So disregarding the weather outside (95 degrees!!!), I've set my first table for fall. Since it's the first, I'm going to ease into the season with soft colors.
I started with a tablecloth with a cream background and florals in goldenrod, pale orange and a color that registers somewhere between green and gray.
For the centerpiece I chose faux flowers in similar colors.
The dinner plates are a dark orange, ones that I frequently use in the fall. Then I layered vintage salad plates that have a delicate scroll on the verge and a calligraphic fleur-de-lis in the center.
This is the other half of the salt cellar pair.
In among the flowers are pumpkins in various colors. They bring a different texture to the arrangement and help support the flowers in the container.
The napkins are doubled with an inner napkin that is the same orange yellow found in the floral tablecloth and napkins. These were found three years later in a different store from a different manufacturer. To have them in the exact matching shade is a sign they were meant to be together!
From above you can see that the container has a long rectangular shape.
The container was found in an antique mall. I think it's tin, with embossed designs all around. I love the organic feel of the designs. You can't quite see it in the photos, but the scallop edge is taller in the center.
Clear wine and water glasses allow the other elements to be the focus.
Dark wood napkin rings bring a fall earthiness.
In the background sit the birds from Tropical Birds and Cookies. I need to find them a home until next summer when they'll return to the deck!
Salad plates | Noritake 'Esteem'
Wine glasses | Waterford Marquis
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'