Harvest Time

Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers was my grandmother’s pattern. I have the remaining pieces of her place settings~

With Harvest as a theme, I harvested a medley of veggies, fruits & flowers for this table. . .

These dishes are lovingly worn and chipped in places. Only three Dinner Plates are left. One Lonely Salad Plate. Three Soup Bowls. Four Bread & Butters. One Oval Platter. And five Fruit/Dessert Bowls.


 This bountiful centerpiece is easy to create with veggies, fruits & flowers from the market. Pots of pansies or flowers can be concealed easily with moss~

Tuck in artichokes, asparagus~ any veggies that have an appealing texture or color. . .sunflower stems are in water picks~ use whatever flower you like that is available~

The best part is since it’s temporarily constructed, you can break it down and eat it for dinner later :-)

I love the texture of this savoy cabbage with the sunlight highlighting all its veins. . .

 I confess I enjoy playing with my veggies more than eating them :-)

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  37 comments for “Harvest Time

  1. November 10, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Incredibly gorgeous table, Mary. This gives me an idea for Thanksgiving!

  2. November 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I am blown away by the bounty of this. So beautiful..A

  3. Mary Anne Komar
    November 10, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    just like an old masters painting,lovely!

  4. November 10, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    If I were an artist, I’d pull out my brushes and paint your fabulous still life. The bounty of the harvest is definitely shown here. Love the way you played with the sunlit images. You should link this to Shadow Shot Sunday.
    I think it’s touching that you have these pieces from your grandmother. The pattern is lovely and of course perfect for this table. ~ Sarah
    I keep scrolling back up to see this gorgeous centerpiece.

  5. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    November 10, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    What a fun table! You’ll be eating well for a while! Lovin’ the amber and green goblets and your Grandmom’s dishes-oh look, Johnson Bros caught my eye again:@)

  6. November 10, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHH HERE YOU GO AGAIN!!! this is beyond my scope of beauty… you keep out doing yourself… i am in awe~

    i have never seen a prettier basket… and i live in ca, the salad basket of america!

    my computer is not working tonight, nothing is loading, i have only seen 3 pics, i fear i am losing the net and will be bumped offline, so i will be brief and come back later, but what i see is tingly good, and if it wasn’t so late i would call and scream in your ear how jealous i am of your talent!


  7. November 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I so love that you used all the vegetables for a centerpiece. and dish thrown in for good measure. I love that you still use these dishes. Your table is absolutely a feast for the eyes.

  8. November 10, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    What a gorgeous centerpiece!

  9. November 10, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    What a fantastic centerpiece…the dishes are so fitting for the season…love the pattern.

  10. November 10, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I want my thanksgiving table to look like this! Seriously, if I could do half as good of a job on a centerpiece as you did that abundance of plenty, I’d be a happy camper. I also love your grandmother’s dishes. I happen to think the chips of use make old plates even prettier.

    This is a beautiful table!

  11. November 10, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I loved your table ! We have a vacation home on Lake Tulloch in Northern California and this year will be our first Thanksgiving at the lake so I’m very excited!! Your centerpiece gave me some great inspiration with the veggies & sunflowers. I started a blog about 2 weeks ago but I have a looooong way to go on it. I’ll post some pics of our lake if you ever want to visit. Thanks for sharing your ideas. (Ienjoyed the post about Yountville :)

    Kathy RetirementRainbow.blogspot.com

  12. Dream Mom
    November 10, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Amazing centerpiece! It looks so beautiful. I know you said it would be easy to put together however I think you have a lot of talent. I don’t think I could do it, at least no where near as beautiful as yours. It looks so rich and well, bountiful. Love it!

  13. November 11, 2010 at 12:44 am

    First of all, I love that heirloom china, and I am crazy about the plaid you chose to go with it. The perfect colors in that, I might add! And I’m with you about the veggies… I’d much, MUCH rather play with them. LOL! You just did such a nice job with this tablescape. Every inch is fallish!


