Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stratford Stage Goes Casual

Last week my new brown transferware took center-stage in a formal setting in the dining room. This setting takes it casual for another Christian Family Night dinner at the kitchen table.

I used the same centerpiece as the Autumn Family Night.


I started with gold damask-like placemats and napkins that I had picked up last year from Wal-Mart, along with the bronze maple-leaf napkin rings. I then added these gorgeous oak-leaf chargers that I picked up from there this year. I just love that burnished wood look, and I almost hate to cover them up with a dinner plate!

I was convinced, though, when I placed the Stratford Stage dinner plate on the charger.

The Stratford Stage cereal bowl (used as a salad bowl) was added to the setting, along with amber iced-tea glasses in Fostoria Jamestown and Oneida Easton stainless flatware.


Here is a shot down the table with the candles lit.


I just love the scene on this creamer, with its tudor house and an abbey tower in the background. I created a vignette for the sugar and creamer on the hutch.

I haven't been able to find the teapot in Stratford Stage, but I thought my brown betty teapot made a good substitute.


Happy Autumn Evenings!


Be sure to join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for a ton more tablescapes!

18 comments:

Martha said...

A very pretty table -- I love your brown transferware!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the brown and white plates. I am looking for a pattern in the brown and white. Your table setting is very nice for this fall season.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Don't those brown bettys make the best tea? I have just started becoming interested in transferware because it makes such pretty tables! Hope everyone enjoyed your dinner! Linda

Life with L said...

Brown and white is so classy. it makes for a perfect Fall table. Linda

Kathleen said...

Love how this set can be fancy or every night! Looks very cozy!

Anita said...

Oh I am loving the Fostoria amber glasses!! Again, I do love the brown transferware so much. I need some, but it's not in my budget, lol! Yours is beautiful and you have again set a gorgeous table! Thanks for stopping by:-)

Sweetladyelaine said...

Thank you for visiting me! I am glad to see that bloggers sit down and eat dinner all together. I think it is so important.
I love your chargers and plates. A very pretty table.
Good luck with homeschooling! It is a challenge.
Blessings....

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Celly, what a warm and welcoming fall table! Those gold linens set off your pretty transferware perfectly, and I love those chargers, too!

Dreamgoddess said...

Simply beautiful! I love your chargers and the transferware is so perfect for this time of year.

Marlis said...

I really love brown transferware. It does look splendid with the chargers. your table is beautiful.

Alycia Nichols said...

Still loving that brown transferware! Your china hutch is really pretty, too, if I may say so!

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful table. I didn't used to like brown transferware, but now I can't get enough of it. Yours is lovely. Great chargers.

- The Tablescaper

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now you're making us all jealous with that pretty brown transferware! Love it! Thanks for your sweet visit to my Halloween table.

Table Escapes said...

Oh, I do love Transferware!! And your chargers and your placemats!! And Autumn colors...thanks for sharing & thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful week. Sharon

Scribbler said...

Very pretty, and nicely put together. I can't believe the things some of you find at WalMart -- our store never seems to have this stuff. Or, maybe it sells out quickly.

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Sherry said...

I love these plates. I have always loved brown transferware. It looks as good casual as it did formal. Thanks for stopping by.

Entertaining Women said...

This is such a warm, lovely vignette. I can imagine sitting here for hours after dinner...having to make myself break away. Your Stratford transferware is gorgeous....I need to get to WM to see if I can still find those wonderful chargers. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Paige Thomas King said...

I love the transferware--it's my favorite! It's what we use for everyday dishes. I love the way it can easily work on an everyday table or for a formal setting.
You table looks very inviting.
Paige