Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Howdy, Pilgrim!

No, this is not a John Wayne tablescape!!! LOL!  I used my ceramic Pilgrims that I purchased a few years ago from Hobby Lobby.  I wanted to pull some more blue to this Fall tablescape.
Before I purchased them, I was looking at the Fall d├ęcor in the house and I realized there was mostly pumpkins and nature inspired things.  It made me start thinking of that first Thanksgiving dinner.  With that in mind, I went to Hobby Lobby and found this set of Pilgrims.  I loved the colors!
I was moving some Spring/Summer dishes and bringing out the more Fall like colors when I realized that the Mikasa Daydreams has a Fall like quality to them.  Along with the green, there are touches of a rusty brown in the floral motif and along the trim. 
I layered the Mikasa salad plates with a slightly larger green plate (JCP).  The blue speckled dinner plate is Mikasa Ultrastone Blue and the larger white plate is by Homer Laughlin.  All these are sitting on rattan chargers that were purchased from Walmart.
The blue napkins bring a little more blue to the table.  The flatware is Reed & Barton Everyday Stainless.
Green wineglasses are from the Dollar Tree and the blue tea glasses are Noritake Sweet Swirl.
Some faux pears, leaves and votive lights add extra special touches to the table.
This table still has a lot of elements that were on last week’s Harvest table.  The tablecloths are the same and well as a few more touches like this set of salt and pepper shakers and the iron birds.
TIP OF THE WEEK:  I have white cabinets in my kitchen and I love them!  I have always loved white cabinets but they do get dirty quickly!  To speed up cleaning, I take a damp sponge and put it in the microwave for about 20 seconds.  I then spray the cabinets with an all purpose cleaner (409) and used the damp, warm sponge to wipe down the cabinets.  The warmth of the sponge helps to break down the dirt which makes for easier cleaning and I’m all for anything that helps do that!
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Tabletop Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
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  1. What a pretty table, Tammy! I love adding the blue for fall. Your pilgrims are the perfect accent!

  2. What a lovely table. I truly love those Mikasa plates with the lilac flowers.

  3. Great table.. love your pilgrims! I saw those last week. they really are pretty. The Mikasa plates are great. Blue and orange are perfect together. xo marlis

  4. I like your tip--I'm all for easier cleaning and I'm thinking that might work for my dark cabinets too! They get grimy, but it's not obvious as soon. You little pilgrims make a wonderful centerpiece. Linda

  5. It looks great! And I will be sure to try out your tip on my white cabinets.

  6. Great tip, Tammy! I'm thinking that putting the sponge in the microwave would probably also kill of bacteria. I long for white wood cabinets in our kitchen. Perhaps someday. Not that I don't enjoy the warmth of the stained oak in there now (especially during the fall and winter months), but I'm due for a change! You nailed it with just the right amount of blue in just the right shade. Very nice! I didn't see those pilgrims at our local Hobby Lobby. They're pretty cool! They're a great touch for the table!

  7. What a lovely walk!

    - The Tablescaper

  8. That is a lovely fall table, Tammy. The rich colors look warm and inviting for a delicious fall meal. Love the new look of your blog. Good choice of design. ---------- Shannon

  9. Is it wrong that I kind of want to tell the turkey the little ceramic guy is holding to make a break for it?

    Lovely table setting!

  10. Tammy, I love blue with fall oranges... they look so dramatic together. LOVE this pretty table.
    I have a white kitchen and your tip is wonderful!

  11. Pretty table, Tammy. I love the blue accents and the little pilgrims.

  12. I love your stack of plates! I have "seasonal dishes" too that I rotate in and out. Pretty table, Laura

  13. I love how you brought in the blue and what a great cleaning tip. I'll have to try that!

  14. LOL, I just took an outdoor shower, it is 70 degrees here in NY, and I click on to your Christmas music! :)

    The table is lovely, I like to add touches of blue when I can too. Breaks up the monotony of all orange all Fall!
    Great stack of dishes, and the rattan charger is wonderful!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

  15. Hello! I do believe this is my first time visiting your blog. :) Very pretty. I love love the blue color you added to your fall theme. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! And thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.
    God Bless...

  16. We can never go wrong following the color chart with the contrasting colors of blue and orange. You've created and elegant Autumn design. Even the walls of your lovely dining room add to the color story. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay


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