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  1. Lory…it’s exquisite my friend! I especially love the dough bowl centerpiece so artfully arranged. Thanks for organizing us again and thinking of you. xo

    1. Thanks so much, Janet! It’s kind of nice to start looking at the pretty again, so I’m about to make the rounds through the tour… 🙂

  2. Sharon Millsap says:

    Lory, finally someone got the placement of the flatware “right.” Since most folks are right handed it makes sense to have the utensils on that side.
    Your casual is my elegant – very, very gorgeous!

    1. Lol, thanks Sharon! You have no idea how much flak I get for doing that from some etiquette sticklers… 😉 But I figure, my table, my rules! Glad you like it!!

  3. Loved your tablescape today. Lovely and the dough bowl arrangement was so pretty. I also likthe charger plates. Jean

  4. I adore this table Lory. I’ve had my eye on those pumpkin plates for awhile and now I’m thinking I might have to get them! And they look amazing with the leopard – love it! The mix of the casual dough bowl and the very dressy gold is wonderful.

    Thanks for organizing and amazing tour and for letting me be a part! And happy fall to you my friend:)


  5. So beautiful Lory! I love how you mix traditional elements with not so traditional colors. The effect is magical! I’ve been praying for you! xo

  6. Your tables are always so inspiring, Lory, I especially love that beautiful gold stemware! Thank you for organizing this fabulous tour! xo

  7. C. Coquette says:

    Hi Lory,

    We must be a strange bunch as our family dresses up for this season. Even though it is just the 5 of us ( 7 if you count the dogs that watch the fun ) we find that taking care to dress up brings appreciate to ourselves as well as those that prepared the meal.

    When I was young child up to a teen, my family did most the traveling and the stress level was high. Perhaps even on both sides? Now as my husband and I have a family we like to keep it simple during any holiday season as no one comes to our house and we go into hermit mode. ;o)

  8. Lory what an exquisite table setting! I adore the doughbowl cneterpiece and am obsessed with the leopard plates! Thank you so much for including us in this beautiful series with such an amazing group, we really appreciate it!

    Kim & Lacey

  9. Such a beautiful tablescape, Lory. Thanks for organizing another wonderful tour!
    Hugs, Jamie

  10. What is the size of your dough bowl. I’ve been shopping since I saw yours. Beautiful

    1. Ah, just seeing this comment now. I actually think mine is a bit too large and have been thinking of looking for a smaller one. Mine is 38” long.

  11. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    I am decorating a house built in the early 1900’s for a tour of homes and just can’t decide how I want to go with the dining room table. The house is not fancy but very well preserved and I want the guests who tour to leave with a sence of feeling they have stepped back in time and would like to stay in that era. I love the dough bowl and the casual placement of the flowers. Your color palete is so soothing and luxurious and I like that it is not just golds and yellows!! Thanks for the inspiration….now I have to dig out my wooden cheese press for a container since I don’t have a large dough bowl!! XOXO