October 22, 2021

october tablescapes that work all year


Caroline Green


Here we are well into my favorite month, and I'm thrilled to show you a few new table-setting looks that are perfect for this time of the year, but also will transition nicely into the rest of the year.



Caroline Marigold


This new pattern by Pacific & Rose is called Caroline, and it comes in three colorways, green, marigold and blue.

 




Let’s start with Marigold. Featuring hints of yellow, marigold and green, this pattern is so versatile. I love how you can mix and match it with the Green Caroline, as well as other green Pacific & Rose patterns.

 




It’s lovely how the natural fibers of the round raffia placemats and the rustic bamboo flatware plays off the heritage-type print of this pattern.





Keep in mind that all these patterns and prints are hand-blocked in India by skilled artisans. The subtle variations created by this hand-blocking method is what produces the beauty of these table linens that are truly a feast for the eyes.  

 




Napkins, tablecloths, place mats and runners can all intermingle at your beck and call for creating a lovely tablescape this fall.

 


Caroline Blue


For a more casual look like this, I used a runner, placemats, and napkins all in the matching Blue Caroline pattern.

 




For overall coverage, we go with a luxurious tablecloth with coordinating napkins.

 




I love how the Blue Caroline pattern pairs with the bright colors of this floral arrangement by Bouquet Box


The fun part about these flowers is that all the flowers and supplies are sent to you with detailed instructions, and you put them together yourself.

 




And how cute are these aprons? They can be used in the garden, in the kitchen and even for crafting. The large front pockets are really useful too.

 




The Caroline pattern also makes its way into these adorable cosmetic bags. These are such a cute option as a thoughtful gift for a friend of family member. 


Just fill with some of your favorite beauty products for the perfect gift-giving solution.

 




I don’t know about you, but I have a “thing” about beautiful kitchen tea towels, and these are not only easy on the eyes, but they’re made from the perfect cotton fabric that’s really soft and absorbent.

 




A bright little pumpkin just adds the right dash of October charm to this pattern. Whether it’s the green pattern shown here, or the marigold or blue colorways, a fun seasonal hint really does look great with these gorgeous new napkins and table linens. 



 Check out PacificAndRose.com for more!

 

 


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October 14, 2021

falling for pumpkins




It's nearly October, my favorite month and that's really got me pumped! Yes, from now until Halloween it's going to be pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins!

Don't worry, I'll share other stuff too, but for now I'm slightly obsessed. I do love the little white pumpkins because they're so easy to add to just about any look.


The floral above is from Bouquet Box. I arranged these flowers last week and they're still going strong and smell amazing! The only flowers that didn't last were the three red poppies, but that to be expected.

 




Wild and unruly pinky lavender Japanese anemones from the garden fill this newly found vintage ironstone pitcher. A little bit of brown transferware is always a favorite look for fall. 


I look forward to these autumn blooming Japanese Anemones all year long, and they're just going wild in the back garden. 





Cute little pumpkins are a must in just about every room. 

 




I tend to love the more muted colors for fall and add a pop of color with the mums. I’ll share details of this beautiful fringed throw soon. It isn’t officially released until October. 





Fall table setting can be so easy if you have the right seasonal accents. Believe it or not, all these little pumpkins and gourds are real, and I just purchased them this weekend at Armstrong's Garden Center


A wooden cake pedestal works perfectly as the base. I then layered in some interesting pumpkins and gourds, softened the look with a few Heavenly Bamboo leaf cuttings from the garden, and for a whimsical touch nestled a few mums in between everything. Cheery and fun for our weeknight dinners!

 

The secret is to mix in some simple tableware for an effortless look.




Today’s dining room mood… I can’t get enough of these peachy-orange Cinderella pumpkins mixed in with the beautiful white pumpkins and green-tinged gourds. The colors are so soft and ethereal, and such a great alternative to traditional bright orange pumpkins.





Late afternoon in the breakfast room... the September sun dazzles like no other! I've paired my chunky linen runner with a whole assortment of new pumpkins.

 




I recently found 3 huge boxes of vintage candles at a yard sale, and much to my surprise, there were several orange beeswax candles... so perfect here.

 

Patterned napkins from August Table are the perfect backdrop for the little white "Baby Boo" pumpkins at each place setting, and the amber goblets glow in the September sunlight.





That’s not all… I’m working on several other new fall and year-round tablescapes this week, and I can’t wait to share them with you all.

 

In fact, I’ve got some more new vintage glassware to style with along with lots of pretty tablecloths and napkins. I hope you’ll check back in with me soon!



ciao! fabiana

 

 

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October 4, 2021

tablescape : weekend pattern play




New napkins and a crisp tablecloth are a fine way to start a Sunday morning. In this case, this is a new pattern from August Table called Juniper.

 

It’s a simple and whimsical pinecone pattern with the most beautiful border.

 

This print is available in five different colorways, and I just love this “Slate” blue color because it pairs so well with some of my favorite vintage plates.

 




Raffia placemats, wicker napkin rings and bamboo flatware always add the perfect dose of pretty texture to a table. A few late season hydrangeas freshly cut from the garden soften the look of the table and give us an extra special focal point.

 

Those vintage yellow goblets are thrown in for a little dash of sparkle. There’s a funny story connected to those, well sort of funny…

 

I found one at an estate sale recently for $1, and didn’t think much of it, because there was only one, and I do like to mix and match my vintage glassware.

 

Well, after sitting it on the table and seeing the sunlight streaming though together with these table linens, I just fell in love.





I was lucky enough to find 5 more exact matches on eBay for a reasonable price and now I have a lovely set of 6.

 

These mid-century glasses, Kings Crown Thumbprint pattern by Indiana Glass are just the prettiest shade of yellow. Nothing like the amber goblets I have in my collection.

 

I don’t know why, but I just like the unexpected pop of yellow as an understated nod to autumn.

 

Folding the napkins in this fan pattern also accentuates the fun border that goes all the way around this print. Not too shabby for a casual Sunday brunch at home.

 


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September 22, 2021

perfect fall & winter tables settings

 


Pomegranate pattern tablecloth & Laura's Garden napkin


Beautiful table linens make the most perfect table settings. Fun, vibrant patterns set the tone for your table, and then you can add a simplistic style of plates, glasses and utensils.

 

So I’m thrilled to introduce you to the two newest patterns by Pacific & Rose, Pomegranate and Laura’s Garden. In the photo above, you can see the beautiful way they coordinate with each other.

 




These colors and patterns are so pretty all year long, but I especially love the way they work for fall and winter gatherings. I’m talking the big holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukah.

 




Fancy-looking napkin folding can be fun and easy. If you’d like a tip on how to do this fan fold with a twist napkin look, check out this post.

 




The details of each of these hand blocked patterns is exquisite. I especially love the pretty birds perched among the floral vines in the Laura’s Garden pattern. Aren’t they sweet?

 




Not only are there tablecloths available in these patterns, but for a more relaxed look, try the table runner with matching placemats. Then for the final touch, choose either a matching or coordinating napkin.


 



The Ivy Green napkin also works great with these new patterns. This is a great example of how fun it is to mix and match Pacific & Rose’s patterns with each other.





I just love how the pretty pattern and borders of the runners drape off the edge of the table. The uniqueness of these hand blocked patterns with their subtle variations gives each of these pieces a truly rare look that sooths the eye.

 




Every single piece of this collection is hand-blocked in India where they’ve perfected this technique for centuries.

 




Check out the juxtaposition of real pomegranates to the lovely pattern shown here in the tea towels.

 

I just happened upon these little pomegranates in my next-door neighbor’s yard when we were picking lemons from her tree. She was kind enough to let me have a few for this photo shoot.

 




How cute are these aprons, scarves and cosmetic bags? They make the most perfect gifts for a friend or for yourself!

 




The moral of this story is setting a beautiful fall or winter table doesn’t have to daunting. By starting out with a gorgeous palette of table linens, most of the work will be done for you! Just add flowers and your basic tableware and you’re all set.



Check out PacificAndRose.com for more!



 


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