The Autumn Collection
A collaboration with FIMA Deruta
featuring vintage glass accents.
Another season has come to an end, and we have kissed the last of our leisurely summer days goodbye. It was an emotional return to school for our family this year. My girls were fortunate enough to return to campus full time and attend classes on-site. We recognize that the year looks very different for many, with some families practicing a remote style of learning, while others are carrying out with a hybrid approach. After a long six months, I am confident that everyone was anxious to return to a routine, no matter how it looked. In this household, we are counting our blessings and thankful for a return at all, and praying that we can maintain a healthy, happy, and successful semester on-site.
With the kids back in school this week, I took the first opportunity I had to make my rounds to the local markets and gardens in town. Mums and heirloom pumpkins of varying sizes were loaded into my car. I feared, as I do each year, that I had purchased them all too early, as the sun is still often hot and blazing. By the time I however potted the last of the mums, the air took a turn to that of a crisp nip. It was then that I was sure it wasn't too soon to begin to swap out the dried summer floral pieces on the interior of my home with the burnt orange and yellow varieties I had preserved and reserved from the years past.
This year, not one, but two collections will be presented for the season. Both autumnal themes include 'dancing' foliage around the rim. Two accent plates will be featured. The first, a pumpkin to carry us through fall, and the second, a turkey to wrap the Thanksgiving holiday. Both accent plates were designed so that they can easily mix and match with both sets. Each collection highlights the same amber and amethyst leaves, the sole differentiation being the addition of either the pumpkin or the turkey included on the rim. Additionally, there is a dinner-sized plate that has been added to both collections.
In order to compliment the autumn collection, we have been busy sourcing both amber and amethyst glassware. Green glassware will also pair exceedingly well with the pumpkin collection and carry us right through the December holiday. Chestnut glass accents will be a dramatic enhancement to the turkey collection.
Last but not least, we have sourced both vintage and new glass turkey molds to add a striking balance to any Thanksgiving tablescape. Rumor has revealed that Cher stocked up on these darling Mosser Glass turkey-covered dishes to flood her very own holiday table last year. Be sure to grab them now while they are still available, as they will sell out fast and will be likely difficult to restock.