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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tablescape Thursday: Autumn Dinner

I'm super excited to be able to join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch again with an autumn table! I'd been wanting to put together this table for a couple of weeks, but time was getting away from me.

Pretty much everything on this table are things I already had in the house. The only new things I had bought  specifically for this table were the placemats and napkins, purchased a couple of months ago at Home Goods in the clearance section.
I used a color palette of browns, golds and cream; very autumnal I thought. My silver serving pieces and silver flatware reflected the other colors nicely and added a touch of elegance to the table.
I really loved these gold/mustard colored paisley placemats. I thought they'd look fabulous with my black transferware. I've also put out my good silver flatware.
The black transferware plates have a harvest theme on them, including berries, apples and wheat designs; perfect for autumn. The brown paisley napkins have similar colors to the rest of the table.

I did a fun and somewhat complex napkin fold called the "Artichoke" for this table. The Artichoke fold is the perfect holder for a place card and a silk fall leaf. This fold also works well with a dinner roll in the center.

The centerpiece for the table I put together taking faux pumpkins and other fall foliage from a centerpiece I had put together for my kitchen table, and placed them around a black metal and glass lantern that usually sits outside on my front porch.

This covered silver server is one of my favorite serving pieces. It has a decorative grapevine motif along the edge and on the feet. It was a gift from my great-aunt (it had belonged to her mother-in-law) about 15 years ago.

Each place setting has it's own little salter. We are still seeking out tiny salt spoons to go with these. We found this vintage set of six at an antiques place in Columbus,WI. last spring.

These sturdy gold colored bubble glasses are actually margarita glasses. I have a set of four with a matching pitcher. They seem perfect for this table, however!

I've only used two plates on this table; here is one of the black transferware plates.

On top I have one of my vintage yellow peacock plates. This plate is covered initally by the napkin, but shows my dinner guest a pretty surprise when they remove the napkin at the start of the meal.

My pheasant salt and pepper shakers, which I frequently have on my tablescapes, are a favorite of mine.

A bird's eye view.

I also took some evening pictures, of course!

This one shows the embroidered flower on the table runner beautifully!

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll also be linking up with Centerpiece Wednesday at Style Sisters!

Black transferware dishes: TJ Maxx, last winter
Paisley place mats and paisley napkins: Home Goods, August 2010
Silver flatware: Baroque, by Godinger
Cream colored embroidered table runner: Home Goods
Urn-style glass salters: vintage
gold mercury glass votive holders: Michael's
gold colored bubble glass margarita glasses: Marshall's, 2003


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a lovely Autumn table. I love your silver collection. Those plates are perfect and the napkins are lovely -- I especially like your fold. Pretty and elegant this all is.

Anita said...

I love all these colors you have combined! I really love the black transferware, and the gold placemats are just perfect. I, of course, love your silver. Beautiful table!

The Tablescaper said...

Such a beautiful autumnal table. Perfect color scheme.

- The Tablescaper

Style Sisters said...

Stunning silverware and serveware! Beautiful tablescape. Come and link up to Centerpiece Wed on my blog...it us located under my tablescape post for tonight. OH and enter my napkin ring giveaway today too.

Mariette said...

Dearest Katie,

You've managed a perfectly warm and inviting fall setting at your table! Fit for royalty!

Hope your meal is equally good and enjoy lingering till the candles have burned down...

Sunny greetings from Georgia,


Miss Char said...

Boy, I love everything about this table. Your silver pieces and your silverware are spectacular. I love the little surprise peacock dish under your napkin, what a nice little touch for your guests.

Thank you so much for sharing, your table is stunning.

Alycia Nichols said...

Your flatware is beautiful!!! Just beautiful!!! You did a bang up job on the napkin fold, too! Very pretty!!!

Johanna said...

Hi Katie,
a bit late - but I am coming. Your Autumn table is wonderful. Love the colors and the silver is spectacular. And, of course, you have plates with the paon on it. This look so nice. Your napkin folding ist great.
I enjoyed my visit as always.
Greetings, Johanna

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

So loving this tablescape, could reach in a grab a few of those lovely items for sure!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Katie...

Gorgeous autumn table, my friend! I love your beautiful black transferware plates...they have such a befitting pattern for autumn too! Love your pheasant dessert plates...they look so pretty framed by the beautiful pattern on the rims of your transferware plates! Ohhh...and your table linens are sooo beautiful! I love, love, LOVE the musturd yellow/gold placemats. Paisley is one of my most favorite patterns! Gorgeous table...thank you sooo much for sharing it with us!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Dreamgoddess said...

What a lovely Autumn table! I really like the combination of colors that you used.

Sherry said...

This is very pretty. I love the napkins and how your folded them. I also love the centerpiece and the silver. Such a beautiful setting. Thanks for stopping by.

victorian parlor II said...


Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the dishes and the lantern-it all looks so inviting and festive:).



Entertaining Women said...

Such a beautiful, sophisticated table. I am particularly fond of the peacock accent plate. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Paige Thomas King said...

i never fold my napkins in such a decorative manner--udually they look a little contrived to me, but I LOVE that fold and how you used it! I'll look it up so I ca try it soon.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. Your Tablescape is so Beautiful~~~ I love your china with the napkin called Artichoke.
This was a great Idea ~~ I must do this on one of Tablescapes some time.
Thanks~~~ Diane