Beaux R'eves

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Friendly Village for Fall

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,
Beaux R'eves
XO Cindy


 
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

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ellen b said...

I really like the aqua component with this dishes and setting. Very nice...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow I love the aqua added to the Friendly Village. And your centerpiece is gorgeous!!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Beautiful!!! I love how you mixed the colors. Very nice!

Mary said...

Your Johnson Brothers is beautiful paired with aqua and the softer tones of fall!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your new dishes and they do pair well with the aqua! I am always in awe of your centerpieces...you are always doing something amazing! Your hurricanes inspire me, I have a monster of one and I never thought to fill it with anything! Hmmmm...

XO,
Jane

Salmagundi said...

I have a huge collection of Friendly Village, and you have inspired me to use some aqua with them. Thanks. Sally

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Cindy! LOVE that gorgeous centerpiece you created!

xinex said...

How beautiful! I love Friendly Village and I have a set of them too. I love your centerpiece, so pretty mixed with the dishes...Christine

Marlis said...

Cindy, I think it's a wonderful combination. Goodness, they make the JB plates look so different. I love your creative centerpiece. I agree, good hurricanes are priceless! Great, great table. The soutache braiding on the tablecloth is wonderful. xo marlis

Sue said...

The aqua is the perfect complement to your new dinnerware, Cindy. I'm longing for fall decor now that the weather is turning cooler. Taking the wreath apart was a good idea. You had better luck than I've had, trying to keep it from curling back on me! LOL

tablescapesbybev said...

I love the Friendly Village and seeing how you use them is giving me lots of ideas! Great tablescape and I love your color scheme.

Tea in Texas said...

The Friendly Village pattern mixes beautiful with your agua plates, and it is amazing how many colors the pattern contains. Your use of the grapevine wreath is just the perfect texture for the fall centerpiece. I would love to read about your untwisting it! Very Pretty!

Thanks, Pam

kitty said...

Cindy, yes, you certainly pulled it off! I love the aqua color with your Friendly Village. What bargains you got and that centerpiece is stunning. I'm your newest follower :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is a lovely easing into fall table. Love how you unwound the grapevine down the table. I love the texture and movement it adds. Great job!

Alycia Nichols said...

Heck, yes, you pulled it off! It's beautiful!!! Those aqua plates are the perfect foil to the design in the bowls! And I LOVE those butterscotch candles!!!!!! I would love to have those in big ol' 15" size!!!! Great look with the pulled grapevine! It really adds a lot of depth as well as texture. The steroidal acorns are great, too! :-) I just love oversized stuff! VERY pretty, Cindy!!!!!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love Friendly Village and the blue you've used in this setting is perfection. Gorgeous table!

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

This is just so beautiful! I love the easing into fall idea, I too am attempting this. Your new dishes are stunning and the aqua is just perfect with them. Your tablecloth and napkins are pretty awesome as well. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch.

Style Sisters said...

Oh yes you did pull it off! Wowowowowow this is an amazing tablescape..I love the color combo and the gorgeous dishes! Come link up to Centerpiece Wed and share this post with us!
Karin

Marigene said...

This is one of the prettiest fall inspired tables I have seen...the Friendly Village pattern works so well against the aqua. Thanks for sharing, Cindy.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! Very well thought out, using amazing elements for fall in a beautiful way. I specially love the hurricanes with the grape vine around them..great! Of course, I love your dishes too. Thanks for sharing.
FABBY

Dawna (Stitches from the Tub) said...

Cindy, what a great idea using the aqua. I have had Freindly village for years and never thought about it. Hmmm. A perfect transition from Summer to Fall.
Dawna

Martha said...

I thin it's a very pretty table and I do like the aqua. Those are wonderful hurricanes as well.

Tricia said...

Your table is simply stunning! My daughter-in-law has a large set of Friendly Village from her grandmother, so I will be sure to show her how different it looks with this color scheme. Well done! Your centerpiece is also stunning -- and would look fabulous in MY dining room! Thanks for the tip about making the vines from the wreath behave!

Chubby Chieque said...

Absolutely gorgeous with a touch of aqua.

I do love your ruffled white dishes and of course the aqua too.
unning.

Have a great week-end.

Greetings from rainy Stockholm,
/Chie

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I, too, am easing into fall--I'm always sad to see summer come to a close, but eventually I get with the program and truly love fall--in OCTOBER!! LOL. So your table is perfect...it eases me into fall. What a great idea to use the aqua dishes--I CAN DO THAT--I have aqua dishes, and I have Friendly Village! Thanks for a very enjoyable post. ~Zuni

Diann said...

Just gorgeous Cindy! this is such a lovely Autumn tablescape. Every detail is perfect!

A Walk in the Countryside said...

As soon as I saw your thumbnail with that aqua plate and then the title, I HAD to come see for myself! I knew instantly where you picked up the aqua in the Friendly Village from. You would think I had some, wouldn't you? But I don't...but I want some! Gorgeous table that I have already pinned!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

What a great deal you got on that set. Love love the aqua and browns used with the pretty dishes. The patterns alone are pretty, but layered with the aqua and whites like that is outstanding and so up to date. A lovely tablescape.

Deb said...

This table-scape is just drop-dead gorgeous. Love it. Deb

Kathleen said...

Lovely! I could just see this as a Thanksgiving table. You nailed all the elements!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Cindy,

Oh wow! Your tablescape is gorgeous! Thanks for the tip on the grapevine wreath.

Dee

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