Thursday, September 16, 2010

Setting the Table for Fall

I've been very inspired the past few days, "watching" as many fellow bloggers begin their Fall decorating. So today I pulled out some of my favorite Fall accessories.


Here's the dining room table in it's streamlined summer look. The runner is one I hand knitted. The bowl is one done several years by a local wood turner. It holds some white wooden pears.


One of my collections is of animal candle holders. This dog is one of my favorites.


The kitty candle holder usually keeps the dog company.


I started my Fall tablescape by replacing the runner with a quilted one in a deep shade of yellow.



Next came a bunch of inverted silk leaves.



On top of the leaves are placed three paper mache pumpkins I've had for many years. They look like carved wood to me.



Finally come my turkey candle holders,


made of pine cones.

The set consists of three, each a different height and size.


While I was at it, the neighboring buffet got a few Fall touches too.


Voila! The scene is set!







I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her Thursday Tablescape Party. Be sure to visit her site and get inspired for some Fall table decorating too!

20 comments:

Dining Delight said...

Your paper mache pumpkins do look like carved wood and are gorgeous! Interesting animal candleholders and how great to collect them! Your buffet looks wonderful too.

DD

Entertaining Women said...

You had me with the knitted table runner...and it was about to go for a while. Your tablescape is lovely. I like the idea of a collection of animl candle holders. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your knitted runner is beautiful! The pumpkins are really fun and the candlesticks are really unique-enjoy!

KATHY said...

Your table looks lovely.I love your candle holders...Kathy

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I LOVE those pumpkins and agree they look like carved wood :)

Blessings!
Gail

Laura Trevey said...

I love decorating for Fall... Beautiful centerpiece!

Dawn said...

I love fall - and now you've made me want to get my fall stuff out! I love the candleholders - I have a black cat one for Halloween. Your centerpiece is lovely!

From the Kitchen said...

Your inspiration has inspired me! I, too, love the dog and cat candle holders!

Best,
Bonnie

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Lovely fall nesting ideas. I love the table runner the most. Pretty...

Have a happy TS...

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

Carol at Serendipity said...

I need to get busy. Love the simplicity. The candle holders are very special.

Carol

D said...

I really love this. It's so simple, yet so "chic". I need to get busy, too. I'm way behind.
D

queeniebee20 said...

Absolutely LOVE the dog and cat candle holders! If you ever want to sell them let me know. LOL.

I could never have my dining table decorated like that for long as it is used for studying and such.

I've moved so many times in my life that I do not hang on to seasonal items other than my antique Christmas decor. But my favorite and simple decorating for the seasons is crystal candle holders in various shapes and sizes. I use color coordinating candles to fit the season with seasonal foliage or what-nots around.

I'm no Martha Stewart but I manage.

Mimi said...

Your fall centerpiece is beautiful. Love those kitty and doggy candle holders!

Kathleen said...

Very pretty! I like your hand knitted runner!

Marilyn said...

I think I'll have to ask my daughter if she'd make a table runner for me. I'm so proud of her as she taught herself--she makes hats, scarfs, baby blankets, fingerless gloves, and is working on a fancy triangle scarf. Thanks for sharing. ♥♫

Linda Chapman said...

Very, VERY nice!!!

Barbara said...

I just love the hand knitted runner. I have never seen anything like that. I love all the touches of fall that you have added. I especially like your pumpkins. It is a beautiful table, summer or fall.

Brenda Kula said...

I love that you showed us step by step. I adore those wicker chairs of yours and those wooden pears!
Brenda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The paper mache pumpkins are so cute and they do look like wood. Your fall centerpiece is wonderful and I also love the valance in the background.
Hugs, Sherry

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Love what you did! Very warm and festive, so excited about fall coming, thanks for adding to the excitement.

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