Monday, October 8, 2012

Autumn Tablescape

For as far back as I can remember, my mother's kitchen was a place for the family to gather together. We spent many a wonderful times around the table celebrating each other over fabulous meals for every season. My mother set gorgeous tables with pretty settings as only she could do. Many memories and happy times that live on forever.

Now as I carry on that tradition, I also love to set tables with collectible dishes and accents creating a reflection of the season. Call me a dishaholic, I love it all.

Today I join Etsy Cottage Style to share an Autumn table set for two using dishes I have collected with colors of the season. Adding vintage and newer treasures, it all comes together for an Autumn style. Today and all week begins What's Cookin in the Cottage Kitchen so stop by Etsy Cottage Style to visit other participants as they share ideas, recipes, decor and more from their kitchens.

My vintage table is set starting with a vintage tablecloth handed down to me from my mom. I love this treasure and have used it in many ways, even as a Christmas tree skirt through the years.
The centerpiece is a white pumpkin filled with pretty mums and surrounded by candles and leaves scattered about.
For my place setting, I use a pretty fruit plate made in Italy with an amber glass with fruit salad bowl, Reed and Barton stainless utensils and sitting on a place mat of black straw and silver threads. The crystal stemware is Shannon sitting atop a beaded pear coaster in terra cotta and cream.
The delicate mug is a design created by Fanny Burat called Roses et Volubiles. I did not have a saucer for this cup so I use a vintage Harkerware made in the USA plate in a light carmel color that is pretty with the cup. The saucer used for our fruit is a Pegasus design by Sebring with 22K gold edge. I found these at an estate sale some time ago and only have two. So wish I found more of these, they are gorgeous.
The teapot is a pretty pumpkin with leaves and vines and I have teamed it up with a Baja sugar and creamer set with flowers and roosters.
Candles, pumpkins and our little squirrel friend keep us company. One of the candles I'm using is Pumpkin Cream from Bath and Body Works. It is divine and does not compete with the food.
So happy you could join me today for an Autumn Table scape. Remember the fun goes on all week long over at Etsy Cottage Style Blog celebrating, What's Cookin in the Cottage Kitchen.
Happy Monday and Happy Autumn, Hugs, Celestina Marie


1CardCreator said...

Hi Celestina Marie, your tablescapes are all gorgeous! So many sweet memories of your childhood and you are sharing memories for your family now too! Thank you for sharing it is all very elegant.

Susan said...

What a wonderful story about your mother! Celestina your table is beautiful!! I have some of the same pattern as your rose plate!
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Mari said...

Celeste you set a gorgeous table....
I love your sweet treasure from your dear mom,that lace table cloth is just beautiful.....


Anonymous said...

Hi! What a pretty table for fall you have set for two. Love all the fall treasures.

deb said...

Such a beautiful tablescape! The pear coaster are darling! Maybe someday I'll be able to dress my table. Adult kids aren't any neater than llittle ones at times. I had just a small cloth and faux carmel apples on my table...well, lets just say the cloth is in the laundry and the dog got one of my apples. I give. ;)

Dorthe said...

Hello dear,
I would love to join you at this beautiful and so cosy tablescape.
Love you uses the tablecloth from your mother, and that ir is not only saved in a drawer!- and what beautiful pumpkin vase with all the mumms in.
Such a happy setting Celestina Marie.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Beautiful, I like the process of setting the table and picking special dishes ....then I figure out what food to serve!


Unknown said...

LOVE your table my dar! You really put stuff together beautifully!


Unknown said...

Celeste, your table decor is so warm & inviting. Memories to warm the heart & carry on with ...

Hugs & love,

Jillayne said...

Your table is beautiful Celestina! I love the story behind each piece and how they all blend so beautifully together and yet are so different - lovely!
I hope you are having a wonderful Autumn, and enjoying all the beautiful colours of the season!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... your tablescape is so pretty!... warm and inviting in those gorgeous Autumn colors, and full of precious memories from your mama... love your little pumpkin teapot... and the little squirrel looks so sweet sitting there!... congratulations on 5 years of blogging!... xoxo Julie Marie

Chenille Cottage said...

What a beautiful table, Celestina Marie. I'll bet your tea tastes even sweeter poured from your cute little pumpkin tea pot!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friend,

Anonymous said...

Love your table, Celestina. I don't think I'd ever get up from it. ;) I'm one of those people who loves to sit at a table way past the meal for conversation. In Spanish it is called, "sobremesa." This is something that we've lost in this rushing modern world of ours, but to me it is a reminder of taking our time for the things that truly this case people over food. :)

Love the gingham napkins.
Wishing you a beautiful day, my friend.

Marian said...

Wow! I remember being forced to set the table as a child. I had to learn where the utensils and napkins went, and the glasses. It was a chore-mine! Your table is a work of art. It is truly lovely, and obviously lovingly created. Perhaps my chore would have been less of a chore had it been presented to me as more of an art form. Create on!

lilybets said...

Your tablescape is truly fantastic,I love italian ceramics,but I admit that yours are gorgeus!Ohhhhhh they are Italian!!!I have red again the post!Beautiful touch of style!

Tina said...

so beautiful designe and decorated table

deb said...

Well, it that doesn't get me in the mood I don't know what will!!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..