Welcome to the 263rd Tablescape Thursday!
Sunday was the first day of autumn. It doesn’t really look like autumn here but it is definitely beginning to feel that way.
It’s been raining for the last two days and was still raining out when I took these pics. You can see the leaves haven’t started changing color yet, at least not in my yard, but it won’t be long. Are they changing where you live?
My fall table setting features a scarecrow centerpiece I’ve had for many years, probably 15 years or longer. The candlesticks are from Hobby Lobby 5 years ago and have been used in several past table settings…
…including this nature-themed table setting posted back in September 2008. Do you remember this one? If you do, you’ve been following BNOTP almost from the very beginning! The pics are pretty blurry in that early table setting, but it’s still fun to look back and remember it. It can be viewed here: A Nature Lovers Table Setting
Mr. Scarecrow had a little mishap at some point over the years. His tiny button nose had all but worn away. It was just constructed of styrofoam with fabric over it…shhh, don’t tell him! I never would toss him, kept hoping I’d find something to work as a replacement.
One day I happened to notice a tiny acorn I had was the same size as the spot where his nose had been. The acorn fit perfectly and Mr. Scarecrow has been back in the crow-scaring business ever since. He’s pretty happy about it, too!
You may remember the leaf glassware from previous fall table settings. It was one of those bargain finds at my local dollar store. I started to put soup spoons out since we’re having soup today, but it crowded the table and threw off the balance of the setting. So I went for form over function for this week’s tablescape.
This is the dinner plate and I fell hard for this pattern when I saw it in Pier 1.
The leaf napkins were a recent find in HomeGoods. I love how they looked paired with the green, velvet-edged napkins from Pier 1.
I’ve used the acorn soup tureens and leaf napkin rings several times over the years so you may recognize them from previous tablescapes. I don’t remember now where I found the leaf napkin rings but the soup tureens were a bargain sale item from Williams-Sonoma one year.
I love how the green velvet on the napkins looks with the green edge of the leaf dishware.
Cinnamon-colored flatware worked well in this colorful fall table setting.
Happy first week of fall sweet friends!
Looking forward to the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
If you are participating in Tablescape Thursday, please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general blog address. To get your permalink, click on your post name, then copy and paste the address showing in the address bar, into the “url” box when you link up.
You’ll need to include a link in your post back to the party in order to link up and participate. That’s so visitors to your blog will be able to find the party and the other Tablescape Thursday participants.
If you would like to use the Tablescape Thursday logo button in your post, just copy and paste it to your computer and upload it to your post as you would any photo.