Fall Tablescape: To Autumn

Welcome to the 58th Tablescape Thursday!

It’s just starting to feel a bit like fall here in the deep south. So let’s celebrate with a simple tablescape brimming with all the rich colors of autumn. After you visit all the wonderful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday, be sure to scroll on down to Met Monday’s Give-a-Way.

To Autumn
by John Keats

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;

Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;

To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;

To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,

And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,

For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?

Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,

Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep,

Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twinèd flowers;

And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;

Or by a cider-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—

While barrèd clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;

Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;

And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;

Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.


Lantern: by Colonial Candle
Leaf Placemats: Big Lots
China: Pier 1, last summer; Salad plates: Lenox, Butler’s Pantry, Gourmet
Flatware: Big Lots, last summer
Glasses: Dollar Tree, recently
Salt & Pepper: Pier 1, a couple of months ago and only $5 for the pair πŸ™‚
Napkins & Napkin Rings: Kohl’s, two years ago
Acorn Candle from my dear friend, Lynne (Lynne’s Gifts from the Heart)
Flowers: Sedum, ‘Autumn Joy’ from my garden

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes!

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  1. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    Beautiful table Susan! This is my favorite time of year!

  2. So beautiful, as usual!
    I'm loving the china and glassware especially! And the little acorn candle!
    It's all so festive looking!
    It's all so inviting, and so soothing, makes me want to plant myself in one of those chairs for hours!
    You'd have to throw me out!

    I love the cushions on the chairs too.
    All the best,

  3. Jane (Frugal Fine Living) says

    Wow, this is gorgeous! Your china is beautiful. I love the napkns, leaf napkin rings and placemats, as well. Really cute salt and pepper shakers. Of course, that lantern is fabulous! Another fantastic tablescape, Susan!


  4. Very pretty as usual, Susan. Love all the tiny details, the placemats, napkin rings, centerpiece and of course the dinnerware. I hope you will come visit me tomorrow, the 2nd. I am going to show my whole whole cause Cheri wants to feature it. Thanks…Christine

  5. Hello Dearheart…

    Ohhh…so autumny and so pretty!!! You know…I just love these pretty autumn colors, Susan! These dishes are perfect for an autumn table! Ohhh…and I love your dollar store glasses…could they be any more perfect to go with the dinnerware? I think not…they're perfect!!! Love the pretty red and gold leaf placemats too!

    Now…I just love your Colonial Candle votive lantern…it makes such a grand statement and so pretty for the centerpiece! Isn't that Lynne a sweetheart…I love the little acorn candleholder…it's sooo sweet!!!

    Hmmm…I'm thinking that you even changed out the chair cushions to new fall colors? So pretty, Girlfriend!!! An absolutely lovely Autumn tablescape!!! Thank you so much for sharing yet another one of your inspiring tablesapes and thank you for hosting TT…sure do appreciate you, Darlin'!!!

    Love ya,

  6. Dining Delight says

    Your 'scape is beautiful Susan! So cozy and inviting with the colours you used and the glow from that wonderful CC lantern. The leaf placemats are perfect! The acorn candle holder is darling and goes so well with your table setting. Thanks again for hosting this weekly event!


  7. Barb~Bella Vista says

    Beautiful, Susan. Autumn is my favorite season and your colors are fabulous!

    Barb β™₯

  8. black eyed susans kitchen says

    It was all lovely Susan, the sentiment and the table setting.
    β™₯, Susan

  9. I wanted to say thanks for the post you wrote with tips for new bloggers a few weeks back. I am new at this and it was very helpful to me!

  10. Beautiful table as always, Susan.

  11. Yellow Rose Arbor says

    Beautiful fall colors! Love the leaf napkin rings, and the acorn candle! My tablescape also has acorns!


  12. Hi Susan,
    As did Chari, I noticed the chair cushions. Your attention to detail is admirable! I love the Keats poem. It's the perfect accompaniment to the poetry of your Autumn tablescape. It's all so very beautiful! You continue to inspire us, dear Friend … week after week after week after week …….


