a very pretty table for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks for sharing...

Oh, and I'm a follower. Have been for a long time now!


Sheila :-)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Carol, I love those chargers, the Vietri plates and the Williams Sonoma dishes, and the tablecloth! Did you see Bill's post today? He talks about the word "Serendipity" (Affordable Accoutrements). I am also a follower, whether you are in Maine or Florida :) Linda

Barbara said...

I love those chargers! They look so wonderful with the colors that you have added to the table. Your dishes are so pretty.

maria said...

Hi Carole! Great table... I love the wine glasses!
I find your blog from Natasha 5minutes justforme. I became a follower.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a pretty fall table! I love both of your amber stemware patterns -- hope you find the name of the unknown one!

Lee said...

I love the festive table - the chargers are wonderful! Love the antique wine glasses - beautiful!

Brenda Kula said...

I've never seen that kind of flatware! How pretty it is. Beautiful tablescape. (And I love the dishes as well.)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful Carol! Lovin' the colors and textures:@)

Red Couch Recipes said...

Carol, such a pretty fallish table. I too love the wood chargers, but my favorite are those amber wine glasses. Everything about the table speaks fall! Joni

Anonymous said...

Well, it looks like you have wonderful options for the final product so it will be fun to see how it evolves.

Scribbler said...

Such beautiful things, and so lovingly put together.

Beverly said...

I love it when you "play house". It is all fantastic. And, those chargers are gorgeous.

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, my gosh...that flatware!!!!!! I need oxygen!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how beautiful and elegant. What wonderful chargers -- everything looks picture perfect.

Donnie said...

Everything looks beautiful. Let us know which one you decide on. We're eating out on Thanksgiving because all our family is in NC and we're in Florida for the winter. Not too bad though-no

Entertaining Women said...

Sounds like you've had a full plate in the past year (pun intended). So many great choices for your Thanksgiving entertaining. The amber goblet is magnificent. There is a store in Ft. Worth that has always been very kind about helping with identification. They told me that it's actually the stem that gives them the most information when searching for a maker of crystal stemware. Here's the info, if you want to contact them. - 3701 Lovell Avenue, Fort Worth - (817) 737-6390 Thank you for sharing your charming designs. I'm a new follower. Cherry Kay

Kate at Serendipity said...

Carol, I still love your red Vietri plates. We bought some at the factory in Italy, but they didn't have red plates. Zut!

Your tables are always gorgeous.


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