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Monday, 24 October 2016

A Little Bit of Autumn on the Table

At the close of a long hot summer, the appearance of the pumpkin heralds the welcome arrival of autumn. ~ Kari Spencer 

Hello my lovely friends and welcome to my little blog! 

Today I'm sharing a little tablescape with you. It was raining hard so it was dark and dreary out when I took my pictures. You can see the tamaracs in our back yard are changing colour.




I had planned to gather some leaves from our yard but it was not a good day to be out so I settled for faux. I have the chandelier on because we need the lighting.

I started with these lovely hydrangeas and a few little pumpkins. 



Then I brought out some blue and white transferware. I think the blue looks wonderful with orange, don't you?



The teacup is Johnson Bros. Old Britain Castles.



The pumpkin soup tureens with their matching plates were a gift from my son last Christmas.






He found them at Sur La Table in Colorado where he is teaching and doing research at the university. I love the embossed pumpkins adorning the rim of the plate! He gave me a set of four plates and four soup tureens. A meal is always more enjoyable when you have fun dishes, don't you think?


The blue dinner plate is The Victorian English Pottery EST 1819 by Edward Challinor in England. The cream napkins have a leaf design and I'm using my mother's vintage wedding silver. Oops, I just realized I forgot the water goblets.



My son chose these soup tureens because he knows of my fondness for little white pumpkins. He is so thoughtful! We have enjoyed chili in them and today we're going to have a hearty home made creamy vegetable soup served from this soup tureen. 


Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things. ~ Chaim Potok

The teapot of course is Blue Willow and it's made by Churchill. 


Just a simple little tablescape for two, nothing fancy.

I found this on the internet and thought it perfect to end my post with.



Have a beautiful day everyone and thank you so much for your visit. 




I am sharing this with the following parties ~

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea
 Tea Cup Tuesday
 The Art of Home-Making Mondays
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Home Sweet Home


 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi

39 comments :

  1. Hi Sandi, there is so much loveliness here that I don't know where to begin! I love the toile curtains in the background and the table settings are so pretty.
    Have a wonderful week.

    Hugs,
    Sissie

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  2. Those little soup pumpkins are darling Sandi. They had a Sur La Table Shop in Boulder, Colorado that we went too. I think they had every kitchen item you could dream of there. I love your Blue Willow teapot and all your transferware. Hope your week is lovely! Thanks for sharing and linking.

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  3. Wasn't that so sweet of your son to gift you with the darling white pumpkins and plates? He knows his mom very well! Your whole table is just so sweet, and yes blue and orange look so lovely together. Your soup tureen and teapot, along with your teacups and plates are perfect on your autumn table. I hope you have a wonderful week with yummy soups on your menu, sweet friend, and a never ending pot of tea.

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  4. Beautiful table!! Very pretty pumpkins and plates. Your son gifted you a very thoughtful gift.

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  5. You always set a pretty table Sandi and the pumpkin soup bowls with matching plates are perfect for autumn. Having some fancy, special to you china always makes a meal nicer.
    Rain here again today, a good day for soup.

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  6. Sandi, your table is so pretty! I love the red chintz curtains and a peek through your window. What beauty surrounds you. Trust you are feeling better.

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  7. I always enjoy visiting to see your beautiful dishes and table settings.

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  8. Your table looks so pretty Sandi. I love orange and blue together. The leaves have really fallen from their branches around here over the weekend with all the wind and rain. It's looking quite barren but there are still oak, tamarack and beech and a few maples lending some rust and orange to the landscape. Have a wonderful week.

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  9. Beautiful flower. I loved to see the design in the cup and the tea mug. It looks lovely!

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  10. Hi Sandi. Fall is indeed here, but I don't mind. I love the rich colors. Blue transferware is always perfect as far as I am concerned! Lol! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  11. Hi there from Colorado! Your table is so charming Sandi, especially son's soup pumpkins. Of course, I love blue and orange together (Go Broncos!). Thinking of you and hoping you're feeling great. Pat @ Bringing French Country Home

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  12. Sandi, so beautiful! I would feel right at home with all your lovely blue and white pieces, and I love your individual soup tureens!

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  13. I love this post, Sandi. I love blue with the oranges of fall as well! Your soup tureens and matching plates are delightful - what a thoughtful son!

    Such a lovely table for tea together!

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  14. You raised your son well, Sandi! The pumpkin tureens and matching plates are lovely! I also agree that the orange pumpkin and blue transferwares make an elegant combination.

