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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Still Thinking Fall

Thanks to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for again hosting this wonderful weekly event. This is one of my favorite meme's as you can tell. Please check out her blog to see the wonderful table she's set and all the other participants.

It is still so hot her, 107 today but I have had enough and am thinking fall. I am so ready for cooler weather. Today I'm doing a tablescape with fall colors to help me think cool.

I am using things you've already seen many times, but just shopping the house again. The tablecloth is a gold and brown check, and all the dishes and accessories you've seen around the house.

The floral arrangement is the only floral I have ever purchased from GW, but it was in perfect shape and I loved the bright cheery mums. The candlesticks are ones I bought months ago from GW, and the birds I borrowed from the Dining Room table.

For each placesetting I am using my wicker placemats and tortise chargers that I got at Pier One years ago. The octagon plate is Johnson Bros, England Ironstone that I found months ago at GW. The salad plate and bowl are the famous Big Lots dishes. The amber stem is also from Pier One years ago and the clear stem is from the Dollar Tree. Plaid napkins from Ross and my everyday flatware. The tealights are also from the Dollar Tree.

They say there's magic in the Power of Positive Thinking. Well, I am thinking positively, and dreaming fall and cool weather. lol

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting. I always appreciate it so much and look forward to your visits.


  1. What a pretty table, Marty and it does look like fall. The mums are so pretty. I love those tortoise chargers! I'm with you, I'm thinking positive thoughts for cooler weather and some rain! Hugs, Kat

  2. Very pretty, Marty! I'm ready for fall, too!

  3. Dream cool weather for me too ok? This heat is really getting to me. In fact...we are off to cooler weather!
    Love the those amber glasses!

  4. Looks like Fall to me. I can't wait either even though it is not that hot in Colorado!! Sally

  5. I'm ready for fall too! Love your pretty fall things especially those tortoise chargers. Of course, we all love the Gollum dishes!!! Hoping things cool off a bit soon.

  6. Marty,
    Such a pretty table, so inviting I'm ready to come and sit down. I'm thinking fall also but not because I want to, I already have the dreaded brown leaves on my deck and the sad thing is, we have had no summer weather, we have already had temps in the 50's at night. So I have started the transformation of my house back to my darker colors. So you can throw some of your heat my way and I will throw some 50's your way. Sounds good to me.

  7. Marty, I love it all!! Love the texture of the chargers, the tablecloth, the amber glasses, birdies and esp. the GW finds. xox

  8. I love Autumn....your table is gorgeous. Everything looks great together so great job shopping the house!!

  9. Oh Marty, I am SOOO ready for cooler weather! I love your fall tablescape. Browns and colors of falling leaves, if we had weather that actually did that! So cool and pretty. Yes, when I was doing my tablescape, I thought, do I want to pull out this cheese dome with the red cherries? Because I sure do want to have it in the Cloche Party. But I couldn't resist the temptation. Don't worry: I've far from forgotten!

  10. So pretty! I can't say I am ready for Fall as I know what come afterwards - I am not a Winter person at all.

  11. oh, so pretty, marty. I am ready for fall, too! I love it! What will you serve in the fall???? :)


  12. Very pretty, Marty!
    I am holding on to came late here, and we wait so long for it.
    I think the first Fall I will do for your cloche party!
    But I don't blame have had some HOT weather with HIGH temps!

  13. Marvelous, Marty. Fall is just around the corner. I have been planning fall tablescapes, too.:)

  14. Very pretty and fallish! Here in FL we have at least six more weeks of hot weather, I can't even think of fall decor till then! Hmmm, positive thinking for fall? Maybe I'll try that!


  15. I'm trying to think fall, but it's hard! I just don't want summer to end. Do we ever say that about winter? Your tablescape is helping me get there.
    - The Tablescaper

  16. How lovely, Marty! You certainly know how to put together a beautiful table. Love those octagonal plates and your stemware is lovely. You did well with the GW flowers! Love everything you do!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. Hi Marty,
    I don't know if I'm ready for Fall but I am definitely ready for your table .... it is so lovely. Your color choices are so pretty and I love your stemware. Your GW flowers are so happy and give your table such a cheery look. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

  18. Marty, love the amber stem ware..Just love all the colors that you used this week...Julie

  19. Marty...this table is GORGEOUS! Absolutely divine! I'm lovin' it more than I can say!

    This is truly a TALENT of yours my friend....

