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Autumn Tablescape


autumn tablescape

I am so happy it is fall!  While I so enjoyed dining al fresco all summer, and the fun tablescapes I put together for outdoor entertaining, I am so glad to finally be bringing dining back inside.  We finally get to enjoy our DIY harvest table.

This week I am so glad to be participating in a week long Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop with some very talented bloggers who share my passion for pretty table settings.  Although today is the last day, you will want visit all the links down below starting with Monday.  There is just so much unique inspiration to create your best autumn tablescape this year!

autumn tablescape

This season I have really embraced more jewel tones for autumn.  I first did my autumn wreath using burgundy and orange I expanded on this with my autumn tablescape in those same tones.  I added burgundy, a rich dark pink, and a touch of teal. 

Like I did with my wreath, I used fresh greens as a base including seeded eucalyptus, a few clippings from a weeping cedar shrub in our yard, and a few leaves from the ornamental cabbage from the front porch.  I also picked up some fresh flowers from the market.  I had plenty to create my tablescape plus some for the mantel as well!  All for less than $20.

autumn tablesape

To create a pretty table for any season, I am a true believer in using what you already have.  I used different glasses for wine, water and soft drinks.  The wine and water glasses are staples from Ikea.  They are inexpensive, and I always try to pick up a couple when I go in case of breakage.  The Ball jars I use for everything from drinking glasses to overnight oatmeal.

autumn tablescape

A few candles placed around will add a soft glow as the sun goes down and we linger over dessert and conversation.

A few apples and miniature white pumpkins are stacked up on the DIY cake plates upcycled from old candlesticks.  They add a bit of colour and pay homage to the apple season!

autumn tablescape

The napkins are simply plain white flour sack dish towels from Walmart.  They come in a 5 pack and are under $8.00!  I wrapped them with a piece of burgundy satin ribbon I had picked up at the dollar store.

autumn tablescape

I used wood charger plates I have had for years and my everyday white dinnerware from Pier One Imports.  My set of 12 is slowly dwindling down so I think it’s time to stock up before Christmas!

autumn tablescape

autumn tablescape

Thanksgiving is just over a week away here in Canada and families will be gathered around with family and friends.  It only takes a few minutes, some simple dinnerware, candles and inexpensive flowers and greens from the market to set a pretty table.  

Even if you have never made a big deal of your table before, or maybe it is just two of you celebrating a meal together, I encourage you to take the time and create your own autumn tablescape this year!  

And, now on to the Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop!

Until next time….

Red Cottage Chronicles

autumn tablescape




Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop Schedule

Everyday Living | My Kentucky Living Blog | Starfish Cottage | Up To Date Interiors | Twelve on Main 
Life and Linda | CoziNest | A Toile Tale | Ramblings of a Southern Girl | The Little Yellow Corner Store | Celebrate & Decorate
Home is Where the Boat Is | Casa Watkins Living | Belle Bleu InteriorsDining Delight | Rustic & Refined | Sweet Sensations
PANOPLY | The Painted Apron | Exquisitely Unremarkable | Flourish & Knot | Little Bits of Home
Red Cottage Chronicles | OMG Lifestyle Blog | Knock It Off Kim 

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  1. I am glad to see a second Fall tablescape with the use of pink and burgundy colors. It adds something different to the Fall tablescape with gets me thinking outside of the traditional box of colors of just orange, brown, gold and red. The blue mason jars also add to the attention getting element of the table. So lovely.

  2. I love your natural centerpiece with the cedar, Eucalyptus leaves and ornamental kale leaves as a foundation for your flowers and mini pumpkins! There is nothing better than nature’s bounty for a centerpiece, especially for Thanksgiving! Your flour sack towels for napkins and Ball jars makes for easy entertaining with family and friends!

  3. Maureen, Your jewel tones give the Tablescape a lovely pop of color. I love how the natural colors of the greenery serve as a backdrop for the roses. Really welcoming and cozy setting. Happy to be sharing the Autumn Tablescape with you.

  4. Your centerpiece is so creative and gorgeous Maureen! Your whole table is so unique and fresh, I just love the beet reds with the orange pumpkins with the pop of whites. It’s beautiful, elegant and simple, love it all!

  5. Maureen, what a gorgeous table! I love the pops of deep burgundy in the flowers and pretty ribbon tied at each place setting. Your centerpiece is stunning. I’m like you…I like using things from my own garden if I can. I want to wish you an early Happy Thanksgiving. I know that your family will enjoy your beautiful table!!!

  6. I love your centerpiece, Maureen! The bold colors mixed with your neutral candlesticks and dinnerware are just lovely! I am getting so much inspiration from our blog hop and happy to be in the same group of women as you!

  7. Maureen – I love the pop of color at your table. Shocking pink and orange was the color theme of my garden this summer. Love it against your gray table. Very inviting!

  8. Very pretty table Maureen, It’s refreshing to see a different color palette. A beautiful centerpiece to showcase the table settings. The pops of blue are lovely.

  9. Maureen, how nice that this blog hop is so close to your celebration of Thanksgiving! It’s set so well with the vibrant colors of fall, perfect. Those ribbons on the napkins are really striking against the table and chairs! Happy Fall and enjoy your Thanksgiving.

  10. The colors you have chosen are so unique and beautiful all together, exuding a charming interpretation of Fall. I love jewel tones and you have combined them so well. The loosely tied ribbons around your napkins is brilliant and I have never seen such a treatment, but might be borrowing it! Thank you so much for being a part of the Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop!

    1. Thank you Chloe! And, thank you for organizing (and keeping organized) this fun blog hop yet again! For a tablescape lover like me, it provides such inspiration and fun ideas!

  11. Happy Thanksgiving to a fellow Canadian! How wonderful to have your gorgeous tablescape ready to go for the holiday weekend ahead. I am so in love with the colours of your tablescape and that centerpiece is spectacular! You’ve tied everything together in such a pleasing manner combining rustic elements with more elegant items. Your harvest table makes a fantastic backdrop to the tablescape and I’m surprised it’s a DIY project. Going back to pin…

  12. I love the rich colors you used in this tablescape. They really pop! The centerpiece is pretty and what a neat way to set the cloth napkins with that beautiful ribbon.