Wednesday, October 13, 2010

An Autumn Tablescape


"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~George Elliot

Autumn is most definitely my favorite time of the year!
So, I decided to create a fall tablescape with these grape leaf dinner plates as my inspiration. They were a recent find on Ebay.

I already had the salad plates which I layered over the dinner plates. Wicker chargers are a nice and rustic foundation.

Burlap placemats keep everything earthy and natural.

The goblets are my favorite, with their three colors of green, purple and amber.

I've been waiting a long time to use these vintage French Barbotine knife rests. This one is a red pepper, and there is also a celery, an eggplant and a radish!


Taking center stage, the centerpiece is a large wooden tray with gathered pumpkins, gourds, apples, grapes, leaves, pinecones and moss.

A large heirloom pumpkin sits on an antique majolica compote...

...and candles are elevated on vintage chalkware candleholders.

I think I'll leave this table setting for a while, just in case we decide to have an impromptu dinner party!

I'm thinking a nice pork tenderloin, butternut squash soup, savory bread pudding with chanterelle mushrooms and a lovely aged cabernet sauvignon would be perfect with this table setting!
Ahhh, delicious autumn!

Of course, I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday party! It's been a while since I joined her party and I'm excited to see all the table settings there. I imagine there will be lots of fall decor and inspiration, so check it out!
I will also join Artie for Vignette Fridays at Color Outside The Lines.

Resources:
Burlap placemats: Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Wicker chargers: Marshalls
Dinner plates: Ebay
Salad plates: Sur la Table
Goblets: TJ Maxx
Napkins: Pottery Barn
Wooden tray: Gift from Maureen
Compote: antique majolica
Candleholders: antique chalkware
Wheat stalks: Ross
Flatware: vintage silverplate
French Barbotine knife rests: vintage, The Antique Diva

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61 comments:

Bonnie Bee said...

Delores-
Such an ELEGANT rustic setting.... each piece is more sophisticated than the next... such a fabulous composition! I especially LUV the grapeleaf plates...
(I have the same goblets and came home Monday to find one had just shattered (all by itself).. I have since gone to SIX different Home Goods, Marshalls, & T.J.Maxx stores to NO avail... guess I will just have to resort to a jelly glass for my place setting LOL...) I now everyone will in awe of this gorgeous table.. take care

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the details...the colors and textures all blend for one beautiful tablescape!

Sherry said...

That is gorgeous! Is that a chair cover or is that chair made of that gorgeous brown floral. Love that.
Sherry

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your dishes and accessories. Your tray centerpiece is just stunning. Such a beautiful table. Hugs, Marty

Scribbler said...

Such an elegant rustic/dressy table! You are the Master, no doubt about it. I really enjoyed this feast for the eyes.

Kathy said...

It's all so lovely I get so much inspirtation from you posts

Joan said...

Autumn is beautiful and so is your table.

Kate said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year, also. You have done a great job of pulling together a lovely autumn tablescape. Beautiful. I would love to sit down at this table!

Kate said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year, also. You have done a great job of pulling together a lovely autumn tablescape. Beautiful. I would love to sit down at this table!

Debby said...

Gorgeous! I'm on my way! xo

Marlis said...

I just love this setting. Your plates are wonderful. I love the brown and green together on them. the placemats are definitely made for this table. I love how you put the centerpiece together!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love it all!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOur table is dripping with fall oppulence!
Very rich colors and textures.
Your centerpiece is over-the-top gorgeous!!!!! I love how you mixed the tray and put a pedestal inside of it to elevate that fabulous pumpkin.
This is one of the prettiest centerpieces I have seen!

I also notice your placemats. I love them.... I'm sure you have so many opportunities to use them.
And your napkins look so fetching against the placemats.
Love the silver too!
Everything you touch has your elegant mark on it!
Yvonne

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, This is a gorgeous Autumn tablescape. The centerpiece is absolutely amazing. Beautiful!!
xoxo,
Sherry

Mariette said...

