Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Fall Setting

"How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days."--John Burroughs

I love this quote and hope the same can be said of my life one day.

It was a fun weekend.  My son came home from college, as did most of his friends, and we all attended the high school football game.  It was so good to see them all, and to top it off, our team had a victory against our rival!  On Saturday, my husband, daughter, and I went to the afternoon performance of  Wicked, and later, our son and two friends met us at a restaurant for a delicious dinner.  On Sunday, we had a late lunch/early dinner together before he left to go back to school.  My daughter went back to her new apartment to get ready for her work week.

After a wonderful weekend with my family, I settled in with rain fast approaching.  Candlelight, warm colors and textures in the dining room evoked a cozy, homey feeling of autumn. 
Lots of candlelight provided a warm glow for this autumn table.
Glass hurricanes were filled with acorns which are abundant right now in my backyard.
This runner from Tuesday Morning has a rich, brown color, gorgeous trimwork, and leaf design.
Starting with a gold baroque charger, plate layers consisted of brown stoneware, ivory stoneware, leopard-design salad plate, and pumpkin tureen.
I finally found bright orange napkins at Home Goods.
The centerpiece consisted of magnolia leaves and nandina leaves, with mini pumpkins, grapes, and gourds tucked inside.  Two pillar candles were placed on top.

Iced beverage glasses are vintage and were my mom's and wine stems have little gold leaves on them (Tuesday Morning years ago).
Flatware is Italian Countryside by Mikasa.
A fall arrangement decorates the sideboard.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed your visit, please come back soon!  I am always grateful for your kind comments! 


  1. I love all your tablescpaes but my favorites are in the dining room. I have never seen orange look so elegant. Your family and friends must love having dinner in that room. I'm going to visit my Dad up north soon and I will gladly gather all his acorns and bring them back with me!

    Robin Flies South

  2. OK, it is SO obvious that the love spilled over from the weekend right into this tablescape! Look at it! Can you see it??? It's just blowing up love all over the place!!! I'm glad you had a great weekend with your family. Those are the best, aren't they? This is the perfect fall table...reminds me of those I see on the home tour in the fall. The centerpiece really rocks... very full and lots of texture. The love is shining through again with those iced beverage glasses that were your Mom's. Nostalgia and love. Uh huh!!! :-) Lovely, my dear. Simply lovely!

  3. What a gorgeous fall table! I adore your leopard salad plates mixed with your pumpkin tureens & orange accents! Your mom's beverage glasses are beautiful and your centerpiece is perfect~ I love the addition of the nandina leaves!

  4. Beautiful! Love the fabrics and the layers on the table setting! I have a fondness for the iced beverage glassware too, my Aunt has those same ones and I remember them as a kid. Your centerpiece is beautiful!

  5. Very nice! I love the centerpiece you created. Oh I love the leaf glasses and the pumpkin bowls.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous autumn setting! I love the combination of colors!

  7. Very cozy for sure. Love the light and the colors and patterns that you layered in your scape.

  8. This is stunning. You managed to make a table that is elegant yet very warm and autumnal. I love your centerpiece the best of all. That's a show stopper!

  9. This is a wonderful table. I love your centerpiece.. i wish i had acorns instead of pecans! Love your photos too. Especially fond of the pumpkin tureens.. xo marlis

  10. Absolutely magnificent...elegant. The ambiance of the whole room in combination with your gorgeous dining room...Wow, just plain Wow! Nandina and magnolia leaves for the centerpiece...consider it beautiful! And to top it all off, you have your mama's goblets. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

  11. OK, where do I begin? Your dining room looks like it was created just for this tablescape. Your center arrangement has that "just gathered up" look that I love. From your chargers to the runner to the spotted plates to the leaf glasses, it all comes together in a rich and elegant way. Stunningly beautiful. The only thing missing is your black kitty! :)

  12. Breathtaking! I love the combo of the oranges and browns. The asymmetry with the hurricanes on one side and the tall candlesticks on the other adds so much interest. You did a terrific job creating the "acorns and pillars in hurricanes" look that I've seen elsewhere in Blogland and Pinterest - so pretty! Then there is your centerpiece - magnificent with the magnolia leaves and mini-pumpkins! The dishes (espec the pumpkin tureens)and stemware look great. I'm mad now that I passed on those bright orange napkins at HomeSense - you've made them so appealing! I'm going back to look at it all again!


  13. What a gorgeous tablescape! It's warm & inviting.

    Your dining room is gorgeous too.

  14. Your tablescape is GORGEOUS! I was so surprised to see that someone else has those wonderful gold leaf tea glasses. I inherited a set from my Mom. You have paired yours so well with your plates and linens. The candles and floral arrangements are lovely!

    From Virginia

  15. Such an elegant table. I love your sweet little pumpkin tureens!

  16. What a GORGEOUS table..the colors are fabulous and those pumpkins are perfect. Very autumnal! And the table really compliments your lovely dining room.

  17. Such a perfect setting, indeed! I drool while browsing in your blog. Your treasure is to die. I really do love the way you put together the set, colour combo, linens and everything.

    TY a mill for sharing to me.

    Greetings from Stockholm,

  18. Beautiful! Everything is perfect! So very warm and inviting!
    Your dining room is gorgeous!

  19. I love the feeling of your table. It's quietly elegant. Happy to have found your blog.

  20. When I saw your Mom's beverage glasses I did a double take: we had the same glasses when we were first married and had stemmed beer glasses too in this pattern!!!!!!!!!! I wish I still had them! Your table is exquisite! The centerpiece is fabulous. Love the leopard plates in the mix, so creative and perfect! Your dining room is so beautiful. Would love to sit at this table with you!!!! Have a great weekend, xo, Pinky

  21. What magnificent colour scheme you have.... perfectly perfect,I never saw such beautiful autumn colour on a table setting... chargers are the most beautiful ... love the way you lit up the candles and your simple and elegant napkins are just adorable and synchronize so much with over all theme and trully enhance the grace of your table... I really enjoyed touring your this post love to you
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  22. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is Gorgeous as always...
    You have a eye for Beauty and it shows all the time in your lovely tables.You did a Beautiful job putting this all together... I hope you have a great week with your family.
    I miss your comments on my Tablescapes.
    XXOO Diane

  23. What a gorgeous fall tablescape, I'm right, you are so talented for seasons, wow! Thew small pumpkins are adorable in each place and the centerpiece is fabulous what a great job and yet very elegant too. I'm sorry I didn't see this before, but I just fixed it, too fabulous! Your dining room is lovely too. Have a great weekend. FABBY