Monday, September 9, 2013

Transitional Table


I almost did not post this table this week. I very rarely use the same glassware two weeks in a row, but I just could not resist setting this table with my Colony "Whitehall" footed ice tea glasses.



I have had this table in my mind ever since I purchased these great plates from Old Time Pottery (I should be getting a fee from them, since I mention them so often - lol!!). I adore the carved shapes on them and the huge size.  They can be used as chargers or large plates - win, win!




I knew that I wanted to use them with my Fitz and Floyd "Carissa Paisley" plates. I have used the blue dinner plates previously on an Easter table seen HERE, but I have never used the beige salad plates in a tablescape. The gold in the salad plates just begged to be used with the carved plates! One note here - when I purchased the Fitz and Floyd plates, there were two color choices - blue and beige. I did not think the salad plates that were supposed to go with the blue plates looked exactly right with them, so I bought the beige salad plates, instead.  I am much happier with them.




Since this was supposed to be a transitional table from summer to fall, I decided to use bamboo flatware with the dishes.



I used light aqua napkins, which reminded me of summer, too.





Of course, I had to follow the summer/fall theme in the glassware. I chose a azure blue goblet from Pier I to represent summer and my favorite fall glassware,"Whitehall", iced tea glasses.  I used "Whitehall" juice glasses, as little vases for some of the gold mums on the table.




Mums in a basket, along with the flowers in the juice glasses and silver candlesticks, were used as the centerpiece.



I think that I am having a little trouble giving up summer, because we have been having some of the hottest and most humid weather of the year! Our summer in Georgia was not terrible this year, because of all of the rain. However, right now, it is difficult for me to believe that cooler weather will ever be coming.  I hope that for the rest of you have an easier "transition" into fall weather!!


Diane




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24 comments:

  1. We have the same thing in mind, Diane. I set a transitional table too to post soon. Those etched plates are so pretty and they go so well with the 2 plates you added. Pretty colors!...Christine

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  2. Everything looks beautiful. I love the azure goblets. Those would fit into my color scheme.

    When I was a child, my mom would take us to Laguna Beach to visit an aunt and we always stopped at an amazing outdoor pottery shop. I remember looking at all the dishes and never being able to decide which I would choose. I guess I should have thought like you and just bought everything. Steve complains now and we have very few different dishes. But, I think I am going to look for some 'fall' dishes.

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  3. I'm afraid you're going to get tired of my "I LOVE this table" comments, Diane, but, gosh, I DO like ALL your tables that you come up with! I love this one for so many reasons: Love, love, love the "charger"--totally agree with you on that one. The blue/teal plate...my color love, and the salad plate is the perfect topper! I would even love just the blue and the gold ones! And I love the mix of colors in the glassware. Oh, and the last picture is beautiful. It seems to bring it all together.

    PS - Thanks for stopping by my hydrangea post. Wish I could share them with you--I'm at the giveaway point with them! (Happy me!).

    ~Zuni

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  4. Diane, I love the colors you used in this table. I am inspired to do a transitional table this week too....but I am telling you, this HOT weather is getting to me. the cooler summer had me spoiled and this heat is wearing me out. I usually can get some yard work in this time of year, but good lawd!!! I worked for 3 hours this morning and haven't been worth a cuss all afternoon..well, that's enough southern talk for now...lol love your table..you certainly know how to put the right dishes together..
    Love, Mona

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  5. Hi Diane!
    I LOVE this table! I really like the FF plates and those gorgeous chargers. They are so detailed...beautiful! I also am swooning over that Pier 1 stemware...can you even go wrong with FF and Pier 1?
    Our weather here in Houston is just a tad cooler, and the trees are already starting to shed their leaves. We noticed that yesterday. Not all of them, but I think it's a sign that fall might be on the way.
    Thank you for the kind comments about these cloth napkins. I had to break down and buy a new machine a while back. My old one was practically falling apart. I wanted to do a bit of embroidering and for things to be fairly simple so I stayed with Singer. It's the Quantum Stylis 9960. Believe me, I'm such a novice, I like to so simple things. However this machine came with a lot of preset stitches, perfect for me and my little projects. The stitches are small but they are fine for borders. I found it for a great price on Amazon.com...and it came with it's own plastic case. If I get braver, my next machine will be a fancier embroidery machine...with those, the sky is the limit!
    Thanks again for dropping by, have a super week!
    Sharlotte

