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Friday, October 26, 2012

Brown and Yellow Sunflowers

We've got a very busy week, with a luncheon on Tuesday (post to come) and our wine club here on Saturday.  Even so, when I saw these wonderful sunflowers, I decided I had to do a quick outdoor table for Mr. Pressed Pants for dinner last night.  We had to eat a bit early before it got too dark, but we sure did enjoy this last warm weather.

I picked up the yellow and the brown colors for the table and set it over a simple white caterer's cloth.

This placemat is probably supposed to be a daisy, but today, when I put the charger over it, I pretended it was a sunflower!

Here's the way the place setting looked.

I loved these faux bois salad plates at Pottery Barn the minute I saw them a couple of years ago.  Then, as I was checking out, I noticed these matching dark brown pottery saucers that were greatly reduced.  I decided to grab them for chargers.  They look good, but they are soooo heavy, I can't believe I ever was able to carry eight of these home.  I used our every day white dinner plates in between.  The often-used dark wooden handled flatware worked fine.

Dark brown cotton napkins were used with these napkin rings made from real wood that I found at Homegoods.

I use these stems so much in the fall.  They have leaves and acorns etched into them in brown.  The store I bought them from is now closed.  I remember they carried them all the time and once a year they had a buy one/get one free and I stocked up!  (This white tablecloth is starting to photograph blue in this light.)

Just to have a little more color, I grabbed these yellow straw coasters.

Simple, but the high contrast of the brown/white/yellow works for fall or summer.

Faux bois salt and pepper shakers.

I set the table with these oak barley twist candlesticks.  As we sat there, I ran into the house twice to get more candles.

And look!  This bottle of wine was in the cooler and I thought it was perfect.  And it was!

This was very little work, but made a very nice evening.

Last fall, I used these same dishes with this as the centerpiece.  Which do you like better....the brown and yellow sunflowers in three faux bois vases, or these classic sunflowers in one faux bois chachepot? 

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  1. What a pretty autumnal the colors and the dishes. They look perfect!

  2. Very unusual table, and I love the combo of sunflowers and brown accents, and the wood accents/faux bois plates are perfect! LOVELY table!

  3. Such a beautiful setting, as always. I love the faux bois plates. Sunflowers are also a favorite of mine. We just enjoyed a bridal shower for our future, soon to be daughter in law and they used sunflowers for the pretty.

  4. Hi Linda, I love those plates from PB!!!! I don't remember seeing them. I just found some faux bois wrapping paper at The Container Store and brought it home to use for an upcoming post! Just love it! I don't think I can choose between the large planter look or the three small--both are wonderful. This is a great fall table. Linda


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