Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Finally Fall!

We have FINALLY had some cooler weather here in central Texas.  It still warms up during the day, but the mornings have been lovely.  Since our leaves haven't started to turn, I'm making do with some "Turning Leaf" table linens I bought on clearance from Macy's last summer.


The placemats and napkins feature "my" colors -- dark red, gold, and green.  My dining room is red, and my living room includes all of those colors. As I was adding these photos, I realized I've used these gold dinner plates from Pier 1 in several recent tablescapes.  Oh, well, gold is a fall color, right? 


I added some dark red salad plates from Target, and my silver is Lunt Belvedere.  I still love it, after almost 38 years!


Here's a view of the whole table.  My husband brought home the "right" color of alstroemeria from HEB without any prompting!


Here's a closer look at the centerpiece.  I arranged the flowers in a wonderful painted metal urn that my in-laws gave me several years ago.


Here's a closeup of the design. I love the detailed insects and the little feet!


Here's another view of the whole table.  To complement the gold trim on the urn, I used my tall brass candlesticks.

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!




40 comments:

  1. Am I the first? Well, that's fun. I love *your* colors here. I have the gold and green in my dining room, and I have been wanting to incorporate that red in my kitchen. Your table setting works as an inspiration piece for me!
    That silver is absolutely GORGEOUS! Mine is such a simple pattern. Sigh..I will try not to covet.

    Also love the centerpiece. I wondered what that flower was called. So pretty and fallish this week!

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  2. Very pretty colors! Love the simple elegance of the place setting. The silver just sparkles. It is very pretty. I also love the vase.
    Sherry

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  3. Trish, this is such a pretty table! Your colors are just perfect for the season. Actually, they work all year, don't they? I love your silver. So pretty. I still regret not getting a complete set of mine.

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  4. These colors are great,some of my fav's...soooo pretty!Love your centerpiece.
    -Jo
    -LazyonLoblolly

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  5. Love your colors, right up my alley too. Your silver is just beautiful.

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  6. How beautiful, Tricia! That urn is perfect with your pretty dishes and linens!

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  7. Love the colors and the centerpiece! Your silverware is stunning! Come link up to Centerpiece Wed. on my blog today.

    Karin

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  8. Tricia...

    I love this table and your centerpiece vase/urn is PERFECT with your table. I love all of the colors. Our leaves are changing here and it's beautiful...so like your linens!

    Tess

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  9. Tricia -
    Love it! Especially love that fabulous silver.
    Linda

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  10. Just beautiful! The linens are just perfect!

    Katherine

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  11. That urn is stunning. I love the color and the little critters all over it. Your table is beautiful. Quite inviting and beautiful wood of your table stands center stage too. Thanks for dropping in.. ya, it's been a might bit hot around here too!

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  12. Once again, you go somewhere I do not expect, lol! I love these colors too, and your table is just beautiful. You are so good at taking a beautifully elegant table and making it seem equally warm and inviting. Beautiful:-)

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  13. What a beautiful table. I love your linens and centerpeice. Just beautiful!

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  14. Gorgeous colors, especially for fall! Your new linens are beautiful, and I love how you've used the brass accents. Your silver is wonderful; it's no wonder that you've not tired of it--a true classic!

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  15. I love these colors. Very pretty table.

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  16. Your fall tablescape is lovely. I had to smile when I read your comment in my post. You really liked the green touches...my friends and I always laugh that they are 'green girls', and I'm a 'blue' girl. They always comment, too, when I use green in my designs. I love the red tole container. That's a very nice piece. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

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  17. Nothing dull here!
    That urn is wonderful! When you showed the close up I died a little :)

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  18. Trish,
    You really catch the best colours of autumn. Very pretty. Your flatwares are to die for.

    Happy TS,
    /chie

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  19. Hi Tricia,
    oh my, this is awesome. So simply and so elegant. I love the modern spirit of your placemats and napkins combined with the plates and the silver. The centerpiece really makes it all complete and it matches perfect with your room. This is all perfect!
    Greetings, Johanna

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  20. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! I love your leaves!

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  21. I love this table...very Vera :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  22. Everything came together just wonderfully!! Love that centerpiece and the gold plates look great with those pretty placemats!!

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  23. Your tablescape is very pretty, Tricia. The colors just pop!...Christine

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  24. Your tablescape is very nicely done. It is simple yet smart looking. I also like to see the top of tables (some open space) since it is very Zen. Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving a comment. Hope to see you back again.

    Jan @ BellaCasa
    BabyBoomerBuzz.com

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  25. Hi Tricia...

    My friend, your "Falling Leaves" autumn table is simply gorgeous! Ohhh...those Vera table placemats and dinner napkins are fabulous! Ahhh...red, green, and gold...my favorite autumn colors! Hmmm, come to think of it...they are my favorite "all time" colors! Hehe! My home is done in the same color scheme. My living room, dining room, and kitchen have an open floor plan...deep red, olive green, and gold are used throughout these rooms! I also love that large red urn...it makes for the perfect centerpiece for your beautiful autumn table! I just giggled when I read "HEB". I am in Colorado now but lived in south Texas for 30 yrs. I still call the grocery store that I shop at here...HEB's. My honey always looks at me with a puzzled look. Hehe! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with us today...this was such a treat!!!

    I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my "autumn tablescape in a basket"! I enjoyed your visit and sweet note, my friend! Thank you!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  26. That vase is so, so, so, so pretty!!! It goes perfectly with the colors of your table setting! Have a great weekend, and thanks also for stopping by my blog!

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  27. Very lovely!
    and the feet on the urn are terrific! :-)

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  28. I am also struck by the beauty of your wedding silver! Your fall table has a regal look with all the fine items you have gathered in this setting.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment,
    Carrie

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  29. Great colors - great everything! Your hubby has great timing too! Mine doesn't bring home flowers, but he did grow enough of those awesome squash to fill up 2-3 bushel baskets! Have a great weekend! Sandi

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  30. This is gorgeous. I love the colors and I could sure use that silver. =D The urn is gorgeous. I love how you used it for the flowers. Very beautiful.

    Thank you for stopping by on this my first Tablescape Thursday. Much love!

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  31. Beautiful tablescape! I love the placements and napkins. You were so fortunate to have found them on sale.
    Thanks for your visit today. Ginger

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  32. This is so pretty -- Love those placemats and you've matched them perfectly. What a beautiful urn -- this is all lovely.

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  33. Beautiful table, Tricia. I love the reds and golds...the centerpiece is striking.

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  34. This is a beautiful table. The linens are so perfect with the dishes, the vase is perfect with all of the rest! Fresh flowers, the icing on the cake. I really love this!

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  35. Hi, Tricia,
    Beautiful fall table. Your silverware is just beautiful. I see why you still love it.
    D

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  36. Tricia, your table is so pretty. I love those linens, and your dish colors are so pretty with it. That vase is lovely and the perfect color for this tablescape. laurie

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  37. Beautiful!!! Love the colors and that vase is just gorgeous! Perfect combination!

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  38. Your Turning Leaf linens are gorgeous autumn colors. That urn is stunning; I really like its feet, too. Your silver is absolutely beautiful.

    All the Best,

    Requi

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  39. Still love that metal urn. Thank you for your visit today. I really means a lot. Ginger

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