This week we can finally celebrate the change of weather in North Texas: cool mornings and warm afternoons. Yesterday I played tennis in lower 70’s temperatures. The invigorating temperatures offset the score of the match (Don’t ask!) and now I can celebrate because it’s also the Friday of the Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate. I hope you have enjoyed visiting and swooning over the beautiful tables created by this wonderful group of bloggers. (All the links are at the end of this post.) Since I love to have dinner parties, I knew that my tablescape would be the opportunity to invite friends over to enjoy not just the pretty setting, but a delicious dinner of seasonal ingredients. It’s a Fall Dinner Party Celebrates an Autumn Tablescape.
Usually it’s a small thing that perks my inspiration for a project. In this case, it was this set of ramekins that belonged to Sweet Shark’s mother. When I realized that I had just the perfect fall colors to complement the motif of the ramekins, I was off and running.
I set one ramekin and one napkin on each place setting of dinner plate, salad plate, and bread and butter plate, our Eternal by Lenox pattern.
I knew that I wanted to use a galvanized tub I had on hand and white hydrangeas as the main centerpiece.
A few weeks ago, I found these sheaves of wheat at Pier 1 and loved the organic look and the neutral color. I wrapped them with burlap ribbon and sage green ribbon that I had used last year.
As you can see, the next step was to add these twig pumpkins that I have had for years.
Last year I had painted 3 orange pumpkins with Old White Chalk Paint. I had 1 more, so I painted it with Matte White Spray Paint. The stems were a plain brown and I wanted to bring in some metallics so I spray painted the stems in gold. (I’ll show you how I did that next week.)
I set burnt~orange candles on 2 of my rose bowl stands, enhanced them with some faux berries, and surrounded them with ceramic pumpkins I purchased last year at an antique mall.
I wanted name tags for my guests and again pumpkins and gold spray paint played a role. Next week I’ll show you how I made them.
I completed the tablescape with our Buttercup silverware and cut glass goblets we inherited from Sweet Shark’s grandmother. I found the lace placemats in mint condition at a garage sale. 12 for $12 ~ a steal.
I went for a fairly clean look, letting my pumpkins, candles, hydrangeas and wheat be the focus of my table. And, of course, my sweet little ramekins. I think I will use them for our dessert course.
I hope you liked my Autumn Tablescape. It was fun to do and I love how our home looks when you come in the front door.
And now head on over to today’s other Autumn Tablescape contributors and check out any others that you missed this week.
Another super announcement: Starting next Monday, October 3rd, I will be participating in a Texas Fall Tour: 20+ bloggers will be sharing different fall decorations, DIY projects, recipes for you. I will be sharing some fall decor on Monday, so please come back to see what fun fall decor I have for you.
Have a super weekend. I hope to see you back on Monday.
Here is where I linked up this week:
Celebrate Your Story
Happiness is Homemade
Over the Moon
Recipe Sharing Party
The Creative Circle
The Dedicate House
Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Your Inspired Design