Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Autumn in the Mountains Tablescape

I'm thrilled to be joining a talented group of ladies this week in an Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe at Celebrate and DecorateBe sure to check out all the other participating blogs with the links I'll have at the end of this post.

Autumn...this wonderful season conjures up images of gorgeous colourful landscapes...
(nearby pathway I like to walk on) 

 ...and cozy family times often gathered around the table.

Using fall colours, I set out to create an autumnal tablescape that felt warm and inviting.

The kind of table you would like to sit at when coming in from an afternoon spent out here enjoying the mountain scenery.
(minutes from our door)

I began with these global fusion votive holders by Partylite which I've had for many years. 

I set them on brass pedestals and centered them in wire baskets with faux berries tucked inside.

Faux pumpkins and pine cones were added to the wire baskets.

I put together three of these and lined them up as a centerpiece for the table. Two additional candleholders were placed in between the end baskets.

An orange tablecloth and a beige table runner complemented the dark brown placemats.

The place setting

A small beaded faux pumpkin and a piece of berry garland added a decorative touch to the salad plate.

These gold leaf-shaped plates were from HomeSense last year.

They were placed on a dark brown dinner plate and copper coloured charger.

I chose to use my gold-en flatware and plaid napkins.

I love to create placecard holders that add interest to the table.

Here, I took a clear glass and filled it with orange acrylic pieces and mini pine cones. I tied a leaf-shaped placecard I made on to a larger pine cone and added a faux leaf.

I also tied a piece of raffia to the bottom of the glass and used twine to tie on a pine cone.

Additional embellishment was added in the form of faux leaf decor attached to the backs of the chairs.

I simply cut apart a long garland and tied the stem on to the chair with twine.  Then, I covered the tie-up with a piece of burlap ribbon ensuring that there was nothing lumpy for when my guests sit back.

You can see below that my fall tablescape coordinates with the decor on my sideboard in the background. (see more here).

It was a lot of fun designing this autumn themed tablescape and I hope you enjoyed seeing it.

We definitely appreciated its cozy vibe after spending an autumn day outside enjoying the beauty of our nearby mountains and the lovely fall foliage.

Do you need some inspiration for a fall get-together or your upcoming Thanksgiving table?

It never hurts to plan ahead so I suggest you check out all the wonderful ideas brought to you in...

...this Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop I am participating in. 
Thanks for visiting! 
Be sure to pop by and see all the other terrific fall tablescapes linked below.





I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Art & Sand
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Thoughts of Home Thursday at Décor to Adore
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


  1. Your Fall tablescape is just as beautiful as the area you live in. I could just imagine taking a long walk on a nice Fall day through the majestic mountains and then end the day at such a warm and inviting Autumn table. I fell in love with your lovely candleholders. They are so perfect for that warm glow and brings out the warmth of the colors in your tablescape from the orange tablecloth and leaf dish and the array of colorful leaves for your chair decor. I truly felt I was outside among the foliage when being inside at your table. Home sweet home on an Autumn evening.

  2. Beautiful! Just Beautiful! You always do such wonderful and creative decor!

  3. Oh the beauty...the mountains and fall foliage AND your autumn table! I love your centerpiece baskets with your harvest of berries, pumpkins and pine cones and mosaic glass votive holders! All your wonderful table details are so inviting from your glass filled place card holders to your chair embellishments!

  4. Lori, the ribbon-tied leaves on the chairs were the first thing I noticed! I love that simple ribbon appearance when viewing the table - like ribbon on a package. The package is beautiful. Your plate stack is striking, and I especially liked the raffia & pine cone tied to the stemware. Your landscape is gorgeous, and how fortunate you are to live so close to being able to get out there and enjoy nature! Happy Fall.
    Rita C at Panoply

  5. Lori, your tablescape is absolutely breathtaking! I love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Lori, your Fall Tablescape is absolutely gorgeous! I always look forward to your beautiful tablescapes! This Fall table is so warm and inviting and really evokes the feeling of Fall. I love how you did your plate stack, and the leaf plates with pumpkins placed on top is such a pretty touch. I also love how you did your place cards and the way you tied burlap ribbon and Fall leaves to the back of each chair. You have wonderfully thought of every little detail! I hope that you have a wonderful day, and Happy Fall!!!

  7. Well first of all, those mountains! Breathtaking! It's hard to get in the fall mood in Alabama where it was in the 100s last weekend, but your table has certainly put me in the mood! I always love your tables Lori, you pay so much attention to every detail, and on this table the stand out for me is the place cards in the fall filled glasses! Such a brilliant touch! I also love the fall filled wire baskets down the center, another creative idea. And of course the chair backs, that really makes an occasion special, when you can sit in a decorated chair! So much inspiration here, thank you!

