Thursday, October 3, 2019

First Tablescape of the Fall

I have decided that if I decorate for fall, it will come. . .

So disregarding the weather outside (95 degrees!!!), I've set my first table for fall. Since it's the first, I'm going to ease into the season with soft colors. I started with a tablecloth with a cream background and florals in goldenrod, pale orange and a color that registers somewhere between green and gray.

For the centerpiece I chose faux flowers in similar colors.

I added hand-crafted salt cellars that I first told you about here and also used here.

The dinner plates are a dark orange, ones that I frequently use in the fall. Then I layered vintage salad plates that have a delicate scroll on the verge and a calligraphic fleur-de-lis in the center.

This is the other half of the salt cellar pair.

In among the flowers are pumpkins in various colors. They bring a different texture to the arrangement and help support the flowers in the container.

The napkins are doubled with an inner napkin that is the same orange yellow found in the floral tablecloth and napkins. These were found three years later in a different store from a different manufacturer. To have them in the exact matching shade is a sign they were meant to be together!

From above you can see that the container has a long rectangular shape.

The container was found in an antique mall. I think it's tin, with embossed designs all around. I love the organic feel of the designs. You can't quite see it in the photos, but the scallop edge is taller in the center.

Clear wine and water glasses allow the other elements to be the focus.

Dark wood napkin rings bring a fall earthiness.

In the background sit the birds from Tropical Birds and Cookies. I need to find them a home until next summer when they'll return to the deck!

Table Resources
Dinner plates | Pier 1 'Spice Route'
Salad plates | Noritake 'Esteem'
Wine glasses | Waterford Marquis
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'
Solid napkins | Pier 1

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Early Fall Vignettes

I've been inspired by all the fall decor I've seen in the stores and on blogs this week. I decided it was about time to add some fall items to my house, even though we're still sweltering in 90 degree heat (and drought conditions, but that's a different story).

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Elegance in Blue and White

This September we are celebrating our 27th anniversary. Not a milestone number on its own, but I particularly liked the traditional gift to be given for it -- music! So while I show you the table I set, feel free to play your favorite romantic songs!

I started with a beautiful Irish damask linen tablecloth and napkins with a chrysanthemum pattern.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Collectible Glass Show Part 2

Attending glass shows is a wonderful way to experience the huge variety of designs and patterns! There are so many more than the few examples you may find in antique stores or vintage booths. You may discover glass that captures your imagination or makes your heart sing. Come with me and enjoy Part 2 of this year's show!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tropical Birds and Cookies

I really enjoy setting tables. It lets me bring a fleeting bit of beauty or joy, sometimes of whimsy or laughter to family and friends.

For this table I started with cheerful placemats and napkins I found last summer at $1.50 each. How could I have passed that up?!