Dearest Delores,

That's great to see your knife rests out there! We do have some silver ones from Christofle and no matter what the material is made of, they can really save your tablecloth or placemats from getting stained! So that will make another item that needs to be revived...
Looks indeed very warm and earthy, the menu sounds inviting, though I don't know if you will serve the savory bread pudding WITH the cantarelle (cantharellus cibarius - scientific name) mushrooms?!

Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

cityfarmer said...

you do it with such ease ... AND panache

Olive Cooper said...

Delores, I have never seen a knife rest. Perhaphs I live in a cave. The tray filled with pumpkins and leaves is splendid. blessings♥olive

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Love the knife rests!!! This definately says autumn...I am a bit envious of how many dishes(and storage) you have to create each tablescape!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS setting!! LOVE it! your dishes, your accents, everything is just beautiful! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Delores, when are we eating so I can sit there and take it all in. I just love the cozy feel of that room with my favorite hutch in it. Love your new plates and they are perfect on those burlap placemats. Wonderful centerpiece in that rustic looking tray.

Vanessa said...

Delores, that is so incredibly beautiful! I just love the tray filled to the brim with fall gorgeousness and I love how the colors in this tablescape make your fabric on your chairs shine even more. Thanks for another great display of inspiration!
Vanessa

Allison said...

What time is dinner, Delores? It is beautiful! Rustic, cozy, elegant and gorgeous colors - just divine!

A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
I love every one of your tablescapes. You never seem to run dry. I'm especially loving those chalkware candle holders. How special!
Linda at A Toile Tale

food for thought said...

such a gorgeous table, love your dishes, natural shades always send me~

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

A truly gorgeous, rustic and yet cozily elegant table! Perfect for autumn! I love the fabulous centerpiece; it's eye candy for fall! Beautiful dishes too!

Mimi said...

First, I LOVE your home!! This tablescape is beyond beautiful ~ just perfect for autumn; in fact, everything I have seen so far on your blog is beautiful ~ will definitely be visiting again.

Celly B said...

Gorgeous colors and textures! The perfect fall table!

Rachel said...

You are one of my favorite bloggers!!!!
One word - STUNNING!!!!!!!!!

Linda said...

OH! One of the prettiest centerpieces I have ever seen! I'd love to be a guest at your table!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful!!

Table Escapes said...

Delores, Fabulous, fabulous tablescape...You always come up with a winner....EVERYTIME! Thank you for inspiring all of us...What I like most in all of your tablescapes is that something from nature is brought in and celebrated in unexpected ways that surprise and enthrall. Have a wonderful week. Sharon

Christie said...

Well, I am glad you are back! YOu always have the most beautiful and elegant tablescapes! Love all the details...especially, Majolica compote, burlap placemats and silver place setting...all beautiful! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

kallen1105 said...

Beautiful...you have inspired me to redo my table center piece. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jemsmom said...

That table is beyond gorgeous!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your table is beautiful and so is the centerpiece. The candleholders are so unique and work wonderfully with the pumpkins and wineglasses. I would love to sit at this table. Linda

Anonymous said...

how are you!This was a really terrific theme!
I come from milan, I was fortunate to look for your theme in google
Also I learn a lot in your Topics really thanks very much i will come again

Custom Comforts said...

Lovely, absolutely lovely! Just found your blog and it is very inspriring. I'm your newest follower. I'm studying design at Ohio State and I will be sure to visit your blog site often for inspriration and ideas.
Cindy

Mary said...

What a gorgeous table~ made more lovely by the ROOM! Love your screen in the background. I'm crazy about those knife rests! Delicious Autumn Indeed :-)

Southerncook said...

Stunning tablesetting. Those plates are killer, love the kinfe rests and your centerpiece, I did something similar in my dining room with small pumpkins and gourds in an antique dough bowl. I will probably take pics of it for next week. Just beautiful and autumn is my favorite season as well.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Dreamgoddess said...

