Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Table's Ready for Potions and Spells

I've flown about, readying the table for my guests. We're eating early because the witching hour comes at twilight!





I found some new books full of potions and spells that I'm dying to try out tonight.



I always want to try new recipes, don't you?



The ravens are already checking out the ingredients I've started to gather.





I've used my best tablecloth to set the mood...



and added my favorite chargers. They're perfect for tonight!



We'll enjoy two types of brews...



and a delectable salad on my Halloween plates.









Oh no! The salad toppings are escaping! We'll have to eat fast!





Have a bewitching Hallow's Eve!



Resources
Dinner plates |  Noritake 'Ranier'
Salad plates | Williams-Sonoma 'Halloween Moon'
Stemware | Cristal D'Arques-Durand 'Domino Signature'
Orange compote and candlesticks | Tiffin 'Amberina' 1920s
Clear candlesticks | New Martinsville 'Prelude' 1940s-1950s

Linking with:
Katherine's Corner
Between Naps on the Porch
Hauntingly Beautiful Decor
Share Your Cup
French Country Cottage
Rattlebridge Farm
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home
Dishing It and Digging It






Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Autumn Colors on the Table

Autumn may have officially arrived over a week ago, but only today has it begun to feel like fall. Temps are finally out of summer's range and humidity levels are once again comfortable. If only it will stay this way!

Even though the yard is still a lovely green, I know that other hues are on their way. Anticipating them, I've set the table with the colors of autumn.


 Autumn colors are deeper, more intense.


Yellow gives way to gold, and pinks become hotter, then move into the myriad shades of red. Orange makes its bold entrance.




The vibrant harvest from gardens and orchards will fill the markets, to be eagerly brought home.


And pumpkins will dominate the scene -- and our tables!


Today pretty shades of green provide the base, in the chargers, stemware and desert plates.




At each place setting, I've used plates with the muted colors that will soon follow.






But for now, gorgeous colors are everywhere!




Grounded by wood and metal.




The salt cellars were first described in Late Spring with Toulouse. (G was chagrined that I had put pepper in one of them, lol!)







Resources
Chargers | Villeroy & Boch 'Verona'
Dinner plates | Spode 'Woodland'
Pumpkin spoon rests used as bread plates | Crate & Barrel
Dessert plates | vintage Cambridge 'Etch 704'
Napkin rings | Pier 1
Pewter salt cellars | artist hand-crafted
Gravy boat; salt and pepper set | Fitz & Floyd 'Autumn Bounty' (first used in the Casual Fall Setting in the Breakfast Room

Sharing with:
Between Naps on the Porch
Katherine's Corner
French Country Cottage
Rattlebridge Farm
Share Your Cup
Pieced Pastimes
Sundays at Home
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Dishing It and Digging It
Amaze Me Monday
The Dedicated House
Metamorphosis Monday
The Scoop
A Stroll thru Life
Celebrate Your Story
Savvy Southern Style
Share Your Style
Coastal Charm

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Falling for Apples






To me, fall begins with apples and plums arriving in the stores. I brought an armload home the other day and set some in a bowl on the table. Their deep colors set off by the silver bowl became the centerpiece for a table celebrating the autumn equinox.


Fall is all about colors and textures. Shades of green form the backdrop in the placemats and dinner plates, just as they do outside.

Textures take on new prominence, found in the woven chargers and figural plates.

The plates had an all together different kind of look in a July tablescape -- same plates, but with other components.

The rim of the antique bowl is heavily detailed and echoes the pattern of the chargers.

Fresh camellia leaves from the garden peek out from beneath the centerpiece, an easy take on faux-leaf placemats.

The candle holders somehow feel both organic and classical. They made their first appearance here last fall.

Dark reds appear in the napkins, a color midway between the apples and the plums.

Apples and plums are repeated in the soup bowls, with plates alternating between leaves and dragonflies. As a side note, we’ve had more dragonflies than usual this year around the pond.


The table looks forward to fall, without quite leaving summer behind!


Soon we’ll be enjoying roast pork dinners with homemade apple sauce, delicious apple pies and hot (or cold!) apple cider!




How will you be welcoming the return of fall?


Resources
Soup bowls | Villeroy & Boch 'French Garden'
Plates, candle holders | Bordallo Pinheiro
Chargers | Wayfair
Flatware | Oneida 'Juilliard'
Placemats, napkins | Pier 1
Glassware | Godinger 'Palm'

Sharing with:
Share Your Style
Katherine's Corner
Between Naps on the Porch
French Country Cottage 
Rattlebridge Farm 
Pieced Pastimes
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home
Dishing It and Digging It
Amaze Me Monday
Coastal Charm
Metamorphosis Monday
The Dedicated House
The Scoop
A Stroll Thru Life
Celebrate Your Story
Savvy Southern Style