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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cooling Down a Fall Tablescape

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This morning , instead of doing things that were on my list, I decided to create a fall tablescape that felt cool (as in temperature).

Since it is in the 90’s here, I couldn’t use the weather as my inspiration.

I decided to play fall colors off of a cool color like white, a cool metal color like silver, and a cool glass color like mercury glass.

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When I think of Woodland Spode, I don’t necessarily think of white, but I love how it looks with a bright white charger and mercury glass.

Everything cools down a bit, even if it is still hot and muggy outside.

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When that first ‘norther’ does blow in , colors may change around here even further,

but for now I am just trying to stay cool.

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I am linking to several wonderful parties :

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51 comments:

Theresa said...

Beautiful table! Love the mix of whites and silver! The fall colors makes it cooler! You are so talented!

Have a blessed day! HUGS!

D.B. said...

I LOVE mercury glass and I love this table setting - Fall Chic! It's 93 here on September 15th! Time to cool things down and see some trees changing color. I've been holding on to summer but I'm now content to gracefully let it go. Would love to go shopping for pansies!

Anita said...

Oh I LOVE your Spode with the white and silver!! I have the Spode Woodland "American Horses" and I used white and silver with it. I love the fish too, but I only have the 4 horses. I love the color of the placemats with the china also! Beautiful table!!

Beth in NC said...

Oh lovely!!! Now I want to decorate my table for fall!

Your tablescape makes me want some pumpkin pie and turkey (in that order - ha).

red.neck chic said...

Oh my gosh Laura...

THAT is a GORGEOUS table!!! What time is dinner?

;-D
robelyn

Karen said...

Lovely, cool but Fall-ish. I love it! You've scored again, Miss Laura.
Love those dishes too!!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Blondie's Journal said...

I think you accomplished what you set out for...everything looks cool and crisp. I love your mercury glass and your silver is beautiful.

xoxo
Jane

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Oh, Laura, that table is beautiful!! I love the mercury glass. Perfect with the fall colors.

We are definitely cool here and it looks like summer is ending and fall jumping in. I remember living in Texas and summer lasted about 6 or 7 months, or at least it seemed like it did.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful...looks great!!! Ready for fall here also...but still in the mid-90's...wishful thinking!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh Laura, this is just my favorite Brown Transferware, and your table is soooo gorgeous. Makes me feel chilly just looking at it!!
I'd love for you to link in tomorrow evening with Vintage Inspiration Friday if you get a chance, this tablescape REALLY has ME inspired!
big hugs,
Debra

Kim said...

Your Fall tablescape looks beautiful Laura. I love the bee flatware. It's still very warm here too. Looking forward to cooler, more Fall-like weather!
xoxo,
Kim

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful table and hot here, too. I am praying for cooler weather, but not cold.

Deb said...

very fall...it's hard for me to get into fall when its still 95 outside...

LDH said...

Lovey, Laura! An elegant table

trash talk said...

You're too cool for school!
Debbie
P.S. We'll get fall someday...like maybe in December.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, Beautiful table and I love the spode dinnerware. In the 90s here in Virginia still...I could use some cooler weather.
xo, Sherry

CHERI said...

Your tablescape is so lovely, peaceful, cooling. Love the dishes! It's still in the 90's here, too, and so, so, so dry! I want some cool weather SOON!

Shelia said...

Hi Laura! Oh, what a gorgeous table you've set! Love your dishes and the silver (and it's all shined up so prettily) look great together.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, I am pleased that you forgot the things on your list for something more important! Your Woodland Spode and the striking white, what a classic look, I love it! You did great in creating a beautiful, charming and inviting fall look, your home is so ready for the season~ I would really like to see it in person :)

Your friend,
Nancy

NanaDiana said...

Laura-That is just lovely! It does feel refreshingly cool and Fall-ish. And I love that Spode china. I'm assuming you painted that tray? It is gorgeous! Soon...all too soon...it will be cool again! Diana

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love this look. It is unusual and it is a "cool" fall look!

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Hi Laura!
How pretty!
I found a silver ceramic pumpkin this summer at Good Will for $3.50.
Silver is in my Fall decor this year, too!
Need to get the rest of it out and add white to it like you did, I love it!
Hugs and you are so COOL!
~me

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty! You did add an interesting cool feel to your autumnal 'scape with the addition of those elements. I really like the mercury glass candle holders and the berry rings around them.

DD

Sue said...

I really like the mixture of the brown transferware and the white dishes with the mercury glass! So classic and fresh looking at the same time. And the silverware pattern- I am in love with that- could you share the name of the manufacturer? Thanks, Laura- Sue

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A beautiful table! I love the dishes and mercury glass candle holders!

