Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Late Walk

When I go through the mowing field,
The headless aftermath,

Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew,
Half closes the garden path.

And when I come to the garden ground,
The whir of sober birds

Up from the tangle of withered weeds
Is sadder than any words.

A tree beside the wall stands bare,
But a leaf that lingered brown,

Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought,
Comes softly rattling down.

I end not far from my going forth 
By picking the faded blue

Of the last remaining aster flower
To carry again to you.
~A Late Walk by Robert Frost

The china has architectural images from The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew (pronounced Que).  Kew is a 465 acre country estate in West Sussex, England, with ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and an Elizabethan Mansion.  China manufactured by  A portion of all the china sales goes to support Kew gardens.  A virtual visit is worth your time for the gardens are very beautiful. They also have a gift shop with more dishes.

Please visit these wonderful sites:
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday  at French Country Cottage
Seasonal Sundays  at The Tablescaper
Sunday Song  at 5 Minutes Just for Me

I am also taking the Thanksgiving challenge with Joni at Red Couch Recipes.  Every post I write until Thanksgiving I will end with something I am grateful for.  (Click link for more info.)
I am thankful for God's Love.  He has pulled up an eternal bench in the garden, and when I visit there it is the most perfect love.  This reminds me of the song In the Garden sang by Kentucky girl, Loretta Lynn.  


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful post and gorgeous tablescape!

Through My Red Door said...

Your setting goes so well with the poem. It makes me feel like I am right there at your table. Your dishes are fabulous! I like the way you matched the salad plate to the dinner plate, the structures flow right into themselves!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A fun post! Great poem and your table just takes me back in time-love the leaves, beautiful:@)

Pat said...

Gorgeous table and beautiful post, Sherry!

Debbie said...

The fact that I happen to be a big old Robert Frost fan made this post twice as nice! The table is lovely, especially those dishes from Kew Gardens. I love the fallen leaves spread over it.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love your cute dishes and those adorable check napkins! The black and white looks so snappy. And the poem is just so lovely. Enjoyed this very much. Thanks!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

The Tablescaper said...

How funny, we both did Robert Frost poems with our tablescapes this week. What an incredible set of dishes and with such special meaning.

- The Tablescaper

food for thought said...

fun dishes~

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the Kew gardens plates -- they are spectacular. Love the poem too. Joni

Jacqueline said...

Thank you for your piece of gratitude today. I love that image of an eternal bench and there I can find peace.

What a fun table. I love architectural items and these are fantastic.

Johanna said...

Hi Sherry,
Today I have no tablescape, because my first blog party "International Christmas Cookies" kept me busy. Wouldn't you like to participate with an special cookie recipe? The link is open until Nov. 6.
Your table is very nice. I love the surface of the plain table with the beautiful colored fall leaves. It is truly a brightful decoration! And I love the Kew Garden plates and the pewter candleholders are perfect. Thank you for showing this nice table.
Greetings, Johanna

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty this is -- like a beautiful autumn stroll down a country path. I love pewter and your candlesticks are so pretty.

Deb S. said...

This is SO BEAUTIFUL! I love the whole feeling of the table. Thanks for sharing it!

Kathy said...

Love the poem! Love the plates - the fallen leaves strewn add the perfect color!

Marlis said...

I love your dishes!!! Totally amazing table.

KateB said...

love the use of the leaves...and I too love that song but my version is Elvis' :)

ps-I may try your butternut bisque recipe !!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sherry, Beautiful table setting and poem. And I am delighted you have joined the Give Thanks party. It will be a special day. xo

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a lovely tribute to fall! I love the leaves scattered on the bare table -- and the black and white dishes and gingham are charming together.

Heaven's Walk - said...

What a sweet post today, Sherry. It left me calm and peaceful. Thank you! :)

xoxo laurie

Entertaining Women said...

My daddy was an architecht, and I have always had a soft spot for architectural drawings. The Creative-Tops china is delightful. Thank you for sharing your charming design and a moment with Robert Frost. Cherry Kay

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That is a beautiful post, Sherry. And, your tablescape is beautiful too... plus some very nice photography!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful table and I love the idea to be thankful every day.

Thank you for sharing.

High Street Cottage said...

Beautiful table and beautiful post, tami from the high street cottage

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Your tablescape is very rich and inviting. The leaves against the pattern on the dishes is just the right touch.

Much to be thankful for...

Take care!

Alycia Nichols said...

BEE-YOO-tiful dishes!!!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

I was drawn in by your table scape as soon as it appeared on my screen. I love the simplicity of the uncovered table and the seemingly random leaf placement in contrast to the almost busy and graphic pattern of the china. It gives a lean but homey feel to the setting. Great job!
I joined as a follower and will look forward to all creative endeavors.

spindlecottage said...

I love this/ very inviting and homey!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi There~ I love your architectural dishes! They are so beautiful and really make a lovely statement on your table! Everything looks very inviting- love the leaves scattered around too! Thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Barbara said...

Oh, what a delight this post was, Sherry! My father's favorite poet was Robert Frost. I have always loved reading his poetry and remembering that about my father. I love your beautiful china. It is so unique. The touches of pewter and autumn leaves looks just perfect with it.

A Perfect Setting said...

I just love the dishes, and your setting is beautiful. I have always loved 'In the Garden', takes me back to my childhood!! Thanks!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

This tablescape is just lovely! The "au naturale" look really works with the dishes.

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by from Italy via Sunday Song, having a listen to the great and varied selections. A new song and artist for me to listen to,thankyou.


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