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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Summer to Fall Tablescape

It's almost fall, can you feel it in the air? But not quite yet. I thought I'd show you how to take a simple end of summer setting and turn it into a first of fall tablescape.

I pulled together some simple pieces that would transition well.  Rustic chargers from World Market (I think). A basic white charger plate, Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates and a yellow bowl.

Rustic napkin rings on yellow napkins with my favorite handblown glasses. Totally great for dining outside in the late summer. Indian summer, warm days and cool nights.

Sunflowers are placed in a flower trug as a table centerpiece. Be sure to drop the ends in the flower vials so that they will last.

I also added some rustic hurricanes for dining by candlelight. It does get dark much earlier these days.

This Fitz and Floyd pitcher is equally at home on a summer table as one for the fall.

 This sweetie flew right into the basket of sunflowers. He came to me all the way from Ash Tree Cottage! Susan and Bentley had a giveaway and I was the lucky winner. Totally lucky because we have yellow tile in our kitchen and he is the perfect accessory for the large window in there. Perfect. Thank you again Susan and Bentley! You guys need to hop over to visit, their blog is chock full of great stuff. Always.

Are you ready to jump into fall with just a few simple changes?

Can you spot the differences?

Horchow's had another sale today, so I replaced this flatware. My son shopped the house and I was gracious enough to let him have this set. I did change out the napkins.

I switched out the centerpiece for the succulents that are still doing so well. First time ever I've kept them looking this good for an entire summer!!!! I challenged myself this year. If Delores at Vignette Design could do it, well so could I!

Then I added these large amber hurricanes.

Just ignore the brick work going on.. I can hardly wait till the brick gets leveled again this fall. Said tongue in cheek, but ever so thankfully.

Because the bowls aren't a bright yellow, they transition really well.

And that my dear friends is how easy it is to transition a set of dishes between two seasons. Always easier to than one thinks.

Thank you so much for dropping by. I love company and your comments are bright spots in the days!

Chargers - World Market
White chargers - unknown
Dinner Plates - Bordallo Pinheiro
Bowls - TJ Maxx, B
Flatware - Horchow's (again)
Napkin rings - made by moi, instructions HERE
Summer Napkins - Villeroy & Boch
Fall napkins - Williams Sonoma
Summer Hurricanes - TJ Maxx
Flower Trug - One Kings Lane
Fall Hurricanes - Home Goods, Dallas
Succulent bowl - made by moi
Salt and Peppers - Godinger

I'm going to be showing at the following parties.. do drop in and give a look around. You'll like what you see!
Cuisine Kathleen - Let's Dish
Stone Gable - Tutorials, Tips and Tricks
Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday
The Tablescaper - Seasonal Sundays.


Sarah said...

Marlis, I'm ready to transition into the cooler temps of fall. We've been having them since a nice rain over the weekend. Your tables transition beautifully. Such simple little touches to switch from summer to fall. Well done!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

So super-pretty! Aaah, you really are queen of table-decor!

I love getting the house ready for autumn - all snuggly and toasty!


Tanya@takesix said...

I love your table, and it is perfect for this seasonal transition! I have a few pieces of the cabbage dishes, but not any plates. They are beautiful. They are great for summer, and harvest time as well.

kitty said...

I love both, Marlis. Thanks for showing us how to transition from summer to fall. Those colors are perfect for both seasons, but it's all in the accessories, isn't it??

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow! You didn't kill the succulents! Now I am truly inspired to give it a try myself. I seriously kill off every plant I touch! :-( I love the way you transitioned this from late summer to fall with just a few detail changes. Beautiful! The cabbage plates and chargers easily work with either look, and the napkin changes just seal the deal! SO glad you recouped the dark bamboo flatware!!! It works so well with so many settings!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Hi Marlis, I love all those plates! Especially the cabbage ones. I'd love to have a set. How I'd love to come have coffee at your table!

Barbara F. said...

I love your yard and outdoor tablescapes, Marlis. Always beautiful. Wish we had a World Market here. xo

Mary said...

I love all your elements for your table you've used to transition to fall! Your F&F pitcher is one my favorite pieces of yours~ I love the lines and curves of the handle!

Lulu said...

How simple you make it all sound, Marlis. I love the effort you put into your tables to make each one a visual delight. I have a cake stand that would match your cabbage plates. Shall I send it out?

suzyq said...

What a lovely serene table you have for us this week. I could just sit there for ages.

Infuse With Liz said...

Well done! Love the trug and flowers! Great transitional tablescape! I really like that Fitz and Floyd pitcher!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello dear Marlis,

Your blings works well in all seasons. I guess, we don't need to buy 20 diff kinds of dishes just of, right? The only thing we need to add is our creativity and the touch of the season.

I more appreciate a real setting rather than a new set every week to set for a new post.

Your setting is reality and I really salute you for that. Honestly.


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

beautiful centerpieces! I also love that water pitcher! Great settings

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh my gosh, such a beautiful combination of dishes! Love it all. Thanks for the inspiration!! ;)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your succulent centerpiece. Pretty dishes and lovely setting.

Marigene said...

What a lovely table...I just dove in head first, no transition for me. The hurricane candle holders are gorgeous. Your succulents look great.

Kathleen said...

Love this outdoor setting. The colors are a perfect transition. What great hurricanes!
Thanks for joining in at Let's Dish!


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