Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autumn in the Kitchen



I wanted to show you all a few of the odds and ends I've collected in my travels lately, so I thought I would set a fall table in the kitchen. Besides, I love to play with dishes, right? ;)

Yes, those are the same faux flowers I showed you a couple of weeks ago. I did actually get some chrysanthemums to put on the table, but I want to add some little gourds to them and just haven't gotten around to doing that yet.




I set this table with a lot of mismatched china and thrift store/rummage sale finds. The covered casserole (shown above) was a HomeGoods find a few years ago. I bring it out every fall to add color to my table. :)




I bought this handsome canine fellow (above) at the recent Visiting Nurse's Rummage Sale for my dear friend, Robin. He's just visiting my table before I bring him to his new home.




I bought this little black urn (above) at the rummage sale also. I'm not quite sure what I'll do with it yet, but it comes in handy here to hold a little white pumpkin. :)




I set the table with three mismatched thrift store dishes. I only have one of the turkey dishes (above) and two of the country scenes (below). Luckily, there are only three of us eating dinner tonight.




And yes, I placed two more little white pumpkins on top of the wooden candlesticks. They are a recent thrift store find, and an unusual size. All of the pillar candles I've seen so far are just ever so slightly too big to fit them. :(





Woven rattan chargers, cotton damask napkins, mother of pearl napkin rings and Waterford crystal round out the settings. Oh, and my usual array of flatware -- antique bone-handled knives and vintage silverplate forks and spoons.




Happy autumn colors here at Little Red House. The tablecloth is Ralph Lauren. The curtains are Country Curtains. The wallpaper (which I swear I'm going to strip soon!) is Waverley.




So that's autumn in the kitchen here at Little Red House. :)

39 comments:

  1. What a lovely collection. My favourite is the dog.

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  2. Your table looks great. I love the covered casserole. La

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  3. Very Nice Mary! I love the little canine fellow too, wish he was coming to my house, he'd fit right in!
    Lisa.

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  4. Beautiful table! I love your turkey plate, too bad you only have one!

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  5. Mary, I love the mix of patterns with the walls, curtains and tablecloth. Great plates and I love mismatched settings. Your room feels cozy and inviting.

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  6. WOW! Can I come? This looks so comfortable, warm and inviting! Really! You have pulled it all together as art.

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  7. Mary, YOur table is perfect and so beautiful with your walls, curtains and decor. It is just SO WARM! I love the mismatched china and the the way you lovingly set this Autumnal table. Isn't it amazing what cast-offs become our treasures?
    And... I think your faux flowers are just beautiful! They look lovely!
    Yvonne

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  8. Gorgeous, Mary!! Your table is so warm and inviting. I love your cut crystal goblets.

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  9. Lovely, Mary! I really like the winterberries or bittersweet twining in the light fixture above the table, too. Everything looks so cozy and charming...

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  10. Mary you set a lovely table. Everything is just so autumn.

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  11. Everything looks just perfect, Mary. I love your beautiful table.

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  12. You really know how to set a table! Gorgeous!

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  13. Visiting you has been a pleasure
    Love

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  14. Absolutely beautiful ma'am. Wish I were there to have dinner with you :0! Food always tastes better with a little atmosphere, and you have atmosphere :0! Enjoy!

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  15. So beautiful and inviting! I love the lil pup. I think I would have a hard time parting with him. ;)

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  16. I love all the different elements in your table setting. My favorite is the little black urn with the white pumpkin...just love that!

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  17. Dear Mary, I love coming to your house! =] It's so warm and cozy and time seems to tick very slowly and peacefully. I've been working on "interior shots" and how to get the light soft - how just to catch the light coming through the windows. I'm struggling! I was just having a discussion about it at CIC and, then, came here and - GASP! Just like this! lol What a gift your photography is to all of us!

    Love, Katy

    P.S. If you have any advice regarding window light, I'd be ever so appreciative. Sorry that I pick your brain so often! =S

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  18. Excellent taste and beautiful photography. Thank you so much for gracing the blog world.

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  19. Such a lovely autumn tble! Don't you just love those little ghostie pumpkins? You must be much more generous than me--I'd be hanging on to that dog find!!! Looks fabulous with your arrangement!

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  20. I love your kitchen in autumn, Mary.
    My favorite is the white pumpkins on top of the candlesticks. Are you surprised?
    My least favorite is the wallpaper.

    Ha!

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  21. Just love it! I think it is very cozy! Carla

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  22. Thanks, everyone!
    Kate, how I hate that wallpaper!
    Katy Noelle, I'll email you with some pointers... :)

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  23. Just beautiful! Love those scenic plates...what are they?

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  24. Lauren, on the back they say:
    American Limoges, Chateau France, IK-S518

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  25. I certainly hope you can't tell how many times I have looked at this particular tablescape -I just love it -I think because it does look like a great tablescape for autumn in a houseful of boys . I just love the dog with the pheasant -it is perfect for your table. Sometime I would love to see how you decide what to use on your table and the process you go through to get it to it's final stage -like do you think of your place setting first or your centerpiece -or just varies with your mood :-)

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  26. It's wonderful when everything you've found works well together! I love the soft colors of Autumn! You table is lovely! ♥

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  27. Everything looks wonderful. The little black urns with punpmkins is just the right touch!
    Well done,
    Mimi

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  28. I love it when you post your table setting photos! So pretty. I'm really drawn to collecting mismatched china pieces like you do... You know, to go with my milk glass addiction.

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  29. That is a gorgeous table, Mary. I so love those plates with the scenery. Gorgeous! I, too, used candle sticks for little pumpkins. It works great as a decoration and no cats can start a fire with lit candles. Ho Hum! Have a great weekend. Deb =^..^=x5

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  30. I could enjoy dinner there. So bright and colorful. The pitcher is outstanding. So great is was your mom's.
    QMM

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  31. Gorgeous. I love the deep rich colours you used in your tablesetting.

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  32. Charming table. Your recent finds are full of character. I like the clever idea of the mini pumpkins atop the candlesticks. Wonderfully inspiring table. ~ Sarah

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  33. Mary...I wouldn't change a thing! Everything is just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Lovely autumn scene. What a great place to enjoy a home cooked meal.

    - The Tablescaper

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  35. Thanks for sharing your beautiful autumn table. It is a feast for the eyes. The wallpaper looks from where we sit.
    Drop by to see my blog. I am a newbie. Ginger

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  36. I am audibly oohing and ahhing here. The table is stunning, but that dog with the duck in his mouth really sends me. Want it!

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  37. Love your style!
    So glad I found your blog this evening.
    I am excited to take a good look around!

    Your newest follower~
    Alison
    P.S. Love the dog on your table!

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