Yesterday I had the extreme delight to host a mini birthday party for my husband's cousin's grandson who was visiting with his sister from the Outer Banks, NC..
We only really had time for cookies and ice cream, but I baked the most delectable chocolate chip cookies and the house smelled heavenly when they arrived!
My sunflower bouquet was still looking nice so I felt the need to redo the table to highlight their awesome golden color!
And, if truth be told, I was mightily inspired by the September issue of Victoria Magazine with their radiant autumn hues against the blue transferware.And I am so glad I did put this beginning of my early fall table together because our weather suddenly dropped from 90 degree days to a very pleasant 72 degrees! Hahaha!
I was pleased as well that when I took these photos the flash fired and the warm tones of color seem to pop off the page.
Since we were only serving cookies and ice cream I was using the dessert plates and dishes from my collection... a mix-matched collection in blue...
I love how the sunflowers sing against the deep tones in the paisley cloth!
I was so touched when young Lauren reached forward to touch the sunflowers and asked.. "Are these real?" I smiled and nodded and she said, "I want some real flowers!" Even young Austin gingerly reached out and softly fingered the petals... so precious to see our youth realize the quality of the authentic!
Accent blues and gold mark the change on the hutch
I had my daughter's teen scrapbook out for the kids to peruse so they could get to know her as their peer... even though she now is twice their age!
umm, chcocoalte in dark and white.. the cookies in dark and the bars in white.... tasting all the better with a dollop of Vanilla with Caramel Gelato by Breyer's!
I am inspired now to begin a much grander centerpiece in bold autumn with blue using the items I have in storage... as per the gorgeous arrangements I saw online today on Pier One..
but more along these lines but much more russet thrown in for good measure...
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or staging blue and white.. with autumn through in as well.. but that will be a mind game for me for some time...
But, don't you love blue with the rich colors of fall??!!?