Hi Friends ~ Welcome to an Early Fall Dinner Tablescape.
I've set the table here in the dining nook again... I can't tell you how long it's been since we've used the table in the dining room.
But this is always so much cozier for four so please take a seat where ever you like.
We've been having 80+ degree weather lately ~
I'm not quite ready for Fall, so I'm gently easing into
my Fall color palate. ;o)
The little covered pumpkin bowls are a few years old, and if you follow my blog you've probably seen them here before today.
For our simple centerpiece I simply pulled out this Pumpkin shaped soup tureen. I usually serve soup in it-- as intended, but not this time...
Instead, I nestled in some pretty pansy plants ~ a temporary home for them, to add a little life to the table.
Detail of the tureen lid.
I have always loved having fresh plants, flowers or fruit on the table, these were so inexpensive; a jumbo 6-pack of pansies for under $3. I'll plant them in the garden when they have finished blooming and they will reward us with color again next spring and beyond. A bargain that keeps on giving!
I have some orange and amber colored pansies in the back garden, but I had never seen this particular variety ~ called "Whiskers Orange." So cute!
I acquired two pairs of these silverplate S & P shakers from an estate auction several years ago ~
Ahem, I've been the type who always polished silver, but I'm experimenting by allowing these to darken with tarnish. I've liked the look when others have allowed theirs silver to darken, but I'm still getting accustomed to the look at my house (and I was REALLY tempted to get the polish out for these this morning!)
I hope you'll come on back for Foodie Friday to see what I'm serving in the individual pumpkin bowls!
Tablecloth and Napkins: April Cornell
Napkin Rings: Pottery Barn
Large Pumpkin Soup Tureen: Lenox
Flatware: gs (gourmet settings)
Round Orange woven placemats: Bed Bath & Beyond
Woven plate chargers: Big Lots
White plates: Home Goods
Green Bubble-Glass Goblets: Target
Little Covered Pumpkin Soup Bowls ~ secondary market
Thank you for stopping by, and a big thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting us each week.