Our son was here for a few days on a quick trip from West Virginia so on Friday we had a family dinner - and celebrated Halloween at the same time. I got to use lots of my favorite Autumn dishes.
I found the tablecloth at Goodwill a few years ago - and two matching napkins.
I learned that their policy is to split things up - the tablecloth and a few napkins at one Goodwill, and ship the rest of the napkins to another Goodwill that is fairly close - our closest one is about 20 miles away. They think that if they do that (with flatware too and sets of glasses) that people will travel to the other Goodwills within 50 or 60 miles to find the matching items) - I don't think so!!!
I used cabbage plates and flower plates in Autumn colors on top of the white chargers - which have embossed fruit on the edges.
The two different individual pumpkin soup tureens were finds this summer.
Don found the lidded pumpkin at a yard sale for 50 cents
Since I didn't have enough of the matching napkins I used some leaf print ones that I made two years ago.
Metal Crow napkin rings went around the bamboo flatware.
And yesterday we were at Goodwill and I found this darling pumpkin teapot - with the scarecrow handle. It was 75% off - just couldn't resist. It will be perfect for Thanksgiving too.
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