Welcome to the 4th Tablescape Tuesday!
Fall is definitely in the air here in the Atlanta area. I blew all the leaves off the deck on Saturday and was shocked to see how many more had accumulated by Sunday morning. This will be my first fall on the porch, since the porch was just finished in early spring. So you know what that means…time to go shopping for some fall goodies for the porch, including fall china! 🙂 Now you know, it just wouldn’t be proper to use summery looking china with the leaves all turning those gorgeous fall colors…right? Come on, work with me here! I feel a china mission coming on!
I thought I would have to wait and shop and shop…I tend to be a bit picky when it comes to buying china…I have to really love it. But, I got lucky a few weeks ago while I was out running errands. I stopped by Pier 1 and there it was, the fall china I’d been dreaming of…and ON SALE! Yipee!
Won’t you come join me for an Autumn dinner on the porch…the table is all set…the only thing missing is you!
I can see these mugs filled with hot apple cider or rich hot chocolate on those cool fall evenings on the porch…
I’ve been sort of stuck in a rut…always using two tall candlesticks in most of my tablescapes. I decided it was time for a change. I liked the look of this single large, candle centerpiece.
Leaf napkin rings in green….
Thought the bamboo flatware looked great with this china. I think an all stainless flatware just wouldn’t have worked as well with all the rich autumn colors.
Bought six accent plates in a fall pattern to use for the salad plates. The actual salad plates that match the china, will be used for dessert, instead. To make it more interesting, I bought three salad plates in brown….
And three in green…alternating the two colors around the table…
Not sure why Pier 1 had this china 50% off in August, ’cause it sure looked like the perfect fall china to this girl! Love the reds, browns and olive green colors with the pretty gold, rope edging.
Hung cute little iron acorns from the handle of each mug…
A sweet little bird nestled down among the leaves…
A warm glow on those chilly fall nights…I love the pattern this candle holder created on the table…
I’m not sure I can do a tablescape without a few birds tucked in there somewhere. I like this cheeky little fellow…
There are four different pumpkins mixed in with the leaves and birds, all around the tall center candle…
I love the white pumpkin…it looks great in my kitchen when it’s not in use on the porch.
These little wreaths would make nice gifts for your guest to take home at the end of the night…
I used three different styles of wreaths…two are shown here in the close-up pics…
I used those little corkscrew bed skirt pins to hold the wreaths onto the back of the chairs…they just curled around the wicker without putting a hole in it.
I love the little acorns on this one…ties nicely back in with the acorns hanging from the mugs…
A few more views…
Hope you enjoyed this weeks tablescape. Thanks so much for stopping by and I would love to hear your comments about how you are decorating for fall this year
(Items used in the above tablescape came from the following stores: China came from Pier 1; Leaf accent (salad) plates are from Marshalls, Bamboo flatware is from Big Lots; Candle center piece, pumpkins, acorns and wreaths are all from Hobby Lobby, Napkins and all napkin rings are from Kohl’s.)
The following blogs have wonderful tablescapes awaiting your visit:
A Santamaker’s Journey http://santamakersjourney.blogspot.com/
Angelic Accents http://angelicaccents.blogspot.com/
Between Naps on the Porch http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
Blinks ‘N Winks from Brown-Eyes http://blinksnwinksfrombrown-eyes.blogspot.com/
Cottage in the Cedars http://suecottageinthecedarsbellsouthnet.blogspot.com/
‘D’s DayDreams http://dsdaydreams.blogspot.com/
Oak Rise Cottage http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/
Ribbonwood Cottage http://ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com/
Sweet Nothings http://sweetnothingsbj.blogspot.com/
The Gypsy’s Corner http://gypsycorner.blogspot.com/
The Happy Wonderer http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/tuesday-tablescape/
There is Always Thyme for… http://thereisalwaysthymefor.blogspot.com/
Thinkin’ of Home http://thinkinofhome.blogspot.com/