I’m excited to be joining this Fall Tablescape Blog Hop which was organized by Chloe Crabtree!
I met Chloe in Atlanta at the Bloggers convention and found her to be the most delightful and talented Blogger. She has DIY projects that make you wonder why you didn’t think of that yourself, because they are not only easy to do, but look amazing. We visited about our blogs and she mentioned a Fall Tablescape Blog Hop she was thinking of putting together and I thought it sounded like fun.
Chloe’s blog is Celebrate and Decorate. You’ll also find links to the group of bloggers Chloe put together at the end of the post. Perhaps you will find one or two ideas for your own table that you set for the upcoming Holidays.
In Florida, our Fall season is still a ways off as Summer is still front and center. However, that doesn’t keep my calendar from flipping through the Fall months, giving me the sense that cooler weather is on it’s way.
So let’s get started. I wanted my Fall Tablescape to be just a bit out of the ordinary, so I chose to use a magnolia wreath with a chocolate covered sphere in the center as my centerpiece.
To begin the layers, I started out with a burlap table runner. I love the rustic vibe it gives for Fall. I found the table runner at Michael’s, but I have also seen them at Hobby Lobby.
My magnolia wreath has huge cream colored magnolia blossoms with Fall bittersweet, pinecones and olive green and yellow leaves intermixed. It is a Valerie Parhill wreath that I purchased in July in anticipation of Fall.
The 12 inch chocolate-colored sphere sits nicely in the center of the wreath. The pic above was taken after dark so you could see how it sparkles.
My dear readers, wreaths don’t have to be placed on a door…use them on walls or mirrors… or as I did, in the center of your table. The chocolate sphere lights up with tiny flickering lights that remind me of late summer lightening bugs. I have the lights set on a 5 hour timer to come on a dusk and go off automatically. Easy peasy and so pretty!
I placed an olive green-leaf placemat over yet another layer of burlap placemats. There is no set rule on layering your table. It is your table and you can use what pleases you. 🙂
The plate stack starts with an off white charger plate. Actually, it is more of a cream. I wanted it to flow with the magnolias on the wreath.
On top of the cream charger, I placed a soft rust colored dinner plate and for my salad plates, I used the sweetest little animal plates that I bought at Pier 1 earlier this summer. I love them and think they are adorable. The cute little fox, owl, deer and gopher are surrounded by autumn leaves and flowers.
The amber stemware and water glasses sit to the right of the table setting.
I doubled my napkins which is a favorite thing I like to do. I used a rust plaid under napkin and a cream colored over napkin.
I debated on napkin rings…choices, choices choices. I finally decided on the felt leaves that matched the felt olive leaves of the placemats.
The flatware I used have soft tan colored wooden handles. I felt they added to the rustic woodsy theme of my table.
I couldn’t help but add the little gray squirrel salt and pepper shakers among other little woodland creatures at one end of the table. Wouldn’t be Fall without them.
I love hot tea and so I sat a teapot and cups on a matching tray for a good cuppa after the meal. Guests can remain at the table or I can carry the tray to the living room for conversation, tea and dessert.
I believe a table always needs lighting of some sort and so I placed a few small votives in and around the table and at night, the glittering chocolate sphere compliments the little votives.
This picture was taken just as twilight was taking hold.
I hope you get a bit of inspiration or at least a smile or two, I know I have enjoyed participating in the Fall Tablescape Blog Hop.
Enjoy your day!
Click on the links below for more fall tablescape blog hop inspiration this week!