I was flattered to be asked to do the flowers for the serving table at a beautiful event at our church. We call this autumn United Methodist Women's event "Soup and Sisterhood". Pretty self-explanatory. A group of women gather for a dinner of a variety of soups and celebrate our friendship. As I was putting these flowers together in the house, I could NOT stop myself from thinking about how perfectly the colors went with a tablecloth I got at Homegoods last year.
Check out these incredible roses. They were open perfectly to arrange. Sometimes that doesn't exactly happen to me. (Just sayin'.) These joined a couple different kinds and colors of mums, snapdragons, and some gerbera daisies.
I HAD to take them outdoors for a quick pretend dinner. Nobody ate here, I just borrowed these flowers, set the table and brought it all back in. Usually, if I post a table, we've actually dined there.
You need to see these floral picks up close. Acorns! Hello! The only direction the committee gave me was that they were using copper in the centerpieces, so I went with this copper and brass pan.
So here's the table.
And here's the placesetting!
I started with this burnt orange colored charger that I bought this fall at Hobby Lobby. They had the best colors this year. The light colored wooden handled flatware showed up better on this table cloth than my dark wooden set.
Then I added these cream plates embossed with acorns and oak leaves. I use these so much in the fall.
A picot-edged gold linen napkins separates the plate and this sweet pumpkin dish. If this were a real dinner party, I would choose from a collection of fall soups to serve in it.
Whenever I have a busy tablecloth, I sometimes tend to use more coasters and chargers to separate the dishes from the pattern. This wooden slice serves as a good coaster here.
Here's the glassware I chose. Can't see them too well?
This was sitting on my kitchen counter, so I added it at the last minute.
And, of course, these acorn salt and peppers joined the party.
I really wanted to sit down and take a rest, but I didn't.
Even without the chair pads, it was inviting.
I'll do a post soon about those fall decorations you see in the background. And I'll show you how these flowers looked at the church event. It was beautiful.
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