Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Festive Fall Harvest Gluten Free Tablescape

Every meal should be a celebration.
And every meal that brings you closer to good health and healing is just that.

I was inspired by the colors of Indian summer, and one of my favorite blogs, Between Naps on the Porch, to create a special tablescape, one that spoke of freshness and flavor and the Fall harvest…  and being brought fully awake by healthy eating.

Now, I don’t have an abundance of dishes and extras, but I do have towels – lots of them!  So, I repurposed my rooster towels, with a little folding magic, to create placemats. 

And, another version of my rooster towels for the hefty size napkin (25x27) that we would need for dinner. 

We were having one of our favorites, which can get a little messy, but the messier the better!  Balsamic grilled chicken, with arugala, red onions, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella (or asiago) on Against the Grain Gourmet rosemary baguettes. The bread is gluten-free and I make the dressing so we are in heaven – and I am safe!  Sorry no photos of the food – we ate as soon as it was ready.


Placemats and napkins are my natural unbleached cotton flour sack towels available at Erin Go Paint

Red plates and bowls from target
Rooster glasses were a wedding present by April Glass.
Pitcher from Crate & Barrel
Recycled mason jars serve as vases
I used my bracelets for the napkin rings


Anita Diaz said...

Those rooster towels are just too cute! I love that you used them as napkins too. Love your table!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the rooster towels! Those colors are awesome! Fun table.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your pretty roosters -- perfect on your table -- the menu sounds great (I can understand why it didn't hang around long enouth to photograph.)

Barbara said...

What a pretty table! Great idea with the towels. Balsamic chicken is a favorite at our house too.

Marigene said...

Cute rooster towels, great that they can be placemats or napkins!

Anonymous said...

Working creatively with what you have is great. Not many of us have enough "stuff" to do fabulous tables every time around. Yours in inviting, and the food sounds delish.

Entertaining Women said...

Your painted napkins are so well done. Nice work! You've used what you have to great effect. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Kate Dickerson said...

I just love your rooster towels/napkins. You have such a fresh and colorful painting style. Really - it's just a great setting!

Marlis said...

Love those towels, they are great. Your table is very pretty.

erin rogers pickering said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments - so glad the roosters are a hit!
They add so much color to the table, so did the trick!
Thanks for visiting! :-)