October is pumpkin time for me... but this year my fancy has turned to pumpkins of a different color! No orange pumpkins for this table! And not just white pumpkins either... but white ones with some beautiful green and orange natural stripes. They are so interesting, the paintbrush of nature has made them quite a work of art...
These pumpkins are truly spectacular, but they are not the inspiration for today's tablescape.
The beautiful reversible Borrego placemats and napkins were the true inspiration for this Autumn table. Let's turn up the Autumn drama dial !
It was a fun twist to set an Autumn tablescape using black, whites and greens with a touch of traditional fall color.
Because the placemats are reversible I used alternating patterns around the table.
There is something about a scalloped edge... swoon!
Because of the well coordinated black and white pattern of the placemats and the limited color palate of this table, I got little wild mixing the plate patterns (HomeGoods and Pier1) ! Again, so much fun!!!!
The stack of dishes are topped off with a green leaf bowl (HomeGoods) holding a Lil Pumk Ke Mon pumpkin and some Fall flourishes! The addition of sticks and twigs add soft filler detail!
Simple green flatware (HomeGoods) gives a sassy splash of color to the table. Don't you love black and white with green? One of my favorite combos!
I was happily surprised by the quality and hand of these lovely reversible napkins! So beautiful!!!
Reversible napkins are one of the little luxuries I so appreciate! Because they are reversible I was able to alternate the pattern around the table.. opposite of the placemat pattern. This is a great design trick. It give the table a rich look!
I paired them up with an apple green napkin for a nice contrast!
The napkins were pulled through 2 napkin rings... one, a wide apple green straw (HomeGoods) and the other a very whimsical silver beaded ring (Pier 1). Doubling the napkin rings is a new table trick I learned. It makes such a great statement... a real WOW factor!
A black tiered wrought iron basket becomes the centerpiece. Filled with assorted pumpkins and green apples, it displays the finery of Fall!
The last hold-outs of my summer planters give a big burst of color to this arrangement.
Green frosted mercury glass lanterns with wire handles hold small candles for a little sparkle on the table.
This table has a different point of Autumn view... a little classy... a little sassy...and so much drama and fun!
The Menu ~ A Girl's Autumn Luncheon
Pumpkin Carrot Soup
Pork Tenderloin With Apple Brandy Glaze
Roasted Autumn Root Vegetables
Pumpkin Acorn Mini Cakes With Cream Cheese Filling In A Caramel Cream Sauce