a transitional tablescape

Transitional tablescape

Happy first day of September.  I feel Fall approaching.  Do you?  It’s still pretty warm with high temps around here but there’s little signs of the seasonal transition so I set the table with some Summer vibes but also some Fall feels.
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The mornings are cooler.  The evenings get dark earlier.  Foliage and flowers are turning colors.  Slowly but surely Fall is upon us and I am ready for it!  BUT the temps are still in the 80s and 90s around here.
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The vintage ball jars with the dried Billy balls are a happy color combination, which feels summery, but the apples are a nod to the autumnal harvest.  All the other elements are in a neutral color palette between whites, grays and silver, allowing the apples, ball jars and Billy balls to pop and be the stars of the show.
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The plate stack consists of a vintage silver tray, Williams Sonoma bistro plate, Wonki ware accent plate, topped with my parent’s silver compote.
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The silver trays|chargers were all thrift finds and are assorted as are all the mismatched candlesticks.  The napkins rings are also mixed styles.  The accent|salad plates are from a South African manufacturer called Wonki Ware and are a current obsession of mine.  The plates all have different patterns, which are gorgeous and super fun.  I love to mix and match.
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The beautiful silver compotes were my parents.   The flatware {with the exception of the appetizer fork, which is Hearth & Home} was also my parents along with the glassware.  I love using all my parents stuff.  I just wish they were here to share it with me.  I honor their memory every.single.time I use their wonderful wares.
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I still have a few summer related projects I want to complete before the season is over, but I am super excited to start fluffing for Fall.  How about you?  Are you ready for a seasonal flip? 
We don’t have plans for the Labor Day weekend so we will be staying home.  I hope to get to some of my Fall bins and start organizing my Autumnal game plan.
Transitional tablescape 8 I have lots of ideas floating in my head, tons of pins saved, many mental notes made but I need to put them on paper and organize myself.  Anyone else with me?  I tend to throw caution to the wind and just run with it but I want to be more deliberate in my process so I can share better with you here.
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And the count down begins….. 3 weeks or 21 days until the “official” first day of Fall.  On your marks, get set, GO!
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“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer.  One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.”  
~ Jane Hirshfield~

 


           

 

4 Comments

  1. I love your Fall enthusiasm, MaryJo. It’s so nice to hear other bloggers talk about how much they love and enjoy decorating for Fall. I’ve been this way since I was a little kid, so I can’t blame it on blogging! Your table is lovely. The apples in the silver compotes are so pretty and “harvest-y”. I’m decorating this weekend too, have a great rest of the holiday!

  2. Thanks so much Jenn! The napkins were a HomeGoods find several years ago and I use them often. Thanks so much for stopping by and I will definitely be heading your way again.
    XO- MJ

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