Chloe Crabtree who blogs at Celebrate and Decorate invited me to join her Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop and I was more than excited to hop on board.
So, after much kicking and screaming and with the help of a fruit cobbler or two, I’m in for fall. Not totally on board with the traditional color palette just yet, but this Contemporary Fall Tablescape is a good start. The original intent of this table was more late summer contemporary using the color blue. At the time I was still fighting the fall feeling tooth and nail.
A few weeks back I was decluttering my magazine rack and came across an old Pier 1 flyer. I’m pretty sure there was a drool mark on the page with the beautiful turquoise tableware with fall motifs. This was about the same time when I decided to put together a tablescape using my blue linens and tableware plus a few fall knickknacks.
The table starts with a white polyester tablecloth that was a thrift store find. Thick blue woven placemats begin the stack. These are nice but wrinkle something terrible after they are washed. I bought these napkins on clearance at Meijer about a month ago and was determined to use them in a tablescape before the pumpkin spice craze hit. If memory serves me correct the napkin rings came from Pier 1.
The dinner and salad plates are Elements Marine by Noritake. Just a fork and knife are used for this setting and they are also thrift store finds. These dollar store blue flutes have seen more action this year than they ever have. I bought the amber goblets from TJ Maxx four or five years ago. I was so excited to get them because they were for a 24×24 dinner party I was chosen for by FoodBuzz. Do any of you remember FoodBuzz? I met some of my closet virtual friends during that time.
When I opened my fall bin the metallic pumpkin was right on top and that was yet another sign to get going on this early fall table. It sits in an oversized cupcake stand (at least that’s what I call it). I place stand in the center of a straw wreath and then filled in with seasonal gourds and picks.
Big Lots has tons of affordable décor and that’s where I scooped up the copper wheelbarrow and votive holder. They too are filled with seasonal gourds and picks. Copper is my newest metal obsession and I’ve been picking up a few pieces here and there. One fall table done and a few more to come. Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my Autumn table and thanks again Chloe for bringing us all together.
There are some phenomenal tablescapers in this blog hop so please click on the links below and check out their fabulous designs. The Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop runs from September 26th – 30th and listed below is the schedule for the week.
These are the linky parties I participate in. Drop by and show them a little love!