Summer to Fall Table of Transition

A tablescape of late summer flowers combined with early fall vegetables gathers all the season’s goodness in our mid-September South.

Celebrating Late Summer/Early Fall

The pastel tablecloth is filled with pumpkins, gourds, and green leafy fall flower blooms.

I combined our most-used stems of charcoal and green from Dollar Tree.

Dollar Tree Stems

Black dinner plates called out to me to bring out the hints of black on the salad and bread plates.  With such a light tablecloth, I fought the temptation at first.  White plates were too muted and nothing stood out.

After relenting for a trial with the black, I was smitten.  I’m such a sucker for sharp contrast.  Are you?

place Setting

The teak handle bronze ware was a must with the black Dollar Tree plates.  Did I mention how much I adore the deals at Dollar Tree?

I found these sunflower bread and butters at a thrift store for nearly nothing.

Plate Stack

The sunflower salad plates were on clearance last year at Hobby Lobby.  How could I resist?

The charger shade of green is one of my favorites – lime with a little shimmer.  I found them on clearance at Michael’s while on our beach trip for less than 50 cents.  I bought all they had and plan to paint or mod podge sets of different colors and textures.

Sunflower Salad Plate

I placed the sunflower salad plates over blue for my Tablescape of Sunflowers earlier this summer.

Last year’s sweater and shirt sleeve pumpkins are making their first appearance for this year.

Center Arrangement

They were very easy and such fun to make!

Candle Collection

A set of six votive candles from T. J. Maxx adds sparkle to the table, along with the pillar set among stones.  The votive candles looked sharp lined around green apples two years ago in my post to “Fall” into Table Decor and Inspiration.

Early Fall Dinner

I bought green apples at the grocery the other day.  My wheels are turning for what I’ll do with them this year.  The weather’s very nice today, so I plan to set the patio table this afternoon.

Friends from Texas are visiting tonight, so we’ll either eat here in the dining room or outside.  With both tables set, it’ll be their choice.  I really love that!  🙂

Which would you choose…eating inside or out on the patio?  Are things cooling off nicely at your house?


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  1. says

    I’m still holding on to summer in our house. The only thing I did was to change the wreath on the door. I love the use of the sunflowers in this tablescape and all the transitional colors and textures!
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    • says

      Thank you! I have a fall wreath planned for the front door, but I haven’t put it together yet. All in due time! Today, it’s hot again, so it sure feels like summer. 🙂

    • says

      Thank you, Christina. It’s such a fun time of year, isn’t it? I hope you’re having a good start to your fall festivities, as well. 🙂

  2. teresa says

    Stunning! However, I can wait a while for the leaves to fall in my yard. It takes me weeks to get them all raked. 🙁 Still, it’s worth to have the trees.

    • says

      Thanks, Teresa. I’m so glad I no longer have leaves to rake. It does take so much time, but, I miss the trees near the house. Yes, count your blessings with the trees.

    • says

      Thanks, Pam. It turned out to be very hot in the afternoon, so I didn’t set a table outside after all. It was dark by the time we ate, so we were destined to eat in the dining room. How I thoroughly enjoyed our Texas friends!

  3. says

    Love this Kim! The soft blue tablecloth is a nice touch- keeps it from beeing too fall like. I’m finally giving way to decorating for fall. Autumn’s display will be happening here in the next few weeks so I might as well accept it! I like the little berry vine going through the center of the table and the cute pumpkins. I just realized I’m a pumpkin hoarder!! LOL… I brought out my plastic tubs and found more that I forgot I had plus I bought some this year!! I need to ban myself from Michael’s, JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby!
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    • says

      Thank you! I look forward to your fall changes, Liz. I know what you mean about the pumpkins…opened a new pack of four I bought the other day. It does get ridiculous, doesn’t it? But, it’s so fun!