My garden club is hosting an afternoon tea as a fundraiser next week, and I am in charge of setting two tables of six. (Any locals who are interested in attending, just leave a comment, and I’ll send you the info. Deadline is soon.) Depending on how many people actually attend, several members will be responsible for setting two tables of six. So, this morning I thought I had better do a “run through” to make sure that I have everything that I need, and that it looks in real life the way it looks in my mind. I am calling the fall table setting that I am showing you today the wheat table for obvious reasons.
Let me preface this by saying that the club is providing white table cloths rather than the ecru color I am using, and I will be using a different centerpiece (yet to be determined.) I simply added the faux gourds and the container of flowers because they were near and the right colors.
The dinner plates, which I am using as chargers, along with the cups and saucers belong to my mother.
This particular pattern came in boxes of detergent back in the 1950’s. Companies gave away free dishes as an incentive to buy their products. Mother even has some serving pieces and a sugar bowl with lid (!) that I will use. Does anyone know what this pattern is called?
I am using my gold depression glass dessert/salad plates on top. The food will actually go on them. By the way, you can see my other depression glass plates and how versatile they are in this post.
I think these plates and the colors are perfect for a fall tea. Don’t you?
I made the runner just like I made this one. I simply bought some cotton fabric, which I think is quilt fabric, at Hobby Lobby and hemmed the edges with my sewing machine.
I think it will look even better with the white table cloth than it does with this ecru one.
I used deep yellow napkins that I had on hand along with our good silver. This table definitely doesn’t have the new and latest things, but since the tea will be in a large historic home, I think this fall table setting will be fine. Oh, and tiers of food will be set on both sides so they will fill the table some so it won’t look so sparse. I’ll show you the other fall tablescape next week.