My first Tablescape Thursday with Susan at BetweenNapsOnThePorch

So here I go, my first attempt at joining Susan and so many others with wonderful tablescapes for Tablescape Thursday....I hope it works!
Since moving into this house five years ago, I have changed the table "decor" each month with a different theme. We seldom use this room so it might as well look enjoyable when passing through is my thought.  September has always been a tough month for me to decide on the tablescape since there isn't really a holiday.  I finally decided  that fruit would be the theme since it's my son's birthday month and he LOVED apples and applejuice as a little guy...his grandpa called him Scotty appleseed.
So out comes the Longaberger fruit pottery and their solid color pottery as well.

The mugs are also Longaberger....can you just taste the warm apple cider? yummy.
I don't remember what the placemats are called, they are from Fred Myer here locally.  I couldn't decide on the Eggplant luncheon plates or the sage so I used both on top of the Spice dinnerplates.  I just love the little "fruitlet" inside the desert bowl.

Sorry about the blurry picture

A view from above

Oops...I just notice that I took the napkins away to iron and they never made it back!

Faux fruit for Scotty

This wraps it up for Sept. fruit....makes me want to dig out the Halloween decor....it's much more exciting!
Thank you for stopping by...be sure to go visit all the other tablescapes that joined Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. This looks so nice I definitely think you should call a couple of friends and eat in here--of course, then you'll have to have something besides faux fruit :) I love your table setting. Welcome to TT!

  2. lOVE THOSE DISHES--so happy and inviting. I like the contrast of the wood table with everything too. Very homey!!

  3. This table is very happy and inviting. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  4. Love your tablescape...very inviting and I love those colours, especially on the timber dining table.
    Now I know what Longaberger is, I can understand you being a consultant with them for so long.

  5. Great job on your first Tablescape....wasn't it fun!!

  6. Great job on your first table...it's so fun and Happy Birthday to your son Scotty...Love your baskets my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. Hey, we're both new to TT....this was my first week to participate, too!
    I love what you did with your Longaberger items & I also enjoyed visiting the pictures in your sidebar. I'll be back for more. :-)

    p.s. The big font on your blog is great for my eyes. I must go enlarge mine right now!

  8. I love the fruit! And your dishes are darling. Over all a very lovely table!

  9. What a great 1st tablescape... Love your table... I am having a give a-way and would love to have you stop over....

  10. How pretty. Love the fall colors. You did a great job on your first Tablescape Thursday. This was my first time too.

  11. Aww, this is such a sweet country decorated table. Who wouldn't want to sit down and have a meal there...it is so inviting!

  12. Welcome to TT! You'll be hooked now like the rest of us! I have a tablecloth with the same pattern of your placemats -- I love the fruit look - perfect for early fall!

  13. Your first Tablescape Thursday turned out wonderfully!!!
    Welcome to the fun. I really enjoy seeing all the beautiful ideas. Glad you are sharing.

    Hope you'll stop over my place for a spot of tea...
    d from homehaven

  14. Welcome to TT, so glad you joined us! Very nice tablescape and a good theme for Sept! Your dishes are lovely and those tall candleholders are fabulous!


  15. Congratulations. You did an excelent job!!!

    I love your china. It's beautiful.

    Warm regards from South America,

  16. Your diningroom is so warm & cozy. I just want to grab a chair and join you. Pretty dishes~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  17. Welcome to TT. Your table is so neat! I love all the Longaberger baskets. I haven't seen the centerpiece before. It's really neat! Thanks so much for sharing!

  18. Welcome!!!!

    Looks cozy and charming!

    Stop by!

    love, kelee

  19. Welcome to tablescaping! Your table is a beautiful setting for the start of fall. Wonderful colors. I agree, you should go eat in there sometimes!!

  20. What a lovely table! September is definitely apples..
    Love the setting, and the mugs, yes, I can imagine the cider!
    Glad you joined TTH, the more the merrier!

  21. Hi Vicci, Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! Your September table setting is wonderful! I love your Longaberger fruit china...gorgeous and oh, so FALL! :-) Don't feel bad about the napkins...can't tell you how many times I've taken pics only to realize later that I left something off the table. :-) I love the idea of setting the table to enjoy all month...brilliant idea! Happy TT!

  22. Hi Vicki,
    Thanks for stopping by...love your tablescape.
    My stemware, I purchased it in a place called Christmas Tree shop. Popular on east coast, started on the cape. I loved the glasses, they are lead crystal and I got them for $1.00 ea. lol, my good deal, doesn't happen often enough.
    Take care,

  23. Thank you for the comment. :) I don't know of any Longaberger blogs but I have found one I love for decorating tips- www.nestingplacenc.blogspot.com I don't know the author but I sure love her sense of style.


  24. Hi Sweetie, your table is truly lovely....makes me smile with delight. I adore the colors!

    Thanks for displaying my blog button....I am honored!

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  25. Your tablescape is beautiful and so appropriate for September. I think of fruit and apples for fall. The colors are so bright and so perfect. I am entering you in my 100th post giveaway because you are a follower of mine. Good luck and I hope you win.

  26. I love Longaberger, your table is so pretty. I have the heritage green pottery I wish I had some of the colored pottery. I live in Ohio about 2 hours from the Longaberger Homestead. I wish I could go more often I time a year is about it. I so want more of the pottery I have about 300 baskets I wish I had did more pottery and less baskets. I use my baskets what is the point in haveing them if you don't use them

  27. Your title...The Plaid Basket caught my eye! And, I have always wanted to be a consultant for Longaberger (sp?). Please contact me at...belleayersatgmaildotcom. Love your tablescape!



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