No sun for my pictures this time! The sky is definitely gray and it looks like it will be for several days more.
The leaves have fallen into my pumpkin patch!
I liked these leaf plates the minute I saw them. I came across this tablecloth with the pumpkins and loved the coloring and large scale checkered pattern. I didn't expect to mix the two but I ended up liking them together.
I used the dark wood chargers to create a separation for the patterns. The cream color with the soft tan accent dishes worked well once again! I used the dark bamboo flatware to work with the chargers and to stand out against the tablecloth pattern.
One of the blogger's (forgot who- sorry) used to call this "the rim shot" which always made me snicker. It's a good term though so I'm borrowing it! Pier 1 and Cracker Barrel pieces.
These napkins have the same reddish tone found in the leaves and will come in handy for other table settings. (On mark down at Pier 1)
I figured with all the patterns going on I'd keep the napkin plain and simple in both color and how I displayed them.
My centerpiece was inspired by a pumpkin I just received from a fellow blogger "CelestinaMarie at Southern DayDreams"
I was visiting her "Etsy shop" and this pumpkin was just what I wanted. You can click on the "links" I've provided to visit her blog and shop.
She artfully applied the leaves, ribbon, velvet rose and jute stem and I love the paisley print.
I've been wanting a velvet pumpkin but couldn't make my mind up on one to pick but when I saw this velvet rose I knew that's just how I wanted to go.
I used a glass charger for my base and a crystal candle holder to raise the pumpkin up. I had some two tone excelsior that worked great a a base for the pumpkin. She also included some extras in the package and the green leaf was one of them so I snuggled it in there too!
The little pumpkin and gourds are real and were brought home from the Farmer's Market. This kind of arrangement is also easy to pick up and remove for dining.
The amber colored glasses have appeared a few times over the years. Good 'ole T.J. Maxx!
I like these because they could serve water, tea, milk or a beer!
I fiddled with the camera by putting it on manual and lightened up the picture so you could see the corner round table and get the whole picture. I wish I could just leave the table this way and not take it apart!
As you can see in this collage we're starting to shift to fall colors in our yard and the leaves are beginning to fall. My morning glories are still trying to bloom and the Sweet Autumn Clematis is too.
I will be joining
Between Naps on the Porch for
Next week on Wednesday is the Tablescape Challenge by "Cuisine Kathleen"
This one is tough for me...The purple is messing with my head!! LOL
OCT. 8th Challenge Purple Fall, No ORANGE , lots of PURPLE it should scream Fall, or at least say it loudly! :)