Last year StoneGable celebrated the softer side of fall. But this year Fall is in all it's glorious color!
Today's tablescape was inspired by the wonderful table linens the kind folks at April Cornell sent me. Can you imagine my excitement when an April Cornell package showed up at my door!!!!!!!
Fall is truly a patchwork of harvest colors and textures. Browns, rusts, golden yellows, scarlet and green. I see these colors in the beauty of the country vistas all around me. So when I opened the package from April Cornell and found their Harvest Patchwork Brown place mats, napkins, button napkin rings and potholders I knew that I would set a table that would be a nod to the nature's Autumn Patchwork!
Instead of a tablecloth, two burlap runners anchor the tablescape. Placed in a criss cross fashion they give great texture to the table.
Beautiful patchwork place mats adorn each place setting. Their lovely gently scalloped edges and coordinating fabric add great detail. The patchwork on the place mats are little works of art! The other side is a beautiful brown plaid. Look for it on an upcoming post.
I wanted the elements on the table to also have a patchwork look and feel. Dishes of different colors and shapes are "patchworked" together. Alternating place settings around the table are just a little different, like the squares of a quilt. Different enough to give them interest but not be too busy. Can you spot the differences?
The bottom plate is a sturdy brown ironstone (Olde Millhouse Shoppe). A Yellow square plate (Wegman's) is next in the stack. It picks up the warm golden yellow in the place mats!!! All four place settings have these plates.
The top dishes are alternated around the table. Two place settings have a rust colored square plate (Pier 1) topped off with a green leaf dish and matching leaf bowl (HomeGoods).
And the two other's are set with a round green plate with an oil rubbed bronze rim (HomeGoods). A rust colored leaf plate and matching bowl (HomeGoods) tops off those settings!
Extra forks rest on dessert plates.
Harvest colored plaid napkins coordinate perfectly with the Harvest Patchwork Brown place mats. They have a soft "hand" and a fringed edge that gives them a cozy, informal feel. I paired them up with a different solid colored napkin. They are gathered together with these ADORABLE button napkin rings, also in coordinating fabrics. I was so captivated with these sweet napkin rings! Homespun is the word I would use to describe how wonderfully they are paired together!
Dessert plates on a dark brown turned pedestal wait for melt-in-your-mouth Pumpkin Roll!
The centerpiece is a rust mum, dressed up to be a big-statement arrangement.
If it looks familiar, it is! I used it in my post yesterday on dressing up the humble mum! Click HERE to visit yesterday's post. I added acorns, berries and leaves to give it little more punch and to continue the acorn/leave/corn theme.
The variegated corn is gathered in luscious rust to brown ribbon that is tied in a big bow.
Small green glazed pots (Olde Millhouse Shoppe) are filled with Indian Corn kernals and soft orange votives are nestled down in the corn!
Individual acorn candle holders with slim green candles light each place (Wm-Sonoma).
I want to thank the kind people at April Cornell for sending me such beautiful and well made table linens to enjoy!!!! It was a true joy to set this table!
Please visit April Cornell's website to see all their gorgeous products. Click HERE to visit.
Harvest Patchwork Luncheon
Apple, Beet and Carrot Salad
Baked Potato Soup
(recipe on foodie Friday)
Pumpkin Roll With Cream Cheese Filling
Sparkling Apple Cider
Coffee and Tea
I am participating in Tablescape Thursday atBetween Naps On The Porch. Thank you, Susan for being our gracious hostess!