Welcome, October! We’re happy to greet you, aren’t we folks?
Leaves in fall are one of my favorite things. The colors are so beautiful. Here in North Mississippi, we get only a little coloring eventually, although they’re usually blown away quickly by strong winds and rain.
Thank you, Patricia Neely-Dorsey, for another thought-provoking poem – so much like our own life of lessons.
How do you use fall colors in your home…on your table? Colorful leaves come to mind – leaves of many types, leaf plates especially.
I came across these leaf salad plates a couple of years ago in an antique mall. Since the plates are fine china and leaves are always a favorite of mine, of course I didn’t hesitate to swoop them up. Love this steal/deal.
I liked the colors (such versatility!) in the leaves, and the hint of blue inspired today’s entire tablescape. I used these leaf plates last year in Turkeys Marching Tablescape at Thanksgiving.
The place mats were on clearance at T. J. Maxx recently. I love paisley. It’s amazing how much paisley I don’t have, given my attraction to it.
The silverware came from my aunt. She sent them to me after I published the post about my grandmother’s Lost Lavender China Lives. My grandmother used this silverware with her lavender china. (Thank you, Auntie D!)
Cobalt blue tea glasses are from a shopping trip with Mom 2 at our favorite antique mall earlier this year. I don’t believe they really are antique.
Today is my second mom’s 85th birthday. Due to a birth certificate error, she celebrated yesterday, too. Officially, today is the day, but she was truthfully born on September 30th. So again today, happy birthday, Mom 2!
The shorter blue glasses are from Dollar Tree. I have no problem mixing the finer things like fine china with cheap stuff from dollar stores and thrift outlets. Some would call me shameless.
The left corner leaf coasters came from last year’s clearance somewhere. Even though they’re coasters, why hide them under a glass?
This French tray has been on our kitchen table since summer began. It goes well with this setting, so why change it? Even the vase of last year’s dried cockscomb has mellowed into fall tones.
The pine cones on the French tray repeat the color and texture of the rattan chargers – and brown tone on the plates.
My Texas friends who visited recently brought a gift bag filled with goodies. I’ve enjoyed these fall napkins they brought us.
Also these cute pumpkin S & P’s. Aren’t they adorable?
This layering of three salad plates just might be another shameless act. I’m a trend-setter, didn’t you know? Ha!
Look how the rims of blue and white frame the leaf plate. Am I crazy, or do you like that, too?
Did you know blue is a fall color? It is! I decided. I’m a shameless trend-setter, remember? (wink)
What new and different colors are you adding to your fall decor? Are you setting a trend?
I’m sharing this table at Tablescape Thursday.