A Fall Table Setting

Welcome to the 5th Tablescape Thursday!

Recently, I asked Lynne (Decorator101 on RMS) if she had put together a fall table setting? Fortunately for all of us, the answer was, YES!   She sent me these beautiful pics and they were just too good to keep to myself. I ask Lynne for some information about how she put her fall table together and here’s what she shared:

“I am so honored to be asked once again by Susan, the Queen of Tablescapes, to share a couple that I have done. I hope you all enjoy them.

“As the leaves change outside, so does the decor inside our home. The house fills with the scent of mulled cider and the deep reds and greens turn to burnt oranges and browns. That means I get to take out the fall dishes…now herein lies the problem…because until a month ago, I didn’t really have any what you would classify as “fall dishes”. I have several sets for the other seasons, but not one fall set. So I go out scouting, and lo and behold, a stop at T.J.Maxx provided just the right set…the perfect brown with a wonderful leaf and a red berry on them. Once I saw the red berry I knew they would work with an existing set of red dishes I already had.

“Then I thought, I need some great glassware..now all you gals talk about Big Lots so I thought this would be the perfect time for me to check it out. Upon going inside I got detoured a bit and looked at flatware. I didn’t find anything that I thought would be the perfect fit for these dishes.

“I stopped by the glassware only to be disappointed…nothing said take me home. As I was walking out the door…there “they” were in all “their ” glory…these beautiful goblets.

“And Yeah!! they were marked down 75% off and each goblet only cost me $1.25. Yes, you read that right…$1.25. Well, you know I gently picked up all they had and headed to the checkout…smiling. πŸ™‚ ” Once home, I commenced playing with the dishes. I had already found these wonderful wooden chargers..notice the leaves and the acorns? I’m over the top this year with acorns.

“I started building the tablescape, mixing and matching. I found these great leaf shaped plates and thought they would make a perfect desert plate. What do you think?

“I then remembered my gold flatware. Now for the perfect centerpiece. I didn’t want to use flowers or something ordinary. Then it came to me…I’ve got these darling squirrels in the shop and thought…with the acorns I have laying all around the table, why not a squirrel for a centerpiece?

“So I got out this wonderful wooden piece, also available in the shop, for him to set on.

“What do you think? Isn’t he just the cutest thing going?

“I put down some of these beautiful carpet balls with the fleur-de-lis on them. You girls know me and my carpet balls. I use them in many different ways.

“I also added these wooden acorns and acorn candle holders. I found these at the Dollar General and could not resist adding them to the table.

“After a bit, I remembered the beautiful pheasant and thought why not try the pheasant as a centerpiece.

“I laid some great faux leaves down. I added this great little bird and thought he went well with all the bird’s nest laying on the table.

“This naturally required changing out the chargers, so I pulled these great gold chargers out…

“…and exchanged the brown plates for red plates.

“And in a wink of an eye I had a whole new tablescape.

“I added the beautiful wine glasses with the gold rims to pull in more of the gold from the flatware.

“Notice the great leaf candles? I’ve had those for a few years now and thought they would work great.

“I finished off both tablescapes with the napkins, that I make in the shop, and the wonderful acorn napkin rings.

“I think the acorns add a whimsical feel to the table and the only thing missing is you!
Lynne, thanks so much for sharing these two incredible fall tablescapes! I love how you created two very different tables by changing out just a few of the elements…outstanding!

To see more of Lynne’s lovely home, be sure to visit her at Lynne’s Gifts From the Heart.

The following blogs have wonderful tablescapes awaiting your visit:

A Beach Cottage
A Santamaker’s Journey
Above the Cloud
Love From MN
Ribbonwood Cottage
Southern Seven
The Happy Wonderer
There is Always Thyme for…
Ummm, Sweet Nothings

Hope you take time to visit all these amazing table settings…you will come away with many great ideas for the holiday season and beyond.

