Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Set Your Table With Flair--Autumnal Teatime Al Fresco


Hello, friends!  Thank you so kindly for dropping by a few moments! 

It is almost a full month into the Autumn season, yet it still does not seem like it here.  It is definitely the opposite of what is occurring in other parts of the country.  My heart goes out to all of the people in the Carolinas inundated with torrential rain.  I pray for the families going through this terrible time. 

We did have a small reprieve from the unbearable heat just recently, thank heavens....a bit of rain and two lovely days of cooler temperatures. 

Ah, Autumn!  The slight crisp in the air, when it is not too hot nor too cold....it's just lovely.  Fall's cooler days are the perfect time for enjoying a meal al fresco.  With the holiday season arriving shortly, I am already planning my menu (I might try goose this year!) and table for this year's Thanksgiving.  If you love to entertain, today's tablescape would also be fitting for a morning-after Thanksgiving, or a perfect brunch anytime during the Fall.  A palette of soft neutral colors combined with nature's beauty as a backdrop is so soothing; just what my heart wants after a long, long, summer.  I  hope you enjoy the post! 

I began the table with this lovely brown and cream tablecloth.  I love the soft browns, beiges, and subtle greys!



Dark brown beaded chargers






were followed by my Spode woodland plates.  I just adore these plates for Fall, they are so versatile!
 

Two each of the red grouse


pheasant


and wood duck are the perfect compliment to the table linen.
 

Dark brown saucers


followed by delicate tea-stained doilies provide a little bit of vintage charm.


If you would like to read how to tea-stain your doilies to give them vintage appeal, you may do so on my other blog The Crafting Table here.


Two burlap and sisal pumpkins


are joined by a charming basket made of corn-husks,



filled with Indian corn, wheat stalks and heads, and small white pumpkins (both real and faux).


An antique wrought-iron trivet


is the perfect setting for a jaunty little teapot in white.


A sweet brown and white cream and sugar


compliment an antique ironstone transferware dish full of crazing which I attribute to its charm.
 

Delicate teacups and saucers of very fine bone china situate themselves at this festive table.


Crochet-edged napkins of beige are held by twiggy napkin holders....


and pine cones are placed sporadically here and there.


Miniature teapots fashioned out of branches and twigs


add to the overall rustic charm.






I love these little fellows, the top on each opens, so a name card could be placed inside easily, if so desired.  Too cute!


A brunch wouldn't be complete without some nummy noshes, and my Spode Woodland footed plate worked wonderfully for serving them.



These maple almond sugar cookies are so, so good and just perfect for the season!  To view my recipe, you may do so on my blog Parsimonious Pabulum by clicking here.



Completed tablescape.





Cool,




serene,


and bountiful.


 

Place setting.






A simple but charming tea,


perfectly suited for Fall.


From my collection:

Table linen, Waverly, Ross
Chargers, generic
Teacups and saucers, Haviland France Ranson Collection
Sisal and burlap pumpkins, Target
White teapot, Target
White faux mini pumpkins, Target
Brown and white creamer and sugar, Grace's Teaware, TJMaxx/Homegoods
Brown saucers, TaiPan Trading
Spode Woodland plates, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Spode Woodland platter, Tuesday Morning
Crochet-edge napkins, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Small ironstone dish, Mason's "Watteau Brown," England, local vintage shoppe
Rustic napkin holders and mini teapots, Local thrift
Lace doilies, The 99¢ Store, then tea-dyed by yours truly
Corn-husk basket, local Salvation Army
Indian corn and additional pumpkins, local grocer

 

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84 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tablescape for Autumn! I love the little grapevine teapots at each setting. The pumpkins, linens and china is perfect. Love the cream and sugar. They are so pretty with your white teapot. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you so, so kindly, Sandi! Aren't those fun!? :)

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  2. I love those twig tea pots. Where did you find them? The Haviland are my favorite "collecting" dishes and tea cups - I don't buy entire sets so much as whatever strikes my fancy so that I always have at least a set for two then mix them up for company. That way I get a taste of several patterns. You have just prompted me to get them out and use them because I do love them - but tend to leave them in the china cabinets. As usual, you inspire and teach!!

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    1. I found them at a local vintage shoppe which has several consignment spaces. Apparently, the owner of my favorite space was once a florist. I always find the most interesting tidbits there! You must take out your Haviland! I love them so! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  3. You always make everything look so beautiful! The little vine teapots are the perfect decoration--like icing on the cake!

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  4. I love your blog. This table setting is lovely for Fall, especially the dishwater. I wish to find some like it,
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comments on my Harvest Hats. xo

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  5. Oh pretty girl, everything is gorgeous and you know I have a soft spot for transferware and your brown dishes are so pretty! The vine teapots are unique, never seen any before.
    As usual you are a tabescaper, extraordinaire!
    Hugs,
    ABBY

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    1. Thank you, Fabby...we are kindred spirits for certain; I love transferware, too!!

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  6. Wow, it's gorgeous! Love the tablecloth and plates. I have a set of woodland bird plates with a red toile border that I love. Cute idea to use the tea stained doilies!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you, Jann! Red is so charming, too! I'd actually love to get my hands on a bit of blacksmith's forge, but it is hard to find or really expensive. :{

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  7. I have always wanted those plates by Spode! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sherry! I love them for this time of year!

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  8. What a gorgeous table! I love the dishes, the centerpiece, the tablecloth and most of all those darling miniature, twig teapots!!

