Unless you're at the breakfast table, you're not supposed to find coffee cups in the setting at the beginning of the meal. But we're using our mugs for the soup!
Turkey red stripes accent the linens, roosters serve as place cards, and water fowl decorate the china. They all seem like a natural for a fall table to me.
The theme has a fun but informal feeling to it. Nothing too serious here.
Small Spode plates dress up the solid white Hedge Rose Wedgewood, and are used as saucers for the mugs. An over-size monogram linen napkin pulls it all together.
An ancient transferware sugar bowl punctuates the dark tones. The short tan jug is hefty antique yellow ware. Everything ready for a relaxed autumn supper.
Flatware is a vintage mix, and bistro glasses are Williams Sonoma. All of the china is vintage as well.
Placemats placed over a tablecloth seem quite informal to me, and in this case extend the use of the cloth underneath.
I found the matching placecards and napkins at my corner stationary store.
I'm in awe of very old pieces like this one still kicking around.
The placemats are two brand new sets of four I came across at the flea market still in their packaging. They were a very small fraction of the price you will find on-line. Oh happy day!
I hope your having fun with Fall tables too!
Thanks so much for coming by for a look.
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