Creamy Corn Shrimp Chowder
Roquefort Pear Mixed Greens Salad w/
Sliced Celery with Vinaigrette Lemon Dressing and Roasted Parmesan Hazelnuts
Macaroni & Cheese Rosemary Chicken
Cranberry-Almond Wedges with White Chocolate Coffee
We had some special people to dinner this past weekend. So I set a special table and wanted to share with you. This is my first time joining 'Table Scape Thursday' with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and I am so happy to be participating. So many of you know Sherry of No Minimalist Here. I am lucky to know her and Bobby G. and I were thrilled to have them for dinner. We have so much fun treasure hunting up and down the byways and back ways.
I decided we would eat at the small stone table, since the dining room is red and I wanted to use burgundy and other Autumnal colors. The table is small so extra pretties were kept to a minimum. Building off some vintage floral divided plates, loving the colors but still keeping to my creams, which I love. The plates were topped with the cream ware salad plates and ironstone bowls. Cutlery was simply wrapped in burgundy crinkled dinner napkins and finished off with footed beverage glasses and black stemmed wine goblets.
The old plates, quite heavy and divided, I bought years ago and this was the first time I have used them. They possess that vintage crazing, which I love, and have the hallmark Thompson on the backside.
The large figural carved fruit candle was the simple centerpiece, resting on an old pewter plate and accompanied by a vintage worn gold cast metal pheasant. I once had him and her, broke one, so now this "one" wanders all over the house in various vignettes. Now, that tiny little pumpkin, only about 1-1/2" in diameter is real. It comes from the Pumpkin Tree. Don't believe me? LOL...It's true! It's a member of the eggplant and bitter but it is eaten in some cultures. It grows on woody stalks. I am saving some seeds and am so growing these tiny tiny pumpkins next summer.
vintage floral divided plates ~ Powhatan Antiques
worn gold pheasant ~ yard sale
old pewter plate ~ yard sale
black stemmed wine goblets ~ gift
burgundy linens ~Bed, Bath & Beyond
black chargers ~ gift
ironstone saucers ~ thrift store
serving bowls ~ thrift store
footed beverage stemware ~ Tuesday Morning
mini pumpkins ~ grocery store florist
fruited carved candle ~ vintage Bombay Co.
(hint: to keep those expensive large candles forever, burn it just a little bit down so it leaves a small cavity and then use a tiny tea light on the top from then on)
I probably told you more than you really wanted to know about my table scape but I enjoyed it and hope you did too. I am also joining these other fun parties. Won't you visit them for some wonderful shelter inspiration? xoxo
Potpourri Friday at 2805, White Wednesday at Faded Charm, Whatever Wednesday at Momma Hen's Coop, Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Vintage Inspiration Wednesday at A Very Merry Vintage Style, Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style,
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life