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  15. Such a lovely tablescape.

    Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

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  16. I love those cute little pumpkin tureens & plates! A sort of shabby chic look to them. You have a very special son to think of his mom like this. I love blue & white china and it has turned out that all my good china is blue & white. Your soup tureen and willow tea pot are beautiful pieces to admire while enjoying a hearty soup. I hope the rain moves on for you. We had a drizzly day yesterday which I only enjoy if I'm walking in the woods ;)
    Wendy

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  17. Sandi, what a beautiful table for two. Your son has excellent taste. I love the pumpkin tureens and plates...how pretty! I'm like you too, I love the mix of the oranges with blues...such a gorgeous color combination! I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed week!!!

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  18. Love your table, Sandi. Love the blue willow teapot and the orange does go good with the blue.

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  19. So pretty Sani! I love the blue and white combination with the pumpkins! The pumpkin tureens are especially delightful! ;)
    Rebeca

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  20. What a cozy setting, Sandi, perfect for a rainy fall day, to have soup and tea. I've never had a soup tureen ; they sure make a simple soup dinner something special, as do the darling little soup tureens from your son. I noticed your pretty red toile curtains in the background -- lovely!
    Hope you're having a good week! xo Deborah

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  21. So very lovely Sandi. Sounds like a good day to curl up and read a good book too while sipping on some tea. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  22. So lovely Sandy I love Johnson Bros. I have the red old britains castle and how funny was just looking at some blue on ebay.. I like white pumpkin as well. Lovely setting. Have a wonderful evening with love Janice

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  23. Sandi, I do love blue and orange together for fall! Your little pumpkin tureens are so cute. What a sweet son you have! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely tea with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  24. Hi Sandi, Very pretty fall décor! I love the Johnson Brothers china! Everything looks wonderful! Blessings, Janet

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  25. A lovely post, Sandi, full of the richness of autumn. Your castle teacup is just wonderful - I'm going to be on the lookout for one of those! Enjoy your tea time!

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  26. What a delightful tea table you set up, you have the best eye to decorate for tea parties, I do believe! Love your gorgeous white pumpkin soup bowls, just so sweet of your son to think of you in such a special way! We are getting lots of rain here too... tis the time of year, lol! Our tamaracks are turning gold too... Hugs to you today, have a lovely weekend!

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  27. Hi Sandi, what a lovely table setting for a rainy day! Your blue transferware looks so lovely with the orange! Oue weather here has turned cold and rainy so I took my brown transferware out to use, maybe I should use my blue instead! Your little pumpkin dishes are so cute! You raised a very thoughtful son! Hoping you get some sunshine soon!

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  28. Hi Sandi,
    Oh yes, I love the orange with the blue and white transferware. It looks lovely and what a sweet gift of white pumpkin dishes from your son. Everything looks as if you are embracing fall too. Blessings, Karen.

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  29. A very pretty pumpkin post...I have a draft with a few pumpkins and a lot of my blue and whites...maybe post around Thanksgiving week....thanks so much for coming by

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  30. What a beautiful autumn table for two Sandi, is always delightful to read your blog <3

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  31. Your Autumn table as well as all your other tablescape is so pretty! Reminds me to go outside and clip some Hydrangeas!

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  32. Hi Sandi! What a lovely blue and white fall tea! Love the soup tureen :). Your son was so thoughtful with those pretty plates and pumpkin bowls! You are right--the orange is the perfect pop against the lovely blues and whites (including the hydrangeas--always a personal favorite ;)),

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  33. There is a lot of pretty things on your table this week. I think I have the same teapot (mine is actually Mom's and I steal it). The soup tureen is fabulous! Did your son move from IL to Colorado? I would think it would be very nice in Colorado. I hope you are doing well and enjoying the fall color. Ours is at peak right now, so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  34. I LOVE the blue and orange combination. This table is just lovely.

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  35. Very beautiful. I love the blue and white cups!
    Best,
    Bibi

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  36. Hey Sandi, wishing you a beautiful day out there - Enjoy the beauty of Autumn. Isn't it total eye candy!!!! His gift to us.

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  37. Sandi how neat your son bought those beautiful plates. Love them and love the hydrangeas. Wasn't sure from reading if they are live are artificial. Thought they were artificial from your post but they look real. I haven't been able to grow them here in Texas.

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  38. The blue and orange do look so pretty together. I really like the combination. And those little pumpkin soup tureens ... how very thoughtful of your son. A perfect gift!

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