Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Fowl and Feather Fall Tablescape

Welcome to my blog, Panoply! Today I'm sharing a seasonal tablescape I'm dubbing "Fowl and Feather Fall Tablescape". The complete source list for elements used are near the end of this post.

My springboard for this table was really with some Ralph Lauren textiles I found in early summer. The complementary orange and blue colors in the classic paisley design seemed to beckon my attention and demand my purchase. 😉 The napkin rings were on clearance at the same time, so I knew I could eventually use them all on a table, I just didn't know if they'd be all together or not.
The rest of my table elements came from shopping my personal inventory of [mostly] vintage home decor (read: potential shop inventory for Panoply antique mall booth space). The rooster plates below were among my purchases on a trip to the Atlanta area in 2016. The blues and tans were a great blend with the textiles.
The table easily came together once the textiles and salad plates were chosen. I pulled and used my classic Currier & Ives dinner plates and Pendleton napkins from a prior tablescape a couple years ago (shown here). The centerpiece of the table is a copper watering can with feathers and berries, nestled among preserved maple leaves scattered on the table.
The plate stack is set on locust wood chargers bought from an Etsy dealer a few years ago. Vintage Oneida flatware purchased at an estate sale - simple in design - have a nice feel and weight about them.
The brown crystal stems are vintage 1977, with a couple of wicker wine casks nearby. The burlap floral napkins rings remind me of spent blooms in the garden this time of year.
The tabletop roosters came from an estate auction of a local woman named Delsie Mae Hershman who owned and operated a restaurant in town called the Southern Kitchen from 1947-2007. She had hens and roosters adorning every square inch of that restaurant. I have sold or given away several of the ones I won at auction, and kept just these two as a nod to a woman who was my mother's contemporary and everybody's cook at one time or another in our town.

My place cards were a simple craft made from wine corks and pennies. A small dot of glue on the penny to make a stabilizing base for the cork, with a slice across the top of the cork, and you've got a place card!
This tablescape is set in my sunroom, and on the side table centered between two swivel chairs (just beyond the dinner setting) is a very large rooster that's perfect for fall. I purchased that rooster from a fellow dealer in our antique mall several years ago. The copper watering can rests on that side table as part of my summer to fall transitional decor when not in service as a centerpiece.
My fowl and feather fall tablescape is an easy and casual setting, much like how we enjoy living these days. My style is mostly traditional, but I love to add something unique - typically with vintage flair - when I style things. I hope this has inspired you to shop your house to make new combinations of things well-loved. Also, as a small business vintage and antiques dealer, I hope this inspires you to consider shopping antique malls and vintage shops for unique elements for your decor. Though my textiles are new on this table, I often use a favorite scarf, throw, or vintage tablecloth or quilt to add a little seasonal interest to an everyday table. You'll find my complete source list for this tablescape below.
Fowl and Feather Fall Tablescape Source List
Chargers - wood crafted (Etsy)
Dinner Plates - Currier & Ives American Homestead (Yard Sale)
Rooster salad plates - Limoges (The Classy Flea, Marietta, GA)
Crystal goblets - Lenox Impromptu (1977 vintage)
Paisley Tablecloth, matching napkins - Ralph Lauren (HomeGoods)
Navy jacquard napkins - Pendleton National Park Series (Grand Canyon)
Burlap flower napkin rings (HomeGoods)
Oneida flatware, wicker wine casks, roosters, copper pitcher, feathers - estate sale, auction finds
Cork place card holders - crafted

I am participating among a group of several other bloggers, each sharing our ideas of a fall-inspired table setting. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate for coordinating this tour of fall inspiration in styling tables. The list of all the participants and links to their landing pages are conveniently provided below. Enjoy! 

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Rita C. at Panoply
A special thank you to Kathryn of The Dedicated House Make It Pretty #267 for featuring this tablescape!Sharing: Pieced Pastimes, Best of the Weekend, Amaze Me, DIDIBNOTPInspire MeMake it PrettyThe ScoopDagmar's HomeCelebrate Your Story, SYSSYCDelightsome Life H&GGrace at Home, Vintage Charm