We are expecting guests this weekend, so I set the table today, since I have plans the rest of the week. I'm loving the way the items came together for this semi-casual table. The lime green and brown polyester silk runner is from the floral wholesaler, and it comes quite a bit wider than most runners. These seem to be my go-to colors since we moved into this house. It's a bit rustic, a bit woodsy, and still a tiny bit refined.
These plates make my little heart sing!!!! My dearest friend from Charleston gave me these when we moved into this house. You know me.......they're toile.......they're lime green and brown. How I love them! I have two set and each set has four different scenes. I photographed this in the evening with the lights on, so I'm afraid that I'll have a bit of glare.
I also love these chargers. They look like birds-eye maple and give a nice bit of pattern without overwhelming the toile.
Then these dark brown linen napkins with faggoting, a tortoise shell patterened napkin ring, and a bit of green hypernicum make the napkin work with this dark wooden handled flatware.
A green wine glass and an amber water glass continue the color scheme.
Can you see the etching on this? It is from the Bobby Flay line from Kohl's.
Phil the Pheasant was the obvious choice for the centerpiece. He's cast resin and I use him a lot.
I set him in this wonderful wreath I found at the floral wholesaler. It is gold, green, copper, and brown. It really makes this table sing.
These old barley twist candlesticks are work horses around our house, too.
I wasn't going to add flowers, but at Kroger this morning, I found one bunch of these Kermit mums. I had already purchased the hypernicum berries. I thought these tall, birch bark covered pots would look good with the similar votives.
Here's the way the flowers turned out. I s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d that one little bunch of mums.
Phil's black forest friend joined the table to serve the sugar for coffee. I'll just use clear glass for cream and sugar.
I've had these chocolate brown plates from Target for years, and I pulled out this old antler-handled server for our pecan pie.
I expect this to be a cozy evening where we sit at the table for hours.
I left this woodland scene under this cloche on the chest.
Another corner holds this chalk and cement piece with a white pumpkin.
And I left the sideboard with our white and green vegetable vignette.
Sorry, the color is very washed out in this photo.
This is better.
Now, I'll cook on Friday and look forward to a relaxed, fun evening with special friends. More to be thankful about!