During the hot late summer, I was in downtown Savannah, Georgia. It is a city full of old trees, historic homes, and renovated buildings. When a new restaurant opens, many times it is in an old refurbished house or building. What I noticed about many of the modern, new restaurants was that they always have some reminder of the old South. Whether it was an old gilded mirror or an antique candelabra or table, the antique and the modern fit well together. This fall table setting was inspired by the lush trees of Savannah and the antiques and vintage pieces that have always been a part of the city.
Although this table seems to have many colors, there are only four: green, orange, yellow, and red. The base colors are green and orange with yellow and red layered overtop. There is a lot of texture on this table. The mugs are copper with etchings and the flower box is made from reclaimed wood. The flowers contain a variety of textures including roses, Gerber daisies, alstroemeria, sunflowers, red hypericum, Billy Balls in yellow and red, and zinnias. The napkin rings, which are really candle rings, have the same colors as the flowers and were the color inspiration for this tablescape. And finally, the green hand-washable napkins are silk velvet (fabric source at end of post) and give this table a luxurious, old southern look.
Click here for the silk velvet fabric source to make your own velvet napkins in the pine green color shown in this post.