There is a shade of green that I like to use in the fall. It is sort of an acid green like Granny Smith apples. I think this color comes alive when used with oranges and other fall colors. Today, however, I am using it primarily with other greens with just a little rust found in the Limoges bird plates.
I love using bird plates in the fall. Somehow they just look better than in the heat of summer. These bird plates are Limoges hand painted by Max. I wish I knew more about him. Max painted on Coronet blanks but I do not know if he was a factory artist or had his own studio.
I believe these plates were designed to be wall or cabinet plates, but I am using them as presentation plates at the beginning of the meal for an appetizer as they set the stage for the entire dinner.
I purchased these about six years ago from a local tabletop store but I do still see them in other colors online and in the round shape. Also using my now new standby gold Ricci flatware and napkins from French maker Le Jacquard Francais in green linen damask Primrose Bordier and a beaded napkin ring from Dillard's.
For dinner plates, I am using antique Minton plates with gold-embossed borders.
Surrounding the central vase arrangement, I am using mini gourds, fresh picked Osage Oranges, faux mangos from Apple Annie of Kentucky and two large dried gourds dyed green from Hobby Lobby. You can hear the seeds rattle inside them when you pick them up.
I am participating in Tablescape Thursday this week on the blog Between Naps on the Porch.
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