As my friend Shelia at Note Songs likes to say, we are fallen women! In other words, fall has arrived in my home and at many other bloggers' homes. In celebration of this season, I have created a fall tablescape, and also set up my outside decorations.
I used my brown tablecloth which was a perfect backdrop for all the warm fall colors.
I used my white Gibson dishes which were a deal this summer at Big Lots. I topped the plates with pumpkin plates I found at Dollar General for $1.50 each and they sit on autumn leaf placemats also a buck and a half at DG.
I found this gorgeous leaf napkin at Walmart, $3 for a set of two. My everyday flatware is being used. This is the only flatware I own and I don't know the pattern, but I have had these forever. My parents had the same pattern.
To add a little contrasting green to the table, I used my depression glass goblets.
I filled my fifty cent garage sale wine goblets with a golden colored white wine. Or is it actually peach-papaya flavored Lipton White Tea?
I just found these salt and pepper shakers in Kayson's Golden Rhapsody pattern at Goodwill for thirty-five cents each! They match dishes that I have in the same pattern.
I wanted the center of the table to also be warm and autumn-y. The candles are pumpkin scented with little gingham bows in orange and were just a dollar a piece at Dollar General. I get them every year.
The centerpiece is created from a white Gibson planter, a pumpkin that I also purchased at Dollar General for two dollars, and some garland, also from DG.
At the back of the table, I added a pumpkin with a fall garland I had purchased years ago but had disappeared into storage for a few years. I finally got to use it!
Since the pumpkin went back outside into my outside decorations, I decided to create an alternative arrangement with this lovely white tureen that I found at Goodwill a few weeks ago for only $5! I had been wanting a tureen for a long time and finally found it, but it's missing a ladle.
I had so much fun creating this tablescape and when my sons came home they told me they really liked it because it was so warm and got them in the fall mood. Hard to believe that boys would give me compliments on my tablescapes, but they actually told their friends they were proud of me!
The same day, I decided to create a really special outside arrangement. This is the biggest decorating effort I have ever given to outside decoration and I loved how it turned out. It was just my luck that a local grocery store was having a fall festival where I could get pumpkins, mums, and a bale of hay at great prices.
I've had the little scarecrow, the chair, and the red tin star for a couple years now. The metal pumpkin sign is new and was free with the purchase of the arrangement I have sitting on the red bench.
This was so much fun, and I love the result! Myt neighbor who lives across the yard said she was going to enjoy looking at this when she was at the sink washing dishes.
Happy fall! And do be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see a list of other Tablescape Thursday participants.