Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Acorns and Flowers

According to the calendar, autumn is in full swing. It's not so evident in the northern part of Georgia. As you've seen in  October Garden Flowers, summer annuals are still blooming strong but the first of my camellias has flowered. And today the trees have begun to turn golden, while the dogwoods have taken on a red cast.

To celebrate seasonal transition, I set a table that showcases the last of summer's wildflowers and the reign of fall's chrysanthemums.

I started with a set of pretty table linens that my daughter had given me. I like the wildflowers scattered with abandon on a pale cream background, softer than white would have been. Their muted colors are much more fall than summer and reflect the exuberance found in my garden.


I found a mixed bouquet at the grocery that made the perfect centerpiece!


On dinner plates with a blue garden trellis pattern I placed dramatic salad plates that havee autumn flowers painted in an Old Masters style. They're an interesting juxtaposition with the watercolor designs of the linens, but I think the pairing works.

 
I've used the dinner plates in all four seasons - summer, spring and winter and fall. They're a versatile base for many patterns of salad plates and bowls or when used on their own.


Scattered on the table runner to either side of the flowers are an assortment of acorns and coppery wired balls. They're in iconic fall colors and call to mind the thousands of acorns dropping everywhere in our yard.


The flowers opened fully after I got them home. I took the photos when they were in their peak condition, despite the fact that skies outside were overcast.


The salad plates come in four designs, all on the deepest of blacks.


Besides flowers, other botanicals found this time of year are included.


The colors are bold and vibrant! I would find it difficult to pick a favorite.

 
Sorry for the glare! With such gloomy skies I was forced to turn on the overhead chandelier.


My current obsession is salt and pepper shakers. I found these online about a month ago with a charming underplate; they would be a good addition to any fall table.


Despite the gray skies (or because of them!) the deep tones of the flowers are mesmerizing.


More fall tones are found in the copper napkin rings and the amber glassware etched with flowers.


Wildflowers are in teals, oranges and ambers. 


The Depression glassware has an iridescent quality that is particularly appealing.




I've really enjoyed this table for the past few days!




Table resources
Dinner plates | Block 'Blue Skies'
Salad plates | Williams Sonoma 'Harvest Bloom'
Glassware | Jeannette 'Flora Gold Louisa'
Napkin rings | Crate & Barrel
 
 
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18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous table!I love everything:those stunning botanical salad plates,the pepper and salt shakers,the beautiful napkins...And of course,your amazing flowers!Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Maristella! I'm so glad you enjoyed all the items as much as I do! It's so satisfying when everything comes together. Hugs!

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  2. The salad plates are beautiful, such splurge of color coming from the black background of them. I love the bouquet in the centerpiece. The linens, the acorns are perfect too.
    Hugs,
    Fabby

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    1. Thank you, Fabby, for your sweet comments! I just loved the drama of the plates!

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  3. Such a beautiful table. I love the salt and pepper shakers. So cute! Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from the Embracing Home and Family link up today. Have a great weekend Sandra!

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    1. Thank you, Marielle! Salt and pepper shakers are such an inexpensive splurge that really add to the look of the table. I'm so glad you stopped by, and hope you come again!

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  4. Sandra, your table is beautiful. The dramatic salad plates are perfect, are those William Sonoma? Anyone would feel special to pull out a chair and enjoy this lovely setting. Happy November!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Pam! I was really pleased the way this turned out. Yes, the plates are from Williams Sonoma.

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  5. Those sunflower/floral plates are AMAZING!! I love mixing different patterns and bold colors together and totally pictures those plates being on top of black and white buffalo check!

    Your tablescape is so pretty and I love the fresh flowers!

    Thanks for linking up with us at the Embracing Home and Family linkup party!

    Cherelle

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    1. Thanks so much, Cherelle! I fell hard for these floral plates the minute I saw them! Those flowers were the freshest I've found in a long time.

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  6. I love the acorns you scattered on the table. They are quite special. And I think that the combination of the light watercolor linen with the dark plates make a nice contrast.

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    1. Thanks so much! I think I bought all the acorns they had the day I found them.

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  7. Congratulations, your post has been featured on Full Plate Thursday,510 this week, and we have pinned your post to our Full Plate Thursday Features Board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Those flowers mixed very well with your table. Hope you enjoyed the holiday. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Donna! I was pleased with how well the table came together. Happy December!

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