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

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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
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