My home tour and lifestyle in general is probably not the norm when you think of fall, as we don’t experience that season here. At all.
I have to admit to missing the change in the air and the leaf drop that I recall from my northeastern days as a kid, but I have lived down here most of my life and am more than used to it now. We create our own Autumn and spend as much time outdoors as possible on any cooler day that might be tossed our way. Those are few and far between, and the pool is still warm enough for swimming.
Copper adds that touch of fall for me and for this lunch for four that I wanted to make special I added a vintage copper pot filled with apricot roses. The roses are a color that I might not normally use the rest of the year but with copper and the vintage gold flatware I love the way that they look!
To make a centerpiece like this I soaked some floral foam in water, stripped all leaves and any thorns off the roses, and clipped them short with the roses in the center taller than the rest. They will last for a long time this way if you keep the floral foam wet and there is no damage to the pot.
This part of our patio is under cover so it makes for the perfect spot to sit in the shade and should it rain we stay dry. The table and chairs were brought outside from the dining area, since it’s just a stone’s throw away from the inside…
The Limoges plates and ruffled placemats give the tablescape that feminine touch that I love.
Copper is casual and adds that bit of sparkle to a table in the fall. If you want to try introducing some copper into your home look for the Moscow Mule mugs that are easily found in just about any home decor store now.