But before the sharing begins, I want to tell you a quick story. One of the best things about blogging is “meeting” new friends. I’ve truly made some of the best of friends, even if I’ve never met them in person. I love reading their post, comments and the great ideas that I receive from them. One of those peeps for me is Rita at Panoply.
I recently shared with you that I was in love with these plates.
However, they were a little out of my price range, so I would be waiting for a sale.
Rita, from Panoply, read this and quickly sent me an email asking if she could gift me these beautiful plates? She had six of them and would love for me to have them.
You could have knocked me over with a feather.
Of Course, I would love to have these plates.
So pretty. If I’m honest, I like them better than the ones I posted about!
I was like a kid at Christmas waiting for these beautiful plates to arrive.
Truly, happy mail!
I couldn’t wait to unpack them and set up my early fall table.
Setting an early fall table, for me, is one that “marries” the end of summer with the beginning of fall.
I think of rich fall colors with the deep colors of summer.
Oranges, yellows, turquoises, reds, and greens.
Ok, I did add a few pumpkins in there.
I couldn’t resist!
I loved the beginnings of my early fall table.
Until I stepped back from the table.
I realized that those colors didn’t match my navy, blues and hot pink dining room.
It drove me crazy.
So, I moved the place settings to the kitchen eating area.
And I love it!
Changing out the natural placemats for a light turquoise color, lightened up the look and fit my table better.
I love a little whimsy on a table, so I set a different green napkin at each setting.
The turquoise glasses are a recent purchase and I love how they tie the placemats and the table square all together.
As you can see, the table isn’t super large.
So keeping the centerpiece simple is a must.
I’m ready, so bring on fall!
Every time l look at this table setting, I get a warm fuzzy feeling.
Not because it’s pretty.
Or because I love fall.
It’s because I think of my friend Rita, who chose to share her friendship – and super awesome plates – with me.
Here’s to friendship and setting an early fall table!
Until next time….
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