Fall is definitely on my mind these days. I’m looking forward to cooler weather, walks, picture taking, picnics and all things Fall. Having Fall on the brain naturally led me to making one of my favorite soups, cream of cauliflower, and we had that for a very simple dinner.

It took just a few minutes to put this table setting together. It looks colorful and happy with some pretty Fall colors.

The simple setting begins with a colorful placemat that I found recently at Goodwill. These are from William Sonoma and were in excellent condition with the colors still bright and new. The hand thrown pottery plate was found several years ago. I loved the deep central blue color and the brown edged rim.

A complimentary plate in a different color sits on the second placemat. It draws all the yellow colors out of the placemat.

Matching napkins highlighting the green in the placemats are held by sweet little mallard duck napkin rings. they add a little whimsy to the casual setting while pulling out the yellows, greens and browns.

Some of my favorite everyday flatware is on display here. the blackened handles add to the casual feel of the place setting and I love the curvy look of the knife handles.

Green glasses filled with icy sparkling water are a refreshing addition to the tablescape.

Pottery soup bowls with a deep blue base and grey and brown handles go well with the plates and keep the soup nice and hot for a long time. A little sprig of parsley adds a nice garnish to the soup.

Tasty sourdough bread rests on a beautiful multi-toned wood bread board. Soup and bread make a simple but hearty supper.

A pretty bouquet of fresh flowers in a glass pitcher provides a centerpiece that is appealing to the eye and fits in well with the casual feel of the table setting.

It just takes a few moments to set a pretty table and make even a simple dinner memorable.

After dinner we took a walk downtown by the Falls. It was beautiful with all the lights of the buildings reflected in the water. A lovely end to a casual dinner for two.


14 thoughts on “Simple Fall Dinner for Two

  1. The pottery theme works really well with the Provence/Italian pattern! Have you noticed any shrinkage laundering W/S placemats?

    1. Hi Robin, I washed the W/S linens before using them on the table and they were fine…no shrinkage. You never know for sure until they are washed. Thanks for visiting and sharing. Hope you have a great week.

  2. Your table sure a beautiful setting and certainly gets us all geared for up coming fall. Here is southwest Virginia the trees are beginning to turn into their beautiful colors. Our temps are still in mid 80’s. Will be glad to turn air-condi off. Have a good day. Lilly

    1. Our temps are still in the upper 80’s and 90’s, too, Lilly. I am so ready for cooler days and nights but the leaf colors are beautiful. thanks for stopping by and sharing. Have a great week.

    1. Thanks, Joanne. I was just setting the table for a regular dinner with the newly thrifted placemats and loved the way it looked. Snapped a couple of pictures and suddenly had a Blog. LOL It was really good, too. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Have a great week.

  3. I would have never thought to use two different plates/chargers, but they work so beautifully together. I love pottery dishes, but I don’t have any. I have to settle for my white Pfalzgraff. We were married for over 20 years before I bought my own dishes! This is such a beautiful tableau!

    Hope to see you on Thursday for Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot!


    1. Hi, Marsha, I have been lucky to find a number of pottery items including plate sets at thrift Stores over the years. I only have these two from that potter but I love the colors and like to use them in the Fall. Pottery holds up so well and each plate or cup is an individual. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week.

  4. What a lovely setting! I love the colors. The food looks delicious, too. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this post at Will Blog for Comments #5. Hope to see you there next week, too!

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