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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
Emily Burmeister of Our House Now a Home
Cindy Blackenburg of Edith and Evelyn
Lory Bernstein of Designthusiasm
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!