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  6. Hi Diane!
    I LOVE this table! I really like the FF plates and those gorgeous chargers. They are so detailed...beautiful! I also am swooning over that Pier 1 stemware...can you even go wrong with FF and Pier 1?
    Our weather here in Houston is just a tad cooler, and the trees are already starting to shed their leaves. We noticed that yesterday. Not all of them, but I think it's a sign that fall might be on the way.
    Thank you for the kind comments about these cloth napkins. I had to break down and buy a new machine a while back. My old one was practically falling apart. I wanted to do a bit of embroidering and for things to be fairly simple so I stayed with Singer. It's the Quantum Stylis 9960. Believe me, I'm such a novice, I like to so simple things. However this machine came with a lot of preset stitches, perfect for me and my little projects. The stitches are small but they are fine for borders. I found it for a great price on Amazon.com...and it came with it's own plastic case. If I get braver, my next machine will be a fancier embroidery machine...with those, the sky is the limit!
    Thanks again for dropping by, have a super week!
    Sharlotte

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  7. The top plates are perfect to tie all the colours together.

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  8. Hi Lady D,
    Wow! your giving me the urge to set for Fall but, I still can't let the Summer go. As you said, you have a great HOT summer and so do we. LOVE LOVE LOVE having sunshine. It is so easy life.

    However, I feel that Fall is just round the corner. Cold in the evening, sun set earlier and cold in the mornings.

    Love the plates and the bamboo flatwares. OMG! not having them feels that I am not an Asian, LoL*

    BTW, I love you to come over in Stockholm, the capital city of Scandinavia countries i.e. Norway and Denmark (own the SAS Airlines).

    TY for coming and visit me once again. I will have to post a new one later today. So, don't missed it.

    Lots of hugs,
    /CC girl

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  9. Hi Lady D,
    Wow! your giving me the urge to set for Fall but, I still can't let the Summer go. As you said, you have a great HOT summer and so do we. LOVE LOVE LOVE having sunshine. It is so easy life.

    However, I feel that Fall is just round the corner. Cold in the evening, sun set earlier and cold in the mornings.

    Love the plates and the bamboo flatwares. OMG! not having them feels that I am not an Asian, LoL*

    BTW, I love you to come over in Stockholm, the capital city of Scandinavia countries i.e. Norway and Denmark (own the SAS Airlines).

    TY for coming and visit me once again. I will have to post a new one later today. So, don't missed it.

    Lots of hugs,
    /CC girl

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  10. This is such a pretty table! I love these colors! That blue is so striking!

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  11. Beautiful table with gorgeous dishes! I love the chargers with the dinner plate pattern, just perfection! Love everything in blue! Why don't you tablescape with your blue transferware in your regular dining room, instead?...or place a tablecloth in the granite? Thank you sweetie for your kind comment. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  12. I love your transitional table, dear Diane. The two colors of goblets are so pretty together and I love the textural elements of both of them. Of course, your dishes are so pretty and look great with the mums. I'm wishing for cooler temps to get in the Fall mood. xo

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  13. Diane, this is a gorgeous table full of texture. I love the colors you used. The amber glasses and chargers are perfect for fall. Every time I see bamboo flatware, I'm reminded how much I'd like to add some to our stash. Thanks for sharing this absolutely lovely table. That last shot is amazingly creative!

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  14. I love the combination of these colors. Very pretty!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  15. Very pretty table. Those plates are great.

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  16. OH, the plates are fabulous! I can't believe you found those at OTP! Your late summer table is beautiful, with just the right colors! The blue glassware is great because in the early fall the skies are always a deep bright blue. I can relate to your words about fall, it is hard for us Southerners to get into fall weather when it's still 90! Sounds like a cooler weekend though, enjoy!
    Jenna

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  17. Diane, this table is beautiful and so much texture and color. I love that blue against the fall colors. I agree, it is like the blue of the sky against the autumn trees. Love it!

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  18. Dianne,
    Love the colors you chose for this beautiful tablescape!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  19. I love these colors together! Beautiful table!

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  20. You've created a truly gorgeous color story here. I love the squad with the golds of the tumblers. Beautiful! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  21. Wow I love those two colors together! You've given me inspiration for dishes I have with the same color palette.

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  22. Very Pretty!! I love this combination of plates and stemware! Great chargers- you should get some commission for those! this table sells them beautifully :)

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