I was recently asked by Hometalk to share my fall tablescape ideas with their community members. I had so much fun putting this together and couldn’t wait to share it with you!
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To me, fall is a celebration of textures, from the rustic bare tree branches, to the multi-colored leaves and the clear starry nights. I like to incorporate this variety of textures into my tablescape by mixing rustic and elegant materials for a look of casual elegance. This year, I used a combination of pinecones, white pumpkins, wheat, vintage silver pieces, and white hydrangeas.
The centerpiece is a vintage wooden box filled with Spanish moss, white pumpkins and pinecones. I then incorporated a silver wine bucket full of hydrangeas. Originally, I had planned to put a vintage ironstone soup tureen in the middle (because I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy one!), but didn’t find one in time. At the last-minute, while shopping at Paris Flea Market, I saw this wooden box and a new idea formed. Now I’m glad that I didn’t find a soup tureen because I feel that this is more unique and much more “me.” I guess everything happens for a reason!
On the sides, I’ve used terracotta pots with bunches of wheat, birch candles, silver antler candle holders and pinecones. You might notice that I used pinecones in the candle holder instead of candles and I chose to do this because the height of the taper candles would have been too similar to the height of my centerpiece and competed with it. So instead, I just filled the holes with pinecones.
I kept the place settings very simple because I wanted to be able to use my everyday dishes.
And to dress up the chairs and add a bit of color, I tied a simple ribbon around the back of each.
For decorative purposes, I like to include elements with varying heights to add interest. Admittedly, there isn’t any room for food on this table, but I much prefer decorating to cooking!!! ;)
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