  13. Lady Katherine says

    Susan, I just adore the acorn candle Lynne gave you, how wonderful it goes with the leaf placemats! I adore the napkin rings too! I dreaming of a lantern now! lol It is the best! Love the dinnerware! Just wonderful. Oh those birds, When I go to Jackson in the morning, There is a Pier One on the way. lol The birds may fly home with me! How wonderful your setting is! I going to work on my tiny sun porch tomorrow afternoon! I got to have a mini mini version. lol Your hard work has paid off, I on the next plane! I wish! It is a thought! Oh, simple man will say what about your porch. lol

  14. once in a blue moon... says

    wonderfully warm and festive, fun colors. your acorn and birds are so cute, love that candle center piece too~ i think i need those placemats… i love fall!

    thanks for hosting us all, as always its a treat to see what you will be sharing with us every week~

  15. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    Fall is in the air and your table gets us all in the mood. Beautiful!


  16. A lovely table to kick off Fall. I knew you would set the tone for a new season. Lovely.

  17. Dearest Susan,
    You are a master at creating a lovely table setting!
    Have a great week. Look forward to all of the Tablescape Thursday sites. Such fun.
    God Bless,

  18. Oh Susan, once again you made me wish I could come have dinner at your place. That looks lovely, so inviting and you paid attention to every detail: the candles, the glasses, the seat cushions everything is wonderful, as always. I love the dishes, and I love the lantern, heading over to check it out right now, while my dinner is baking in the oven.
    Thanks for always inpiring us to live life beautifully!
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  19. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Ahhhh! A beautiful tablescape and poetry too ~ perfect!

  20. Styling by Coty Farquhar says

    Hi Susan,

    I'm so glad to be a part of your party again this week. You know I love it!! I love your setting this week, I wish we celebrated Fall here in Australia. What does your husband think of all your collections of china, I know what my husband thinks. I don't show him what I pick up anymore because he will just ask me where am I going to put it.

    I have a collection of many different table setting that I have done this week on my blog as I have been out every day photographing gardens before we loose all this lovely spring.

    Have a great party.

    XX Coty

  21. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    As usual your tablescape is just gorgeous. I love the sedum, so pretty and such a gorgeous color. Your lantern is beautiful also. Everything is lovely. Hugs, Marty

  22. Bama Belle says

    Beautiful as always! Thanks for hosting!

  23. Southerncook says

    I so enjoy all of these gorgeous Fall tablesettings and yours is no exception. Absolutely beautiful and we MUST enjoy these cool temperatures while they last. Here in N FL I'm sure they won't last long.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  24. Susan — a beautiful table as always — and so like fall!

  25. Blondie's Journal says

    Beautiful table. Each view of the tablescape went perfectly with the Keats poem. What a lovely idea!!

    Your porch says fall…


  26. santamaker says

    What a pretty tablescape, Susan. Love everything about, the birds eye view was great..the leaf placements was just the right touch.

  27. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Beautiful as always!!! Again – Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.

  28. Another beautiful table. I love the sedum – so full of texture.

    Thanks again for hosting this event, Susan,


  29. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    I really love this Fall tablescape, Susan! Your acorn candle is adorable and I love the leaf placemats.

    I went to a new Marshalls in my area tonight hoping I would find some things so that I could participate this week, but they had NOTHING! So disappointing. They are billing this store as being more about the shoes than anything else, but I've never seen such a small selection of dinnerware.

    I'll be hitting a few other stores this week, so I'm hoping I'll find things that catch my eye in time for next week.

  30. Janie's World says

    Beautiful table, peaceful and cozy!

  31. I love everything! As always, your tables are a DELIGHT! I love how the glasses match the seat cushions. You inspire me!

  32. Very beautiful table. Love the acorn, the napkin rings and the salt/pepper shakers.

  33. Beautiful, and I would expect nothing less..Oh the pressure..LOL..
    I love that acorn candle, very sweet..
    Another winner, Susan..
    And thanks for hosting!

  34. Love your table, it is bold and simple, just the way I like it. Great layout as always. Marla

  35. I guess the tree guy DID think you were having a party!! πŸ™‚ It's all beautiful and I love those placemats! Thanks for hosting!

