Join me as I embrace and share truly authentic American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Apples for Autumn...

It is "Tablescape Thursday" again over at "Between Naps on the Porch," and I am thankful to Susan for hosting this wonderful event!  



Today, you are getting two for one! I wanted to share a beautiful tablescape my mom did with her Franciscan "Apple," and one I did with a fruit pattern by Sakura called "Sonoma."


I must tell you that my mom does not try at this. She just puts it all together so effortlessly. I try...then move things around... then try again... then get different plates, then a different centerpiece, and so on. She just puts it on the table and it turns out beautifully.  Plus, she has lots of beautiful things to use, and all of them are special in some way. Enjoy...





























Here we go with mine...You might notice I always have the table bare. I really like to see the wood  because it is so rustic and warm. I will use a table cloth, though, I promise, when I get out the Minton bone china:-) We do actually use our tablescapes. I generally will do one, and we use that dinnerware for the week.



I have seen people put the flatware on these placemats, but I kind of like things on or off, and there is just not enough room to have it all on, so I put it to the side. If any of you have some ideas or suggestions about that, let me know!!



















There you have two different apple-themed settings!


Next week I have a huge treat as my mom and I are doing a table for a festival that promises to be fabulous! I am so excited about doing it with her and also excited about seeing the other tablescapes. I promise lots of photos and a lot of bling!


Thanks for stopping by:-)  Anita

22 comments:

  1. YUM Anita! Your Fall tablescapes are just gorgeous... Your Mother's emerald green stemware is so beautiful, it really puts a shot of color in there doesn't it? And yours is so inspiring to me... I was stumped as to my tablesetting for the holiday, but now I have direction! Thank you so much.

    Have a great rest of the week
    ~Rainey~

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  2. They are both so beautiful, love all the dishes, just love the dishes, the fall settings really take advantage of how beautiful they really are.

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  3. So pretty -- both of them! My mother had the same dishes as your mother -- but with 4 kids...they didn't fare very well -- lots of chips! Love your dishes too -- I'll look forward to your tablescape next week as well! Thanks for your visit.

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  4. Beautiful tablescapes, rooms and tables! You both have lovely homes. Hugs, Cindy S.

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  5. One is just as beautiful as the other. Looks like you inherited your mom's style and talent. Thanks for this wonderful double treat....Christine

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  6. Love both of your tablescapes...the dishes are beautiful on both...the green stemware is superb and I love the napkins on the second table. Gorgeous...thanks for sharing and for your visit to my table.

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  7. You are both very talented women to put together two of the best tables, stunning, both of them...I ♥♥♥ your mother's green stemware and your tall candlesticks, beautiful!

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  8. "Oh WOW"....as each photo opened, I kept saying "Oh WOW!!"
    They just got better & better. It must be genetic, this artistic talent to compose & create beautiful spaces, because you've BOTH got the touch.

    I ♥ the green stemware with the apple dishes. It brings out the colors so well.

    Your wood showing through is just as glowing & warm looking.

    Thank you so much for sharing these photos of both tables. Two for One!! :-)

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  9. Both of them are very pretty! I don't blame you for not using a tablecloth ~ your table is wonderful. I don't know if the napkin ring would still fit, but I'm sure I've seen where the silverware has been put into the napkin and then the napkin ring holds it all together.

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  10. Wow..your mom has such a beautiful table and it loos so nice with the curtains in the background. Yours is appleiscous too. Looking foward to next weeks!!


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  11. Both are just gorgeous, thank you both for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving early!
    I enjoyed that,
    Linda Q

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  12. I'm envious, I wish my daughter lived close enough that we could do a table together. I think both of the tables look amazing. Obviously your mother has a great eye, it is also obvious that you have picked it up quite well. Sue

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  13. So very pretty, both of them. Your home looks so inviting.

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  14. Both table settings are just gorgeous. It comes easy to your Mother because she has been doing it a lot longer. I love the green glasses on hers. Both of you are very talented....Kim

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  15. Lovely! I love the green stemware. It is all very pretty!

    ~Liz

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  16. They're both beautiful! I love the rich hues used in both tablescapes. I would be extremely happy to sit at either table! ;D

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  17. Beautiful table!! I love Franciscan Apple.

    I also enjoyed your Puerto Rico photos!

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  18. what beautiful tablescapes- i especially like the green stemware

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  19. Anita, both of these tables are stunning, can't decide which I like better! I love doing Fall tables too! Thanks for shaing both of these!!! XO, Pinky

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  20. Wow...two tablescapes...and I love them both! Your Mom's table is wonderful...great floral centerpiece! I adore her green glassware with her china...and that adorable turkey tureen!
    Your china is just beautiful! The centerpiece really caught my eye. And those tallll candlesticks...LOVE 'em! I'm like you...love to see the warm wood of the table with the fall colors. Thanks for sharing these two great tablescapes...how wonderful to be able to share this with your Mom! :-)
    Susan

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