Harvest Hayride


I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

 Inspired this week by some fall color on the lake and a neighbor’s hay bales in a field nearby, I set a table with Royal Stafford Harvest Hayride from Home Goods.

 I’m drawn to the pastoral scene on the plates with horses, hay, fruit & flower border, and of course the dog :-)

I filled my lanterns with mini pumpkins, pine cones, acorns, a few leaves and other assorted botanicals, instead of candles for my table~


The light is lower in the horizon this time of year~ while I love the golden, slanting beams that fall across my table on the porch, it is challenging when it comes to taking photos.



Stop by the Porch for more tablescape inspiration ~

  35 comments for “Harvest Hayride

  1. Mom
    November 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I love this! So beautiful and you’re so creative! Makes me glad I live in the country. I just wish I had a wagon – I’d take my grandkids on a hayride on our 6 acres!

  2. Carolyn
    November 3, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I love love love the lanterns and the way that you have decorated them. Looks like you have 3 different sizes. The colors on the lake are beautiful and remind me of my home in PA by the river with big mountains on the other side. The colors were always so bright. Even tho you have posted so many pics, I didn’t realize how close you were to the water. What a lovely piece of land you have. I know you have been so inspired the past few years living off and on there. Beautiful tablescape Mary.

  3. November 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    What a beautiful lakeside pastoral scene, Mary! The colors are so vibrant & your choice of plates didn’t surprise me at all…♥ the poochie on there.
    I enjoyed seeing your eautifully set table in its different stages, too. I can never get enough pictures of the place you live. :)

  4. November 3, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    such a pretty lakeside setting… the fall shots on the water… SWOON! i love those hay rolls too, i call them tournedos of beef~ they don’t do them that way here, i only see it when we travel out of state.

    love your dishes, timeless~

    another gorgeous day at the lake, its endless joy and beauty from you~

  5. November 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Mary, love to see your lakeside property through the seasons. The colors of the leaves echoed on this beautiful table, your choice of dinnerware, and the lanterns filled with pumpkins, acorns, and leaves ~ it’s all beautifully orchestrated. I have the plates in a different theme. I’ll need to remember to use them as you’ve done. It all looks stunning! ~ sarah

  6. November 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    SO gorgeous! I love it all — the plaid, the wicker, the harvest patterned china, and all those lovely pumpkins! Fabulous photos!

  7. November 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Gorgeous Fall table, Mary. I love all the elements and especially love those plates.

  8. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    November 3, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Wow, how fun! I’m lovin’ the dishes and your great mosaics! Fall is treating you well:@)

  9. D
    November 3, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I absolutely love this table. It’s elegant, yet simple. Love the colors!
    My favorite is the way you decorated your lanterns. Very pretty.

  10. November 3, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I love the scene on those plates too and can totally see where you got your inspiration. They look perfect with those chargers and against that tablecloth with the rich plaid. I also love the autumn things in the lanterns. The black is perfect next to those plates.

    A beautiful job.

  11. November 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I always enjoy your posts so much, and this one is just so neat. Love all of your lanterns filled with pumpkins, leaves, and such, and I love the neat transferware plates! The chargers are a perfect touch, too, as is the orange plaid cloth. Great job! Very Festive! Very Fallish! Very Fun!
    Happy Tablescape Thursday…


    Sheila :-)

  12. November 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Goodness..Between you and Yvonne..I feel like celebrating your Thanksgivings:) How lovely!

  13. November 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    How pretty your autumn filled lanterns are. Love your pretty china mixed with the fall colors.

  14. Joni
    November 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Love the plates and the chargers and love the pumpkins and lamps. Just very fallish. Joni

  15. November 3, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    You have truly captured the “feeling” that comes with fall both by the lakeside and in the countryside! Love the pics of the hay bales as well as the lake shore mixed in the collage of your tablescape! The rich autumnal colours of your table look great next to the tall black lanterns and those plates are perfect! I can feel the warmth of the late afternoon sun while dining at your little porch table enjoying the setting and the view- how I wish I was!


  16. November 4, 2010 at 12:56 am

    I love those plates – transferware? The whole setting is just beautiful.

  17. November 4, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Lakeside Living in the Fall…just cannot beat it! The views are beautiful…your tablescapes are gorgeous!! Now…tell me…do you have a separate house where you keep all of your tableware?? Just kidding Mary….you just have so many different sets….and they are all stunning!!!

  18. November 4, 2010 at 3:21 am

    What a beautiful decoration ! As we have nothing to celebrate in Belgium besides a very little Halloween compared to the States, I just made a little autumn decoration.

  19. November 4, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Beautiful ~ just beautiful! Everything is so colorful and inviting. I love the plaid tablecloth and the outdoor setting. The essence of fall.

  20. November 4, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I love your table! Filling the lanterns with fall items is such a great idea. I also love the chargers and I succumbed to some of those dishes myself… Beautiful as usual.

  21. November 4, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Stunning table setting…the view leaves me breathless, especially the reflection of the gorgeous trees off the water.
    I love that transferware pattern (so much so I just bought a few pieces), it goes so nicely with the autumn season. Thanks for sharing.

  22. November 4, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Gorgeous fall colors! Love seeing haybales in the fields – seems so tranquil to me! Just love your lanterns and your plates are just lovely!

  23. Connie Bishop
    November 4, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Such a beautiful post. I love the hay fields and autumn scenery that inspired your pretty table. It’s always my pleasure.

  24. November 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I love your dishes! Very pretty table! Love all the autumn touches.

  25. November 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Just love love love your tablescape!!

  26. November 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Aren’t screened porches just the very best! Perfect spot for elegant entertaining, formal or casual. The Harvest Hayride is a gorgeous pattern, and I really like your treatment of the lanterns as centerpieces. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

  27. Tess
    November 4, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    What a beautiful autumn table!! I have similar dishes and LOVE them…they are so versatile and these go so well with all of your fall things.


  28. November 4, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Simply lovely!!! The various sized lanterns really make a great statement!

  29. November 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Gorgeous! I love how you filled your lanterns with the abundance of autumn. So lovely. Your plates are just beautiful. I enjoyed your autumn scenes too.

  30. November 5, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Just gorgeous! The lanterns are amazing, what a great idea… everything is just beautiful and I love your harvest plates!

  31. November 5, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    How beautiful! Your dishes are so pretty.

  32. November 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Your tablescape, scenery and photos are all beautiful. Impressive.

  33. Maria
    November 7, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I love your lanterns! I’ve been toying with the idea of getting some, and I think this has just convinced me I “need” some! I also love your dishes. I like the pastoral scene, and the fact that they are monochromatic. I’ve seen a lot of Fall transferware that is multi-color but this appeals to me more.

  34. October 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Fabulous table…I love the dishes, and all your beautiful decorations. Your pictures are just beautiful. The setting with the field in the background, and hay bales is absolutely perfect!!

  35. Sherri
    September 14, 2014 at 8:42 am


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