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Early Fall Decor in the Breakfast Room

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ta-da!  I went with the orange and blue table runner.

Happy Wednesday, My Lovelies!  I appreciate all the feedback y'all gave me on how to decorate our breakfast room from this post.  I read all of your emails and comments, and you truly helped me make my decision.  I noticed that several of you suggested I add copper to my plan, and I thought y'all had a great idea. 

Let's take a look at my choices for early fall.  The table is set for after dinner coffee and dessert (Madeleines).  We'll take the desserts outside and watch what we call "Midnight Baseball," or when the Cubbies play starting at 8:40 PM CDT.  I don't really mind these late games because it does cool down up here on Oak Mountain when the sun goes down.  The only downside is if Mr. Art at Home has an early case the next morning because he wants to go to sleep and I want to stay up and watch baseball!  ;P

Dessert plates and napkins stacked and ready to go.
I chose vintage MacKenzie-Childs patterns that are more fall-ish, and the indigo floral napkins are perfect for fall.  The plate's pattern is Cayuga.

I love the grays, oranges, blues, purples, and bright reds in the table runner.  The candlestick has a dark gray stripe that blends nicely with it.

Platter for Madeleines
I chose the Brittany pattern for its purples, blues, and wavy copper stripe.  
Do you notice anything else that's copper on this table?

I couldn't resist the tiger-striped pumpkins and the book nook dishtowel from Anthropologie.

The ceramic cups can be used for coffee or wine.

I'll be serving French pressed coffee, the Tea Cake roast from Revelator Coffee.

Sugar and creamer set was a gift from my mom and grandmother.

The bright roses are from The Fresh Market.  They are more of an orangy-red.  The wooden buffet server has just enough chippy blue paint.

And in case you missed it, I chose a pair of small geometric copper tea light lanterns from Pier1.

So basically I took your idea of adding oranges with the blues while also incorporating copper in my decor.  I didn't have any copper on hand, so I purchased these lanterns with the geometric look that's popular now; but at $5.95 per lantern, that's a small financial commitment for a trend that probably won't last until Christmas! (But I do like this trend...)

Thanks for your input!  I still love the other two choices, and perhaps I might choose one for November.


Chair cushions, table runner, sugar and creamer set, and dishtowel:  Anthropologie
Blue vase and indigo floral napkins:  Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic
Dessert plates, candlesticks, oval serving plate, and spoon rest:  MacKenzie-Childs
Spoon: Horchow
Lanterns:  Pier1
Roses and pumpkins:  The Fresh Market
Wooden buffet server: At Home, Homewood, Alabama
Cup set: Angel and Boho, UK
French press cozy:  Etsy find

Have you started bringing out the pumpkins yet?  If so, let me know in comments,  and I'll come over and be a looky-lou visit your blog!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. That table runner is so pretty and the dishes are so fun.

    I am done decorating for fall which is odd because I usually wait until at least October 1, but we are having a rather cool September. And like you I am using primarily blue and orange.

  2. That table runner is killer. So fun. I love all the bright and pretty color tones you used.
    I agree with Carol the dishes are really fun. It is all so whimsy and pretty. I love that your personality always comes out in your decor choices. We have been in summer mode here still in Illinois but the weather man is promising fall temps this weekend. So bring it on!!! Happy New Week.

  3. Fabulous table runner. I love all the details! Enjoy your week.

  4. Your table is “perfectly” lovely for fall RJ. I love how the colors and patterns all blend. Great choice of MC and Anthro to go with the runner. I noticed the copper lanterns right away, I love the light airy feel they add. I am so happy someone is getting a little relief from this heat. I need a little of your higher elevation! Happy Day.......

  5. Looking good, I am not a fan of pumpkins

  6. I really love this. It has all the elements of fall but a cheeriness that says "not hard core" fall, which is where my brain is at right now! Love that towel, the happy colors! Nice work, RJ!

  7. That whole scene is very Anthropolgie like, and I love the bohemian flair. Very fun!

  8. Very fall in a refreshing way, and so you! So many pretties!


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