Friday, November 8, 2019

Random Fall Vignettes

The Christmas bins and totes have been hauled up from the basement and the whirlwind of decorating is about to begin.  In the meantime, I thought I'd do a post of some random fall vignettes I've shared earlier this season on Instagram but not here on the blog.

Here is one where I created a "gathering" place on our kitchen sideboard with a cake and coffee fall vignette.

Pumpkins, fall florals and buffalo check mugs were arranged to provide a warm welcome.

Some pumpkin spice loaf is ready to be served on the "Yum" plates.

Coffee and baking played an important role in this other fall vignette I arranged on the sideboard in our dining room.

This one started with these terrific moose mugs I found at a local gift shop.

My mom's butter tarts and pumpkin muffins are so delicious!

My sister-in-law gave me this sign for my retirement.  I thought it fit perfectly with this woodsy-looking vignette.

Can you spot the bear who's on his way to join the picnic?!!

This next vignette was part of a Halloween display in our kitchen.

Jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and pumpkins were arranged on the counter.

I made some Coconut Curry Yam soup that coordinated well with the pumpkin soup tureens.

Halloween also saw this little vignette make an appearance on the kitchen sideboard.

I had lots of fun creating these fall vignettes but now I'm off to come up with...

...all things Christmas!

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Cobalt Blue & Gold Fall Tablescape

Once again, a recent Pier 1 ad has inspired me to create a bit of a different colour scheme for a fall tablescape.  Their version used indigo and gold which I thought had such a "lux" vibe to it and felt is was perfect for this type of year.   

Here's the Pier 1 ad where indeed, they are calling it 
"The Luxe Life".

For my version, I went with more of a cobalt blue and gold colour palette.

I included these faux grapes to represent the fall grape harvest.

The place settings began with a gold placemat, gold charger, a gold rimmed white plate, a gold salad plate topped by a blue bowl.

The salad plates were leaf-shaped, perfect for fall.

I was happy to use the amber and blue stemware I've had for ages as it coordinated wonderfully... did the gold flatware I had.

I used some blue-toned faux fern fronds for an extra embellishment under the flatware.

My individual salt & pepper shakers made an appearance as well.

I enjoy using these acrylic knife rests when I'm designing a "fancier" tablescape.

The centerpiece started with this gold pumpkin which I placed on a riser and surrounded with more faux grapes and various types of faux foliage.

This wooden riser is a recent purchase from Pier 1 and it has come in very handy for times when I want to give my centerpieces an added boost! 

It was placed on a gold table runner.

A grapevine ball with mini-lights and a sparkly gold pumpkin flank each side of the centerpiece.

An acorn-shaped dish was placed on each end of the table.

Two antique-gold lanterns were added to the centerpiece line-up.

The full view

I really enjoyed putting these colours together, using items I had on hand, for a tablescape... 

...which could work well for a fall dinner party or even Thanksgiving.

If you'd like to see 2 other Pier 1 inspired fall tablescapes, you can click on links under each of the pics below.
Yellow & Gray Tablescape

Eucalyptus & Copper Tablescape

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