Don’t judge me. I have no idea what a pheasant looks like. or it’s feathers. it could be like a peacock/penguin baby for all I know. just putting that out there.
My mom is a habitual tablesetter. And during my last visit, I got to see her latest creation. Here is a very pleasant tablesetting for autumn.
My mom’s amber glassware really shines in this setup, dontcha think? Also – there are two napkins…which personally I think is genius…because I
am a ridiculously messy eater love the mix of textiles. yes. that’s why.
The centerpiece is what I like to call ‘stuff in a box’. Basically you take things that represent short (the candle and dish), medium (the Pier 1 bird plate) and tall (feathers from the craft store) and stuff it all in a box. The rest of the space is filled with spillers (tassels, faux leaves, and napkins) and then it continues onto the table.
It’s very messy-casual-chic. That’s also my hairstyle…minus the chic
Of course, this kind of setup isn’t for people who like the food served on the table…which is rare for us anyway. We usually keep the food in the kitchen and take our plates in there to serve ourselves buffet style (it works better than trying to pass hot dishes around the table with kids).
This is a really good example of monochromatic tablesetting…all the same wavelength, ya know? That’s the science nerd in me showing my love for the light spectrum. I love how it goes from yellow to gold to orange to red to burgundy to brown. It’s easy to do that for your table because you might not have a complete set of accent dishes that match the napkins perfectly…but mixing all the various hues can bring mismatched stuff together to make it look intentional and give it that ‘collected over time’ appeal.
So we went from Halloween yesterday to a very Thanksgiving-appropriate (pheasants are like turkeys, right?) post today. Can you tell I’d do anything to keep my brain away from the fact that I am now 8 days overdue?! EIGHT. I resorted to threats. If this baby doesn’t come out soon, I’m naming him Gertrude and singing to him in front of his classmates on his birthday….every birthday….in a bathing suit. ANYHOO.
Have you guys been working the monochromatic lately? Or maybe you just wanna tell me how great pheasants are? Or that you dig the double-the-napkins-double-the-fun-ction?