Monday, September 7, 2020

Celebrating a Fruitful Fall with St. Clement Faience Tablescape

Welcome to my blog! Today's feature is a tablescape I've created for Fall. I love tablescaping, vintage goods, and Fall (second only to Spring). Fall is for layering, right? That's what this tablescape styling is all about.

Two vintage salad plates found in 2018 and written about here were the springboard for my table. They are St. Clement (France) majolica from the early 1900s. I love the fruit motifs (even when time-faded), and knew they'd make a great fall table. I eventually found several more.
Textiles are always a fundamental element in my table styling as well. One of my Panoply sisters gifted me a set of placemats last Christmas which are upcycled from eastern Indian saris. The table runner I'm using was purchased from an artisan co-op while on a 2015 fall road trip in WV.
The rest of my table came together easily with mostly vintage finds. A MacKenzie-Childs fluted cake pedestal was purchased directly from a gal who was divesting her collection in late Spring. Unfortunately, it arrived broken, but I was able to repair it. While not food safe for direct contact, its color scheme and pattern play well with the Fall theme.
My plate stack starts with wood chargers bought from an Etsy dealer in 2016, cut from fallen locust trees. My Pfaltzgraff everyday dinnerware is my go-to for setting tables. Finally, the St. Clement majolica salad plates carry my theme through with (clockwise, below) pears, grapes, apples and plums.
The glassware used on this table is from one of my 2020 Panoply vintage finds, included as part of this post, here. These glasses are hefty in weight and so 1970s in their olive green color. I love how they look next to the wood chargers and majolica. 
The napkin rings, fashioned from leather belts, were also an Etsy purchase (2017). The place cards are collected brass horse fobs, most of which are Made in England. I simply strung a manila card with vintage plum and brown silk seam binding (the source of which I cannot remember!) and attached to each fob. The flatware has a grape cluster on each handle.
A pair of ceramic quail, wicker-covered wine casks, and two votive candles were added to the table for additional hints of Fall.
With the use of much color, pattern and texture on my table, I didn't used a tablecloth this time. Arranging flowers on the table, I ultimately opted for my completed look sans flowers.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate for putting together the group of stylists who  joined in this fall themed blog party. 
I encourage you to take some time to visit the blogs conveniently listed below for plenty of fall table inspiration! 

Each person behind the blogs listed has her own style and shares all the details in her post. My source list is provided below. My love of vintage is the bailiwick of my blog content and my personal home style. I love mixing old and new, fusing my own style. I hope you enjoy it too. If I've inspired you, even the least little bit, to get out and shop vintage to put together your own, unique style, then I am a happy girl. 

Celebrating a Fruitful Fall with St. Clement Faience Source List

  • Quilted spiral table runner - Pocahontas County (WV) Artisans Gallery (2015)
  • Upcycled sari Kantha placemats - Viva Terra (gift)
  • Wood chargers, napkin rings, - Etsy dealers (2016, 2017 respectively)
  • Dinner plates  - Pfaltzgraff Filigree
  • Salad plates  - St. Clement majolica faience - eBay, antique shops
  • Glassware (Tiffin Madeira Franciscan), flatware (Oneida Bordeaux 1945), brass fobs, silk seam binding, wicker wine casks, ceramic quail - vintage finds
  • Napkins - Pier 1
  • Cake pedestal (Keukenhof) centerpiece, votive candles - MacKenzie-Childs

Thanks for your visit today, and I welcome your comments. I try to answer each one individually, but will leave one here on the blog if I can't readily identify you by email  - you know, that noreply-comment@blogger roadblock. Yea, I know, I'm told I'm one also. That's why I always sign (to hopefully be identifiable) as.....

Rita C. at Panoply

33 comments:

  1. Rita, I've always admired your love and knowledge of vintage on your blog. You do so well mixing old and new! The MacKenzie-Childs Keukenhof fluted cake pedestal is stunning (I have the bowls). How unfortunate it arrived broken, but looks like you were able to repair it for display purposes. Welcome Fall!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Rita, Your vintage finds show your personality and style beautifully. I love the brass horse fobs as place cards! So unique. So glad you were able to repair the lovely MKC cake plate. The antique french majolica salad plates are so lovely. Your table is full of unique items.
    Loved your post. Very creative and you did a great job without flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Rita, I always look forward to seeing how you work your magic with your mix of vintage and new table elements. That table runner and placemats are stunning paired with your majolica, and that cluster of grapes, swoon! Such rich colors and textures . . .who needs flowers?! I bet you were heartsick when your MKC pedestal arrived broken, so glad you were able to repair it. So happy to be hopping with you today and have a virtual seat at your table. ♥

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a gorgeous table, Rita! I love the beautiful dishes and that lovely quilted runner. Your creative use of colors and textures really sets the vibe for ushering in the new season! Pinned!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Rita, you always have the most unusual pieces and have such a flair at styling all of these eclectic treasures!! This is such a lovely table full of jewel tone color. It is always such a pleasure to see what you come up with and all your vintage finds. I hope you have a wonderful start to this fall season!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Rita, the quilted spiral table runner is a showstopper! You know I love color, and your table is a curated colorful delight. I have majolica envy over those fruit salad plates, they are stunning. I agree with Mary, who needs flowers when your table is beautiful without them. I used to have the gold Franciscan glassware, oh how I wish I still had it. I know you were happy that your could repair the the MC pedestal. It is always fun to see how you bring a table to life!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lovely table, Rita. Full of color, which (hopefully) we will be seeing soon in our state. The majolica plates were a find and are beautiful.
    Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What an elegant table, Rita. I love beyond words that fascinating table runner. The shape is fabulous. And your dishes/placemats, everything look perfect with it. It's one of those tables that is sophisticated, yet warm and inviting. Lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful fall tablescape, Rita. The colors are rich and the different textures are wonderful. That table runner is so unique! Happy Fall!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow, Rita, what a rich and luxurious table you have set. There is so much to your table, I don't know where to begin. What a treasure those placemats that have come from half a world away are. The table runner is amazing, and...just everything! YAY! Thanks for joining us and happy fall!

