I'm getting so excited about the coming weeks on Tablescape Thursday and all the holiday tables that will be giving us all inspiration soon. There are some amazingly talented tablescapers who show us their masterpieces week after week.
Last weekend we had so much rain that it washed the leaves right off the trees. That always makes me sad, because I love the fall color and want it to last as long as possible. So, I decided to re-create the fall leaves on my table today....using the real leaves I found walking my dogs through the neighborhood. Here we are approaching our tablescape of leaves.
The centerpiece is a candle I got several years ago from Target sitting on a cake stand covered with leaves.
An overview of my table. Does this make you want to break out your rakes?
Tree top view of our centerpiece.
This cute little squirrel salt and pepper shaker came from Cracker Barrel this year.
Another look at him happily gathering acorns.
Bet he wishes he could find some this size! These acorns came in a bag of acorns and pinecones - also from Cracker Barrel -- the acorns were bigger than the little pinecones!
Some gourds and mini pumpkin add some color to the table.(as if it needed more!)
I found these fall leaf napkins and napkin rings at Walmart - 2 in a package for $3. The napkins came in three colors....gold with a bronze leaf...
....red with a golden leaf....
...and a rust/bronze with a brown leaf.
Pewter goblets seemed to blend well.
A close look at one of the leaves in the candle.
At first I was going to use pretty fall paper plates under the glass plates....but then I decided to gather and use real leaves instead.
Each plate looks different.
I've always wanted "custom" china!
Woulden't this be fun for kids to design their own plate? Even if you don't have color where you live there are lots of silk fall leaves in the craft stores.
These white dishes were the base. Just place the leaves on top and cover with clear glass plates.
I found these felt placemats at the drug store. They came in a set of four...red, green, bronze and gold.
My square fall leaf tablecloth came from Garden Ridge years ago. I angled it on my antique oak table to show a little wood -- I like it better that way rather than set straight.
A final look at our tablescape by candleglow.
Be sure to check out all the other tables set over at Susan's "Between Naps On The Porch" You'll find a place set just for you! In the meantime, I've got to go find the leaf blower.
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