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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brights for Fall

I think I'm having a hard time letting go of summer.  While I am out searching for the perfect pumpkins and hay bales and corn stalks, I still am not quite ready for the muted colors of fall.  

So, when I had these flowers left over from a reception at our church, I decided to take them outside and enjoy them at a table that gives a nod to fall, but is full of bright yellows and oranges.  These three ceramic tree trunk pedestals are from Homegoods last year, and all of the flowers came from Krogers. 

It was a beautiful evening, so I set this up on our white circular deck that overlooks the lake.  The trees are just barely starting to turn, but they will be a beautiful show of color soon.

This runner is a polyester silk from the floral wholesaler and it dictated the color palate.  I used it over a plain white linen round caterers' tablecloth.

Starting with an orange woven placemat, I used a wicker charger, a plain white dinner plate, and then these yellow cabbage (lemon?) plates.

I topped it with these orange bordered salad plates and chose this yellow handled flatware. You can see a lot of these bright orange items at a luncheon I gave for my bridge buddies here.

The glassware is a mixture of high/low.  These tumblers, placed on a small straw coaster, are from Walmart, and the wine stems are Juliska.

I was hoping that these napkins from World Market would be a match for this runner, and was tickled to see that they worked great. 

These faux bois salt and pepper shakers mimic the ceramic tree trunks on the centerpiece, and I used these antler-handled fruit knives as butter knives.  These square orange bread and butter plates were from Homegoods.

I found a bottle of wine that brought orange and yellow to the table.  I probably drive serious wine drinkers crazy when I do this, and I love wine but am just not into all the details.  I often choose what I serve by the label.   The water was served in this wicker covered bottle that I sometimes use for flowers.  That probably makes some people cringe, too.

It took just minutes to set this up, yet we enjoyed it so much.  Loving the cooler evenings!!!!


  1. Beautiful setting on your terrace. I love the citrus colors of your table. I linger at this table long into the evening...........Sarah

  2. A very happy fall table! Love it! I would love to sit here and take in the view!
    Blessings My Friend,

  3. I just found your blog and have had fun poking around. I'm your newest follower! I think we have a lot in common!


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