Wednesday, September 11, 2013

From Garden to Table

Y'all thought I was talking about vegetables, didn't you?  Well, not around here...mostly talking about flowers lately.

My inspiration for this table came from my garden..These beautiful mums that are beginning to bloom.  It must be an early variety since it is the only one blooming right now and I have lots and lots of chrysanthemums in our yard.

I love this color of teal for the goes so nicely with all the other autumnal hues....I bought these dinner plates just for the color.  They were a Salvation Army find a few weeks ago..and the flowered dishes are some that we use everyday.  we have many pieces in several sizes....

 The flowered dishes

The teal plates

I like to use candles for the colors they can bring to a table..I am always on the lookout for nice ones when shopping at thrift stores...but make sure you check out the smell...some are B.A.D!!!  LOL

Unscented are my favorite for the table but I can't always find the right color in unscented...I have a whole cabinet of pillar candles that I have picked up for a song...   and ALWAYS get the small white pillars.......

Terra Cotta linen napkins with clear acrylic napkin rings..  I thought they went well with the glasses...

Some marbles in a glass brick that came from my Grandmother Lewis.. she collected everything to use for flower arranging and was so imaginative with how she used it....

I love the simplicity of this table and how the light catches different surfaces.  We will enjoy this arrangement until it fades...and then maybe another color of mums will be blooming...

The little majolica footed bowl has no markings on it and I don't know if it is old or not..but I LOVE it and use it all the time..

This is a good weeknight tablescape and anybody can do something like this with what you have at home.  just get some flowers and go from there..  I used mixed silverplate silverware.....I know, but I like the way that sounds.  grin...

I am so glad you stopped by today...and I hope you have enjoyed the colors of autumn.....

Do come again soon.... 



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  1. Hi Mona! Your table is beautiful! I love your dishes and how the sun is shinging through. That container for your flowers is so sweet.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. What gorgeous colors on your table!!! Your mums are beautiful!!! I just love the dishes and the contrast of the teal and terra cotta!!! Stunning color combinations!!!! Well done!!!!

  3. Teal and orange go together so beautifully. You have created a very pleasing tablescape.

  4. Gorgeous table Mona! Glad you found me, I'm having a 2 year blogging giveaway, so make sure you go to that post and sign up.
    Will follow you too

    Keeping this short because I hate typing on my phone, lol. Pam

  5. Mona, you are so alliterative - lol!! I like the way "silverplate silverware" sounds, too! Your post is beautiful - the light in this one reminds me of a fine old Dutch painting. You are definitely becoming an artist with that camera. Love all of the dishes - Syracuse is one of my favorite manufactures. They made so many interesting patterns and they are not horribly expensive. Your mums are really pretty and the Majolica bowl is fabulous!

  6. Your table looks so pretty, Mona. I love the teal plates and especially with your footed vase. It's starting to look like Fall is arriving at your house! You do find the best bargains while thrifting. The white crocheted tablecloth is gorgeous. Is that thrifted, too? xo

  7. What a lovely post! Your table is full of pretty details from the dishes to the garden flowers. Love the Majolica dish you have the fall mums in. Each image is stellar, especially the ones with the sunlight and shadows.

  8. Such a pretty table, Mona. Those plates are a beautiful color, and I love that flower container. The plates look like they were made to go with it. I love to buy potted mums, but I've never been able to get them to grow outside. Yours are so pretty. I really like the way the napkin rings match the crystal. laurie

  9. Your mums are gorgeous, Mona. The whole table is sweet, love the floral plates...Christine

  10. Mona, the orange flowers from your garden are the perfect punch for the blue plates and pick up the fun flowers on them. Beautiful! Our flowers are on the shabby side by now - they didn't get a lot of care this year and then last weekend we had a hurricane style storm that stripped everything.

  11. Lovely setting and the teal is the perfect compliment to your pretty mums!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  12. This is absolutely beautiful. Those dishes are wonderful with those flowers...perfect fit. I love that urn with your flowers.

  13. That color combo is just GREAT! Your majolica bowl is fabulous, I would use it all the time too, and it is perfect with the burnished orange mums. The teal plates are perfect with it~beautiful late summer table! My garden looks pretty sick right now!! As do my flowers, much work to do outside this weekend!

  14. I love the pattern of the Syracuse plate and bowl. Your table is so pretty. The majolica is gorgeous!

  15. This setting is the perfect combination of colors! Love it!!

  16. Your table is stunning! Love the teal and orange together! I especially love the centerpiece bowl. Have a great weekend,
    Blessings My Friend,

  17. So pretty. Perfect as we slip into fall.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  18. Hi lovely lady.
    So Happy to see a new Tablescaper love all the fall colors and your Beautiful dishes. I am your newest follower on your blog now. I hope to see more tables from you thanks so much for this one. I also hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.
    XXOO Diane

  19. Oh Mona, you have set such a fine looking fall tablescape! The pretty mums take center stage and they deserve it! All your accompanying dishes and glassware are lovely complements. LOVE the last picture of your glimmering golden garden!