It is finally looking a bit like fall in Illinois. The leaves are starting to turn, the morning air has that crisp, fresh smell and the nights are cool and beautiful. This is my favorite time of year. The inspiration for my table was the sparkly acorn from an area gift shop. It was a treat from my dad when he was here.
I liked the idea of pairing it with the rustic twig pumpkins. The colorful leaves are actually a placemat that I bought at Kohl's.
The bronze candlesticks have been around my house for many years. I used some bronze and gold garland to add a little more glitz to the table. It is actually Christmas garland from Crate and Barrel, but is perfect for this time of year.
The set of 3 votives in shades of bronze, rust and chocolate are from Jeffrey Alan's. If you look closely you can see that they have a little rhinestone bling on them.
I used my pumpkin salad plates (HomeGoods) and my deep green dinner plates (Wal-Mart). Both were purchased for my first tablescape adventure last October.
The placemats and napkins are a textured cream color. For napkin rings I used strips of fall scrapbooking paper, simply glued into a circle with a glue gun.
The flatware is Rogers Bros. Enchanted Rose silverplate (Ebay).
Acorn salt and pepper shakers seem to work well with this table.
I selected these vintage wine glasses because
of the wheat pattern on them. I don't
know the pattern, I've had these for many years.
Of course we have to see the table by candlelight.
I mentioned using the plates on my first blogging tablescape. I decided to go back and show you what that table looked like. I remember thinking it was pretty...but now, I just want to throw that tablecloth away. It was one that had been at my house for many years. This should give hope to all of you who are just starting to "play with your dishes"! It does get easier the more you do it! Ugh...I really don't like the way this first one looks!