Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday














Welcome again to Tablescape Tuesday which is hosted by the most wonderful Diva of Tablescapes - Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/.
Go visit her to see more talented Ones displaying their tables for you today!

Now, we are all so blessed, aren't we? I know I certainly am. I'm really not materialistic, but it will seem like it today.

I began setting up for our Tablescape Tuesday and got a little carried away. So, bear with me! ;)


It all started with this cornucopia to be my centerpiece. I'm not sure if this is a soup tureen or not, but the top is a lid. I placed a grapevine wreath on the table and then sat the cornucopia on a cake stand to give it some height and put it right in the middle of the wreath. Pulled out my little fall leaves, fall gourds and pumpkins and went to town!I'm using my Pier One dishes again ~ they just look so fall-like! The table is draped with a rusty colored tablecloth. I'm using my silver flatware and stemmed glasses in a brown tone.


I sat my little ramekin bowls, which match the color on the plates, right on top. Also a perfect spot for a squash! ;)
I found these precious little pear plates back awhile ago and thought they would work just fine for bread plates! See the precious little butter knife? The handle is a greenish marble look.

Look at these very fall napkins! Actually they are not napkins at all, but kitchen tea towels. The pears are embroidered in an orange thread. I love these little tea towel/napkins. Can you love tea towel/napkins? Yes! You really can!


I only bought two of the bowls that go with this set of dishes. They're really quite large!

Excess? Did I go a tad overboard here? I probably did, but oh, how much fun!
You know we learn an eye pleasing vignette for our table is all about placing our objects on different levels. Beside the candelstick I used a little sherbert dish for a candle holder.


You know how I love salt and pepper shakers. Can you love...you know you can!Here's some little pumpkins!


Now you're looking at my old antique server. I thought it was a buffet, but was promptly told where I bought it, "This is a server!" Excuse me, anyway, I do love this piece of furniture. You certainly can love furniture! I placed a cloche on top of the cake stand (I love cake stands!) with lots of fallness underneath the dome.

The gorgeous fall-like cake stand.

Guess what these are? ;)

Well, there you have it ~ my overdone packed out table. Now this will not be our Thanksgiving table because I don't think I could set any food dishes here! But we could have a good time looking at all the fallness!!
Thanks for coming to see my fall tablescape.
Be a bunch of sweeties,


I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night
Last night your shadow fell upon my lonely room
I touched your golden hair and tasted your perfume
Your eyes were filled with love the way they used to be
Your gentle hand reached out to comfort me
Then came the dawn
And you were gone
You were gone, gone, gone
I had too much to dream last night
Too much to dream
I'm not ready to face the light
I had too much to dream
Last night
Last night
The room was empty as I staggered from my bed
I could not bear the image racing through my head
You were so real that I could feel your eagerness
And when you raised your lips for me to kiss
Came the dawn
And you were gone
You were gone, gone, gone
Oh, too much to dream
Oh, too much to dream
Too much to dream last night
Oh, too much to dream
~sung by the Electric Prunes

58 comments:

  1. Sheila, what a gorgeous setting!!! Looks good enough to eat even without all of the Thanksgiving fixings ;)

    Did you get those plates at Pier One this year? I heart those! I even have yellow ramekins myself, so I can copy you, hooray!!! :)

    I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving, Sheila!!!

    xoxo
    Bella

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  2. I LOVED IT!!! Can I love?? YES I can.. hehe!! ;-) ... thought that was so cute too, so had to put in in my comment!! ;-) hehe

    No really I loved you table.. those were just my kind of colors!, those plates are so beautiful!!!

    And lovely lyrics.. although a little sad!!

    Happy thanksgiving!!

    Monica

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  3. Pat@Back Porch MusingsTuesday, November 25, 2008

    Gorgeous table, Shelia!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. A stunning table, now maybe less food for more beauty, that might save calories. Ya did a good job, girl. I wouldn't know how to make a table that beautiful, even if I had the dishes to do it. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    L♥ve Ya,
    Chris

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  5. OMG!!! Shelia that is one gorgeous table... I am in love with it... Can you be in LOVE with a tablescape... I think so... LOL LOL It is simply stunning and what a perfect setting for Thanksgiving... Did you get carried away... I think not... Loved it & Love you... Have a Great Pumkin Day!

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

    ps... Love your new blog look
    too....

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  6. What a beautiful set.. Your table is to die for... Thanks, Nanette

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  7. Yep, I love your tablesetting! And thank you for the little tips. I'm learning a lot. I'm going to really take the time to make my Thanksgiving table pretty this year.

