I had so many appointments today and I had a Fall table setting promised for my fabulous blogging group today. I was going to run to the store to get flowers for my table, then it occurred to me that you probably have company coming over with no time to put a table together.
So instead, I opted to put a table together using what I had on hand. I know this happens to you, so I wondered if I could come up with a few unorthodox ideas.
First I selected my dishes. I always first decide which dishes I will use and find things that will go with those dishes. This set of vintage Booths dishes made in England is new to me, and I really wanted to use them. It’s basically a service for 4. If I had company I would just supplement with some other dishes.
Next I selected the tablecloth. I pulled something things from my closet and looked at some options. I grabbed some fabric remnants, a quilt, and a plaid throw. I decided against the throw, but I’m going to show you the table two ways with a quilt and a fabric remnant.
Here’s the quilt. It’s super fun and I love the texture.
I put the throw on a chair and added soft furry pillows.
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For napkins, I used some antique linen torchons (towels) from Europe.
The silverware is vintage hotel silverware from The Pierre.
I love these blue striped pitchers, and have about 4 of them. I did a bit of research and it looks like they were made by Marshall Pottery in Texas.
Since I was doing the table in 10 minutes I did not get flowers from the grocery for my centerpiece, but used what I had on hand, my little white pumpkins, a stalk of wheat and some antlers. This is what I’ve been saying. Buy a few quality items you love, and you can use them over and over again. Yes I know you’ve seen them before.
I also added some grapes in these footed bowls we inherited.
So my takeaways for the table are –
- Use a quilt for your tablecloth
- Add cozy pillows
- Throw in some throws
- Grab your little white pumpkins
- Decorate the table with pretty dishes and fruit
I also redid the table with some leftover fabric so you could see it both ways.
This look is more elegant but less fun. I love both looks. I just depends on what mood you are in and the tone you want to set.
What would you put on your table if you just had 10 minutes?
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