Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fun With Fall Tables

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.

The mugs are different on each side.

 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.
Ciao! for now!


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RobinfromCA said...

I love, love, love this! So different from the traditional fall color schemes and something I don't think I would ever have come up with. Blogs are so great for inspiration! The Copeland china is just gorgeous!

Happy Day!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Love love your rooster theme and of course adore the incredible is all so inviting and shows your talent at putting together the subtle look of a welcoming meal, thanks for sharing...I enjoyed the visit

Bella said...

Hi J,
Love the farmy chic touches! and the old transferwear sugar bowl is to die for, I am crazy for crazing :-)) If it weren't for soup our coffe mugs would get no use :-)
p.s. it's 6 dog nights :-)

Antiques And Teacups said...

A wonderful fall setting. Brown transferware is always in style. Love the chickens! A whimsical touch!

Elna said...

Beautiful pictures and you still have your roses:-)


jeanetteann said...

Love everything on your beautiful table,china,placemats,everything, just beautiful x

Mary said...

You have such a wonderful knack for pairing all your wonderful items! Love the transferware and your mugs for soup!

James said...

Great cups and saucers, wouldn't an English breakfast look wonderful on those plates.

A Super Dilettante said...

I think it would be a perfect table setting for a clay pigeon shooting club!! I love all the details you show in your picture.

Marlis said...

Love your pretty pieces of Copeland. I also like the old sugar container.. All very charming. Your finds are exquisite. I love that you shared them with us.. so calming and inviting.. xo marlis

Melissa said...

Your table looks fun and elegant. So creative!

Sheila said...

I love your beautiful fall table. Probably because I love roosters. What self respecting lady doesn't, right? Anyway, your table looks so comfy and inviting either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Myself I could see some eggs, bacon and bisquits and gravy here. Or perhaps for dinner A ham steak and cheesy grits. Ymmmm!!!

Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful fall tablescape, I love the addition of the roosters for a touch of whimsy. Thanks for sharing, Laura - Cottage and Broome

Beeutiful by Design said...

Yummy I love the transferware and the roosters. Enjoyable! Jennifer

Barbara said...

Beautiful! I just love that transferware bowl. Thank you so much for photographing it up close. It was like I was able to lift it up to get a closer look. You have such a way of putting together linens. Beautiful with the roosters!

Olive Cooper said...

The Spode plates are too too pretty. Could the roosters be more delightful?

Honey at 2805 said...

Everything on your table is beautiful: the lovely transferware, placemats, silver, it's all beautiful. You have such a talent at putting things together. Your photography is always wonderful too!

Thanks for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

Marigene said...

I always have loved a rooster theme anything! Those are the cutest name cards. Gorgeous old sugar bowl.

Bella Vista said...

Jacqueline, just gorgeous. I love your dishes. Such a graceful table.


Sherry said...

This is a nice rustic mix. Love the place mats. I also love the Spode and the sugar bowl. Very pretty! Thank you for linking it up with Home Sweet Home!

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