Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Autumn dining

I was looking through photos on pinterest and was reminded how I used to set pretty tables at least once a week. Sigh. So I decided to get out the plates and flatware and set one.

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Fall is such a great time to set a pretty table with all the wonderful things nature has to offer, so I went outside and cut some sourwood, dogwood, oak branches and some weeds, of course:-)


I think we sometimes keep ourselves from enjoying pretty things because of the extra effort involved, but goodness knows in this day and age, we need a little pretty.


I used some very basic things I had, and also some very affordable things.


I had the square rattan chargers and added a square porcelain Better Homes and Gardens dinner plate from Walmart. These plates are $3.98. I combined that with a restaurant salad plate I had and Mikasa Italian Countryside flatware. The glasses are basic Anchor Hocking from Walmart, and I bought them because they were simple, $4.98 for four, and were made in USA. I made the napkins years ago and was happy to get them out again.


I have had these napkin rings for probably 10 plus years and bought them at World Market, I think.




We are still loving the black modern chairs and find them to be really comfortable, especially after the Duncan Phyfe chairs, which were really uncomfortable to sit in. 




I placed some branches from outside in an old vinegar jar my grandfather saved. These things come in super handy as he saved many of them, and I use them for greenery and flowers a lot. 


I'm still loving my vintage brass and the warmth it adds this time of year.








I think it's amazing what a little change can do not only for the look of our decor, but in the aesthetic and ambience. I'm loving this area, and it makes me smile when I walk by. 


And all I did was take a walk in the woods:-)

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11 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful, Anita~ I love how you have pulled everything together with all the rich colors and textures. Just lovely! I had forgotten about all those old vinegar jugs. My mother had a lot of them in the old cellar and now I wish I had a couple of them.
    Hope you have a great Tuesday- xo Diana

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  2. Oh my! We move into our new home next week and I can't wait to get settled and get my creative juices flowing! So inspirational!

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  3. Oh, Anita, you say in this day we need “a little pretty”, but this is a WHOLE LOTTA pretty!

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  4. Oh that walk in the woods yielded a most gorgeous table....I love seeing you create such beautiful tablescapes and that lovely dining room...really love that dream catcher on the door...we all need to catch some wonderful dreams.

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  5. Your table looks so pretty and I like the hanging lamps you have above it.

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  6. What a warm and welcoming table! All the colors of autumn are so lovely and the branches and "weeds" are my favorite. I agree, we just need some pretty in our lives, thank you for sharing!

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  7. I am so inspired and have a new goal! To set the table at least once a week in a gorgeous fashion! Love the beautiful cuttings, the gingham napkins and the plaid throw on the bench! Your dining room is full of gorgeous treasures! It't just beautiful! ~ Kristin www.whitearrowshome.com

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  8. Your table is very tasteful and fits effortlessly into your eclectic style. What a fun space!

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  9. I loved every photo! Just gorgeous! But especially the centerpiece. Everything was perfect!

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  10. I loved every one of your photos! The room and table are just gorgeous. But I especially enjoyed the centerpiece. Everything was perfect.

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