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  8. You have entirely too much fun Playing with your dishes, but you do create prettys! (I know, I know, I just made up a word!)

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  9. A beautiful table setting for such a joyous holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Shelia I enjoyed seeing those dishes again, I so adore them! The colors!

    Love what you did with them this time, and yes I dont see food fitting on the tabe with all those beauties! But it makes for fab pictures!

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  11. Sheila.. you've out done yourself darling. This is just incredible. I love your centerpiece..and the pear plates for bread is ingenious..~ lynne~

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  12. I know I shouldn't, but I almost covet those pear dishes. I can visualize a pear salad on them. I just finished putting pears in the freezer for later in the year or maybe early next year. They are sliced instead of halved, but they'll still be good.
    Oh well, if I had them, I wouldn't have anywhere to store them.

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  13. So...........what time is dinner? LOL!!!

    Your table and everything looks so lovely...and so inviting!!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

    ps...today, 1pm, is our tour of the potential B&B...and we can hardly wait!!!!!!!!

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  14. Thanksgiving is all about thanking God for our bounty! Your bountiful table fits right in. Sally

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  15. You absolutely do GORGEOUS tablescapes!! Just beautiful!!! I think you should have the food on your countertops, let everyone go buffet style and use that fabulous table for your Thanksgiving meal!

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  16. Good Morning Shelia...Gorgeous tablescape! Everything was perfect. Too much? Are you kidding? As Charles Faudree says, "Too much is never enough." Also I had a realization today...you are a plate and rooster person like me. I scrolled down the sidebar and there was the evidence. I got a peek at some of the Spode plates you have on the wall in your tablescape pics...and I have the same ones! I'm so happy to see a kindred soul. Thanks for sharing...Debbie

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  17. Right away I noticed you changed your blog background and header. So cute. Love your tablescape. It is very pretty and very full of fallness.

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  18. BRAVO!!! Shelia you out did yourself girl...Its just beautiful..I love the cloche on the cake stand..but what do you have inside of iT?? now you know I am nosey its all just beautiful Picklepoo..hugs and smiles Gloria

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  19. Thank you Naz for popping in and I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. Hi Glenda. I'm so glad you liked my little pear dishes! I just had to have them! lol Oh, I would love some of your 'real' pears! I love a good juicy pear and can't find them any more in the grocery store - they're always dry. Yuck!
    Have a wonderrful Thanksgiving,
    be as sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  21. Good morning Shelia! I love, love, love, all the wonderful little and big details on your table and side table! Lovely!! You have found some wonderful fall accents...

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  22. bravo! this was wonderful to see...the "fallness" is fantastic!

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  23. Hello my lovely SheLady!

    Your table setting is gorgeous as is all the decorating around the buffet! I can tell you've been a busy girl! Thank you for sharing this with us. And may you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    XO,

    SheLady2 :-)

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  24. Once again... just beautiful.

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  25. You did an outstanding tablescape! ~GORGEOUS~ :)

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  26. I think it looks BEAUTIFUL!! You might have to set up a seperate table for food and eat Buffet style, but it would make a loving Thanksgiving setting.
    Have a wonderful thanksgiving!
    *hugs*

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  27. Beautiful tablescape. IMHO, Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for the bountiful harvest, so your table should be overflowing with harvest gifts, and yours certainly is! Of course, this is from someone who thinks clutter is a decorating term, but I say "the more the better"! Lovely table. Happy Thanksgiving. laurie

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  28. I LOVE it of course! And no, it's not over the top,it's perfect! It would be such a thrill to enjoy a meal at your beautiful table!
    Hugs,
    Carol

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  29. Hi again Shelia ( I keep writing Sheila... don't hate me if I do..)

    Thanks for visiting me across the Atlantic!! That is SO fantastic that you've been to Norway for real!! :-) Did you take the "hurtigruten" and go to Geiranger?? (I live very close to the Geiranger fjord)

    Monica

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  30. A lovely table. Love the cloche! And love the vignette on the sidebar w/ the cloche & birds! It's just beautiful...and that little bookend is too cute!

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  31. Good AFternoon Shelia
    What a lovely table. When you switch up the cloth and the colours dishes look different for each occasion. You like salt and pepper shakers too...I do too. I like your use of sherbet dishes and lids to make this a lovely theme. Yum yum...what will we have for dinner.
    I also love pears...lovely table again Shelia.
    HAve a lovely day
    Judi

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  32. It's all so pleasing to the eye. I especially love the cake stand and the tea towel napkins. Have a happy day.

