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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

IT'S FALL YA'LL PARTY TIME.....


HOW FUN !!

RHODA is throwing such a fun FALL PARTY for all of us..
I can't wait to see what she has lined up and to see all of YOUR fall decorations, tablesettings, fall clothing...
Be sure to go thank RHODA and leave sweet word for all....
MANY THANKS for coming by to see my
FALLNESS....



I think all of us HAVE to have a Fall wreath...
This one is in my dining room...
I need to make another for my living room...maybe this week...
With temps still in the 90's out here in WEST TEXAS,
I am finding it hard to get into the fall mood...
I'm doing it, tho !!
:>)

I am so enjoying the dried flowers JUDI sent me...
dried flowers always seem a part of fall to me.
My thanks again, sweet JUDI.
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Ahhh, and I'm still loving this sweet, vintage cup towel from GLORIA.
It goes so well with my fallness in the dining room.
Thank you, Gloria.
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AND.....BRAND NEW SET OF DISHES...

TUSCAN RETREAT
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I am totally in love forever with these darling dishes...
Oh, yes....I know ! ....I KNOW another set of dishes was the LAST thing that I needed...
I actually need a PINE HUTCH to put my OTHER dishes in ....and here I am...
owner of a 16 piece dinnerware set...
from WALMART....$39.95.....

I JUST COULDN'T PASS THEM UP !!
they are soooo purdy !!
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So, I set my fall table with a centerpiece of pretty little yellow mums..
in a terra cotta pot that Beautiful Daughter gave me about 20 years ago...
I just love it and use it INSIDE much more than OUTSIDE....
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Aren't the little matching mugs cute ?
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I've never been much on EVERYthing matching on my table...
But, I loved these dishes....these napkins....these napkin rings.....
and I DID resist the matching placemats and chose, instead, the solid, light golden ones.
(HOWEVER...I just MIGHT go back for the matching ones, too...:O)
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These are the adorable, cast iron tea light holders that I was blessed enough to win at
ARTIE'S giveaway.
Thank you, Artie.
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I think my little cast iron angel looks cute here...
well, actually, she looks cute ANYwhere....
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The amber stemware is from clearence at BIG LOTS...70% OFF.
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...and I was soooo excited to find these CHARGERS on clearance at Wal Mart...
$3.00 each and I GRABBED them....so fast !
These are going to look good with my vintage CREMEWARE dishes, too...
I'm excited !!
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...they are nice and heavy and a beautiful color...
It just surprises me so much to find great things at WalMart or Big Lots...or the Dollar Store.
I just love it !!.......just proves that BEAUTIFUL doesn't have to mean EXPENSIVE !!
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"On the outside...looking in."
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goat cheese on ritz crackers, juicy red seedless grapes and
A HINT OF AUTUMN CUPCAKES...
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Little poppy seed cupcakes from the bakery..
a little homemade MAPLE flavored icing and ...
sprinkles of AUTUMN ....
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This is so so good....just the rightness of tangy, creamy and sweetness...
all together on ..
ONE PRETTY PLATE....
:o)
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HAPPY FALL, YA'LL.....

O, RHODA...this has been such a fun FALL party..
you really know how to throw a great one, girl !!
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THANKS to everyone that came to my part of this wonderful time together...

I am linking with SUSAN for TABLESCAPE THURSDAY.

*note...reposted to add a link to FOODIE FRIDAY by MICHAEL

50 comments:

Kimberly said...

Oh my goodness, the dishes are wonderful! Very Tuscan, very, very pretty! Enjoy!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

BJ Girl you did great on those dishes...I love them and how beautiful they look with all your fallness...I really enjoyed looking through your window girl...felted like a peeking tom ha ha!!Of course you know me I came by for the food...don't you ever get out of the kitchen...Well its finally getting to feel like fall up here on my mountain top and its dark by 7:30 now...fixed a crock pot stew for dinner just hit the spot...thats the one thing I love about the cooler months I get to use my crock pot...just makes the house smell so good when its chilly outside..Hope you have a great day my friend...Love ya sis...and YAHOO for music...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

niartist said...

Oh bj, I just knew you'd make these birds feel right at home! This tablesetting is absolutely gorgeous, and when you're done with that terracotta centerpiece, you can pack it up and send it to NY! :) Your tablescapes never disappoint! Stop by my blog soon! I've got a giveaway - hot to that I think you might like for a spooky tablescape for 4! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what beautiful decorations. I love the tablescape. All of your dishes and accessories are so pretty. The chargers are wonderful. What a great find. Hugs, Marty

Bearly Sane said...

