Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Whooooo's Coming for Breakfast?

While I don't totally ignore the black and orange of Halloween, I do prefer these more subtle holiday designs.  They work much better with my home.  After all, who among us does have an orange and black house?


This morning it's just Mr. Pressed Pants and me for a weekend breakfast.  This glass round table is in our breakfast room, and is always covered with a tablecloth.  This cloth doesn't quite cover it, but it comes close enough.  Mr. Pressed Pants got an owl plate.......


And I got a witch.  Enough said.


The wooden handled flatware is from KMart's Martha Stewart collection.  The small checked napkin came with the tablecloth, and the cream linen napkin came with another set of linens.  World Market carried these napkin rings this year. 


Here's a close-up of the table square.  The faggoting is so pretty.  I love to bring linens back from our travels, and this came home with us France.  I remember it felt like paradise as I put in my French straw market basket at L'isle Sur la Sorge in Provence on market day.  It was undoubtedly my most favorite travel moment ever!  It then joined an entire suitcase of table linens which form the basis for the majority of my stash of "table stuff".  I especially like this one, because I can use white or cream dishes, or a mix of both as I did here.


This small centerpiece is made of some cream roses which were on their laaaaast leg and some tiny twigs from one of our river birches.  They are beautiful trees, but messy, so when I use the sticks in something pretty, I feel that I am making lemonaid from lemons, or something.



Here's a close-up of the wooden pot I used, which also came home with me from France, although I see similar pieces from the Adirondack area in the USA.  The flower show judges would take points off because you can "see the mechanics" of the arrangement, but this is just between us.


The coffee cup is from Target, and the caned wicker juice glass is from Tenille and Company in Atlanta.  It looks a little crooked here, but it is probably due to the amateur photographer.


My favorite faux bois salt and pepper shakers.  We use these all the time.


Here's the overhead view of the table.



These Halloween plates also came with a cat design...



and a pumpkin design.  I like the way the designs are not centered on the plate.  The underplate is from my old standby Target set.



Here's our view from the table.  If we get up early enough at this time of year, because the air temperature is lower than the water temperature of the lake, there is steam rising and it is so fantastic looking.  Today was not one of those days! 



It will be good to get caught up and syncronize our calendars for the next few weeks.  Then off to church!

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23 comments:

  1. I do like this color pallet. This is lovely with the natural linen, the faux bone shakers, the wooden handled flatware, and those wonderful plates. Please share the info on the plates. I'd definitely add these to my cupboard if I could find them. I'm for sure going to get over to Walmart and look for the Martha flatware. This table is lovely. ~ Sarah

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  2. This is so unique...those plates are amazing!! What a great tablescape!! Come by and link up to centerpiece Wed. on my blog today.

    Karin

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  3. i love the subtle look too, especially the owl, cute cute cute!

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  4. I love the way they are not centered on the plates too. That was my favorite part. I agree that there are so many other options for Halloween than ONLY the standard orange and black. You pulled it off wonderfully here and subtly too.

    Also loved the table square from France. That was really beautiful.

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  5. Fun Halloween plates~ love those neutral tones & their off centered design!

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  6. Now I can enjoy this "Halloween" tablescape! Lovely colors -- and I absolutely adore your table square! Sooooo neutral and classy -- and I'm thinking of so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wonderful table and great color pallet. Great take on the traditional Halloween colors.

    - The Tablescaper

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  8. I'm with you on the colors! Linens are lovely. Fun plates. You have yourself a nice place there!

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  9. Your setting is stunning in its simplicity...I love the subtle colors and patterns!

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  10. This is my favorite color palette of all, the creamy beiges and taupes.. so wonderful. I too bring home linens. They are the best memories of far away places. Your table is wonderful and I so want those halloween plates... They are the best!! Thanks for dropping in and leaving a sweet note.

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  11. Really stunning. Who made the plates? I'd love to find some.

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  12. This is wonderful! Understated holiday decor.....so classy.

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  13. Several of you have asked about the plates. I got them at Homegoods last year. I found one of each design and then found four more pumpkins at another store. I got them all so that I have eight all together. They are by M Studios.
    Linda

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  14. What a wonderful elegant take on Autumn. If God smiled kindly on it, I would covet the linen table cover from France. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous design. Cherry Kay

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  15. Great post! I love your writing style. The soft, creamy colors look so warm and inviting, and your roses with "sticks" are gorgeous! Thank you for your visit to my table this week!

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  16. Such a pretty breakfaast table! I like the sutble colors and those Halloween plates are just terrific :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  17. I love the subtle neutral colors for an understated, yet festive table. Thanks for sharing your setting.

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  18. Oh, I just love those plates. The subtle colors really appeal to me. It is almost a surprise to see those images on those colors. I really like that. Your linens are so pretty.

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  19. Please shae where you got those plates. The BEST Halloween table I think I've ever seen. I dislike orange and gold. This was Stupendous!. JAD

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  20. I love the subtlety of it all!!! Very French in the clean lines and subdued colors. That IS a beautiful linen! The plates are fabulous!!!

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  21. Love those plates and the cloth is wonderful!

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  22. This is so pretty! I haven't seen Halloween decor in these colors, but must say I really like it! So different!

    Katherine

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  23. Love your fall post! Love the PLates! Where did find them! Thanks for sharing JoAnn.

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