Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Maple Leaf Dining"

I  am so excited to be participating in Tablescape Thursday once again! Susan has once again outdone herself. I would also like to say how wonderful this experience has been for me because I have met so many incredible people here! I so enjoy seeing all your ideas, but most of all I am so impressed with how nice everyone is. It is so nice to share ideas and inspiration in an environment of support and encouragement. That to my newest experiment!

I used some of the same pieces again to see what I could do differently...

Recognize the Walmart chargers?  "Italian Countryside" dinnerware, Oneida "Golden Julliard" stainless flatware, napkins from Walmart. 

I love these vintage "Whitehall" amber glasses from Indiana Glass...

My husband contributed the napkin rings:-)

My mother bought this fabulous brass candelabra  in Lebanon in 1973. The other two are family heirlooms.

But my favorite thing this week...

The beautiful maple leaves!! I searched through the woods for only the yellow ones. I just love these, although they won't last for long!

These little brass bowls were brought from China in the 1940s from a dear relative...

I hope you enjoyed my "Maple Leaf" dining! I love the fall colors so much, and because they are not here very long, they are all the more special!! 

Be sure to go see Susan's beautiful fall table!! 


  1. I just LOVE your tablescape and the leaves from your woods on the chandy! So beautiful! Hope you will come over to see my Fall luncheon table! Pinky

  2. The Quintessential MagpieOctober 21, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Hi, Anita, what a lovely tablescape! I am so impressed that you used real leaves on the chandelier! And I love all of the details in your tablescape itself. Looks great!


    Sheila :-)

  3. That final shot, showing off your "legs" is spectacular!! What a lovely table & setting....beautifully & lovingly prepared.
    Your home & accessories are just wonderful. I really like that little two tiered basket stand full of apples in the corner, too. :D
    Well done!!

  4. wow this is stunning!! IT IS gorgeous and makes me miss the maple trees of New England where I grew up!! Maple trees have such bright, bold colors and I love how you have used them and the pinecones!! So prettty. Those napkin rings are darling! Love the candleholders--just awesome and the little brass bowls--great combo. I love how you have let the wood show on the table---everything is done well and inviting!!!

    nannykim from Spindle Cottage!

  5. Oh!! Just realized you are from NC!! I love the mountain areas there---remind me again of New England. I live in SC, but near the coast!

  6. Nancy @ La Chambre RoseOctober 22, 2009 at 5:52 AM

    This is just gorgeous, warm and inviting. I love that you used real maple leaves in your chandelier.

  7. Mid-Atlantic MarthaOctober 22, 2009 at 6:19 AM

    This is so pretty -- and it sort of feels like a picnic in the woods -- a very elegant picnic in the woods! Beautiful!

  8. Kathy @ Creative Home ExpressionsOctober 22, 2009 at 6:53 AM

    So pretty! I love your table, too. Your napkins are lovely and I like the contribution from your hubby!

  9. Super job again, Anita!! Your chandy looks so good dressed in the maple leaves. I can't believe your husband helped you with the napkin rings. No way mine would do that. He just lets me do my thing. He is not into decorating himself. We are off to Nashville this weekend to see my son and family. Have a great weekend...Kim

  10. Brenda @Cozy Little HouseOctober 22, 2009 at 9:49 AM

    I did enjoy your maple leaves! How pretty and creative! I also love those glasses and those sweet napkin rings!

  11. Sue (Someone's Mom)October 22, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    I love what you did with the leaves and the lighting. With my luck they would catch on fire somehow! Everything looks wonderful. Your table is beautiful.


  12. Fabulous table! I love the leaves and the candle holders are wonderful. Very, very nice!

    Christi @ A southern Life

  13. Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSEOctober 22, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Everything looks wonderful, love what you did with the leaves and i love the napkin rings, so unusual and unexpected, i love that...

  14. Beautiful fall table with my favorite leaves...maple. You just can't beat them for color! I keep passing up those Wal-Mart chargers, but the more I see them the more I like them.

  15. Michelle@Sweet SomethingOctober 22, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Beautiful job Anita! Love all the colors! The maple leaves are just perfect! You are right-it's not about running out and buying new things (although thats fun too), it's about being creative with what you have. Great post!

  16. I am just reading them this week but enjoying.
    Wow, gorgeous table, I love the contrast of the darks with the Fall colors. Great!!
    Linda Q

  17. LOVELY! What a warm and welcoming table. Good job!


  18. Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSEOctober 23, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    I forgot to tell you how beautiful your photos are, and I know how difficult that is, yours are a vision to look at and how to do everything right, I work hard on trying to make people feel like they are in the room (just like you have done)...

  19. I love this! My leaves are starting to get golden and pretty as well, you gave me another inspiration! And yes I see the gals here are just lovely Anita:) Thanks again, Debbie