    Thanks for sharing with us.


  20. We broke temperature records here again today. How soothing to know Fall is just around the corner :0)

  21. Marty, the tortise chargers are wonderful. I'd love to add some of those to my cabinets! Thanks for sharing this lovely fall table setting.

    It was a real treat to visit today.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday and hope to see you at my place to toast Susan on her anniversary.

  22. Marty I love those amber glasses and that table cloth...You did an awesome job on yet another one of your GREAT tables...But iw was 101 here today and I am so waiting for fall been trying to add it to the house the week...oh girl I found some darling little brown birds with the lace like look to them at Michael's the other day and I though of you...wait until you see them,... trying to put them in a cloche ha ha!! May you have a great day my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  23. Marty,

    I can't believe it!! 107 degrees?? How do you go out of the house??

    Well I can see why you chose to do a Fall theme and I love it! The faux mums are pretty and I love your dishes, the Big Lots go with everything!! ;-)

    I also really love the amber colored glasses and all of the little birds. So pretty!!

    Now you try to stay cool!! It is rainy and in the 70's here in Chicago. Pretty gloomy...


  24. Fall is my absolute FAVORITE time of year! Love the tablescape and ADORE the birdies!

    They make me smile! :o)



  25. I am so looking foward to fall! The cooler weather, the trees all putting on their fabulous fashion shows of color, pumkins etc! Can't wait! Love the colors for your table. The charges are beautiful and unusual and the amber glasses are lovely!

    Blessings to you !


  26. What a lovely early taste of fall decorating! Love the brown and amber tones of it. The chargers you used are wonderful.


  27. Oh Marty,
    So very pretty! I wish you could be here it feels like fall today, temps are only getting up to 68 degree. I know my son has said how awful the weather has been with no rain either. I hope it is cooler by late October, I love the colors and textures you have used they are so creamy and pretty. Hugs, Cindy

  28. This is a pretty Fall tablescapt! I love fall - however, I'm hanging on to Summer this year, because ours has been so unusually mild and nice -- wish I could just ship our weather to all you in the hot spots -- it's been a bit warm this week, but nothing like usual. Love your fall look.

  29. Hello!

    I am so glad I decided to visit from Barb's Bella Vista today. This was a treat. I love Fall and am so ready to see more of its beauty!

    Your tablescape is divine.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  30. Marty--Thanks for putting us in the mood for fall--I start thinking autumn even when it is in the 90's ( and sometimes it is hot until Thanksgiving!) I love those candlesticks and have been on the lookout for some of my own!

  31. Hi Marty! Love your table, as usual!! I am ready for fall too and it will be great fun doing the seasons for TT!! You are an inspiration!

  32. Hi Marty,
    I'm not quite ready for Autumn yet but I do like your golden touches! Have a wonderful day.


  33. Hi Marty, this is after my own heart.....I love, love, love Fall. Your table is lovely.....sooooo pretty! Thanks for making me feel a bit cooler.

    Hugs, Barb

  34. Marty, What a gorgeous fall tablescape you set!! The little birdies are sweet! Caught a little glimpse of that mirror I so adore in your dining room! Traci

  35. This is one of my favorites. Autumn is my favorite time of year and this definitely gets me in the mood!

  36. Hi Marty! This is really pretty and very fall looking! I especially like the amber colored stem ware!

    Happy TT!
    Love, Dana and Daisy

  37. Mornin' Dearheart...

    Just read your sweet note...thank you so much for coming by and thank you for the sweet, sweet birthday and blog wishes!!! Girl, both of these books are so good, I know that you would really enjoy them...wishing you the best in my giveaway!

    My friend, what a beautiful Fall tablescape! Love your pretty brown checked tablecloth...ohhhh, and your place settings are simply gorgeous!!! Love the look of the woven mats and those beautiful leather chargers with the tablecloth! It really does say "Autumn"!!! And your pretty yellow mums adds such a pretty splash of color to the table! Oh yes...when I see mums, I always think Fall! Hehe! Love how you wrapped them in the brown paper and used the raffia to make a pretty bow! I'm going to have to remember that pretty!

