This Early Fall Labor Day Inspired Tablescape was designed with a slight nod to the holiday and the beginning of the fall season.
It’s that time of year for me where I’m reluctant to admit that the season is about to change. Granted there are a few more weeks before the official start of fall. However, as a Michigander, I’m working to get my spirit into an autumn frame of mind. We often think of fall as our signal to put away the flip flops and dig out the heavy woolens.
Since we think of Labor Day as the start of the fall season I designed this table with that in mind. Labor Day decorations are centered around the patriotic color palette of red, white and blue. I wanted to meld those colors with a hint or two of fall.
Early Fall Labor Day Inspired Tablescape Details
Wooden elements characterize the fall season so I chose to go with a table sans cloth.
For the first time, this year I used fresh flowers as part of the centerpiece. With the intention of finding sunflowers at the Farmers Market, I had to settle for this colorful bouquet to which I added a few faux sunflowers to give the end of summer feel I was after. The small red glass votives add a smidgen of sparkle.
Even though apples are readily available year-round, these mini red colanders filled with them foreshadow the scent of pies, cobblers and crisps baking in my kitchen. Needless to say, these apples will be peeled, sliced and put away in the freezer for safe keeping.
For layering and texture, I went with a deep stack at each place setting. Each begins with a silver charger, topped with a white dinner plate rimmed in blue. It’s followed by the same blue salad plate previously used in my Nautical Tablescape. To top it I used a multi colored patterned appetizer plate from Pier 1. The final piece added is a mini dark blue hobnail ramekin.
The glassware is simple. One cobalt blue dollar store tumbler which has been used many times this year and my red stemmed goblets which are another Pier 1 purchase. Lastly, there’s a blue napkin which holds a white one for contrast.
The swirl handled salad and dinner forks rest on the napkin duo and the knife and spoon rest on the table.
Like it or not it’s time to move ahead and embrace the coming season. I will enjoy the changing leaves and delight in all of the possibilities of fall tablescapes and of course fall baking.
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Happiness is Homemade
Inspire Me Tuesday
The Dedicated House
Wow Us Wednesday’s
DIY by Design
Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate has organized a Fall Tablescape Blog Hop and it runs from August 28th through September 1st. I will share the links for all of the participants so that you can check out their lovely offerings.