We’ve enjoyed some beautiful fall weather the last couple of weeks, perfect for alfresco dining!
Table inspiration came from a blue plaid throw with a narrow pumpkin stripe, which tops a matelasse coverlet as a tablecloth. . .
And the pretty flower basket details of Royal Staffordshire Clarice Cliff ‘Charlotte’.
Brown transferware and ironstone sing the softer notes of fall . . .
And while I love it any time of year, fall is the season when it really shines!
To create a centerpiece for the table, I recycled my flowers from my autumn harvest on porch.
Instead of using floral foam, I added plastic cups to a container for quick and easy flower arranging! Use newspaper or newsprint to keep the cups from shifting and in place once they’re filled with water and flowers.
Football mums, blue hydrangeas and the last of the limelight hydrangeas were added to the individual cups, filling the container to make an arrangement.
No flower arranging skills required with this quick and easy method!
You can use any container, basket, picnic tin, or wood caddy, that’s deep enough to conceal your cups or jars. I’ve used this method to celebrate the red, white and blue, for a harvest pumpkin table, and to create a blooming Easter basket. The individual cups make it easy to replace the flowers when they’re spent and to change the water as needed for a longer lasting arrangement!
Bamboo kabob skewers were used as floral picks to add tiger striped pumpkins to tuck in among the flowers. The ends of skewers rest on the paper in the bottom of the container, keeping them from shifting and filling in the space between blooms.
Transferware plates / Royal Staffordshire Charlotte Brown Clarice Cliff
White chargers / HomeGoods, several years ago
Plaid throw / Target
Copper container / HomeGoods, several years ago
Matelasse coverlet / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago
Copper chargers and napkin rings / Hobby Lobby, last year
Napkins / HomeGoods, several years ago
Flatware / Towle Seville
Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Hope you’re enjoying some beauti-fall weather where you are!