A tangerine and russet cascade of kaleidoscopic leaves, creates a tapestry of autumn magic upon the emerald carpet of fading summer.
~Judith A. Lindberg
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And every thing was grand;
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band....
The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky....
~George Cooper, "October's Party"
Under the Maples
The time of the falling leaves has come again. Once more in our morning walk we tread upon carpets of gold and crimson, of brown and bronze, woven by the winds or the rains out of these delicate textures while we slept.
How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days! There are exceptions, of course. The leaves of most of the fruit-trees fade and wither and fall ingloriously. They bequeath their heritage of color to their fruit. Upon it they lavish the hues which other trees lavish upon their leaves....
But in October what a feast to the eye our woods and groves present! The whole body of the air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light they have been absorbing from the sun all summer.
~John Burroughs, "The Falling Leaves”
Dinner Plate~Unmarked (from the dish closet)
Leaf Plate and Bowl~222 Fifth Golden Foliage~HomeGoods
Bird Plate~Grace Tea Ware~HomeGoods
Bread and Butter Plate~Mary Carol Collection~Nell Hill’s
Stemware~Mikasa and Target, several years ago
Under Cloth, Napkin and Ring~HomeGoods
Sheer over cloth is from a home and gift shop in Lebanon Missouri, several years ago.
Wheat Sheaf Candleholders~Kirkland’s currently available online only.
Votive Cups~ Michael’s
Acorn~The White Hare
Centerpiece Bowl~Home Goods
This table is a good example of why I enjoy putting together these little settings, every week. A reminder to keep blogging on the light side and not take it so seriously.
A note of appreciation to all visitors to the back porch during the Autumn Home Tour and other times. I am delightfully overwhelmed by your continued loyalty and kindness, over the years, dear reader.
IT’S FALL Y’ALL (Tablescapes and Vignettes Tuesday 10/01)