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Fall table setting

Monday Mood

Monday Mood

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

Pumped Up Tabletop

Tabletop Pumpkins

Pumped

Pronunciation: /pəmpt/

Filled with enthusiasm and excitement…  Who’s ready for Halloween?

Photo: 1

 

Random Raves

Random Raves: Fall Edition

Fallin' for Fall

Fallin’ for Fall

How do we love fall?  Let us count the ways…  It’s not just the cooler days (sweater weather!) and the maples on our drive home turning a fiery orange that puts smiles on our faces.  We also love fall colors like persimmon and bittersweet and apricot

Comfy and Cozy

Comfy and Cozy

and gourds galore.

A Gala of Gourds

A Gala of Gourds

Not to mention fall foods like anything made of apples (cider, pie, crumble, and crisp)

Yummy Apple Butter

Yummy Apple Butter

and pumpkin (bread, lattes, ravioli, gnocchi, and pie – we really do love pie!)

Pumpkin Gnocchi from House of Brinson

Pumpkin Gnocchi from House of Brinson

And the best way to spend an autumn day – getting lost in Lyman Orchards’ 4-acre corn maze.  We’ll need that 2 1/2 mile walk to work off all the pie!

Crazy Corn Maze

Crazy Corn Maze

P.S.  If you love fall flowers, you’ll fall for our new designs on Diane James Home!

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Inspirations

Setting the Fall Table

With almost two weeks to go before Thanksgiving, we’re polishing the silver, ironing the napkins and thinking of how to set our holiday table.  We always start with the centerpiece (after all, who wants to fuss with flowers when there is so much cooking to do?), and use the colors as inspiration for the rest of the table.  This year, we love the Cinnamon Bouquet from our Fall/Winter 2009 collection – the tawny autumn colors work beautifully with acorn jacquard linens and Haviland plates.  And our family never leaves empty-handed as each place setting will have a beautifully wrapped Potting Shed Creation to grow during the winter months!

Diane James Home - Cinnamon Hydrangea Bouquet

Diane James Home - Cinnamon Hydrangea Bouquet

Robert Haviland & C. Parlon Matignon

Robert Haviland & C. Parlon Matignon

Williams Sonoma - Acorn Jacquard Napkin

Williams Sonoma - Acorn Jacquard Napkin

Grant Dawson Collections - Mangrove Gravy Boat

Grant Dawson Collections - Mangrove Gravy Boat

Crate and Barrel - Pumpkin and Gourd Candles

Crate and Barrel - Pumpkin and Gourd Candles

Potting Shed Creations - Chocolate Viola in Rice Hull

Potting Shed Creations - Chocolate Viola in Rice Hull

Photos from Diane James Home, Williams Sonoma, Dinnerware Depot, Grant Dawson Collections, Crate and Barrel, and Potting Shed Creations