Today I wanted to share with you the neutral fall tablescape I did as my guest post last week. Tablescaping is one of my favorite things to do. I guess because I love having dinner parties and hosting friends, decorating the table has been something that has come about naturally as a part of that.
This fall tablescape started in my head the day I found these pheasant plates at Home Goods and fell in love. Though I try not to buy too many seasonal dishes, I loved these too much to resist them! One trick that I like to do is to buy one or two new styles of plate each year, but instead of buying a whole set, I buy only the dessert/salad plate.
It works really well for me as all of my other dishes are white or cream. This way I can layer whatever seasonal plate I've chosen and mix it in with all of my white dishes and vintage ironstone. And another plus (at least for me) is that then there are not large sets of dishes to store! It's pretty easy to store just 8 little salad plates and I love the way they completely change the table.
The plates are primarily brown and green, so I chose to emphasize the green and kept the table fairly neutral. I used white and pale green pumpkins, along with seeded eucalyptus and some dried hydrangeas from my garden.
This table would be great for an early fall dinner party or event, but it works equally well for Thanksgiving. And if you wanted to add some more traditional fall colors, you could switch out the napkins for brown or rust, and change some of the green pumpkins to orange.
Neutral Tablescape Sources
Pheasant Plates: Victorian English Pottery from Home Goods
White dinner plate: Le Grand Buffet by Sabatier (old)
White charger: Athena by American Atelier (old)
Silverware: Villeroy & Boch
Linen runner and napkins: Williams Sonoma
White tablecloth: World Market
Live pumpkins and eucalyptus: super market/pumpkin patch
Dried hydrangeas from my garden
Get the look:
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I will be doing two more guest posts over at A Blissful Nest over the holiday season. Hope to see you over there next month!
Sharing this week at Between Naps on the Porch, Savvy Southern Style, Peeking Thru the Sunflowers, Cedarhill Farmhouse, French Country Cottage, and Craftberry Bush.