Hello friends! Well, I am convinced it’s finally Fall – yes, “Faded Summer” has come to an end – because our colors were beautiful at their peak and now we’re getting lots of cold, gray, and clouds. I hate to utter that dreaded four letter word, but snow cannot be far behind.
I’m working on ideas for several Fall tablescapes… I have so many elements for these, I guess I really love Fall decor and can’t resist it when I find it in the thrift stores.
Last year, before I was setting many tables, I found a set of four plaid salad plates with a fruit motif that looked so pretty next to some amber glassware that I had purchased the same day. I decided to set them together for the first of my Fall tables.
To ground the elements of this table I used a piece of unfinished yellow jacquard fabric.
Each place setting starts with a simple ivory dinner plate rimmed in gold. These are marked “Franciscan Fine China” and “Made in California.” The dinner plate is topped with the plaid salad plate.
Green and yellow napkins are from Pier 1; the floral napkin rings were a Fall clearance item last year.
Each place also includes a small ceramic “leaf” nut dish – these were a grocery store find last year.
The Amber glassware works so well with the plaid plates.
The centerpiece is very simple and starts with my new Autumn friend, Dan Quail – a pretty planter in soft fall colors, holding a silk arrangement.
I’ve included a couple of Dollar Tree ceramic pumpkins and my Pfaltzgraff salt and pepper shakers.
A few more views around the table –
And one of my favorite things to do when photographing each table… the “put-away shot,” where everything is stacked and ready to be put away until next time!
I’m sharing my Fall table over at Susan’s fabulous “pretty table link party,” Tablescape Thursday on her blog, Between Naps on the Porch, and at Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined. Come see all the beautiful tables!