Fall decor has begun making its appearance throughout the rest of the house, and since the dining room is visible immediately upon entering the foyer, I figured it needed a touch of earth-tones, as well.
Nothing fancy here, just some dried hydrangea blossoms interspersed with a few sprays of faux weeds. The metal basket was aged with a couple of layers of spray paint and it fits in quite well with the earth colors of the centerpiece.
Miniature cat tails add some height to the arrangement.
The dried blooms were all clipped from the same bush, and most of the spent blooms had already dried brown; but there were a few variegated pink and green still left on the branches. I think this variety of hydrangea is called Pee Gee.
I recently used these faux antlers in a tabletop vignette. While they may not be to everyone’s design taste, my opinion is that they add to the autumn theme.
The candlestick on the left was originally brass before I sprayed it with Oil Rubbed Bronze paint.
A carved wooden acorn, a ceramic pumpkin, and a faux leaf were placed in the space between two place settings.
I saw this Lenox Temperware china in a magazine ad 30 years ago and proceeded to order a set for 12, complete with all the serving pieces, from a local department store. I can’t believe I did that sight unseen- talk about impulse buying….
Temperware is not as easily broken as stoneware, and given my record for banging things around in the sink and in cupboards, it’s held up quite well. I’m only missing a few bowls and coffee cups.
The leaves make ideal salad plates.
A matching leaf bowl is perfect for serving fruit or dessert.
The antler handles on the silverware tie in quite well with the decorative antlers in the centerpiece, don’t they?
I’m linking to Marty’s Tabletop Tuesday party
Susan’s Tablescape Thursday.
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