It's hard to believe today is the first day of Fall! Living in South Florida we only have a change of season around January when it finally cools down enough to turn off the air and open the windows for a fresh lower humidity breeze. In North Carolina we enjoyed all four seasons. This time of year the night air is crisp and the Carolina sky is a brilliant blue during the day. The leaves are beginning to change at the higher elevations in the mountains and the foothills foliage will follow soon. When I as a child we always took a Sunday drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway to view the beautiful leaves during their peak. My Mother would make homemade fried chicken will all the normal picnic trimmings and we would have a fun family day together.
Seeing that it's still very hot here in South Florida I'm not ready to drag out all of the pumpkins yet. I decorated the first day of Fall table in the colors of this beautiful table cloth I found at Walmart a few weeks ago. I'm sitting here this week with the AC cranked down still wearing my Lilly Pulitzer Summer prints and yes white. (Don't tell my Southern friends. That's a no no after Labor Day). It may not feel like Fall outdoors, but it's beginning to look that way in the dining area.
|First Day of Fall tablescape|
|First Day of Fall places setting. I found the turquoise plates at Goodwill. The top plate was purchased at Bealls. The turquoise goblets are from Dollar Tree. The tablecloth was purchased at Walmart recently and should be in stock now.|
|I collect Iris Herringbone carnival glass and I've had this vase for many years. The goes nice with harvest colors.|
|Birds eye view of the Fall table.|
|I found these large acorns at Dollar General two years ago.|
|I found this check fabric at 1502 Fabrics in Winston-Salem while home this Summer. I knew it would be perfect for Fall charger plate covers.|
|The Iris Herringbone carnival glass candle holders match the vase used in the centerpiece.|