I adore Fall. It's my favorite season of the year, and in our neck of the woods, Autumn always presents us with the most beautiful, good for the soul weather of our entire year. Did I say that I love Fall? I also love to decorate for and entertain in Autumn; but I must concede that if I start in September, by the end of November, I am completely over the color orange and all things pumpkin! As a result, I usually prefer to introduce Fall into my tablescape designs a little bit at a time.
Cone on in ...
My always favorite blue and white cozied up nicely to the lightest touches of coral and orange. Four small pumpkins made the show at the last moment. They were really just an after thought.
There are some new additions to my collections that I want to share with you today. Making its premier appearance, the Mottahedeh Cornflower Blue Lace Charger makes me smile a great big goofy smile each time that I use it.
Ditto, the Hartley Greens Leeds large pierced plate. Word to the Wise: This pattern has been on my "list" for years. I never got around to buying it because quite frankly, it was pretty high priced for my wallet. When I finally reached the point that I felt I could begin to collect it, I ordered 4 from Williamsburg Market Place.com. After placing my order, I told the operator that I was excited to call again the next month and order a few more. The operator then informed me that I had just bought the last four plates that they would ever have in stock because the Hartley Greens of Leeds Pottery had gone out of business. I was sick to my stomach! The lesson...if you see something that you really want, don't wait too long to make the purchase. You may never get to have it. Luckily, I recently found a company in Great Britain ( ka ching, ka ching) that has some, and I am now collecting more as quickly as possible. Sometimes silly dreams really do come true.
Topping the stack, another new baby...the Wedgwood feather edge Queensware luncheon plate in that peculiar Wedgwood lavender blue. I bought 12 for a steal on eBay. Accompanying the place setting is my wedding sterling flatware, Reed & Barton Grande Renaissance.
La stack for you detail lovers!
The Waterford Simply Blue goblet and the Tiffin Elyse wine paired nicely for our luncheon.
The Hartley Greens Leeds Chestnut Bowl was an obvious choice for the centerpiece.
I surrounded it with a quartet of coral colored bouquets...
...set in the Lenox Classic Urns. I use these urns in so many situations. They are some of my favorite appointments. Look for them when you go to estate sales. I usually find them for around $25.00.
This week I'm joining:
Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch