I promised some warm/cool combinations for fall, and this table is no exception!
I was inspired by this table in the Autumn issue of Southern Lady Magazine...well, it actually had to grow on me. When I saw the setting, I was very underwhelmed with the combination of white/platinum china with the warm fall colors. But I kept coming back to the photos, and finally I got out an estate set my mom had given me for "Mother's Day" and fell in love.
Rattan chargers with pretty china? I love this look, and it really makes this delicate china more accessible and updated for everyday.
Enjoy the autumn sunlight...
A tablescape at my house would not be complete without weeds from the property...
After a walk through the woods, and around my parent's house, I had this basket of--well, weeds. Add a bean pot and you get...
A fall centerpiece! I love natural and will go to any lengths to use what I can gather. I am probably the only person who drives down the highway looking at the roadside for weeds. I haven't stopped yet because my husband would be mortified, but there are a lot of very nice weeds growing along our highways here!!
Now it's time for a different meal with the same setting...almost.
I changed the flatware from my sterling to Mikasa "Italian Countryside" and I loved the straight lines paired with the scrollwork of the china.
And to prove how versatile one setting can be...I varied things just a little for last night's dinner of homemade potato soup and hush puppy cornbread. Yum.
Once again, my Sunday "dinner" table is adapted to different meals with just a few changes. I hope I have inspired you to get out your pretty china and do something different. Family meal time is so important, but it is also an opportunity to invite someone who might not have family around to share a meal with. Always take your blessings with the intention of passing them on to someone else:-)
I am planning on using this color combination throughout this season and have some exciting and different tables planned both inside and outside. So please stop back by! I will be joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" for "Tablescape Thursday" so please go by there and say hi.
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!
Harmony House "Platinum Scroll" china
Wallace "Louvre" 1893 sterling flatware
Mikasa "Italian Countryside" flatware
American Stemware crystal
Chenille napkins and paisley fabric from Mom:-)
Napkin rings - Walmart
Individual salt and pepper shakers - cooking.com
Sparkly pears are Christmas tree ornaments