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!!