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  9. As I mentioned in my previous comment, your autumnal tablescape is just wonderful! Everything is pretty and perfect for the season.Thanks so much for sharing with us and coming to tea. Enjoy your day.

    Autumn blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you kindly again Sandi, and for hosting! Happy tea day!

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  10. That is the prettiest table I have seen for Fall. Thanks for sharing it. Hugs, Martha

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  11. Such a lovely table so pretty I love Autumn too.. the best time of the year.. Happy Monday with love Janice

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    1. Thank you, Janice...I usually love the Summer, but I have certainly had my fill of it this year, lol! Happy Monday!

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  12. This is a beautiful tablescape that is such a classic. It is so elegant. I love the dishes and the various scenes. The neutrals are exceptionally lovely and its sophistication contrasts so well with the rustic elements of your design like the pinecones and grapevine teapots. Absolutely stunning.

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  13. Even though I love the color orange, it's so nice to see a fall tablescape with your beautiful neutrals. It really showcases all of the beautiful artistry of your plate designs. Like everyone else, I adore the tiny twig teapots. Everything is so elegant!

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  14. I've fallen for your beautiful tea setting! Love everything from the rustic theme to the super cute twig teapots!

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  15. I love love love this tablescape! So crisp and fresh, my fav is the tablecloth and teapots. Great job! Keep the creative juices going. Janice

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  16. Oh. My. Goodness. Droolworthy. All of it! Those twig teapots are the cutest things I've seen in a long time! Love the neutrals PP. Well done! Love, Mimi xxx

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    1. Thank you so kindly, Mimi, and for hosting your wonderful party!

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  17. I love tea time any time...and LOVE your setting! Gorgeous!
    Ruth

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  18. Enjoyed your autumn tea. Love the alfresco setting and all that brown transfer ware. Well done!

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  19. I love love this table. Such elegance and softness. You certainly have an eye for detail too sweet friend. I also have those Spode plates and they are stunning and those tea pots are adorable. Simply gorgeous.

    Have a great week.

    Janet

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    1. You too, my sweet bloggy friend! Thank you for popping by.

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  20. Gorgeous! So many lovely details!!
    Jennelise xo

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  21. Wow wow wow! Stunning table, love the brown and white, and those teapots, where did you ever find those! Fabulous fun!
    Jenna

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  22. Perfection! I absolutely love everything about it! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.

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    1. Thank you for hosting your fab party each week! ❤

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  23. So pretty! The colour combo is perfect for fall and you have included so many wonderful detail that coordinate with it. Love that tablecloth, the "duck" dishes and the cute twig teapots!

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  24. Your table is really pretty. Love the woodland Spode!

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  25. Such a beautiful table. I adore the tablecloth and dishes. Love all the accents like the cute little tea pots made of wire!

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  26. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier today :) What an absolutely beautiful table with a wonderful vintage vibe. I'd love it if you linked up with our new party--Vintage Charm.
    Adirondack Girl @ Heart

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    1. Thank you so much, Diana...I will be there. :)

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    2. Thanks so much for taking me up on my offer and coming to party with us. Would love to see you and your beautiful, vintage-inspired posts again, whenever you get the chance :)

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  27. Oh Wow!
    This is an absolutely spectacular tablesetting and so perfect for the season! Love the pumpkins and all of the gorgeous china! Thank you for sharing such beauty! Karen

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  28. Oh My Heart....What a lovely table, I especially like the dolie plates and the little tea pots are a nice touch.
    Pinned!!

    Thanks for joining us on the #OMHGWW and hope you will join us on the #OMHGFF on Thursdays at 4:00 PM

    Pinned!!
    Have a beautiful week.
    Karren

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  29. OH, so exquisite and beautifully layered! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  30. I think this is truly one of the most incredible tablescapes that I have ever seen. It is absolutely perfect - wow wow wow just WOW! Well done, oh my goodness! may I please come for tea? I would be so delighted to be a guest at your beautiful table. ♥♥♥

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    1. Michele, you are welcome anytime. Thank you so much for your gracious comment! ❤

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  31. This, to me, is pure beauty. I love transferware, brown being my favorite (and many other dishes, among other collections!), and your muted tones, all the added touches - really a super nice tablescape. Visiting from Kathy's Delightsome Life, where she obviously was just as smitten. :)
    Rita

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    1. Thank you so much, Rita! I'll have to mosey over for a look! :)

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  32. What s gorgeous al fresco table! I have always loved those plates....Christine

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  33. lovely! i love every detail. found you over @ ivy & elephants. xo- maryjo
    https://masterpiecesofmylife.com

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  34. This is just beautiful! The colors are perfect and I love Spode Woodland! Those mini teapots are FABULOUS!!! Perfection!!!

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  35. What an absolutely beautiful, well laid table scape - I bought some Spode Woodland plates from the potteries at Stoke on Trent last year …. The tea stained doilies are just lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much, Dee...I'll bet the selection there in Staffordshire was gorgeous! England is definitely on my bucket list. Thank you for popping in!

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  36. I LOVE your beautiful tables cape! You dd a great job. I love the burlap pumpkins. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  37. Hi Parsimonious Perfection! Your stunning tea is a feature at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Thanks for linking! Love, Mimi xxx

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  38. What a beautiful table setting! So warm and abundant with beauty! I found you via Five Star Frou Frou! Have a lovely weekend :)

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  39. Thank you for visiting me. Your table is beautiful! It is truly a bounty of beauty!

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