Well, here it is…November. But you can’t tell what season it is by our trees or grass that’s normally dormant by now. The only fall colors you’ll see here are on the table.
We’ve had no rain – it seems since forever. Mornings are cool for a little while, and then things warm to the 80’s. It doesn’t look like fall, nor does it feel like fall. But, I determined it to be fall on my table!
I stepped out to set a table in the cool of the morning yesterday.
It all started with this set of four melamine rooster plates a friend gave me last Christmas. I’d thought the plates had only red on them, but on closer inspection, I discovered orange intermingled with red. Orange!
Hence, this tablescape of orange and red accents was born .
Red and orange plastic cups came from Dollar Tree last year.
Plaid napkins have the perfect mixture of orange and green tones plus deep red.
The reverse side of the table-cloth offers more muted tones than the deep brown and white paisley you’ve seen before.
Most recently, you saw it on the porch table for two for launching your fall decorating earlier this season.
I love the sharp contrast of the front side of the fabric. But the reverse side softness seemed right with the tones on these rooster plates.
The center lantern is filled with several items I borrowed from the aged wooden box you saw on the Table of Owls on Tartan Plaid. The box now sits on the vintage sewing machine cabinet in the foyer. Easy pickings for filling the lantern.
Smaller lanterns with tea lights circle the main lantern, all in colors found on the plates and napkins.
It’s surprising the colors you can find on your plates when you look closely.
What plates do you have with hidden colors? Any new discoveries?