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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

October 7, 2009

Tablescape for fall and dining room.

Hey everyone! I'm lovin' fall and enjoying baking and a little cooler weather! Finally!
Here in my dining room I seem to have too much! I love plates and have a few collections in my 30 years of marriage. Hubby actually likes plates too and was raised by a mother and grandmother who collected plates and handpainted china. So plates are considered special in this farmhouse. We have also raised our boys (kids) to appreciate plates, china, tablesettings, etc. We also taught our boys (and daughter) to be comfortable saying "I love you" to all their aunts, grandparents. I've wanted them to be comfortable when it came time to be married to say those words! Here is our kitchen, the heart of our home! We laugh, visit, and have family meetings here. Our farmhouse is large but we end up here most of the time. It is a happy room filled with wonderful memories and food.

Above, the brown fabric napkins are from my favorite consignment store. The napkin rings I found in a marvelous thrift store in Palm Springs (surprisingly the thrift stores were disappointing there.) The dishes are mostly from Walmart during their fall season dish surplus. The placemats were from Target a few years ago. I love fall colors!

This little squirrel is one of my favorites....I love wooden items and wish I knew how to use a skill saw....I play the piano at church so I can't enjoy this hobby unless I was willing to take the risk! hahaha....that's a big no.
Have you participated yet in Susan's Tablescape day? Maybe you should give it a try. It is loads of fun!
Have a wonderful day!


PAT said...

I love it Debbie!

Fall is my absolute favorite and I love setting the table with these great colors!!

I loved your comment at the back porch!!:-)

Allison Shops said...

Cute setting. Fall is my favorite time of year - love the colors. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Debbie, Thanks for the sweet comment. Yes, there's a lot of dishes and laundry at the Lace and Ivy Cottage, with 9 kids it's a fact of life. But I'm glad to be back in blogland where I could escape it all for just a few minutes and meet lovely ladies like you! Love this tablescape and the ones before it too!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love Fall too -- I think it's the best weather season we have in Virginia -- what a cute squirrel on your table -- I couldn't find one this year!

Shirley said...

i love your wooden things too. The raised candles make this table stand out. Love the fall colors of course.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Oh, your table is so wonderful! All of your Fallness looks so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lisa said...

I love your fall! You have great kids and you know it! I'm happy for you!

Patricia said...

As always beautiful and so inviting!

Blondie's Journal said...


Your tablescape is so pretty and perfect for fall. I love all the colors and all the little fall creatures and berries and leaves...wow, you did a fabulous job!!

I love coming to your blog because you always mingle in family to your posts and it shows how incredibly close all of you are and how much respect you have for your love for one another. It is an important lesson in life and you have shown me that you have made it number 1 in the lives of your children. I'll stop now...but

Our kitchen is the heart of our home. If I ever had to move I would take the kitchen with me!!

Have a happy week, Debbie!!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Such a pretty table and so homey. I just love the squirrel. I have seen a few around Blogland...I keep forgetting about them! Happy TT!

Dining Delight said...

This is so lovely! The colours are really fall-ish and capture the feeling of the season. Your wooden squirrel is adorable!


Slice of Pie said...

What pretty things! I loved scoping out your photographs to see all your decorations perched on shelves, etc! Hope you'll drop by to visit with me.

Sarah said...

Cute table with your fall accents. Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a beautiful fall table you've created! I'm always amazed at all your gorgeous layering of linens and dishes. You always do it just right. I also adore that little squirrel...he's just precious! Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Kat said...

Debbie what a lovely TT. It's so pretty. Everything looks just perfect. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely evening.

honeysuckle said...

It is so very festive and shows off the lovely colors of fall! Have a wonderful day.

Rettabug said...

Wonderfully warm & welcoming tablescape! Your tall candles make a real statement.

I admire how you call your DIL your "Daughter in Love"...that's a really nice touch. She's lucky to have YOU for a MIL. :D

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Debbie, what a beautiful table! I like the combination of TC and PM!Great job!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Debbie ... what a sweet fall table -- and I love that little brown squirrel, too!
Your kitchen looks so warm and cozy -- like a place where all are welcome. Very charming!

Sue said...

Your table looks so pretty and festive! I just don't seem to have the urge to dig out my fall stuff. I may just jump into Christmas early this year!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I love the color of your mugs. I love the beautiful colors of fall.

nannykim said...

A very happy table; I love the candle holders--those are beautiful!

Spindle cottage is my house blog (I have 4 others so it can be confusing)

Tardevil said...

Love the colors you used in your table. I especially like the shades of orange & the mugs.

The Old Parsonage said...

Hey Debbie

I'm always impressed at how great your tablescapes are. You must have a room full of dishes, candles and napkins!


Regina said...

Beautiful post. I haven't seen autumn in actual. Thanks for sharing.

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