Happy Monday! It finally feels like fall has arrived here in North Carolina! We had some beautiful weather this past week with the mercury in the comfortable 70 degree range, so I set a table in celebration to enjoy a little lakeside dining.
Have a seat and join me at the table. . .
Summer has seemed endless and the leaves on the trees aren’t expected to turn until mid-November, while Endless Summer Hydrangeas have made their fall metamorphosis, turning from bright blue to the muted shades of green and purple.
I tweaked my Monday Morning Blooms Arrangement, adding some hydrangeas and filling in the gaps created from the older foliage that I removed.
The maiden grass plumes in the arrangement have really ‘fuzzed-out’ -> technical term ;) in the week and a half since they were cut. You can give them a spritz of hairspray to keep them from shedding all over the table.
Some of the Chinese Chestnut pods in the arrangement opened up, revealing the chestnuts inside.
I think the texture of the pods is so interesting even if they appear a little ‘Dr. Suess-esque’. ;)
The bird vase for the arrangement provided the table inspiration from one of my favorite quotes. . .
“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird
I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
~ George Eliot
Bird dishes flew in, landing on white plates, embossed with a flowering vine border. . .
And square madras chargers and bone-handled flatware add some warm texture to the table.
Bird dishes / Gracie China, HomeGoods, several years ago, used here
Embossed bordered plates / Pfaltzgraff Country Cupboard, used here
Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Square Madras Chargers / World Market
Flatware / Towle Seville
April Cornell Tablecloth / HomeGoods, several years ago, used here
Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful weather where you are!