Next, I pulled out our dark woven chargers and bright white plates (that we use on a daily basis). Both seemed to work with the preppy tablecloth, so I grabbed even more "white": white linen napkins and a set of white bone china owl napkin rings.
Then, to warm it up, I went to my local grocery store and bought six white mini pumpkins (3 for $2!) and two packs of the "florist's special" (warm orange mums and ivory spray roses for only $11.00 each!). I used a silver plated Paul Revere bowl to hold the flowers... and then brought in silver plated candlesticks and a huge vintage silver champagne bucket (to hold the wine during dinner). I had a crazy pair of porcelain vintage roosters, and they made the cut too. I put one at each end.
I realize that I took these pictures without silverware and no candles... Sorry, but you get the idea, right? I had so much fun putting this table together, and I did it on a budget! Using the plates we use everyday, and a few seasonal embellishments, we felt like we were having a fancy dinner party.