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Autumn Red

It seems like eons since I’ve been into TJ Maxx or Burlington. I’ve even stopped my weekly thrift store ventures. Oddly enough I’ve showed tremendous restraint when I go into Pier 1. All of this could be attributed to lack of storage, less discretionary income, or common sense. How about all three!

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This table came together like an episode of Chopped. I went to my storage areas and put some items in my gigantic proverbial basket and this is what I whipped up.

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First time items are the appetizer plates that I bought at Burlington’s many months ago. Plus the placemats, napkins and napkin rings from Pier1 also purchased months ago.

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I tried an ivory tablecloth, a white one, and navy. Neither felt right so I decided to not use one at all. The candelabra I wanted to use required five short pillars and I do believe gremlins have hidden mine, I could only find one. Enter taper holders. Thankfully, I have plenty tapers that aren’t playing hide and go seek. The orange votive holders begged to be used again and who am I to say no?

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The gold mercury vases came from TJ Maxx after Christmas and I pulled the curly cues from vases in the living room. I don’t think I could have found better glasses to go with the red goblets. I’ve used the gold band cordials many times and the tumblers are from the thrift store.

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New gold tone cutlery is still at the top of my wish list. Until I find some reasonably priced these old ones from Fingerhut will do. By the way does Fingerhut still exist?

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Mother Nature has given us a small reprieve from the chilly temps but I know it will be short lived. Full has officially arrived and I’m almost ready to bring out all things fall. That includes one of the best things about autumn; pumpkin spiced lattes.

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13 thoughts on “Autumn Red

  1. Liz

    I’m always a sucker for red…your goblets and small plates just liven up the table perfectly! I’d love to sit down to dinner at your table 🙂

  2. Alycia Nichols

    Going without the tablecloth…totally the bell ringer here! There are such wonderful, rich colors in the dishes and accessories, and the wood just lets them shine both literally and figuratively! This tablescape has kind of Asian undertones to it and would be really neat for Diwali. I really like the combination of glassware. VERY pretty!

    I’m not sure whether or not Fingerhut still exists. Haven’t heard that name in a long time!!! There used to be a distribution center here in the KC area years ago. Don’t know if it’s still here or not. I’m with you on finding new goldtone flatware. I just need to find something that is affordable. That’s the tough part! I’ve seen lots of designs that I like, but I’d have to sell a kidney to afford it!

    I’m with you on the buying restraint thing, too. I’ve been super good lately. I know it’s a combination of the 3 things you mentioned. I think, too, there comes a time when unless you have a spacious warehouse where everything is visible and easily accessible, it becomes too much of a chore to keep adding on. Our money these days is going toward home improvement projects that I’ve been pushing for, so I’m willing and able to give up the shopping. Lord knows I have enough stuff right here already to shop the house many, many times over!!!

    Fall is here, too. It got chilly last night. I love it. I don’t like cold, but I like cool. Today is sunny and bright out. I still can’t get out to enjoy it, but I can live vicariously through others!

    Have a beautiful day! Great table!!!

    1. Sandra Post author

      Shortly after I posted this I seen a commercial on TV for Fingerhut. Guess that answered my question! And speaking of Diwali; my daughter-in-law gifted me with some very beautiful linen from her recent trip back home. I’ll be adding to that stash to come up with something befitting of her culture. Hope you’re feeling better!

  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I love red and choose red color for my wallet, sandal, ipad case, and many small items but I don’t know how to use my favorite red for table setting! You’ve done such a beautiful job and have inspired me! I’d love to include my favorite color for table setting!

    1. Sandra Post author

      The holidays are when I use the brighter shades of red. For fall I thought a deeper hue would be better. I have some bright reds that I’m saving for the Asian inspired table I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Will be asking for your opinion on lots of things!


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