The Romantic in me has always wanted to serve a meal in our pasture. We keep it mown most of the time, but right now, it has a little "texture" to it, so I thought it would be a good time to give it a go. I invited a friend who is always up for anything to join me on this beautiful day for lunch.
I wanted to use this purple transferware with some purple mums.
Even though it's not a typical fall color, the design says "harvest" to me.
I especially love the border design. This is the rim of the soup bowl, in which I served a light melon soup since it is still a bit warm here.
The cream embossed acorns are my favorite. This is from Crate and Barrel a couple of years ago. If anyone has a dinner plate to sell, I'd love to replace the one I broke.
The bottom of the stack is an amethyst glass charger from Penney's Home store.
The tablecloth is cream burlap and I used my cream-handled flatware that is a knock-off of a beautiful French flatware.
The lavender stemware is from Pier One and the short goblet is from World Market.
On the bread ad butter plate, I used these wonderful knives that my daughter gave me for Christmas last year. They are really special, but I'm not sure what exactly they are made of. The blade seems to be brass and the handle is probably porcelain in a basket weave pattern. I know they are fruit knives but for today they were butter knives.
This photo is very washed out, but I included it to show the entire table.
As a centerpiece, I started with a large amethyst glass bottle filled with pampas grass,...
and added eggplant, white pumpkins, lavender mums, a dry white hydrangea, white wheat,...
and some beautiful purple and green kale.
The eggplant doesn't show up much here. I just piled things up and the mums aren't even in water. You can see another tablescape I did with this china and some baby eggplant here.
As I was setting up, I had a friendly visitor.
To add to the color theme, I added some purple mums. I also added a white pumpkin to this, but it didn't make it into this photograph!
Ok......now I've gotten this experience out of my system.
It was a long........
LONG way to drag everything out here just for the ambience. I brought the food out in a picnic basket after we had a glass of tea in the garden. Then.......everything had to come IN!!!! Yep....got it out of my system for sure.
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