Fall is on the way. I don't have to look at the calendar to know that, all I have to do is step outside. There is a coolness in the air that wasn't there a week ago.
The mornings are darker, the evenings are shorter, and there is a crispness to the breeze that has me thinking about pumpkins and harvest time. Yesterday, while running errands, I happened to notice that the leaves on the trees are starting to turn. This is my favorite time of the year, and I love decorating for it.
As you all know, I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to dishes for which I make no apologies. I think of all the sets that I have, more of them relate to fall than anything else. I simply cannot get enough of them! Year after year I tell myself I need to stop and not buy any more, and then Pier 1, Pottery Barn, or Williams-Sonoma will come out with something that I just have to have.
One of the things that I find so appealing about setting a table for fall are the colors; I love greens of all sorts, amber, orange, and I particularly love plaids.
This year, Pier 1 had plaid dinner plates that absolutely made me swoon. Fortunately, Pier 1 always helps me out by making certain that one set of dishes blends nicely with another. So, the pumpkin plates that I got for my birthday nearly 3 years ago blend perfectly with the plaid plates of this year.
Now you get to enjoy them with me. Have a look at some of the things I've been getting out for this year. I love blending the old with the new, and I love fall.
Mugs – Starbucks years ago
Pumpkin and plaid plates – Pier 1
Napkin – Pottery Barn
Faux leaves – Michael’s
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