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