Sunday, September 25, 2011

Shabby Chic Fall Table

My house is full of boys and color but, I still adore Shabby Chic style.  I have been enjoying all of the wonderful ways that I have been seeing Shabby Chic Style transform for fall on blogs.  How do you put a little color in with all the soft white decor?  Especially during fall which seems so "not" Shabby Chic.  

Haviland & Co. Limoges, feminine beauty in a plate.

The colors of nature take this palette into fall, mixing in a natural linen tablecloth, fall flowers, and fruit. 

For this fall table I used:
Limoges accent plates
Hotel Balfour dinner plate
Sherbet pattern unknown
Goblets by Icon pattern Capri
Silver by Gorham pattern English Gadroon
Vintage placemats and napkins

I will link to:
Sunday Favorites with Chari over at Happy to Design

37 comments:

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

I think THIS is how you do Shabby Chic in the fall! I love the floral china on the more rustic pattern, and the fruit in the pewter bowl adds the perfect touch.

Style Sisters said...

Elegant and feminine...love it all. The small plate with the gorgeous fruit is perfect for fall. Great idea!

Karin

Debbie said...

This is beautiful, and you DID pull of shabby chic. (I think even more chic than shabby!!) The white on white with just the right colors is downright elegant. I love it.

bj said...

This is one of the prettiest, softest and just perfect for fall tablescapes I've seen. I just love your pretty colors..I am so not a brown/orange person so I shy away from those colors...but this...I love it.
Your photos are magazine worthy..especially that first one.

Beth said...

Sherry, I love both the dinner plates and the accent plates - what exquisite patterns! You have fabulous silver, too. This is so elegant and pretty!
Blessings, Beth

Shine said...

Soooo very beautiful. I'm much like you.Love shabby chic, but I'm not able to do very much in my male dominated house. That's OK thoug....a little goes a long way:) Thanks for such a lovely post.....Blessings, Shine

Sarah said...

So true! The colors of nature take this elegant setting right into autumn. The wonderful texture of the linen with the rich colors of the fruit really make the perfect backdrop. Beautifully done! ~ Sarah

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This is proof that Shabby Chic can work in any season! I really love the lace on those napkins and the vintage placemats, and the china and the Gorham silver. I have lately ben very drawn to vintage silver, especially some of the older Gorham patterns. Very pretty! Linda

Cabin and Cottage said...

Oooooo! I love how this photographs! I still love these combinations! Beautiful!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love the soft colors with the natural fruit.. Very pretty indeed.

Sonny

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the Limoges plates with the Balfour dinner plate. It is so feminine and I always love sherbet cups...so beautiful. Joni

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty -- love the textures of the dishes and the crystal. This is so pretty.

Anita said...

Beautiful in every detail! I love the gorgeous china and that flatware! You have put it all together in such an elegant setting!

Tess said...

Gorgeous girlie table!! Everything is so pretty for ANY season!!

shannon i olson said...

Plates are gorgeous, pears are such a perfect fall touch too. pretty!

Pinky said...

Gorgeous! So unexpected but beautiful! A home run!

Mabel said...

A very pretty tablescape! The Combination of the Limoges accents plates and the Gorham silver cutlery is gorgeous!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love everything you did. The pears are perfect.

Carol

Atelier de Charo said...

Love it! The pears are perfect for fall decor!

Marlis said...

That is one beautiful table! I love the colors and the softness. Suitable for any time of year!

The Shabby Paris Market said...

Fall is a very hard time of year to decorate with the true shabby chic style. BUT you did a beautiful job!!We follow your blog and posted it on the sidebard of our blog, won't you stop by and follow us too? We would love to have you visit us! Thank you so much! Hope to see you soon.
Jen & Dawn, AKA The Shabby Paris Girls.
http://theshabbyparismarket.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

she's a beautiful girly table! i'd love to come over and chat around her! ;)

Barbara said...

I think you figured out exactly how to do shabby chic for the fall. The fruit just adds the perfect touch. Everything is lovely. I am not sure I realized before that you are in a house of boys. They will appreciate knowing their way around an elegant table. After attending a very important banquet for work, my son who lives across the country called to thank me for teaching him manners and how to eat at a well set table. It made me laugh because I am not sure that I knew he had received the lesson! :)

Kathleen Ellis said...

You have done a lovely rendition of "Shabby Chic Fall"! I love the softness of the floral dishes and the richness of the pears...lovely!
Have a beautiful day~
;-D Kathleen

Debra@Common Ground said...

Gorgeous tablescape, the Limoges is timeless! The fruit, especially the pears are just perfect for this setting. Thanks for joining in to VIF,
xo,
Debra

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

What a beautiful and inviting table! Your "shabby fall look" is perfect!!

lulumusing said...

What I really like about this are the textures. I want to touch them all. You describe the table as feminine, but it would be lovely for intimate, romantic.

Entertaining Women said...

Isn't Haviland just the best! Your luncheon plate is so lovely, and I adore the Hotel Balfour plates...the embossing work on them is outstanding. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Miss Merry said...

Shabby Chic is just gorgeous. To me it is respecting and enjoying the good old days with a splash of fun mixed in. Your placesetting is sooo pretty!

Sherry said...

Lovely table. I love that you use the things around you like the fruit to add that special touch. I looks like a place to linger.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

whay a lovely table setting, it all works so well together. Am on Vintage Inspiration Friday with Debra too~

Karen

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful table for two!! I'll be right over!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Love Shabby Chic too. Splendid table.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Mmmmmmmm........ So pretty!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

This is my first visit to your lovely blog but I will be returning. I too am drawn to the the feminine soft shades and white. I have a hutch full of antique limoges. I usually compliment with contrasting, deeper centerpiece. Your use of fruit provides this beautifully.

Deborah

Jenny said...

This is so gorgeous!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

My friend, your autumn table is just gorgeous! I do understand how doing autumn along with shabby chic could present a challenge but I think you've done so..very successfully! And...I might add...very beautifully! I have always felt that a pretty display of fruit feels a bit like autumn. I'm not exactly sure why...but I do! Your Haviland china is gorgeous, Sherry! I also love the beautiful embossed chargers! Everything really is gorgeous...and a perfect example of what I like to call...the "softer side" of autumn!

So happy to have you join in with the Sunday Favorites party this week, dear lady! I'm sorry that I'm so late in getting by for a visit!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari

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