Thursday, September 19, 2019

Welcome Fall Tablescape



"I can smell the autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves." Ann Drake

I am looking forward to real fall weather because we are still in the high nineties. To jumpstart fall decorating join me and a myriad of tablescapers sponsored by our talented leader, Chloe Crabtree @ Celebrate and Decorate for a welcome fall tablescape blog hop. There are no real pumpkins anywhere in our area yet so, to begin the fall mood, velvet pumpkins are the best way to decorate.

To begin my tablescape, I placed a  ruffled burlap runner on top of a matelasse cloth. Deer antler sheds, silk fall leaves, and mercury glass votives are at each end of the table runner. Candlelight always adds a special ambience.
Fresh yellow roses in mercury glass votives and dried bittersweet are interspersed among the various colored pumpkins.
  The table runner is filled with velvet pumpkins of various shades of green velvet, a butternut squash shade and a darker russet shade along with burlap fabric pumpkin all in different sizes. 
The velvet and burlap pumpkins were sourced locally at " Initially Yours." Love our local shops!
Dried limelights add softness and another shade of lighter green for contrast.
"Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under the harvest skies." Sharon Kay Penman

I loved using the vintage floral napkins with mini grapevine wreath napkin rings and vintage nubby striped placemats. Is this a blast from the past or what? Orange, green, and gold were very popular in the seventies!

I was so happy how well my vintage game set china with its dressy gold border and shiny gold chargers worked with this table as did the amber Fostoria swirl glasses and gold flatware. I like rustic and glam elements together! 
It is hard to believe I have been participating in Chloe's tablescape blog hops since 2016! It is even harder to believe this is my 10th year of blogging. 

You could add pilgrims and this table would also work for Thanksgiving.


🍁It has been a great week of inspiration for fall tables and there is more to come. Please enjoy viewing the tablescapes listed below. I am always impressed with the variety of styles and creativity.



22 comments:

  1. Bonnie, Your fall table is stunning! I love all your centerpiece elements from the velvet pumpkins, dried hydrangeas, leaves, bittersweet and pretty roses. Your vintage game china is gorgeous and so perfect for fall and you’re so right about it being ideal for Thanksgiving, with or without pilgrims. ;) It’s hard to believe we’ve both blogging for 10 years! As always it’s a treat to have a seat at your table and blog hop with you. Happy Fall. ♥

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  2. Your table is gorgeous, Bonnie! The centerpiece that you created with those velvet pumpkins and accents with hydrangea, roses, bittersweet, and leaves is perfect for fall. I love supporting local businesses and it's great that your velvet pumpkins weren't mass produced. Your table is fall perfection.

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  3. Bonnie, your table is beautiful. I love your pumpkins mixed with the dried hydrangeas. My limelight is now beginning to turn a soft blush pink and I enjoy drying them at that stage.
    What I love most about your table are your gorgeous vintage game plates, they are so pretty.
    Congratulations on your many years of blogging and happy fall days to you.

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  4. Bonnie, your table is gorgeous!! The centerpiece of velvet and burlap pumpkins, yellow roses, dried hydrangeas, and bittersweet is perfection atop the ruffled burlap runner. I love the vintage game china with the gold chargers and flatware. The addition of the floral napkins adds romance along with flickering candles. I didn’t realize you have been blogging for ten years, congratulations! I would love to have a seat at your table for great food and conversation!

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  5. Oh Bonnie, I love how you welcome Fall into your home. The velvet pumpkins are perfect for your elegant and rustic table mix. I love how all the elements come together for a stunning table. Congratulations on your ten year anniversary of blogging. Your table has inspired me to unpack the velvet pumpkins here. Happy Weekend dear friend..........

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  6. Bonnie, the combination in your centerpiece of velvet pumpkins, candles, fresh and faux florals is so warm and inviting. I especially like the pop of yellow from the roses. And, that vintage china is stunning!

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  7. What a classically beautiful table you've set, Bonnie! You're so right, those 70s colors are a blast from the past but look oh, so much better with age! Your plates are gorgeous - from your mother? And your pumpkins, bittersweet and limelights, together with the mercury votives and that little punch of romance in the roses, really makes an outstanding runner on the burlap. I really love this classic look, and yes, it most certainly can work for Thanksgiving. So, I think I've had the pleasure of getting to know you better since 2016, what a blessing!