  36. bonnilynne says

    All so beautifully put together, Susan – love also that you've put your dollar store finds with Lenox …and so expertly!
    I am totally obsessed with your screened porch. I must have one in the future! ☺
    Thank you for giving us something beautiful to look at this Thursday.

  37. This setting is beautiful. Your sedum must be on a high and dry spot. I live in Marietta and all of ours "drowned". Thanks for sharing the beauty of it all!

  38. Someone's Mom says

    I can't imagine how many sets of dishes you must have. I love these. I also love the tealight lantern. The table is beautiful, and the setting is gorgeous as well, what a beautiful view.


  39. Another lovely tablescape. I love that acorn candle… Are those cut-outs you used for placemats or actual placemats? Very cute!!! Everything is perfectly Fall!! Hugs!

  40. yOU never fail to delight us with such beauty, Susan. If, and when, Social Security decides to give us a raise, I want to buy one of the beautiful lanterns you show. No matter what setting you use them it, they just shine!!
    Love the poem so much. Your table setting is just fabulous.
    Thanks so much for being such a good blogging friend to all of us.'
    xo bj

  41. Fifi Flowers says

    Your table looks FAB… love the autumn shades!!!

  42. How can it be FALL already??? Such a lovely autumn table, but it makes me sad that the Porch will in no time be cold again!! πŸ™ I must be in a melancholy mood this evening! Jan

  43. Madame Meg says

    Another charming table- and you present them so beautifully with the poems! I love the bird salt and pepper shaker update for fall!
    – Meg

  44. Lovely Fall table on the porch, Susan! Lovely pieces you used… Glad to be able to join this week, been away for a while.

  45. Gorgeous Tablescape as always πŸ™‚

  46. Susan,
    Your tablescapes are always wonderful but today's is simply scrumptious!
    I love how just everything goes together, from glasses to chair cushions.
    I adore the lantern.
    Happy TT from Normandy

  47. Susan, Outstanding tablescape, I could feel fall in the air. Love you dishes.

  48. This is just beautiful Susan!

    Thanks so much for hosting…I'm having a blast w/my dishes. πŸ™‚

    Hugs~ J

  49. Leigh of Bloggeritaville says

    Sooo beautiful! I love that acorn candle!!! The whole tablescape says fall. LOve it! Gave you lots of linky love today, friend!

  50. I got so ingrossed in the narative that I had to go back and see the tablescape. Absolutly perfect Poem for this lovely fall day.
    That lantern is very tempting. So interesting and useful with its height and sparkle. I love the placemats and wish our Big Lot was still open, but the fact that it was replaced with a Hobby Lobby is some consulation. Must head to the new Dollar Tree by us to see if they have the glasses. They will be good with the dishes I got this summer from Sur-la-table that look very much like yours.
    Sorry to go on so long but I have missed you and love your work.

  51. Great table. I must get to the Dollar Tree to find those glasses. I love them! Thanks again for hosting and sharing!

  52. Simply Lovely
    I have the same placematts and glasses. I use them for thanksgiving for the pre-teen table. Your dishes are beatuiful.

  53. Love the tablescape–also love the big lots flatware!!

  54. Debbie Pearson says

    Oh my goodness, I am in LOVE with those dishes, so perfect for this season. Your tablescape is just divine, my dear, divine.

  55. I absolutely adore that acorn candle! So glad to see where you got it. I wonder where she got it? Have to ask her. The flatware looks so perfect with this setting. It's all just so beautiful. And oh, what I'd give to dine up there in the trees on that porch! To have the porch would be even better!

  56. Inspiring! Truly beautiful

  57. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    Oh I love Keats! I have the same ceramic acorn. We must have fabulous taste! πŸ™‚

  58. Your table is lovely!! I am so happy Autumn is here! Great job!!

  59. Aunt Amelia's Attic says

    What a fantastic porch area, you have!

  60. Theresa8072 says

    Love the fall table! I love all your tables! I tried to buy the tealight center piece but wanted to let you know the napfree free shipping expired aug 31.

  61. A beautiful (as always) tablescape. I have Autumn Joy Sedum blooming right now too, but I would have never thought to use it in as an arrangement. It looks great! You definitely have a gift for putting different pieces together very artfully.

