I’m excited to be joining this Fall Tablescape Blog Hop which was organized by Chloe Crabtree!
I met Chloe in Atlanta at the Bloggers convention and found her to be the most delightful and talented Blogger. She has DIY projects that make you wonder why you didn’t think of that yourself, because they are not only easy to do, but look amazing. We visited about our blogs and she mentioned a Fall Tablescape Blog Hop she was thinking of putting together and I thought it sounded like fun.
Chloe’s blog is Celebrate and Decorate. You’ll also find links to the group of bloggers Chloe put together at the end of the post. Perhaps you will find one or two ideas for your own table that you set for the upcoming Holidays.
In Florida, our Fall season is still a ways off as Summer is still front and center. However, that doesn’t keep my calendar from flipping through the Fall months, giving me the sense that cooler weather is on it’s way.
So let’s get started. I wanted my Fall Tablescape to be just a bit out of the ordinary, so I chose to use a magnolia wreath with a chocolate covered sphere in the center as my centerpiece.
To begin the layers, I started out with a burlap table runner. I love the rustic vibe it gives for Fall. I found the table runner at Michael’s, but I have also seen them at Hobby Lobby.
My magnolia wreath has huge cream colored magnolia blossoms with Fall bittersweet, pinecones and olive green and yellow leaves intermixed. It is a Valerie Parhill wreath that I purchased in July in anticipation of Fall.
The 12 inch chocolate-colored sphere sits nicely in the center of the wreath. The pic above was taken after dark so you could see how it sparkles.
My dear readers, wreaths don’t have to be placed on a door…use them on walls or mirrors… or as I did, in the center of your table. The chocolate sphere lights up with tiny flickering lights that remind me of late summer lightening bugs. I have the lights set on a 5 hour timer to come on a dusk and go off automatically. Easy peasy and so pretty!
I placed an olive green-leaf placemat over yet another layer of burlap placemats. There is no set rule on layering your table. It is your table and you can use what pleases you. 🙂
The plate stack starts with an off white charger plate. Actually, it is more of a cream. I wanted it to flow with the magnolias on the wreath.
On top of the cream charger, I placed a soft rust colored dinner plate and for my salad plates, I used the sweetest little animal plates that I bought at Pier 1 earlier this summer. I love them and think they are adorable. The cute little fox, owl, deer and gopher are surrounded by autumn leaves and flowers.
The amber stemware and water glasses sit to the right of the table setting.
I doubled my napkins which is a favorite thing I like to do. I used a rust plaid under napkin and a cream colored over napkin.
I debated on napkin rings…choices, choices choices. I finally decided on the felt leaves that matched the felt olive leaves of the placemats.
The flatware I used have soft tan colored wooden handles. I felt they added to the rustic woodsy theme of my table.
I couldn’t help but add the little gray squirrel salt and pepper shakers among other little woodland creatures at one end of the table. Wouldn’t be Fall without them.
I love hot tea and so I sat a teapot and cups on a matching tray for a good cuppa after the meal. Guests can remain at the table or I can carry the tray to the living room for conversation, tea and dessert.
I believe a table always needs lighting of some sort and so I placed a few small votives in and around the table and at night, the glittering chocolate sphere compliments the little votives.
This picture was taken just as twilight was taking hold.
I hope you get a bit of inspiration or at least a smile or two, I know I have enjoyed participating in the Fall Tablescape Blog Hop.
Enjoy your day!
Click on the links below for more fall tablescape blog hop inspiration this week!
Home is Where the Boat Is
My Kentucky Living
My Thrift Store Addiction
Knock it Off Kim
The Painted Apron
Living With Thanksgiving
Knock it Off Kim
The Painted Apron
Living With Thanksgiving
Twelve On Main
Life and Linda
Rosemary and Thyme
Me and My Captain
Our Crafty Mom
Celebrate and Decorate
A casa di Bianca
Red Cottage Chronicles
Rustic & Refined
Supper Table Talk
sara s syrett says
Oh my gosh those plates are amazing! I need those in my life~ Thanks for a great bloghop!
thanks Sara…I agree it was a great bloghop!
Michelle James says
Such a stunning tablescape!! I love the sphere and it looks beautiful lit up!! I so enjoyed this blog hop!
Your table is stunning. Love your fall colors…and especially your plates! Love the foxy guy. And what a creative centerpiece with the sphere. I will tuck that idea into my pocket. 🙂
Kari, I love your table setting and you’d never know Fall hadn’t visited you quite yet! I love the idea of using the sphere and wreath as a centerpiece – that would definitely draw the eye. Your animal plates are ah.dor.ah.ble! Love them. So fun hopping with you!
Thank you Kim…I have had a great time hopping with you too!
I think my favorite item in this tablescape, are the plates……..just love them!
Kristy Seibert says
Your table is gorgeous and so pretty for fall. I love that sphere and the cute dishes. Its been so fun blog-hopping this week with everyone!
Chloe Crabtree says
I LOVE your new headshot! You look beautiful my dear! Now, that table! So very pretty. Those plates are so cute with the fox wearing a leafy mask and the owl peeking through a bloom! I try and keep out of Pier One because I can really get carried away in there! Your table really comes alive after dark with that beautiful glowing sphere! I am so glad we met at Haven and so happy to have you as part of our tablescaping tribe!
Thanks Chloe…. I took a selfie just after I left the beauty shop a few weeks ago…don’t you just love the car’s seat in the background? haha! Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog hop, I know you are one busy lady…it has been so much fun and you are so talented.
Such a beautiful table. I love love love those dishes. Too cute beyond words! Really happy to be participating in this blog hop with you. Have a great day!
Thank you Christine, I guess I am just a kid at heart as I love to play with dishes/tablescapes! Thanks for stopping by.
Donna Bianca says
Beautiful arrangement! Love your idea about wreaths, me too I often use them as a centerpiec’è 😊
Aren’t wreaths fun to work with? They aren’t for outdoor doors anymore, I also like to hang them inside my home. Thanks for stopping by.
Indeed, I’ve found inspiration here and a smile! What a unique centerpiece that lighted sphere makes inside your beautiful magnolia wreath – fantastic! Those woodland plates are so cute and in just the right colours to match the other fabulous linens on your table – love that you like to layer and layer – big fan of that myself! I couldn’t help but notice the gorgeous coloured teapot and cups right away – lovely! I’d love to pull up a chair and have a cuppa with you!
Thanks Lori, I like to take layering from fashion, not that I am a fashionista by any stretch of the imagination. But I can layer things or my home. Thanks for your kind comments.
Oh my, those Woodland plates are gorgeous. Pier 1 is such a great store for tabletop.. The idea of using the magnolia wreath as your centerpiece is perfection. Your table truly captures the essence of the season.
It was fun joining you on this blog hop.
Thank you for your kind comments Janet…I really like to leave my tablescapes up a few days just so I can smile at the cute animals….or whatever whimsical touch I have made. Am I weird? 🙂
Your fall tablescape is so lovely and those dishes are the cutest! I’ve really enjoyed participating in the blog hop and seeing all of the gorgeous tables! Blessings, Cecilia
This blog hop has been fun Cecilia and I am so glad Chloe put it all together. Thank you for your kind comments.
rattlebridge farm says
Gorgeous table! The textures and colors are so elegant and pretty, and the leaf napkin rings are beyond perfect. I adore those salad plates (anything with animals–I have a set) and the unique, artful table you chose to set them off. Your wreath and globe are stunning! I really love your style!
Thank you Michael, I have enjoyed your posts and bio! I feel we are kindred spirits, much like Anne with an “E” and all her friends, In fact, many times I have to clarify (if only for my own satisfaction and peace of mind, that my name is spelled Kari with an “i”). 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, Blessings Always!
Pam Richardson says
Kari, I love the woodland salad plates and the magnolia wreath with the sphere adds the perfect touch! The textures and colors are just right for fall! What a pleasure to meet you and blog hop together!
Thanks Pam and I am excited to meet you and all these great bloggers. There is a warmth like family…I can’t wait to blog hop again soon. I didn’t know what I was missing.
Kari, You know I love the woodland creatures for a fall table setting! The fox and owl are my favorites and I love your use of the magnolia wreath as a centerpiece with your gazing globe! The illumination adds such a nice dimension to your table at night!
P.S. I was thinking boats too when I ready your blog name 🙂
Thank you Mary…when I saw your salad plates I had to chuckle to myself as I looked at my tablesetting. I sat it up over the week-end because I enjoy those woodland “critters” so much….and I did notice the similarities of the fox especially. I used to collect owls many years ago so I really like them too. 🙂 . As I said in my comment to you..great minds!
Thank you for stopping by…
Oh Kari those plates are just adorable~ and you had me at magnolia, so pretty with the sphere and all the woodland touches, This table will take you from now through November! I hope you are drying out today, we are experiencing the last bands of Harvey and watching the Gulf closely, stay safe in south Florida~
Thank you Jenna, we are indeed drying out…I feel for those people in Texas, and I am sure they are looking for the light at the end of the tunnel…God Bless Them and the organizations that are being sent in to help with this disaster.
On another note, I loved your painting of your galvanized pitcher, I have one of those and now I have inspiration. thanks
Sandra L Garth says
The chocolate sphere is so unique and a great addition to this beautiful table. I love how the woodland creature plates and a touch of whimsy without detracting from the elegance of the table. It’s been a pleasure to meet and blog hop with you!
Thank you Sandra, it was such fun to set up. I want to come sit by you and sample all your sweet sensations….YUMMY
Oh, those plates! Adorable. I really have to make a stop at Pier One soon. Your table really reflects the season and makes me eager to bring on all things pumpkin!! Very pretty indeed!
Maureen, I think I may have an addiction for Pier 1. 🙂 Several years ago, I bought the cutest straw squirrel place card holders at Pier 1 and I thought they would go with my woodland theme…I have gotten more organized in the past couple years, now if I could only find those squirrels!!! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by.
So unique and adorable. Enjoyed my visit.
Thank you for stopping by.
Bonnie Morgan says
Kari, I love the name of your blog and read your bio with interest. My husband is a retired army aviator, a chinook pilot.
I enjoyed your table and how it evolved.Lovely textures and color tones of fall with the added whimsey of the woodland animals. Adding the glimmer of candlelight and your glittering sphere created such ambience.
Thank you Bonnie, I am sure your husband has many interesting stories to tell. I have to say Aviation is my first love, there is nothing like seeing the world from the prospective of a 4 passenger airplane…especially at night. It is magical and being married to a pilot…is icing on the cake. The Captain says he has the best office window and he never tires of it. I suppose he will be flying for many, many years. It is interesting because when people hear he is a pilot, they think of boats….guess that is because we live in Florida! 😉 However, he is good at flying helicopters and any kind of airplane and….yes, he can navigate a boat too!
I really enjoy doing tablescapes and was so glad Chloe asked me to join the group….AND, it has allowed me to meet wonderful bloggers such as yourself. As I said in your comments, you caught my eye with your Majolica and the addition of copper was just perfect!
Thanks for stopping by.