Sep 18, 2012

fall table decorating

This year for my dining room, I stayed with the rustic look I've had in the past, but added in (as always) a few new elements.

Michael's had some great Pottery Barn looking faux pumpkins.  I picked up a few this year while they had a great sale going.  I always like to have real white pumpkins, but the last couple years I've had trouble finding them, and when I do, they are crazy expensive.


I even tried harvesting the seeds one year and planted them in our garden the following summer.
No luck.
Faux, but great looking ones work for me!


The wooden candle pillars are from TJ Maxx.  I got them this summer for our mantel, but switched it up for fall.


Our hydrangeas are turning gorgeous shades of various colors right now.  Most of these are leftover from our Frogmore stew night- they dried beautifully.

  
I put a bunch of them in my large, wooden, hand carved trough.
It's something I found last summer at an estate sale.  It looks very much like a pricey European dough bowl, but is stamped "made in Mexico" on the bottom.  
I think it cost me around $10!

Three mercury glass votives are woven through for a bit of sparkle to all the rustic.
The chandelier crystals also add a touch above the table.

I almost forgot!
The table runner is one of the ones for sale in my Etsy shop!  Farmhouse stripe table runner, this one is the khaki and white stripe.  I have lots of colors and styles, and there are more being added later this week.


I really love this year's fall setting!
Elegant and rustic.
It works with all the white in our dining room.

If you'd like to see what I've done the past couple years, you can see them here, and here.
Kind of a shock to see the difference!
I promise- yours truly did all three! ha ha!
;)


Is your house ready for fall?  Mine is slowly but surely being transformed.
I just hope this gorgeous sunny weather holds on for a while longer!

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21 comments:

  1. Your table is stunning. I love your hydrangeas and sure wish I could grow them here. Beautiful!

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  2. So pretty. Love the whole vibe and feel. :sigh:

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  3. Beautiful! I love everything about it!

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  4. I don't usually care for fall decorating..but I LOVE the colors you have chosen and I think this looks fantastic. Great job!

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  5. :) All three tablescapes are lovely - is't so fun to have pics to look back and see how different my ideas are from year to year. You should see some of mine from FIFTEEN years ago!! LOL!

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  6. Gorgeous - and I love the white hutch in the background too!!!

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  7. Hi Denise, thanks so much for following our lowly little blog, my mom was a the Deep Woods sale and said it was so fun. I love your blog, I think I could spend an hour or two, but we gotta sleep sometime right, I'll be back though.

    Katie @ The Shabby Cottage

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  8. Beautiful vignette. Love the soft colors of the hydrangeas and dough bowl and candlesticks. Happy Fall!
    Babs

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  9. Very pretty! Love how this is styled.
    sherry

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  10. It's gorgeous!! Found you on coastal charm link party! I'm now following you! I would love for you to stop by and follow back!

    -Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

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  11. Just gorgous! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  12. This is so beautiful! I saw your feature and had to come say hello and tell you how lovely it is! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  13. Just beautiful! I am working on my dining table display. Hope to be done with it today. Thanx for sharing at THT!

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  14. It looks so beautiful! Your hydrangeas are amazing! Love that runner too! Congrats on your feature at French Country Cottage! Wooohooo!
    Hugs!
    Amanda

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  15. Found you through French Country Cottage and I love your Tablescape....and your booth at Deepwoods is amazing! I am now following! have a great weekend.
    patty@creativeideasandtips.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful! I love hydrangeas. Your Fall setting is gorgeous! Newest follower.~ Margaret

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