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I don’t know about you all, but with it being in the 60’s in September, I think it’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn! Now I know the season doesn’t officially change until September 22, but would it be ok if I jumped the gun and wished you all a big warm “Happy Fall, Y’all” from us here in the South?! With the crisp air, the beautiful changing leaves and the warm soups we fix this time of year, it makes for the perfect season to entertain family and friends at tables that are warm and inviting!
Every week here at Everyday Living, many of you join me for Tablescape Tuesday, and I am often asked how I have set a different table each week for 3 years. The short answer is: I get creative using what I already have! It may seem as though I have something new for each setting, but if you look closely each week, you will see many things repeat themselves…especially dishes. You do not have to break the bank to create pretty table settings! You can change up the linens, chargers, stemware, etc and they make each table take on a whole new look! Today I want to offer a few suggestions for your autumn tables that will take the guess work out of decorating that perfect autumn table!
Quilts, whether they are vintage or new, bring warmth to a table. I will never forget the first time we were invited to dinner at our friends’ home and she used a beautiful quilt on her table…that was more than 30 years ago and it made a lasting impression on me!
I bought this antique flower basket quilt at a benefit auction many years ago…its brown and gold colors make it ideal for a fall table! Everything on the table has been collected over the years! Also, take note of the Woodland Spode china on the next photo. You will see them again on two different tables on this post…but they’re mixed in with other table elements! Who says you have to have so many sets of dishes?!
See original post here This is a great little centerpiece that anyone can do. Just make sure the pumpkin on the bottom will sit level and choose a smaller one for the top. I like using different colors of pumpkins for variety, and it’s always fun to find those perfectly stackable pumpkins!
The table is simple with a vintage tablecloth and inexpensive dishware. Tuesday Morning and TJ Maxx are my go-to stores for tabletop items on a budget. If only we had a Home Goods locally I would be in trouble…sigh!
See original post here Make the dinner special by choosing a spot other than your porch or patio to set up an alfresco table…like under the trees in your very own backyard! It is a perfect and unexpected place that will wow your guests!
Keep it simple by using a drop cloth on your table…available in lots of sizes and inexpensive. You can also make the menu easy by serving steaming bowls of pumpkin soup, chili, or whatever your favorite might be!
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I love to mix colors and patterns to create a unique setting…even with not-so-typical-autumn colors! The beautiful tapestry that was a gift from a long-time friend has a vibrant floral pattern. I paired it with patterned china…blue willow by Johnson Brothers and pulled out the rust color in the tapestry by using napkins and salad plates of a similar hue! Cobalt blue glasses and chargers add unexpected color…remember that you don’t have to use traditional autumn colors, use what you have!
See original post here I love flowers, but you’ll never hear me say that I am a floral arranger…but I discovered an easy way to make a pretty centerpiece! Use a wooden box and fill it full of your favorite seasonal flowers!
Small juice glasses filled with flowers sit in the box to pull this centerpiece together. Now here is the trick…do not leave gaps between the glasses…it makes it look as if the flowers are arranged in the box!
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How about you? Do you have special plans for an autumn dinner party? And as always, thank you for your visits and comments…I hope you found ideas to incorporate for your autumn tables!
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