My friends….the leaves are starting to fall in my Florida yard!
No, not the palm fronds, but the leaves of my Shady Lady Olive tree.
Actually, it is almost a continual process all year long, I am always using the grass blower to rid my foyer of those little leaves.
When I was sitting out the dishes and items to use in this tablescape…
….I was reflecting on Autumn, most likely because the placemats were a collection of fall leaves in various oranges, reds, yellow and brown.
I found the placemats last year at Pier 1 and fell in love with them.
I knew I had to use them in a tablescape.
The leaves reminded me of gathering colorful leaves as a child and how much I loved and admired the different shapes and colors.
I added faux sunflowers, orange gerbera and mums in and about the various sized vases.
The dinner plate is a rust color and the green cabbage Majolica salad plates are a reminder that the Fall harvest will soon be here.
I also brought out the copper mule cups because it highlighted the color of the placemat leaves.
I used a brown stemmed goblet for water glasses and the colorful autumn leaf napkins have bittersweet napkin rings…with a autumn leaf or two tucked in.
The flatware I have had for more years than I care to remember and the orange brightens the rustic tablescape.
The soup bowl…you just have to have a soup bowl for a Fall tablescape…is also a rust colored bowl shaped like a leaf.
On the ends of the table I placed leaf plates with orange cheese knives.
Now, I am going to make time for myself.
I have fresh apples sitting on my counter which say Fall is here.
I have an apple cake in the oven and the aroma is inviting me to grab my tea pot and set up a little tray to enjoy all my endeavors with my Autumn tablescape.
I’ll be having the warm apple cake with my cuppa for an afternoon treat.
A quiet little time to sit back and appreciate the season called Autumn.
Blessings and Have a wonderful Day!