Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Harvest Themed Tablescape

 Our gourmet club has been going strong for over three years!
Even when one couple moved to Chicago, we still managed to get together.
It's fun to meet ahead of time, plan the menu and decide who is hosting.
This time, it's our turn to host!
Silly me.  Nothing like hosting a dinner party a few days before Thanksgiving!
What was I thinking?

 Oh, I know...
I wanted to have a reason to set the table and create a tablescape.
After all, it's been awhile since I've done one.
I have to admit, I'm a bit rusty!

I started creating the "scape" with a harvest theme in mind.  That's what our menu reflects, so it makes sense to carry it through with dishes that depict a farm scene with garden tools around the rim.

The dishes sit on top of two chargers:  purple cabbage leaf and brown leather.

Grain sack placemats with a purple stripe keep the theme rustic.
Brown floral napkins keep the theme romantic.

The colored stemware echo the colors used throughout.
Purple, brown and green.

 This tablescape is not finished yet!
As you can see, I have a few more pieces of silverware to add.
And most import of all.  
The centerpiece!
Our gourmet dinner is Saturday night.
Stay tuned for the complete tablescape and the fantastic menu, including recipes.

China:  "Pastoral Davenport 1840," A.J. Wilkinson
Purple Charger:  Bordallo Pinheiro
Leather Charger:  Accents de Ville
Silverplate:  "Modern Baroque," Community Silver
Amethyst water goblet:  "Victorian," Fostoria
Tri-color goblet:  Global Amici
Placemats:  One King's Lane
Napkins:  Ralph Lauren

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Also, Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest 
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20 comments:

Shelia said...

What a lovely table and I love your pretty dishes! Everything is now ready for the turkey! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Our French Inspired Home said...

The table looks great! Think of it as your "trial run" for the holiday next week! Have a great afternoon. - Tonya

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Your tables are always so gorgeous, Delores. Of course, you know I love the purple transferware. I collect Rural Scenes in the polychrome brown (I think you do to, actually!) but I also LOVE the majolica chargers underneath. SO pretty! Your napkins tie those goblets (I have those too!) beautifully with the plates. I cannot wait to see this finished and find out what is on the menu.

Nancy

Kathysue said...

Hi D!! so beautiful! I love when you add the color purple to your table. It is so unusual to see purple transerware and they way you present it is so lovely.
Thanks for your visit today on my blog. I have to say Ina Garten is as charming in person as she is on her show. What a fun day I had meeting her!!
xo Kathysue

Pat said...

The colors you used are wonderful. I did a purple Fall table last week. I need your glasses.:-)

Gorgeous table, as always, Delores.

Terri ~the dressed up cottage said...

Hmmm, I don't think your tablescaping skills ( I think I just created a new word. LOL) could be rusty at all.
So far....so pretty.
I love transferware, and this pretty purple pattern is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the final results.

Linda said...

Love this table scape, where do you store all of your beautiful plates and glasses?

Sarah said...

Delores, this is a gorgeous combination. The Pastoral Davenport is a lovely pattern and perfectly paired with the chargers. You've not the least bit rusty! The burlap place mats are a fabulous detail for the beauty of this setting. Can't wait to see the finished table. ~ Sarah

A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
I have this transferware, too, and it is my very favorite of all of my transferware. I especially love those borders, don't you? I have never seen those purple cabbage leaf chargers. Where ever did you get them? Good to see a tablescape from you! You do that sooooo well.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Olive said...

The Pastoral Davenport china is beautiful and just evokes a feeling of fall. The entire table is composed so well. xo, olive

The enchanted home said...

So beautiful..the purple is so rich. Picture perfect!!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

How gorgeous is your transferware. The color scheme is beautiful...

Designs By Pinky said...

I don;t think you are rusty at all, your tables are always beautiful! This one is no exception. We are hosting our dinner group this Sat. too, AND it is our 45th anniversary!!!!!!!!!! Should be a fun night. Our first guests in the new house!!!! XO, Pinky

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Oh my goodness. Purple? And those placemats were just made for those dishes. I have seen purple transferware but I have never seen the purple cabbage leaf chargers. Amazing. So beautiful! I can't wait to see what lovely centerpiece you create.

xxoo

Entertaining Women said...

This is a beautiful table. I have the green Bordallo chargers, but this is the first time that I've seen the purple ones. They are quite special. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy Thanksgiving! Cherry Kay

satisfyingspacesblog.com said...

Delores,

You are so talented! I love your tablescapes! Enjoy your dinner with great friends.

Heather

RKay said...

So gorgeous, you are not rusty, and you used my fav color purple!
After I used my energy to do this, I would be calling for take out!

cindy hattersley design said...

I am crazy about those placemeats! Actually the whole thing! I wonder if those are still available...any idea? I am not much of a placemat person but those are fabulous!

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

LOVE these dishes!! Especially the red colored ones!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Marigene said...

What a gorgeous table!

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