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Monday, October 1, 2012

Old Castles of Britain Tablescape






 Old Castles of Britain china by Johnson Brothers
 is perfect for a fall buffet near our deck.



 Thrifted Siam flatware and layered linens make for a casual yet warm setting.



You can see our enormous lantana behind the table. 
The lantana plays well with the trio of orange wee-b-little pumpkins.
A client of Joe's grew the larger pumpkin in the basket urn.




 China and large pitcher-estate sale

Flatware-garage sale

Lace tablecloth-my aunts

Under tablecloth-is actually a shower curtain

Table runner-garage sale

Burlap flatware holders-see previous post  for etsy link

Basket urn-thrift store

Metal table base-garage sale

S&P shakers-Walmart BH&G clearance last year

Essentially the entire tablescape is a result of thrifting and cost little.

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Linking:

happy fall y'all
Olive


68 comments:

  1. I like this theme of castles of Britain, and your table is gorgeous and done on a budget. I visited quite a few castles when my husband and I visited Great Britain so that theme resonates with me.

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  2. What a beautiful fall tablescape! I've never seen a basket like that, really lovely!

    Kat

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  3. Were you having a party? The table is lovely!

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    1. Thanks Diane. No party, just playing with china and pumpkins. That is about all I can do right now. Joe lifted all of it for me.

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  4. Such a pretty tablescape; I've been looking at this pattern for a while. So far, I haven't acted on it; maybe...soon!!
    Nancy

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  5. Oh Olive, it is just gorgeous!... it says "Welcome Fall" so beautifully!... your setting is just fabulous... and how I would LOVE to be sitting there sipping tea and chatting with you... xoxo Julie Marie

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  6. This is an amazing fall tablescape, Olive. I love the vibrant pops of color from the orange pumpkins.

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  7. Gorgeous tablescape in all my favorite colors!

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  8. Beautiful fall tablescape! I love the Old Castles of Britain. I've gotta check that out! Anything Britain (almost) appeals to me!

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  9. BEAUTIFUL Olive! That first shot is stunning!!

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  10. Just gorgeous. The golden brown fringed runner is perfect too.

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  11. This looks just lovely Olive. I love that silverware, so unusual and pretty. It is the perfect fall tablescape! Now when and what do we eat! Ann

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  12. O;ive, The tablescape is beautiful. You have a great eye for bargains and making good use of them. Smiles, Susie

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  13. Olive,
    What a lovely seasonal tablescape. I think the dishes are wonderful, always love vintage linens. Beautiful setting.
    The pumpkins are so smooth and pretty. Did the little ones come off a volunteer vine of yours?

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    1. Thanks Carol, the worms got my tiny white pumpkins that volunteered.

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  14. Wonderful! That is such a pretty buffet table setting...I love all the layers...and the pops of orange from the pumpkins is perfect! Great job! Have a wonderful day!!

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  15. Lovely autumnal table Olive - does the china tell you which castles they are?

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. Yes, each piece names the castle. The estate sale had about 300 pieces of it and I could have bought all of it easily if I had the physical space.

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  16. What a great find on the china, Olive! I just love it! Your table looks just lovely. Can't believe your lantana is so big. I planted it one year in New York in our full sun front bed and it did do great there. Not as big as yours, but about the size of a small bush by the end of the season.

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    1. If we do one one thing big it's grow lantana. We have another one this size on the other side of the deck.

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  17. so pretty Olive....I love brown transferware too....it is probably my favorite..well, at least, one of them...LOL hope you are feeling better and better..
    Mona

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  18. Olive - Your tablescape is just beautiful!! All the soft, muted colors of fall with the pop of orange pumpkins. Really inviting.

    Judy

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  19. Olive, Love the fall tablescape. I've been wanting some new dishes for Thanksgiving and I love your Castles of Britain china. Just perfect! You really found some wonderful accessories, they go so well together. Love it all!

    Jody

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  20. This pattern works so well with your autumn elements, Olive. Love it.

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  21. It's all so beautiful that I just want to hop over and sit with you awhile! The basket urn is wonderful and I want one! ~ Maureen

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  22. NOW this is GORGEOUS!!! Wow Olive, you create the loveliest tablescapes I've seen! I love the Castles of Britain china. ~~sigh~~
    hugs from here...

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  23. This proves that you can put together a lovely table with garage sale finds! Beautiful!

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  24. Gorgeous tablescape Olive! I knew you would not disappoint after your little tease. Beautiful thrifting finds!! Enjoy your evening and take care, Gail

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  25. Very cozy and relaxed - I will be right over. ;)

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  26. Beautiful table. I love everything about it, especially the touches of orange with the pumpkins.

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  27. Very pretty! All wonderful colors and I love that the big pumpkin still has some green in it:@)

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  28. Well done! Great shopping, and beautiful tablescape.

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  29. Very fall and fabulous
    wonderful post
    xo
    Pam

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  30. Olive, Old Castles of Britain is a wonderful pattern for Fall and your tablescape is lovely. Love the Lantana in the background and your antique flatware in the pitcher.
    Babs

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  31. Olive, this is just a gorgeous table setting! I love the colors. It's lovely with the lantana. I can hardly raise a little pot of annual lantana.

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  32. You did a great job collecting those beautiful dishes. I love those adorable acorn salt and pepper shakers you found at Walmart too! Too cute! I like the orange color of the pumpkins mixed with the brown and white of the dishes too.

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  33. Incredible! I love your collected dishes! YOu have set a table that looks like it is right out of a magazine!!!! What inspirations!

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  34. Very pretty tablescape. Love all your details!

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  35. That is one beautiful tablescape...I love everything about it!

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  36. That is such a gorgeous tablescape, and your photos are so pretty too.

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  37. This is one gorgeous table! Love the runner, basket urn, dishes.....well everything! Just beautiful!

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  38. Your tablescape is gorgeous. Love the colors, love the pumpkins, love that basket urn and am amazed that lantana can grow so tall.

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  39. Olive, Your tablescape is outstanding!! Your dishes are beautiful and I love how you put everything together. Just perfect!
    Mary Alice

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  40. My GiGi had brown transferware
    from England and this reminds
    me a lot of that.....one bowl made
    it through the years and my mom
    gave it to me ~ a bowl. Last year
    she gifted me five more, which
    she found on Replacements. I
    hope to continue adding pieces,
    as I love it, especially this time
    of year. Your pattern is really
    lovely with the pumpkins and
    the rest of the tablescape!

    xo Suzanne

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  41. I have those same plates....and I LOVE them. Great tablescape, I love all your soft neutral colors, with pops of Fall. I found you on The Polo House link party. Good job.

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  42. How lovely Olive ..... I think that I, too, have a jug with the same pattern. I hope that you will think of me here in England when you use it !!!!!!!! haha XXXX

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  43. Hi Olive. I do hope that you are gradually feeling stronger. I have been thinking of you. Love that tablescape. So pretty with the china and just right for this season , especially with Halloween coming soon!

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  44. Gorgeous Tablescape! I simply adore the beautiful china and charming flatware! Very well put together! :)

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  45. Absolutely love your fall table scape, so very beautiful and very warm. Hope you are feeling well soon. Thanks for stopping by and liking our fall buffet.

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  46. I love your Old Castle dishes and your tablescape is amazing! Just breathtaking!

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  47. What a lovely tablescape for fall, and I love Johnson Brothers' china!

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  48. These are some of my all some favorite dishes! I don't own any so I'm very envious. You've done a great tablescape with them!
    Karee

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  49. You have outdone yourself, Olive! This is one of the prettiest fall table scapes I have ever seen!
    I am such a lover of brown transferware and mized with the orange pumpkins and layers of textural fabrics.... well, it is all just over the top!

    LOVE it so much.

    Thanks for sharing, friend!
    A
    xoxox

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  50. Beautiful outdoor setting and so is the table. Love the brown transerware and the orange pumpkins.

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  51. Mmmmmm..... Lovely! My favorites in the whole setting? The china and the basket urn. The basket urn is so cool! Wish I could thrift one! :-)

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  52. Wow Olive, this is just so warm and inviting. Love everything about it. The china, flatware, linens all speak to me. So tastefully done. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower.

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  53. So gorgeous. Perfect fall setting. I rarely comment but you always do such beautiful work. I'm totally jealous!

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  54. Oh Olive your table setting is just gorgeous! So perfect for Fall! Love the Old Castles of Britain! Actually I love everything about this tablescape *winks* Vanna

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  55. I absolutely love your tablescape with all the warm colors and the little pumpkins. You are a master at finding things at estate sales! I am really admiring that lace tablecloth that was your aunt's. Great idea to put a shower curtain under it!

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  56. One of my favorite tablescapes ever!

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  57. Olive~ Your table makes my heart sing! I adore your thrifted flatware in your pitcher, your transferware, pumpkins & tablecloth!

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  58. Just beautiful and so festive... I love it all...!
    I'd also love for you to share this on my Farmgirl Friday blog hop...We are in week 77 and going strong, and always welcome new blog friends!
    Hope to see you there!

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  59. Oh I love everything about this table! But the tablecloth makes it for me. Such a BEAUTIFUL table!!!

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  60. wowza, this is just stunning! Thanks for linking up
    XO
    Kristin

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  61. Very pretty arrangement you've made..the acorn salt and pepper shakers are so cute too :)

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive