Goodbye Summer Hello Fall is actually a continuation of Summer for me as I live in Florida!
However I do decorate for the four seasons as if we have them.
This table has actually been set up on our dining table for a few weeks as I just love the colors.
I had the plates, flatware and most of the glassware and they seemed a natural fit for a way of easing into the colors of the Fall Season.
I started with a lime green tablecloth to match the lime green in the dinnerware called “Picnic” by Franciscan.
The straw-like placemats seemed ready for a picnic and I liked the way they are frayed on the edges.
I have had the pretty green and golden yellow dinnerware for quite some time.
The gold napkins pick up the gold in the dinnerware and the bamboo flatware seemed to be destined for the setting.
I found the individual straw bread holders on-line and I believe they were on Etsy or Ebay. (It has been so long ago I can’t remember)
I used a mix of glassware.
I just couldn’t resist putting several glass pitchers (some vintage) and several handmade glass “slippers” on each place setting.
These are great to either drink out of or eat a special dessert out of.
This pic shows an up close and personal pic of the individual bread baskets.
I will be using small round loaves of artisan bread and placing them in these little baskets.
I used a vintage punch bowl with glass ladle which will be brimming with a Lemon-Lime-Kiwi-Green Grape Sangria. (Recipe soon to follow)
As I said I pulled out several different decanters to use and when I couldn’t decide, I used them all.
The above decanter was a World Market find. I placed one on each end of the table.
I like the rustic primitive look of the heavy glass.
There are no handles on them which I like.
This coffee/tea carafe is vintage also and I love the shape so it became part of the tablescape.
The wine decanter came from Pier 1 a long time ago but I believe you can still find them on Ebay.
Perhaps it is a good thing I don’t have the leaf up on this dining table or I would have emptied out my cabinet of glassware on this table. LOL
Seriously, I like a more “collected” look both in my home decor and on my table.
For me there is no right or wrong way to assemble a table setting.
I believe it is more interesting if my things are not matchy-matchy, but a collection of things I love.
You will also notice a few expensive vintage pieces along with more reasonably priced modern pieces.
A “collection”, so to speak.
You might note some of the slipper glasses sitting inside the glass soup and dessert dishes don’t sit down completely inside the dishes.
That is because they are individually hand blown and are all different sizes.
I love that about them and that is why they won a spot on the table.
I am planning on a variety of “drinks”…hence the variety of glassware.
My Menu will lean more to a farewell or goodbye to Summer rather than the Hello to Fall.
And the food will have a yellow/ gold, green, and rust color theme going on as well as leaning a bit toward Fall Favorites.
The Drink Choices:
Lemon-Lime -Kiwi -green grape Sangria in the Punch Bowl
‘White Lady’ white wine in the wine decanter (actually from the vineyards of Missouri, yes there are vineyards in the Midwest)
Water in the two rustic glass decanters
The Soup: Gazpacho Soup
The Bread: Individual Artisan Bread rounds with Honey Butter
The Salad: Lettuce, Mango and Avocado Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
The Entree: Smoked chicken thighs with Home Made Apple based BBQ Sauce
The Veggie: Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with crispy bacon, pecans and cranberries
The Dessert: Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze
As I am putting final touches on this post, Another Hurricane is forming in the Gulf and will be affecting us here on the Western coastline of Florida.
How ironic that her name begins with an “I” just as did Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Ian.
This one is named Hurricane Idalia.
Hopefully, Idalia is not going to be as powerful or devastating as Ian, but one never knows until it gets closer.
Who knew there were that many proper names beginning with an “I”.
Yes, I know of Inez and Ingrid and Isabella just to name a few. LOL
Speaking of names, the name of Rita from “Panoply ” deserves a shout out!
She is small but mighty as she organizes these blog hops and keeps us all on track with our table styling.
Thank you Rita.
(As a side note, most of you know what a sports fan I am, especially with my Midwest teams and Rita’s team is a capable competitor in the field of college basketball ….so she and I and a few others in this hop have more in common than setting pretty tables.)
How fun and interesting is that?
Have a great and wonderful week.
Blessings to all.
“Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27 ESV