Sunday, September 29, 2013

Finally Fall !!!

Do you say Fall or Autumn?
A gold wire pumpkin with the faux fall leaves and glitter pumpkins
center the table on an antique cake stand!
Beaded fall leafed mat accents the centerpiece.
A close-up of the autumnal orange pumpkin and seasonal berries with leaves.
The burnt orange glass tall candle holder with the shades of orange to brown candle.
Flower crested pumpkin placed on the velvet and
silk styled table runner.
An orange place mat is basis for each setting on the crisp white linen tablecloth.
Now the beauty of Copeland Spode pattern Valencia orange for this fall theme. I love this pattern and was thrilled to find this set at the Antique Elegance Show in Richardson, Texas two weeks ago. It is very complete and its color is perfect for fall.
The grapes and leaves along with the textural basket weave scalloped rim are surrounded with three orange bands.
The shapely square salad is the dramatic piece
to show off the china.
Now here is the complete place setting for your enjoyment!
Fortunately, the new orange napkins(a great Home Goods find) with fall colored stripes is a great match with the placemat.
Gibson clear orange and silver flatware is new and a shiny surface.
An easy choice of tea or coffee with a sip of water!
Crystalleria Fratelli Fumo a lovely Italian goblet with a clear bowl, green balls and orange stem.
The shape and scallops of this cup and saucer gives dimension to the earthenware.
Dark wire pear shape votive with a amber glass insert will be lighted for ambiance.
My excitement of setting the table with this beauty of a cover vegetable tureen,
and two oval vegetable bowls.
The most shapely piece of this Copeland Spode 
pattern is the sauce boat.
Now the table is set and I can sit back and wait for the family to arrive for a festive fall dinner.

I'm participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Magic of Numbers

School has started!
Let's learn
Our Numbers
Lucky Me!
I found this set of cups, saucers, and plates with the charming numbers at Home Goods.
This began the theme of a math tablescape and all the great accessories which
add up to Numbers.
The top of the
Teacher's Desk
The Center of the Table

Add the Apples
Build each setting 
 Yellow Place Mat
from Home Goods
A white Dinner Plate
Dinner Plate by 10 Strawberry Street
Salad Plate
Salad by 4 10/88 PPD
Add or Subtract 
Multiply or Divide
 Napkins = Graph Paper
Red Handled Stainless by Oneida
Apples for the Teacher 
and a Snack
Cup and Saucer
+  a Goblet

Blue Goblet
Christmas Tree Store
Primary Numbers
Numbers Cup
 4 10/82 by PPD
Numbers Saucer

Table for 8.

Down the Middle

Big Apples Little Apples
Full Place Setting
Even a Ruler
Primary Numbers
Erasers for
A Big Mistake

Or just an Oops
from the 99cents store

Loved setting this table, being a former elementary classroom teacher, it brings back memories of teaching Math. I absolutely love this set of Numbers china and used the cake plate as the top of the teacher's desk. The cutest is the pencil holder by McMillan Book Co. given to my husband, the Textbook Administrator for our local school district. He was responsible for almost a million books and dealing with the 85,000 student and the 53 schools in our school district.