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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