Tablescapes, Golden Harvest
I am participating in a white dish challenge over at Cuisine Kathleen. The rules are white dishes only and one accent color.
I am pretty sure I flunked.
I really tried…
While I was at the beach earlier this month I decided to set the table there with my white seashell dishes and flatware
It pretty much turned blue.…click here to see the whole table
So when I got home, I thought and thought and thought about what I could use for a fall table with white dishes.
I bought 4 white dinner plates and 4 white mugs as soon as she announced the challenge weeks ago, because I really have no white anything! Besides my white wedding china, I only have 2 other white plates and that is it! I didn’t want to buy anything else new for this challenge though, and I wasn’t a bit worried that I would come up with something 1 2 3. Ha, little did I know that this would be harder than it sounded!
I found these plates and matching mugs at Home Goods. They are really nice, heavy stoneware and I loved the raised details on the plate. Some of the raised edges almost look sanded or weathered and a touch of dark peaks out.
I think we’ll enjoy using these large heavy mugs for soup this winter
The tablecloth is a yard of fabric I recently bought just because I loved it~ and will eventually make some pillows
I decided to treat the grays and silver as neutrals and to focus on gold for my one color
Silver and white pumpkins, nested in white excelsior moss, faux golden sunflowers and some candlesticks are the centerpiece
Gold chunky stemware and my grandmother’s silver goblets at each place with plates atop square silver chargers
A gold mini compote for some seasoned Alabama pecans, and a silver chair holds a golden Godiva Creme Brulee truffle for dessert
Some simple golden pumpkin shapes for place cards
and golden pumpkins for the napkins
Neither table looks very white……..I am so sorry Kathleen, I truly tried, and I did use all white dishes
I may have failed the white dish challenge, but I enjoyed participating and trying something new and a little out of my comfort zone~
Thanks so much for looking and listening, I will admit that I am somewhat of a rule breaker when it comes to decorating…my rule is if you love it, that’s much more important than conventions…and my tables usually turn out quite differently than my original thoughts, I never know what’s going to happen, and that’s what’s fun!
The silverware [Gorham Medici] and pewter plates [Wilton] are long ago wedding presents, and I still absolutely adore them and use them all the time
Pumpkin napkin rings and sunflowers from Hobby Lobby last year
Silver pumpkins from Pottery Barn last year
White pumpkin, gold candlestick and fabric from Hobby Lobby this fall
gold mini compotes, Pier 1, 2 years ago
silver chair place card holders/had forever
silver chargers/Old Time Pottery years ago
I’ll be joining these fabulous parties!