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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Roses and Pumpkins

I did a fall tablescape in the kitchen today.  I had some "new" yard sale dishes and had "romanced" a few pumpkins yesterday, so I decided to use them in the tablescape.

I have the table set for H and I to have lunch tomorro...We are just having soup and a half sandwich, but it will seem special with a beautifully set table.
 
We have matching place settings.   I used a large piece of vintage fabric for the tablecloth.  It has soft pink roses and is accented with beige scrolling.  I have rose print cream and sugar bowl, and a pretty rose tiered server for our dessert.
The place mats are a patterned pink and cream lace.....I used some small milk glass "water" glasses...and vintage silverware.  I have a vintage chocolate pot to enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate after lunch. (with.... maybe a small piece of H's Double Chocolate Zucchini bread?)
The napkins are light beige with an embroidered design in the corner.
Keeping with the rose theme, I selected some rose salt and pepper shakers for my tablescape.   And, I just happened to have a rose print pumpkin that matched perfectly.
The grocery store had their fresh roses for $6.99 a dozen today, so I picked out some pretty pink ones for a bouquet.

I bought these dishes at a yard sale last Saturday ...I got 4 dinner plates, 2 dessert plates, and 5 salad bowls for $3!!!

They are made by Home Beautiful and the pattern is Rose Blush...


I hope you can see the beautiful raised roses on these dishes...

I have a different table in the kitchen....

I had been using a tea cart with the sides up on it to make a cozy table for two....


Now,  I have a 50's formica table and brought in the piano bench for extra seating if we need it.   Our grand daughter eats with us often and it is nice to have seating for three.  I think the piano bench would look better painted white and a new fabric for the seat cover.....what do you think?




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42 comments:

  1. I rarely answer a painting question, but I see green on the cabinet....I would paint the bench a green and then change the fabric....it would stand out against the white....you asked....so there is my 2 cents worth!

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  2. I think it would look better painted, too, Penny. I usually paint furniture white but I do like Ceekay's idea, too. It will be lovely no matter what you decide. Love the new dishes! xo Diana

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  3. I adore your chocolate pot! By now I figure you already have the bench painted since you fly so fast! You know what you're doing and we love it!

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  4. what a beautiful setting, love the pretty rose dishes and fabric pumpkin!

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  5. Your dishes are so beautiful. Anyone would love to sit at that cozy table for two!

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  6. Your dishes are so beautiful. Anyone would love to sit at that cozy table for two!

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  7. Roses are so lovely! I may be partial as my name is Rose!!!!

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  8. Bildene dine er såå nyydelige,herlige farger. <3

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  9. Una meravigliosa tavola , un incanto di atmosfera e colori!!
    Bellalullo

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  10. You do very well when it comes to setting a nice table.

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  11. The tablecloth, the roses, the porcelain...just gogeous everything
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  12. Your roses and pumpkin is so lovely. The dishes are very different and beautiful. Beautiful price too. I like the piano bench just the way it looks now. The whole setting is perfectly done.
    xo, Jeanne

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  13. Oh my how beautiful. Definitely redo the bench and I'm sure you will make it look gorgeous, Love your blog!!

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  14. Penny,it's all so pretty,and what a bargain price. I think the piano stool would look lovely white with a new cover too. :)

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  15. Your table setting is all so pretty!! The chocolate pot is a beauty! I love both your chairs, the cane is fabulous!! I think the bench would be darling in white too:-)
    hugs...

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  16. So enjoy your blog. Keep the piano bench matching the piano, unless this is an extra bench, then paint it a soft green (to the blue side) like Ceekay suggested. But keep the cabinet white. I rather like to needlepoint fabric that's on the bench. It look old fashion and romantic. The contract in color will add interest to any room the bench is in.

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  17. So beautiful...I love it all. Those dishes were a great buy and how pretty they are!

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  18. Beautiful and feminine--would never make it here with my 2 men (and 3 big dogs). But I can look and dream......
    Janet

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  19. Hi, this is so pretty that I feel like I'm at a B & B! I love it! I saw it on best of the weekend.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  20. Always a delight to visit your lovely home Penny.

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  21. Such a beautiful table. I bet your heart was singing when you spotted those lovely dishes...as to your bench. If it is going to stay there, I would paint it and I like the idea of a touch of soft green and then some gorgeous fabric for the top....
    ♥ Jil

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  22. Love your roses and the beautiful pumpkin.

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  23. Beautiful post! Lovely pumpkin! Love it!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  24. What a sweet tea you have set for us! Everything is just so pretty!

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  25. The garage sale dishes you picked up are pretty, no wonder you went with a rose theme to match them.
    I see you have a couple of tall glass containers with a silver top and handle. I inherited one of these, keep polishing the silver part but don't know what it's for.
    Judith

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  26. Dear Penny, What a beautiful blog you have...so happy to have found it.

    The setting is absolutely beautiful...I love the rose theme..and I really love those salt and pepper shakers. I've been meaning to go to some yard sales myself..those are always the perfect spots to find antique and vintage pieces, which I love very much.

    I think the piano bench would look beautiful painting white...I like the seat cover, but I'm sure it will look beautiful no matter what.

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog and I hope you stop by and enter. Today's the last day. Many blessings, your new follower and friend, Catherine xo

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  27. I love your pretty tablescape. The dishes were a great find and I love your chairs too. I agree the piano bench would look great in white.

    Carolyn

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  28. Oh! How lovely to have a new set of roses china for $3 is amazing. The table set with the roses is so pretty with the new pink hued pumpkin. Your chocolate pot is a great to have a sweet cup of hot cocoa. Have a wonderful week!

    Pam

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  29. How pretty, Penny! I love the china with the raised roses and the pumpkin is darling draped in lace. The piano bench would look sweet in white. I'm sure you're already working on it. Thank you for joining me for tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  30. Hello Penny,
    Oh my, your lunch table setting looks so romantic! The pink pumpkin really does the trick to add the fall touch. The entire table and all your lovely china looks so vintage and wonderful!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  31. Your fabric pumpkins are adorable, I'm not usually a huge fan of lace, but with your tablescape it is so lovely done. Thanks for sharing on the Pinworthy Project Party!

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  32. Penny,
    I am playing catch up so I will be commenting on everything I missed so you will be thinking me a stalker!! LOL!
    This is such a lovely tablescape! Wish I had room in my kitchen for a little table like this....
    The tablecloth and those darling rose salt and pepper shakers really caught my eye!! So sweet!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  33. So beautiful and yet charming. I love the softness of it all. The fabric pumpkins are sweet.

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  34. Your place is amazing! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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  35. HI Penny,

    I absolutely LOVE your pumpkin! It is perfect with your decor. I think you should paint the bench white and see if you like the cover better and then decide if you want to change it.

    Hugs, Lynnie

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  36. Love the table cloth and the soft pinks. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  37. That perfect tea room setting! :-) So inviting and pretty.

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  38. Perfect tea room with a soft and elegant touch.
    Love those beautiful colors .
    Thanks for sharing.
    Coming from Centsational Girl.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  39. It's all so lovely and inviting. LOVE that chocolate pot!

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