I recently heard about a local pottery that has a store in downtown Asheville. They featured beautiful orange pottery on their website and I wanted to go check it out.
And yes- it was the perfect shade of orange for fall and will coordinate with many of my fall dishes.
It also was made in many other shades that are worthy of consideration- chartreuse, pink, gray and others.
A selection of great colors in their store.
The pottery is made by East Fork Potters in Madison County, which is where I live. I like to support local artists, so I purchased the 3 in the store and ordered 3 more. This color is called Ember and will be retired at the end of this month for a while.
As I was leaving the East Fork Pottery store, I noticed a cute clothing store next door. Vintage Moon is wonderful boutique that carries Asheville designer, Gigi Renee'.
Look at the incredible colors in the romantic clothing line.
. She uses plant based dyes to create designs of organic leaves and flowers on her luxury fabrics. The sweater is cashmere and dyed with turmeric leaves on the front. What a wonderful fall color combination!
This silk camisole is embellished with hand dyed lace and leaf designs.
And she packages each one in these sweet green voile gift bags. These are perfect gifts and the start of Christmas shopping.
A trip to Asheville for fall inspiration is definitely worth a visit to BB Barnes on Sweeten Creek road. They have just started carrying fresh cut dahlias and zinnias from a flower farm in Fairview.
Since moving here, dahlias and zinnias have become a favorite of mine.
I couldn't resist buying two bunches to go home.
They told me to place them in warm to hot water once I got them home to extend their life.
Two bunches were the perfect amount to fill my antique French champagne bucket.
I paired the orange plates with my Blackberry Farm dinner plates and anther gold and gilded plate- fun combination!
The East Fork orange salad plates look great with brown transferware and pewter chargers.
At home, I placed a stack of the orange plates on my dining table and
added copper, horn and linen elements. The bucket of fresh flowers added the punch.
It's always fun to unpack my velvet pumpkin collection from Hot Skwash and bring it out for fall.
I also found these wonderful "cut-glass" bottles to hold fall vinegars and fruit enhanced spirits.
A final stop in Hobby Lobby lead me to these dried elements.
They were the perfect element for the faux bois urn that I had purchased in Highlands, NC a couple of weeks ago.
Silk artichokes, natural reindeer moss and feathers from BB Barns and Amazon
fill the urns on the gathering room fireplace.
And I could not resist these red-orange zinnias from BB Barnes for the outside deck.
It was a great shopping day in town- full of inspiration. Temperatures are in the sixties next week!