Welcome to The Tablescaper.
As I’ve mentioned before, I like to dip into Fall slowly…
So once again, my color palette is not true fall…
…but rather darkening a bit from summer.
While this table could be any season, the hydrangea give a nod to fall.
This table gave me an excellent opportunity to share some purchases I’ve had tucked away…
…such as this wonderful glass plate purchased over a year ago at the consignment shop of our local historical society. I love the detail!
The next layer down are unmarked dinner plates in a lovely shade of gray which were a gift from Kathleen.
None other than my good old resin chargers from Christmas Tree gave a hint of color to the base.
This tablescape also gave me the opportunity to showcase…
…my big purchase from my trip to Europe this summer.
At the top of my list was to return to Portobello Road in London which claims to be the largest antique market in the world.
As I did during my first trip to Portobello Road, my purchase was this amazing set of flatware. It’s to be late 1800s, which I guess for Europe is young, but I find remarkable.
While there is a ton of china there, I prefer to purchase the flatware as I never see anything like it in the states and it’s much easier to transport.
The napkin rings didn’t travel far – some .99 sale at Bed, Bath & Beyond. The napkins are by April Cornell.
The wonderfully frosted hurricanes were a HomeGoods purchase…
…as were the graphite finials.
The vase is Italian and was a gift from my friend Barbara which I believe she purchased from HomeGoods.
And I’ve had the amethyst goblets for so long, I’m not sure where their from, but probably HomeGoods.
Just a note, that I’m not sure how my blogging will go over the next couple of weeks as I’m having procedures done on both of my legs for varicose veins (this is far from cosmetic) – each leg, one week apart.
I had it done five years ago in both legs, but it failed in both legs. Since then, I did a lot of research and found a top doctor in Manhattan, so I’m hoping for better results this time. However, the scar tissue from the prior failed surgery and the increased bulging veins makes for a bit more of a challenge for my doctor. I’m just happy that I made it through Paris and London without incident (so was my doctor, he kept telling me that he knew surgeons in Paris and London).
And oh yes, I was at Brimfield just last weekend! I was pushing the limit to the very end! I can’t wait to share my trip to Brimfield real soon. Hope to have some time during recovery to read all of your marvelous posts as we head into the glorious season of fall.
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- The Tablescaper