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September 16, 2009

~FALLING FOR FALL~

Oh don't you love Fall....And all the wonderful colors that go with it...Please be sure and go by and see our Hostess Susan's " At Between Naps On The Porch" to see all the Tables waiting for you to enjoy today...





Today I shopped my house to come up with my fall table...Don't you just love that when you can just shop your home...

Little Pumpkins I got last year from Dollar Tree...I think everyone in blogland must have these by now...I put one on each plate...

Plate 1. To me nothing says Fall like a Big ole Sunflower...these plates I got from Amador City from a shop going out of business....

Plate 2. Cabbage plates I just love and have used these many times for TT
Plate 3. Florentine Crown Ducal China that I got from Second Sunday a few months back...I have really had a great time using this china with so many differ colors...

Plate 4. Yellow dinner plates I got from " Country Living" in Amador City also last year...I love to use these with my Blue Willow....

Napkins also from "Country Living" Don't the colors just say Fall to you...


Same old Gold flat ware I got for $10.00 from Hospice thrift store services for 8 not bad with the cutlery box...


S/P came with the flat ware...I put a set at each plate and a carnival glass serving dish


Center piece is just a Berry wreath with a ceramic Pumpkin in the center added a couple of Black crows

Sat my Ross Gourd next to it...I just love the cut outs in this gourd don't you...This I also got from Ross Last month...Last week you seen it under a cloche's at Marty's cloche's party...was that not a fun day...Can't hardly wait to see what everyone comes up with at Christmas time...

I used my Yellow " Vaseline " glasses again if you want to know the story about Vaseline glass please click here...
I'm sure Bill already knows the story behind this glass right Bill??


My Wedding crystal stem ware from many moons ago ha ha!! it's been around longer than some of you ha ha!! After all these years I still have it and my wedding veil still fits...


Pale yellow pitcher I also got from Hospice about 4 months ago...



Candle Holders were my Mama's and the candles are left over from last Thanksgiving...see I really did shop my house...






I have a set of these but used 2 different ones together for today..


My Artsy shot .....


A Black Bird's eye view...


Now for all of those that wish to enter my Fall give away Please Click here....I will be announcing the winner after 5 pm Pacific time September 18 th....Good Luck...I also would love to Thank all of you that have already entered... Now did I do good with just shopping my house for fall or what...Please let me know what you think...Thanks for coming by my mountain top....

Hugs and Smiles Glria

53 comments:

Tootsie said...

MOM!!! this is a fabulous table!!! I think you are making me more motivated than ever to come shop your house!!! lol
I love the wreath with the big pumpkin inside...what a super duper idea! did I just say super duper? oh wow...geek moment...
hope you still want to admit to being my mom after that!
love you!
Glenda

Tootsie said...

yup!!! and then I signed it!!! oh how bad am I off today?
have a lady coming for a set of nails tonight..can you tell I'm just a tad nervous? she is one of those women that intimidate just by looking at ya...oh Toots...BREATHE!!
lol
wish me luck!

Stay@homemommy said...

Your daughter is precious! But back to the table I think it looks so Fallish. I love the pumpkins. I love dropping by your decorating is inspiring!
Karrie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gloria, your tablescape and all those wonderful accessories are just stunning. I love it all. You always manage to come up with the most beautiful things. I really LOVE those gorgeous Vaseling glasses. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

Bill said...

Hi Gloria,
That was kind of you to mention me! I know just a very little about a whole lotta things! I'm sure you know a lot more about vaseline glass than I do.

I enjoyed seeing your tablescape -- so many nice warm colors and pretty things! Your posts always make me smile ... sometimes I laugh out loud ... and often you make me cry a bit (like when you talk about your Mama). It feels like I've been to a good movie whenever I stop by.

Take good care, sweet Lady!

Bill

Dawna said...

Hi mom,
just thought I would stop by and say I LOVE U your table looks so pretty cant wait for Happy Turkey Day anyways have a good night and I LOVE U with all my Heart
Dawna

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Festive and beautiful!
~Michelle

Lynn said...

Love the crows!!!!

ellen b said...

I do love the fall and you have added some nice fall items to your stash..
Enjoy!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Gloria...This is a very lovely table! Aren't you ready for fall? I certainly am. Happy TT to you!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

Your daughter is sweet, like you are.
I loved seeing you Fall table set up, everything looks so pretty and I love the colours.
The Vaseline glass and the cream pitcher are lovely.

Hugs
Carolyn

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

This is such a pretty fall table! I love all your dishes, and the napkins tie all the colors together. And, what a great centerpiece!

Jane

Deanna said...

Enjoyed your very pretty Tablescape Thursday. Great ideas you've shared.
Beautiful colors,
d

Lady Katherine said...

