Thursday, October 9, 2014

Warm Autumn Tablescape

As much as I ADORE white baby boo pumpkins
 and neutrals for autumn..... 
my favorite fall tablescapes are always
 rich and warm and luscious.

Gold, rust, orange, cranberry, brown, ivory and green
all come together in a wonderful mesh of warmth.

It just says "get cosy, and please stay awhile" to me!

Wood, twigs, ceramic, glass, metal, raffia, cotton
all intermingle to add interest and texture.

Thanksgiving and Christmas
 are two of the best holiday times
to set out our shiny gold flatware.

No meal is complete around here
without a teapot set close by.

The saucers are under the teapot
 and the matching creamer and sugar
 is waiting for teatime on the table.


Over to the left is the paper machet pumpkin my youngest made
And inside it is the paper flowers and below it is the doily
my eldest made. All three are treasured past birthday gifts.

(BTW the tea sisters slumber party weekend was GREAT!)
More on that soon, I promise.

The doily underneath the teaset was a recent gift
from my Karen, a tea society sister.

Karen also gave me this awesome metal birdie box.
I was given the best gifts, and will eventually work
them all in posts, just not all this time.

Little hints of harvest are a subtle nod
to this wonderful season!

This metal Saint Emilion metal canister
 means a lot to me because my father and I
toured that historic French winery in the mid 90s.

My cousin gave my father this silver overlay decanter
and my father gave it to me at the end of his days;
he knew how much I adored it.

It always comes out for Autumn - the colours are perfect.

Oh my goodness, Karen also gave me that Ruby Pear.

I guess this post needs to be dedicated to her!

To know why she gave me/us a ruby pear
check out this post. 

As always, thank you for your visit!




  1. You are absolutely right. Autumn is a time to get cozy and get comfortable. Your tablescape colors and textures speak cozy and comfortable and are inspiring. Thanks for the inspiration. I need to bet busy.

  2. Michele,I had to add another comment. I love your St Emilion canister. I have just visited that area. Glad you shared your special canister in your post.

  3. Such a beautiful table! The warm colors of Fall are always so pretty. You have so many lovely treasures throughout your dining room. Great mementos of those you love.

  4. Yes, nothing more beautiful than Autumn colors, such as the ones you mentioned. The earth tones are the most lovely to me. Your table is absolutely gorgeous...from the runner, dishes, glasses; to the great gold flatware!

  5. I love the table and so many pretty things with such wonderful memories. That is what really makes a home.

  6. Michel, Your table is all that autumn should be. The place setting is gorgeous. The chargers are perfect for the season. Your canister adds a special touch. I love traditional fall colors and I go back and forth using color and neutrals. Gorgeous tablescape and sideboard.

  7. A stunning setting, from the table runner to the beautiful mixture of medium used to create such a delightful setting. Full of memories of gifts been given and received, that's what a beautiful home is all about. Have a great weekend.

  8. It's all perfect in my eyes....these are autumn colors celebrated wonderfully :)

  9. Your table looks beautiful, Michele, with all the warm hues of Fall. I enjoyed seeing all your special treasures from friends and family.

  10. So beautiful! The sixth photo is my favorite. You should enter that in Donna's Photo Challenge! Gorgeous.

  11. You have set a beautiful table Michele. I love the warm fall colours too. Our Thanksgiving is this weekend!! We'll be having our dinner on Monday. Blessings, Pam

  12. Michele, wow, your whole room is gorgeous! You've got the gift, girl! Love all the touches, including that pitcher with the wooden spoon and fork and dried pod thingy's, the woven chargers, all the beautiful fall colors . . . I love the color on the walls in your DR, too. I read the story of the pear; that Victorian lady looks like a treasure!
    I will not be going down to NC this month, just found out, but it would still be fun to meet up sometime. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

  13. Love all of your Autumn decor Michele! Happy Fall…
    XOXO Mary

  14. I love your tablescape and it is lovely that you have been able to use your childrens art amongst it.


  15. Michele, you always do such an amazing job with your tablescapes -- I just love looking at them! I love the paint color in your dining area too. Thanks for sharing your artistry at Snickerdoodle! :)

  16. Oh I adore your table setting...what fun to sit at a meal with this table decorated so beautifully!!

  17. I hate to show my ignorance - but what are those orange dishes in the center of the dishes called and where did you get them - they are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Thank you for linking up to my monthly photo challenge! You create beautiful tablescapes, so your photo compositions are rich, layered, and a feast for the eyes. These are all lovely examples of still life photography!

  19. It does look very warm and inviting....I am sure everyone enjoys lingering around the table too.


  20. Hi Michele! Oh, this is one of the prettiest tables I have ever seen. So lovely and you've thought of everything to make it beautiful. I love the colors of autumn and you table looks so rich. All the treasured memories are so special and I love how you've set up your tea! What sweet gifts too! Thank you always for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  21. Your tablescape is beautiful, and what a gorgeous dining room you have. I love everything about it, Michele. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate it. xxx ~ Nancy P.S. The bird box is charming.

  22. Lovely fall tablescapes...warm and inviting to be sure!

  23. Beautiful Michele! I love the teapot being included on the side table!

  24. Michele- I came and looked at this before and I could have sworn I commented. Anyway- your table is GORGEOUS! You have used all the luscious rich colors of Fall. It is all so pretty and your dining room is the perfect backdrop.

    What a wonderful piece that is from your father, too, that he gave it to you because you so loved it. I have a picture from my Dad that he insisted I have someday and it is one of the treasures of my heart. xo Diana

  25. Your tablescape photos are lovely.

  26. Michele, what a super gorgeous tablescape. love everything about it. The color scheme is just beautiful! Great inspiration!

  27. Michele,
    I agree whole heartily, dear one, with your vibrant Autumnal hued color palette!!!
    Sage greens, reds, golds, are the basis of my upper level living and dining room and kitchen.
    Your tablescape is stunning!!!
    I adore the details of the tea set and your individual vignettes throughout the room.
    Child made art and gifts from friends and family are the "comforts" of our homes!!!

  28. Beautiful colours and settings. And I love your orange leafy bowl and plate that you shared on Mandarin Orange Monday. Thank you:)

  29. Oh Michelle, your tablescape is gorgeous! I love the dishes, they're perfectly pretty here. The leaf bowl and plate is lovely too.
    Have a great week,

  30. Beautiful combinations of fall colors. I always love when fall arrives and shows it gorgeous colors. You have captured it perfectly.


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