I am really into lanterns these days for some reason, well, I know the reason, it's from paging endlessly through Pottery Barn catalogs and drooling over all they have to offer at prices I can't begin to afford, or more accurately, justify. I wanted to have one more small dinner gathering -- something I refer to as "Last Call" -- before the onset of the holidays when chaos abounds, so when I found this lantern at Old Time Pottery I just knew I wanted it as my centerpiece.
From there I went through my stash of fabric, pulling out this one to put on the top of my table as I wanted the meal to be more casual and relaxing. I topped this with bamboo placemats, and sprinkled the remaining bits of candy corn and autumn mix around the center. My favorite Fiestaware dinner plates in gold and cinnabar were alternated and topped with harvest salad plates. Pressed into service again you'll see the yellow flatware and goblets (Versatile!). As I'd packed the mugs that match the Fiestaware I decided to use the Shenango Incaware coffee cups and saucers, just a portion of the restaurantware that I collect.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my tablesetting for my "Last Call' autumn dinner. I wish you could have joined me.
Dinner plates: Fiestaware
Salad plates: Autumn Splendor
Napkins: My mom
Table Fabric: Hancock Fabrics, years ago
Yellowware bowls: Antique shop
Lantern: Old Time Pottery
Tablescape Thursday is hosted by Susan from Between Naps on the Porch.