Pears and a Quilt

PhotobucketWelcome to our back yard. This tablescape is an ode to the fading season of Summer. School resumed this week, and like it or not, we must move to the onset of our next beautiful season in Nova Scotia. So let’s celebrate Summer’s last hurrah! Standing at the edge of our pool deck and looking down, you see a group of wild rose bushes. I chose to nestle our table right in there. Only a couple persistent blooms remained, as their season is also ending. However, they will continue to show their beauty this fall, with their beautiful big red rose hips.


The tablecloth is a single quilt from the Christmas Tree Shop. You couldn’t buy a tablecloth as cheaply as I bought this quilt. I love these versatile place mats that I purchased at the Dollar Store. I am gradually collecting several different colors. White dishes allow our focus to remain on the quilt and the pears.





I had fun putting this table together with my “photographer daughter”. Some type of folded napkin was the direction I wanted to go. This would allow a pop of color with the pear on top. PD found a tutorial HERE for this pretty flower. A great continuation of the large flowers on the quilt.



We decided to use the leaves from the Anna Belle Hydrangea centerpiece, as coasters for our stemware.


The quilt is reversible, and just as cute on the back, as the front. This little old table has such a story to tell. I found it in the basement of my grandmothers house several years ago. If only it could talk to us.


Did you know…that pears are members of the rose family?Thank you for stopping by our back yard today. We love it when you visit.

Beautiful photos are courtesy of Nicole Payzant Photography.


We hope you will come and visit each Friday
in September for a new apple recipe!!


September 6, 2011 - 11:39 pm

~Lavender Dreamer~ - I love pears! And the quilt is just perfect used on your table outside! How gorgeous with the green grass and shrubs! Looks like a photo from a magazine! NICE! Happy Fall! ♥

September 7, 2011 - 12:05 am

Barbara F. - I love pears, that quilt, your dishes, the buttons and votive in the vintage jar, and your daughter is very talented. xo,

September 7, 2011 - 1:05 am

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) - Stunning shot! Love your romantic outdoor setting. Love your quilt, dishes and pears. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

September 7, 2011 - 2:30 am

Designs By Pinky - I ahve recently see several people use quilts as tablecloths and I LOVE this look. I will have to check them out at CTS next time I am there! Beautiful table and love the fact that it was your Grandmother’s! XO, Pinky

September 7, 2011 - 2:52 am

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) - Your pictures are gorgeous and the setting is lovely. That quilt is wonderful and the pears, dishes and all of your accessories are fabulous. I never would have thought to use button on the bottom of the jar for the tea light. How fun is that. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

September 7, 2011 - 5:48 pm

Step inside my home - What a gorgeous tablescape! I love the green, blue and white combination. The photos are lovely. The napkin is very pretty and unique. Fondly, Susie

September 8, 2011 - 12:51 am

Marlis - Oh gosh love that quilt and the colors in it!!! the pears are perfect on the folded white napkin on top of those gorgeous dishes.. That table has enough charm to be naked you know!!! lovely ode to the last days of summer.

September 8, 2011 - 12:59 am

Debbie - That tablescape is so pretty! I have several favorite elements, but I think that stemware is my favorite part.

September 8, 2011 - 1:17 am

Martha - A very pretty table and I love your colors — how the quilt picks up the colors of the pears!

September 8, 2011 - 1:35 am

Mary - Oh I love all of this…your setting, the quilt, the pears & the leaves as coasters! Love your sweet button jars for votive holders too :-)

September 8, 2011 - 1:54 am

Kerry Rossow - Holy Gorgeous Photos, Batgirls! These are so beautiful and they support my dream that it is STILL summer, it is STILL summer…
I have 4 sisters and I love finding other awesome sister combos!
Kerry at

September 8, 2011 - 2:24 am

Jo's This and That - Love the shots. The colors and pears are beautiful.Thanks

September 8, 2011 - 4:15 am

Debbie @ - Great photos. the quilt is perfect for these outdoor shots. Love the color combinations…and I agree with you. White plates are wonderful…just change around placemats, centerpieces…etc…you can have endless gorgeous table settings.
Really enjoying your blog!

September 8, 2011 - 4:18 am

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement - Your yard is gorgeous! I love how pretty everything on your table is. What an amazing setting!

Have a great day!

September 8, 2011 - 1:43 pm

abeachcottage - Great tablescape, lovely colours :) Thanks so much for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

September 8, 2011 - 2:35 pm

Bella Vista Cottage - Hi Tanya, what a lovely setting and tablescape. It is just gorgeous! So serene and inviting and such beautiful colors!

What a stunning setting and the pictures are just BEAUTIFUL.

Hugs, Barb

September 8, 2011 - 3:57 pm

Alycia Nichols - I did NOT know that pears are part of the rose family. Hmmmm…good to know! I love it when I am able to learn something new on Tablescape Thursday posts! :-) This is a beautiful presentation. I LOVE the quilt! It is SO pretty. The colors, the design, the gently scalloped edges…I love it! I also love the buttons in the votives! What a neat idea!!!

September 8, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Sweetladyelaine - A very pretty table! I love the quilt…I miss the Christmas Tree Store in Buffalo, NY. I spent lots of time there with a dear friend who died suddenly in April. The colors are very relaxing. I did not know that pears are part of the rose family.Thank you for sharing.
Blessings My Friend,

September 8, 2011 - 8:12 pm

once in a blue moon - Your daughter takes fabulous pics, of course the pretty setting inspires~

September 8, 2011 - 9:56 pm

The Decorative Dreamer - Very pretty! I love the quilt and the napkin the way you have it folded. Lovely setting!

September 8, 2011 - 10:49 pm

Happy Cottage Quilter - I LOVE your tablescape. Beautifully done. I always love white dishes as they are the best backdrop for color.

Jocelyn @

September 9, 2011 - 12:03 am

The Tablescaper - Great scape! Love the crispness!

– the tablescaper

September 9, 2011 - 2:30 am

Honey at 2805 - Your tablescape is so beautifully done and with terrific colors! Your photography is gorgeous!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation made a more successful party. I appreciate you!

September 9, 2011 - 2:52 am

Kathryn Griffin - How beautiful! The quilt is simply divine and the photography is excellent! Found you via At the Picket Fence. Toodles, Kathryn

September 9, 2011 - 2:54 am

Marigene - Love your blue and green table, my favorite color combo! Beautiful quilt.

September 9, 2011 - 2:57 am

Coley - What a gorgeous table setting. That tablecloth is amazing! Great photos too :)

Coley @

September 9, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Lindsay - This is so pretty. Hard to want to eat at it, since it’s just so perfect! I love how you added the pear to the center of the plate. Gorgeous, all of it. Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share!

September 9, 2011 - 7:34 pm

At The Picket Fence - Gorgeous tablescape and incredible photography capturing all of the lovely details! I’d say you make a good team. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!

September 9, 2011 - 9:01 pm

Swede - Pulling out the green of the cute quilt with the pears was perfect. Love those white metal chairs, too.

September 10, 2011 - 12:55 am

Ellen - How pretty to have a dressed table amoungst nature. Very pretty.

September 11, 2011 - 1:57 am

Entertaining Women - I predict that quilt is going to have the starring road in many a tablescape…both sides…the Patty Duke Show of tablecloths. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

September 11, 2011 - 4:56 am

Natasha in Oz - This is such a pretty post and the photos are stunning! I love the colours you have incorporated and I wish I could have been there to share a summery afternoon with you!

Best wishes,

September 11, 2011 - 4:28 pm

Rettabug - This is just BEAUTIFUL! I adore the old table beneath that gorgeous quilt & I’m thrilled that you haven’t painted it white, like everyone seems to be doing these days.

How is it that you have a CTS in Nova Scotia & I can’t find one within 300 miles of my home in Ohio??? I’m sooooo jealous!

I have the same bee glasses as you & it was a brilliant idea to use the leaves from the Anna Belle Hydrangea centerpiece, as coasters for your stemware. I hope I can remember to do this someday.

Lovely post, from beginning to end.
Thank you for sharing it with us.


September 11, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Rettabug - forgot to say I’m visiting from The Tablescaper.
I also can’t find a place to “follow” you or I would be your newest one. ???

September 11, 2011 - 9:35 pm

FABBY'S LIVING - I love your pictures and such wonderful setting for this beautiful tablescape with the pears, pretty layers of plates and the quilted tabletopper is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. FABBY

September 12, 2011 - 10:46 am

lulumusing - Your table looks just right in it’s setting and is a nice transition between summer and the coming fall.

September 12, 2011 - 12:47 pm

Anonymous - Love your post! Very inviting – and I love those glasses! Where are they from? Very cute on the leaf. Gotta have them!
Terry in Milwaukee

September 13, 2011 - 3:38 pm

Chef in Training - I love this post! The display is so pretty! Love it!

I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

September 15, 2011 - 3:44 pm

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage - LOVE this! It’s so charming and pretty!!!Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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