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Monday, October 24, 2016

Autumn Dinner

Let's set the table for an early autumn feast.
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 next 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 sets of individual pumpkin soup tureens were finds at yard sales.

 Don found the lidded pumpkin at a yard sale for 50 cents
 Since I didn't have enough of the napkins that matched the tablecloth, 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.

Collages are made on and


Maggie said...

Hi Jo Ann, love your table setting, very seasonal!
You have put together a wonderful mix of eclectic pumpkin and autumn themed dishes and you certainly seem to find the bargains.
I agree with you though I don't think that I would travel around the different Goodwill stores to try and complete a set.
The teapot is with scarecrow handle is fabulous!
Thanks for sharing your mosaic making apps with us, I'm definitely going to check them our before next week's Mosaic Monday comes around.
best wishes

Tom said...

Beautiful, let's eat.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your fall table setting JoAnn. How great to have found so many sweet things at the thrift shop. Have a wonderful week.

Karen S. said...

Now this is very nice, so festive too!

Anonymous said...

What a great autumn table setting. I love finding stuff at the thrift shops. Have a good week.

Lorrie said...

Your autumn table setting is full of colour and character. The pumpkin tureens are so cheerful looking - my favourite element here.

Julie Fukuda said...

Looks like a great place for a Halloween birthday. My table will be lucky to look a fraction as good.

bj said...

beautiful table...
i don't think Goodwill is using good judgment ...i've turned down many buys because the set wasn't all there....

Kay said...

Really? Goodwill does that intentionally?? That's insane...not to mention bad for the environment if anyone (who's looking for a bargain and, sure, has the time and money to drive 50 miles for it...huh?!?) actually drives from store to store.
But your table looks wonderful and your new teapot is darling.

J said...

That tablecloth sets such a cozy feeling with its warm colors - and your green is a crisp contrast. What cute - and inexpensive! - bargains you find to create your lovely tabletops!

Grantham Lynn said...

Very Festive and Fallish. Thanks for linking at The Fabulous Fall Party. Fall ends on Sunday there is still time to link.
I'll be hosting a special Halloween post on Monday and then Tues. begins The Fabulous Thanksgiving/Fall Party!
Come on back over and join all the fun!