Along with apples, pumpkins, pears, and squash, we have many things to enjoy from the fall harvest season. You’ll see a few of our fall favorites represented in today’s tablescape.
From cotton bolls to oranges…
and acorns to pumpkins.
Oranges are the perfect color and flavor for fall!
These Satsumas are deliciously sweet! I had to be quick with setting this table because the Satsumas were going fast. (Totally my fault!) The burlap table cloth is simply a yard or so of fabric placed at a diagonal. Charcoal stems are from Dollar Tree – again. 😉
I used PAM’s (Painter Artist Mom’s) dinner and salad plates she passed down to our daughter, ID Diva. The china pattern is Summer Breeze by Syracuse.
I topped the plate stack with white ramekins filled with Satsumas. White for a repeat of the cotton bolls and white background on the fall napkins. Bronze flatware adds a glimmer of golden and adds texture.
I placed my new wreath (from my second mom for my birthday) at the center of the table and topped it with a cake plate that holds the cotton bolls and other harvest items. I hid the stem with the ribbons.
Notice the plate is elevated by a book stack inside the wreath ring. I couldn’t stand to have squished cotton!
I snapped a few pictures at night. The daylight plays tricks with my camera settings.
Candlelight shows up better with the lights turned low. Ha! Camera flash gives cotton bolls a sort of spooky glow!
We have many traditions in our southern heritage. Cotton rests right at the top of the list!
Patricia Neely-Dorsey gives us her poetic description for a clue about the hog-killin’ tradition.
Have you ever experienced such?