For me, pumpkin soups and sweet potatoes and apple pie and all sorts of other wonderful things are favourite fall treats. And, when I'm indulging in such things, I love to share them with friends and family at a pretty fall table. Earlier, I showed you a casual fall table featuring my painted grocery store pumpkins. Using these same pumpkins, as well as the runner and some of the candles, I've changed it up for another fall look. Here it is, but keep reading for all the details.
This one starts with these pretty fall napkins that I found at Century 21 in New York City last year for $1...
I liked the look of using place mats as faux-runners (see this post) but had no place-mats (or runners) that would go with these. But, I did have ten napkins. I decided to use napkins as my place-mat-turned-table-runner. Here is my table in its early transition...
I decided to use our wedding china for the dinner plate (Vera Wang's Platinum Vera Lace by Wedgwood) and our wedding flatware (Melrose by Arthur Price).
And then I changed out the blue candles, added in more white and cream ones, and added dessert plates and the silver candlesticks with white taper candles. It completely changes the look while still using the same white candlesticks, plain runner and painted pumpkins as the base of the design.
Here are some details for fellow plate-addicts out there.
These dessert plates were purchased for me by my husband for our first anniversary. They are Vera Wang's Imperial Scroll by Wedgwood. I have the best husband ever -- he totally gets me.
The silver candlesticks were an ebay score. They are by Waterford (I love Waterford) and the pattern is Gadroon. I don't remember the exact price I paid, but I know it wasn't much.
This pretty salt and pepper set is Lismore by Waterford (you'll have to imagine the salt and pepper, as I need to refill them). These are very special to me, as they were a wedding gift from my best friend Kate and her family, Lynn, Fiona and Abigail.
And some more shots of the table:
To add a little texture, I re-used the string from an old Gap bag to add some dimension to some candles.
Oops, forgot to fold and display the napkins (to be used as napkins, not place-mats) for the photos... oh well...
And, since I showed you some of my Waterford silverplate items, I thought I'd share two more.
I have a pair of these candleabras that I found at Winners (which, for Americans, is a lot like Marshall's or TJ Maxx) for $19.99. They are also the Gadroon pattern.
I also bought this pretty gravy boat and stand from ebay. It was not exactly a steal at $34, but cost a heck of a lot less than it would for me to buy her brand new.
Thanks for looking and see you later.
P.S. I'd love to see your tablescapes -- please post a link in a comment for me to come admire.
UPDATE: This post was featured at Chic on a Shoestring!
I'm linking up to Take a Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee.