3 Fabulous Fall Tables
Shauna may or may not be guilty of setting a table just for the fun of it. And while we know that the big Turkey Day feast might be a little more low key this year, there is no reason to not go all out on setting an amazing table. We've got three fall tables for your inspiration, two that you would expect and a third that, well, just makes us happy and is too amazing to not re-create on your table.
Table 1: Traditional Turkey Day
Sourced primarily from Pottery Barn, this table features traditional fall colors, pumpkins, leaves, turkeys, the whole nine yards. Raid your yard for colorful leaves and use fresh pumpkins and hurricane candles as your centerpiece.
Resources: All from Pottery Barn
Monique Lhuillier Glass Charger
Charlotte Dinner Plate
Salad plate--sold out, similar here
Kenaf Table Runner
Paisley Table Runner
Linen Hemstitch Napkins
Schott Zweisel Taste Wine Glass
Monique Lhuillier Gabrielle Coupe Glass
Chester Brushed Candleholders
Turkey place card holders--similar here
Table 2: Boho Chic Bounty
This client has a great assortment of vintage glasses and her grandma's flatware so we were excited to pull that out and mix it up with some new pieces from World Market and Pottery Barn. Assorted pumpkins in velvet, glass and ceramic surround the cornucopia centerpiece.
Rustic Fatima Dinner Plates--World Market
White Salad Plate--vintage, similar here
Teal Salad Plate--similar here
Pumpkin Bowls--similar here
Coral Table Runner--similar here
Ikat Table Runner--similar here
Linen Hemstitch Napkins--Pottery Barn
Amethyst Goblets--vintage, similar here
Etched Wine Tumbler--vintage, similar here
Table 3: Fun and Festive
If you don't know by now, we are known for breaking the rules now and again. So, why should your fall table setting be dominated by fall colors? When we found these amazing textiles and accessories from Kim Seybert, we couldn't wait to use them on a table.
A sharp eye will notice that the ikat table runner and amethyst glasses are the same as in the previous table setting. Same client, new year. You caught us. We used brightly colored cans from enchilada sauce and tomato sauce as our flower containers and a pom pom tree garland draped down the table. I'd have a turkey dinner here any day!
Blue Bamboo Placemats--Kim Seybert
Rattan Chargers--Pottery Barn
Dinner Plates--Pottery Barn
Jaipur Pom Pom Napkins--Kim Seybert
Napkin Rings--Kim Seybert
Amethyst Goblets--vintage, similar here
Recycled Glass Tumblers--vintage, similar here
Shop more of our tabletop favorites here.
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Baked Ratatouille with Goat's Cheese
Raise your hand if you are COMPLETELY OVER your regular recipe rotation!
Six months ago, I will admit, it was fun to have the time to try new recipes and go out on a limb making Pad Thai or home-made croissants. Now that it's OCTOBER, it is possible that the enthusiasm you once felt about stepping foot in the kitchen has waned just a bit.
In the spring, I signed up for a CSA that supports local farmers intending to be more focused on buying only seasonal produce. You pay a seasonal subscription fee and show up to the produce pick up site once a week and make your selections. Typically the selection is pretty standard; tomatoes, onions, potatoes, berries, squash. But often there are selections that are a bit more adventurous; bok choy, eggplant, long beans, beets. I take these ingredients as a personal challenge to hunt down and make recipes that might be outside of my normal rotation.
So, when my neighbor sent me this recipe and I was staring at a pile of squash and eggplant (courgettes and aubergines if you are fancy) recently picked up at the CSA, it was as if the stars aligned right there in the kitchen. Plus, I'll take any excuse to use goat's cheese in a recipe. The original recipe is from the BBC Good Food website, so is in those weird metric measurements, but I've converted it so you don't have to. You're welcome. Also, so you don't have to look it up, passata is basically a tomato puree and you can easily substitute canned crushed tomatoes but I was surprised to see passata in my local grocery store. Lastly, I recommend starting the dish in a pan that can go from cooktop to oven so you don't have to transfer. One fewer dish to wash is always a good thing.
Baked Ratatouille with Goat's Cheese
To find out more about CSAs in your area, go here.
For the love of Vintage Rugs
It’s no secret that we obsess over amazing rugs. Bonus obsessing over vintage rugs. Owning a vintage one-of-a-kind rug is like owning a piece of art and we love the aesthetic of mixing new and old in our designs. Up until recently, we’ve struggled to find amazing vintage rugs to put in client’s homes so when we found out about the great selection at Revival Rugs it was a moment of celebration.
Their mission is simple, to bring rugs of excellent quality to the market at affordable prices. Sure, you can buy a vintage Persian rug anywhere for thousands of dollars but you shouldn’t have to. Their collection of vintage rugs are one-of-a-kind and made between 30 and 100 years ago. We don’t have to tell you that rugs of this quality are made to last another 30-100 years or more, so they are an investment.
It’s hard to imagine in today’s IKEA world of “disposable” furniture, but home furnishings like furniture and rugs were at one time crafted by hand with as much care and skill as one would take to build a home or create a piece of art. Even the new rugs sold by Revival Rugs are hand-crafted at every stage of production from wool selection to hand-finishing. So, you know you are getting a high-quality product.
When it comes to rugs, we feel like runners don’t get the love they deserve. Maybe because they are relegated to secondary places in the home like hallways and stairs, but that is precisely why we love a good runner. Now, putting a runner on stairs is a tricky situation. You’ll have to tack down with little nails if you have floating stairs, or use a rug adhesive and staple gun with traditional stairs. Might be best to consult a professional for that little project.
In any case, we’ve picked out two amazing runners and are gifting one to a lucky follower! Head over to our Instagram page for all the info on how to enter to win. And be sure to follow @Revival_rugs to get the first peek of their latest arrivals of vintage rugs.
Also, for a limited time you can shop their selection of ALL rugs and save 10% with Promo Code SHAUNAGLENN10.
We are taking a pause in our monthly Artist Spotlight series to highlight some other creative women that we have recently become fans of. Last year, when we were featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Origin Magazine, we were completely embraced by all of the love shown by fellow artists, designers, creatives and bloggers featured in that issue. We know how hard it is to make it in any business, let alone as a creative woman balancing work, passion, home and family. So as so many people in the design community have promoted and shined a light on SGD, it is our turn to shine that light back on some amazing women creating beauty and love and inspiring content!
Roma is an artist based in Dallas who shares our love of color, abstract art, and creating joy-filled spaces. Her Instagram account not only features her artwork, but recipes and videos of her creative process.
Paola Roder is an Atlanta based designer recently featured in Apartment Therapy. She not only creates her own bold, graphic, punchy designs, she is co-host on the Instagram page @mymonthincolour which solicits followers to submit photos based on a daily theme to be featured on their feed.
Carla's covers everything from design to food and crafts on her Instagram page and blog. Also based in Atlanta, she shares our love of a good flea market.
The Rath Project
While we fully support the use of bold wallpaper in a powder room, We knew when we saw her balloon dog art that Diane Rath was someone who shared our crazy, eclectic style. Her aesthetic includes color, pattern, pop art and unique objects to create a personal, liveable space.
At Charlottes House
Charlotte calls herself, among other things, "lover of color", and "wrangler of chaos". She is also a crafting wizard and her Instagram feed features not only eye-popping, colorful designs, but adult and kid craft projects that are sure to get you out of your COVID Coma.
Kate Pearce Vintage
I mean, this bathroom with it's serpentine wallpaper and tiger rug really says everything you need to know about Kate Pearce. Edgy, eclectic, vintage enthusiast; we'd follow her around a flea market any time.
The Indigo Leopard Home
You'll find layers upon layers of color, pattern, texture and greenery at the Indigo Leopard Home. Oh, and she painted a leather sofa green with leather shoe paint. Definitely something we have to try.
So, give them a follow, show them some love, share their amazing talent. We are all in this together, my friends. Love Wins.