Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Rustic Russet Evening {Tablescape}

You just can't beat the colors of fall, it really is my favorite time of year. With the maple tree gleaming with color, I just can't help but follow suit with a rustic but casual dinner table.

Combining my favorite fall colors, russet reds, bittersweet orange, and spicy yellow, this plaid/check tablecloth is my starting point (I really will use plaid anywhere ;). I usually don't ever buy the matching napkins to a tablecloth, I like mixing patterns, like this leafy napkin, for example.

For the centerpiece, simple....pine cones and candles. I have a pretty good medley of pine cones and nearly all I have stockpiled as a centerpiece. I placed the varied types and heights of the candle holders in and around them

I have used my Walmart leaf chargers a lot lately, they really are great looking, a simple stoneware plate, leaf bread plates, and my Mom's silverware finish off the place settings

I think I've told you the story of these pine cones, when Keegan was little he helped me pick up a slew of them....( just like Logan helped me pick up Magnolia leaves the other day) they are huge and are all the way from NC, boy I miss my Carolina pines.

I've had these leaf plates for many years now, I've got them in red and this yellow, I've used them many times.

Simple clear glassware

Here is the red leaf plate.

Very soon all the leaves will be gone from the trees and winter will be here before we know it.
I can't believe another year has nearly passed.

Thank you for stopping by, hopefully you can draw some inspiration for your Thanksgiving dinner!
Next week I have a very special table dedicated to my Mother, be sure to follow along!

Joining Susan

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  1. love love love this!

  2. What a beautiful table. And the leaves on your tree are amazing...they look like they are on fire! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a peaceful setting. Looking at the gorgeous natural beauty that nature and you have provided, reminds me that I truly do have much to be thankful for.

  4. beautiful as always...wish we had fall color here in my neck of the woods in Texas...oh well, one of these days I plan to take a vacation to do one of those 'fall leaf tours' I am totally envious of your pinecones really are the cats meow!

  5. What a peaceful setting. Looking at the gorgeous natural beauty that nature and you have provided, reminds me that I truly do have much to be thankful for.

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  7. Oh my goodness! You table is beautiful! Your right about the beautiful colors. As you know here in Jacksonville we don't have quite the colors.
    You photos are just stunning!

  8. Hello, I found your blog by way of Every day with Peggy! I love your fall tablescape! So beautiful! I really like the leaf plates..they really add to the setting. I think my favorite photo of this post is the last it!

  9. That is one gorgeous tablescape! I love the pinecones and the colors. Maybe I'll do a tablescape like that outdoors next Fall (it's too late here in Michigan).

  10. I love this table setting, I wish I lived up North so I could have those beautiful colors in my backyard! Love the use of very simple elements to make a warm and inviting tablescape!

  11. Bonjour

    Vous avez un très beau blog, vous nous faites rever avec tous ces beaux objets que vous mettez en seine a la perfection. Moi j adore.

    A bientot


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