What is it about the colors of fall that make my heart sing?
Rusty oranges. I think they just might have been my dad’s favorite.
Golden yellows. Rudbeckia and Goldenrod are two of my favorites.
I couldn’t believe there were still Rudbeckia, often known as black-eyed Susans, still blooming in the garden.
Greens. The backdrop for making the colors of fall even more dramatic.
Taupe and every shade of brown. Who doesn’t like acorns and pinecones.
Table for four, please?
It all started with a birthday gift.
One of my dearest friends gifted me with these delightful April Cornell sunflower napkins, the cutest little bistro chair napkin holders, and sweet round placemats in a dark taupe. She knows my love for creating pretty tablesettings and knew that I’d love to do one with the colors of fall.
This botanical table cloth was perfect in color and texture for my table setting and… the green goblets from the Dollar Tree were perfect for accessorizing with the napkins. But, I didn’t have any plates that would work. I checked out a few thrift stores in the area, but had no luck finding plates. Why not check out the Dollar Tree, again? I knew they had glassware… but I had never noticed plates, before. These rusty dinner plates are also just the right color for the napkins, and the crabapple branch I cut for the centerpiece is a terrific match. I may or may not have done the dance of joy. [wink]
This simple table centerpiece/runner is the result of trimming a branch from the heavy laden crabapple tree, a still green maple branch, two small yellow and green leaf branches from a shrub, and a few black-eyed Susans. I quickly arranged them on the table and couldn’t have been happier with how every single part of this table setting came together.
What are your favorite colors of fall?
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