What a marvellous fall we’ve had here in the East! The warm weather has continued long beyond the normal season, and the beautiful autumn foliage has lingered.



Inspired by some of the centrepieces I’ve found on Pinterest and sites hosted by similarly-minded tableware nuts like myself, (I’m looking at you, Between Naps on the Porch and Home is Where the Boat Is), I foraged in my back yard and the local grocery store to assemble this table setting.

Winter Stable


Winter Main House


Winter Boathouse

A Denver plaid tablecloth from either Williams Sonoma or Pottery Barn from a number of years ago anchored the table. I then layered Cambria dinner plates (thank you, daughter Lauren for your Christmas gift last year), Baronesse White dinner plates and then topped the settings with Winter Frolic dessert plates from Juliska. Part of the Country Estate series, these four delightful winter scenes were designed by Deborah Sears of Isis Ceramics, whose studio we visited whilst in England a couple of years ago.




I had tremendous fun putting the centrepiece together. The foliage comprises ivy, Japanese Maple leaves, some purple-tinted loropetalum and a wild grapevine. I added apples, pears and dusky purple plums for the fruit layer, and then placed votives down the outside of the arrangement.


The goblets are antique Webb wheel-cut from Elise Abrams Antiques and the napkins are part of a set I bought a million years ago while on vacation in Bermuda (who buys linens in Bermuda? you ask. Indeed…).

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch