I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tablescape # 53 *Sunflowers and Acorns*

Welcome everyone.
 The country kitchen is set with Sunflowers and acorns.
Autumn is just around the corner (Saturday September 22, 2012)

Acorns are bountiful. The acorn dishes are the inspiration for this tablescape.
Thanksgiving 2011 also featured the acorn plates. Here  
The stemware with the gold trim is a perfect match to the gold flatware on my Autumn table.

To kickoff the fall season.  Did you get the pun (kickoff) football, autumn leaves, acorns and the last bright sunflowers reaching for the sky.
Is there a correct placement for the acorn plate? Acorn top up or down?

I  found the lovely yellow pottery tea cups and saucers at a thrift shop. The soft buttery yellow compliments the yellow design on my tea pot. The little sunflower votive candles I found at TM on clearance.

The .99 cent store provided the cream colored plates.
 I think the cream color adds a natural earthiness. Instead of stark white.

I have waited patiently until the end of Summer for an abundance of blooms on the sunflowers to arrange this bouquet. I wanted a full and colorful bouquet with several different colors and sizes.
To see more Sunflowers  Here.

The gold trimmed salad plates were a 50th wedding anniversary gift. Ralph Lauren
I found this glittery autumn leaf patterned fabric to make four napkins.
The leafy napkins and the bling from the glitter blends wonderfully with the warm wood table.
The green dinner plates are another thrifty find from the Dollar Tree.

Handmade napkin rings with acorns add a little bit of whimsy to the place setting.

The dinner plates are Ralph Lauren. Also a Golden Anniversary gift.
The flower bucket was kicking around awhile. It was green and I painted it white and took some brown stain and dabbed it on the bucket. I found a sticker of the Eiffel Tower and glued it to the bucket.
Ta - Da  A french flower bucket.
I love serving tea with dinner. My tea pot has the same golden yellow color of the sunflowers and the amber trim accents the acorn plates.  
My french pillow and caramel colored candles glow on my country table. It's so romantic.
A final look at the First Fall Tablescape for 2012...
The iconic rooster
I hope I've brightened your day!
Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner 
I will be visiting some friends and I would love to have you join me.
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
The Lettered Cottage for Fall Table Decorating Ideas
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home  
The Charm of Home's Home Sweet Home Giveaway 

The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
The French Cupboard for Viola!
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Natasha In Oz for Say G'day Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Under The Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase Party
Thank you all for your wonderful supportive comments.
I love to read them. 


  1. Such a pretty fall tablescape! You arranged everything so beautifully! Love your sunny teapot with the sunflowers!

  2. When you start with sunflowers you can't help but create a warm and inviting table. I like the rooster hiding behind them, too.

  3. Very pretty fall tablescape. I keep forgetting that it is right around the corner!!!

  4. You brought a big smile to my face with this lovely tablescape! Sunflowers make me happy and the plate stack, teapot and candles just make this about perfect for Fall!
    hugs, Linda

  5. Lovely! Those acorn plates combined with the sunflowers are making me swoon. :) thanks so much for the inspiration!

  6. How darling those acorn dishes are. Sunflowers make the perfect addition to the table.

  7. Anything with sunflowers has to be good! Very pretty table...love the acorn dishes.

  8. Hi Betty,
    This is a very pretty table. I love that little teapot. Thank you for linking with HSH! I have you down for the giveaway!

  9. How lovely and "sunny". Would love to have you come link to "Open House".

  10. Delightful tablescape. Such pretty dishes. Clever idea for the bucket you made over, too.

  11. Beautiful tablescape!! I love the rooster, sunflowers and pretty dishes. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week.

  12. Very pretty! I love the napkins, so colorful!

  13. This is a wonderful Autumn tble! It is perfect to welcome in the new season! Thank you for joining us for TTF last week. I hope you are having a great day!


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