Is it too EARLY to break out my new (to me) Johnson Brother's Friendly Village dishes? I say absolutely NOT when you mix them with pretty Aqua, Brown, Cream and lots of Fall accessories. ( I bought these dishes in June and have been waiting patiently to use them. Make sure you read the post to see what a steal I got!)
I was taking off from my Easing into Fall decorating strategy. I wanted to still use my favorite Summer colors but start to move into fall.
So, I set my Formal Dining Room table with
a beautiful Estate Sale Linen colored tablecloth, a wood charger, my One King's Lane white crown plates, an Aqua Fleurs-De-Lis salad plate,
and just a few Friendly Village pieces.
It's the perfect mix!
I topped it off with creamy bone flatware from World Market and an Aqua napkin draped down the front of the place setting.
I picked up this tablecloth a while back for $10 dollars with 8 napkins and it's been sitting in my cupboard just waiting for the perfect combination. I love the pretty raised pattern and how it swirls around the plates.
In keeping with my subdued Fall Color Scheme, I used white pumpkins, large acorns and just a few Fall leaves. The pretty butterscotch pillar candles say Fall to me too!
I began this table by taking apart a large grapevine wreath and twisting it down the middle of the table. How did I get it to stay there and not pop back up in my face? (well OK, it did that a few times) I placed some heavy books on each end and left it there for a few days while I was busy doing other things. (you'll see later what I am talking about, it involves my new Roe Deer Antlers and my Buffet hutch)
I've had these Hurricane Candle Holders for quite a while. They have been on my table for years with everything from sand to Christmas ornaments inside. They were a splurge purchase at my local Design Center. I walked in and saw them and knew they were coming home with me. Turned out to be a great purchase as they have been my favorites for so long!
You can see a little hint of my Buffet in the background of this picture. In my next post I'll reveal what I've been working on.
So did I pull it off?
Combining Johnson Brother's Friendly Village with Aqua, and Fall-light colors?
What's funny is the plates really have a lot of that pretty Aqua in them when you take a closer look.
It's fun to play with dishes and color schemes!
Stay tuned for the reveal of the Buffet...
Until Next Time,
I'll be linking up to these wonderful parties:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cuisine Kathleen's-Let's Dish
Style Sisters- Centerpiece Wednesday
Susan's Tablescape Thursday
Countdown to Fall~ Sand and Sisal
DIY Showoff~Fall Festival