Thursday, September 10, 2009

{Intimate Autumn Dinner for Two}

The days are gradually turning cooler here in the Carolinas.
Fall is in the air and I am loving it!
To celebrate my most beloved season, a simple intimate dinner for two awaits....








Centerpiece...
Large Glass Pedestal Piece ~ Yard Sale (Bargain of $5)
Ceramic Pumpkins & Potpourri Filler ~ Dollar Tree
Acorn "vine" ~ Big Lots (Several Years Ago)

Place Setting...
Dinner & Salad Plate and Bowl ~ Tranquil Glen by Noritake (Everyday Wedding China)
Flatware ~ Forks & Spoon ~ Gorham (Passed down from FIL)
Knife ~ Wallace (Christmas Gift from Parents)
Green Goblets ~ Thrift Store Find
Monogrammed Napkins Butterfly Napkin Rings ~ eBay

Etc...
Sugar and Creamer ~ Vintage Candlewick Glass (Gift from MIL)
Tall Candlesticks ~ Tiffany & Co.
Green Tablecloth ~ Big Lots
Burlap remnant ~ Walmart
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For Dessert,
I don't have a picture, but would like to share a recipe that I tried over the summer for one of our gatherings. Everyone loved it, and would be perfect for the dinner above.
It is very simple and very quick, ...and very tasty!


Apple Cobbler
2 cans apple pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
2 cups pecans, chopped
1 stick butter, sliced thinly

Grease a baking dish and pour 2 cans of apple pie filling in it. Top with yellow cake mix and nuts. Thinly slice butter and lay on top. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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For more beautiful Tablescapes, please visit Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch.
And for more delicious recipes, visit Gollum tomorrow, for Foodie Friday.

~Enjoy!

36 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Rhonda...girl this is a beautiful Fall table...Love your centerpiece...don't you just love the Dollar Tree?? dishes are awesome my friend...Hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

ceekay said...

Rhonda...your tablescape is so pretty...the colors are so rich and autumnal! Missed you!

Stacey said...

Hi Rhonda. It's so nice to have you back. :) Your table is stunning.

Kitty Valerie said...

Your tablescape is just so beautiful. I takes my breath away!
Great job.
Happy Tablescape Thursday,
Val

onlymehere said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I could feel fall in the air just looking at your table. I need to get all my fall stuff out now, especially one really cute pumpkin tassel - wink :)

Liz said...

I love candlewick! I really need to do a post on it. This is a lovely table!

~Liz

Shelia said...

Hi Rhonda! Your tablescape is beautiful. I love those dishes! Everything is so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh your tablescape is a true work of art. I love all the crystal and your plates have me screaming, "I need some of those." The crisp fall air is welcome in our part of the country as well. I love the fall and all the beautiful colors. I hope this finds you having a super day..hugs ~lynne~

once in a blue moon... said...

classic beauty!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's all beautiful, Rhonda! I especially love that gorgeous china!

bj said...

Hi, Scooter...I was so glad to see you come by today...
Your table is just stunning. I love love your dishs and those are precious napkin rings.
The dessert sounds devine..I love ANYthing with apples...
xo bj

Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Miz Rhonda,
Your plates are gorgeous! I love the pheasants, they are so fall and absolutely perfect with your tablescape. Beautiful job!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very pretty, Rhonda!

XO,

Sheila (checking in from my break to see if you're back, and you are!) :-)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Rhonda...What a wonderful tablescape...so puts me in the mood for fall! I LOVE your beautiful china...what a wonderful pattern! I love anything with pheasants! :-) The colors are so rich and so perfect for this time of year...really any time. I love how you've mixed in so many different textures...makes me want to reach through the screen and touch the different parts of this wonderful tablescape! It all looks perfect in your beautiful dining room! Happy TT! Susan

Sharlotte said...

Love the colors of your tablesetting, your furniture and room. Everything is just lovely! Your dishes and other pieces are the perfect companions. Thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

Rhonda, you're back. Yeah! I've missed you.

And, your table looks gorgeous. Great job!

Deanna said...

HI there!
Your Tablescape Thursday presentation is beautiful!
I really enjoy seeing all the neat ideas. So glad I stopped by.
Gonna have to try that dessert...sounds great.
Blessings to you,
d from homehaven

Meal Planning with Connie said...

Beautiful!! What a gift you have!

Thanks for sharing!

Many blessings!

Darlene said...

What a GORGEOUS table setting!! You did a great job. I LOVE that dessert...you can't mess it up!!!

Heather said...

You always set the most beautiful table!! I am so glad you put the info in- I was dying to know where the candlesticks came from. Then I think I remembered that from a post awhile back. The dishes are beautiful! I may have to look those up on ebay!!
Heather:)

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Simply elegant. Love the soft colors. Beautiful job ...oh and beautiful plates too!

Poppedijne said...

What a gourgous tablescape!! The food must have tasted a 100 times better served on this beautiful table.

SmilingSally said...

The table setting is delightful with so much to look at. I copied the recipe, and it's your fault I'm fat. (I had to blame someone!)

Mary said...

What a beautiful and welcoming table. I love the recipe you've given us for a cobbler. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

honeysuckle said...

Your table is beautiful. I love the napkins and cute butterfly napkin rings. I make a lot of apple crisp but have never used cake mix. I always use pecans just as you do. Let's hope there is lots of fall weather for our favorite apple recipes. Thanks for sharing this one. Have a wonderful weekend! Come visit me and my Julia Child dinner post.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

After taking the whole summer off from blogging...I'm ready for the seasons change. This beautiful fall tablescape puts me in the mood for the autumnal colors. Along with apple cobble with a large dollop of ice cream of course.

I hope you can stop by for a visit...I'd enjoy the company.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Sarah said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely table! Beautiful fall mood and apple cobbler w/ ice cream! What could be better?
Sarah

Megan said...

What a beautiful table. It inspires me. :)

Denise said...

This is so pretty, so many beautiful things on the table, love the napkin rings, and the ceramic pumpkins, and the green glasses... I'm just lovin in all :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

HEY...You are BACK...I sure Missed YOU!!!
Love your tablescape! Just lovely!!
If you add the "'follower" gadget..I would have known that you were back to blogging as your new post would be on my dashboard.
Can't wait to see what you have been doing.
Happy weekend!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Pearl said...

As always, another beautiful post from your neck of the woods... your home is always so warm and welcoming and I truly love seeing your treasures and the wonderful ways you enjoy them!

I'm just now slowly getting back into my blogging routine, too ... from the looks of things, I believe that alot of folks took some blogging breaks this Summer, whether intended or not ... anyway, I'm hopeful that I'll be able to "keep up" and get back to enjoying everyone's posts and photos ...

I've missed you alot and have had you on my mind ... you've always remained in my heart 'n prayers ♥ ... it's my hope that you're doing well, and I'm looking forward to catching up more!
~hugs~
Pearl

carolinajewel said...

Gorgeous fall table and I Love that china pattern!!!! :D Jewel

Jeannette said...

Hi Rhonda! What a beautiful and cozy table! Love the feel of this, very english country!!! I must try that recipe too; sounds really easy! Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoy the upcoming week! I'll stop by again Friday!lol I do not want to go back to work tomorrow! Really is cramping my bloggin!lol Take care - Sincerely, Jeannette

House and Homes....etc. said...

Hi Rhonda....

How are you? It's nice to see you back at blogging. I really enjoy it and when I don't do it I miss it. Hope you and your family are doing well.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Melissa Miller said...

All is stunning and gorgeous! :)

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty 'scape! Those pheasant dishes are perfect for fall! Love your green stemware too.

DD