With the Labor Day weekend in our past, it's time that we all start looking to Fall. Pumpkin spice flavored things have started to flood the shelves, even though it may still be in the mid-90s outside. Given these conditions, I decided to focus the first Tablescape Tuesday on a soft way to start out the season in your own home without committing fully to leaves, pumpkins, and plaids. The answer: unexpected color and a pre-harvest flower. On my table, I worked off of the natural hues in our round dining table by adding more natural color from the burlap hue of the napkins.
A cute, personal touch I like to add is books. Everyone has some old books laying around. They also help to tell a story about your home and your family. Adding books to a tablescape is always a win in my book (no pun intended). More important than the books themselves is their color: blue. Blue comes as an unexpected color for Fall tablescape.
I then tied the blue books in with the blue and white watering pitcher that I used as the centerpiece. For accent, I blended sunflowers, pumpkins, and warm hued fillers. Playing from the centerpiece pitcher, I picked up some more whites in the hobnail jars and white covered books throughout the table. White is the new black, and there is no reason not to use it in our Fall tablescapes. It also provides a nice background for our Fall colors to pop.
To complete the mix, I always like to add an unexpected touch. For this table, I added two little white birds and then layered with Etta B Birdie dishes in the middle of the dinner plates.
Top it all off with a little bit of tan netting and our Etta B Pottery dinnerware, and your table is ready for this crazy time between Summer and Fall.