Gloria, Boy I do not know where to start! My grandchildren would love to come come here! The decorating is wonderful! I love the sunflower, the pumpkins! I do not have the first one, and those cabbage plates just go for every season and dinner, not first one here either. lol I love the gourd, the pumpkins, the wedding stemware. The candle sticks! Just a wonderful fall setting and all from shopping your home! I enjoyed it much. Hope all the Grandchildren are doing well! I think of you often, I have't been on computer much, just trying to get some things done in the remodel of my home, before I go to surgery in October, Wow, I was suppose to have had surgery today. The nurse did not leave all day for me so they canceled, Yeah I still free! lol

xinex said...

I just love fall too, Gloria, love the warm colors and I love your tablescape. I am drooling over your yellow Vaseline stemware...Christine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Sweet Gloria... :) Just beautiful ...as usual! I didn't exactly shop at home...but pretty close. Yes...it is fun to dig things out and make them work! You do have some of the most beautiful things, Gloria! Always such a treat to see your tablescapes. Idea's galore to take home and use!! I love those yellow cut glass glasses! Wow!!

I need to have a giveaway..I just don't know what to giveaway. :)
I'm thinkin' though!
Hugs to you!!
Mona

ceekay said...

So pretty! I love the black crows. I have got to get me some of those! I love the colors of Fall....happy TT!

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

Absolutely beautiful tablescape! Your greatgrand babies are also beautiful! I'm betting that you have a beautiful home also. Love the curio in the background.
Happy Fall to you and yours! Vicci

santamaker said...

Gloria, your fall table is delicious! What wonderful dishes and pumpkins, all arranged so beautifully!

Jessica said...

Yes, I've been bitten. :) I just love fall....and all the warm colors. I had such fun doing my table. I love your tablescape...and no, I don't have any of those adorable little pumpkins....sigh. I also can't really shop the house because I only have one set of everyday dishes is that a sin...I think iy might be. ( Although I do have some china somewhere :)

To do list:

1. get more dishes
2. go to dollar tree
3. repeat steps 1 & 2 ( alot )

I'm up too late, I'm delirious.

Big hugs~ J

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Gloria,
I would love to shop your glorious home! The table is so gorgeous, love the china, the ceramic pumpkins and that so fab centerpiece! If you get a chance come see my post from yesterday, lot's of fall color! Hugs, Cindy

Rettabug said...

You make me smile every time I read one of your postings. What a happy table....love every item that you gathered.
Thanks, too, for the lesson on Vaseline glassware. I learned something new!

Martha said...

What a pretty table -- it feels like fall! You have so many nice things!

Madeline's Album said...

Your table looks great. Right now my home is decorated with sunflowers. Come October I will start pulling out my pumpkins, scarecrows and other fall and Halloween decorations. Have a great day.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh so pretty -- I love your fall look and I've gotten an assortment of things from the Dollar Tree as well -- You've made a beautiful table today!

"Blossom" said...

Yelp, I decided that I'm coming to your house to shop for fall. If you came up with this fab tablescape than I've been shopping at the wrong place. I love the dishes, pumpkins and the black crow. I got my black owls and crows at JoAnn fabric.

Libby Murphy said...

Goodness Gloria - shopping at home and without a computer! Aren't you smart and lucky. That table is lovely - the tiger wood is stunning and I guess it's another one of your treasured antiques.
Happy Twirls

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Gloria!

I love Fall and your tablescape is gorgeous!!!

I got the link for the blue chargers. They are actually 14 inch platters. I bought them from Carol's site Raised in Cotton.

The link with the plates:

http://www.raisedincotton.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_10

I hope this link works for you. Let me know if it doesn't and I'll try something else. Carol also has a very pretty blog! She just bought an old Missouri farmhouse. Beautiful!! I think you can get there from her shop link. Beautiful photos!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really like the yellow incorporated with all the fall colors, very pretty! I always enjoy seeing what you come up with!

Katherine

ceekay said...

Gloria...Ceekay again! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. It means an extra lot to me coming from you. I do LOVE to do tablescapes! Have a great weekend!

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love this tablescape. I've seen the black crows out & about but wasn't sure what to do with one - yours looks great - black is a great accent anchor isn't it! Beeutiful ~ Jennifer

Brenda said...

I have been salivating over that pitcher since you bought it!
Brenda

Someone's Mom said...

This was great fun. I love that gourd with the cutouts, and the black crows. I'm new to the blogging world, and I'm finding new people to follow all the time! I enjoyed this.

Sue

Maddycakes Muse said...

I am coming to your house to shop if you have all of that around! Enjoyed your fall tablescape!
Michelle from Maddycakes Muse

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW!!!! Mom this so gorgeous and Fall like! LOVE the pumpkin centerpiece. You did a wonderful job on every detail for sure!

Thanks for your sweet words of encourement my friend. Yes, I have lots of weight to lose though.
My profile picture was taken in November of 01' and I was a tiny size two that day. Those days have been long gone for awile. I'm doing so much better with heathy eating this past week. Alex is so happy too. He was wondering what I was waiting for.

~Blessings to you, Melissa :)

bj said...

