At the Table~ Falling Leaves


In anticipation of fall, I’m at the table with

Falling Leaves Dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff.


In North Carolina, we don’t see

our leaves turn or feel the nip in the air until

 the end of October.


Fall is my favorite time of year

and I’m anxiously awaiting both!


Falling Leaves Dinnerware

brings an organic feel to the table

with bold leaves in warm, earthy shades

of russet and espresso.


Woven chargers add a rustic texture and contrast

with the smooth and satin finish of the flatware.


 An artificial garland is serving as a runner on the table~

 enhanced with addition of oak leaves, dried hydrangea blooms,

grapevine pumpkins, and burlap ribbon.


  Hydrangea blooms have dried and faded

to a papery texture, filling & adding

a little softness to the garland.



A Cappucino wine glass is ready to toast the

 arrival of fall with glass of bottled sunshine from

 one of North Carolina’s 106 wineries and 400 vineyards.



  A Rustic Leaves stoneware serving bowl and platter are ideal to usher in fall, serving a hearty salad, medley of roasted fall vegetables, or  Roasted Pear-Butternut Squash, our favorite fall soup!


In anticipation of fall, paisley and

ruffled-edged napkins

are layered . . .


And tucked in mugs waiting to be

filled with steaming beverages or chili.



I’m ready for an early fall!



Falling Leaves Table Details:

*Falling Leaves Dinnerware/ Pfaltzgraff

*Leaf Bowl & Platter/ Pfaltzgraff Rustic Leaves

*Stemware/ Pfaltzgraff Cappuccino wine glass

*Flatware/ Pfaltzgraff Salisbury Satin

Burlap Tablecloth/ Couleur Nature, Amazon

Chargers/ World Market

Napkin Rings/ Bed, Bath & Beyond

Napkins/ Kohl’s  (paisley) & Pier 1 (ruffled)


*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.

Falling Leaves Table

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  50 comments for “At the Table~ Falling Leaves

  1. August 26, 2013 at 6:35 am

    So rustic & textured with various layers of color & contrast…you do this so well, Mary! Like you, I can’t wait for autumn to arrive so I can pull out the fall decorations. I have a similar garland that I use on my mantle…never thought to put it across my table, though! Very creative!
    I like how you picked up the one bit of bright color in the Falling Leaves dinnerware with those gorgeous paisley napkins from Kohls. The stemware is beautiful, too.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas on how to create such a welcoming table.

  2. August 26, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Hi Mary, All your beautiful colors are actually making me yearn for those intense autumn colors here, too! We felt the nip in the air here briefly yesterday morning. I love your idea of upgrading the garland with your own additions. These dishes are so interesting! And I love the burlap tablecloth, and I’m not really usually into burlap. I enjoyed your link back to “bottled sunshine”–hurray for your governor!! And those gates with the grapes!!!!! Enjoy your bottled Chloe! Linda

  3. Franki
    August 26, 2013 at 7:04 am I’m off to Pier 1 to check on those napkins…they are so perfect! Course anything with paisley is perfect in my way of thinking. Our first “red/limey green/gold leaf, that I saw. fell on my dinner plate last nite. Can it be??? franki

  4. August 26, 2013 at 7:24 am

    As great looking as the Falling Leaves dinnerware is, I can’t take my eyes off of the garland table runner~just simply stunning! I love all the added touches, especially the dried hydrangeas, very gorgeous! I am getting weary of the summer brights and am looking forward to the autumn changes. I would love to enjoy a bowl of Pear-Butternut Squash Soup at such an inviting Fall table, with autumn gently arriving over your beautiful lake!

  5. Peggy Thal
    August 26, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Such a beautiful Fall table with pretty dishes. You do such a wonderful job putting everything together. I too use real and artificial flowers together. Napkins are perfect. Thanks for sharing !

  6. August 26, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Beautiful! I’m in the fall mood. I’m in the cooler weather mood! ;)

  7. August 26, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Wow, I just thought I was ready for fall, your pretty table really makes me look forward to it! Love the great colors and fun napkins:@)

  8. August 26, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Good morning Mary! Love the table scape and colors , but I’m not reay for summer to end. We have been having beautiful weather in Maine. It comes to an end much too fast.

  9. paula
    August 26, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I too love the fall, its such a beautiful time of the year ! The fall garland is on my list, along with the napkins another must have !!
    Enjoy your day !

  10. Cheryl
    August 26, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Those dishes are beautiful and your tablescape is just lovely…but I’m not ready! Here in the northeast our summer season is way too short and I am not eager for it to go away.

  11. August 26, 2013 at 9:28 am

    This just makes my heart skip a beat!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fall is my VERY favorite time of year, for all it brings and also for the decorating possibilities! Your runner is GORGEOUS and I am going to haver to steal that idea!!!!! LOVE the dishes, is your hubby drawing up plans for a dish room addition for you:):):) Fall on the lake would be a BIG slice of Heaven to me. XO, Pinky

  12. August 26, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Gorgeous…..truly gorgeous. I’m torn by wanting Fall to come but not wanting summer to end…lol

  13. Lisa
    August 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I love fall too. I feel a little guilty as summer wanes, that I have not enjoyed it enough because I am waiting so eagerly for the leaves to change colors. Your tables as always are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

  14. August 26, 2013 at 11:07 am

    It’s all so pretty Mary, I can almost feel a nip in the air!! LOVE how you’ve mixed in those wonderful dried hydrangeas! Thank you for your sweet well wishes! xoxo

  15. Carolyn
    August 26, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Mary, I sure needed to read your encouraging words about fall. Don’t know why I dread it ’cause I sure don’t enjoy summer’s heat. Guess it’s because I have to put away everything pink & know I won’t see it again until Valentine’s Day décor goes up. I’m not fond of oranges & yellows but your lovely autumn décor is just great. The color orange is an accent, not overbearingly prominent. Thank you! Maybe I’ll be ready for an early fall too!

