Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fall Beckons with Leaves on the Table

We seem to be rushing ever faster through September. Fall now beckons, although summer is hanging on. But leaves in the garden have started to change colors, so I decided a table to welcome fall was needed.
 

Since it feels very much like summer still, I wanted to bridge both summer and fall. Leaves became the perfect theme! I immediately thought of these plates with a border of leaves. Their olive leaves definitely hint at fall, while the bright turquoise ones are the color of a brilliant summer day.

Grapes (or are they berries?) bring a deep purple to the mix, a color repeated in the wine glasses and, in a lighter shade, the napkins.

The placemats, which you first saw in a spring table, continue the theme, and leaves adorn the napkin rings.

For a centerpiece I simply gathered leaves from the garden, then interspersed them with faux lavender. (A tip for using leaves from the garden -- wipe them gently with a damp paper towel to bring back their sheen.)

I added ceramic quail to the centerpiece, birds that always make me think of fall. These are considered covered boxes. Love their detail! 



To bring some height, but not enough to block conversation, I added turquoise tapers in pewter candle holders.



Jaunty quail salt and pepper shakers have joined the table, bringing more fall colors with them.

Nandina leaves in pale green, gold and rust contrast with the dark green camellia leaves. Pewter glows more warmly than silver, on candle holders I've had forever.
 








Soft colors are beginning to deepen for fall. Soon there will be crimsons and russets, golds and browns.



But not yet!
 



 

Table resources:
Plates | Fine China of Japan 'Vintage'
Bowls | Fire King
Wine glasses | Fostoria 'Classic-Amethyst'
Quail | Fitz & Floyd
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'

  
   
   
 





22 comments:

  1. Your table to welcome Fall is simply beautiful ! I love the pretty plates, your game bird figurines are gorgeous and all your accessories such as those purple napkins. You did lovely dear friend.
    Fabby

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    1. Thanks so much, Fabby! The plates belonged to my mother-in-law, but I don't recall her ever using them. I certainly would have!

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  2. Thank you to like my coffeescape. Your table reflect the season Fall. So very pretty. Love all the Fall colours you added. Sujatha:)

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    1. Thanks, Sujatha! I felt it was time to ease into fall decor, even though it's still so hot outside, lol.

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  3. Sandra, what a glorious table to transition to fall. I love the details and especially the FF quail and touches of purple! Happy Fall!

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    1. Thanks so much, Pam! I'm ready for fall, or at least for cooler temps. Wished I could have joined the garden party, but the garden wasn't up for it. Darn deer!

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  4. The quail are perfect and I love the touches of purple! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks, Jann! I would gladly use purple on lots of tables!

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  5. I just love your little quail! So cute! Thanks for sharing at TFT!

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    1. Thanks, Amber! The little quail just tug at my heart. Love their details and colors.

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  6. Love the purples and the quail! Lovely tablescape!

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    1. Thank you! I really like using purples in the fall. I think they bring a different feeling to tablescapes.

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  7. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

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  8. Absolutely beautiful!! LOVE the colors that you used!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! Fall colors have such depth, don't they?

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! I have to admit I love purple any time of year, lol!

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  10. So many beautiful details - especially the addition of the purple hues. The centerpiece with leaves and lavender is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Janet! I love using shades of purple; I find they mix well in all seasons!

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  11. Super Pretty! Thank you for joining us at Embracing Home and Family!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! It was a pleasure finding a new party with such delightful bloggers.

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