I know I shouldn't push fall to come this soon. However, with the massive heat wave we have had, maybe bringing in the browns will make it feel cooler! We did have two days this past Labor Day weekend where the AC didn't even think of kicking on! In the 60's on Sunday and 73 on Monday. We sat outside, we cooked out, we had doors and windows open, we reveled in the cooler temps!
So in honor of the cooler weather... browns and whites in a symphony of textures graced the table.
Our everyday Gorham flatware , so that everything is dishwasher friendly.. we are enjoying the cooler temps remember?
Simple white dinner plates on the nito/rattan chargers
Topped with a soup bowl in a lovely hue of golden brown
Topped with a simple monogrammed napkin
I found these open weave Irish linen napkins a few weeks ago at an estate sale.. They had never been used! So I promptly sat down, washed them and then gave them each a monogram.
The burlap runner, large and medium cloche, mercury glass candelsticks, and cross all grace our dining table.. so no set up was necessary except the dishes and a few votives in lower glass containers. The glasses used are some of favorites, each purchased in Santa Fe.
The matching carafe to the wine goblets.
Spanish moss tufts fall from the candlestick to add to the earthly charm of the table.
A favorite white pitcher stand on guard at this end to refill guests drinks as needed.
Pinecones, antique candles that were used as car headlights, a cross and some dried greenery sit atop the silver tray under the largest cloche.
The smaller cloche sports a lovely etched thistle design.
Burlap runner - handmade by moi
Cloches, silver tray - collected over time
Mercury glass candlesticks - Jackalope, Santa Fe
Water goblets, wine krugs - Santa Fe.
Cross - Spears Furniture, Lubbock
Nito/rattan chargers - World Market, Pier One
Dinner plate- Wedgwood Windsor
Soup bowl - Certified International
Flatware - Gorham
Napkins - estate sale, embroidered on a Bernina 730E
Thank you very much for dropping in this week. Thank all y'all from the bottom of my heart for all the well wishes this past week. Both parents are doing well and on the mend.
I'll be linking to Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch and to Seasonal Sunday at the Tablescapers... please drop in, I'd love to catch you there!! Besides.. Susan is hosting a fabulous giveaway from one of my favorite bloggers - Lana at Motif!! Check it out HERE.