Simple Fall Tablescape – Using Thrift Store Finds
It’s at times hard for me to do tablescapes. Since I only have one table that’s in the kitchen nook if rarely uncluttered. Besides that our drop-down dining room is rarely up except for the holidays.
Even though I love decorating for the season changes it’s no easy task to reach them. We either have to crawl into attic spaces or outside crawl spaces.
The tablescape used items in easy reach before we haul out the big guns of Fall stuff!
Often times for Fall vignettes I’ll head out to the yard for any dried flowers/stems to use. The dark ones are climbing Hydrangea blooms which I love using even in Spring. The other is grass plumes.
I found this cute aqua care at Target and placed the aqua vase inside. Under the vase is a small fall wreath. thrift store tweed throw is the tablecloth.
Before placing down a tablecloth I decided to use a thrift store tweed throw instead for texture.
Then I used Dollar Tree placemats. The orange napkin and floral napkin ring are finds from The Thrift store (volunteer at).
The vintage plates scored several years ago at Saver’s Thrift store. Its the first time I think I’ve used them?
The vintage plate has a beautiful floral pattern of yellow daisy and rimmed in 22K Gold. and marked “Made in USA Limoges”. Yellow Daisy-4K-G.W is the pattern.
Limoges China Co. started to be made in Sebring, Ohio in 1990. F. A. Sebring started the company in order to create thin porcelain products that were available in Europe. They created mostly semi-vitreous pieces. A devastating fire destroyed ambitions and the ceramics expert died along with all the records, formulas and most of the equipment were gone.
Evis Sebring rebuilt it and managed by Frank’s brother Fred when Limoges began producing earthenware and semi-porcelain and used decals rather than hand painting methods. They had the first industrial ceramic laboratory with graduate ceramic engineers in charge and they developed one of the first of the tunnel kilns that replaced old “beehive” kilns.
Limoges stopped using English raw materials and began using American raw materials. They operated under this name until the late 1940’s when they were threatened with a lawsuit by the Limoges Company in France.
Then their products were marked “American Limoges” and the name was changed to the “American Limoges China Company”. In the 1940’s, the well-known designer Victor Schreckengost worked for them at times. He designed six scenes from Virginia done in blue, brown, mauve with a celadon rim and copper edge line.
Because of this, you can find duplication of patterns and designs made during this time by the different companies. Had the first Industrial ceramic lab. Very shortly into 1955, the American Limoges China Company went into bankruptcy and closed their doors.
My plates, made after 1946, are highlighted (11th photo) on the Sebring Historical Society page. Then I searched eBay and found the plates sell for $20 each! I better be more careful with them!
Adding more blue with the glasses found at Saver’s Thrift store.
I’ve been on a roll making knit Baby Boo Pumpkins. Since they don’t rot I might only use knit baby boo’s from now on.
There’s is no doubt that I wish the aqua car was real. I’d be driving outside with the top down enjoying our gorgeous Fall weather.
Even with my abundant vintage dishes that I own there are just a few fall teacups.
I have so many fall dishes I want to share in a few more simple fall tablescapes.