A Thrifty Tablescaping Thursday with a Touch of Autumn

It's that time of week again! My how time flies. With fall just around the corner, my theme this week is a thrifty autumn table. My Mom purchased some mum's for me, now how perfect is that , mum's from Mom! Nothing on my table is new except the Mum ( from Mom) hehe!.
I used an old copper bucket for the centerpiece, a few faux autumn leaves, brown and orange votive's and some autumn decor to round it out. The white plates and bowls are vintage J.C. Penney purchased at a garage sale some time ago. I found the placemats 2 years ago at a local gift shop and my everyday flatware. Oh, and the runner is just a piece of autumn material I had from last season.

The cute little drinking glasses are from TJ Maxx. Setting a pretty table needn't be expensive. This one works for a casual supper, and most nights at our house it's very casual.

My so exciting new find are these beautiful salad/dessert plates! I found these at a local gift shop marked down to $2.50 a plate. They only had 4 left or I would have bought more of them. I know I'm getting ahead on the seasons but aren't they great! I am a big cardinal fan and I already found some dinner plates that I think will work perfectly with these. The mugs were marked down to $2.00 a piece. I can just picture sipping hot cocoa next to a warm, cozy fire.

Another view of my thrifty find! I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch and Leigh @ Tales from Bloggeritaville and Julia at Hooked on Houses for their weekly blog parties! Thank-you Susan , Leigh, and Julia for being the hostesses with the mostest! Go visit these ladies and be inspired! Cindy


  1. Love your fall look - cute scarecrow. I have those same plates too. This does look cozy -- and I adore those cardinal plates -- what a deal! You'll really enjoy them this winter.

  2. What a pretty autumn tablescape. I love the mums, they are so pretty in the copper pot. The scarecrow and the gourd are so pretty with all the colors of the placemats and the table runner. I love your dishes, the shape is wonderful. Your new plates and mugs are perfect for the coming season. I would use them all winter. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  3. Very pretty tablescape, has a cool feel to it!

    The new plates and mugs are neat!


  4. Cindy my friend this is beautiful...now girl I love those dishes you just got...oh I want and need them ha ha!!
    How sweet you have a mom to get you a mum...love the fall colors...and girl you know here in the wonderful world of blogging everything is early...I can remember last year we had Christmas for 2 months before it got here ha ha!!oh and don't forget we had spring when I still had snow on the ground...We are just cooling down at nights nows...but will tell you all these fires are making it hard to breath outside...Hope you have a great 3 days weekend my friend..2 out of my 3 daughtes are coming YIPEE!! Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  5. Love that copper in the centerpiece. A beautiful fall setting! Those cardinal plates are wonderful. You got a really great deal.


  6. What a nice balance of color versus white on your table this week....To see all the color in the center then to see the next picture with all the white around the edge then to see the white chairs....very nice...and I love thelittle bird plates and mugs...so cute...

  7. What a cute table! I love your fall motif. And you new holiday plates are adorable.


  8. Well, Cindy,
    This is just so cute. I just LOVE that copper bucket. Wish I had one.


  9. I'm so ready to start ushering in the warm colors of fall! :) Great tablescape Cindy! :) I hope you can stop by and enter your name in the giveaway at Color Outside the Lines. I know you could do some fantastic things with the loot! :) Cheers!

  10. Hi Cindy! Your bird plates are so pretty and I really like your vintage octagonal plates too. I love fall colors and I love your table setting....Christine

  11. Very pretty setting. I love the bird plates I just got s&p's that go perfectly with them. I got them at Pier 1 if you have one by you.

  12. Cindy, you are getting me into the fall spirit! What cuteness!

    Checking in from my blog break to see what you are up to... and it looks like you are up to fun!


    Sheila :-)

  13. Hello Dearheart...

    Just read your sweet note and had to come right over! So happy to hear from you and you're just so sweet with all of your compliments...gosh, you make me blush, Girlfriend! Hehe!

    Darlin', I love your pretty Autumn tablscape! You know, I was really noticing how pretty your white dishes look on that freshly painted white table...they just pop out at ya especially against those pretty plaid placemats!!! I love that old copper bucket...it's perfect for those pretty gold mums! How sweet of your mom to bring you mums! Hey...say that fast 3 times...hehe! I just love the pretty fall colors of mums...the dark burgandy, gold, rust, yellow! I think I'm going to have to get me some! I sure enjoyed seeing yours!!! What cute little scarecrows...just precious! Girl, this would be a fancy table for just Russell and me. Are you kidding...I hate to admit it but we usually sit down in front of the TV to eat supper! About the only time we eat at the table is when we have the kids or holidays! Hehe!

