Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A New Fall table with NEW Dishes!!!

OMGoodness, I have been dying to share this with you. My friend Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is  blog, got these dishes from Mikasa in exchange for advertising for them. When I saw her GORGEOUS post, I FELL IN LOVE wuth the dishes and told Mary I was going to get some. She e-mailed me and asked if she could SEND THEM TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAAATTT???? I was exstatic! They are just beautiful, truly, and are in the colors that I LOVE! I will use these for many years to come! So without further ado, here is my table. Hope you like it. This is a service for 4 but I just set the table for Joe and I.

 I started with a beige tablecloth to give a neutral background to the table to highlight the dishes. Then I made a garland. I started with a VERY basic leaf garland and just added to it! I am a bad blogger and forgot to get a picture when I started, sorry!!!
 I added one of my berry garlands, some fresh cut hydrangeas from the yard

 a pine cone found while out on my walk
 and a monkey ball found on the same walk

 The inside of the bowl is plain so I added some leaves:)
 And a little "fluff" under the bowls adds texture and pizazz!!!

 I gathered 3 napkins this time; green, beige and orange, mimicing the colors of the leaves on the plates.
 gathered in a leaf embossed ring
 I added a simple candle holder and my cute squirrel. I like squirrels now that we aren't in the woods and they aren't destroying everything in sight:):) And now that it is getting dark earlier we can light our candle at dinner!!

 Oh how I love Fall, these dishes and colors!!! This makes my heart happy.

My trusty brown bamboo flatware are used all during Fall.

 My dollar store goblets are perfect too.
I found these carved gourds several years ago and have never used them. Aren't thet great!?

 Let's light that candle!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I am partying here:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Judy @ DIY by Design for Sizzle Into Summer Wednesday
The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday
Confessions of a Plate Addict - The Scoop
 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop

Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday


  1. Oh Pinky, I love your black dishes with the lovely touch of Fall which makes them. Perfect and beautiful Fall setting you created around them with such a pretty 'runner garland' centerpiece and the just right bamboo flatware! You were so lucky you were gifted with them! Enjoy your week.

  2. I absolutely LOVE your table . . . the garland, dishes and accessories!
    The table is SO bright and beautiful!

  3. Love these dishes, Pinky! The table looks wonderful.

    Hope you are feeling better!

  4. I loved those dishes when I saw them at Mary's Pinky, lucky you!! I think they will be so versatile, with the modern square shape and the black~ I am looking forward to seeing you have even more fun with them!

  5. Love this table and your new dishes!!

  6. Beautiful table, Pinky! It is just perfect!

  7. Such a lovely setting, Pinky! How sweet of Mary to send them to you!! Your accents compliment them beautifully!

  8. The table is lovely, Pinky. Fall is certainly in full swing at your home, gorgeous. Hope you are feeling okay and the medicine works.
    Big hugs,

  9. Love the new dishes...and your centerpiece and fall accessories are such great complements to them...you can certainly tell that a professional floral designer worked her magic on the gorgeous Fall table!!

  10. Hi Pinky! Your tablescape is so pretty. I love your new dishes and your centerpiece is gorgeous! Love how you've added little bits and pieces of things you've found. The little carved gourds are so cute too. Love your pretty candle and it's so lovely lit for the evening.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Pinky, it is gorgeous! I think I will be emailing Mary for some dishes, lol! It really looks so warm and inviting.
    I have missed you at the monthly challenges!

  12. Wow Pinky those dishes are perfect for you! Love the color and design on them. Your centerpiece turned out wonderful. I like the extras you added to it!

  13. Well, aren't you the lucky one and you have maximized the beauty of your gift. What I really like is the way you worked the hydrangeas into a totally fall garland. I have never thought of combining pumpkins, pine cones and hydrangeas.

  14. How nice of Mary! Those dishes are lovely! You did a great job accessorizing them! I am working on a fall garland as well for next week's blog--we had the same ideas! Beautiful!!

  15. Pinky,
    Aren't blog friends the BEST???
    Gorgeous dinnerware!
    Your bamboo flatware is a perfect choice!
    LOVE the candy corn effect of your lighted candle!

  16. Pinky this table and your plates are beautiful and surely speak Fall such rich colors. what is a monkey ball?Susie

  17. How pretty, Pinky! The vibrant leaves against the dark background are very striking. Mary is one of the dearest, most generous friends around Blogville. Her talent never ceases to amaze me. I know you will enjoy your beautiful new dishes!

  18. Love the way you've done your centerpiece and I am totally coveting your dishes. Lovely table!

  19. Hi Pinky! I'm so glad you're enjoying the dishes and able to give them a good home :) They look beautiful on your table and with your garland!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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