Sunday, September 10, 2017

Easing into Fall

I am easing into fall this year, as you will see from my tablescape!
I have seen a lot of beautiful full blown, pumpkin filled fall tables around blogland in the last two weeks.  While they are gorgeous, and I love fall - I am just am not feeling it yet.
 It has been an unusual late August and Early September.  While the tempuratures feel a lot like fall, everything is still very green around here.  
Luckily I had clipped some of these different Hydrangea blooms a couple weeks ago and let them dry out in my garage, because a lot of our plants are still in full bloom.
I mixed some of the dried pieces with some faux fall foliage in a simple white pitcher
for my centerpiece.
A simple plate stack of white and light brown or fawn colored plates top the textured weaved place mats.
  I brought in even more textures with the burlap napkins and the basket weave brims on the white plates as well.
We have been doing a lot of work on the yard outside,  putting in some steps and a small patio with a fire pit.  My husband is doing all of the heavy work,  I have done some planting since we had no flower beds or landscaping at all.  We are trying to complete this soon so that we can enjoy some nice fall fires in the crisp autumn evenings.  So, until today I had not taken the time to pull out all of my fall decor.
Now that I have started to ease into fall, I will be working on the rest of the house with fall touches as well.  

Prayers to all of you who have had to endure hardships with the hurricanes and flooding.  My heart goes out to all who have been touched by these devastating events. 

I hope Autumn brings much better weather and a calmness across the nation. 
Wishing you all a wonderful peaceful fall.

Thanks for  stopping by,

Wood Candle holders - Targets two years ago
Placemats - Homegoods several years ago
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery a long time ago!
Brown Plates-Tag- Homespun Treasures in Walnut Creek, Ohio - I think they still carry them even though I bought them several years ago
White Basket Weave plates- Oneida Satin Weave - Dutch Valley Gifts in Sugar Creek, Ohio - I bought in the spring 
Wood handled flatware - Ikea
Wine Glasses - Marshalls many years ago

I am linking up to the following parties:
Dishing It & Digging It  @ Life and Linda
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings, Heart of the Home
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate
Reader Tip Tuesday @ Jodie Fitz
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Sandra @ Dinner at EightSeptember 10, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    I like the warmth of your table - that's a sure sign of fall, even with the summer temps outside. It's a pretty combination of plates in the stack, and I love the goblets.

  2. I love the neutral colors and natural feel of your table. Your centerpiece is so lovely and adds to the simple elegance of your table. The lovely textured placemats really reminds me to give thanks and blessings for each meal and to appreciate the pleasures of home. What a lovely Fall setting.

  3. Ann, what a beautiful table you have for easing into fall. I love the dried hydrangeas, the textured placemats, and your dish stack

  4. I am hanging on to summer as long as possible. Fall will get here soon enough and I welcome its colors and textures.

  5. A beautiful transitional table. The center arrangement turned out wonderfull and I like the colors of the dishes. I've had a hard time getting into the fall spirit too but I think it's because my mind is on the outdoors too. We are working on an outdoor project too. The new steps, patio and fire pit sound like a fun project. Perfect for this time of year too with the crisp nights it's always fun to sit around the fire.

  6. I love your tablescape! I am a big fan of neutrals because they are always in style. This is so inviting, and I am totally crushing on those placemats.