My last little dinner party was sooooo bright that I thought I'd switch it up to this more subdued palate. Sorta looks like "fall-light".
I bought this stripped tablecloth at Homegoods a couple of months ago, but I forgot about it.
When these plaid napkins appeared at Pottery Barn, I held my breath that they would work with this cloth, and I loved the combination. Then, I remembered these twig, corn husk and raffia turkey napkin rings, and voila! I had a plan for this casual dinner party.
I chose these tan opalescent chargers, pumpkin colored plates from Portugal, a chocolate brown salad plate, and then these leaf-shaped plates for bread and butter. Then the big decision was whether to use this light colored wooden handled flatware or dark wooden ones. The light ones won out.
Glassware was easy.....a gold, grape etched stem for water and these short wicker-covered glasses for wine.
The centerpiece was an unfussy wicker-covered bowl of gourds, and astromeria.
This color of astromeria is called "pumpkin" and they look so good in these birch covered vases.
Here's a close-up.
I love these colors with the tablecloth.
This also seemed a good place to use these cement faux bois candleholders.
Simple. No extra details.
Just the basics, ma'am.
I've always loved stripes and plaids together.
I wanted to show you how it complemented the Soumak rug in the dining room.
This made a pleasant weeknight table.
We are enjoying picking up the entertaining pace toward the holidays.
In order to set this table, I moved the paper mache vegetables over to the sideboard.
And this arrangement was from my table I set in the woods that you can see in this post.
From the other angle, you can see the entryway. I wish you could all walk through it and join us.
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