Welcome to the Fall Tablescape Blog Hop! If you are visiting from Starfish Cottage, I am so happy you are here! A big thank you to Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate for hosting this fun Blog Hop. It is something I look forward to for weeks. Hopefully you have visited some of the other bloggers and will visit the rest throughout the week. You will definitely be inspired!
If you have been here before, you know I love to set a beautiful table. Prior to my sister moving to Florida, I always hosted Thanksgiving and couldn’t wait to come up with new ideas for the tablescape-especially favors for the guests. My younger sister Joanne used to get so excited to see what I would put together.
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Though I no longer host Thanksgiving, it is still so fun to put together a beautiful tablescape for blog hops and fall home tours! Thanks for being here and I hope to inspire you with my Neutral Rustic Fall Tablescape. So grab a cup of your favorite pumpkin flavor beverage and let’s get to it!
When planning a tablescape, I normally start with an inspiration piece. For this setting it was the gorgeous leaf placemats I found at Pier1 Imports.
I loved that they were soft, muted fall colors and had hints of copper glitter in them. Once I had my inspiration piece, I decided on what dishes to use. I have a thrift store in town that sells dishes 4 for $1! No joke! It is a little scary though because they literally pile plates up on shelves and you have to sort through them. It is no easy task-especially for someone like me who tends to be a little clumsy. But it is so worth the effort. I love white china and found these simple ivory plates that I knew would be perfect with the antique china from my great, great grandmother.
Isn’t the basketweave pattern great? Again 25 cents!! Next, I added these gorgeous metallic leaf plates and did a little happy dance! I am a bling girl all the way and this is like bling for your table!
Mixing old and new is a great way to not only keep costs down, but also to add personal elements to your tablescape. My great, great grandmother’s antique china is my favorite to use at Thanksgiving not only because of the sentimental value, but also because of the fall colors and pattern.
The rich cobalt blues and coppers in this antique china pop against the dinner plate and metallic leaf. I didn’t want anything to compete with the china, but wanted to have some kind of place card at each setting. In keeping with the rustic theme, I went with a neutral pear and added a bay leaf with gold lettering. It is simple but I think kind of elegant on the china.
Next I used my DIY Napkin Rings for pretty gold and white linen napkins that I picked up on clearance at the home store. I just hot glued the pumpkin and leaves to the top of the rope napkin holder.
I really wanted to include pretty copper stemmed wine glasses, but it just wasn’t in the budget. What is a crafter to do? Simply take my favorite copper spray paint to the stems of Dollar Store Wine Glasses for an inexpensive, yet elegant look. They really pick up the copper tones in the dishes.
The flatware was placed in the DIY Burlap Silverware Holder that I made a few years ago.
For the centerpiece, I wanted to stick with the neutral, rustic theme and went with my favorite Walnut Hollow Wood Slice Planks. I use these for so many things.
I will let you in on a secret-I painted the back side with chalkboard paint for another decor option. I use both sides of everything. It is a great way to mix things up and also saves on storage.
Antler sheds were also given a copper hue and are a nice addition to the rustic theme.
An ironstone pitcher filled with wheat and some faux leaves compliment the rustic look of the wood slice planks, but are not overwhelming.
My favorite addition are the gorgeous Walnut Hollow Rustic Birch Pillars. They are so versatile and I have so many ideas for these. For now, I placed copper ceramic Dollar Store pumpkins on top and just love them.
I hope you enjoyed this post Create A Neutral Rustic Fall Tablescape and are inspired to set a beautiful table for your family. It doesn’t take much time or money-simply use items from nature like pine cones and leaves. Have fun checking out all the other fall tablescapes. I’m off to Dining Delight to see her fall goodness!
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