Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pheasants on Gold Fall Tablescape

Over the last three or four years I have been drooling over the tablescaping posts that I have found on sites like Between Naps on the Porch,  The Tablescaper,  Cuisine Kathleen,  Nancy's Daily Dish and many others. I was not only looking at the fabulous tablescapes but also the lovely furnishings of all of the different dining rooms and kitchens.  Over the years I had developed an acute case of china cabinet envy.  For the last couple of years I had combed through craigslist for two matching china cabinets (that I could afford)  to display my wine glasses.  I had been looking for two plain squared cabinets about 36 inches wide.  I wanted to place them on either side of the small sideboard and the black shelves that I had painted (I also rebuilt the shelves) several years ago.  Last week I finally bought two matching display cabinets from craigslist. Well they are not plain and they aren't 36 inches wide,  but they are pretty. The picture below is of my tablescape from last week.


The following picture is of my new tablescape for this week with the new china cabinets set in place in the dining room.


I had already finished putting together this weeks tablescape before the cabinets were in place. As you can see the walls look really bare in this before picture.

The after picture is showing the cabinets at the same angle.  It really does not even look like the same room to me.

The shelves have not been filled with my wine glasses yet,  but they soon will be.

The room seems to have taken on a warm glow that is enhancing the fall tablescape. Or it could be that my son Richard has taken some beautiful pictures that capture the warmth that was always there.

 The cute little acorn salt and pepper shakers look right at home in this setting.

The green wine glasses and water goblets were recent thrift store finds. The golden tablecloth has brown and orange stripes woven in. I found the tablecloth at the VOA last month.
The salad plates and dinner plates are also thrift store finds.  The metallic fall acorns on the salad plates were from Marc's last year.
The buttery color flatware also came from our local Marc's store.  The napkins and the napkin rings are from our local VOA store.

 The pheasant and vase are also thrift store finds.
The brown leaf candle is from Marc's,  the Amish print is from a resale shop, and candle holder came from a thrift store.
The salad plate is a Susan Winget plate from Certified International.  My friend Gloria knows that I collect roosters and she had seen these gorgeous rooster plates at the Goodwill store near where we work. Gloria could not wait to tell me about them the next morning.  Happily they were still there when we ran up to Goodwill at lunchtime so I could buy them. 
The dinner plate is called Harvest from Lynns Stoneware.  I love the acorns and pine cones in the design. And, of course, also a thrift store find.
The top charger is called Rafia from Luminarc,  I bought them last year from Ebay. The brown charger on the bottom came from Walmart.
The other pheasants, partridges, and Amish prints are thrift store finds too.

One last picture of the whole tablescape.  There is certainly a lot of fall warmth and color.  Whether it is the golden tablecloth, the warm wood tones, or my son's pictures,  it does say fall to me.
Thank you for stopping to visit today.  I always look forward to having guests stop by.  If you like you can leave a comment below,  I do really appreciate hearing from you. Remember to "thrift on" ladies,  you help our economy,  you help provide jobs in your community, and you will be delighted with what you can find.

Thank you to my son Richard for taking so many of the beautiful pictures for this post.

Linking to:

Tablescape Thursday

Thrifty Things Friday

Friday Favorites Linky Party

Seasonal Sundays

Make it Pretty Monday

Inspire Me Tuesday

The Scoop

Tweak it Tuesday 

We Call it Olde

Centerpiece Wednesday

What's It Wednesday

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday


  1. I gasped when I saw the first picture of the cabinets - what a magnificent change. Oh what fun you are going to have so much fun filling the cabinets. I'm glad you got such beautiful matching cabinets. Everything is lovely - what grand photos and I love the little touches you add.

    1. JoAnn, thank you so much for stopping by. I am really going to enjoy using my new china cabinets. I know that I will be putting all of my holiday wine glasses in the new cabinets right there where I will be using them in the dining room. What a thrill to be able to store things where they are needed.

  2. Your table is just gorgeous! Love those beautiful fall elements.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    1. Your new post is beautiful. I really enjoyed visiting with you today. Thank you for visiting my blog, I really appreciate your stopping by.

  3. You have set one beautiful table with such amazing finds! I love those chargers and the dinner plates. Have fun with you new china cabinets!! They will be just as fun to arrange and rearrange as a table with those big glass doors!

    1. Ann, I think you are right. I am planning on changing them out for my seasonal plates and glassware. It should be fun to see them change throughout the year.

  4. Thanks for finding me, Candy. I back linked to find you through your profile. Your blog is just gorgeous!!! I love it. I am your newest follower. Did you know that when you leave a comment you are a No Reply blogger? That means that no one can reply directly to your comment. If you want the "fix" let me know and I will email you the link. It will really help you connect with a lot more people. xo Diana

    1. Thank you Diana, I did think I had fixed that last month, but I don't think that I succeeded on the first try. Please all help is appreciated.

  5. Love all the details on the table and the colors!! Those cabinets are gorgeous and make that room stunning! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  6. Thank you Linda, Fall colors are really so inviting to the eye. I will missing them when I start my Christmas next week. It is a good thing that Christmas is so colorful too, I am having fun already just imagineering Christmas tablescapes.

  7. Hi Candy,

    Your pheasant table is so pretty and just perfect for the Thanksgiving season!! You scored a great find with your matching china cabinets; you'll have SO much fun filling those up with pretty things. I'm so thankful to have my china cabinet for storing and displaying my goodies. :) I've been looking for some pretty pheasants for my table for a few years now, but no luck so far. The ones I've seen online are either not the right style, or way out of my price range. I'll have to check the thrift stores next chance I get.

    Thank you very much for your visit and your sweet comments about our MacDuff. We miss him very much! I appreciate your previous visits; I've tried to contact you via e-mail, but couldn't find one listed on your blog. I'm your newest follower -- I hope you have a great weekend!


  8. Candy, your china cabinets are beautiful and add so much warmth to your dining room. I'm so glad you found them! They are the perfect backdrop for your Fall tablescape.

  9. Hi Candy...Just letting you know that you won the frenchy tea towel on my blog giveaway! Please email me your address at and I will send it on to Barb! Thanks for entering! Hugs...Debbie

  10. What a change the cabinets made! Definitely has a cozier feel! I love all of your finds, I think you'd be so fun to shop with!

  11. Oh my goodness, sweet lady! You have done an amazing job with the gorgeous cabinets and now your dining room looks stunning and perfect with all the beautiful Fall you have nothing to be jelous about, it is fabulous! Your table is stunning too with so many lovely elements for Autumn, specially the dishes! Fabulous and congrats for your new awesome china cabinets!
    You just won a giveaway too, I see! Have a lovely week ahead dear Candy.

  12. Beautiful! You've set a lovely fall table! I'm hoping you and your family enjoy Thanksgiving.

  13. You could have just put a dish and call it a setting ahahaha
    What a gorgeous dining room you created. I'm loving it and antecipating the fun you will have on years to come adjusting to the Holidays or just the normal tweaking we seem to always do around the home.
    Enjoy a lovely and blessed Thanksgiving!

  14. Beautiful! Love it all...

  15. Candy,

    What an impressive tablescape! Your new cabinets were the CLINCHER! They changed the substance of the room and gave it a foundation, I think. I also love your charming display of prints, pheasants and candles on the two thick shelves, beautiful! The room is aglow with warmth and elegance. Thanks for sharing!


  16. Oh wow, this is truly beautiful. The table setting is amazing and I love the hutches and shelves in back. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  17. First of all what a lovely dining room and your table is beautiful. You're all set for Thanksgiving. Oh, I hope you'll make a Tilda! They're not hard just time consuming but you'll love it. It's almost like giving birth without the pain! :) Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you'll come back.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Wow! what a beautiful transformation your dining room has gone through! What an awesome find....those cabinets are absolutely gorgeous! I can just imagine the fun you will be having filling them up:) Love your holiday tablescape, the colors, the setting and the rooster plates and acorns..everything looks amazing...splendid job! I love how you decorated the shelves with the pheasants pictures...a beautiful backdrop for a holiday table setting! Thanks for inspiring us! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours:) Hugs, Poppy

  19. Those cabinets are amazing, they look like they were made for your room! I love the shape of them. Gorgeous tablescape, too. Love all the thrifted finds, that pheasant is so pretty, hard to believe anyone gave it up. Thanks for sharing this at the We Call It Olde Link Up! -Dawn @ We Call It

  20. Love the beautiful table the Pheasant is just all the components of the whole those glasses....wonderful table...

  21. I just now ran across this tablescape and wanted to say how much I enjoyed it seeing it, but also your beautiful cabinets. I love them and your arrangement in between. I have two corner curios in my dining room. Your room is lovely and thank you for the very sweet, flattering mention.

    Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish