I often imagine myself walking on the wild side of the color palette, but ultimately I find my way back to a neutral home base. That being said, neutral doesn’t necessarily mean boring and I totally the warm, earthy feeling of this table. This is another one that has been a while in the making. I’ve been collecting goodies for this table and just waiting until the last piece (s) fell into place.
It started with the dinnerware that I picked up at Burlington’s at the end of July. I was in pain like you wouldn’t believe but I was determined to get these dishes before the last box was gone. At $24.99 for a 16pc set could you blame me?
A couple weeks later when feeling like I could leap tall buildings in a single bound (huge mistake) I went back to Burlington’s for this flatware. I love, love, love it and will be on the lookout for different colors in this same style. $19.99 people, get ‘em while they’re hot!! Burlington should really pay me for all the shout outs I’m giving them.
Two weeks ago I went into Pier 1 for some inspiration. HA, who was I kidding? I knew good and well that I would find something to buy when I went in. To my delight they were having the clearance sale of the century. The jute placemat/chargers were $2.98 and the dimpled goblets were $1.98. There was so many other bargains that I wanted to get but luckily I got the heck out of there with my credit limit in tack. I used the amber goblets for the first time on my 24×24 table almost a year ago and cracked one of them as I was taking them out of the cabinet. My heart is still broken over that one.
The napkin holder is from a previous Pier 1 shopping trip also on clearance for $5.00.
Amazon.com is my go-to online shopping resource and why not when you can get one dozen napkins for $6.99. This color is so me, ask my kids they’ll sadly agree. For napkin rings I used these cute flowery hair scrunchies. 4/$1.00. I’m not cheap I’m frugal, LOL!!
For the centerpiece I used a wire bread basket and placed a hurricane holder in the center and fall foliage around it. A gold beaded votive holder and gold blinged out votive holders complete the table. I think I accomplished my goal of putting together a autumn table without going overboard with the traditional fall colors. Have no fear though, those lovely hues are waiting in the wings. I’ll be linking up with some fab ladies this week, so please take a look see at their gorgeous creations.
***I have had some major site issues and really wanted to post other pictures. The blog fairies are not with me today so please forgive any format issues.