A Rustic & Whimsical Autumn Tablescape
Something about autumn just makes people want to gather. Perhaps it is the cooler temperatures or simply the bounty of fresh produce we enjoy, but coming together for a meal is part and parcel of fall. A beautifully set table is one of the pleasures of this type of communal meal. Today I am joining several bloggers, to bring you some fall table inspiration, as part of the Autumn Tablescape Hop. After all, Thanksgiving (Canadian and American!) is just around the corner.
I would like to thank Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this lovely blog hop! I have really enjoyed looking at everyone’s dining masterpieces this week. All the links are at the bottom of the post, so read on for more inspiration!
My mother-in-law and her sister are here visiting from Mexico, which was the perfect excuse to set a gorgeous table for dinner! I’m a firm believer in shopping your closet (or in this case, boxes and bins and drawers full of decor), so I put together this tablescape mostly using items I already owned.
Our kitchen and dining room are still red and yellow (sigh…) so I have to make that palette work when I pull together a table. (That red wall’s days are numbered, mind you!) Red and yellow are so easy to incorporate into fall decor, with all the beautiful leaves to use as inspiration.
The only items I purchased for this tablescape were a bag of little white pumpkins and the decorative corn. I believe those items together cost be a whopping $10. Money well spent. 😉 (As an aside: are there any bloggers NOT using white pumpkins this year?? They are just so darn cute!)
I always look forward to autumn and winter because I get to pull out my little wood and straw woodland critters! The hedgehog and owl are probably my favourite pieces of fall decor, and they are always a topic of conversation at the table.
I wanted my table to have a little sparkle and shine, to offset all the dark wood tones, so I brought in my brass candlesticks and some gold candles. (You can see them in last year’s Christmas table!) The texture of the candles reminds me of tree bark.
The beautiful birch centrepiece was made by my father, as were the little wooden coasters. He can build and make just about anything. I definitely get my DIY genes from him! (Though my mother is no slouch either, so I get it from both sides.)
I hope you’ll take some time and hop around to the other bloggers participating in the Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop. There are some truly magnificent tables to look at, and you’re sure to find inspiration for your fall table.