Prayers for Texas!
I can’t begin today’s post without saying that I pray for all in Texas who have flooded homes and devastation all around. It’s awesome to see how people are contributing and helping in wonderful ways!
Can you believe August is almost over? I cannot! We are definitely in the eve of summer’s season. Fall’s early light is dawning! We left home for the weekend and returned to very cool early morning temperatures. Yesterday morning on the porch was l-o-v-e-l-y!
When I noticed colored leaves on our Crepe Myrtle trees last week (What’s Blooming Wednesday #59), I was shocked. How could this be? Our days are still very hot!
I pulled off a short branch and ran inside to set a table while the inspiration was still fresh. Do coloring leaves inspire you for fall decorating?
I made a decision to not decorate for fall until September first. Before setting out apples, and then pumpkins and acorns, let’s give summer a proper wink. 😉
The leaf plates are from T.J. Maxx two or three years ago and are thin like fine china (Royalton China Company).
I chose the china with lavender blooms (Sheffield by Salem) for the dinner plate because I like how the blooms frame the leaf plate and bring out the blue tiny leaves.
For some reason, I’m drawn to blue in the fall. Not the norm, I know!
Mom 2 gave me the small plate and candle holders several years ago.
Mom 2 is the mom of “JA”, my teenage friend, and they were our neighbors. I joke that I am “special” and require two moms. 😉 Our families remain close friends but now live in separate states (unfortunately).
The candle holders remind me of the ocean with how they reflect the light and show layering that looks like waves in the water.
The fading hydrangea bloom is used to distract the eye from the back side of the plate.
A few fresh blooms remain on the hydrangea bush, so I brought one inside.
I like the blend of textures – from soft to rough. Horse apples are sometimes called monkey brains. Ha!
I brought out a couple of bottles from my collection. This bottle is from an old diffuser set.
This next one looks like an antique medicine bottle. I found it while digging around an old burn pile in our Georgia yard. That neighborhood was built on old farm property.
I couldn’t commit to green or blue stemware, so I went with both. Isn’t that simpler than having to choose? Ha!
I purchased these napkins last year for spring and summer tables, but the golden and rusty fall shades are perfect for this late summer/early fall tablescape.
It’s another repeat of blue, too. 🙂
So, what’s your plan? Have you decorated for fall yet?
I’m sharing this table at Tablescape Thursday. Join in on the fun!