Sunday, October 12, 2014

"Autumn Leaves" by Nat King Cole

I am thinking of Nat King Cole's version of "Autumn Leaves" as the inspiration for this tablescsape.
The velveteen orange  leaves placemat  is centered with an embossed leaf and acorn charger.
 A fortunate find of Olfaire's orange leafed dinner plates sets the mood of falling leaves. 
"Autumn Leaves turn red and gold" as the song lyrics exclaim. A coupe soup by The Victorian English Pottery is placed on top of the orange salad. 
 The matching napkin of orange leaves is encircled by the orange beaded napkin rings. The silverware with a clear orange handle complements the place setting. 
The goblet has fallen leaves floating above the orange stem.
In the full place setting each guest will see their name in the topiary ceramic pot.
 The details of the centerpiece include bright red apples and green ceramic pumpkins placed on the coordinating orange velvet leafed runner. 
The bronze mercury container is ringed with stainless steel and rope handles. The leaves and grasses fill the container.   
 Hot cinnamon sunset tea tastes wonderful on a chilly day.
Green and red votive candle holders
will be lit at dusk. The sun lights falls onto the tablescape.
The grape salt and pepper shakers may be used to season the soap and entrée.
A close up of the center piece shows the details of the fall bouquet.
The small tureen with hand painted hues will serve a cream sauce to be added to the squash soup.
The velvet pear and orange pumpkin encompass one of a pair of bronze mercury candle holders. The candle holders match the main centerpiece. 
 More lighting will be added with the metal tray holding the amber glass votive and a pair of clear candle holders with sage green candles.
Hope all of you enjoy the season as the Fall leaves turn.
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Deborah Montgomery said...

This is gorgeous; absolutely stunning. Your flatware is perfect; I've never seen any like it. And I love the centerpiece and the glasses, all the colors look so rich and elegant for autumn.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful table! You described it so beautifully! I would love to sit and chat and enjoy a meal here or Afternoon Tea!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Beautiful! I love your centerpiece! Love the plate details!

Martha's Favorites said...

Your table is amazing. I love dishes and the chargers. It looks perfect. Thanks so much for sharing it. I am so glad you did. Blessings, Martha

Beth L. said...

A wonderful autumn tea. You put together an amazing table. Thanks for sharing it with us.

KathyB. said...

So beautiful. Ordinarily I am not a fan of orange except in fruit & vegetables, yet you have created a table-setting that makes orange simply beautiful and almost a necessity for good décor.