Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Autumn in the Mountains Tablescape

I'm thrilled to be joining a talented group of ladies this week in an Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe at Celebrate and DecorateBe sure to check out all the other participating blogs with the links I'll have at the end of this post.


Autumn...this wonderful season conjures up images of gorgeous colourful landscapes...
(nearby pathway I like to walk on) 

 ...and cozy family times often gathered around the table.


Using fall colours, I set out to create an autumnal tablescape that felt warm and inviting.

The kind of table you would like to sit at when coming in from an afternoon spent out here enjoying the mountain scenery.
(minutes from our door)

I began with these global fusion votive holders by Partylite which I've had for many years. 

I set them on brass pedestals and centered them in wire baskets with faux berries tucked inside.

Faux pumpkins and pine cones were added to the wire baskets.

I put together three of these and lined them up as a centerpiece for the table. Two additional candleholders were placed in between the end baskets.


An orange tablecloth and a beige table runner complemented the dark brown placemats.

The place setting

A small beaded faux pumpkin and a piece of berry garland added a decorative touch to the salad plate.

These gold leaf-shaped plates were from HomeSense last year.

They were placed on a dark brown dinner plate and copper coloured charger.

I chose to use my gold-en flatware and plaid napkins.

I love to create placecard holders that add interest to the table.

Here, I took a clear glass and filled it with orange acrylic pieces and mini pine cones. I tied a leaf-shaped placecard I made on to a larger pine cone and added a faux leaf.

I also tied a piece of raffia to the bottom of the glass and used twine to tie on a pine cone.



Additional embellishment was added in the form of faux leaf decor attached to the backs of the chairs.

I simply cut apart a long garland and tied the stem on to the chair with twine.  Then, I covered the tie-up with a piece of burlap ribbon ensuring that there was nothing lumpy for when my guests sit back.

You can see below that my fall tablescape coordinates with the decor on my sideboard in the background. (see more here).

It was a lot of fun designing this autumn themed tablescape and I hope you enjoyed seeing it.


We definitely appreciated its cozy vibe after spending an autumn day outside enjoying the beauty of our nearby mountains and the lovely fall foliage.

Do you need some inspiration for a fall get-together or your upcoming Thanksgiving table?

It never hurts to plan ahead so I suggest you check out all the wonderful ideas brought to you in...

...this Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop I am participating in. 
Thanks for visiting! 
Be sure to pop by and see all the other terrific fall tablescapes linked below.

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Inspire Me Mondays at Sand & Sisal
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Art & Sand
Thursday Favorite Things at Surroundings by Debi
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Thoughts of Home Thursday at Décor to Adore
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage



Sunday, September 25, 2016

Anniversary Table for Two



Mr Delight and I will have been married 34 years on October 2nd.  Our work schedules are such that we don't always get to mark the occasion on the actual day.  Thus, I try to plan ahead and when we do get the opportunity, things are in place to celebrate in style.



I love the fact that we chose to get married in the fall.  Whenever this season rolls around, it brings with it a sense of romance and a renewal of our appreciation for our relationship.

With that in mind, I set out to create a romantic fireside table for two.  Depending on what day we celebrate, we can cook a special meal together or order in and have the perfect setting to dine in.

While it is nice to go out to a restaurant for the food and service, they often lack the table decor and intimacy we prefer when celebrating special occasions such as this.

In order to accomplish this set up, I moved the living room furniture back into manageable positions and brought in a round table from our sundeck to place in front of our fireplace.

A round white tablecloth covered the table and provided a neutral backdrop for table decor. The mantel had already been fall-i-fied which you can see more of here.


Naturally, to create a romantic vibe to the table, the centerpiece featured candlelight.

I started with this Savannah hurricane candleholder by Partylite which I've had for years. 

I set it in fall floral wreath and added a few pine cones and faux leaves.

I joined two leaf-shaped placemats underneath it to create a small table runner.

Two of these sparkly votive holders were placed on each side of the hurricane in the center.

Orange and brown with a bit of cranberry were the colours chosen for the place settings.

I've had these leaf shaped bowls for years now but they are still a favourite for fall.  I placed a little faux pumpkin inside for fun.

Cranberry coloured flatware rests on a dark brown woven placemat.

These orange napkin rings were a great deal I found  on clearance at Pier 1 - $1.19 ea marked down from $5.99 (CA).

Here's a hint to add extra embellishment to your place settings - always tuck a little extra decoration into the napkin ring.  It can be a sprig of greenery or in this case, a piece of faux berry garland.



While it's nice to have a romantic table set for daytime use...

...it provides the best ambiance in the evening.



So I have the table set and the champagne glasses ready to be filled...we just need to see how our work schedules line up and we can celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary exactly how we like...at home!

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Art & Sand
Thursday Favorite Things at Surroundings by Debi
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Thoughts of Home Thursday at Décor to Adore
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm