pear inspired tablescape

So I’ve been thinking about a Thanksgiving tablescape for this year, and it got me thinking to all the entertaining my parents did when I was young, which got me thinking about their china, which II have inherited and seldom use…
 Yup, my brain bounces around quite a bit, and I’m quite sure I’m not alone here.  Right?  I’m sure many of you can relate.   I canNOT type fast enough sometimes to keep up with my thoughts and II sleep with a notebook on my nightstand because as soon as I lay still for a bit and my brain gets going I get all these ideas so I need to jot them down before they are gone.
So…anyway…I wanted to use my parent’s china as inspiration for this fall season.   I decided that pears would be my muse for the table and while I was pondering on a centerpiece in Trader Joe’s I spied 3 last bundles of different varieties of eucalyptus for 2.49 each.

I have never used eucalyptus in a tablescape before but always admire everyone else’s tables who uses it so I thought why not!  I did not have any better ideas.
I love using eucalyptus in my floral arrangements and the scent is always super fresh.   But let me tell you it was SO much fun to use in this tablescape.  it’s so easy AND so forgiving.  I know some of you are  probably thinking, a bit late to the party, and I wish I had done this sooner, but there’s no turning back for this gal.  lol.
For ambiance I included some of the coffee cups as votive holders.
 Plate stack includes my parents china and silver chargers on top of my pier 1 driftwood chargers.  I love the juxtaposition.
It’s interesting to see the scale of this china.  I don’t know if it’s particular to the pattern | style or the era or I’m not sure what but it is considerably smaller.
Looking at the table I’m thinking, now I need a bunch of pear recipes.  lol.
The water goblets are white milk glass I found last year.  They are reproductions but I love the color, which I use in so many different ways.
Here’s another tablescape I set earlier in the season using the same china & chargers:
early fall tablescape
Or another harvest inspired tablescape using apples:
green apple inspired fall tablescape
Hopefully this will help me with my Thanksgiving table but my thoughts have been turning to Christmas more & more…
… and a partridge in a pear tree !

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share your style @ 21 rosemary lane  

feathered nest friday @ french country cottage 

morning cup joe @ the cottage market  

create-bake-grow-gather @ shabby art boutique  

friday feature @ oh my heartsie girl 

funtastic friday @ olives-n-okra 

farmhouse friday @ the painted hinge 

bff open house @ answer is chocolate 

saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes  

scraptastic saturdays @ scrapality 

simple saturdays @ sunny simple life    

bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive   

sundays home @ love of home

dishing-it-digging-it @ rustic & refined  

diy-party @ diy show off  

nifty thrifty sunday @ nifty thrifty things 

amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home  

met monday @  between naps on the porch

the scoop @ stonegable  

make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house

celebrate your story @ the sweet sensations 

inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life 

tuesdays with twist @ stone cottage adventures 

reader tip tuesday @ jodie fitz  

talk of the town @ knick of time  

fall into fall @ diy by design

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  1. Jann Olson says:

    Mary Jo, the china is beautiful! I love the smell of Eucalyptus, but seldom have it in my home. I love using pears in fall tablescapes. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. Thnx Jann! This was loads of fun to put together but I need some good pear recipes. Lol. xo- mj

  3. Kathleen says:

    Which one to choose –Thanksgiving or Christmas??? The table is gorgeous, and I never heard of using eucalyptus in a tablescape so I’m very late to the party lol Great that you can use sentimental pieces. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm:)
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  4. Thanks kathleen! Now I don’t feel so bad. Lol. hope you’re enjoying this holiday season. xo- mj

  5. Corine Mapes says:

    Mary Jo, I love your tablescape. I love using fresh fruits for decor at Thanksgiving time. Now you have inspired out table this year.
    Following from Junk to Gems Blog

  6. Kim says:

    |Mary Jo – this is a beautiful tablescape – so pretty and soft. Love your centerpiece! I had a peek at the early fall tablescape too, and it was beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much Kim! I love this time of year and I love settting a pretty table so this is a win-win. Have a great day. XO- MaryJo

  7. Simply2Moms says:

    Beautiful tablescape!

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment & stopping by. It always makes me so happy! XO- MJ

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