Thursday, October 3, 2019

First Tablescape of the Fall

I have decided that if I decorate for fall, it will come. . .


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.

I added hand-crafted salt cellars that I first told you about here and also used here.



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!





Table Resources
Salad plates | Noritake 'Esteem'
Wine glasses | Waterford Marquis
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'



   
   
 

26 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely table setting, Sandra! Oh, I just love all of the color schemes for fall, and I love the pretty tablescapes that fall brings. Yes, if you decorate for it... :)

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    1. Thank you, Crissy! I love how rich all the fall colors and textures are. They really lend themselves to layering.

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  2. Lovely tablescape dear friend. I love the colors of the table topper. The china is very pretty.
    Fall colors are my fav, and the warmth in home decorating, is just wonderful.
    Happy Fall,
    Fabby

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    1. I agree, Fabby! It's a chance to really pile on richness and warmth. I walked past the china on two previous visits to the antique store. On the third visit I just couldn't leave them behind!

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  3. What a gorgeous Fall table!Love the beautiful centerpiece!Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Maristella! I had never attempted a centerpiece in such a long container before.

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  4. Such a beautiful table - has me dreaming of cooler fall evenings! Happy weekend!

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  5. Your fall tablescape is just beautiful! Love the tablecloth.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela! The tablecloth complements a number of plates and has gotten quite a lot of use in the fall.

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  6. Sandra, your table is beautiful, love the soft colors of the tablecloth! Your centerpiece plays so well with all the elements that you have used. The stunning tablesetting is a lovely welcome to autumn!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! I had always used smaller containers or round vases so this container was more of a challenge since it's both long and not very deep. I hear cooler weather is on the way!

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  7. such beautiful soft Fall colors, I especially love those table linens!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! I stumbled across the linens when I was looking for something else entirely. It was the only one I saw so home it came!

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  8. Such a lovely tablescape, Sandra! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, Cecelia! Always happy to come to the party!

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  9. It came! It came last week and now it is winter. Haha. I love these beautiful warm tones. Gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Katie! I was really pleased with this one! We don't have winter (thankfully) but fall has definitely arrived. Cooler temperatures and the trees are beginning to change colors. And glorious rain! This will really help the drought conditions in North Georgia.

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  10. So very pretty! Love your centerpiece! GREAT table for fall. You've inspired me to get my fall decor bin down. It's been so hot in So. CA, I still feel like it's summer, but it is time to get busy for autumn!
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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    1. Thanks, Rosie! Glad I could help! I pulled the flowers from the bin -- this is the first time I arranged these together. We will still be in summer when fall officially arrives.

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  11. Oh my Sandra. This is such a pretty table - just love the soft colors. The linens are gorgeous - what fabulous luck on the napkin finds! The vintage salad plates and the centerpiece...Just lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I'm usually drawn to brighter colors but I loved the way these linens looked. The salad plates have made a few appearances since I found them in the dusty box at the antique mall. They looked completely different in https://cometodinnerat8.blogspot.com/2020/08/summer-tables-dreaming-of-paris.html.

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  12. So lovely Sandra.fall is such a lovely time of year. Love the warm rich colors. The florals are beautiful. The linens are perfect with your vintage plates. Happy fall. Thank you for sharing at Love Your Creativity.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! With temps still on the summer side, this felt like an easier transition than the deep oranges and reds.

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    1. Thank you, Maristella! Have a great week, hugs!

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