Join me as I embrace and share 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 grandparents' old house, local junk shops and my parents' attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Autumn Reds...

I just love the end of the "leaf" season because all the colors left become so vibrant it is surreal.

I recreated a table I did a couple years ago with Japanese Maple leaves, HERE, but this time with mostly red oak and maple leaves.


These leaves are so breathtaking in person and sunlight just makes them even more vibrant!


I used a creamy matelasse runner with a paisley runner on top. I love using a double runner. It really adds texture and interest.


I used Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinner plates and flatware, with a Walmart salad plate from several years ago. I actually bought the plates to put candles in then thought they would be great salad plates. Several people have asked me about them, and they are still available at Walmart but there is no guarantee about color. I have not been able to find them anywhere online except Pottery Barn and they were much more expensive.


I have used a red Noritake "Perspective" wine glass, and a Pier 1 amber water glass. My mother graciously gifted me with 12 4-piece place settings of the Noritake.


The rattan charger is another Walmart special that I use frequently...


These napkins were purchased from Walmart a couple years ago, and are paired with the same BBB bamboo napkin rings I use all the time. I like them:-)


A closer look at the red plate...


I love this fabric...




I took this shot before I realized I needed the red glasses.


In case you didn't notice, always one to buck trends, I painted the french door wall with the same red as the rest of the dining area. I love this color, Kilz Red Fox, so much and it makes the white doors seem like they belong. I  really like the red with the drop cloth window panels too.


I hope you enjoyed my fall reds! I love the organic and natural elements of this table so much.

I'll be joining:

Tablescape Thursday
Inspiration Friday

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!!


Anita




32 comments:

  1. I really loved the marvellous maple red table setting embracing the last touches of Fall....

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  2. Anita, as always, your tablescape is just AMAZING!! I love the vibrant red! It just adds an awesome pop of color! The vibrant leaves are just gorgeous, and really set the tone for your table. The mix of elements work beautifully together. Just gorgeous!

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  3. Sheila, se ve fabulosa la mesa, esos colores y sobre todo la placa de hoja de arce me fascina, espero poder encontrar acá en Walmart. Saludos desde C.R.

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  4. I, for one, love this, Anita! Those reds! This is the quintessential fall table, and you did fall justice and then some!

    Hope that my favorite songbird is doing well and enjoying this beautiful season with which the Lord has blessed us.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you, my friend, and may fall blessings abound...

    XO,

    Sheila

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  5. I love the reds especially that bouquet of red maple and oak leaves for your centerpiece. I like the patio door wall painted red. Very beautiful post. Blessings, Pamela

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  6. I'm seeing red over this table, Anita...but in a GOOD way! :-) Isn't it great when nature inspires? So many good things can spring forth from it! I like the double runner...very cool idea! VERY generous of your Mom with the 4-pc. stemware sets! Could your Mom please call my Mom? :-)

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  7. Your skill at taking what nature provides and enhancing it for such a breathtaking tablescape never ceases to amaze me. What guest wouldn't feel special at a table like this? Simply beautiful!

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  8. OOh, Anita, I LOVE this. I love the organic use of beautiful fall leaves with the vintage and new pieces in your collections. Beautiful. I'm on the hunt for vintage glassware. Yours is really pretty. I love how the glass beads in your candle holders compliment the glassware and natural colors of fall.

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  9. What a beautiful tablescape! It's very inviting. The reds & golds are so pretty together. I love your red wine glasses.

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  10. This is just the prettiest table. I love the leaves so much. Your dishes and stems are so pretty. Love the shot of the whole table where the light jumps through those pieces! great fall table. xo marlis

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  11. This is another gorgeous autumn table! I love the reds, and if we had such beautiful foliage around here, I would want them all over my house.

    I love the table, especially with the red glasses, and the double runner does add even more texture. I want to make a matelasse runner for my dining room because that looks so lovely.

    I know I've said it before, but your tables are always the perfect combination of warmth and class.

