I haven’t done much on the kitchen table for a while, so today I decided to do a simple fall setting for us. My kitchen table is small, perfect for the 2 of us; it just doesn’t have much room for a centerpiece.
I started with these great fall placemats. I think I picked them up at Family Dollar last year, but I have also seen them at Dollar General.
I started with my white Nikko dinner plates. I’m planning to add color on top, so I wanted white on the bottom.
I still love these Better Homes & Gardens fall plates that I picked up at Wal Mart a few years back. They come out with a new fall pattern every year, but so far I’ve not found one that I like as well as these.
I love, love these little pots, a Dollar General find from several years ago. We love taco soup in the fall and winter, so that is when I usually pull these pots out. Yes, we did have a little cool snap last week and I made a huge crock pot of the soup. However, it has now warmed back up to the typical high eighties for this time of year. Oh, well, I try not to complain since it will only be a few months until I’m ready for cool weather to end and warm weather to begin!
I chose gold out of my napkins in fall colors and used the maple leaf napkin rings.
Glasses are Dollar Tree green…big suprise, right? What would we tablescapers do without Dollar Tree?
I chose my everyday Chateau flatware, and I was done. I am very pleased with my simple fall place setting.
Pumpkin votives are perfect for this setting since there is hardly any room between the 2 placemats. I tried to show how cute the flame makes the pumpkin look, but my photo in broad daylight just doesn’t do it justice.
I even turned off the lights, but there was still too much natural light for you to tell much. You just have to trust me that these look really cute.
I grabbed 3 of my ceramic pumpkins off the mantle and I was done.
Cute, simple fall table! How could this not cheer someone up on a drab fall day?
To continue with my autumn reflections from the last post, I will try to catch you up on some other happenings with us. To break up the printed material, I will insert some extra pics I had of both today’s table and the recent one in the dining room.
David and I are very blessed to be in our late fifties and have 4 living parents. Not many people our age can say that! That being said, it is a fact that the elderly do tend to have health problems, and our parents are no different. In particular, his father and my mother have had some health issues lately.
David and I both feel very fortunate that we live close enough and have flexible enough schedules that we can help them out when needed. We have spent some time the last few months doing some things for them, or sometimes doing nothing at all…just visiting. They often express that they feel like they are infringing on our time, but nothing could be further from the truth. They never act like they believe us when we tell them that we enjoy helping out and would not do it if we didn’t want to. We have, in fact, not helped out at certain times when we have done other things that we needed or wanted to do.
In particular, my mother spent the better part of August and September in and out of the hospital and dealing with various health issues. A few days after her second hospital stay, she lost her twin brother, so she has had a rough time lately. She is 85, and her health is now returning, although slowly, as one would expect in someone her age.
This past weekend, David and his brothers planned a small anniversary celebration for his parents. My husband is in the middle, older brother Steve on the right and younger brother Kevin on the left. They also have a sister Cathy who is in between David and Kevin. She lives out of state and has multiple health issues. Of course, we know she can’t make it, but still miss her. Our close friends Larry and Sandi also joined us.
We had a great day, starting with church. We ate Little Dooey’s bbq with all the fixins for lunch, then just enjoyed the time together. Above are all of us…me with David and Steve’s wife Cindy with him. Kevin is single.
We had a wonderful dessert of cake I purchased at a local bakery. I actually have quite the story about the cake, but I will save it for another time.
Believe it or not, I am not out of major updates. I still have one more biggie that I will save for another post. Have a great day!
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