  16. August 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Your fall table is stunning. I am like you – LOVE fall and can hardly wait to start decorating.
    Have a great day.

  17. August 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    This is such a pretty table for autumn. I have some small stoneware dessert plates that would look so good with these falling leaves plates! They are the same color as your leaf-shaped plates. I need to post them soon so you can see them!


  18. August 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Just a beautiful Fall table, Mary. You really pull things together in a wonderful way. I love all the scents and sights of Fall but I am desperately holding onto summer here. I feel like we got cheated out of it. That being said, Fall is my very favorite season. xo Diana

  19. August 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    How can that table not get you in the mood for Fall….the Fallen Leaves dinnerware is just beautiful and perfect for the table to usher in the crispness of Fall…I am so ready for it..Stunning table Mary…from the dinnerware to the great woven placemats!…(love the handles on them).

  20. August 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Love the dinnerware pattern…Your table has a combination of rustic and elegance at the same time.. the whole effect is very uplifting…Fall is in the air…

  21. August 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    beautiful job, i love the bold colors of your plates, you tied it in beautifully.

  22. August 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Beautiful rustic Fall look. Love the way you enhanced the artificial garland with oak leaves and dried hydrangea. I like the stoneware leaf bowls, too. We’ve had cooler temps the last couple of days and I’m feeling Fall in the air.

  23. August 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Plz tell us where u found that gorgeous garland! Going now to order these dishes and I want that garland for my table too!!!!

    • August 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      It’s artificial garland I’ve had a long time. I added the grapevine pumpkins, hydrangea blooms, ribbon, and oak leaves to it :)

  24. August 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Such a pretty fall table!

  25. FABBY
    August 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Oh my, what a gorgeous Fall tablescape! I love it all, specially that fabulous centerpiece garland, draping from both sides of the table. The dishes are perfect with the burnt orange leaf…beautiful! Have a blessed week.

  26. August 26, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Mary, I hope you enjoyed the little nip in the air this weekend. It certainly put me in the mood to begin decorating for fall. This table is gorgeous, and using the garland on the table is genius! I have a feeling that is going to be copied many times this fall!

  27. August 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Beautiful table, Mary. I love the garland as runner. I have the water glasses in the same pattern as your stems.

  28. Pam
    August 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Wonderful tablescape with the leaf pattern dinnerware! The fall garland with the different leaves, pumpkins, and ribbon is a great runner. Have a fabulous Labor Day!

  29. August 28, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Mary, you captured the beauty of fall with this table. I love all the textures and of course the natural elements and colors. I’m afraid fall is in the distant future for us. Summer is in full swing here. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend.

  30. August 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Fall is my favorite time of year!! Cannot wait till the temps fall and the evenings get nice and crisp. The fall garland is a beautiful piece on the table. Very fallish and welcoming. xo marlis

  31. August 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Boy, you got a lot of bang for your buck out of that garland…so effective. A beautiful ode to the coming of Autumn. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  32. Bev
    August 29, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Absolutely beautiful…as usual! That dinnerware is wonderful.

  33. August 29, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Every detail is perfection and I am crazy for those chargers!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  34. August 29, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Lovely table! Love the setting! I’m looking forward to Fall, too. The leaves and colors of Fall are scrumptious. Thanks for a little Fall tablescape inspiration!
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  35. August 29, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Just stunning! The table, the view – I am just waiting for my invitation for lunch to arrive! The garland is beautiful and I love how you draped it!

  36. August 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I am loving your beautiful fall table. The garland is awesome and you enhanced it beautifully. The china and flatware is so beautiful. I am headed over there now to look around. As always, I love the view from your lovely table.

  37. August 30, 2013 at 5:43 am

    What an absolutely gorgeous fall tablescape! Oh, it makes me want to go right now and get my fall decor out. I just love the color combinations and all of the beautiful elements!

  38. September 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    That is just gorgeous! The colors and textures are wonderful! I am boycotting Fall, but I had to look at this! :)
    Thanks for linking to Let’s Dish!

  39. September 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

    So beautiful! Love the fall colors and textures!

  40. September 11, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I just can’t get in the Fall mood with our high temperatures here in Texas, Mary, but I’m sure enjoying seeing your pretty table. I love the dinnerware and the two napkins mixed together. The garland down the center is stunning. Your table is beautiful, as always. xo

  41. Jeanne
    October 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Beautiful. Love it all and am ready for fall.

  42. Jill Brewster
    September 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Love North Carolina and your beautiful table setting has me eagerly awaiting cooler temperatures here in Texas. We don’t have the variation of Fall colors that y’all get but the oaks that cover our place will change and drop their leaves. My plan was to move to North Carolina but as plans don’t always go as planned we ended up here in Texas. Not saying I don’t love Texas but still love North Carolina with it’s green hills and beautiful highways. We did get rain today and temperatures in the mid 60’s so maybe Fall is not too far off. Guess it’s time to dig out my Autumn decorations and help hurry it along. Enjoy your blog. Jill

  43. Cheryl
    September 22, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!

  44. hollybertone
    August 28, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Hi Mary – Your table is stunning. Simply stunning. I can’t wait until fall!!!!! Thanks for making my day. Hugs, Holly

  45. September 7, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Your table is absoutely beautiful! Each piece completes the other. WOW!

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