Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Japanese Maple-inspired Autumn Dining...

Welcome to my contribution to Tablescape Thursday!!  Thanks to Susan for hosting this incredible event.

You will notice a lot of the same pieces used over and over again in different combinations. I learned from my mother that it's better to have a few "good" things than a lot of "not so good" things. Now-- that's not to say she does not have a lot of dishes, it's just that they are all "good" dishes! I inherited that love from her, I just don't have as many yet!!  I try to change things up with different fabrics and accessories.

This week I'm using my Italian Countryside again, but I made a new runner out of more fabulous fabric from a local store. My inspiration was the fabric then I brought out the warm autumn colors with leaves from my mom's Japanese Maple. Hope you like it...

This arrangement is Japanese Maple leaves, Forsythia and dogwood branches.

Thanks for coming by! I hope you are inspired to use things you have around you inside and outside!

Italian Countryside dinnerware
Wallace "Louvre" sterling flatware
Napkins, chargers and leaf salad plates from Walmart
Amber glassware from Pier 1 Imports
Red glassware from World Market
Candlesticks from the "Slow Lane"
Hull "Brown Drip" pitcher
Napkin rings from Bed, Bath and Beyond
Beaded candle holders from Pier 1


  1. This is a WOW! Just beautiful! All of the fall accents are beautiful and the photography as well!

  2. Oh, what a gorgeous table. I love your dinning room too. Those candlesticks are a real statement piece. Love the jewel colors and the beautiful centerpiece. It all works so wonderfully together. Kudos to you!

  3. Your tablescape is just wonderful..Love the pictures, love the glasses, just one beautiful post..I love it all...

  4. Gorgeous. Love the centerpiece!! Love the way the glasses tie in and love the way it all looks in your room!

  5. What a beautiful tablescape. I love the leaves for the centerpiece and also the leaves on the chandelier. All of the dishes and accessories tie in so beautifully. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

  6. All so pretty! Love the fall colors and if you look at my tablescape -- you know I love the leaves too! I especially like those tall candlesticks - everything looks wonderful on your table today!

  7. Oh, yes...this is a wow table! It is so warm and inviting. Your centerpiece is perfect in every way. ♥ the tall candlesticks.

  8. Those colors are just drop dead gorgeous- warm and rich and so inviting. Wonderful tablescape.

  9. Very pretty tablescape. I really like the chandy with the fall foliage. Great job. Blogging is fun, isn't it!

  10. Anita, this is just about the prettiest autumn tablescape I've seen yet! Your dishes & accessories harmonize beautifully & I like the new tapestry runner you made to tie in the colors so well.
    I have a brown jug, similar to yours, but not a Hull, that I could have used with branches if I thought outside the box like that. :/
    Thanks for sharing your ideas & all your pretties for those of us who are waaaay less creative.

    Oh ....I ♥ your Wallace "Louvre" sterling flatware!!!!! Outstanding!