Wednesday, September 28, 2011

~ Tweaking in the Dining Room ~

Each fall I like to bring out the heavy weighted table runners with fringe dripping off the edge. Our dining room becomes more of a staging area than anything else these days, the tabletop is always evolving depending upon my mood of the day. This past week got away from me before I realized I hadn't done a proper tablescape. I hope this passes muster for Tablescape Thursday. :-))
The curvy legs of the soup tureen adds a bit of excitement to the flat layers of the books. The color seems to bounce off the silver candelabra.
Pooch in the background appears as though he's going after the pumpkins. :-))
Mercury pumpkins are hot right now, I love mercury have for a while. I searched forever trying to find one at a reasonable price. This one was $14.99. It sits on top of the silver cake stand. After I took these pictures and uploaded them, I realize this didn't suit. You'll see in just a few minutes what I mean.

I purchased the silver peacock quite sometime ago, I love the stately attitude he has.

Soup anyone?

Wooden candy corn a perfect fit for the small cloche dome.
After I uploaded the pictures I started critiquing my own work. It just didn't suit me the way it was. Do you ever do that?  I pulled the cake stand, moved the pheasant to the left and pulled the dog to the front. I think the balance is a tad better. (It looks like the candles aren't  sitting straight, they truly are, it's the angle I have to use to take pictures to avoid the glare from the window).
I think this is much better. There was way too much silver before. The pumpkin seemed to get lost sitting on top of the cake stand.

What do you think? This way........
Or this way?  I would really like to have your opinion. Which do you prefer?

Thank you for stopping by today. Susan, thank you for hosting this great party each week.