Nocona said...

Really Pretty! I can't wait until I have a room that I can decorate like that!

Linda said...

If that will make me feel cooler...I'm setting the table for fall today! Yours is beautiful. And what is that flatware pattern? I love it! I am sooooo ready for cool weather to descend on south Texas!

Scribbler said...

Very pretty combination and one I wouldn't have thought of! You can bet I am filing away that idea of "cooling it"!

Debbie said...

It's PERFECT! I know exactly what you mean about trying to cool down the table because it's so stinking hot here.

The white with the silver with the other autumnal colors looks absolutely wonderful, and I wouldn't have thought to do it. It's the perfect solution for the wannabe fall around here.

Love it!

Miss Char said...

Your table is beautiful, I understand about the temps outside effecting our ability to present fall inside. Your Spode is just perfect for your table setting. I am so into silver right now that I can't stop myself from displaying it all over the house. Thanks for posting your beautiful table.

Jo said...

Yep, we still have warm days
(southeast Georgia),but a little cooler in the evenings and mornings,fall is in the air;love your tablescape,love the mercury glass,the silver with white is so classy.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Really do love your centerpiece. The white tray is my fave. So pretty.

TY for sharing your ideas.

Have a happy TS...

Greetings from Stockholm,/chie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You created such a pretty table setting. The silver and white does give it a cool feeling.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

I see you are also in Texas, and you're right, we need "cool" fall tablescapes with our continued hot weather! Your pretty Spode Woodland looks wonderful with the fall placemats and candle rings. Thank you for visiting me and letting me know you are a follower! I will return the favor!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Gorgeous....I LOVE the mercury glass and all the metal elements with this warm tablesetting :)

Blessings!
Gail

Pondside said...

That was beautiful. Such a fall table scape would let the food star.

Linda Q said...

Loved the dishes you used with the hints of mercury glass and Fall colors, lovely!
I am getting in the mood for Fall now.
Linda

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow ! Your table is stunning. The bee flatware is charming,the whole table delightful. I'm new to blogging and am envious of how lovely your blog is. Please stop by and visit my blog and perhaps become a follower. Enjoyed my visit today!!

Mimi said...

Beautiful fall table...I love the Woodland series, the plates are so nicely detailed.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I haven't even decorated for fall yet. It's been too hot for it to even feel like fall, but I noticed the calendar today and it dawned on me it's the middle of September so I better get started!

I really like what you did, especially the berry wreath. It's nice that you went with more muted oranges and browns instead of the typical bright orange and golds.

the gypsy chick said...

Oh I have the same pattern. I started collection the woodlands a few years ago & love it! I use my coffee mugs everyday.
I hope that you are doing well! Will is see you in Warrenton this show? :)


amy

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

how lovely. Love the pheasant dishes against the rust placemats!
Am on Vintage Inspiration Friday with Debra too~

Karen

Cathy said...

Your Woodland Spode is just gorgeous and so is the silverware with the bees on it. Just beautiful!

Cathy ♥

Barbara said...

Trying to stay cool here too. I really like those beautiful dishes paired with the mercury glass.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hey Laura, you KNOW I love this post, thanks so much for linking up to VIF, This makes me sooooo ready for Fall!
hugs and love,
Debra

Entertaining Women said...

Nice selection of design elements to achieve your 'cool' autumn tablescape. I'm sharing your post with my daughter-in-love; she also has the wonderful Spode Woodland Spode. Thank you for sharing your charming fall design. Stay cool! Cherry Kay

Low Tide High Style said...

Really beautiful Laura! I love the combination of silver, white, and the beautiful mercury glass!

Kat :)

Jacqueline said...

The woodland spode china is beautiful...stay cool!

Debby said...

I am so glad you visited Inspired Design because it led me to your blog which is beyond gorgeous!! Love the Autumn tablescape! I will bring the pumpkin pie! I look forward to being your newest follower ~ Debby xo

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and your table is stunning! I am a self professed "dish-a-holic" LOL, and my family agrees. I have some very old wheat dishes that belonged to my mom-in-law that I love to use in the Fall, even though I never met her they give me a connection to her, and I enjoy using them. I'm new to blogging, when you have a moment please come up to New England for a visit - it's beautiful this time of year, it's always exciting to have a new Follower! Thank you, I enjoyed my visit today! Have a lovely weekend!

Tanya said...

Love the white with the woodland spode plates. Where in the world did you find the silverware with the bees on it? It's adorable and I might NEED some myself.

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