I don’t believe it would be right to have a week-long series on all things Fall without a post including a Fall tablescape. I mean, you need to have your friends and family over so they can see all of your fabulous Fall decorations and eat all of your yummy Fall treats, right? Of course you do!
I realize this may be a “special occasion” tablescape for some of you, but in my family growing up, this was a regular dinner table for us, whether it was a holiday or just a Sunday family dinner. I think I can count with my two hands the number of times we ever ate on paper plates (excluding picnics or outdoor family events). I come from a family of Sicilians, so meal time was extremely important and revered as family time. It also meant we had a beautiful table setting and lots and lots of food. We just had to be careful not to knock over our neighbor’s water goblet while talking with our hands (*smile*).
I began with a basic tablescape: a white linen tablecloth, a burlap runner, white restaurant-style dinner plates, informal place settings and a centerpiece. I left those elements the same, but altered a few items to give you some inspiration and to get your creative juices flowing.
**Disclaimer: Some of the pictures are not that great and, for that, I apologize. I put this all together after the kids were asleep and the natural light was gone. I do what I can do when I can do it.
Here’s Tablescape No. 1:
followed by a pine cone (found outside) used as a place card holder.
I’ll share the rest of my purchases with you on Monday.
So who wants to come over for dinner? You’re all invited!