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  33. Hi Shelia! Not overdone at all. I love everything. It's so colorful, I know it will warm and welcome your guest this Thanksgiving and I hope you have a nice one! Deb

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  34. Sheila,you have definitely outdone your own self.This is awesome.My favorite part I think, is the little salt and pepper shakers.Awesome.Can you top this next week?I don't see how?????????????Ann

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  35. Good afternoon Shelia~ You have outdone yourself once again. I look forward to your tablsescapes every week. I love how you arrange items at different levels....oh one day I will try this ( maybe. ) :) Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs~ J

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  36. The whole table setting is just so beautiful! I love your dishes, the colors, the centerpiece and all the other accessories you added around. Happy Thanksgiving, Shelia!....Christine

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  37. Hi, Christene! It's so nice to hear from you! Thank you for popping in to see me and have a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,Shelia ;)

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  38. Lovely as usual, my dear! Love all your dishes, and the perfect autumn/colors that goes so well with the holidays.... and by the way, love your new banner too! ;)

    Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving Day!

    Hugs

    cielo

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  39. Sheila, I don't think your table is over done at all. It is positively gorgeous. My table is long and narrow. I can never put food on the table. My dinners are always served buffet style on my island. It works great. So pretty up with all you have and everyone can enjoy the beauty or bounty. Smile. Your dishes and the compliment pieces are the perfect fall colors. I would love to eat Thanksgiving dinner at your lovely table.

    I'm glad you got a kick out of the turkey story. I thought it was funny too. LOL.

    I'll see you tomorrow I gotta work on my post and it is a fun one.

    Love and hugs...Jeanne

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  40. Beautiful table setting.Happy Thanksgiving!
    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  41. Your table is so festive and beautiful. And I LOVE your new blog layout!

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  42. Ooh, it looks SO pretty, Shelia!!!!!!!!!! I was thinking, "how the heck can she fit any food on there now?" But then read you're not using that table. Are you at least going to keep it set up just to look at?

    Justine :o )

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  43. Shelia my dear...you are no slouch when it comes to tablescapes... I love EVERYTHING you put together
    ...who wouldn't? I can't believe how talented you are to always provide us with a fitting song!
    Hugs to you & yours, ♥ Bo ♥

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  44. I was going to mention that there was no room for food, but you already know that! You could move the gorgeous display to the server/buffet where everyone could enjoy it, or put the food there instead.
    And quit showing off those Pier 1 dishes! You're just making me jealous!

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  45. How wonderful! You have given me so many ideas to use in my own decor! I just know your Thanksgiving this year is going to be particularly special. I am thankful that you did not lose your home, and although my heart goes out to those who did lose so much, I know they are also rebuilding their lives and have much to be thankful for.

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  46. You can never have too many dishes!! Excess Scmexcess! I LOVED it!
    You always have the most wonderful goodies. How I would love to dine at your home...how sweet that would be!

    Love,
    Sue

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  47. Hey, no fair, Debbie stole my Charles Faudree line that I was gonna use! Your table is perfect, Shelia! Who needs room for food...we can stick that stuff on the kitchen counters and help ourselves buffet style! :-) I just love your pear bread plates...and apparently my sister, Glenda, does, too! Never heard her use the word covet...too funny! :-) Thanks so much for this beautiful, fall inspired tablescape...love it! Susan

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  48. Hi Shelia, I'm so happy you came to visit my new blog. Please come back anytime. Thank you so much for your kindness on my TT. I really do appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Happy B-day! ~Melissa :)

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  49. Hi Shelia, I just love this tablescape, so warm and inviting! You are so wonderful and putting it all together!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  50. Hey Shelia; Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. As always I love your table scape, you do such a wonderful job. I love all you sets of dishes. I need you to stop by here and do my table. lol

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  51. Your table looks great Sheila.It doesn't look overdone to me. I love it !

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  52. Oh my, sweetness...your table looks so lovely. I do wish I had more dishes so I could keep playing...well, i'll just keep looking for more.
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    bj

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  53. Sheila, thanks so much for swinging by. I'm an understudy and a work in progress..lol.. but have alot of fun playing with them.
    ~lynne~

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  54. You look like you are ready for the holiday! Pretty! ENJOY! Fifi

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  55. So, so beautiful, Sheila! I love
    those little pear dishes...so versatile!
    Thanksgiving Blessings~

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