Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Plaid, Pewter, and Pumpkins


Well, it was time to have the bachelor neighbor over again!  I photographed this table set for four, but took a placesetting away before he arrived.  

We finally have some terrific fall weather, so I was determined to eat early enough to sit outside and enjoy it.

I started with this subtle Ralph Lauren plaid throw that I used as a tablecloth.  It was so soft and lovely, and I'm sure I'll love cuddling up under it this winter. 

I used all three colors, the grey, taupe and cream for the setting.  I feel like I could have almost photographed it in black and white, or maybe sepia!

The faux slate chargers are some I've blogged about before.  I primed some totally average plastic chargers, then spray painted them with chalk paint.  Then covered them in chalk and wiped it off.  Voila!  Looks like slate.  The taupe plates are from Z Gallerie, and the cream are from Crate and Barrel.

Aren't they great?  They are embossed with acorns and oak leaves.  LOVE!!!

Then, just for giggles, since I wasn't using flowers, I added a french seed pot filled with excelsior, and topped with a mini Cinderella pumpkin.  Just that one little gesture made it a fall table.  Take the pumpkin away, and it could be any time, anywhere.

Here's the bird's eye view.

A simple cream linen napkin was used with a square pewter ring.

And I added individual pewter salt and pepper sets.

The glassware was chunky and simple.  We just brought our wine glasses to the table when we sat down. 

A great, chippy cement flower urn sat on the table instead of any flowers.  I did slide it back a bit when I removed the fourth placesetting, so we could easily see across the table.

Just chicken kabobs, corn pudding and a caprese salad.  Oh, and pumpkin pie! 

We're grateful for such a funny, crazy neighbor, and for the evening together in this (finally) fabulous weather.  I hope that if you were so unfortunate to be hit with the terrible floods from the weekend weather that you are drying out and didn't loose anything precious.  I've been praying for you.


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11 comments:

  1. This is a table that says come sit awhile...very welcoming. I like the colors you have chosen. That sounds like a great idea for the plastic chargers...not sure if you are talking chalk paint or chalk board paint?
    Have a great week.

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    1. Marigene - Good catch. It was chalk board paint, in a spray can. Thanks for your comments. They are always so kind. Linda

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    2. Thanks for clarifying, Linda. I am going to borrow your idea and try doing some!

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  2. This is both gorgeous and cozy--like Marigene said above, so welcoming and stay awhile. The colors are an understated version of autumn, so adult. And I never would have thought to use the urn for the centerpiece. Very nice tablescape.

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  3. I love love love the colors you used. Those brown plates really make it. And I am having a serious crush on how you styled the pumpkins in each plate.

    Great job!

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  4. I'm so glad you didn't take black and white pictures. I love the grey, taupe and cream. Your charcoal chargers are wonderful! I love taupe, and it looks perfect between your white and grey. The plaid throw as a table cloth is very eye-catching, yet with a soft effect. Seed pots holding pumpkins are adorable, too. I really enjoyed your table...surely your guest did, too. Blessings~
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  5. Absolutely love the subtle, soft colors of this table, that you've so creatively turned into a fall design. Love your pumpkin accent and your centerpiece. Well done and so welcoming for a guest. Thanks for sharing this. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  6. Linda,
    I absolutely love this table setting. You are always so creative but the plaid mixed with the pewter look is beautiful for fall. Did you prime the plastic chargers with white primer from a spray can and then use chalk board paint from a spray can as well? Did you wipe the chalk board paint while still wet?
    Karen

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  7. Such a lovely table. I love the plaid throw. Plaid is supposed to real big this year. The colors of your throw are so soft and gorgeous. Love how you did the chargers, so creative and they turned out beautiful. I love your crate and barrel plates as well. Your cute little pumpkins and urn are perfect for this tablescape. Valerie

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  8. I love the grey and white colors you used in your Fall outdoor table! It's really soft and pleasing to the eye!

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  9. I love your table. You've given me so many ideas. I have a similar cement urn on my patio table.Such pretty soft colors and inviting alfresco dining.

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