Faded summer tablescape: formal meets casual meets fine

I’ve tried for a few years now to capture the color palette of my self-proclaimed fifth season, Faded Summer, in a tablescape… with mostly good, but not just right, results. Well this year I think I got closer than ever, thanks to a pair of small pre-made silk posies from Michael’s and a set of sweet gingham salad plates in softest pink and gray-green.

Faded Summer Table 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

Faded Summer for me is about a stroll through a late-season garden, appreciating (and maybe harvesting) the flowers going to seed as their colors fade and foliage begins to yellow at the edges. I love this table for capturing the colors and the mood perfectly!

Faded Summer Table 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

Faded Summer Table 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

The tablecloth is a brown suede curtain panel, and the centerpiece is grounded by a beautiful sleeveless dress that I simply bunched around down the center of the table. I love incorporating fabric from items other than table linens into my tablescapes. The curtain panel adds a wonderful “feel” to the table, and the dress adds a more flowing element. It normally hangs on a hook, as a prop, in my dressing room – it’s much too small for me, but since it was a Goodwill find, I shelled out the $2.99 just to have that lovely fabric!

Faded Summer Table 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

Silk florals in perfect Faded Summer hues create the “garden” of the centerpiece. The straw hat of course protects our head during our stroll, and the silver candleabra adds some sparkle.

Faded Summer Table 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

Dinnerware consists of “Formalities” by Baum Brothers in a pattern called Bernadotte; the aforementioned salad plates in pink and green check are Nautica Pink Sands Tableware; and the dessert plates are “Trellis” Limoges by Haviland… all nestled on rattan chargers for almost-Fall texture.

Faded Summer Table 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

Faded Summer Table 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

Faded Summer Tablescape 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

Faded Summer Tablescape 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

Just love this collection of edges!

Faded Summer Tablescape 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

Here are a few more views around the table —

Faded Summer Tablescape 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

Faded Summer Tablescape 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

Faded Summer Tablescape 2019 | Vintage Floral Cottage

And the put-away shot! I love to see everything all gathered up before it gets put away – it always makes a pretty picture!

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What season are you in where you live? Full-on Fall? Hanging on to Summer? Skipped Fall and went straight to Winter? I’d love to know in the comments!

I’m sharing my Faded Summer table for Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch! For more pretty tables  on a budget, be sure to check out the Facebook group that I host – it’s called Thrifty Tablescapers! You’ll also find me on Instagram posting dishes, decor, my sweet cat Lily, and more!

Here’s an image to Pin if you’d like to save my Faded Summer Tablescape to Pinterest for future ideas!

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Faded summer tablescape: formal meets casual meets fine

  1. Oh you had me at that first picture! I love all those edges too. So gorgeous and fun Janet. I’m thinking of what plates I can layer now to get that beautiful soft look. Thanks for inspiring me! 🙂

    • Janet says:

      So glad you liked this one – I think it took those pretty gingham salad plates to pull it together… I knew when I found them I had found the key to a “faded summer” table! 🙂

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