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Welcome to the 212th Tablescape Thursday!
Yesterday, I posted some pictures of the mantel in the family room all dressed for autumn. It became the inspiration for this week’s Tablescape Thursday.
Often, the treasures we love and use when decorating our home work well in a centerpiece for a table setting, too.
I almost put this tablescape in my dining room since the colors are great for that room’s dark mahogany table and red walls. At the last-minute I decided to leave it here on the porch and let the autumn colors contrast against the white of the table.
Everything in this setting has been used in a previous tablescape here at BNOTP. I love mixing and remixing my china, flatware, glassware and candlesticks to come up with new table settings. Do you do that, too?
As we look at the table setting, I’ll link back to some of those previous tablescapes in case you would like to see the same elements used in different ways.
I think Mr. Duck enjoyed his new surroundings out here on porch. I started out with the books stacked as shown below, but I changed them up a bit later in the table setting. The picture above shows them displayed with the gold edges of the black leather-bound book facing the camera, while below, the bindings all face forward. Which look do you like best? All the books were found over the years while out garage sailing or thrifting.
Acorn soup tureens were previously used in this Thanksgiving tablescape: Thanksgiving Table Setting, 2011
The tureens were found (on sale) at Williams-Sonoma a few years back. I chose the dark brown tureens for today’s table…
They also came in a caramel brown color as seen in this 2009, Thanksgiving Tablescape.
Williams-Sonoma showed these tureens with a yummy looking Butternut Squash Soup inside. You’ll find the recipe here: Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Prosciutto (Image from Williams-Sonoma online)
Candlesticks are from Hobby Lobby many years ago, found in their clearance isle. Stemware is from Mikasa a few years back. Wishing now I had thought to sprinkle a few acorns around the centerpiece. Wouldn’t that have been perfect with the acorn tureens? I always see these things later!
I had a little fun with the flatware this week, mixing in some antler flatware I purchased on eBay several years ago.
Here’s a picture snagged from a previous Thanksgiving table setting showing the fork. The set just included a knife and fork
I tucked a couple of tall cinnamon sticks under each napkin ring. They gave the table the most wonderful fall scent.
The dinner plates are called Fall Rooster and were found at Marshall’s several years ago. They were deeply discounted (I think $1.99 each) in one of their awesome sales. I’ve used them previously in these two tablescapes: Country Rooster and A Colorful Autumn Table Setting .
Did you spot these pine cone napkin rings in the previous Thanksgiving tablescape? They worked well for this casual fall setting.
Rattan chargers are from Pier 1, found a year or so ago and used previously in this table setting: A Thanksgiving Tablescape for the “Kid’s” Table
Looking forward to all the beautiful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
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