Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tablescape Moods of Fall

White still plays a big part in my vignettes and tablescapes for fall. But my tables often show my tendency to mix the brightest white with the darkest browns of autumn that I enjoy so much.

Since white is a neutral, it can follow whatever colors and natural elements the season has to offer. For fall I like to add dried flowers and foliage.

I tend to use my brown transferware the most in fall. But I often use plain white napkins on tablescapes in all seasons, and autumn is no exception.

The mix of light and dark can make for a table as crisp as that of summer. This combination of china was set on a plaid blanket for a dramatic backdrop with all the crystal and silver. Whether in daylight or evening, I love the mood of fall tables in deep browns and white. . . .

I'm enjoying the moody autumn tones.
I hope you're getting a good dose of your own fall colors!
Ciao! for now!


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  1. Elegant is the word! Love those earthy touches. Each and every single picture is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  2. Jacqueline, these photos are amazing. I love the combination of chocolate and white. What do you call the dish in the 9th photo with the lid? I think I have one somewhere and must look for it. It is a covered serving dish of some sort. Beautiful photos..must go look again. Hugs

  3. I'm going to an antique show in Denver this weekend, and I'm now going to look for a brown wool plaid throw. The brown transferware looks wonderful on it. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Sally

  4. This is a wow post for me. Pretty and giving me some good ideas.

  5. Bello, bello!!!
    Me encantan las telas y ceramica antigua que muestra!!
    Son unos rincones con mucho encanto.
    Gracias por compartirlo.

  6. Stunning! Absolutely heartwarming...I really need to invest in brown transferware dishes....they are soooooooooo me.
    Thanks for inspiring.
    Have a great day.

    Ciao Bella


  7. I awarded you the Versitile Blogger Award....come check it out at Mel's Designs from the Cabin.

    and I love those brown dishes!!

  8. I'm visiting from a link at Deb's and her kitties! I lived in Albuquerque for 23 years ... my old home. Nice to meet you and what a beautiful blog!

  9. Jacqueline.. your white with brown is certainly one of my favorites. I love your collection of brown transferware.. The bone dishes are so much fun. You should think about a book... xo marlis

  10. What a pretty collection of transferware. I have red, blue and black but no brown - I might have to rectify that issue. It goes so well with fall as well as with a neutral color scheme. Beautiful photos, as always.

  11. Just gorgeous. I love the browns and whites and you have such pretty transferware dishes. I noticed one napkin had a signature and date on it and am wondering why. Beautiful post! Pamela

  12. These are gorgeous the color combo!

  13. Hi Jacqueline,
    Your photos are just beautiful!! I feel like I'm looking at an English country house. I adore your white ironstone and brown transferware, they look so lovely together!
    Hope you have a wonderful night.

  14. Beautifully white and forever classic. andrea@townandprairie

  15. Hi J,
    As ALWAYS a gorgeous tablescape! LOVE the deep chocolate plaid with creamy dishes, and your transferware is always enviable! Rich fall tones at their very best, Stunning!

  16. One of my favorite places to visit, you always have such lovely post and such beautiful things to share... the colors are great..ty Janice

  17. A pretty collection of transferware. I have red, yellow and pink but no brown - I might have to rectify that issue. It goes so well with fall as well as with a neutral color scheme.

  18. Love that plaid tablecloth! Just a beautiful 'scape!

  19. I love your neutral look. The subjects are interesting and the over-all look is classey!!

  20. I love transferware, the brown and white pieces are great for fall. This is a beautiful tablescape! Laura Cottage and Broome

  21. Gorgeous as always. You never disappoint. Love this table setting.
    Happy weekend......Sarah

  22. Love the colors, the mercury glass--its all beautiful!

  23. Gorgeous! All of your neutrals are 'calling me'. Brown and white transfeware is my favorite and I love all the textures in your vignettes...oh, and love the brown tartan on your table.
    Have a great weekend,

  24. Your photos are all so pretty! i absolutely love your post. Enjoyed each and every shot. Just beautiful.

  25. Your white ironstone and brown transferware are so beautiful togeter., along with the linens and candlelight, it's a lovely vignettte.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post and linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated!

  26. Holy patina Batman! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! So rich and pretty. Love those bird stickers too! Thanks much for stopping by to comment on my spell book! :)

  27. Jacqueline, I just saw your post on the House in the Roses. What beautiful images you have here!! Love the brown transferware with the white. Very nice combination for fall! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too!
    Blessings to you!

  28. It looks beautiful! Great job!


  29. Oh this is so pretty! I can never find brown transferware that looks like this. I love the first piece the most! You also have the loveliest ironstone. I was going to ask you if you know anything about mercury glass? I found a piece today. It has the original sticker and it looks to be the real deal pre-1900. Jacqueline it was a $1 at the thrift store! I picked it up and looked around like did any body see this? Are you kidding! I don't think anyone here knows what it is!


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