  8. I don't even know where to begin to tell you how beautiful your tablescape! is! You have incorporated so many wonderful elements, I don't know where to begin! The pine cones with the little maple leaf place cards tucked in them are so precious! The pretty pumpkins on the leaf plates with the bittersweet branches are a perfect accent along with the clusters of leaves on the back of the chairs, are all just stunning. I am so glad you joined us for our Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop!

  9. Lori, girlfriend! You nailed it. Love your centerpiece and how you handled your stemware. So please be complimented if I copy that! The gold and amber hues you used, are just Autumn perfect!

  10. Lori, what a gorgeous table you created. My favorite part are the beautiful pedestal set inside the wire baskets. Awesome focal point. And those place cards are really cute. I wish I could take a walk with you on that beautiful path.

  11. Beautiful setting Lori. Your attention to detail is wonderful and so inspiring. The chairs are dressed so pretty with the leaves. Love the plate stack and your place cards are a delight. Beautifully displayed centerpiece
    that showcases those candle holders.

  12. Wow! Now that is a fall table and it is simply amazing. The colors are gorgeous and the accents are so sweet. The mountains are just beautiful. How lucky you are to live so close to such a view.

  13. You definitely met your goal, this table exudes warmth and it is very inviting. The leaf garlands on the back of the chairs will make each guest feel very special.

  14. This post is SWOON-worthy! Thank you for sharing your home and autumn tablescape, you are a great inspiration.

  15. Lori, what a gorgeous fall Tablescape. I love all your creativity in designing the place cards, the lovely chair back clusters of leaves and so many details! It is so warm and inviting and anyone would love to sit and enjoy a meal in your beautiful dining room!! Almost forgot, the mountain views are breathtaking! Pam @ Everyday Living

  16. Absolutely beautiful table. I especially love the name tags, that was a great idea! Your dining chandelier is gorgeous. Dianne

  17. You captured my attention using traditional fall colors...I would love to linger around your gorgeous table after a walk in your beautiful outdoor area. Sheila

  18. Oh my goodness, the mountain views are stunning! No wonder you felt so inspired. What a lovely tablescape you put together in rich fall colors imparting such warmth... :-) I particularly love the leaf dishes in the bronze-y color. So very pretty!

  19. What awesome photos you got of this beautiful table!! I will feature it on Home Sweet Home! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  20. It's hard to say which is more beautiful, those gorgeous mountains or your pretty, festive tablescape! Wow! Your tablescape is so lovely and perfect for fall dining! The little pine cone "place cards" are so cute... what a wonderful idea! :) ~Rhonda

  21. This is a beautiful Autumn Tablescape. Love all the colors. The name tags are adorable and love the back of chair decor.

  22. So pretty and festive! Love all the warm colors, those leaf plates with pumpkins, and the back of the chair decor!

  23. I adore every inch of this! I love what you did with the wired baskets- what a fantastic look! The faux leaf chair tie-ons are cute- great compliment to the table! The scenery around you is stunning! What a gorgeous area to live!

  24. Your beautiful partylite globes add such glamour and warmth to your Fall table scape. It is pretty all around!
    I love beautiful BC. You're fortunate to live there!

  25. OMGoodness, if I had that VIEW I would need NO motivation to get out there and walk! Spectacular for sure!!! Your table is pretty spectacular too. Love the baskets and the candle holders too. I have a leaf table set right now too:)

  26. Oh, my! It is gorgeous, Lori! You are the queen of tablescaping! Every table that you create is more beautiful than the one before. Gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend! Maria

  27. Lori, your tablescape not only inspired me because of your obvious talents, but because I'm also from and grew up in BC. I'd know that mountain anywhere! And now, I'm a little bit homesick! :)

  28. Very elegant! It certainly screams Autumn. Love the plaid napkins! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  29. I love the tone-on-tone look you achieved! Your table is gorgeous. I particularly like the decorations on the backs of the chairs. What a beautiful detail.

  30. Lots of color and glamour here, certainly can be fun to play with these elements for the season. Thanks for the tour, Sandi

  31. This is such a gorgeous tablescape! So warm and inviting! Any guest would be honored to sit at this table. I love the rich colors and the accents on the chairs. This is beautiful!

  32. You have a beautiful fall tablescape set in beautiful natural fall surroundings. I enjoyed seeing everything inside and out. The little beaded pumpkin in the glass leaf salad plate is gorgeous.


  33. This is so gorgeous and the view of the mountain is amazing. I love it and so happy you shared at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It's great having you.

  34. It's the perfect table setting for that view! So many creative touches. I especially love the rustic "cocktails" and beautiful swags on the chairs.

  35. Absolutely stunning, Lori! Your mountain views and the table! Wow!
    Kendra @

  36. I love it. When is dinner?


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