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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The basket is flanked on each end with my Fostoria depression glass Baroque candlesticks with rust color candles.
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.
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.
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.
Do you have special things for autumn tablescapes?