Harvesting, Reaping, & Sowing

I’ve spent a little time Harvesting this week. . .

Reaping some of Nature’s Bounty~

 Sowing the ingredients for a Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece. . . a few clippings from the garden & fall grasses, along with Sweetgum branches for some leafy fall color. . .

Collecting Sunflowers, Mums, Daisies & Hypericum Berries from the Farmers Market as well as Apples, Kale & Swiss Chard to provide some leafy texture & green color~

Gathering my Harvest Hayride dishes~ along with some Indian Corn, Tiger Pumpkins and my amber goblets~ to provide a little crop of color to the soft black & white palette of the table covering & dishes. . .

My quilt/table covering that sowed hours of Halloween fun as a party to vibrant oranges, glittery purples & blacks is now reaping its reward and resting from all the festivities~ balanced by organic materials and enjoying the quieter &  softer side of the season~

Harvest Details:

Royal Stafford Harvest Hayride dishes/ HomeGoods

Royal Stafford The Blacksmith’s Forge dishes/ HomeGoods

Goblets/ Hobby Lobby

Flatware & Chargers/ World Market

Napkins/ Pottery Barn

Quilt/ Kohl’s

Wishing you a Happy Harvest & the Bounty of the Season~

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  51 comments for “Harvesting, Reaping, & Sowing

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    November 2, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Gorgeous centerpiece Mary, I especially love the tuft of soft grass! Beautiful plates, such great scenes and the pumpkins give them just a touch of seasonal color-fun table:@)

  2. November 2, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Just perfect, Mary! All the wonderful autumn colors, so beautifully blended.
    The plates settings are especially appropriate…love those wicker chargers!
    I like the planter, full of abundance, in the background, too. You have such a lovely spot to play with your dishes!


  3. November 2, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Beautiful. I love all the textures. Fall especially has so many textures! I thought of you yesterday! I have a pair of tortoiseshell vases that I am puzzled how to use in decorating. I would love to see how you would use them in my home. My daughter-in-law gave them to me.

    I learn so many things from you that I tuck away. I haven’t done a tablescape in so long. It is hard to do a large table and I keep my leaves in my dining table and kitchen because they are heavy to move.

  4. November 2, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I can’t think of a prettier setting or a more lovely table to celebrate the end of October and beginning of November…most thankful you shared this with us. Gorgeous.

  5. November 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Mary, this is a most spectacular table. I love the background black and whites topped off with the vibrant colors of the season. Your setting would make anyone love to sit and spend time, relishing in your company and the magnificent scenery. Great ideas abound on this table.. everything carried out perfectly! xo marlis

  6. November 2, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Just beautiful, Mary! Your fall tablescape has been the first one to make me think of the very first Thanksgiving. From the quilt to the indian corn, your table looks so authentic. Your harvest (centerpiece) is perfect and full of bounty. I can imagine the dishes and stemware packed away in a well-worn trunk, not sitting on the shelves at HomeGoods. And, your photography is always so amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  7. November 2, 2011 at 10:49 am

    What a lovely setting for a lunch or early dinner on one of our glorious autumn days! The autumn harvest china is so perfect for this tablescape, not to mention that centerpiece that you designed.

  8. Jain
    November 2, 2011 at 11:30 am

    You do know when I am quiet I am gone, but even on the tiny phone you WOW me! And you know how hard those all caps were ;-)

    I will be back to absorb it all for real this weekend…

  9. Lisa
    November 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Really beautiful, I just love the hayride dishes. Thanks!

  10. November 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I adore those harvest dishes…such a superb centrepeice with those colours and mixture of flowers and fruit. Just wonderful, Mary. I’d want to sit at your table and let the world pass on by! Have a lovely day!

  11. November 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    You have such a talent for putting disparate things together with breathtaking results…..As always…I am in awe!

  12. November 2, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Mary, wanted to tell you that your link at Susan’s isn’t working. I had to go to your website myself. Now….your arrangement is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I sure wish I had access to all the flowers and goodies you use in your centerpieces! I LOVE these dishes too. I ahve had company today so didn’t get a table set:( I have so many things planned, hope I get to them:):) I see you are still having beautiful weather to set a table outdoors! I love those goblets too. YOu must have bought every single quilt that Kohl’s has ever carried:) XO, Pinky

  13. Carolyn
    November 3, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Hi Mary,
    The centerpiece is beautiful and the view from the table is awesome under that big tree and the lake in the background. I can see that you have
    found much respect for your talents in blog world. I am lucky to know you and your talents first hand. Carolyn NC

  14. November 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Sigh – I delight in every detail! I love all your tablescapes, this one included~Jennifer

  15. November 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Mary, I’m in AWE ~ your posts are ALWAYS fabulous, and this one is no exception. Every shot is picture book/postcard/calendar worthy. Autumn colors aren’t my favorite ~ yet you’ve captured the very essence of this time of year by going in a whole other direction. I LOVE it ~ the stunning centerpiece, your quilt . . . everything down to the very last detail. You are so talented, what a pleasure to come see what surprises you’ll have for us every time you share. You get the Blue Ribbon again this week for TT, my friend! xoxo

  16. November 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Great tablescape; absolutely delicious photography. Thanks for sharing.

  17. November 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I love the mix of flowers that you used in the centerpiece…gorgeous. Of course the view from the table can’t be beat and the table setting is gorgeous!

  18. November 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Your Royal Stafford plates look so good with the quilt and your centerpiece is perfect. When I read your post title, I thought of the old hymn “Bringing in the Sheaves”. Thanks again for a great tablescape. Did you get the goblets at Hobby Lobby this year? They’re so pretty.

  19. November 3, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    No one could make fall more elegant that you, Mary! I just love this. Your floral is exquisite. Your plates are so pretty and the natural elements just make it. I adore your goblets. They are perfect. Fall looks beautiful where you live.

