Monday, August 31, 2009

The Beginnings of Fall

It's Tablescape Thursday again over at Susan's, and today I've set a "beginnings of fall" table.

Originally, it was supposed to be a "bird themed" brown and white table, but Fall just kinda sneaked in there. hehehehe

My little bird is holding a special place for "You" :) (These were a wonderful find at my local flea market, and my inspiration for the bird theme.

Have a seat. I'm using my white Walmart plates with my "fancy" flatware. Leaf napkin rings and stemware are from Target. Flower arrangement, Hobby Lobby.

Aren't these little plates cute??? I found them at TJ Maxx.

Each plate has a different little bird.

See? This one is my favorite.

I had found this little bird dish?/feeder? at Big Lots in the clearance shelf.

And since it was a "bird" theme, Julia and Dudley had to participate.

These tiny little acorn S&P's were a gift from my best friend.

Since this is a "bird" themed/fall tablescape, I thought I'd give you a bird's eye view. hehehe

Well, it's getting dark. Time to light the candles.

And what are we having?

Salmon croquets, fried okra, mac and cheese and mexican cornbread.

And here's the family. They are just now getting used to "Mom's" bloggy thing. :)

"No! Don't eat yet! Just pick up your fork and pretend to be eating." hehehehe

Thanks for visiting me. I just loved having you!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty table setting and dinner looks good. :)
My only Fall decor so far is a small pot of mums I bought at the grocery yesterday.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love it! Those little plates are so cute.

Your meal looks delicious. Love the family photo!

Joyce said...

Bird plates are so cute and dinner looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

Your Fall tablescape is lovely, I want to eat at the Wren plate! Love how everything looks in candlelight. I have Friendly Village dinnerware that I like to use in the fall, but have not set my table yet. Your dinner looks delectable!!! I am new to blogging so all this is such fun!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your dinner looks good - I love the plates with the birds too - they were a great find -- this is a fun between seasons week - half of the tables are end of summer and the other half start of Fall -- and it all looks great!

Slice of Pie said...

Love those salad plates. Nice to see your family around the dinner table! Hope you'll stop by and visit with me!

Eileen said...

Oh, the end of your post was adorable! Beautiful family!
And I love your Fall tablescape! It's really so pretty, and you really paid attention to detail! I love the bird dish, the acorns, the pretty Fall leaves, and the dishes are stunning!
I love it all!
All the best,

Julie said...

wonderful all your birds...
I am having a give away please do try to stop by...

Unknown said...

Now that looks like a mouth watering menu! I love the little bird theme!


niartist said...

Great tablescape, and speaking of Birds ... I hope you can stop by and enter your name in the giveaway at Color Outside the Lines. I know you could do some fantastic things with the loot! :) Cheers!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The bird plates are so sweet and I love anything acorn so of course I love your salt and pepper set!

LillyB said...

Beautiful table!!!

Bearly Sane said...

Okay where are the greens?
Good to see a happy family.
Great table setting BTW.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That dinner looks delicious! Your table is so lovely and so is your family.

Karen said...

This is just lovely. Fall is my favorite season. You have a great with so many beautiful pictures and ideas.

Karen said...

Oops, meant to say "great blog!"

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Love all the birdie things!! I had to look twice because your table and chair are so close to one of my sets (which I have not picture on my blog yet.) I love the candle light picture the best. I also love the flatware--so pretty.

Denise said...

I love your fall tablescape. I've been having fun doing some for my family too, had to lol at your last comment about just smiling and pretending to , you sound like me ;-) Your family looks adorable (and good sports to smile for us all while trying to eat your delicious dinner) I hope you can pop by my place sometime.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the tablescape. The new plates are just so pretty. I love all the different birds. It is all put together beautifully. Also, the menu is definitely one of my favorites. Love the salmon and the fried okra, yum!!!!! Just a reminder and an invite to join us for the Cloche Party on the 11th of Sept. You can click the button on my sidebar for all the details. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

Brenda Pruitt said...

When would be a good time for me to arrive for dinner? That sounds sooo good! Your table looks amazing. Your favorite bird plate looks as though it depicts a little wren. And I just love those dapper, cheerful little birds with the perky tails. Very pretty tablescape!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Love your bird-themed 'scape! Your fall touches look wonderful too. Yummy looking meal and cute family!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed your bird/fall themed tablescape, very pretty!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

P.S. - I forgot to mention the food!! It looks wonderful! I'm from the south and love all that!


Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Beautiful table (and family)! Those little birdy plates are wonderful!! Great job!

Jane said...

What a lovely table (and family). Your meal looks delicious on those cute birdie plates.
Nicely done!

Jane (Artfully Graced)