Revisit 2010 Fall Tablescape

This is a scheduled post and a revisited post


Hi everyone...or should I say "It's fall Y'all!!" I thought that since it is officially Fall and I did my first Fall teascape earlier this week and I did my first Fall craft and decorating, I would do my first Fall tablescape for the year.

Although I love all the fun summery 'scapes, I have to admit, the warmth of Fall colors just fills my heart with joy. So, it was fun to dive into a Fall tablescape. As usual, pretty much my whole tablescape was thrifted second hand with the exception of some clearanced items and Dollar Store items.

I started with this rich colorful tablecloth. I got it last year after the holidays at TJ Maxx. It was regularly $14.99, I paid $3.00 for it. This is the first time I have used it.



I am using my Maple leaf russet red corduroy placemats. I got a set of four of these a couple of years ago at a thrift store. I love them. And I love that that wash up great!



I got a pair of these large heavy stoneware chargers last month at a thrift store for $1.00. I knew they would be perfect for many different Fall and Winter tablescapes. The earthiness of them and the colors are just right.




Either last week or the week before I saw someone use these Dollar Tree Autumn plates in their tablescape and I just loved them so, I ran out and bought 2.




I topped those with these smokey brown clear glass salad plates. I bought these at Walmart last Thanksgiving. They were $1.00 a piece and I think they still carry them.



Then I added these fun crockery double handled bowls to the top of the setting. I got these at a thrift store a long time ago for .25 cents each.



And of course, I had to buy the matching water goblets while at the Dollar Tree store.



I found a set of four of these green tinted leave motif glasses for $1.00 awhile back. I thought they were perfect for this setting.



I also included a smokey glass tumbler to make a trio of glasses for this tablescape.



And then I placed a brown and black ceramic mug and matching saucer for our coffee. I don't remember where I got them but, I remember I paid .50 cents for each pair.



Then to finish off the smokey glass theme, I added this stemmed dessert dish.



I only have 2 spoons and 2 butter knives of this vintage brown flatware but, I thought they looked perfect in this setting.



I added these pretty vintage scalloped linen napkins. They are perfect because they are a solid creamy white with a mossy green edging. I got a set of 6 of these at a thrift store. The woven napkin rings have a glass insert to them. The inserts have a pretty little mossy green design to them and could be used by themselves. I got a set of 6 of them with 2 spare plain glass ones in a bag from a thrift store. They are all different Fall colors. I chose to use two of the brown ones.





And to finish of the settings, I added the small crystal salt and pepper shakers to each setting. I have had these forever and the gold plated tops are starting to wear out. This is the only set I have that has gold tops instead of silver.




So, that is it for the actual table setting. Now it's time to "scape it out".

I decided to use an old picture frame I got at a thrift store sometime this past winter. It is just the frame with the glass, no picture. I just liked the frame. It needs to be refinished but, it works as a nice tray for this tablescape.




Then I draped this beautiful vintage doily over it. This beautiful piece came from Adrienne. So, pretty!




As a centerpiece, I had planned on using one of my white ironstone tureens but, I just had to use this recently purchased (yard sale) cover acorn bowl. The little guy on the top is just too cute. And it gave a fun sense of whimsy to the table. I also included two hurricane gold and glass candle holders bought last year on clearance at Family dollar. Then two feathered orbs and a wooden one (clearance Hobby Lobby and the Family dollar). And two little rustic Dollar Tree votive holder birds. Of course the whole table got a sprinkling of leaves.

***Here is my tiny little tip for the day. NEVER try to place leaves around your tablescape. They always look staged. Just grab a handful and then swish your fingers and let them fall naturally. You get a much prettier natural look.



I added my pretty amber glass basket with one of our white pumpkin gourds from our compost bin.




And lastly, I used my copper pitcher. I love the warmth of the copper on this table!



So, here are random pictures of the overall tablescape. I hope you enjoy it.











And a few candlelight pictures.




7 comments :

  1. So pretty! Love the fall colors and leaves!

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  2. Just lovely! Love the layering process with keeping the leaf and nature theme.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    *hugs*deb

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  3. Diann,
    It is so good to receive this step-by-step advice and tips.
    The result is amazing. Congratulations and Thank You!

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  4. Diane, I just love your blog!! You give some amazing advise about table scaping and all kinds of good stuff. I love this fall table arrangement. I would have never thought to use a frame as a tray!!

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  5. It's nice to revisit what you did. Having never seen it before, I will tell you it was beautiful. Take care.

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