Thursday, October 8, 2020

Autumn in the Mountains Fall Tablescape

 Are you enjoying the beauty of the autumn season in your neck of the woods?  Here in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, our fall landscape includes a lot of coniferous trees (evergreen) mixed in with the deciduous (leaf) ones. With that in mind, I created this fall tablescape which focuses on some of the natural items found in our local area at this time of year. 

I began by creating a garland type centerpiece down the center of the table using faux evergreen boughs and leaves along with real pine cones and birch log candleholders.

I used a faux cedar garland and a faux leaf garland and intertwined them, placing them in the center of the table. Next, I tucked in separate pieces of the same types of garland that I had cut and this created a fuller look. (Hint: Don't be afraid to cut garlands as you'll be able to maneuver them better and get more bang for your buck).

Mr. Delight made these birch candleholders for me a few years back and I still love bringing them out every fall. They were placed at various intervals throughout the garland. Then I added the pine cones, berries and a few pumpkins for good measure.

The tealights in the birch candleholders and the battery-operated string lights I tucked into the garland add the perfect ambiance to the table.

 Although I didn't use a tablecloth, there are still multiple layers for each place setting which include a burlap placemat, a green table runner (laid across the table) and a faux cedar placemat.

 A wood-look charger, an orange dinner plate and a brown salad plate complete the dish stack.

 Green and brown plaid napkins were set underneath a round wood slice which held a pine cone and a leaf.

 I made placecards with my guests' names and taped them to the wood slice at each place setting.

A brown mug and a glass goblet were chosen as the drinkware for the table.

 My copper flatware coordinated well with the other elements.

 For some extra embellishment, I made these swags for the chair backs using more of the cut up cedar and leaf garlands.

This type of centerpiece with the repetitive garland is my favourite...

... because everyone at the table gets a similar view and no sight lines are blocked.

 It might take a bit longer to create but the ambiance it provides is well worth it.

 This nature inspired fall tablescape would also work well for the winter season if you changed out the leaves and pumpkins for red berries and/or snowflakes...

...and the way time is flying by, before we know it, the winter season will be upon us! Let's enjoy fall while we can!

Thanks for visiting! 


  1. Oh my word, Lori, here you go again, this is absolutely stunning! Guests to your dinners must spend the first half hour just admiring every detail to your tablescapes. What a treat! Wishing you a beautiful thanksgiving. xo

  2. That is such a beautiful table! Pinned.

  3. Lori, I always love your tablescapes and this is no exception. It sets the perfect fall mood with color and texture!

  4. Beautiful Lori! I love the colors and the gorgeous runner with birch candles, and of course the chair backs are a fabulous touch!

  5. Lori, your table is beautiful. Love the fall colors. The garland centerpiece is perfect and love the swags for the chair backs! Pinned. Happy Fall!

  6. So beautiful. Autumnal tone makes everything fall into its place. Enjoy your season.

  7. Just beautiful... Pinned several photos, of course! Love the idea of using the faux garlands and just cutting a few pieces off here and there as needed. Really pretty!

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving, I think yours is the week before ours here in the USA? Wish I could stop by for a visit...

    Happy fall hugs,
    Barb :)

  8. Hi Lori, I just discovered your Dining Delight blog and beautiful tablescapes and to say the least I am DELIGHTED! They are all so beautiful and I keep scrolling to see more. I am going to try to duplicate Autumn in the mountains for my Thanksgiving table with a few minor tweaks because I don’t have the awesome birch tea lights like you have. Thanks so much for sharing all your beautiful tablescapes.


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