It is almost a full month into the Autumn season, yet it still does not seem like it here. It is definitely the opposite of what is occurring in other parts of the country. My heart goes out to all of the people in the Carolinas inundated with torrential rain. I pray for the families going through this terrible time.
We did have a small reprieve from the unbearable heat just recently, thank heavens....a bit of rain and two lovely days of cooler temperatures.
Ah, Autumn! The slight crisp in the air, when it is not too hot nor too cold....it's just lovely. Fall's cooler days are the perfect time for enjoying a meal al fresco. With the holiday season arriving shortly, I am already planning my menu (I might try goose this year!) and table for this year's Thanksgiving. If you love to entertain, today's tablescape would also be fitting for a morning-after Thanksgiving, or a perfect brunch anytime during the Fall. A palette of soft neutral colors combined with nature's beauty as a backdrop is so soothing; just what my heart wants after a long, long, summer. I hope you enjoy the post!
I began the table with this lovely brown and cream tablecloth. I love the soft browns, beiges, and subtle greys!
Dark brown beaded chargers
were followed by my Spode woodland plates. I just adore these plates for Fall, they are so versatile!
Two each of the red grouse
and wood duck are the perfect compliment to the table linen.
Dark brown saucers
followed by delicate tea-stained doilies provide a little bit of vintage charm.
If you would like to read how to tea-stain your doilies to give them vintage appeal, you may do so on my other blog The Crafting Table here.
Two burlap and sisal pumpkins
are joined by a charming basket made of corn-husks,
filled with Indian corn, wheat stalks and heads, and small white pumpkins (both real and faux).
An antique wrought-iron trivet
is the perfect setting for a jaunty little teapot in white.
A sweet brown and white cream and sugar
compliment an antique ironstone transferware dish full of crazing which I attribute to its charm.
Delicate teacups and saucers of very fine bone china situate themselves at this festive table.
Crochet-edged napkins of beige are held by twiggy napkin holders....
and pine cones are placed sporadically here and there.
Miniature teapots fashioned out of branches and twigs
add to the overall rustic charm.
I love these little fellows, the top on each opens, so a name card could be placed inside easily, if so desired. Too cute!
A brunch wouldn't be complete without some nummy noshes, and my Spode Woodland footed plate worked wonderfully for serving them.
A simple but charming tea,
perfectly suited for Fall.
From my collection:
Table linen, Waverly, Ross
Brown and white creamer and sugar, Grace's Teaware, TJMaxx/Homegoods
Spode Woodland plates, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Crochet-edge napkins, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Small ironstone dish, Mason's "Watteau Brown," England, local vintage shoppe
Rustic napkin holders and mini teapots, Local thrift
Lace doilies, The 99¢ Store, then tea-dyed by yours truly