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  8. Bonnie, your Fall table is absolutely beautiful! LOVE the velvet pumpkins! Those plates....such a treasure. Congratulations on 10 years blogging girl. I need to go back and look to see how long I have been blogging. I think I took about a year off though. Mercy! Time flies. Happy Day to you dear Bonnie. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  9. I think I need to get some gold chargers before the season lands full force. They really set off the china and your gorgeous table so well, as do the wonderful colors of your velvet pumpkins. Everything about it is beautiful.

    Ten years is a terrific achievement and I'm glad I've "known" you for many of those! Congratulations!

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  10. Bonnie, how soothing and relaxing and cozy! I love how you used a mixture of patterns and textures and subtle fall colors for this very serene tablescape that brings out the feeling of nesting and snuggling in me. A delicious meal and some tasty wine and a gorgeous setting such as this would all that is needed for a night of long conversations and laughter at your table. I love your use of velvet pumpkins and a ruffled runner for your centerpiece. So tranquil and lovely. So happy to be blog hopping with you.

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  11. Can you believe we have been doing these hops for this long? Do you know why I started it? I was feeling sorry for myself that no one ever invited me into any of their hops! So, I got my act together and decided to host myself! I have been happy to have you joining us from the beginning! Your tables, like this one are always so gorgeous (as are all of your photos and posts). This is such an elegant table, those velvet pumpkins set the entire mood for this delicious table, it is hard for me to concentrate on anything other than those beautiful jewel toned stunners! Hugs to you my dear blogging friend!

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  12. Your velvet pumpkin centerpiece is so lovely! Your table is simply gorgeous! It is a pleasure to be joining you this week. Happy Fall! Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  13. Bonnie, your table is so very elegant. The vintage game china are a true classic and beautiful, especially with the gold chargers. Love the centerpiece with your hydrangeas and those lovely velvet pumpkins. Blast from the past is very welcoming. I have enjoyed seeing your elegant table. The candlelight is perfect. Congrats Bonnie on 10 years of blogging.

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  14. This is gorgeous Bonnie, I love the bountiful runner of velvet pumpkins, hydrangeas, candles and leaves...the rich fall colors and textures are beautiful! Your china is elegant and classic...it's all fall fabulous and you are ready for any fall occasion as well as Thanksgiving!
    Jenna

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  15. Bonnie, we are veteran bloggers together. I've certainlynenjoyed folling your blog all these years. I'm not as profolic witb posts asin the early years,but I don/t want togive it up. Icherish my friendships with my blogging friends like you!
    Your table is gorgeous. I love the idea of the ruffled linen runner used as a base for the velvets and other details. The colors are gorgeous! Your vintage plates were a great find and perfect for the theme of this table. Well done!

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  16. Bonnie this tablescape is stunning! I am swooning over that pile of velvet pumpkins and your game plates. Simply gorgeous dining room dressed for fall.

    So happy to join you on this tablescape hop. Happy fall!

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  17. Oh how I do remember the orange, green and gold of the 70's! It is much more beautiful on your Fall table and I love your centerpiece the most. I love all the vintage everything especially the napkins! Yes you could just add Pilgrims and enjoy Thanksgiving too!

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  18. Oh Bonnie, I love your ruffled burlap runner that’s filled with your velvet pumpkins, candles , and flowers. Everything is set to perfection, and yes, adding pilgrims would carry this setting on to Thanksgiving. Great job!

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  19. Bonnie, your table looks beautiful with all of those gorgeous saturated fall colors. All of the wonderful textures of the burlap, velvet, the antlers and the berries give your table such a fabulous rustic elegance. I think I have enjoyed all 10 years of your blogging and have certainly enjoyed hopping with you over the years!!! Always an inspiration!! Have a wonderul fall!

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  20. Bonnie, I love the rich colors of your tablescape. The velvet pumpkins have such wonderful texture as does the burlap and the florals. Love the warmth of the candles too.

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  21. I love the velvet pumpkins! They're so pretty! I love green, so it's nice to see some in fall décor instead of just orange, brown, and yellow. It's still too hot here for pumpkins too.

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