    Sheila :-)

  14. November 11, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Absolutely breathtakingly stunning! Who knew harvest could be so gorgeous. I love the riot of colors and the varieties of fruits and vegetables and flowers. What an artist you are. I adore the way you displayed the one lonely salad plate, it became a star. Fabulous, I wish it were on my table!

    Glad you caught the Colin Creevey thing!!! So nice to have so many Harry Potter fans.

  15. November 11, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Your tablescapes are AWESOME! What a terrific idea for a centerpiece!!! I love reading your posts!!! That cabbage really is particularly photogenic!!

  16. November 11, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Very Very Pretty! Those colored glasses are just like mine which are clear! Don’t you just love the dramatic statement they make on the table! Love how you incorporated so many veggies in your centerpiece.

  17. November 11, 2010 at 10:01 am

    OMG this is amazing. Love the Johnson Bros. and LOVE LOVE LOVE the centerpiece. It is so bountiful!!!

    Please come and join me with your bountiful centerpiece for Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper.

  18. November 11, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I love the lush bounty of your incredibly gorgeous centerpiece! The combination of vegetables and flowers is just stunning — and goes perfectly with your beloved dishes from your grandmother. Lovely! Thank you for your visit to my table this week!

  19. November 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Mary, your tables are among my favorites and this week’s is over the top. Everything about it is perfect, especially the centerpiece. I think you have such creative talent.

  20. November 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Hi Mary,

    Wow! You really a bountiful, mum… the thing I love to grab & run are your chargers. They are absolutely gorgeous. Am drooling to have set of 8.

    Sucks! hard to find in Sweden.

    TY for sharing and I really love your blog. So much inspirations.

    Happy TS…

    Greetings from a chilly Stockholmer,

  21. November 11, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Your pictures are beautiful! And your table is all set–what time did you say you wanted us to come?

  22. November 11, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    So, so beautiful! I lvoe the way you used the colors and textures of all the vegetables along with the flowers to create a seasonal centerpiece!

  23. November 11, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I love every moment of this….the clear colors are a welcome sight in an Autumn tablescape. The Savoy Cabbage doesn’t even look real…it’s gorgeous. My favorite…the centerpiece may be broken up and eaten! Thank you for sharing your lovely memory filled design. Cherry Kay

  24. bj
    November 12, 2010 at 8:03 am

    What a fabulous table. Love the centerpiece and the dishes are just beautiful.

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  26. Clytie
    November 13, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Gorgeous! I especially am mesmerized by the play of shadows on the dishes. Very well done.

  27. November 14, 2010 at 4:24 am

    A beautiful collection of photos! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

  28. November 14, 2010 at 8:34 am

    This is so gorgeous & wonderful. I love the sweet addition of your grandmother’s china. I only have a couple of things that belonged to my grandmother, but they are such treasures to me. You just did such a beautiful job of tying all these different elements together.

  29. November 14, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Thank you for sharing your seasonal spirit with Seasonal Sundays!

    – The Tablescaper

  30. November 14, 2010 at 11:26 am

    What a beautiful fall bounty table! I love all of the different flowers and vegetables you’ve used and adding the dishes to the centerpiece was brilliant.

  31. November 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    What a beautiful table you set! I adore those pretty dishes. I was just outside taking photos of my ornamental cabbage. This was a delightful post!

  32. November 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    This is one of my favorite china patterns. You’ve done up a wonderful table with it!

  33. November 14, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    What a beautiful Harvest table! It looks gorgeous! And the lighting in the pictures is just wonderful!

  34. November 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    That is by far the prettiest center piece in all of blog land I have seen for fall.

  35. November 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Stunning. Your dishes are fabulous and I love that you cherish and use them even though you don’t have a complete set. Your centerpiece is totally unreal. How beautiful to use the veggies and flowers in the basket for such a beautiful display. I love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  36. Nann from At Nann's Table
    November 18, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Mary I signed up for your blog emails. As I’ve been going through these GORGEOUS pictures on your blog I am overwhelmed and inspired. WOW is all I can say. I love all that you do. So glad I found your blog.

  37. Ruth E. Rupp
    November 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    In case you are interested – – you can find more of your Harvest Time dishes through Replacements.com
    I have found pieces through this site to add to my dishes.


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