    Girlfriend...I just love your new Christmas plates...they're gorgeous! I love cardinals too!!! They are going to make a fabulous Christmas tablescape...can't wait to see them! The cups are so pretty..yep, could drink some cocoa out of them!!! Love them!!! I just found more dishes too...was shopping at TJ Maxx and they had the prettiest autumn looking dishes...and they have birds on them too! I need more dishes like I need a hole in the head but....but...but they were on sale...couldn't pass them up! Hehe! I'll probably do a post on them next week! Well Darlin'...have a terrific Thursday! I'll talk with you later, Sweetie!

    Love ya,

  14. How beautiful and when I saw the full view of the table I was even more impressed.....it's just lovely.


  15. Don't you just love fall decorating? Your table is so warm and cozy! I'll come for cocoa anytime!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  16. Oh Mums the word, a beautiful reminder fall is upon us. Another great job. I love,love the copper included in the setting. Enjoy the day!!!

  17. very very nice! I love the colors..but i just cant get myself ready for the cooler weather.

  18. Beautiful tablescape! Great fall finds! It looks so cozy and wonderful!

  19. I love the copper pot with the flowers--they go so nicely together--love it! I also like those white plates--I like the little design flursih on them. In the candle light the glow is great with the copper and colors.

    ps. I love cardinals too.

  20. Hi Cindy, your table is soooo pretty and the centerpiece just makes my heart smile!!!! You have done a wonderful job and it is such a happy table.

    The cardinal plates are to die for.

    Barb :-)

  21. The tablesetting looks smashing, Cindy! I love the use of the copper bucket for the flower recptacle. And your new dishes are so cute. They will take you right through srping. Is there a manufacturer listed on the back where you can get dinner plates. They will look good with red dinner plates too (just found some at HomeGoods!!).

    Have a great weekend, my friend & neighbor!!


  22. First I must say that I adore your white table and chairs! I'd love to have those. And I'm so ready for fall. So I love your fallish tablescape!

  23. Fabulous table and such a pretty setting! Lucky girl!

  24. What a pretty fall table! Love the Mum from Mom! :-)

    LOVE those cardinal plates, too. I love holiday dishes that don't feature Santa -- they are good thru February, I think!


  25. Hi Cindy,
    Your table is really getting me in the mood for Fall! Nicely done, and I love that your mums are from Mom! Congratulations on demonstrating that a charming setting doesn't have to cost a fortune!

    Hope your weekend goes well!


  26. I love that use of the copper bucket for the centerpiece. Very charming table! Have a great weekend. Also love the cardinal plates!

  27. Cindy, this tablescape just makes me feel like the air is crisp, and there is a football game tonight. Perfect Fall decor. And those napkin rings are sooo cute! What a great deal on this gorgeous cardinal plates! laurie

  28. Hi Cindy,
    Just enjoyed your tablescape so much, I am in such a fall, and Christmas mood. LOl So you didn't jump the gun on showing the Christmas plates and cups, Beautiful, pattern,I love birds at Christmas as a matter of fact my Christmas dinnerware has birds on them.
    Thank you for coming by and for leaving such a sweet comment I am so happy to put your name in the hat for Sats. drawing, good luck. And have a safe and Happy Labor Day weekend.

  29. A very Welcoming and warm fall table. And of course you know I LOVED that copper pot. The Mums were very pretty, I haven't had a chance to get out and find any good ones yet. Thanks for visiting.

  30. Oh Cindy, Just passing through, and had to post my comment along with the rest!.. I LOVE your new plates and mugs!! I had a pretty lucky stop at a garage sale today! I picked up some nice dishes, baskets, and beautiful linens for practically a song!.. Anyways, cardinals are so beautiful, and your new dishes will be absolutely GORGEOUS for table setting during the winter season! (but PLEASE, let's not talk about THAT just yet!) ~tina

  31. Wonderful table! I am getting in the mood for fall too! Your new little cardinal plates are cute!!

  32. Verey cute and you look so ready for the fall season!

  33. Your whole table is so cute. I love the copper bucket and the scarecrow. What a deal on the cardinal plates! They will be perfect this winter but I know you love birds anytime! :D Jewel

  34. How cute..and how TRUE! I am out scouring garage sales for dishes come this Saturday. I want to see what I can do with the least bit of money! Nearly everything I have, I have had forever..or it is from garage sales or thrift shops.
    (ok..I did just buy a lovely new tablecloth!)
    I would have more if my daughters didn't raid the place! :)

    You are right..it doesn't take much and it all cozy and warm and inviting.

    One thing about me..and I think you too, Cindy, is that we snap back quickly. I do anyway. I am beginning to feel so much better. They are right. Get back on that horsie and ride! :) I'm kidding..but it's true. :)

    Next week...I am going to tablescape...with something! :)

  35. Love the JCP plates and the cardinal plates too. Pretty colors!

  36. Hello, I came across your blog as I was just doing a little surfing. It is so lovely....full of beautiful colors and just speaks peace and coziness...love it!

  37. I love your table. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love decorating too.



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