As I say goodbye to Summer and await the start of Fall, my favorite season,  I was eager to set the table this week with some autumnal hues.

The tablecloth is April Cornell and the pattern in called Madeline on clay (purchased as the Tabletop Shop at Lemontree Village Shops in Brewster on Cape Cod ( The floral pattern features shades of gold, blue and green with a clay red background. The smokey and teal blue give a cool note to the warm background of this topper and gives the table a classically beautiful look.

I set this table upon my return from the wedding of my friend, Megan, who kindly gave me one the centerpieces from her reception to use. Isn’t this arrangement absolutely gorgeous? I particularly like the dahlias which coordinated beautifully with the linens.

The centerpiece is flanked by a pair of teal blue candlesticks for a pop of color. The candlesticks (from Fabulous Finds for the Home, Centreville, Delaware) were a lovely hostess gift from my brother and sister-in-law.

For the place setting, I layered cut crystal salad plates on candlewick glass dinner plates on top of ruffled edge gold chargers. The Waterford crystal stemware is from Think Twice Consignment (Gillette, NJ). The silver is Wallace Windsor Rose pattern (1948) and belonged to my husband’s grandmother.  The napkin rings and these dreamy lightweight, silky wave napkins in peacock blue are from One Kings Lane.

 Welcome, Autumn!
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