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  1. Susan, Thanks for posting another of Lynne’s beautiful tablescapes! It’s always such a treat to see what you talented women post on Tuesdays. πŸ™‚ Pam (pc25)

  2. Hi Susan…Lynne’s tablescape is so interesting and she worked magic mixing and changing things around…She really is a decorator!
    πŸ˜‰ Bo

  3. sarah '@ a beach cottage says

    oh wow, I love the way Lynne decorates, it is so much harder than it looks to pull things together so beautifully, especially getting the centrepiece just right

    I am learning more and mor each week here, though my tablescapes are very plain and simple at the moment, I am gathering goodies on my thrifting adventures so that I can have them at my fingertips to create a tablescape like Lynne’s

    thanks for hosting, I for one am enjoying the focus of this


  4. RetiredAtLast says

    It has been getting cooler where I live, and I sure am glad. Fall is officially here, and Lynne has done really well at incorporating all the beautiful colors that Fall brings.
    I can’t imagine having enough storage space to accumulate all of these beautiful dishes. Absolutely adore this presentation.
    The change in the centerpiece is a great idea. After all, “variety is the spice of life”. Thank you Lynne.

  5. Hi love this tablescape! I so appreciate the detail and thought that went in to creating it. Just lovely. Now, I’m off to check out her RMS.

  6. Beautiful table lynne, and thanks for bringing so much talent out for all to enjoy susan. vickydarnell

  7. Her table is just amazing. So much eye candy to drool over !!

  8. Thanks to Lynne and Susan. Each one of the tablescapes look fantastic.

    I am loving acorns, too.

  9. Both of Lynne’s tablescapes are beautiful and so inspiring. You have featured 2 of my favorite people 2 days in a row. What fun! I can’t wait to go see all the other tablescapes. Tuesdays have become very inspiring days for me, thanks to this great idea of yours. Laurie (bargainhunr)

  10. Another gorgeous tablescape by Lynne. I am constantly inspired by the two of you. πŸ™‚ I’ll be back this evening to take the tour.


  11. What a beautiful tablescape Lynne put together! I love all the golds and reds! Just DREAMY! (And that fleur-de-lis carpet ball really caught my eye! :-)) Thanks Lynne for sharing the process of how you put it all together.

    What a wonderful thing you’ve gotten started here Susan!

  12. Fabulous.What talent.You ladies are good,so good.I’m even thinking about “”””””””TRYING”””””””””””” ,to see if possibly I can do a tablescape that doesn’t look like a cluttered mess.Face it ladies ,some of us just don’t——-have it,ha.
    Lynne,of course love that little bird,he looks so lonesome.Tell him I’ll come hold him if he’s like….love…Ann

  13. Christine (xinex) says

    Susan, you and Lynne did it again, a beautiful tablescape! You are both very inspiring. Now, I really have to do a fall tablescape in my formal dining room. I am just waiting for some stuff that I ordered from Lynne’s shop to arrive. Thanks for sharing this.

  14. GM susan and Lynne, As always another great posting. I love the pheasant.What a fun table for the fall, so inspiring. Lynne you are the best. I have to get to Big Lots and go treasure hunting. I really liked the touch of the acorns.It is so nice to visit a fellow rmser in another venue. Thankyou for sharing all these great ideas. I need to go pull something fallish together. smiles Kathysue[rms]

  15. This tablescape is rich in visual interest. Thanks for asking Lynne to share it with us.

  16. OH Susan that Lynne and her tables are just to beautiful for words..I just love the one with the acorns and the squirel as I love the little critters, Lynne I love the gold flatware girl too preety..and the golbet for only $1.75 you did good girl friend..the color of fall are just beautiful here..Great job Lynne and thanks Susan for sharing all of this with us…these tables are what you dream about doing…Oh I have to tell you Susan when Lynne did a post on RMS and she used her carpet balls in it and I asked her if I should bring my vaccume haha!! never heard of carpet balls before then.. Great job Lynne, and you know I love ya more than my luggage girl!! Hugs and smiles..Gloria

  17. I am not a tablescaper myself, but I love visiting here each week and seeing what you ladies are doing!

  18. Good Mornin’ Susan!

    I absolutely adore your “Tablescape Tuesday’s”! I never miss it and I always go to each and every post that shares in the fun! I just love dishes..hehe! And your Tablescape Tuesday has inspired me to get my Autumn dishes out and play…hehe!

