Rustic Autumn Tablescape

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.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

I began with an ecru tablecloth to set off the rust color chargers. Then white china plates were set on top.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

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.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

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.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

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.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

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.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

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.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

I added more pine cones around the autumn leaf garlands.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

I added two more crackle glass votives, three small candles made a lovely glow for dinner.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

Coffee cups for after dinner were added. We had a wonderful pumpkin dessert I’ll share soon.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

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.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

It was a lovely meal, good friends and good conversation relaxing over a meal.

Rustic Autumn Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

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26 thoughts on “Rustic Autumn Tablescape

  1. Carol Preston

    What a lovely dinner this must have been.
    I always remember “enjoy”= energy in, joy received. You hit the mark on ENJOY!!

  2. what a pretty table – I’m afraid I don’t do up a table like that – very informal here – lucky to get a cloth napkin instead of a paper towel LOL

  3. Good Morning Carole! Your table setting is gorgeous! I do think that your leaf plates are lovely and work so perfectly with this time of year. Along with your pinecones and garland as the centerpiece every thing just perfectly goes together and creates a beautiful table setting! Thank you for sharing and I am sure your guests enjoyed it far more that I do only because they actually get to touch it and really admire it while using it. Have a fantastic creative day!

  4. Love all the goodies on your table! Can you please tell me where you found the leaf plates, they would look great at my daughter’s with the Autumn Jubilee runner. Thanks.

  5. manasotavacation

    Lovely, just lovely…..the Asheville Leaves plates are stunning. Paired w/ those napkins….delightful. I am sure you had a lovely dinner, with such care to so many details!!!

  6. Mary Jean Cunningham

    Oh, that’s beautiful! Love those plates; I can see why you couldn’t resist getting them. They say people “eat with their eyes,” and your guests are off to an appetizing start before the food is even served with such a lovely tablescape!

  7. Melanie

    Plates are gorgeous and this tablescape is one of your best yet. Who wouldn’t be happy to sit down to your table?? Those gold napkins are perfect, too. Perfection surrounding your centerpiece, which is nice and low–perfect! I love it. :o)

  8. I’ve been reading your posts for months now, and you influenced me to start using placemats when we ate on the back porch. That’s a step in the right direction. The fact that I haven’t done more is no reflection on your excellent posts. I’m just highly resistant, maybe even immune. I’ll keep reading and hoping for some miraculous change in me.

  9. OMG, your tablescape is amazing!! I love it!!! Everything to perfection. We live far away from our families and friends, so I’ll have to do this for just my hubby and me someday! I’m sure he’d appreciate it. 🙂

  10. Lynne Stucke

    I think this is the prettiest tablescape you’ve ever done . . . stunning! (no reply necessary — I just wanted you to know I thought it beautiful)

  11. I love a dinner party! Just sitting and enjoying a meal with friends is a lovely way to spend an evening. Your plates are beautiful, and the color of the napkins matches perfectly! Your napkin fold is lovely, too!

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