Wednesday, October 16, 2013

All the Leaves are Brown...

This is my entry to the White Challenge--using only white dishes and one other color for stemware, linens, etc. I immediately knew I wanted to use brown. Mr. Wonderful will tell you I'm a little obsessed with brown right now. I find it very calming...and well, earthy! I thought the dark wood of my kitchen table would work best, so this is my first tablescape in my new kitchen. I am so anxious to get those white walls painted!

I hope you enjoy!

I fell in love with these bowls from Ross!
I used this runner to choose the different shades of brown I would use.
I filled each bowl with coffee beans before placing a painted pumpkin in each one.
Eddie relaxes on the half wall between the kitchen and family room. He thinks it was placed there for him! I only included him because he is keeping with the color scheme.
The dinner plates and glasses came from a thrift store.
Thank you for visiting!
I thought you might like to see my new home!
Be sure to check out the White Challenge this week at the CuisineKathleen's Let's Dish Blog Party!

I will be joining:

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch

Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here

Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen

Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes

You're Gonna Love It at Kathe with an E

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants

Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp

Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters

Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

  Sunday Blog Love at Cherished Treasures


Tricia said...

I really like your version of a brown and white table! I chose that scheme, too, this week. I wish I'd had those wonderful brown glasses to use on mine!

Tea in Texas said...

Wonderful tablescape with the white and brown colors especially the pretty brown glass goblet! Your thrifted white china is lovely and a great fid. I love your dark wood table and chairs and is so perfect in your dining room. have a great fall week!


Sarah said...

I'm fond of mixing browns with white, and your table is a perfect example how stunning this combination is. Love, love, love the paisley runner! Your dishes, flatware, and glassware each add perfect details.
Congratulations on the beautiful new home! ~ Sarah

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Hi, glad to see you at Kathleen's party and you have your white dishes and one accent color ready to go. Good color choice and a fun challenge. I thought about using brown as my accent color but went with orange. Also great looking new house.

Entertaining Women said...

There are a few of us who embraced brown for our accent color in the white challenge. I love the idea of the coffee beans. Sweet Mister and I don't drink coffee, so I just never think of them. You've chosen your brown elements well. They are the perfect combination for your beautiful white challenge tablescape. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Diane said...

So enjoyed seeing your table and your new home - both, "lovely"!! I do love brown, so I might be stealing of few ideas - lol!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful table setting. Love all brown, especially that table runner. said...

Love the square bowls and coffee beans! Dark brown and white is a great combo for fall, looks really great! Your new house is beautiful, love your entry decor!

Kathe said...

Beautiful Elaine! I love your table and am glad you didn't hide it under a cloth! Eddie is the purrfect shade of brown :-) Your square while bowls are awesome! I have a Ross just 2 miles away and I think I need to plan a stop there this weekend!! Your house suits you and the Mr. It is stunning!!

Rosie M. said...

I love your table, and you're so right about those bowls from Ross. I've never seen such a unique bowl shape. Your colors look great and your flatware is perfect. A lovely job, for sure. Rosie

Phyllis Stanko said...

The chocolate and white are becoming my most favorite for this time of year, it is a beautiful table and I adore those square cassarole dishes, they are beautiful and add so much to the table with the brown beans and white pumpkin, love the look...

Marigene said...

Love your white and brown table...the kitty is an unexpected addition...we never know where they will decide to nap! Those bowls are great.
Gorgeous house, too!
Have a wonderful week...Elaine.

jules said...

Totes Gorge. Love Eddie!

xinex said...

Your new house is beautiful, Elaine. You tablescape looks wonderful too. I love brown too, such a neutral color that can be mixed with pretty much anything. Your counter high table made me miss our FL home. Our kitchen table looks very similar to that. Great bowls from HG. Don't you just love that store?....Christine

xinex said...

Oopps I thought you' said HG. I love Ross too....Christine

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Your home is beautiful! I love what you came up with for the all white dish challenge. The brown is perfect for fall and I love the idea of the coffee beans. I like those handled bowls and your dishes!

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love the kitty in the picture! They seem to go where they want too don't they~ Jennifer

Lulu said...

Am I supposed to be hearing the song in my head as I read? I hope so cause it is playing. I can see why you liked the Ross bowls....great shape.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! Love the warm brown against the white. The flatware and stems are so pretty!
Good luck in your new home, and thanks for taking the challenge at Let's Dish! Where's your sis?

Unknown said...

Nice. Glad to see that you are back at it. And thanks for the pic of the house!