Golden Garden Table: Simple Summer Farewell

Although I haven’t started bringing out the fall decor just yet, summer is officially over in our house. I am so ready for a change… yes, for the obvious cooler temps (I’m tired of sweating) and for pretty foliage, but also, and possibly most importantly, I realized that Mister may have officially chewed the last tassel off of my summer pillows. My home has seen better days and is begging for some love. Even though most of my decorating effort is emphasized at the beginning of each season, I never tire of creating new ways to commemorate the occasion in the dining room. So, when my husband came home with a bundle of peach roses, I took the opportunity to say farewell to summer with this golden garden table.

Elegant Blue Dining Room with Crystal Chandelier and White Curtains

Peach Roses and Limelight Hydrangea Table Setting in Elegant Dining Room

Table with Orange Roses and Limelight Hydrangeas

I mixed old pieces and new. My mom had gifted me some vintage ivy china, which I mixed in with my favorite Waterford china and layered on top of these gold chargers. Since my moss will soon be replaced with pinecones, I loaded up my mirrored brass tray from our guest bedroom underneath a floral centerpiece of both the peach roses and limelight hydrangeas from the yard. When I was a little girl, before fairy gardens were “a thing”, my mom taught me that roots of large trees made for perfect fairy houses. My creations were constructed solely out of natural elements – bark, moss, acorns, wildflowers, etc., and the crazier the tree root, the more creative I could get with my “house”. With gold accents dressing up a nod to my childhood, I shopped both in and outside my home to pull this look together, just as I would “shop” the woods to construct my fairy homes.

Table with Peach Roses and Hydrangea Centerpiece

I just used these stemless, gold bottomed glasses for my flamingo luncheon (HERE) but I am LOVING them. I plan to use them a lot more as the holiday season sets in 😉 My gold crackle wine glasses are, of course, a staple.

Dining Room Table Centerpiece with Gold Stemless Glasses

Dining Table Details with Moss

I love how both of these vine-y china patterns came together, one vintage and gold rimmed, the other new and silver rimmed, tied together with a lace edged napkin that can support both looks. If you missed how much impact one napkin can make, you can check out my post from last week HERE.

Ivy Place Setting with Gold Charger

Summer Tablescape Blue Dining Room with Buffet and Lamps

Elegant Blue Dining Room with Crystal Chandelier and World Market Lydia Chairs

The big bad monster who chewed off my pillow tassels? Yea, he has no shame.

Shih tzu under dining table

Peach Roses with Limelight Hydrangeas in Neutral Dining Room

Ivy Plates with Mixed China Patterns on Gold Charger

Peach Table Setting in Blue Dining Room

If you have any end of summer traditions, let me know in the comment section below. I’ll be sharing my ladies’ chili night soon as a kick-off to fall.



12-Light Chandelier | Dining Table:  (84″ in Salvaged Brown) | Buffet: (72″ in Distressed White) | Curtain Panels: (98″ in White) | Rug: HomeGoods- Calvin Klein wool | Mirror: HomeGoods | Lamps: HomeGoods | Silver Tea Service: Family Heirloom | Recycled Glass Vase: HomeGoods | Pillows: Pier 1 (no longer available) | Paint: Sherwin Williams- “Lauren’s Surprise” | Floors: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle

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  1. 9.7.16
    Tamara said:

    Simply stunning, as always! And I love those pretty dishes! Looks like Mister and Oscar have something common…little rascals!

    • 9.7.16

      Tam, thank you and I know! Mister and Oscar would have such a good time together! haha

  2. 9.7.16
    Joni King said:

    Beautiful and so inviting!!! And, Mister, is just adorable!!!

    • 9.7.16

      Joni, thank you! One day, I HOPE you can come for a visit xoxo

  3. 9.7.16
    Jennifer said:

    I’m starting to think you are just showing off with all of those limelights! But seriously, this is beautiful and I love it when Mister makes an appearance…especially in his formal red bow tie!

    • 9.7.16

      HAHA! I will trade you all the limelights for your latest bouquet!

  4. 9.7.16
    Yuni said:

    Oh wow, that is just so beautiful , Kelley!! Love the China and the laced napkins together so much. My brother gifted me the same wine glasses and I just love them! ??

    • 9.7.16

      Yuni, thank you and thank you for stopping by! I love them too- what a good brother!

  5. 9.8.16
    Bree said:

    Kelley!! This is stunning and kudos to your hubby for those peach roses! Love how you say goodbye to summer and I can’t wait to see how your pine ones make an appearance in this lovely space! Xo

  6. 9.9.16

    In a word…Gorgeous!

  7. 9.9.16
    Cari Hunt said:

    Just moved into our new home and so blessed to have discovered your blog! What great timing! So excited to incorporate your beautiful style as we begin planting our roots and making this place our home. Thank you so much for sharing your home and amazing talent! Each and every elegant detail is absolutely gorgeous!

    • 9.9.16

      Cari, congratulations! What an incredibly exciting time for you! And thank you so much for taking the time to share such sweet words. They truly mean so much. Best of luck in your new adventure!

  8. 9.9.16
    Gretchen Thomas said:

    I love everything about this. Mention of the fairy houses took me back… So glad you found a use for the little ivy dishes. You made them look so special!

    • 9.9.16

      Nan, I am so glad you like it! When I think back, I don’t remember much about the dolls but I remember everything about the fairy houses xoxo

  9. 9.9.16
    cindy said:

    I love love love your home. Your taste is impeccable. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your taste.

    • 9.9.16

      Cindy, thank you so much and thank you for taking the time to leave me a little note! Have a great weekend <3

  10. 9.10.16
    Vicki said:

    Kelley, I too just found your lovely blog and spent an hour on your house tours. Just beautiful and classy! You will definitely be one of my favs. Thank you for taking the time and efforts to inspire us! Precious dog, mine used to chew on my baskets ?

    • 9.12.16

      Vicki, what a kind thing to say! I am so happy to have you hear; thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave me a note. Have a wonderful week and good luck keeping that pup in line 😉