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.
Soft colors are beginning to deepen for fall. Soon there will be crimsons and russets, golds and browns.
Plates | Fine China of Japan 'Vintage'
Bowls | Fire King
Wine glasses | Fostoria 'Classic-Amethyst'
Quail | Fitz & Floyd
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'