A Toast to Autumn: The Tree Classics Fall Blog Hop Wrap-Up

Tree Classics celebrates the coming of fall with A Toast to Autumn, featuring charming and elegant tablescapes created by our talented blogger partners. We bring this week’s fall blog hop to a close with our very own Jennifer Lutz and her rustic, mix-and-match fall tablescape. Read on and stay tuned ’til the end of this post for a special surprise you wouldn’t want to miss!

Rustic Fall Tablescape banner

Fall, in all its bounty and beauty – not to mention delicious menu options – is one of my favorite times to entertain. Each season, I love pulling out favorite fall pieces that I’ve collected over the years, and shopping to add some new pieces. It’s a fun challenge for me – starting with my own house, mixing high and low style, some vintage, and a few new treasures.

Layer, layer, and layer some more

I love my vintage family heirloom wood table. It has served as the centerpiece of countless meals, parties, and lively conversations. The stained wood is a perfect backdrop to many tablescapes, and can easily seat 10 people, a perfect combination of classic beauty and functionality. If you’re a regular on this blog, you know that I love to put layers and layers on this table.

First, I started with my Classic Fraser Fir garland, which I used last year to decorate my side door entrance. I knew it could easily translate into a beautiful fall tablescape with its pinecones and gold berries. To add a more distinct fall feel, I shopped Hobby Lobby where I found realistic faux fall foliage that I easily added to the greenery.

Classic fraser fir garland

Normally, when I hang our fall garland, I take time to really pull apart and fluff the greenery. In this case, after I placed the garland down the center of the table, I tucked some of the foliage under to keep it a bit more compact, and because I wanted to leave enough space for dinnerware and wine and water glasses. Because the garland is so lush, it still looks very full and rich even after a bit of tucking.

A vintage touch

This season, I looked up my local non-profit and resale shop Key Opportunities and happened upon a tablescape bonanza of beautiful gold candlestick holders and fun wooden antler candlestick holders. I matched them with cream and white candles and interspersed them among the garland.

Jen Lutz's rustic fall tablescape

I added cream wooden placemats and wood chargers that I purchased last year at a Pottery Barn outlet and topped those with mix and match cream and gold scalloped plates that I bought a few seasons ago from the Pioneer Woman collection in Walmart. They are versatile and very interchangeable. I love the colors and the mix and match options. It feels like a puzzle – fitting together beautiful pieces while mixing from a variety of price points!

Something new

I’ve been searching for bronze gold tableware and found a beautiful set at World Market. The only downside is that they are handwash only, but I love the size and heavy feel of the tableware. They also add to the rustic feel. I topped this particular place setting with footed bowls that I also got from World Market.

Jen Lutz's rustic fall tablescape

When I decorate like this I use another table for a buffet and let the guests plate their food and bring it to the dining table. We host enough guests at our house that I plan to leave this tablescape up on my table through the fall season. It’s lovely for a buffet, dinner party, or even a Sunday morning brunch. In fact, I just hosted brunch this past Sunday.

Jen Lutz's rustic fall tablscape

Having a stunning table for your fall celebrations should not cost you an arm and a leg. The trick is to find something old and something new and let your creativity take control!

Our warmest thanks

Thank you to our talented blogger partners!

We would like to say a huge thank you to our amazing blogger partners for sharing their time and creative talents this week to make this blog hop a success. Visit their blogs for more tips and tricks in creating memorable fall tablescapes this season:

Allison of Loving Living Lancaster

Allison of Loving Living Lancaster
Allison transformed our Venetian Garland into a whimsical tablescape centerpiece

Emily Burmeister of Our House Now a Home

Emily of Our House Now a Home
Emily chose our Kennedy Fir Harvest foliage to get her dining space ready for Autumn

Cindy Blackenburg of Edith and Evelyn

Cindy of Edith and Evelyn
Cindy embraced the challenge and transformed her gorgeous dining room using our Countryside Christmas Foliage

Lory Bernstein of Designthusiasm

Lory of Designthusiasm
Lory says her favorite part of this Autumn challenge was decorating our beautiful Classic Fraser Fir wreath

A Special Surprise

As our way of saying thanks to our loyal readers and followers, we’re giving you a special treat! If you wish to recreate the featured tablescapes on this week’s blog hop or get a head start on your holiday shopping, you can enter this special code upon checkout on the Tree Classics’ website to get 10% off on your purchase: ATTA2017

This coupon code is valid until October 13, 2017.

Let’s all raise our glasses and toast to a wonderful fall season!

  • Cindy @ Edith Evelyn Vintage

    I really enjoyed this challenge and loved what you did with the garland. Your tablescape is stunning!

  • What a delight it was to be part of this blog hop! I so enjoyed working with the beautiful products and also loved being inspired by the other bloggers!!