Design a tablescape with an Edible Centerpiece as an alternative to flowers.
I’m excited to be a part of this Fall Tablescape Blog Hop organized by Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate and Decorate. Despite her busy schedule which includes lots of DIY videos for Hometalk and Facebook Live, she generously finds time to bring us together for these fabulous blog hops. Thank you, Chloe! There are several more blog hops scheduled for the rest of the year and I’m looking forward to each of them. Please visit the bloggers listed at the end of this post for lots of fall tablescape inspiration.
Even though this is my second fall tablescape, I still feel like I’m cheating on what’s left of summer. Going through the bin of fall décor while looking at the tropical decorations in the family room felt strange. That being said, once I got into putting it all together the autumn vibes took hold. Still, I didn’t want to go too deep into the traditional color palette.
Staying on the lite side of fall meant covering my table with an ivory cloth. Actually, there are two ivory cloths on the table. The one on top didn’t quite fit so I’m using it as an overlay.
Choosing the dinnerware was an easy choice. This set called “Arabesque” came from Burlington’s several years back. I love its neutral palette and the floral motif. To accommodate everything I wanted to include, these oversized beige placemats worked like a charm.
Each setting includes a dinner and salad plate, plus a bowl. An ivory napkin is tucked inside a larger one with burgundy and rust colored leaves. They are held together by leaf napkin rings from Hobby Lobby and positioned on the outside of the dinner plate.
Brown handled Hampton Forge cutlery complete the stack.
A trio of glasses rounds out the setting. The amber colored glasses are very fragile and I cracked one the first time I used them years ago. They came from TJ Maxx and I have been unable to find another set. The crystal look combo of a tumbler and goblet are thrift store purchases.
When all else fails an edible centerpiece always works. Before I shipped out this Banana Cream Cake I decided to use it as my centerpiece.
It’s topped with faux ivory and cranberry colored flowers and displayed on a bronze and crystal mirrored cake stand from Lamps Plus. On each side, I used wooden thrift store candle holders with off white tapers. In front of the cake stand, I placed an ivory dessert plate set. The dishes have a floral trim around the edges. The holder they sit in also has a floral trim. On top of the dishes is a gold jeweled cake server.
Slowly but surely, I’m settling into autumn and I look forward to more seasonal tables and of course the flavors of fall. Once again, please take a few minutes to check out the offerings from the other blog hop participants.