Finally, it is officially Autumn, my favorite season of the year, although it isn’t cool enough yet for the sweaters and a fire in the fireplace. Now, I can get out all the pumpkins and leaves I love, decorate the house and create a tablescape or two. I love the colors of this season as the oranges and rusts usher in thoughts of pumpkin bread baking in the oven, quiet mornings on the veranda with a hot cup of coffee, drives in the mountains to see the turning leaves in the trees, and curling up with a quilt and a good book. So, let’s start in the main dining room.
Beginning with the autumn placemats and the copper color chargers, the center has the table runner from Autumn Jubilee 2016. This year I wanted the warmth of the wood table to show.
The gold flatware looks wonderful with the warm colors on the table.
I added the harvest gold napkins held with the golden napkin rings with brown beads. Individual salt and pepper shakers are placed at each setting.
I adore these salad plates, called Asheville Leaves.
In the center, my largest pumpkin is placed with dried colorful corn on each side with garlands of autumn leaves. Crackle glass votive holders on each side hold unscented candles. The center is extended with pine cones and more pumpkins.
I placed the corn so the husks create a ring around the pumpkin.
At each end of the table, a pumpkin bowl with a golden spoon sits on potholders I made a few years ago. These will hold salad dressing.
Wine glasses complete the settings. Warm gold with autumn copper looks like fall.
I was having so much fun, I didn’t stop there. Over in the den, the pub table where we eat most of our meals needed a fall look too. Autumn leaf placemats with matching napkins held with pumpkin rings are the base, with brown chargers and white stoneware plates topped off with pumpkin bowls. Coffee cups and drink glasses complete the settings with my everyday flatware.
In my new-to-me red ceramic basket, I arranged silk flowers in autumn colors. Large pillar candles have autumn rings, and small ceramic pumpkins complete the centerpiece on each side.
We have already enjoyed a couple of meals here.
Doesn’t it look like Autumn has arrived? Are you ready for cooler days?