Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pears, Pears, Pears

The inspiration for this week's tablescape was a set of dessert plates I bought on clearance at Crate and Barrel last January.  I noticed yesterday that they're available at Crate and Barrel Outlet, if you "need" some!


For the placesetting, I used some striped placemats and an orangey-red napkin, also from Crate and Barrel, and a yellow dinner plate from Pier 1, along with my usual silver and everyday glasses.


For a table featuring pears, what's needed for a centerpiece?  Yep, some actual pears.  I began with this fun candleholder that my mother gave me for Christmas one year after I admired it at Little Rock's wonderful Fifth Season gift shop.


Here's a closer look.  Love the colors of these pears! 


Here's a look at more of the table.


Then I decided to try something different with the pears.  Using some of the flowers and berries from last week's centerpiece, I arranged pears in a vintage yellow casserole.


Here's a closeup of the fruit, flowers, and berries.


And here's how the table looked with this centerpiece and candles in old brass candlesticks.  Which look do you like better? 

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you will leave a comment before you leave to visit all the wonderful tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!





42 comments:

  1. I like the candles and pears. Boy do they compliment those beautiful plates.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think it's a draw! I love the way you did the pears on the candlestick, it's so clever. But the ones in the casserole looked pretty with the flowers. Either way, great looking, and I think those pear dishes are some I'd like to have!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Tricia, I like both centerpieces but the first would certainly be fun to talk about during dinner! I also like those glasses. Oh dear, I'm glad I don't have a C&B outlet near me because I would have to go and buy those dishes. :) Linda

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a great table! Personally I'm lovin' the wrought iron centerpiece with the pears in place of some candles, really neat:@)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I absolutely love your display of pears. The arrangement with the candles is especially charming! ~Susie

    ReplyDelete
  6. Tricia, loving the pears! Thanks for a peek inside your home! I especially admired the long candleholder with the pears! Joni

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the pear plates, and the pear centerpiece is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What lovely plates. You did such a nice job on both centerpieces. I love the color of the flowers mirrored in the blush on the pears, but I love how unusual the pears and candles are. How fun that you showed us both. I bet you can't wait to bite into those gorgeous pears. I couldn't.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh I love the pears! And the placemats looks so good with all the plates and actual pears! I so wish I had a Crate & Barrel outlet near me!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I always giggle when I see your title Tricia -- you're anything BUT dull. This is so pretty and I love the mixture of the pears and flowers. Perfect for an early fall table.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Tricia...

    These pear dishes are beautiful! They look like paintings! I am so ready for fall and this is feeling very autumnal!! Of course, I adore your sterling!! Great tablescape...

    Tess

    ReplyDelete
  12. Tricia, less is more! Love your table...the centerpiece looks so nice with candles and pears.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lovely salad plates! Your pear centerpiece & the candles with pears are BOTH great with your table :-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your pear table is so refreshin. It reminds me of a simple French table.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful - just beautiful! Great job with placing the pears on the candleabra!

    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such cute pear plates! And I love both centerpieces, too. You have such a pretty table.

    ReplyDelete
  17. You certainly made the most of the humble pear. Very cute.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like them both, but the last is my pick! Lovely table!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Pears have the lovliest colors and they are one of my favorite fruits! I love your plates! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

    ReplyDelete
  20. Pretty! I like the pears on the candleholder -- clever idea.

    ReplyDelete
  21. The plates and centerpiece have so many lovely shades of green, yellow and pinks!

    - The Tablescaper

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'm thinking that you'll need to have two parties, so you can use both centerpieces. They are both wonderful. Love your pear plates! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love decorating with fruit and those pear plates are stunning. Lovely shades of color to compliment for an elegant setting. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Very pretty! Your pear plates are wonderful. I love the ruffly edge on them. I like both centerpieces, so hard to choose!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very Nice .. Love the pears

    Sheila @ raggedykingdom.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love the pear plates. It seems like early fall with the table colors. I enjoy both of the centerpieces. The candleholder and pears is very dramatic while, the bowl of pears is soft and pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Just beautiful! I guess I prefer the second centerpiece, as I think that flower, berry and fruit arrangement is GORGEOUS! So simple, and yet so vibrant with color! I love the way you pulled the colors out of those luscious plates, too. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love your pear plates, the colors are so pretty. I like both centerpieces....thye both add a different look. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Tricia, I saw those plates on clearance and have gone back to look at them many times. You are making it very difficult to resist. You did a lovely job on this table. It is impossible for me to pick a favorite centerpiece. Both are just lovely and so different.

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a fun, welcoming table! I have those same napkins, but I love how you've paired them with the yellow. I'll have to try that! I like that your table reflects the changing season without being too much about Fall. Beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a great "harvesty" table...It feels like fall but softer!
    Have a beautiful weekend~
    ;-D Kathleen

    ReplyDelete
  32. Tricia, those dessert plates are beautiful. I really like both of your centerpieces, but I love how unique the pears are on the candle holder, so that is my favorite of the two. Your table looks so pretty. laurie

    ReplyDelete
  33. What an inviting tablescape. Perfect for a Luncheon with friends. I have a candle holder similar to the one you're using here. What a great idea to use the pears along with the candles. I will certainly do this with other items such as Apples, Grapes, or whatever will go with my tablescapes. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Tricia, I really like both centerpieces. And why'd you say if we "need" those cute pear dessert plates, especially to dish-a-holics? You know we think they are adorable.

    All the Best,

    Requi

    ReplyDelete
  35. Pears are one of my favorites! Love that close up photo you took!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I think I love everything Crate and Barrel! I love the pears and flowers in your header...but on the table, I think what you did with the candle holder is so unique and clever, I'd use that one. Everything just looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  37. So pretty! I think I might "need" some of those, too, lol. I'll go to the C&B outlet right after I hit Pier One, thanks for the tip!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Love this theme! Pears are just perfect and that candle holder... well you know how amazing that is by now!!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love the pear theme! Your tablescape is very pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Very pretty, Tricia! How clever of you to use pears on the candle holder too. It made a really good centerpiece...Christine

    ReplyDelete
  41. Dear Tricia, thanks for dropping in and leaving such a nice comment. I love your pear dishes. they are truly amazing. Either center piece is stunning. I too love pears..
    ps.. been out of town, so now i'm catching up!!!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Dear Tricia, thanks for dropping in and leaving such a nice comment. I love your pear dishes. they are truly amazing. Either center piece is stunning. I too love pears..
    ps.. been out of town, so now i'm catching up!!!

    ReplyDelete