Sunday, September 22, 2019

September's Morning Glory Table

A few years ago, my sweet friend, Emily @ The French Hutch ,
gifted me a pair of beautiful MacKenzie-Childs 
Morning Glory napkin rings.
These beaded rings are serious tabletop jewelry!
I was in fact so smitten with these that I later ordered
a few more for when we have dinner guests.

The Morning Glory is September's birth flower.
You can read another recently shared post on 
Morning Glories here.  

In recent weeks on my morning walk,  
I've noticed small volunteer vines of Morning Glories
trailing through beds of flowers and climbing up branches of trees.
 These pretty blooms with their heart shaped leaves
are trailing gently through the bed along our front walk.  

Not the Heavenly Blue that is so common, but the
Pink Morning Glory that is a native wildflower here.

The flowers are funnel shaped and 
are a lavender pink with a dark pink throat.
How appropriate that this gift should appear in September!

 These delicate blooms prompted me to snip a 
few of the vines and set a morning table.

I started with a favorite fall textile,
the MacKenzie-Childs Vendage tablecloth.
The rich hues within the botanical inspired design are set 
off with a border of my favorite Courtly Checks.
I tossed on a wool throw to add texture and a touch more blue.

Vintage French demi-Johns came home with
me from a previous trip to France.

A pair of blue gray pumpkins with golden stems
offered a welcome to the fall season that 
officially begins on September 23 this year.

I added a Courtly Check charger and
mug for my morning coffee.

The majolica leaf plate, sourced from some antique market years
past, is a vintage piece by Jamison Ceramics, Capristano, CA.

It provided the perfect little touch for my morning treat 
~ a pumpkin spice scone.

Silver flatware with "French ivory" handles 
added a touch of elegance.

My favorite morning 
Cafe de Cuba filled the mug.

 Such an elegant way 
to start my day!

It all made for a cozy morning table out on the terrace.
A Morning Glory Table to welcome a new season. ~
~ First Day of Autumn, September 23, 2019

They bloom up the fresh, green trellis
In airy, vigorous ease,
And their fragrant, sensuous honey
Is best beloved of the bees.
~ Madison Juluis Cawein

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. ♥Those superbes cruches! I love the things you come home with.Lovely vignettes..happy fall to you!

  2. What pretty flowers, and a sweet gift! Such a lovely vignette to welcome autumn!

  3. Dearest Sarah,
    Morning glory is a lovely flower, in all its colours.
    Your terrace had the perfect sun light making your setting even more special!
    Hugs and happy Autumn,

  4. I'm in love with your napkin rings and morning glories are a fav. Lovely table!

  5. Sarah, what a fabulous way to welcome autumn! The napkin ring is gorgeous as are your trailing morning glories on your table. A pumpkin spice scone and Cafe de Cuba makes for a lovely start of the morning at your elegant table for one!

  6. Sarah,
    Beautiful blooms!! What a beautiful morning tablescape!!

  7. Such gorgeous napkin ring jewelry and pretty inspiration for your Morning Glory Table Sarah! Your breakfast looks like a delicious fall treat! We had a few days relief from the heat but we’re back to the 90s this week. They’re forecasting a hot and dry fall for us, no fall weather anytime soon. I want to pack my bags and head north!

  8. What a beautiful way to start this day, the first day of fall! Morning Glories are such a treat, they are so free and happy! The napkins rings from Emily are definitely serious bling and oh so pretty...I love the elements you chose for this breakfast vignette, the French demi-Johns, swoon, and the gold stemmed pumpkins! The wool throw promises cooler temps to come, it's all delightful Sarah!

  9. You set the prettiest tables, Sarah! I love morning glories, but haven't had much luck with them. Your napkin rings from Emily certainly are gorgeous, and add a special touch of friendship to your setting. I'm hoping for Fall to come to Texas.

  10. Sarah, your fall vignette is enchanting! Love the elegant morning glory napkin rings. I'm crazy about your french Demi- Johns and twining the morning glories around them and your gray pumpkins is so pretty.
    That pumpkin spice scone and your coffee in the Courtly Check mug looks so inviting. Such a darling vignette to welcome fall.

  11. This is such a lovely autumn table, Sarah. I love that uses colors other than the oranges. Jewel tones and autumn are quite lovely!

  12. Oh Sarah, such a lovely post. Morning Glory is such a sweet vine with gifts of colored blooms. Your table is simply stunning. So much to love about this table with nature's beauty mixed with your bling and textiles. And, I am simply crazy for your French demi Johns! Happy Fall sweet friend..........

  13. Ooh what a lovely way to start your day! I love morning glories.. They die off here because of our temps. Beautiful table!

  14. Sarh, I love morning glories, what a delight to read your post. Emily gifted you with a very special gift. Love your table and the pumpkin spice scone and Cafe de Cub. Happy Fall Sarah.

  15. This really is an elegant way to start the day! You've set an enchanting table, one to linger over. Morning glories are lovely flowers, but they're the bane of my garden.

  16. Sarah, your fall vignette is making me smile this morning! Sitting here sipping my Starbucks french roast, and I am enjoying the morning glory napkin rings. And the french Demi- Johns and gray pumpkins are so pretty. Glad you got a pumpkin spice scone to go with your coffee in one of your favorite mugs :-) Have a good weekend my dear friend! xo

  17. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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  19. Sarah,
    I just love those MacKenzie-Childs morning glories napkin rings. I love all of their decor.
    I picked you as one of my features and your post also received the most clicked. Now that is a great day!!!
    Congratulations, you are being featured on Over The Moon Linky Party.
    I hope you stop by.

  20. Your tablescapes always have so much depth and richness. So much information about morning glories that was new to me. I raise my coffee cup to you.

  21. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at TFT!


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