Welcome to the Blog today, Friends. An indoor Fall table setting is in the works for you today and I can’t wait to share this with you. Most everything in this setting was thrifted….not the flowers. LOL. It’s been great pulling out all the Fall decor that was packed away. It’s like greeting an old friend you haven’t seen for awhile.

The tablecloth was the beginning of this setting. I wasn’t really sure when I started out how it would come together. I have to admit it took some back and forth and exchanging of pieces before I was satisfied. For example, originally the centerpiece sat on a runner made up of four leaves just like the placemats. It was a bit too much so the runner was whipped off the table.

The plate stack went through several renditions. I knew the the charger would stay and I wanted to off-set all the darker colors with some white so the Mikasa Ultima dinner plate stayed. Then I came to the dessert/salad plate. Color needed to be in this plate to tie back to the tablecloth and charger but I had three contenders…..a solid red, a fruit design and the ones I finally chose….the Rooster plates by Sakura. The Rooster plates are fun and the color was in keeping with the tablecloth. There are three different Roosters. I have a total of 6 plates.

The colors and design of these plates seemed to work the best.

I still wanted to have that pop of white to bring out the white in the tablecloth but also to tie into the new display in the china hutch.

The white Pier 1 Tulip cup works with the Mikasa dinner plate to relate the table setting to the china display. You can see how I put the display together here:


I used green water and wine goblets to go with the tablecloth and the charger. I think topaz would have worked as well but I don’t have any topaz glasses so green went on the table.

Beautiful Italian flatware by D&D was used. I love how it shimmers in the light adding depth to the setting. The filigree on the handles is really pretty.

The napkins are bound by napkin rings that pick up the color of the tablecloth. The napkins are made from a rough textured cotton that adds to the casual setting. The placemats are leaf outlines in a variety of colors that enhance the colors in the tablecloth

Fall foliage and contributions from the garden make up this floral arrangement centered in a rustic, wood-handled, tin tray. See how I made this here:


Here’s an overview of the table. The brass candlesticks with their handmade candles seem to draw out the golds in the Rooster plates.

After a bit of “trial and error” this table setting came together well. The new display is tied in and you can see the birds…..even from a distance. When you are creating a table setting don’t be afraid to switch things around if your original idea isn’t quite what you expected. The end result should be something you like and want to share with your guests.

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