I took and uploaded these photos on the first day of fall, even though I did not get the post done, so I am counting this as my first day of fall table. It’s still hot here in the deep South (although our high will only be 89 today…woohoo!), so we grab fall wherever we can find it. I decided to use the falling leaves placemats from Dollar General again. I just love these!
I decided to use the Friendly Village dinner plate on top of the square Wal Mart plate. I was originally thinking about putting my leaf plates on top, then I remembered that I haven’t used my fruit plates yet this fall.
When I first began tablescaping, I purchased a number of items from discount stores and antique malls. I bought the things with the intention of using them for a while and then getting rid of them when I tired of them or purchased new items. So here I am 4 years later, and most of those early tablescaping purchases are long gone, but I still have these vintage Salem china plates! I just love them. They are good at any time of the year, but I really love them in the fall.
I have 2 different designs, apple and pear. I wasn’t sure at first if I would like these two plates together, but I ended up really liking how the borders of the 2 plates complement each other.
My mother-in-law found these neat acorn and leaf napkin rings for me last year. I decided on brown napkins today instead of the multicolored ones. I know I’ve used my Dollar General green flatware in almost every fall table, but none of the others that I have looked right, so here it is again.
I used my Dollar General green goblets, another early tablescaping purchase.
I spent quite a bit of time earlier in the week pulling out all of my fall and harvest salt and pepper shakers (view the collection and how I store here). Which ones to use? Then it struck me…apples and pears on the plates; apples and pears for the salt and pepper shakers.
I like putting a set at each individual place setting. I think it makes the place setting kind of unique and special.
I actually have enough shakers to put individual sets on every place setting of every table that I do.
I’m basically just too lazy to get them out of storage every time that I do a table!
Once I was satisfied with the place settings, I turned my attention to the centerpiece. I decided not to use a table runner this week and to just let the brown open weave cloth show up on its own. A couple of weeks ago, I found some things at the flea market in my Gail Pittman pattern, Flame. I know I don’t need anything and had really vowed not to purchase any more, but I had never seen this size and shape bowl, plus it was really cheap.
I found the small candle holder in our flea market the same day. I had never seen the candle holder in this size either.
I love using my Gail Pittman at any time of the year. Because these colors always look good in the fall and I wanted to use my new purchases, I chose them for the centerpiece. I put a couple of pieces of my glittered fruit (an apple and pear, of course) in the bowl.
I added my tall candlesticks to the small one. My photo doesn’t show the tapers up very well. They are gold and go with the other autumnal colors on the table.
I like the final look of the table. Yes, all of fall tables are very similar. However, I think that I used the pieces in enough different ways that it still looks somewhat different.
Happy fall to everyone! Enjoy your autumn décor and have a great week.