Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Country Living Fair, Part Four

The moment we turn the calender page to September, we all feel a shift in gears. Harvest is coming and gourds are growing in the field. This year, decorating editors Frances Bailey and Sarah Newell hosted a session called "Setting A Pretty Fall Table" at the Country Living Fair. The tablescapes were dressed in the colors of ginger, cardamon and sage and "knit" was the texture of choice. The dining table was draped in a variety of neutral knit throws and the chunky stemware wore cuffs crafted from the arms of a sweater. The theme was anchored with a Nicky Epstein knit vase overflowing with fall flowers. The companion tablescape (shown here) featured moss-covered balls, a quilted suede runner and a charming display of brown transferware. Tips from the presentation? Display simple items under a glass cloche, mix-n-match plates for texture and "dad's old sweater" can be "your new napkin rings."

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