  20. Liz
    November 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Truly the quintessential fall table! Thank you for sharing that gorgeous centerpiece with us at Fresh-Cut Friday.


  21. November 4, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Absolutely gorgeous arrangement. I love the apples. I am visiting from Fresh cut Friday at Rose Vignettes. Thanks for sharing so many gorgeous photos. Blessigs, Wanda

  22. November 4, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Mary, You have showcased the beautifies of fall in such a lovely way. Your centerpiece is stunning.

  23. November 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    It is always a treat to visit your blog each week for Tablescape Thursday, Mary. I would be ecstatic to have that view for a backdrop to such beautiful tables. What a magnificent centerpiece…love all the freshness!

  24. November 4, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I have always loved your style ! This table screams Fall !!! Gorgeous china and spectacular pumpkin basket arrangement ! Enjoy the season and stay happy !

  25. November 4, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Hi Mary,

    You’ve done a wonderful table once again :) This pumpkin centerpiece is just spectacular; it inspires me to try making one for my own table. Southern Living featured one in their October(?) issue this year. That was the first time I had seen that idea, but I don’t think theirs was any prettier than yours. I also love the quilt table covering for fall, and I ALWAYS love English transferware. These dishes have such nice names, too. Autumn Hayride and the Blacksmith — perfect. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  26. Tess
    November 4, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    STUNNING! Everything about this table is gorgeous from the backdrop scenery, to the dishes, and that centerpiece is to die for! Your photography is gorgeous too!!!!

  27. November 4, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Gorgeous, as usual. I need the tutorial on how you put that centerpiece together. It is magnificent!

    • November 5, 2011 at 7:35 am

      Thanks for everyone’s kind comments! Babs, my goblets came from Hobby Lobby last year. Pattie, I have a tutorial for my centerpiece from my Thanksgiving table last year here.

  28. November 4, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Once again, Spectacular! You have displayed a true autumn bounty. Your pumpkin centerpiece is an amazing arrangement of beauty and texture. Just looking at your fabulous photos I can feel the crisp autumn air and the welcoming of the fall season. As Liz said, the quintessential fall table!
    Beautiful surroundings and a stunning table. It is always such a pleasure to visit your wonderful posts.

  29. November 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    So, so beautiful! I have to go back for a second look! Your photos are spectacular!

  30. November 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    That centerpiece is spectacular and so are your photos!!! I just want to pull up a chair with a thermos and sit by the table.

  31. November 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Such a beautiful table. So full of nature’s bounty.

    Happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  32. November 6, 2011 at 10:50 am

    How delightful it all is, just stunning and perfect for the season.

  33. November 6, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Your tablescapes & photos never fail to amaze me!!

  34. November 6, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Fabulous table!!! I love the Indian corn at each place setting! I think a quilt as a tablecloth makes such a cozy table. A friend of mine made a beautiful arrangement for me in a pumpkin. She used flowers that she had dried from her garden. You can see it here:


  35. November 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    omega57 reblogged this on Bushel and a Pickle Blog and commented: THis table is so beautiful! The love gals and I think it is ashamed Thanksgiving is so often skipped and everyone dives right into Christmas. There were Christmas movies on last nihgt!! Well, at least there was something we could watch togehter besides football. This weekend we are havng 10 other folks over for a break and time ot focus on worship, prayer and the word. My prayer for this gatherng is to be refreshing and restful AND edifying as well as encouraging. I can’t wait! But there is lots to be done. Nothing like an event at your house to get things going! Cleaning and emptying 3 containers of wreaths, garland and other Thanksgiving festive decorations must be done first; well at least that is my aim.

  36. November 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Hi lovely lady.
    Your fall tablescape centerpiece is beautiful with all the mix flowers for fall. You did a great job putting this all together, and your photos always amaze me also.
    I hope you have a great week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  37. November 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the fall colors. Your pumpkin centerpiece is stunning. Such a lovely collection of floral and fruit. The quilt tablecloth is fabulous and the placesettings are such a beautiful compliment. Totally love it all. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  38. Pat
    November 7, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Simply elegant! I adore all the natural elements used in this tablescape! I love Sunflowers!!! Thank you for the subtle reminder to gather the Harvest!

  39. MariaElena
    November 7, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Beautiful tablescape! Great inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing!

  40. November 8, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I am so inspired! This weekend is my self imposed deadline for decorating for Thanksgiving. Friends are coming over! I reposted this on my blogs to share your loveliness. Thank you for sharing the beauty.

  41. November 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    OMG! the blue water really fits to your settings. I do much attracted to your tablenapkins. They are absolutely gorgeous.

    TY for making my dready gay this Tuesday p.m. in Stockholm.

  42. November 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    What a stunning tablesetting and fabulous view to enjoy it from!

  43. Betsy at A Perfect Setting
    November 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Mary, what a stunning pumpkin arrangement! I am in awe of your gorgeous tables in such a beautiful setting. I have the same dishes, I may use them for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for visiting with me and your kind comments, sorry I’m late getting back to you, I’ve been out of town!!

  44. November 9, 2011 at 12:41 am

    What an absolutely ideal setting! Your table is just gorgeous; and the centerpiece is just stunning! Thanks for sharing!!

  45. November 9, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Mary, this is all lovely. You have me yearning to pull out my set of Harvest Hay Ride plates and set a table. :-)

  46. Carolyn Dennis
    September 11, 2013 at 11:58 am


  47. Carolyn
    October 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Mary, I had not found your blog when this was posted so it was a pleasant sight for me today on Pinterest! Do I spy a bit of kale leaves peeping out of the lovely centerpiece? Such an ingenious & natural touch! All so beautiful!

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