Ah, fall is in the air. The crispness of the air, that beautiful blue sky, the smell of pumpkin, spices and lilacs. Lilacs? It has cooled off since last week when I took these pictures, but there are still blooms on my bushes.
It’s amazing that I haven’t blogged for two weeks. I set a fun table for Halloween that I never got posted as I was busy setting up for Designer’s Showcase - a local fundraiser for Assistance League of Antelope Valley. Then I was out with the stomach flu. Somehow I just lost track of time, so I have a few things to post in the next couple of days.
For the second year in a row my lilac bushes have given me fall blooms. So yes, my house smells of lilacs and cinnamon. So of course that meant a tablescape.
Although I love this time of year, with a pink and green house it’s a little hard to pull too many fall colors into the décor. But I have a small collection of acorns and when mixed with white, brown & silver a crisp fallish look is achieved.
When my friend Nancy came to teach at Bolts last month she brought me a lovely addition to my acorn collection, plus it had a squirrel - the salt & pepper shakers from Pottery Barn.
The squirrel is a reference to the movie Up. There are way too many squirrels in our lives. If you haven’t seen the movie I highly recommend it for any age.
I had one of the ivy covered creamers, but Nancy said I needed a second one when we say it. She was so right. In the background you can see
the lovely white pumpkin with purple stem & leaf that my friend Anna gave me. Visit her blog Anna : The Artist Within for some great creative ideas.
Also added this year were die-cut placemats and place card holders.
The placemats almost disappear against the table.
When I found these brown salad plates in the clearance aisle at Home Goods for $1 each, I figured why not. I never knew how much I would actually use and love them.
May I add your name to the place card?
After checking out the scene outside the window,
Emma stopped by to say hello. She is not quite we need a new tablescape weekly. I’m sure she has discussed it with the GG and they both think I am a little nuts.
The sideboard holds some of the other acorns.
Including a place card holder in dark brown and
my Longaberger Collector’s Club Acorn basket with sprig of lilacs.
Thanks for joining me for my Fall (with a hint of Spring) table.
Stitch at you Soon,
Placemats – TJMaxx
Chargers – Ceriart – Home Goods
Plates - Christopher Stuart, Batalha White
Salad Plates – Deartis, Home Goods
Napkins – Purple Sateen – Homemade
Napkin Rings – Pier 1 – years ago
Flatware – Cambridge – Home Goods
Stemware – Pier 1
Candlesticks – Pottery Barn – years ago
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