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  12. Wow! What a beautiful table. I love the vibrant colors! And the dishes are so perfect with the fall colors you have used.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  13. The red is going to be such a perfect backdrop for all of your various tablescapes...and I like the contrast of the white on the doors...as always, the light dancing through your windows and doors is absolutely magical! Thank you for inviting us to your beautiful table. Cherry Kay

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  14. Anita, I am a follower of Far Above Rubies and I have gone to Facebook to like the "Heritage" dishes as well as left a tablescaping tips post. I hope I have 3 entries for this giveaway! I always enjoy seeing your tablescapes. You set a beautiful table!

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  15. Your tablescape is simply beautiful, Anita! I'm impressed by how well you take photos as well. The gorgeous colours literally pop off the screen!
    Have a lovely day,
    ~ Wendi ~

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  16. Beautiful table! I love the leaf plates :) Everything looks so comforting and homey!

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  17. Anita, just love the gorgeous elegant but rustic touches table top. The red goblets are my favorite and something that looks inherited. I have one green leaf plate from years ago and been checking Walmart for others, they are redoing ours and and in turmoil, the table against your dishes is wonderful.I will have to copy this setting...thank you for all your uplifting inspiration.

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  18. What a spooktacular tablescape!

    I created a mad scientists lab this past Monday. I hope you'll come by for a peek and shriek. :)

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table creations. It was truly a feast for my eyes. Love each second of my visit. connie

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  20. So that is what fall looks like in your part of the country...sure not that pretty here on the prairie! Those leaves remind me of growing up in New England...so vibrant in their color. Beautiful red and gold table, Anita. I think I have told you at least a dozen times how much I like those candle holders...I drool every time I see them!
    Have a great weekend...

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  21. Wow, that is a fantastic tablescape! I love your use of colors and materials, everything matches perfectly and looks so inviting! Wonderful!

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  22. This is so exquisite Anita and perfectly captures "Fall"! I vividly remember seeing your tablescapes for the first time and my mouth dropping open. You have a gift my friend and we are so thrilled you shared it with us this week at Inspiration Friday!:-)
    Vanessa

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  23. Beautiful and vibrant table! Your sense of color, and use of varying textures impresses. I like the idea of using two different runners to add texture. Thanks for sharing your table. ~CJ

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  24. You have so many beautiful table runners and these are no exception. The colors of this tablescape are gorgeous!!!!

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  25. I really like your table setting. That's a good idea to bring in a bunch of leaves from outside and use them as a centerpiece! I have those same rattan chargers from Walmart too. I also like how you continued the red around the room as well.

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  26. Wow! I am really impressed with this vibrant and gorgeous table!
    Love all the textures and the great runners!
    New to your blog, I am enjoying looking around!
    Cindy

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  27. I love red. I did paint my dining room in Buffalo, NY merlot! Loved it! I miss the beautiful fall leaves! Your table is beautiful! I love the runner, napkins and red glasses! You did a great job with your tablescape. I am visiting a little late...but better than never! lol
    Blessings My Friend,

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  28. Anita, I haven't been able to look at many tables over the last few months but yours are always among my favorites. This one is no exception. The gorgeous leaves set the tone for everything. The colors and textures are so rich. I always admire your table itself. Its texture and beauty provide the perfect backdrop for this lovely tablescape. Happy Fall!

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  29. Thank you--the one thing missing from fall in Colorado is the red I grew up with on the east coast! Your table is gorgeous! Funny how much of a difference the addition of the red glasses made. I am always adding and trading out elements as I take photos. Great idea about doubling up on runners. Your dishes are beautiful!

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  30. Hi, Anita. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my blue and brown Thanksgiving dress rehearsal--your comment brought me to your fabulous blog. I'm your newest follower; I hope you'll follow me too, so we can stay connected! I love this table. I love the layered runners, the reds, and the colors of the two goblets--they are the perfect shades to stay in "fall" without going orange. Lovely.

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  31. LOVE!....I will be heading out today to find the materials to replicate your table, I have the Italian countryside.....love...smiles.

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