I decided to set a Halloween table in the kitchen since I had not done that yet this season.
I started with my placemats, of course. I know you’ve seen them a lot, but they are the only ones that I have. There are some others at the flea market that I like a lot, but I am trying not to spend. [I am trying not to spend....I am trying not to spend...I am trying not to spend.] Hey, a mantra can’t hurt, can it?
These cream Wedgwood plates are always good to use as a base.
I chose my Pfaltzgraff Halloween plates for the top layer. I love these plates…purchased when I began tablescaping.
Napkins from the Napkin Lady in my old jack-o-lantern napkin rings are a great addition.
I chose my Dollar Tree goblets and black stemware for the glasses.
For a simple vignette, I found a black votive to put in my black candle holder. A witch shoe and the witch herself finish off the little scene.
I love the San Remo flatware with this setting, and I liked the finished look of my Halloween table. For lunch we had pasta with Italian sausage, peppers, and onions on the cream-colored plates and salad on the Halloween plates, so I can now do another table. I will have to think about that awhile.
I wanted to do another harvest table, this time in the dining room, using these placemats. I was looking at some red goblets that I have had for a while and haven’t used. Then I thought, “Why not red for harvest instead of orange?”
I started with cream-colored plates again; these are Mikasa.
I topped them with my favorite vintage fruit plates by Salem.
Looking for something red, I spied my 22 Fifth appetizer plates and thought that they would be perfect. Even though the fruit design on the middle plate is covered, I like the red and gold in this plate and how the gold edging from the Salem plate outlines it.
I decided on brown napkins with acorn napkin rings to continue the fall theme.
Then I brought out the red goblets. The color is ruby red, although I am not sure if they are old or not. It doesn’t matter; I still like them. The Dollar Tree fall leaf glasses are a good complement.
So what do I have red for a centerpiece that continues the fall theme? I looked through my harvest salt and pepper shakers and spied them: tomatoes!
I added in my fall squirrel sets to break up the red. Before you say anything, I do have a few sets with apples, but none of them were the right shade of red.
I love using my salt and pepper shakers to decorate. Most of my 250+ sets have never held salt and pepper, in case you are wondering.
To continue the fall theme, I used my leaf and acorn plates at the corners of the table.
Then I decided to add a red candle on my white Dollar General candlestick (probably the best $1.50 I’ve ever spent on my tablescaping
Present Time flatware finished off the setting, and I was done!
I really like my harvest table featuring red, and I am always glad when I can do something a little different with the same theme.
PBS is finally broadcasting The Antiques Roadshow taped in Jacksonville which we attended last year. This silver case contains Marilyn Monroe Playboys…I think that this show will be on tomorrow night. We can’t wait to see what they are worth. We watched last week’s episode and did not recognize any of the appraisals. I spent a lot of time looking for us in the background shots, but did not ever see us.
I had on a pink shirt, so I thought that I might be easy to spot in the background shots. Well, seems like everybody else wore pink that day! Anyway, the next 2 episodes should be really good, so I hope you get a chance to watch them. We are anxious to see the items that we saw being appraised.