Today I am sharing my pretty fall tablescape. I love dishes, cups, bowls... In fact, my husband thinks I may need an intervention. I have a bit of an obsession. Being a chef and blogger means I need alot of props. Having my supper club also means I like to highlight food on certain plates. I love to mix different dinnerware sets together when creating my tablescapes. The dishes on my table today are probably one of my favourites. They are brown, black and cream with a cute chinoiserie design, sometimes known as the "willow" pattern. If you have been following the blog for a while now you know how much I love chinoiserie. The greek key border is modern and fresh. This set is made in England by Royal Stafford.
They seem very busy, but they mix and match beautifully with other sets, patterns and colours. You will see in the photos how I styled them differently. I love the leopard print dessert plates I found for a steal a few weeks ago. Do not be afraid to mix and match, it's fun!
Since moving to Europe, I have always celebrated Thanksgiving. Recently the term Friendsgiving has been used as a similar holiday celebrating friendship, and in the same spirit, a giving of thanks and gratitude. We do not have our family very close, so this year I will host my first Friendsgiving supper club instead. This way all my non- American peeps can experience a true American Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings.
For the table's centrepiece I chose this beautiful painted stoneware pumpkin, a candle and a gorgeous orchid floral arrangement. I love using orchids as their height does'nt obstruct the diner's view across the table.
You may notice a few changes to the surrounding decor, that is because a few changes have been made! It all started with an antique secretary and you won't believe the tale that follows...let's just say I had to change every single room in the house, some a little and others completely. I will share an updated house tour with you next week. I can't wait to show you.
I have had these glass and gold beaded chargers for years
This leopard salad plate mixes beautifully. Leopard print is a neutral :)
Here I have introduced a floral plate with a clear dessert bowl
The flower motif is echoed in the clear glass