If you have followed my other fall tables, you know that I live in hot, humid Mississippi and have been anxiously awaiting cool weather so that I can have taco soup. We love taco soup and have it almost every week during the fall and winter. Well, this weekend, it finally happened! A cold front moved in Saturday night, and I made a crock pot of taco soup for Sunday lunch. It was delicious! As much as I hate to admit it, I did not use the cute Dollar General pots. They just don’t hold much, and I always serve taco soup as a hearty meal with shredded cheese and corn chips; I also added a small salad. So I reverted to the Friendly Village soup bowls, and they were perfect for our first meal of the cool season. Typical of this time of year in Mississippi, the temps will return to the 80s by midweek, and it will be hot again. I’ll finish off the leftovers today or tomorrow, and we won’t have it again for a few more weeks. I don’t mind, but that first pot of taco soup is always so delicious! (And the next, and the next, and the…well, you get the picture. Someone even asked me once if it froze well. I just died out laughing.)
So we ate our soup, and I had to prepare another tablescape. Last night I started on this table and told my husband that I feel like I’m doing the same table over and over each week.
So here it is, and I did try to use a few different elements this week. This harvest table runner was a purchase from Dollar General last year. When I walked down the fall aisle at Dollar General a couple of weeks ago, they had a table runner similar to this one but not exactly. I like this one better, so I’m glad I purchased it. Once again, I left the white tablecloth down so that my pictures would not be quite so dark.
I used the same gold chargers and Friendly Village dinner plates that I used recently.
I purchased these fall leaf napkins last year from The Napkin Lady. I highly recommend that you check out her napkins on eBay. She has beautiful napkins made of quality fabric at a reasonable price. I have even gotten her to do some custom napkins for me by telling her what colors I need. Her work is lovely!
For the next layer, I used the plates I recently purchased from Family Dollar. If you remember, I had found these leaf plates which I ended up liking better than the old leaf plates. The old ones are now for sale, and I really like these new ones for my autumnal table.
I also decided to purchase more of the acorn dishes at Family Dollar. I like the fact that I can change up my fall tables and use pumpkin, leaf, or acorn plates, depending on my mood.
Then I topped the fall plates with the Friendly Village berry bowl.
The San Remo flatware makes another appearance on this table.
I know you’re tired of seeing those Dollar Tree goblets with the fall wine charms again, but they really are the best choice for my harvest table.
I did put out the Friendly Village mug to change it up a little.
For the centerpiece, I chose my wooden tea light holder that my son made for me a few years ago. The natural wood is the perfect rustic touch to this fall table.
I used the Dollar Tree autumn leaf votives again.
I again used these large wooden candle holders, also made by my son. Their color and natural wood are perfect for autumn.
For another decorative accent, I retrieved the wire apple basket last used on the apple table; I put a few faux fruits in it and wound my leaf garland around it.
I love this vintage pitcher, and the sunburst color is perfect for autumn. I love it as a fall accent. I briefly thought of putting some fall flowers in it, but just couldn’t do it. I love it as is and don’t want to cover any of its beauty with foliage.
I visited my son a few days ago and stopped at some garage sales and one thrift store on my way to see him. I was thrilled to find a great buy on an 8 place setting of Christmas Treasures by Jamestown China, 40 pieces total.
I also found a 16-piece set of Gibson Bay Stripes dinnerware. I think it is really cheerful, and I will try to sell it in the spring or summer.
I purchased a wonderful Fiestaware platter in rose. It is beautiful, and I got it at a great price. I should be able to make a good profit while still giving someone a good bargain.
Update: I have added these purchases to my internet stores as well as removed recent sales. Check them out!
I was thrilled to find this wonderful vintage soup tureen. It is complete with ladle, underplate, and lid, no chips. It is a good old California pottery USA mark, and probably from the 50s or 60s. I just love it and think it will sell well.
I have a few other things to say about my visit with my son and a few other things, but my time is short. I must soon go to my afternoon job at the paper.
Also, as you can tell from the above, it is time to update my internet store. I hope to do that tonight or tomorrow. I will let you know as soon as I have these items priced.
I hope that your week is good and that you enjoy both the fall weather as well as your favorite fall meal!