Oh my, I love your centerpiece! I love all the detail in your setting and I'm drooling over your glasses. Just beautiful!

Becolorful said...

The centerpiece is stunning and I love the flatware.
Pam @ becolorful

Linda in AZ * said...

* It's "PURE LOVE"!!!... SOOO warm n' welcoming n' simply CHARMING!!! (Again, it's "great minds", Delores... uh huh! I have & lovvve the plates & chargers... EVERYbody loves them!)...

Now 'scuuuuuuuse me while I go set tonight's dinner table~~~ Yessireebob, you've INSPIRED me to get off my___ & plan a nice meal & setting for my sweetest!!!

XO,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net
(Can't WAIT til my tiles arrive!!! I am sooo lacking "patience", darn it!)......

Linda in AZ * said...

(P.S. Your KNIFE RESTS are toooooo delightful~~~ me LIKEY... me wantum!!!! XO, Linda)...

Michelle said...

One word: Fabulous!

justjohn said...

Wow... just plain wow...

Alycia Nichols said...

I am in love with those burlap placemats! I have never seen any quite like those!!! The knife rests are so unique...fabulous! Beautiful table!

eddieross said...

This is so amazingly rustic & harvesty!! Gorgeous!

E+J

Sweetladyelaine said...

A beautiful, beautiful table! Love it all....Thank you for sharing!

Miss Char said...

What a beautiful sophisticated table. Fall is my favorite time of year too and your centerpiece is just what it should be the "center" of attention of your table. Beautiful, thanks so much for sharing.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Oh, your photos are just breathtaking! They show off your gorgeous table to perfection! What an eye you have!

Johanna said...

Hi Delores,
I am late - 50 comments - there is not much to add for me.
The plenty of harvest, you have decorated so wonderful at your table. Love all the orange, yellow and green hues which correspond so nicely with your hutch. Everythink look very very beautiful. This goblets are awesome.
Greetings, Johanna

bj said...

Everything is absolutely stunning. I do believe this is, by far, the prettiest autumn table I have seen.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Delores...

My friend...DELICIOUS...perfectly describes your gorgeous autumn table! I love the greens and browns together...with splashes of that pretty yellowy-orange color! Love your new leaf plates...they really are so pretty for the autumn season. I have to tell you...your centerpiece is one of the prettiest that I've seen all season! I love the old wooden tray...and it's just filled with nature's bounty! I love that!!! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous autumn table with us, my friend! This is truly a treat!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Nancy said...

As always, this is beautiful! Love the flatware and the goblets...I have two of them...wish I could find more. Love them!

Nancy

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh my goodness, this is truly a table set with the intention of celebrating autumn! It is so festive and lovely. Don't you just love pumpkins!?! I love your center pumpkin and believe it's variety is an american heirloom called "One Too Many".
An exquisite table that absolutely speaks autumn!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is a gorgeous table! It contains all the most beautiful elements of autumn. Thanks for your viist this week and have a grand trip!

Entertaining Women said...

I wouldn't change one iota of this tablescape if I were blessed to have it grace my own table. Those goblets are scrumptious, and I've been watching those great majolica plates, too. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful Delores. Love the new plates, and that wooden centerpiece filled with Fall colors and textures is wonderful. The burlap placemats are great too. You have such a wonderful way of putting it all together. laurie

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! I love your centerpiece, especially the heirloom pumpkin and your goblets are to die for.

Paige Thomas King said...

Love the entire thing! I would feel privileged to dine at that table.
Fall is my favorite season as well--in fact, I used that exact quote on a chalkboard at my shop!
I'll now be searching the world over for thos knife rests! They are wonderful.
I'll be folowing your blog from here on out!
Paige

Tardevil said...

Gorgeous, like everything you touch! I swear you must have a magic wand. Love the new plates!

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