This time of year is all about rich shades of orange, chocolate browns and the ubiquitous white pumpkins that are seemingly everywhere. While the typical autumn color palette is always welcome, there is something about blush tones and beige that feel right at home on the tabletop. These soft, muted tones give off a romantic vibe in a casual setting. No starchy white napkins or formal airs here.
Vintage 70’s and early 80’s stoneware play perfectly into the mix with patterns that are so right now. The best part is that these sturdy work horses don’t require any special TLC. They are always dishwasher safe (most are even oven safe ~ warm plates are always a nice touch) so there is no time wasted or extra care needed. Just pair them with some faded linens, simple glassware and let the pieces speak for themselves.
Vintage tip: look for old fabric remnants while out thrifting. Old plaids and calicos can be used as table throws or runners. Don’t be worried about finding one that “fits” your table the less perfect it is the less formal it feels. Try them horizontally, vertically or even at an angle for a more styled look. And extra points if you layer pattern on pattern.
Shop the settings:
Vintage Set of 8 Sunmarc Endura dinner plates – sold
I’m excited to let y’all know that now through the holidays I am offering a pop up tabletop at Tag Antiques in Franklin, TN. There are many beautiful things to help fill all your fall entertaining needs and after Thanksgiving the tabletop will transition to really amazing gift giving items just in time for the holidays.
The merchandise at Tag is for retail purchase only and is not currently available online. Tag offers a well edited selection of goods and it is rare for me to ever leave there empty handed. It is well worth a visit if you are in the Nashville/ Franklin area.
1250 Old Hillsboro Rd.
The calendar says October but it is definitely Indian Summer here in the South. There’s still plenty of time to indulge in all the fall flavors so let’s take advantage and use it as the perfect excuse to keep serving up those crisp, refreshing cocktails. Vodka tonics on the porch are a personal favorite in this neck of the woods. I think we can all agree that they taste much better than pumpkin spice anything on an 80 degree day.