Wednesday, September 22, 2010

An Autumn Table

I am a little pressed for time this week, as Mr. Pearl and I are leaving for Charleston on Thursday, sans mini-pearls - Woohoo! Next week though, I plan to have a treasure trove of goodness, as the Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens is going on in Charleston, and I will be touring! Stay tuned!

This table is one that I designed for the Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi Design Inspirations luncheon last March. The local alumni chapters host this fund-raising event each year and it is always wonderful! My theme for the table was "I suwanee.." and was a tribute to strong, Southern women. The table really had a "fall" feeling, so I hope it will inspire you all as you begin to bring a touch of fall into your homes.

The foundation of the table was a burlap table cloth. I then used brown transfer ware dishes, my Francis I silver, Mason jar glasses, antler sheds, feathers, shells, bird nests, vintage buttons, children's cowboy boots (lovingly worn-in by my husband and my boys as toddlers) crusty architectural fragments and a scattering of "Southern" sayings printed on fans that I placed around the table. I tucked-in a few, delicate ferns and a tiny orchid that was under a cloche. I also used some vintage books, propped open with bits of twine and more vintage silver. For the chairbacks, I hemmed simple rectangles of duck fabric and attached wide, brown ribbon sashes to the sides and then simply painted the monogram on the back. The monogram is one that I have used throughout my home and theses chair covers are now on chairs in my sunroom. The overall look was a casual elegance with a personal touch and close attention to detail. I always like to tuck little details into my tables, so that as everyone is sitting and eating, they will discover something that they hadn't seen before.
Happy Autumn!

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