I've done quite a bit with fall now, so I wanted to do something a little different. I decided I wanted to do a fall table, but using my blue and white floral Spode...something that I could maybe use for our Thanksgiving table. Hmmmm. I usually think of blue and white as a cool, summer setting, or perhaps a winter one, but fall? I really had to think on that one.
Then it came to me--add brown. Not orange (I'm kind of OD'd on orange right now). I envisioned small twig pumpkins for each placesetting, but how many stores would I have to hit before I found them (I did hit 2--nothing of the sort). So "shopping" at home was the next best thing, and here's the end result.
|Amazingly, my shawl has blue accents...perfect for the dishes.|
Isn't it awesome how things sometimes just come together?
We might not know where we're headed with a tablescape, and it slowly begins
to evolve as we shop the house. FUN.
|More accessories falling into place...|
The acanthus leaf centerpiece from my mother years ago, snippets of brown leaves
from the fall decorating bins, and candles and crystals from
our son's recent wedding.
|Remember Bombay Company? Much of my blue and white is from there...still miss that store.|
The beautiful paperweight was a gift from our DIL's uncle--handmade by him! What a beautiful piece!
|Rumpled linen napkins (Crate & Barrel) to match the rumpled shawl.|
|See who's watching all the goings on?? Jack-o-lanterns! They're making sure|
I don't forget THEIR holiday and go directly to Thanksgiving!
|Daytime...Chance to see what the REAL table will look like.|