    This week I also used a fall theme, a simple luncheon.

  62. Country Contemporary says

    Heavenly, Susan, just gorgeous. Autumn is the best time for creating cozy, warm settings for dining – you do it so well!


  63. What a gorgeous table. I don't know what's prettier your porch or the view! Missed doing a TS again!! I've been so busy gewtting ready for upcoming Autumn shows with my designs…lol…the table is covered with everything, but a scape!!! Hopefully one Thurs in Oct. I'll be able to do one, but for now I just enjoy everybody else's inspirations! Thanks for hosting this creative bunch.

  64. Just beautiful! Breathtakingly so.

  65. This is an amazingly fall tablescape! I love the tea light lantern and especially the acorn candle! The bird salt and pepper shakers are great too- my Mom and I talked about them a week or so ago when I saw them in the catalog and she said she covets them, ha!

  66. Michael Lee West says

    I love those dishes and the mood you have set with them. They are perfect for fall. I need them for my kitchen. πŸ˜‰ And I adore that lantern. I hope it ok to link my cookies. I did manage to put them on a plate (the one from Big Lots).

  67. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    What a beautiful Fall tablescape…looove that acorn candle and leaf napkin rings. HAPPY FALL Susan!


  68. Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern says

    Your dishes are just perfect for the fall! I love the deep, rich colors of the season, don't you? I also created a autumn tablescape this week. Please stop by and visit. And as always, thanks for hostessing this fun event!

  69. Allison Shops says

    Everything is so pretty! I enjoy seeing what you come up with each week.

  70. Susan, another beautiful table with lovely a lovely poem. You always find the most fitting words to go along with your amazing photos. Wonderful details…love the little brown birds and the acorn candle. I need to get myself to Big Lots and Dollar Tree. Not certain where they are, but I'm going to see if I can find these stores here in town. Happy Fall! ~

  71. Ohhh, I love it all, but your dishes especially. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table with us.

  72. What pretty, pretty dishes, Susan! I think anyone invited to your home would have to feel so special at this table. I love all the hot colors!

    I can see I'm going to need more storage shelves if I'm going to keep visiting all the wonderful tablescapes you create. You should work for a retail china shop….they'd make a mint off your followers!!

  73. Anita @ Far Above Rubies says

    Absolutely beautiful as always! You are so talented and creative. I love that you did something for fall that is not a cliche. Gorgeous!! Thanks also for your encouraging words…I will hopefully be up and running when I figure out how to do everything, lol!!

  74. Susan, sure love your table scape this week. Fall colors are lovely. You always have the right accessories for the dinnerware and so on. Great job!
    Linda Q

  75. I think you should do a posting of all your sets of dishes or the dish pantry. You never seem to use the same set of dishes twice..excluding the Gibson dishes set. We never grow tired of seeing your beautiful tablescapes and what is so neat about you is that you mix the very expensive items with the less expensive and it works! Nobody can ever say you flaunt the most expensive brands of silver, crystal or china. You are a wise shopper too with a wonderful creative eye!

  76. Awwww I love your Fall table! And I adore that candle centerpiece! I really appreciated that you posted where you got each table item. I have a dollar tree in my town and I plan to stop out there tomorrow and do a little looking around for those glasses! haha

  77. Hello sweet Susan – oh, there's so much that I love about your Fall table scape! All of it really. But my fave are those fabulous leafy place mats! And the acorn candles. So cute. Thank you for sharing!


  78. Dragonfly Treasure says

    Simply gorgeous! If that doesn't get everyone in the mood I don't know what will!!

  79. Susan, Everything looks simply scrumptious! Your table reflects such simple beauty, and the lantern and the candle are so warm and glowing. This is my favorite season~ with its warm color scheme, the crispness in the air, and its prelude to the Christmas holidays.
    πŸ™‚ Sue

  80. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says

    Susan, what a gorgeous fall tablescape! Thanks for joining the party.

  81. Miss Janice says

    Susan, this is a beautiful tablescape! I love the colors and the lighting. The dinnerware is beautiful, as is the flatware and stemware! Love it all:)

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