Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Autumn Table

Hello blogging friends.
It's time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.
Since I put together my table for Autumn, I thought I'd set a tablescape that celebrates the season.
I've been collecting these dishes since my teens. My Gran had pieces that she had collected from boxes of laundry soap years ago.
They are from Jewel Homemakers Institute.
Over the years my collection has grown to include most of the serving pieces, a service for twelve, and even the custard cups.
We always use this set for Thanksgiving, and also when there is a houseful of company for Sunday dinner.    
My very first piece was a serving bowl I received from my mother many years ago. After that, Gran started giving me more of her pieces to add to my slowly growing collection of plates and cups that I would find at vintage shops and antique stores.
               I think this started my love for vintage items. I'm not sure what attracted me to these gems..but they have always been my favorite dishes .
I hope you visit Between Naps on the Porch to see LOTS of other tablescapes shared for Tablescape Thursday.
Have a wonderful evening.


  1. As a dealer I certainly understand the value dollar wise on your table, but when it comes from 3 generations, it makes it priceless.
    I loved using pieces in the mall to decorate for fall with, but they were few and fair between, only to be gobbled up by die hard collectors.
    I am majorly impressed with the amount of pieces you have been able to collect.
    Well done.
    Hugs- Tete

  2. Hey Debbie! I love the family connection to this pretty dinnerware! It looks great and perfect for fall-enjoy:@)

  3. Hello Sweet Debbie,
    I love how you have your table set. Your dishes are beautiful.
    I hope you are having a great day!
    Think of you often.

  4. My mother was just talking about "laundry soap" dishware at dinner tonight. I love your pattern. It is very much up my alley. I especially love that coffee pot!!

  5. Oh Debbie~ Those are beautiful! I have never seen that pattern before! It is wonderful, truly wonderful! I love that it came in laundry soap. I remember when some dishes came in soap and also in bags of something else-I want to say cornmeal?

    Your table is so pretty for Fall and must look wonderful for Thanksgiving dinner.

    I meant to ask you before- was your new header taken close to your place? It is the most beautiful serene scene. Hugs- Diana

  6. Oh, How Pretty! And absolutely special & charming that they came from your Grandmother's collecting.
    What a fun family tradition to use them on special occasions.
    I always visit, but don't always comment... but yours is always a special place to visit.

  7. Your Grandmother would be pleased as punch that you've kept the tradition going! Nicely done!

  8. What a great tablescape. These are perfect for this season! I love that you collected them from your grandmother...that makes it all the more charming!

  9. Beautiful china for a gorgeous fall tablescape!

  10. So special and beautiful dishes! A beautiful fall table!


  11. I love those dishes and they look great on your table!

  12. A very pretty set of dishes. Your Grandmother would be thrilled to know your are using them. We feel special because you are sharing them with us.

  13. What a gorgeous setting and sweet post! I love something that comes with meaning and those dishes are certainly so meaningful. Thanks for sharing! :)

  14. Simiply Beautiful!! Your table looks aewsome!!


  15. Love family treasures -- fun how so many of us have wonderful memories attached to our dishes. I can see how you would be charmed by this pretty pattern.

  16. Love the dishes and your table! Just beautiful!

  17. Truly a family treasure. Your table is splendid. hugs♥olive

  18. What perfect china for a fall table! It is even more special with the pieces given to you by your grandmother! Here's to heirlooms!

  19. I,too, love the Autumn Leaf pattern. I've been slowly collecting for many years too. My set started with the set of three mixing bowls from my Grandmother. I have some from an aunt that collected this pattern too. Love it!!! Thanks for posting it.

  20. What a pretty pattern -- and perfect for fall! Those little custard cups are darling! I know you've had fun adding to your grandmother's treasured pieces. It really sets a beautiful table!

  21. This table is so pretty. I love that pattern of china-it's got such great colors. You did a great job on the fall tablescape!

  22. you have one ginormous room just filled with tableware?????

    You set the most beautiful table, Deb. And I love the story and memories behind it..... :)

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  23. The table of sentiment...I just adore those pretty dishes, as I bet your family does too. Looks great!

  24. What wonderful memories these dishes bring mom was devoted to the Jewel Tea Co., the Tea man came by every sis and I have a few remaining pieces....and it is so good to see an entire table set with these great dishes....thanks for sharing....cleo

  25. Love your dishes. They are so pretty and the sentimental value is priceless.I remember when I first married, 100 years ago, they had dishes at the grocery store that you could buy one piece for each three dollar purchase.
    Have a good week-end, Annette

  26. Hi Debbie- I can remember my great aunt having this pattern- I particularly remember a big mixing bowl.... What memories your post just triggered for me! I really like your coffee pot. You certainly do have quite the collection. Wanted to say thanks for deciding to follow. Always nice to meet others with similar interests...
    ~ Sue