O, Gloria, everything looks fantastic and so so fallish....I love it all. You did so good shopping at your cottage. I love to find things that I've forgotten about or ....just lost for awhile. Just like getting something new....:O)

Pinky said...

I LOOOOVE Fall too, and love your fall table! The colors are perfect, the pumpkins and the gourd, fantastic!!!! Please stop over and see my table if you get a chance!!!! Thanks! Pinky

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

Gloria the table looks wonderful. I love Vaseline glass, thanks for the background about it. I never really knew how unique and sought after that particular glass is. Love the candlesticks and the centerpiece too!
Gail

9405018--Pat said...

This is soooooo pretty for fall...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh...nothing... I'm just back looking...you know.
Ok..I actually came back for another look at those gorgeous yellow cut glass glasses...so...are those depression glass? Just sooo beautiful!!!!

shirley said...

Dear Gloria,
What a lovely fall table. I just adore the crows. Not many folks like crows but they so remind me of three of my aunts. Hahaha..Very nice pictures.

Helen said...

Dear Little Miss Gloria! Your photos are really lovely ... you have beautiful treasures.

Fall is my favorite season .. so many colors, smells and changes to enjoy.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandy said...

Gloria,
Great table, loved the fall napkins and your centerpiece was just beautiful. Now you have me wondering, I'm going to have to researce your glasses.
Sandy

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Gloria, I love the centerpiece!!! Too cute! Great job on this beautiful fall tablescape. I'm off to enter your fabulous giveaway! Kristen

Blondie's Journal said...

Fabulous table, Gloria!! You shopped the house well. I love pulling out the fall stuff because it is not as expensive as most holidays and you can mix and match more.

Love your pretty dishes and glassware and I really like the napkins. The centerpiece is great!! I saw the black crows at Michael's and they scared the pants off me. They look REAL!!

Fantastic job, Gloria. Happy tablescaping!!

xoxo
Jane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Gloria, this tablescape is beautiful! I am really wanting those great sunflower plates! What a deal you got on that flatware! Your centerpiece looks fabulous too. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

I'm doing much better today.
All the changes are starting to work fast. Thanks for checking on me! :)

Happy@Home said...

Who needs the mall when they can find such great things in their own house. LOL I just love how you put it all together, Gloria. I also love your nice big photos. Just what these over 50 eyes need.

Thanks so much for your visit today. In answer to your question I got my lighted garland through QVC. It is made by a company called Bethlehem Lights. I just ordered it a few weeks ago so if you want one I don't think you should have a problem finding it at QVC.com.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Gloria, your table setting is just gorgeous! I like all of the textures, colors and those crows! Your table looks like the kind of place that you could just sit at for hours and share stories and good food.

I smile when I see the photo of your mother on your sidebar. Do you know that my son passed away 10 days before your mother? They are our angels now.

hugs,
becky

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful fall table, Gloria...I love it! I saw those pumpkins this year in Dollar Tree and almost bought some. :-) Your vaseline glass is so pretty and just looks perfect with the fall colors. :-) Happy TT!
Susan

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Girl, I've been so busy with all my autumn decorating that I haven't been around blogland much! Sheeeshh...I'm not a very good multi-tasker...just old age and I'm soooo slow! Hehe! I sure am glad that I finally got over here for a visit...I didn't even know that you had posted for TT! Girl, this fall table is simply gorgeous!!! It just may be one of my favorites ever...but then you know how I love autumn and all of these pretty colors!!! Your place setting is really beautiful...I love how you mixed all the plates! They're all so pretty together...the yellow, white, and green...Ohhh, and then you topped them off with that darling sunflower plate!!! I really do like those...and you're right, sunflowers remind me of fall too! Ohhh...and I do love your Ducal china...it really is gorgeous and so versatile! You can't beat a dish that goes with everything!!!

Sis...I have to tell you that this is just one of the prettiest centerpieces I've ever seen!!! I can just go on and on about all the fabulous layers of texture...the twiggy wreath with all the pretty colored berries and topped off with that darling pumpkin!!! It's so pretty, Sis!!! Hehe...love that you added the blackbirds!!! And...I love your new cut out gourd! If I had seen it...I would have sure bought it...love it!!! Love the pretty yellow vaseline glass goblets...so pretty! Also wanted to tell you that your dinner napkins are absolutely gorgeous...they are perfect for autumn and that beautiful place setting!!! Really...I just can't say enough about this fabulous table, Girlfriend...you have certainly out done yourself with this one!!!

Love ya, Sis!
Chari

Sedona @ MyDivineDelights said...

Your table is absolutely gorgeous!! So much detail and so many elements that come together perfectly! :)

Jane said...

That is such a beautiful table!
I especially love the centerpiece and the Vaseline glasses (thanks for the info).
Shopping the house...that's what I teach in my classes. We all have beautiful items in our cabinets, on our shelves, etc. We just need to be creative and use them in different ways.
Have a grand week,
Jane (artfully graced)