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Autumn Tablescape 2015


I love setting a pretty table and having friends over to eat, but sometimes I do this just for the decoration.  It is full autumn now, and for those in Canada, Thanksgiving is fast approaching.

Autumn Tablescape 1

For my Canadian readers, if you want to see last November’s tablescape to inspire you  for this year’s Thanksgiving, click on Thanksgiving Tablescape – I’ll be showing you more of my ceramic turkey collection later this year.

For this year, I decided to again use a quilt as a table cover. I don’t worry about getting food spilled on it, as I only use quilts I have washed or are willing to wash on a table. I actually have a clear plastic I could put over it, but I just don’t like the look of that.  This one is so bright, and the borders fit the table nicely.  It is called Autumn Around the Bend.

Autumn Tablescape 9

I started with the place settings, and brought out my favorite pumpkin bowls. These are great for salads and soups, and I only use them in the fall.  I set them on red salad plates, and atop my white stoneware. A burgundy red charger is under it all.

Autumn Tablescape 2

I only have two of these cute little leaf plates, will need to look for those again this year. They are perfect for serving little tidbit appetizer bites.

Autumn Tablescape 3

For the low centerpiece, I have this huge orange basket. I filled it with seasonal picks of fruit, pine cones and leaves with some tiny pumpkins. Then I set my largest ceramic pumpkin in the middle.

Autumn Tablescape 4

The basket is flanked on each end with my Fostoria depression glass Baroque candlesticks with rust color candles.

Autumn Tablescape 5

The napkins are a border print of green with harvest vegetables. The matching tablecloth is faded from use, and not the right size for this table.

Autumn Tablescape 6

Of course, each place setting has to have its own salt and pepper. Some pretty cut glass water glasses were added too. I found those pretty glasses at a resale shop.

Autumn Tablescape 8

Here is the view from the top of the stairs, I just love seeing all the fall colors as I come down each morning.  Serving four means I can put the food at each end.  Or maybe I need to invite two more!  I’ll have to find more pumpkin bowls though, I only have four.

Autumn Tablescape 10

Do you have special things for autumn tablescapes?


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Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home


10 thoughts on “Autumn Tablescape 2015

  1. Love the table setting. I fear that if I set my table like that to leave up I”d find the pumpkin bowls filled with cat toys or on the floor. 😦

  2. Love this time of the year!! Love seeing all your decorations, very pretty!

  3. What a beautiful table. Love your place settinga and the quilt.

  4. The view from the top of the stairs is my favorite! All of your beautiful items are spectacular on your quilt, I am really jealous! You see, I have always loved the variety of ways that people set a table, but in my whole family since both Grandmas passed away, no one sets up a table. Boo Hoo, me I set my table daily with a cutting mat, scissors, rotary cutter, sewing machine and just whatever I am using for the day. Every once in awhile, I will pull out the china and set the table for Kevin and I or if we have company over, but very seldom. So, I hope that you continue to share your table settings! I love looking! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

  5. What a warm and inviting table!

  6. Another beautiful Autumn tablescape. My goodness you do have a lot of pretty plates, bowls…love those pumpkin bowls and your Autumn Round the Bend quilt is perfect. It all looks so inviting!

  7. This is lovely. Very inviting. I would love to see the table cover and know what pattern that is.

  8. Your table setting is gorgeous. I just love those pumpkin bowls.

  9. Your table setting is gorgeous, I love the use of the quilt.

  10. I would never have thought to use a quilt as a table cloth. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


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