The Beauty Of Copper For Elegant Fall Results

fall entertaining outdoors with copper accents

I'm thrilled to be participating in this year's round of blogging home tours and although it's still stifling summer here in South Florida have slowly been transitioning and changing it up...

table setting with ruffle placemats

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.

moscow mule mugs at a dinner party

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.

vintage copper centerpiece

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.

table setting for fall

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...

copper for fall entertaining

The Limoges plates and ruffled placemats give the tablescape that feminine touch that I love.

gorgeous table settings for fall dining

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. 

copper planter with flowers

copper and flowers

Another vintage piece of copper, this one set up with flowers (of course:~) on the dining room buffet. As the season moves on I'll be sharing more of the dining room for fall in future posts with styling tips and vignette ideas. 

If you haven't seen the recent post with the gorgeous velvet pumpkins, find that one HERE.

French drying rack for flowers

Those apricot roses from my fall lunch by the pool were just too gorgeous to toss and deserve a special place to hang around for awhile! They are drying so nicely on my bedroom mantel in a late summer/early fall vignette.

old french tulip crate

I tied them up with ribbon and tucked the ends into this old tulip crate that I painted and repurposed.

vintage french fall mantel ideas

You just might see a white pumpkin or two mixed in. Faux of course, since as I mentioned the real ones are not yet available here.

drying roses for fall

These colors remind me of a golden fall sunset and the ocean with it's gentle aqua hue. Perfectly fall in Florida.

french zinc seedling pots