Happy September! Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer which means we’re closer to autumn’s arrival and my favorite season! I’m ready for a harvest of pumpkins, warm plaid layers, and cozy meals with the flavors of fall on the menu!
In anticipation, I’m at the table as part of a Fall Tablescape Blog Hop this week! You can find more fall inspiration and autumn tablesettings at the end of this post.
A set of “Woodsy and Wise” plates with fanciful portraits of animals provided the inspiration for a whimsical fall table. Artist Vicki Sawyer was inspired by an idea she had one day while walking– “If birds can build nests, then they can make hats”.
This trio of owls are a hoot wearing flowers as bonnets!
I *deerly* love this doe with Jack-in-the-pulpits blooming on her head . . .
Chipmunks are chattering about the latest fall fashion and pine cone hats. . .
And *ewe* can always count on the vineyard for fresh cluster of grapes to adorn your head.
I started with a pine cone garland for a ‘woodsy’ note and a foundation and base to build a runner as a centerpiece for the table. I like this garland since it can be used as the base for a mantel or table for Christmas or winter. Since I think of pine cones when I think of fall too, I decided it would work equally well for a fall table.
This is a quick and easy centerpiece and one that you can assemble in less than 10 minutes once you’ve gathered your materials. I added some dried hydrangea blooms, sprigs cut from the lorpetalum shrubs, gourds, white pumpkins and votives to create an organic runner for the table.
Place your items next to one another tucking in along the length of the runner. If you’re making your runner in advance, keep your greenery or any foliage that you’ve cut fresh and hydrated in water, adding them in at the last minute.
Tree slice chargers are serving up assorted plaid plates. A subtle antique wash highlights the relief and pattern of trailing leaf and floral vine on square plates, to pair with the white pumpkins on the table.
Bone-handled flatware adds some warmth and an organic accent to the table, while a pair of napkins are married with a copper leaf napkin ring.
Thank you to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this Fall Tablescape Blog Hop!
Make sure *ewe* click on the links below for more fall table inspiration this week!
‘Woodsy and Wise’ Paperproducts Design Appetizer Plates / Amazon
Plaid Plates / Pier 1, last year, used here
White Plates / Pfaltzgraff Country Cupboard, used here
Tree Slice Chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago
Tablecloth/ HomeGoods, several years ago, used here
Napkins & Napkin Rings / Pier 1, several years ago
Flatware / Towle Seville
Amber Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Votives / World Market, several years ago
Are you ready for fall or sorry to see summer go?