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

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18 comments:

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

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

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  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 ;)

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  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!

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  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!

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

    Judy

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  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. '-)

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  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!
    FABBY

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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