    Warmest wishes,

  38. Beautiful! I'm sending cool thoughts your way! ;-)

  39. Marty, I love the textures and colors you chose for your fall tablesetting. It is just around the corner but with the 90 degree weather it is hard to imagine. It is usually warm until mid Oct here but I am still thinking about white pumpkins,hehe, hugs Kathysue

  40. Hi Marty,
    You've used some of my very favorite colors here! Whether the theme is formal or more relaxed, you always coordinate the elements in your tablescapes with such elegance and good taste! It's always a pleasure to stop by your table.

    Warmest regards,

  41. Oh there is magic in the power of positive thinking. Your table made me think of fall breezes. It's lovely as always.
    Happy Twirls

  42. A BEAUTIFUL table. Very fallish - my favorite season!

  43. Your little birdies are so sweet! Beautiful table setting.

  44. I love your fall tablescape! It's reaaaallly hot here too and I'm definitely ready for fall!

  45. Oh Marty,

    Your table looks so warm and welcoming! Perfect for fall. I can't wait for the cooler weather too!


  46. Everything is so pretty! I love the table covering, and the little birds are so sweet! I loved the centerpiece too, and I am really coveting the amber glass! Everything is coordinated to perfection! Really an art!
    All the best,

  47. It's a beautiful table Marty!
    I adore Fall decorating as well!

    107? Oh you poor dear.
    That's awfully HOT...:(

    I'm ready for your cloche party my friend. I finally found one at Marshalls.

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa ;)

  48. Love the fall colors, Marty, my favorite colors! Pretty tablescape!...Christine

  49. Beautiful tablescape, with the lovely amber goblets, pretty birds...everything is just beautiful. Summer is almost over...hang on! Mary

  50. Hi nice to see a fall very favorite time of year...all our birthdays and anniversary's are in October....I was going to say it will be here before you know it but at 107 degrees.....well, Good Luck.
    Sue in Atlanta

  51. Hi Marty,
    Well I was going to ask how hot it is there but your post answered that question, yikes!
    Stay in the AC huh!
    Thanks for dropping in my blog.
    I am up to my eye balls in chocolate , paint that is but loving it.
    See my recent post, about my bath sink area and see what you think?
    Hey, your preFall table is pretty.
    Good job!
    I know going to be here before we know it, Halloween stuff all out and even some Christmas in places.
    Have a good weekend!
    Hugs, Linda Q

  52. Marty,
    Your tablescapes are so pretty and well designed. I am not ready to let go of summer quiet yet, but you making it tempting. Enjoy your weekend!

  53. I love those chargers! Yes, I do! lol the candle sticks, the birds look great with your mums and fall setting. The amber stemware is so pretty! Sometimes I do a table setting and want it to stay for weeks lol I have one on my table, I finished at midnight and got to take pic. I just want it to stay, for it is so fall and it so hot here! lol Love you table setting!

  54. you know...I have lots of beautiful dishes...and I get inspired by your posts every week....but I get it all out, and put it on the counter to do a table...and draw a complete blank!!! I end up out in the garden planning a flower bed for next year instead! I am tablescape impaired!!!! I wish there was a cure for it...I am ashamed of the tables I set for every dishes...ugly ugly ugly!!! lol
    your tables and pretty much all you do is just so perfect!
    thanks for the inspiration..even if I can't put it to
    and thanks for the kind words and sweet comments you leave. seeing your name makes me smile!

  55. I love all of your pretty little birds! Just precious!

  56. Hi Marty,

    I really like your table and I'm with you...ready for cooler weather!

    I love all your finds, they blend together perfectly! Your stemware is so pretty and the layering of your dishes is so interesting. Great post!

  57. Such a pretty fall table,Marty.

    I can't even imagine it being 107degrees. Yesterday our high was 61 degrees and it really did feel like fall.

    Hope it's cooler for you today.

  58. This table is so elegant and beautiful. Your photos are great too. laurie

  59. Very thoughtfull post on positive thinking. It should be very much helpfull.

    Karim - Positive thinking