Pat's daughter, Jennifer, was here this weekend and we spent one entire day playing with dishes. I had a huge basket full of different napkins, stacks of assorted plates, all kinds of flatware, and napkins rings all over the place just waiting to be used as "inspiration" for the day. And did we ever use them! It was great fun.
Here in Humboldt County, our Autumn is usually unbearably hot - and, lately, with record breaking high temperatures. We don't have the traditional beautiful "color changes" that some parts of the country have since we have lots of Redwoods and Douglas Fir which stay green all year. So, when we found these really inexpensive napkins at LinenTablecloth.com two years ago, we never planned to use them for only one season.
From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Round Wicker Place Mat - from Pier 1 several years ago
Orange Accent Plate - inexpensive earthenware found at our local grocery store years ago
Other Dinnerware - Fiesta(ware) by Homer Laughlin from Replacements.com, Macy's, and Kohl's
Flatware - "Queensgate" by J. A. Henckels from Costco two years ago
Glassware - "Purple Crackle" from Pier 1 many years ago
Napkin - "Autumn Chef" from LinenTablecloth.com two years ago
Assorted Centerpiece Jars - from Michael's and Ross
This week, we will be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: http://betweennapsontheporch.net/