Welcome to September’s Pinterest Challenge hosted by my friend Cindy of County Road 407 and if you are new to my blog French Ethereal, a hearty welcome to you! For all of my friends and for everyone stopping by from Carol at Bluesky at Home I am glad you are here!
With the release of Downton Abbey in theatres this month I was inspired to share an outdoor table befitting the king and queen! Come, let’s go in (or out!), shall we?…
|Lord and Lady Ethereal looking dapper this weekend.
This lady forgot her gloves at home… 😦
My Downton Abbey table setting grew quickly with the coming of the movie and it’s lovely trailer…
All month long I have been working on getting ready for a Downton Abbey-themed weekend meeting that I became the chairperson for a year ago. With this I have been sewing a 1920’s style dress and then thinking about how I wanted to set an outdoor table for this month’s challenge.
Elements used in this table setting
Thin log cuts were used as chargers along with woven golden grass ones on her blond pine picnic table. Wide striped napkins were used as placemats to bring another element of texture to this table setting.
A stunning autumnal flower arrangement set off this table setting beautifully! Copper mugs, pale Baby Boos and other lightly striped pumpkins complete this table’s quiet fall look. A tin washtub used as a tray gather all of these elements nicely together ~ similar to last month’s coffee table Pinterest Challenge.
My table’s style elements
For our lord and lady’s alfresco luncheon this table is laid with a fall picnic blanket tablecloth. White ironstone plates act as chargers beneath smaller pumpkin dessert plates.
This table setting called for a smaller bouquet than the inspiration piece and I went with a decidedly fall theme of orange chrysanthemums mixed with purple-lavender thistles.
I do not have any copper pieces so I continued my ironstone look with a white pitcher used as a vase and this coffee set of Villeroy and Boch Botanica china. Earlier this year the patio was set with a patriotic theme.
Pumpkin spice cake and the fall colors in the tablecloth lend their coppery color to this autumn vignette. Baby boo pumpkins and a small white ramekin of freshly collected acorns off the backyard oak trees lend their bit of nature to this scene.
|The sun was peeking in and out as I took these photographs for you!
The calendar says it is fall however the Texas heat is still on for a while and our plants are a bit worn from the summer. Decidedly not Downton Abbey-worthy but coming cool weather and a gentle clipping will make them worthy of Cousin Violet’s garden show again!
Couldn’t you see the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley and Cousin Isobel Crawley coming outside to partake in this alfresco scene? The picnic blanket’s plaid is a nod to the family’s Scottish heritage (and mine).
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ve enjoyed this alfresco fall table and if you are following the tour Cindy is up next from County Road 407 sharing her lovely outdoor table setting. I know you will enjoy her post!! I encourage you to visit all of my friends on today’s tour and feel free to stop back by to continue the tour as needed.