While we had guests staying, we decided to invite another couple over that our guests knew for a dinner party. I decided to do the tablescape in a rustic theme with leaves and pine cones as the focus. I wanted an Autumn look without it being too holiday looking.
I began with an ecru tablecloth to set off the rust color chargers. Then white china plates were set on top.
I have admired these leaf plates for a while now, and just had to break down and get six when I got an email coupon for 15% off. The pattern is called Asheville Leaves, gorgeous aren’t they? I just love these colors.
Silverplate was polished and put on new napkins I just found (on sale of course). Don’t you love their color? It is called Nutmeg Spice, and is perfect for the settings. I did a simple fold this time.
Wine glasses finished off the place settings. Once dinner was served, I realized that I forgot to add the little individual salt and pepper shakers I usually use. DH was kind enough to go grab them from the pub table.
Moving on to the centerpiece, once again I created a low display to make conversation easy. I began by placing the Pine Cone Candle Wreath, in the center of the table. I put additional wood slices on either end and added faux leaf candle rings on them. Instead of candles, I placed a pine cone inside each autumn leaf and pumpkin candle ring.
A crackle glass votive holder in the center pine cone wreath. I wove the autumn leaf garlands around the wood slices, adding pine cones and pumpkins.
I added more pine cones around the autumn leaf garlands.
I added two more crackle glass votives, three small candles made a lovely glow for dinner.
Coffee cups for after dinner were added. We had a wonderful pumpkin dessert I’ll share soon.
Yes, those are place cards you see. I just did quick stamps on both sides and wrote the names. Continuing the rustic theme, I used the pine cone and acorn stamps on the front.
It was a lovely meal, good friends and good conversation relaxing over a meal.
Is your table set for fall?