Happy to Design has such a fun blog party......."Sunday Favorites"! Her premise is that weekends are too busy to blog much, so she invites bloggers to post something that they have already done. It's sooo nice to get a little more milage from some of your favorites. Isn't that a great idea? Thanks, Chari!!!
Here's one I posted early last fall, just after I began blogging.
This shiny little guy inspired a tablescape with a woodland feeling. I wanted to make it feel like he was still in the forest.
This is where he usually hangs out....in the bar between two wonderful acorn and oak leaf candlesticks. They were gifts from a houseguest with great taste! What's with that one candle?
I just love these tiny acorns. Actually, I love any acorns and we seem to have them all over the house. I once joked that they were the estate logo and someone took me seriously.
Here he is as a centerpiece for our first fall tablescape of the year. I took a morning stroll around our property, looking for some material to make the centerpiece. Now he's nestled in with sticks, ferns, mums, leaves, and lots of moss. I brought him home from Boxwoods in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, resisting him the first time I saw him, but going back to get him the same day.
The aged terra cotta saucer is from Boxwoods, too. It's very heavy. I've had it for quite a while, usually using it as a base for a large glass cloche. It's so much more interesting than the usual straight edged saucer.
You can see the three elements with maple leaves here...the napkin, the stemware, and the small plate. The cream colored dinner plates are from Target, and so are the dark brown salad plates. I've had them a while, but they are still for sale there. The leaf dishes came from Boxwoods a couple of years ago.
The flatware is light-colored ribbed wood from Martha Stewart's line at Kmart. I started out with dark wood handled flatware, but it didn't show up on the twig placemats.
These cute little candlestick holders are from Homegoods. I love the subtle colors in them. I can use them with lots of taupe and cream as well as the soft sage green candles I have here. You can see the texture of the linen runner in this photo. It's from Pottery Barn.
Tenille and Company carries these glasses. They had them "buy one, get one free" last year and I stocked up. See the acorns/pinecones on them? Which do you think? I'm going with acorns, of course.
These darling squirrel placecard holders are from Pottery Barn. They come in a great little burlap bag with the blank cards. They look like carved wood, but they are a heavy metal of some sort. They even have a tiny felt circle on the bottom so they won't scratch your table.
I love embroidered linens. This napkin has wonderful scalloped edges and a maple leaf. I've had them for ages. I have a runner that goes with them, but I never use them together....too matchy, matchy.
These napkin rings are my standby grapvine ones. I use them more than any other sets I have. Some of them are even coming apart. You can see the flatware better in this photo.
Sugar anyone? Just another woodland friend gracing the table today. This faux black forest carved wood is delightful, isn't he?
More faux bois.
These are really twig votives, but I used them as vases, since I wanted a little more color on the table.
They match the twig placemats.
We're drinking wine made by our friend, Tuck Beckstoffer. Try a bottle! I always use a wine coaster, especially with red wine. Another crooked candle!!!
Here's an overhead view. This is not the easiest shot to get, ya know!
This has such a casual, fun feel. Nothing fancy, and nothing "in your face" fall. Not a pumpkin in sight.
Even the Staffordshire spill vases on the sideboard got a bit of autumn.
Fall colors work well in this room.
They don't hold much, but from time to time, I do fill them with some small florals.
This silk arrangement in faux horns has the perfect fall colors. It goes from place to place all over our house.
I'm linking up with Tablescapes Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Log on to her site at betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com and see how easy it is to view all sorts of tabletop design.