If you have a cloth or remnant of fabric with seasonally correct coloring for summer, why not use it during early to mid summer?
There’s a simple answer to that question…unless the print has pumpkins, squash, and otherwise fall-ish items included. In that case, it’s only appropriate for lat summer/early fall.
Today’s table looks summery at first feel – as does our hot, steamy weather outside!
With fall so near, I decided to bring out some fall items for the table. Nothing too dark and autumn-toned quite yet.
You see my most-used stems from Dollar Tree again. Jenna at The Painted Apron places double place mats often, so I borrowed her idea. 🙂
I love the plaid mats, but the orange seems to ground the place setting better. So, why not use both just for fun?
Leaves under the stems repeat the salad plate leaves – for added emphasis.
PAM gave me the blue napkins a while back. She bought them years ago, and they still had tags on them…never used. I didn’t know what I’d use them for, and it’s a little surprising to use them here.
Even though there’s no blue on the plates, the napkin color ties in well with table-cloth and plaid mats. Variation in colors can be a good thing, don’t you think? Matchy-matchy is just too…well, matchy.
I brought out a few painted gourds again since the colors are perfect.
Who knew these gourds would be so useful over time?
And they were so easy and fun to paint!
How do you set tables this time of year – when it’s still so hot outside? Do you stick with the light and summer-y decor, or do you start using the darker fall tones?