Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Casual Fall Setting in the Breakfast Room

Well, the calendar says mid-October, but it still feels like late summer here in north Georgia! Temperatures during the day still hover in the 80s, but the evenings have been cooler.  So I decided that it's time to begin acknowledging the calendar by designing the table in the breakfast room for fall.

The day was overcast -- disappointing for the photos.


The breakfast room is between the kitchen and the family room and is where we eat most of our meals. The table can seat six, but we usually have it set for four, for when it's just me, G (the Husband), Daughter J, and a good friend.


I've set the table for a casual meal, using things that can transition from breakfast to dinner. Sometimes I use a tablecloth, but today I've used only dark rattan chargers, trellis patterned dinner plates and salad plates that will soon reflect the changing colors of the leaves through the windows. The contemporary salad plates contrast with the traditional dinner plates, yet both relate to the outdoors.


We've had the breakfast table for a number of years. I've always loved the mosaic design, and the muted colors share the autumn spectrum.


One way to celebrate fall is to bring out my bobwhite salt and pepper shakers with coordinating underplate. I think the level of detail is gorgeous.


This lovely small pitcher is for serving syrups or other sauces. Made in England, we found it at a local antique store.


Taken the next morning

The water pitcher was also made in England, and purchased at the same time as the syrup pitcher. The ribs on the pitcher echo those on the small pumpkin in the background.



And speaking of pumpkins, I placed four of different sizes, colors and patterns on one of the rattan chargers to create a simple centerpiece that will carry us through to the holidays.


This photo shows one of the place settings in more detail.  The olive napkin plays off the green in the dinner plate, but darkens the hue. The flatware is my everyday set, that I started collecting after college. The salad plate is one of four patterns which incorporate watercolor paintings of autumn leaves. The dark rattan of the charger grounds the setting in the fall season.



I like the textures of the charger and napkin against the mosaic table.


 Our everyday glassware, which continues the nature theme (although from a different climate zone!)


I think we'll be enjoying this table for casual meals throughout the fall. Thanks for coming to Dinner at Eight!


Resources:
Dinner plate | Villeroy & Boch "French Garden"
Salad plate | Crate&Barrel Salt and pepper set | Fitz and Floyd "Autumn Bounty"
Flatware | Oneida "Juilliard"
Iced tea goblet | Godinger "Palm"



21 comments:

  1. Overcast or not, your table is warm and welcoming. Oh so pretty.

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  3. Hi Sandra! Your table is so warm and inviting. It is perfect for Fall! Everything looks absolutely beautiful. You have thought of every detail! I love all of your beautiful silver pieces...how pretty! Congratulations of you new blog! I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed day!!!

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    1. Thank you, Shannon. It will be an adventure!

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  4. Such a welcoming table in all the autumn colors! Love the Salt and pepper shakers and especially the beautiful water pitcher!

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    1. Thanks, Patti! I just loved the silver pitcher the moment I saw it - no way was I leaving without it!

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  5. I love those watercolor leaf plates - very pretty! Your table looks perfect for autumn.

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    1. Ann,thank you! By the time I decided last year that I really, really had to have the plates I got the last set in the Southeast! I wish I had more!

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  6. I like those dishes with the leaves on them and your center arrangement with the mini pumpkins. The bob white salt and pepper shakers are really unique- I've never seen anything like them before. Love the shape of the silver water pitcher.

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    1. Thanks so much, Liz! I find the Fitz & Floyd tableware really enchanting. They have a number of different collections on their website and lots of unique pieces are to be found on eBay.

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  7. So pretty, Sandra! I love the VB trellis plates and your salad plates are just as pretty. Your table is gorgeous!.... Christine

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    1. Thanks, Christine! We selected the VB plates last year as our everyday china, to give a rest to the ones we've used for 24 years!

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  8. Very pretty table setting. I'm new to your blog, but will be looking around and enjoying older posts. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by! I haven't been blogging long, but I'm enjoying the fun and the challenges!

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  9. So lovely! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the Showcase. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-8-24/ Hope you have a lovely week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you! I love seeing all the creative bloggers at your party.

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  10. Your breakfast room is all set for fall. Love the Bob Whites! Lovely!

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    1. Thank you! I always look forward to bringing them out for fall tables.

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  11. Cute bob whites. It’s a darling table for dining in the fall. Thanks for linking to Keep in Touch.

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    1. Thanks, Katie! This has become our regular fall table.

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