Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Amber, Blue & Pumpkins Too! Fall Tablescape with Rural Scenes

Here's my 2nd tablescape of Fall and I am anxious to create a few more.  I've gotten a few sets of dishes in that I'm looking forward to working with.  I am often asked about how to use blue dishes for a Fall or Thanksgiving table.  I like to mix blue with orange.  I've posted a few blue and orange tablescapes in the past and decided I'd use one of my favorite patterns today, Rural Scenes, in a festive Autumn table which could easily be for Thanksgiving dinner too.

Blues mixed with warm Autumn colors of amber, brown and orange make a welcoming table setting.  Layering plates and mixing patterns keeps it fresh, interesting and not so formal, which I like.  The Rural Scenes dishes have different scenes on them from harvesting hay to idyllic cottages in the woods, and a wonderful border of wheat and farm implements which bring to mind the Harvest season.

I laid a long burlap runner along the table for texture and as the centerpiece I simply scattered pine cones, acorns and log shaped candles down the center to keep it simple and natural looking.  I never tire of these candles!  I use them in so many table settings and around my house.

Tree slices make the perfect natural charger for this table.

Over the tree slices I laid dish cloths blue and white trim that reminded me of French ticking and knotted ends.  Amber pressed glass goblets add a touch of shine and blend perfectly with the rooster napkins.  Pumpkin shaped bowls are perfect for starting or finishing your meal.  These will hold a small salad, soup, or dessert.  

Blue Gingham flatware, Rooster napkins tie in all the colors and blue transferware napkin rings finish it off!

 At one end of the table I propped up a scarecrow who looks like he's seated at the head of the table.  At the opposite end I repurposed an antique wooden fruit crate lined with blue plaid fabric for a bread carrier.  It was so cute!  I hadn't seen one with a handle on it before.  Shawn and I got this while antiquing a few weeks back and it's in my shop now!

I'll be posting more Fall and Thanksgiving tablescapes soon!  

Sources:  Pumpkin bowls, flatware, napkins, napkin rings and blue and white plates can be found in my shop (click logo below)
Log Candles:  Zest Candles



  1. What an absolutely stunning table! I would be so happy to sit down for a meal there!!

  2. I love the blue Nancy. You can tell you put a lot of thought into this tablescape! I love it all.

  3. You table is most gorgeous! Love the dishes and all the attention to detail you put into it! Cute napkins too! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. I found you via CLH Nancy. I had to stop by as soon as I saw your woodland style table, since I have a log cabin. Your chargers are lovely. I have a few, but the shapes aren't quite as nice as yours. I had my hubby cut quite a few after several trees were taken down, and plan on using some in a path.

    This table would be absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving!

  5. so pretty. I never would have thought to put blue and orange together (just not my normal color combos) but I love how fresh and pretty they are together. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Love the combination! The tree slabs are wonderful as chargers.


  7. Nancy, your fall tablescape is full of charm. I love the darling rooster napkins and the wood slice as a placemat. Cute gingham flatware. I don't need more flatware, but it certainly is tempting. '-)

  8. Looks like a gorgeous table setting in the woods. Very smart and fun. I adore the placemats, how unique they are, what a treasure!

  9. Your blue and orange look lovely together. I also love the candles and the wooden planks for chargers. Joni

  10. So very pretty, warm and welcoming! A perfect fall table. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  11. I love your color palette....beautiful dishes!

  12. Love the look you created here. The blue dishes look perfect with this cozy setting. I like the maple leaf and log candles. Those are cute little pumpkin dishes!

  13. Gorgeous Table. I love everything about it. The colors, the textures, candles. This table has it all.

  14. I love the table setting. Your blue and orange look lovely together. So good to see. Thanks for sharing!

  15. This is wonderful Nancy! I love the wooden placemats! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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