Well, my garden club’s first afternoon tea was yesterday, and it was a huge success. The food was so delicious, the tables were perfection, and the program gave me goose bumps. We had a packed (historic) house, and we managed to serve our guests without spilling tea on anyone’s lap. The room was lovely with all of the tables set by the members using their own china and cutlery. Last week when I showed you this tablescape that I was testing out for the tea ( I did two tables for six,) I told you that I would share the fall tablescape that I was responsible for. Let’s take a look.
This table also is in fall colors, and the dinner plates that I am using as chargers are from my grandmother. The green jadeite dessert/salad plates along with the cups and saucers were purchased for me by my mother. She had fun buying sets of vintage dishes for me. If you recognize the runner, it’s because I wrote about it in this post.
I like these dinner plates because they can work in spring, summer, or fall depending on the napkins and table cloths or place mats that I use. However, I mostly use them in the fall and pull out the oranges and black. Plus, I have eight soup bowls that are perfect for using when I make soups and stews in the fall.
The Fire King green jadeite was first produced in the 1940’s by the Anchor Hocking glass company in Ohio and had a resurgence in popularity when Martha Stewart used it. She had tons of it in one of her kitchens. It comes in many patterns.
The gingham napkins are from Homegoods, but you can buy the same ones here. A dozen is less than twenty dollars, they come in at least nine colors, and the quality is spot on. I had the table cloth. I bought it here. It’s a great neutral background for place mats and runners of all colors.
I tried the table with black napkins, but the orange and white ones looks so much better.
I bet you agree. I do think these black and white gingham napkins would be cuter, though.
As I mentioned last week, the centerpiece in these photos was not going to be the centerpiece I used for the tea. I mixed together flowers in autumn colors with dried wheat. They looked pretty nice, I think. Have you done any special fall tablescapes, or have you planned your Thanksgiving table yet?
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