Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Late Summer Dinner on the Porch

The nights have gotten cooler, so the roses are finally abundant. I love the way the colors mix together in this antique amphora bowl. The amphora has a soft translucent glow and the blackberries are a beautiful detail. It's just Mr. RTH and I, so I thought I would set a dinner table on the screen porch. My favorite croco pattern chargers and the wide rimmed gold Black Knight plates make a pretty combination. Vintage 1030's crystal patterns mix well with the contemporary acrylic and gold flatware. The white and gold zebra print napkin adds another contemporary splash to the vintage setting. We sell these napkins at the store and they launder so well that you can use them as everyday napkins. The napkin ring is actually a beautiful handle that was purchased for a chest of drawers, but it is so lovely to use on a table. The little crystal tea lights are old salt cellars with a brilliant cut detail. We are savoring our nights on this porch as they will come to an end soon - this weekend the temperatures are supposed to drop to the low 60's in the day, with the nights being in the 40's. Fall is surely here. We will be joining Susan at on Thursday for Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to visit for other inspirational ideas.


Bella Vista Cottage said...

Your table is lovely and the flowers are glorious. Such a graceful setting.


Beeutiful by Design said...

Love the napkin ring idea -now I'll be on the hunt for handles. Wonderful setting - Jennifer

Erica said...

I love the berries in the glasses, this tablescape is so luxurious! I also posted to tablescape thursday, mine are the yellow and blue architectural tablescape as well as the wild west tablescape after your post. :) What a fun blogger event.

Good job!

Martha said...

A lovely table

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Stunning setting! Love everything about your table. Those flowers look gorgeous.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Susan! The plates are incredibly beautiful! The design on the rim is magnificent! And those compotes....yowza!!! Gorgeous!