Has the weather turned wherever you are? Our Autumn has arrived quite quickly with cooler weather, rain & leaves falling. I love raking the leaves in our garden & often photograph them like this ...
Don't you love these colours & how transparent the leaves are?
Many of you will be familiar with this Spode Woodland pattern. I bought it at the Portmeirion factory shop a few years ago & I love the quirky pattern. I deliberately chose different animals to bring interest to the set.
I did not look back over previous settings until I had changed the sideboard ...
In 2014, this is how I used the Spode Woodland set
In 2015, I brought in touches of silver to lift the pattern - the red touches compliment the large red South African platter than I am very fond of ...
This year, I cleared the sideboard & then brought out the set of plates as a starting point. I bought this very cute crochet bunting from eBay & just knew it was going on the sideboard. Don't you just love the little hedgehogs & the toadstools?
I saw the Disaronno bottle on our liquor trays & had an inspired moment - the martini glasses were filled with my sparkly table gems with some crystal bottle stoppers poking out & then a few gorgeous conkers added - I collected the conkers on a visit to A Wondering Star daughter recently - (please tell me I am not the only one to fill my pockets with conkers, pine cones & acorns ....)
Don't you love how a vintage plate teams so well with the Spode Woodland plates that are only a few years old?
A few small & large silver drinking glasses complete the look. The many candle holders with their different colour candles are a reminder that they are used so often; I like them on the sideboard because it is so easy to just reach up & select some to light our table when we eat in the conservatory.
I think it looks very Autumnal now - a good transitional sideboard with things that I really enjoy looking at. Are you transitioning to Autumn? Tell me how you are doing it?
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