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Fall Tablescape ~ Mason's Fruit Basket

This is the table I had set for my Mother in Laws birthday dinner a couple of nights ago.  The plates are called Fruit Basket, by Masons.  This pattern comes in several polychrome color ways: blue, green, brown and red as well as plain green.  Each one is beautiful but this one just screams Fall to me.  The transfer is a very dark brown and as you can see it is hand painted with greens, golds and sienna.

This pattern makes for a festive Fall table!
I have 8 of the plates for sale in my Etsy shop, English Transferware.

A green, chunky chenille blanket is scrunched up lengthwise in the middle of the table to set the centerpiece on.  The bright, lime green accents in the throw really bring out the green in the plates.  Additionally the throw adds a ton of texture and the color really brightens and lightens up the table.

The centerpiece itself is a brown and amber cracked glass candle holder on a raised stand placed in the center of an Autumn wreath of leaves, pinecones, berries and gourds.

Don't forget to shop your house when creating centerpieces.  I always look around my house for things to add to my tables.   Sometimes you'll find that your house can be your best source for pulling together items to make a centerpiece.  Everything here was already on hand.

Small wood slices were scattered around the base of the candle stand to help cover it up and blend with the natural elements of the wreath.

The wine glasses are some of my favorites.  I bought these about year ago because they perfectly match my Spode Byron dishes, but as you can see they look good here also.

Warm and inviting.  

When the trees their summer splendor
Change to raiment red and gold,
When the summer moon turns mellow,

And the nights are getting cold;
When the squirrels hide their acorns,
And the woodchucks disappear;
Then we know that it is autumn,
Loveliest season of the year. 
Charlotte Riser


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  1. wow - what a splendid table setting!

    creates such a wonderful autumn atmosphere

  2. I love your transferware, really screams fall with those colors, Nancy. Your tablescape is beautiful. You missed my post before today. I showed the china cabinet I bought from you again...Christine

  3. Beautiful fall table! Love the chargers!

  4. Oh my Nancy! This is one gorgeous table. Love the dishes and the scrunched blanket looks fabulous.

  5. Nancy, your centerpieces are always amazing...I would never have thought to use a chenille throw! The dishes are so pretty and work so well for an autumn table. I love those round placemats, they look very heavy, are they?

  6. Just gorgeous!! You always create such beautiful tablescapes/centerpieces. Love it all!


  7. This is such a beautiful table setting. I love it.

  8. The table setting is magnificent and transferware is gorgeous! Do I spy ducks on the flatware?

  9. What a gorgeous table...opulent and rich in texture~

  10. It is truly beautiful. At first, I thought the green was broocoli or cauliflower piled up in the arrangement.

    I went through your shop a few days ago and made a huge wish list for Santa. I hope the stuff will still be there when my husband looks. (It's an icon on my desktop =).)

  11. Those dishes do just scream fall! So pretty. And I love your creative use of the shawl. It is really the perfect touch for your table.

  12. I couldn't tell that the blanket was a blanket at first. I thought, "Wow, that must be some kind of exotic vegetation!" Oooohhh...chenille is so soft and warm. It just screams "cool weather comfort." The transferware is beautiful! It DOES represent fall quite well!!! I like the touch of the teensy wood slices, too!

  13. Oh, I fall more in love with you every week! This is just gorgeous--the texture from the blanket is fantastic...I thought it was some kind of moss....genius!! And of course I love the plates!!!!!!


  14. I just tried to leave a comment, but the computer "ate" it.
    I'll try again...this is fantastic and I fall more in love with you every week! The blanket (which I thought was moss) is genius! And of course I LOVE LOVE LOVE the plates!

  15. Amazingly beautiful.

    Karin Şen Cankan

  16. Your tablesetting is divine and I adore how lush looking it is. The use of the throw in the table is a great idea and the transferware is so perfect for Fall.

  17. Its like a woodland table setting! These dishes are perfect for fall and thanksgiving!!

  18. Every tablescape you do is pure eye candy! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is beautiful,love your dishes the colors are perfect !!!! and the throw is a great Idea sweet lady. I hope you have a great weekend coming up.
    XXOO Diane

  20. Wow, what a gorgeous fall table. That centerpiece is amazing.

  21. What a beautiful transferware and a smart way of presenting the centerpiece. For me, this is the most important in a tablesetting.

    TY for sharing.

    Greetings from Stockholm,

  22. Oh Nancy, this is making me drool, as all your fabulous transferware plates do! Your tablescape for autumn is just stunning! I love the centerpiece. Have a fun weekend. Hugs,

  23. Your vast collection of transferware never ceases to amaze me. This is such a pretty pattern and I love the things, especially the blanket, that you have put on the table from around your home. This sets the perfect fall table. Joni

  24. Hi Nancy, what a wonderful assortment of dishes you have. Your tablescape is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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