Debra at Common Ground is offering a chance to post some old offerings from fall, so I found one of my favorites from last year. Click here! Hope you enjoy it again!
I'll admit that this tablescape has been percolating in my head for some time.
Last spring I found this wool blanket in a thrift shop. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it the minute I saw it.
And I knew that brown centered sunflowers would be the only flower that I wanted to use.
I have so much faux bois that I did have to give the container some thought. I ended up using these vases from Michael's. They are two different heights and only take up a little room on this small table.
These chargers are actually pottery saucers from Pottery Barn that I got 75% off several years ago. I love using them, but boy, are they heavy! They also make great serving platters at a casual cocktail party.
The dinner plate is from a set I bought at Goodwill. I can't decide if they are supposed to be cabbages or lemons. This yellow is so strong, not like the soft yellow you usually see in majolica reproductions.
These salad plates are Kashmir Leopard from Gibson. They are from Old Time Pottery. I did one of my favorite fall tables with these dishes last year. You can see it here.
Another small yellow plate just to separate the colors.
Last year, Michael's had these cute pine cone bowls. Why did I just buy four???????
Here's how it stacked up.
My old faithful wooden handled flatware is so versatile that it gets used constantly. It shows up nicely on this plaid blanket.
I don't usually double napkins, because I find that lots of guests are confused about what to do with two napkins. I don't like to make guests uncomfortable, especially at such a very casual meal. BUT, I tried the brown then the yellow than the brown then the yellow and then I gave in and used them both. The napkin rings are plastic, tortoise patterned squares. They came from Boxwoods in Atlanta.
I can't remember where I got these yellow plastic tumblers. I remember when I bought them that I was thinking about this exact blanket and the strong yellow I needed, but I just can't remember where I was at the time.
These are hanging out on our breakfast table most all of the time. Boxwoods again!
I'm loving how the sunshine is hitting the table and magnifying the sunny yellow colors.
This casserole will hold the beef stew. I must remember to get it out of the freezer!
I brought the wooden Windsor backed chairs out from the breakfast room. They just warmed up the look so much better than the outdoor dining chairs.
So, here's the place setting......
and here's the whole table.
I grabbed a yellow throw at the last minute. We've so suddenly had chilly weather! It feels sooooo good. We'll be back into the 80's this week, but for now, I'm enjoying this crisp, fall weather.
I'll enjoy these sunflowers all week. They are such a versatile flower. They can so aptly say "summer" and then equally appropriately say "fall". Love 'em!
This table turned out exactly the way I envisioned it would. I love it when that happens!
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