Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Two Color Tablescape
Holy Crimoli..... Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" Challenge to do a tablescape with only 2 colors was nearly impossible!
Good Grief...doesn't she know how hard that is for me to do??
Since autumn in Ohio is my very most favorite season, I went with the obvious color of Pumpkin ORANGE.
I paired it with white and lots of texture, like these vintage hobnail candlesticks, which were a gift from my sister, Fritzie.
Please note that I also arranged the table off to the side with 2 soup tureens & a pumpkin inside a cloche, all done in the same two colors!
While the white hydrangeas looked beautiful in my tall white milkglass vase,
they began to drop their petals almost as soon as I brought them inside.
I switched my centerpiece to this beautiful pumpkin, below, that I found in McKinney, TX,
while visiting my husband's son's family there.
I love its curly vines & tendrils!
The little pumpkins surrounding it are actually tiny candles.
I've paired my pumpkin salad plates and their cute little matching bowls (from Walmart, several years ago) with solid white dishes that have various interesting borders.
The bees on my Napoleon flatware, (from Horchow), playfully coordinate with the bees on the La Roche glassware that I won from Libby.
Instead of lemon for the water, I went with...
ORANGE SLICES & ORANGE CRUSH!
Other areas of the house have some of the same autumnal touches.
Okay, I know they aren't EXACTLY Orange,
but work with me here, will ya?
I'm trying really hard!
You KNOW there had to be some other ORANGE CANDY on the table, someplace, right?
I love to see how the evening sun comes in the high dining room window & adds sparkle & shadows to the table.
We enjoyed home grown slow-roasted tomato soup (also ORANGE) with bits of fresh basil & croutons.
You can find the printable recipe HERE.
I didn't forget dessert either....
ORANGE & WHITE DREAMSICLE CAKE!
I didn't make the cake...it is from our local grocery store, Giant Eagle.
Quite frankly, it wasn't that great & I wouldn't buy it again but hey....
it FIT THE COLOR SCHEME!
Do I get extra points for forcing myself to eat it, Kathleen??? LOL
I hope you visit Cuisine Kathleen for her Let's Dish party.
I'll also join in Yvonne's Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits at StoneGable and
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday meme and Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today.
I'll have a few sewing projects to share with you next week & hopefully, some more delicious photos from the Streetsboro Quilt Show.
Posted by Rettabug at 10/02/2013 08:05:00 AM