Gold!!!! It's been in, it's been out, and for sure.....it's back!!!! Suddenly, it has a contemporary vibe and I particularly like it used with more rustic items. These beautiful napkin rings from Art of the Table were a gift from a beautiful bride, and I stuck in a feather to bridge the luxe and the informal.
I started gathering up some gold items to make a simple fall table. Nothing is new, just used in a different way.
Years ago, when Martha Stewart first made gilding pumpkins popular, I found these canvas placemats with gold leaves. I was pretty proud of the way my gilded vegetables looked with these linens.
Then I pulled out my trusty gold chargers and used them with these brown, mottled dinner plates. The pattern is called "Leopard".
I played with several different sets of flatware and settled on this French cream set. I have never cared for gold flatware. Even the contemporary gold that I am seeing now just doesn't float my boat!
I have seen these glasses for sale several different places. This summer, my close friend in Charleston had them on her dinner table when she entertained us, and I had great glass envy! By the next weekend, I owned some of my own!
Phil the Pheasant made his seasonal debut. This resin bird shows up often on the table, and is always part of our decor.
Isn't he a handsome devil?
He is nestled in this wreath made up of natural, gold, and copper leaves.
The old wood barley twist candlesticks that I started with were not very exciting, so I replaced them with these gilded ones. They are heftier and the gold sort of lifts the look up a bit.
I also used gold embossed place cards.
I thought this horn salt and pepper was a good choice for this table.
I'm loving the gold! It is certainly on trend, but remains too classic to be considered trendy.
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