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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