Autumn Tablescape 2015

I love setting a pretty table and having friends over to eat, but sometimes I do this just for the decoration.  It is full autumn now, and for those in Canada, Thanksgiving is fast approaching.

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For my Canadian readers, if you want to see last November’s tablescape to inspire you  for this year’s Thanksgiving, click on Thanksgiving Tablescape – I’ll be showing you more of my ceramic turkey collection later this year.

For this year, I decided to again use a quilt as a table cover. I don’t worry about getting food spilled on it, as I only use quilts I have washed or are willing to wash on a table. I actually have a clear plastic I could put over it, but I just don’t like the look of that.  This one is so bright, and the borders fit the table nicely.  It is called Autumn Around the Bend.

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I started with the place settings, and brought out my favorite pumpkin bowls. These are great for salads and soups, and I only use them in the fall.  I set them on red salad plates, and atop my white stoneware. A burgundy red charger is under it all.

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I only have two of these cute little leaf plates, will need to look for those again this year. They are perfect for serving little tidbit appetizer bites.

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For the low centerpiece, I have this huge orange basket. I filled it with seasonal picks of fruit, pine cones and leaves with some tiny pumpkins. Then I set my largest ceramic pumpkin in the middle.

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The basket is flanked on each end with my Fostoria depression glass Baroque candlesticks with rust color candles.

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The napkins are a border print of green with harvest vegetables. The matching tablecloth is faded from use, and not the right size for this table.

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Of course, each place setting has to have its own salt and pepper. Some pretty cut glass water glasses were added too. I found those pretty glasses at a resale shop.

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Here is the view from the top of the stairs, I just love seeing all the fall colors as I come down each morning.  Serving four means I can put the food at each end.  Or maybe I need to invite two more!  I’ll have to find more pumpkin bowls though, I only have four.

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Do you have special things for autumn tablescapes?


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10 thoughts on “Autumn Tablescape 2015

  1. The view from the top of the stairs is my favorite! All of your beautiful items are spectacular on your quilt, I am really jealous! You see, I have always loved the variety of ways that people set a table, but in my whole family since both Grandmas passed away, no one sets up a table. Boo Hoo, me I set my table daily with a cutting mat, scissors, rotary cutter, sewing machine and just whatever I am using for the day. Every once in awhile, I will pull out the china and set the table for Kevin and I or if we have company over, but very seldom. So, I hope that you continue to share your table settings! I love looking! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

  2. Another beautiful Autumn tablescape. My goodness you do have a lot of pretty plates, bowls…love those pumpkin bowls and your Autumn Round the Bend quilt is perfect. It all looks so inviting!

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