I love putting together a pretty table, but I think I enjoy putting together Autumn tables most of all. Maybe it’s because they lend themselves so well to the warm tones that I’m drawn to. The golds, coppers and bronzes reflect both a sophisticated and cozy feeling which I love.
Almost everything on this table came from Pier I, by far one of my favorite places to wander. They have a beautiful selection of just about anything you might need to complete your table, from dishes to the all important accessories.
Now about those accessories…aren’t these napkin rings pretty?
This simple but elegant stemware had to come home with me! The ‘cracked’ glass looks so pretty I just couldn’t resist…so I didn’t!
I also picked up a centerpiece that coordinated with the glassware. I prefer centerpieces that can be left on the table without interfering with anyone seeing each other, and this fit the bill nicely. This is a fairly small table as well, and a large centerpiece might look overwhelming. If you love tall centerpieces (who doesn’t?), a good option would be to simply remove it and place it somewhere else just before your guests are seated.
This unique ladle was a gift our daughter gave us from a trip to Vietnam, one of her favorite travel destinations.
The salad plates have a cute little pumpkin shape, making them perfect for an Autumn or Thanksgiving dinner. As cute as they are, I almost wish they had the same design as the dinner plates so they could be used year round.
Of course, no table would be complete without a salt and pepper set!
I’ve had this sterling flatware for ages! Over 20 years ago I worked as a Bridal Consultant at Macy*s and one of the perks was getting first dibs on sale items. Coupled with the employee discount, I was able to get lots of things I normally wouldn’t have been willing to pay full retail for.
I’m still debating whether or not to paint this table. I have MMSMP in Ironstone at the ready in case I get the urge to have at it. One of my favorite paint projects was this cabinet, which was also the first time I used milk paint. It’s in our master bath and every time I go to the bathroom it’s right in front of me and it makes me smile. Beats reading The Wall Street Journal ;).
Wanna stalk some more of my Autumn tablescapes? You can start here for a look at a rustic table, then go here for a look at something with a bit more color, then here for a quick look at our former dining room and another Pier I table from two years ago. Or you can click on ‘Categories’ in my Nav Bar and click on ‘Tablescapes’.
In other news…
It’s windy and cold here today! We’ve already lost power a few times, but thankfully not for long. The rest of the week should be a bit warmer.
Remember my Birth Certificate debacle (scroll to the bottom of that post so you know what I’m talking about)? Well, I think I may finally have gotten that resolved, although I still don’t have one yet. Stay tuned and fingers crossed.