More Autumn Accoutrement

Last week, I had shown you some autumn tablescape that I was able to capture from years past (click on link to see more shots):

Earlier this week on my cleaning day, I captured a few more shots. This time with more of a “blogger’s” perspective (click on link to see more shots):

And my camera battery went dead right about that time. So, here are the rest of what I put up from my cleaning day:

I have to tell you a little about these candles. I had gotten these candles probably seven years ago for about $0.15 each. And I have used them every year for the fall season since – they still smell wonderful whenever I bring them out. They were very inexpensive, but they have become part of my fall tradition:

This is another floral arrangement I did a few years ago, and have always dragged out for display in the fall. This year, I have displayed it with an oil painting of Tuscany as a backdrop. I also mixed in an old pair of gilded birds, shiny and tarnished silver pieces and some other greenery:

I happened to have a tube of lotion with orange packaging — how is that for details?! :)

Thank you for coming to my show and tell today. Do leave me a comment to let me know you have dropped be so that I can visit you! I hope you have a beautiful weekend, my bloggy friends.

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My candles remind me of one of my favorite William Bradford quotes:

“Thus of out small beginnings, greater things have grown by His hand Who made all things out of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light enkindled here has shone to many, yea, in a sense our whole nation; let the glorious name of Jehovah have all the praise.”

And to that I say “Amen, and Amen”!

More Autumn Tablescape

I stuck to my plan today – I cleaned, I dusted, I vacuumed, I mopped, and the most fun part was I put out some fall decorations!! :)

Here are my Irish Belleek kids again – doing their part in celebrating the fall season. [Ivory Spring’s HOLIDAY TRADITION — I always read “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford during the couple of months leading up to Thanksgving]:

I decided to do something more “grand” with them, starting with an Italian gilded mirror that never got hung, and some fall “scraps” I have used over and over again over the years:

This is the final look, and the centerpiece is displayed on our breakfast table:

I decided to use the rest of the scraps for the display on the dining table. See if you could spot some usual suspects from this post:

This is my 2006 Thanksgiving Menu Card that I had done by hand-calligraphy to let my guests know what we were having for dinner that night:

Right about this time, my camera battery was running out of steam. I had to stop taking pictures and save the battery juice for uploading the pictures. I will have more pictures to show you later this week. Meanwhile, HAPPY FALL, everyone! :)

Decorating with Cornucopia

History of Cornucopia excerpted from Wikipedia:

[The cornucopia (Latin: Cornu Copiae) is a symbol of food and abundance dating back to the 5th century BC, also referred to as horn ‘o’ plenty, Horn of Amalthea, and harvest cone

In modern depiction, the cornucopia is typically a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket typically filled with various kinds of festive fruit and vegetables. In North America, the cornucopia has come to be associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest.]

I have given my cornucopia a slight twist – I filled it with a floral arrangement accented by berries and real pheasant feathers:

This cornucopia is one of my favorite pieces from the Spode Woodland collection. I have had it for quite a few years, and it sometimes stays as a regular fixture in my home decor even beyond the fall/winter seasons. Fall is my husband’s favorite season, and I am always anxious to try out fall things to make the season special for him. The only thing that I am really lacking is a fall-theme quilt — one of these days, I promise myself. :)

Thank you for looking at my cornucopia. I hope you have a bountiful day!