Love that wreath BJ ... I don't know how you "Tablescape" girls do it ... I have two dinner sets, one for everyday and one for best, because I just don't have the storage space for more. Where does everyone keep all those dishes???

Warmest hugs,
Sandi

Kathleen said...

UH OH, another set of dishes!!!
But they are lovely, and the chargers, and the glasses, wow!
It all looks beautiful, really!
I've never seen chargers like that in WalMart...I will be on the look out..
Now about that pine cabinet..you NEED it!!

Susie Q said...

BJ! I will have some goat cheese please!! " )
Your new dishes are SO pretty and your table is just perfect for a Fall meal! (I especially loved the *outside looking in* photo!
Those chargers are WONDERFUL! Wow!

Love,
Sue

arkie said...

I love your little tea lights! Everything looks wonderful!

Theresa said...

Happy Fall to you! Love the new dishes and chargers! After all, you needed more dishes...hehe:) Have a blessed day!

Kathy said...

BJ...Hi sweetie, loved your visit and don't ever feel quilty about catching up...especially when your busy painting rooms!!!!....Blogging should be Fun! not quilt producing....we all have times when we're pulled away from our blogger buds due to life!!!! I'm up to my armpits in Jewelry at the moment and after the 22nd...I'll have more time too...I love your fall house! your cast iron angel has won a place in my heart...and those chargers from walmart..seriously! I'm going to check that out for sure.... Have fun and can't wait to see your rooms all painted! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Tara said...

BJ you look ready for fall! I loved the place settings!

Amelia said...

BJ, Wonderful pictures....new set of dishes is so "fall" looking.

The picture taken outside is unusual...a new twist and I love it.

Take care - enjoy today.

Beverly said...

Even though it is hot where you live, autumn looks in place in your home. And, it looks fantastic.

I love the picture looking in from outside. Oh, and I want some chargers just like those. I love them!

Kathleen Grace said...

Everything looks so cozy and warm and pretty! I love the chargers and the little cast iron bird candle holders. The view from outside would make anyone want to knock on the door and come in:>)

Anita said...

Absolutely stuning!
and I have looked at those dishes at Wal Mart I don't know how many times... lol I don't have a place to store my everyday dishes, much less extras :(
Have a great day!

Jessica said...

I just adore those dishes...they are beautiful. Great picture, too~ the outside looking in. :)Thanks so much for sharing.

Have a beautiful day!

J

Stacey said...

BJ, honest to goodness I never go roam around Wal Mart...but I was there yesterday drooling over those Tuscan dishes! I love the colors and the shapes. You did good buying those.

Your whole table is gorgeous. I bet your friends and family just love eating with you.

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
Your table looks gorgeous. I love the new dishes and accessories. Who'd of thought WalMart could get so classy!! Happy fall.
Hugs, Rhondi

Brenda Eason said...

My kinda lady, you make bargains beautiful!

Lisa said...

Your wreath is very beautiful! And your new dishes are scrumptious. They have the perfect Fall colors. Are you going to use them for Thanksgiving? They'd be wonderful if you do. And I'm sure your sweet angel will be there too.:)

Mimi said...

Come on over to Michigan. You'll get in the fall mood. Was in the 30s last night and the 50s today!

salmagundi said...

New dishes, Unh? I think you better go in search of that new hutch!! Beautiful Fall touch at your comfortable home. Sally

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Fall is sure looking PURDY there in West Texas...loooove your tablescape! Come over and look around sometime.

Blessings,
Linda

Judi said...

Hi BJ
Oh I'm loving your fallness tablescapes. Your dishes are so pretty with all the matching napkins and colours and ohhhh its just beautiful! I can just smell a hint of apple cinnamon in the air I think to go along with your wonderful pictures.
I am so happy you are enjoying your flowers! Did I tell you they were grown and dried right in our cottage area.
Everything is lovely...
thank you for sharing..
Judi

Carrie said...

Your dishes are so lovely and you've placed them with other beautiful items for a great fall table.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

BJ what beautiful decorations! Your tablescape is just gorgeous - what beautiful dishes! I'm sure it's hard to be in the mood for fall when it's in the 90's but looks like you've over come that!

Manuela

Sweetie said...

BJ - Each of your photos is beautiful. I love all of the dishes. Your fall decorating is so very tasteful.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Marie said...

Well hello BJ - thank you for sharing all of your wonderful Fall inspiration! I love everything. My fave is your table scape. Your new dishes are beautiful!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Brenda said...

Outside looking in is so pretty! I soooo love that quilt! I sigh with ecstasy every time I see it!
Brenda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You put fall together fabulously BJ! I love the new dishes..such a wonderful touch!
xo
Penny

Eva Gallant said...

What a beautiful table setting! I'm envious. I'm badly in need of new dinnerware but just can't seem to break down and buy some!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you'll come back again soon!

Nana said...

I LOVE your Fallness. Everything looks so cozy and the cupcakes look divine! I will have to take some pics. of my Fallness. I love Fall.

Lady Katherine said...

I seen the dishes, Oh but how much pretty they are on your table! Love the cast iron candles. I adore the picture looking in, Can't you just imagine all us going up to people houses looking in there windows! lol Great idea of the icing for the poppy seed cupcakes, I'd love to have a taste of the goat cheese!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Wonderful table BJ!! Loving those chargers!
Great post!

Really Rainey said...

Fantastic table BJ... SO warm... I loved the butterscotch colors of your table... YUM!
Have a wonderful week end!

~Really Rainey

Justine said...

Wooooooo hoooooooooo! MORE dishes for you. Yep, JUST what you needed! heeheehee! But dang, they are pretty and perfect for fall, and what a bargain!
I can't believe how quickly you got your birdie tea light holders! They are soooooooo cute!

Justine :o )

The Raggedy Girl said...

I love those dishes too and was on a quest to get eight of the napkins/rings because they match my everyday dishes. I also picked up a few plates...why not!! Everything is really lovely.

The Raggedy Girl

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I think I need to pay a visit to Walmart today ;) Beautiful fallness!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, BJ! It's always fun to come by & see your beautiful tables, wow, love your new dishes. Those chargers are gorgeous, you really know how to set a table. Thanks for joining the party.

Mary said...

What a lovely table you created to share with us today. Those cupcakes sound scrumptious. Have a wonderful weekend.

Phyllis@AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I really like the tuscan dishes, my they go with so many things, I do have to admit my kept going to the lemon meringue pie, wowo that looks good, how do you get the fairy dust...I am a new blogger and I still don't know so much..thanks for sharing...come visit would love to see you, i am now a new follower....Phyllis

Mimi said...

What a nice table, but I am in love with that wreath!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I would much rather get new dishes than diamonds...very pretty

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

BJ...your decorations are so wonderful! We too loved looking through your window - clever shot! Of course....who doesn't enjoy window peeping at decorations? You know...that should be a meme sometime....window peeping...for decorations of course! (our favorite thing to do...driving slowly down the street!)

Megan said...

I love those chargers. And only 3 bucks. I'm jealous!

Sarah said...

BJ, it is always a treat to visit your place. All your fall touches are so wonderful. I especially like the photo from outside looking in. It shows just how inviting your home is! Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

Oh, my! I am so very jealous! I love all your dishes but those chargers you found at Wal*Mart are TO DIE FOR! Did you find them recently? I may have to send my sweet hubby out to look for them TODAY! Your tablescape is absolutely gorgeous. I can tell already that you are so talented.

I am totally in love with your blog! I'm so glad I followed the link over from SITS! Oh, and Mrs. Rhoda is one of my favorite bloggers, too. Isn't she the greatest?

Well, have a great day and I'll see you again REAL soon!

Blessings,

Teresa <><

http://toomanyheartbeats.blogspot.com/

Michael Lee West said...

BJ, I am rewarding myself with blog visits after I write so many hours. A girl has to have some fun! I love this post. The cupcakes are just perfect for fall. Love your beautiful dishes.Thanks for participating in FF.
Love,
Gollum

Bev said...

OH! You bought the CHARGERS! I went to 4 Walmarts looking for those and found exactly ONE. They were advertised in last Sunday's paper and must have disappeared immediately. Your table looks lovely...with MY CHARGERS. LOL

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Gosh I sure do love autumn and this is such a beautiful autumn table with the most scrumptious treats. I thought those dishes looked familiar. I have seen them at Walmart too, but seriously, they should put your tablescape in and advertisment for those dishes because it all looks so perfect!

Kady