    Thank you for showcasing our friend Lynne’s decorating talents on your blog today! Lynne, I just love what you’ve done…you definitely know how to set a fabulous Autumn table! I love all of your new dishes! Thank you for showing us how to be versatile…I love that you made several changes for different looks! Your little squirrel centerpiece is just darling but I have to admit that the pheasant is my favorite!!! Well my friend…you’ve done it again! You and your never ending talents never seize to amaze me!!! Congratulations on your fabulous Autumn tablescape!!! Love ya Sweetie!

    Thank you again Susan!!!
    Warmest wishes…Chari (Happytodesign)

  19. Tablescape Tuesday is so inspiring! It really gets my creative juices reved up! Thanks for hosting this. Lynne’s tablescape is wonderful!

  20. These are fabulous tablescapes. I love the creativity in bringing so many unrelated pieces together to form a beautiful landscape for the eye. What fun and inspiration to learn from…

  21. Thanks, Susan, for showing these beautiful pictures. Lynne, you sure do set a lovely table! The squirrel is awesome.

  22. Thanks to Lynne for sharing her beautiful table. I’m especially partial to the pheasant. Thanks to you, too, for hosting Tablescape Tuesday. It has been so much fun – I love showing off all of my antique dishes. I have more, but must get my act together first! Sally

  23. Lynne you are giving me tablescaping envy! I am feeling the need to run to Big Lots and TJ Maxx in the hope that they will still have something wonderful left! This from a gal (me) who has one set of white pottery dishes because they go with everything *winks* You and Susan have shaken the “lazy table” outta me!! I am freshly inspired again! Beautiful job my friend! P.S. That pheasant is fabulous FABULOUS!! as a centerpiece! Vanna

  24. Darlene - Our Creative Life says

    Thanks for posting those beautiful photos of Lynne’s tablescape! Just wondering where she stores all the different table settings/decor?

  25. Love that squirrel! This makes me want to go play in the kitchen and make something full of cinnamon. Lynne, will you come set my table? I think I need to come see your shop. Do you happen to be close to St. Louis? Another great post Susan.
    hugs~ Carol

  26. decorator101 says

    Each and everyone of you has truly touched my heart today with your kind and gracious comments… My eyes filled with tears more than once from laughter… Gloria I sure hope your luggage is the finest leather…lol…You all mean the world to me…. Susan I am so humbled to have been asked once again to showcase a tablescape…I feel so proud to call you my “friend”..You taught us well my friend….had it not been for you posting on RMS.. I wouldn’t have realized the fun a person can have playing with dishes…..Hugs to each and everyone of you…~lynne~

  27. Life on Bonnie Lane says

    Wow, Lynn created a really beautiful table setting! The colors are so warm and welcoming. I can just imagine being in a dining room with this setting with a fireplace burning and scented candles in the smell of pumpkin and spices. What a warm feeling it would create! Lynn did a fantastic job!


  28. Susan, thanks so much for sharing Lynne’s beautiful tablescape! She sure is talented and what a special and sweet lady! Stop by for some cider…Lynne I got some of “your special lemonade” waitin for ya..
    Be good y’all,

  29. Lynne, all of the acorns (those napkin rings are so cute), the leaf plates and dinnerware, the pheasant centerpiece – all lovely! What a wonderful fall table – or I should say both settings. ~ Robyn

  30. Susan, Forgot to mention that this is another wonderful post! Also, your new pic of the porch is warm and welcoming! ~ Robyn

  31. Susan, you and Lynne are so talented at tablescapes! Lynne they are both so beautiful! I loved the little squirrel, well who am I kidding? I loved it all!!! Connie

  32. Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) says

    Thanks so much for allowing me to post these wonderful tablescapes! Girl, you sure know how to celebrate the first days of fall in style! And I just know that sweet grandson of yours will love having dinner at this beautiful fall table! So which does Bailey like best…the squirrel or the pheasant? πŸ™‚ Susan

  33. Found your posts through Fridays Linky Love at The Inspired Room. Love all of the tablescape eye candy on your blog- but this one especially, being fall, speaks to me. I LOVE the warm colors and cozy feeling this setting evokes.

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