Welcome to the 312th Tablescape Thursday!
My table setting this week did its best to become an autumn table setting. At one point it was sporting a centerpiece of fall leaves and sparkly, brown pine cones.
I’m just not quite ready to succumb to fall. So I took the leaves away and decided to go with something lighter, something that hints of fall but still has one foot firmly planted in these last warm days of summer.
I kept the centerpiece nice and simple using two bundles of wheat purchased so long ago, I can’t remember now where I found them. Initially, I placed them in two white ceramic pitchers but that looked a little boring. I decided to go a different route, swapping the white pitchers for silver-plated pitchers received as wedding gifts back in 1978. Yes, I save everything! 🙂
Remember the preserved boxwood wreaths I always hang on my kitchen cabinets at Christmastime? (View that post here: Decorating With Preserved Boxwood Wreaths)
Two worked great to dress up the base of the pitchers for the centerpiece.
I don’t buy dishes very often these days, they have to really steal my heart to tempt me. Recently while shopping for flatware at West Elm, I came across the silliest, most fun plates you’ve ever seen!
They are called “Dapper Animal Plates” and they feature a variety of animals all dressed up in people clothing. It’s just impossible to look at them and not laugh!
The yellow dinner plates are from Noritake’s Colorwave Collection. Since the salad plates are filled with a cast of colorful characters–an eclectic gathering of friends, I brought out my silver “Family” and “Friends” napkin rings. They were a find from Pottery Barn a couple of years back.
One side says, “Family”…
…and the other side says “Friends.” The silver color of the napkin rings works nicely with the silver-plated pitchers in our centerpiece.
The whimsical flatware I’m using in this table is Treble Clef and it’s available here: Gourmet Settings Treble Clef. I love this flatware and have use it often in table settings.
This little collection of furry and feathered friends includes Mr. Rooster…
and Miss Bunny.
Also, included in this grouping but not used in today’s tablescape was Mr. Boar…
and Mr. Blue Jay.
Mr. Owl is on backorder, he should be arriving sometime soon.
This collection also included Mr. Bear but unfortunately he is no longer available. Update: West Elm is still carrying some of these plates, you’ll find them here: Whimsical Dapper Animal Plates
Are the leaves beginning to change where you live? The trees in my yard are just barely starting to show color…just barely.
Looking forward to all the beautiful tablescapes posted for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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