Thursday, October 21, 2021

A Cozy Plaid Setting for Fall

Cooler temps really call out for plaid! Inspired by the crisp mornings we've had all week, I decided on a cozy table grounded on a plaid table cover. It combines the colors I've been attracted to all season, this time in shades of burnt orange and slate blue.

 
The mix of colors in the table cover will go with a number of fall dishes and decor. Today I've chosen dark orange earthenware plates and vintage blue salad plates with a trellis pattern. They're topped by bright orange leaves whose undersides are coated with glitter.

  
In the center I've re-used the arrangement I created for Easing Into Fall, substituting a copper pitcher for the glass vase. I love its hammered texture and the bright shine it has managed to retain. Behind it I used a twining garland with gold and red leaves. The garland is airy, but it takes up visual space where two other place settings would generally be.

 
Playing off the copper pitcher is a cast iron acorn with a verdigris patina, discovered in a crowded antique booth.


Vintage amber glass tumblers join iced tea glasses with sapphire bases.

 
I've set the table in the breakfast room, located between the kitchen and family room, steps away from both the deck and dining room. Through the windows you can see that the leaves on the trees are still green.
 


 
Salt and pepper shakers decked out in their autumn finery strut down the table. 

 

 
More variations in copper are found in the hand-crafted napkin rings. The artist used the chemistry of acids and nutrients naturally occurring in fresh leaves to botanically etch the copper during a weeks-long process. The resulting color patterns and textures of each ring are unique. They often appear on my fall tables — you can see them again in Understated Pumpkins.


I love using painstakingly-created art like this in tablescapes. It adds beauty to form and function.

 
The napkins had been bought on sale but never used. Their color blends well with the blues on the table. 

 
Textural coppers and blues atop a fringed plaid cloth together create a cozy setting for informal breakfasts and lunches throughout fall!
  

 Hope you're enjoying a beautiful fall day!
 
   
   
Table details
Napkin rings | artist profile
Table cover | Southern Living
Salad plates | Block 'Blue Skies'
Tumblers | Jeannette 'Floragold Louisa'
Iced tea glasses |  Schott-Zwiesel 'Conte Sapphire'
Napkins | Sur la Table
    
   
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24 comments:

  1. Favorites here with orange, blue, copper, and tartan. Happy Fall!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I'm really loving the copper with the blues this fall.

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  2. Sandra, your mix of colors is just perfect! I love the blue, and copper, and your dinner plates with the salad plates. Your plaid tablecloth is gorgeous, as are the flowers in the lovely hammered copper pitcher. Just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! While I love to do more elaborate tables, it's important I think to have pretty tables to enjoy on an every day basis. And fall really lends itself to colorful tables!

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  3. Lovely Sandra! Your color palette is so pretty for Fall, and beautiful copper accessories! I love the leaves on each plate and the sweet salt & pepper ducks!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenna! It seems everything copper is catching my eye, though everything except the leaves on the plates were found in my house. I didn't realize how many copper pieces I had! The ducks are so darn cute aren't they?

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  4. Sandra, I love your casually elegant table. The salad plates are stunning, so perfect with the orange dinner plates. Copper just seems to go with fall, and those napkin rings are lovely! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! Copper is the perfect metal for fall, though pewter comes in a close second. I think it's the warmth they convey. I wish the artist still made table items -- on her site there seems to be more conventional art pieces.

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  5. Hi. I love the tablescape. I was wondering about that beautiful glass leaf on the plate. I was wondering where you purchased that, it's a beautiful touch.

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    1. Thanks, Cindy, for your sweet comments. Giving away my secrets -- the leaves are light-weight resin (I think)and are being sold as ornaments. I believe they're a bit large for that purpose. Found at Hobby Lobby.

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  6. I love your plaid tablecloth, dinner plates and beautiful glasses. Happy Fall.

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    1. Thanks, Thelma! I love mixing tablewares in colors that go together even when bought many years apart. We received the glasses with the sapphire bases for wedding presents and I still love to use them.

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  7. So pretty. I love your bouquet and those cute salt and pepper shakers.

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! I've become a collector of fun s/p shakers since they add a certain something to almost all tables.

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  8. Outstanding Fall table,a favorite! Everything is perfect! Stunning salt and pepper ducks,unique!

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    1. Thanks, Maristella! I thought the ducks were so sweet when I found them. They were irresistible!

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  9. I love this beautiful table setting. May I ask where you got the acorn? Is it a doorknocker?

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! I found the acorn several weeks ago in a booth at an antique mall. It is a doorknocker, and has no identifying marks on it.

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  10. Very pretty Sandra. I love the copper and plaid. The blue is striking with the fall colors. The ducks are darling. Happy Halloween.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I've been really entranced by blues and shades of orange this fall. I was smitten with the ducks! Hope you enjoyed Halloween!

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  11. How pretty, Sandra! I love your copper pitcher and the pretty leaves at each place setting! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! Copper is calling my name this year! Have a happy Halloween!

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  12. This is one of my favorite color combinations. I have the same dinner plates that you do, but never thought to use them with blue. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Pattie! I don't think I've used them with blue before but I really liked the color combo!

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