What a wonderful week this has turned out to be! I had my doubts earlier in the week…we were deluged by Tropical Storm Lee from Sunday morning until late Monday night. The county where I live was under constant tornado warnings all day Monday. Fortunately though we didn’t suffer any damage here at my little corner of Alabama. Just lots of rain and wind.
The temperature has been wonderful since Lee came through! Highs just in the 80’s and lows in the 50’s at night. What a fantastic change from the triple digits we’ve had the last several months!
To celebrate the Autumn feeling in the air and since I was stuck in the house Monday, I played around with this table setting. With the rain pouring down and the wind howling outside, Monday night was perfect for a hot bowl of chili.
I love using shades of gold, brown and green in the Fall. I placed a brown tasseled cloth on the table to anchor my setting. Gold napkin rings held brown napkins at each setting.
I added a crystal vase filled with twigs and dried flowers.
Later, I thought about my pheasant feathers and added them in also.
Next I pulled out a woven tray that I found several years ago at a thrift store. I placed the vase in the center of the tray. I put some bay leaves around the vase…but I needed something more. So I added in the bronzy glass pears (shhh…don’t tell anyone, but they’re actually Christmas ornaments! LOL)
I really wish I’d had a set of bronze colored chargers, but I had to work with bright gold. I used cream dinner plates and placed individual covered bowls for the chili on the dinner plates.
The covered bowls are decorated with a wheat pattern. I placed bay leaves on each plate.
I added crystal stems trimmed in gold and amber goblets to the table. The amber goblets belong to my aunt, who was staying with me while Lee was kicking up a fuss around the Gulf Coast.
Candles were a must on the table in case we lost electricity. We were lucky…the electricity only flickered off and on a couple of times. Unfortunately, the only color of candles I had that would remotely work were green…hence the use of the green bay leaves in the setting (trying to add more bits of green to the setting).
I pulled out several candleholders trying to decide which to use…and my aunt wanted me to use these, so I did. Not really what I would have ultimately chosen, but she liked the look of them.
It might have been nasty outside, but we were all cozy inside enjoying our dinner of chili and hot dogs…yep, my girls requested hot dogs to go with the chili. While I was lighting the candles, my middle daughter said she thought candlelight was just a “little too fancy” for hot dogs…hey, who says hot dogs can’t be fancy?? LOL
I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for another Tablescape Thursday.
Hope to see you again soon!