    ReplyDelete
  11. The cake pedestal is gorgeous. You have so many beautiful vintage pieces and know so much about them. Love those sweet vintage fruit plates. Looks great. Happy New Week. Hope your labor day was great. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  12. hi Rita, I couldn't take my eyes off that quilted spiral table runner, I've never seen anything like that, wow! You definitely do not need flowers on this table, all the elements shine and come together in a powerful mix of color and texture! I'm so glad you were able to mend your MKC cake stand, it looks great.
    The plates are so pretty too, I love them on the wood slice chargers. Here we are in September already and welcoming Fall!
    Jenna

    ReplyDelete
  13. Rita, what a fun table!! I adore the runner and all the color. Let's see, I'll now be on the lookout for fruit plates, colorful runners and small demi-johns to serve oil and vinegar! LOVE it all!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Rita, the quilted spiral table runner is a show stopper. Love the vintage plates! You have a knack with mixing old with new. Lots of texture with mixing patterns. The wood slice chargers are great! A fall table to enjoy. Always a pleasure to see your artistic creations. Happy September.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow Rita, I am so in love with this table! The textiles are fabulous and add so much texture and color to this scape. I am so happy you were able to get your cake plate repaired. It looks great with all the colors and patterns here. I love St. Clement's and have several plates I brought back from France after we toured one of the factories. Glad you found more for your collection. A beautiful table to welcome fall..........Hugs.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I live your nod to Fall table, Rita! The vintage fruit motif plates are perfect, and those wicker covered bottles are so pretty. My favorite part, however, is that quilted runner...it is stunning! Happy September!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What great colors Rita - they look fabulous in your beautiful tablescape! And I love that Majolica! Nice save on the MC stand too! :) It's all lovely - thanks so much for sharing it!

    ReplyDelete
  18. That spiral table runner makes such a statement. I have never seen anything like it. I like that all of the plates are unique. Glad you decided to be in the hop.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Rita,
    Such a beautiful Fall tablescape! The burgandys, golds and greens you used are perfect. As always you don't disappoint.
    Kathleen

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh, Rita- that tablescape is really something! It's moody and complex - really done well. I do love you used things you already had, too - way to go.

    Hugs.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Rita, your Fall tablescape is indeed a vision splendid. Why, if one was to sit at your table one's eyes would be delighted with each and every beautiful piece. Those plates are treasures, aren't they; and that runner....so different in design and gorgeously fashioned. Such a beautifully layered table you have imagined. 'Tis always a joyous occasion to gaze upon your tablescapes.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Rita, I am crushing on your plate stack! I am all about layering and you have done it to perfection here. All the way down to the quilted placemats. That table runner was a real find. It is so visually interesting in shape and colors! A cozy fall table indeed!

    ReplyDelete
  23. such gorgeous fall colors Rita. I love seeing that beautiful magenta mixed with the golds and greens. The fruit plates on top are so vintage-y harvest! Loving those fabulous Majolica pieces. Hope things are going well and that you're having a great beginning of September!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautiful table Rita! I love the mixture of fall colors you used along with the gorgeous plates and vintage items. What an eye catching table runner too! Fabulous!
    Shelley

    ReplyDelete
  25. Rita....truly a unique and beautiful tablescape. I can see how you weaved your artistic gift into this table that is exotic as it is beautifully rich in color and one of a kind pieces. I immediately fell in love with your WV table runner. It truly sets the whole table in motion. The Indian sari placemats are a wonderful piece which I can truly appreciate since I worked with many Indian students for over 17 years at our university. I have never seen a sari I didn't fall in love with. They were always feminine and dazzling. The colors in your tablescape are so deep and vibrant and really show off your lovely majolica fruit plates. The MacKenzie Child's cake stand works perfectly in this splendid tablescape. Rita, it is always a pleasure to see your work and see you in the blog hop. All the best.....

    ReplyDelete
  26. Gorgeous tablescape, and the Keukenhoof cake plate is so pretty on the table runner! ANd I really do love the sari placemats. The patterns and colors are fantastic! I hope you're having a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Rita, you always have the most wonderful vintage items. I’m swooning over those gorgeous Majolica plates...what a treasure! The rich color combination you chose for your table is both beautiful and cozy...perfect for autumn. It is always so much fun blog hopping with you! Take care!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Such a delightful table Rita. I'm loving the leather napkin rings and those amazing sari placemats :) Happy almost fall!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Rita,

    I'm so happy I stopped over because I have the same dishes My grandmother bought them for my mom while antiquing.

    I took them home after my mom passed. I enjoy displaying them during summer months. I gave tge exact ones you have, sma world.

    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  30. Rita, Thanks for sharing your beautiful fall tablescape at Vintage Charm!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Rita, your table is an explosion of gorgeous fall colors. You didn’t even need flowers. You combine different vintage elements so well together, like the fruit plates and the quail. Lovely table.

    ReplyDelete
  32. This beautiful table is a perfect blend of yin/yang and it all works well together. The playful colors and textures are a real treat. My granddaughter was given several Indian saris and scarves and I hope she still has them because I'd love to use them on one of my tables. Everything here is a perfect blend of your impeccable style.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Gorgeous. gorgeous table Rita. Beautiful collections brought together to create a most wonderful Fall tablescape! Happy Fall Rita!

    ReplyDelete