Saturday, December 1, 2012

Golden Days of Autumn




I know it's the first week in December,  

but I'm still not ready to let go of Autumn.




Central Texas doesn't normally experience 

the cold temperatures necessary to produce 

a vibrant show of autumn color.

But Autumn does gift us with a golden glow.




Last November, 

Mary @ Home Is Where The Boat Is

 created a table she entitled

A Gentle Transition

Mary said,  "I'm lingering at the table 

with a warm palette of neutrals 

and a touch of soft gold, 

enjoying the last few days of November."

You can view her exquisite table for four here.






In the spirit of Thanksgiving and in celebration

 of her 2nd Blog Anniversary, 

Mary hosted a generous Giveaway with that post.

I was the extremely lucky one to receive her gift!

Yes, indeed, Mary sent me a service for four of 

Gold Leaves by 222 Fifth, including that gorgeous tureen, 

and a soft, warm Ralph Lauren wool throw.





With all the golden leaves falling about us, 

I knew this was the perfect time 

to set a table with this lovely set of 

Gold Leaves to share with my readers.




As you might have noticed, 

The Gold Leaves plates each feature a different leaf.  

These Williams Sonoma napkins 

compliment the plates with the lovely texture

of their beautiful crewel embroidery




I chose a simple sheer ribbon as my napkin ring.





White linen tea towels bordered 

with natural linen and oak leaf embroidery 

softened the layer between the 

rattan charger and the delicate china.




Natural elements were gathered 

from neighborhood walks to add to the table.





 Then sprinkled about as if they 

had freshly fallen from a tree above.




Vintage French crystal stems added a 

touch of elegance among the bits of nature.




Served from that gorgeous Gold Leaves tureen .  .  .

~ Butternut Squash Soup ~

Recipe available here.




It's a delicious starter for a meal, 

or hearty enough to be a meal in itself. 




Candle light for 

a cozy evening dinner for two.





Adds to the golden glow!




"FRIENDSHIP IS LIKE A GOLDEN THREAD

 THAT BINDS TWO PEOPLE"

Author Unknown

Thank you, 


Your friendship is 

~ GOLDEN ~

Mary's generosity continues with a new Give Away. 

Click here to view her gorgeous

Coastal Christmas Tablescape 

and enter to win a set of Blue Crab Bay Stoneware.  




Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable

My tip for this table:  

Gather natural elements to use for a centerpiece.  

It's an easy inexpensive way to add seasonal details.


It's Beginning to Look LIke Christmas



The tree is up and decorated.




The wreath is hung .   .   .


But there is so much more to do!

I'm busy decking the halls,

but wanted to join 


Click the links above and get inspired!