Sunday, September 9, 2012

Autumn's Sunflowers

 Here we are already in the lovely beginnings of fall. It was so fortunate to find the wooden green basket with the sunflower decorations for it is wonderful for the centerpiece. I purchased the green milk bottle vases for the sunflowers before finding the basket and luckly they fit.

I was shopping for fall accessories when I spotted these scarescrows with sunflowers on their clothing.

The detail on their back of the tiny woven basket caused me to pause and think what could I place there that is small and light weight enough, I'm still looking. His holding the pitch fork reminds me of that certain painting!

What I love is the happiness on her face as if they are out strolling to enjoy the fall weather!
The sunshine certainly is brighting the yellow and green in the glass candle holders.  

The beginning of the linens is the celadon linen tablecloth, then the darker green ribbed runner.  A Style Happy sunflower place mat anchors each setting.
I like the detail of the Style Happy linens for I also used them in the Sea shell post.

GTB ceramics created the Sunflower plates and the rim's antiqued edging adds interest to the design. The yellow flatware adds to the sunny feel.
 The artist signature I was unable to decifer and if you know this artist I would appreciate the information! The sunflowers are lovely and the 06 date is recent.

The bowl is from Harvest Spice and has the sunflower shape to accompany the theme.

True FRIENDS are light bright SUNFLOWERS
that never fade away,
even over distance and time
Marie Williams Johnston 

 The napkin, napkin ring and sign are from three different stores.  The sign was a great addition for I love the thought of sunflowers with friendly faces.
Franco glassware has so many styles preduced in Italy.  When I find this company I love to chose their different styles. Since the glassware and ceramics are both from Italy they seem agradable!

Love the carrier for the sunflower plates and had to show the tied yellow ribbon package.
I was contemplating an appetizer, maybe a wrapped sausage roll for a fall taste. 

Space for the SUNFLOWER,
bright with the yellow glow,
To court the SKY.
Caroline Gilman, To The Ursulines

And the SUNFLOWER by in
AUTUMN beauty stood.
William Cullen Bryant 
Bring me the SUNFLOWER crazed
with the love of LIGHT 
Eugenie Montale 


When I envision a table, the theme can be used for fall is of colored leaves, pumpkins, mums, sunflowers or other inspirations.  Finding the sunflower ceramics was just the beginning for I love hunting for the other accessories to embellish the tablescape.  As the hot days fade to the cooler autumn breezes I will pick up the golden yellow goblet with sweet iced tea and toast the coming of fall.  This has been a fun table to set and brings a smile to my face!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderfuly bright and pretty tablescape! I love sunflowers, and the china is so pretty! Iced tea sounds lovely and thank you for coming to tea with me. Enjoy your week.


Antiques And Teacups said...

What a bright and cheerful table! I love the sunflower all goes together so well and is so colorful! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely table and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Johanna said...

you have a stunning collction of nice ceramics with sunflowers. That looks gorgeous together. And I believe that the items are very versatile usable, because this happy design is always nice. Thank you for sharing this wonderful table setting.
Best greetings, Johanna

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great tablescape. I love the sunflowers, they are so pretty. Beautiful dishes and accessories, so bright and cheery. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Beautiful tablescape. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Return to Loveliness. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Lavender Cottage said...

I love your autumn tablescape with all the cheery yellow china and sunflowers. If I had more room for storage I think I might like to buy more for this seasonal theme.

kitty said...

I love all your sunflower plates and accessories. I'm on the look out for some that are reasonably priced. They just make for a happy table, don't they!? Thanks for your visit to my blog.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a pretty sunny tablescape!. I love all the fall accessories you have, so much fun for this time of year.

Sherry said...

Such a pretty tablescape. I love the colored glass candlesticks.

Sarah said...

What pretty dishes. Guess we were both thinking sunflowers this week. ;-)

jeanetteann said...

How beautiful your sunflower theme is. I so love them. I've planted some sunflower seeds I collected from last years blooms. I'm hoping the birds don't eat them all, We are into Spring now here.
Your gold and green candlesticks caught my eye. They are beautiful with the light shining through them. Everything is perfect for Summer or Autumn. Thank you for visiting me and for your nice comment. xx

ann k said...

beautiful table! I really like the sunflower appetizer plates.
Looks great!

Brenda said...

I just LOVE your tablescapes!! You are very creative in setting each table and I know it must bring happiness to your family and friends to sit at such a setting. I love your creativeness!!
Thank you for visiting me today at Down Memory La La Lane. I was so happy to see that you visited.

xinex said...

This is such a sunny, happy and delightful table. Your sunflower plates are very pretty. I just love the colors of Fall and you put them all so beautifully here...Christine

Marlis said...

A perfect sunflower table. I love it all. Every piece ties in with the next. You've got a good eye for design. Your china is just stunning. Love this.. xo marlis

Cindy said...

Sunflowers always remind me that it's still summer but Fall is on it's way! And, I live in the Sunflower state of Kansas! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is one of my favorite tables at Let's Dish this week. I LOVE those dinner plates!! So many touches just make this eye-catching! Hugs, Linda

Alycia Nichols said...

Gosh, I have no idea who that signature might belong to! At first I thought it said "Homer", but then upon closer examination, maybe not. It's tough to tell. He (or she) signed it like a doctor! :-) Very sunshiny, happy table!!!! The sunflowers are a nod to both autumn and the waning days of summer. Very nice!

Marigene said...

Living in the sunflower state, you know I love this table!
Are there any markings on the bottom of the plates to indicate who made them?

we three dogs and me said...

Oh I love your sunshine table. Yellow seems to light up a room and make you happy.In out town we have a couple who give out starter plants and who ever raises the tallest plant gets a cash prize . So we have sunflowers all through the town. love the mats and scare crows.

Designs By Pinky said...

LOVE this table, cause i LOVE sunflowers! They are just happy flowers tome. That set of dishes is GORGEOUS!!!! I am going to look for some. Thanks for your visit and thanks for sharing this pretty table. XO, Pinky

Tricia said...

This is a wonderful tribute to sunflowers -- and fall. Those little scarecrows are darling! I know you had fun setting this festive table!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Your table is beautiful. I'm working on my sunflower table and you gave me a great idea with the runner. I love your dishes and the candle holders.

A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love the placemats and dishes...well, heck, I love all of it! Thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is such a petty themed table. So many nice details!

Diann said...

Al of your sunflower dishes and accessories look so pretty! and the little figurines are so sweet!

Cynthia Tubb said...

Oh my goodness.. how pretty is your sunflower table. Thank you so much for visiting and your kind comments on my rooster table.


Kathleen said...

That is so pretty! Just love the sunflowers. What great placemats and those stems, wow!
You forgot add the link back to Let's Dish, thanks!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Jann Olson said...

I love your sunny sunflower tablescape. I too use sunflowers and scarecrows in my Fall decor. They are just so cheery. Like you mentioned about your sunflower girl. I just put mine away and changed to Halloween. Your entire tablescape is a delight.

Designing Domesticity said...

Love your sunflower inspired table. Just beautiful. Especially this time of year. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving such a sweet comment. And don't worry, I have no plans on painting my furniture! Thanks for sharing, liz