August 27, 2017

Fall Tablescape Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by to see my rustic fall table in the dining room. I have mixed rustic country pieces with polished china and flatware. 

Let's see what you think. :-)

Before we begin with my tablescape I want to thank Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate for hosting this fun blog hop. We have some fabulous bloggers with fabulous blogs. 

After you finish visiting with me I hope you can visit the others. Their links will be at the bottom of this post, and will go live on the day of their post.

My post will show you the process I took in creating this early fall table. 

Ok, Let's Build a tablescape!

I was aiming for a sort of country English look. 
Rustic, Refined Elegance. That has been my favorite style over the years. We had a house of that flavor...a Georgian country house, on our farm in the countryside of south central Kentucky. 

I have a group of soft white ceramic pumpkins that I lined up down the center of my table. I layered amber placemats under them to create a sort of table runner. 

I added my clunky candlesticks to continue the rustic country theme. 

And then I found my old crackle finish vase that looks old, but might not be. ha ha. (I think I was tricked back in my younger years.) My pheasant feathers fit perfectly. 

I thought of adding a tablecloth...but I wanted a less formal look. So, I layered black placemats, burlap chargers, and simple white porcelain plates.

Backing up a bit, here is the look so far. 

I reconsidered my choice of plates and decided to go with my Italian Countryside (Mikasa) for the dinner plates and my harvest hayride salad plates. 

There, I like those better than the plain porcelain (below)

Here are some closer views...Royal Stafford, Harvest Hayride. I have shown them on the blog before. 

Back to the table...
I am using the amber placemats as my fall color. While I love orange I thought this would be a softer approach for this table. 

I love using blue and white dishes in any season, with almost any color. While they are nice English china...I love to use them casually. 

I like this plate stack, Yes. 

I hope you do not tire of seeing my pumpkins...I have already used them a few times in blog posts.

The pumpkins were provided by Oriental exchange for a blog post.

Looking toward the mama cave...

You can see some of my other blue and white dishes and accessories in the room in these pics, above.

Here are a few additional pictures of the final table. 

I am silly over these feathers from Oriental Trading. 

I slipped one inside each napkin ring. 

An overhead view of my creation.

The table is set for a nice casual Sunday evening supper. 

This bowl is not old. I cannot remember where I found this nice white porcelain bowl...but the salad servers are Ralph Lauren stainless steel. 

The crackle candlesticks are always making an appearance on first one table then another. I believe they are from Home Goods...a couple of years ago. 

Thank you so much for visiting. And I do hope you come by again soon.  Sheila

             Now...for the other tablescapers. 






My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Such a beautiful, elegant tablescape! Love the pumpkins, They look like Italian traditional ceramic. Enchantig!

  2. Hi Sheila, I've never seen the Royal Stafford Harvest Hayride in blue before! I have the black and white version but the blue is beautiful for fall paired with your white pumpkins and pheasant feathers!

  3. Shelia, Your table is elegant and refined with your personal stamp. I'm crazy about your ceramic pumpkins that par so well with the crackled candlesticks. I like the subtle amber color of the placemats layered as a runner,too. The harvest blue and white china adds the story of autumn and slipping the feather in the napkin ring was ingenious. I enjoyed the progression of your thinking as you designed the table. Clever to part the dining chairs slightly. Chairs are always a problem photographing a table.

  4. Classically beautiful, Sheila. I always like your style.

  5. Thank you for sharing your tablescape, very inviting. I especially like those pumpkins and candlesticks.

  6. Sheila, your table is lovely. The. Crisp white and those beautiful plates look beautiful. Love the white pumpkins. The feathers add a nice touch. All in all, A Beautiful fall table with a traditional fall look.

  7. It's absolutely lovely Sheila! I LOVE that you didn't use a tablecloth, the dark wood is a beautiful contrast to your pretty white pumpkins, and adds more natural texture to you fall table. Your china is beautiful!
    I do love the rustic yet formal feel you've created~

  8. Simply lovely! I have a white pumpkin that is very similar to yours and it's a favorite that I bring out every single fall. I love how you created a centerpiece with your multiples. Your blue and white dishes are perfect with the fall neutrals. I am excited to be participating in the blog hop with you. Blessings, Cecilia

  9. Hi Sheila,

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful table. I really adore those pumpkins and love the way you lined them up. Just darling!

  10. Sheila, I love the English country style, it is classic! Your table is beautiful with the centerpiece of white pumpkins and crackled candle stands! The harvest hayride plates are exquisite and blue and white works for all seasons. You have nailed rustic elegance!

  11. Those blue patterned plates add just the right pop of colour. Love those pumpkins too! Such an elegant place to enjoy an autumn meal!

  12. I love your white pumpkin centerpiece Sheila...and adding the amber placemats as a runner was genius! Lovely tablescape.

  13. Oh Shelia, I am really loving those blue Harvest Hayride salad plates, they are so elegant and such a lovely nod to the season. You always style the most elegant tables. I love how you can glimpse the rest of your blue and white dishes in the background, such a great photo shot! thank you for joining the tablescape blog hop once again!

  14. Sheila, I definitely see a country English feel to this gorgeous setting! I love the blue china and the white ceramic pumpkins are just perfect! So elegant!

  15. I love all of the pumpkins. They are striking against the dark tone of your table and the pop of blue is just right!

  16. How enchanting and classic with white pumpkins on the gorgeous wood table . Your china is timeless and so pretty. I love patterns that tell a tale. Your table reminds me of a Georgian in the country beautiful!

  17. Very pretty! The white pumpkins are lovely...Nice texture. I was wondering if anyone will take pictures when you are at Pottery Barn.

  18. Sheila, I lvoe all your white pumpkins and white dinnerware. Pairing the blue china is a beautiful touch. I love too the texture that the burlap charges add. Such a pretty space. I'm glad you didn't cover up your beautiful table.

  19. So beautiful Sheila...I love that the centerpiece is filled with the white ceramic pumpkins placed on the pretty round mats against the beauty of the wood. The blue and white Harvest Hayride dishes are gorgeous...and yes, those feathers!!...perfect!

  20. Hello Sheila,

    What a unique take on fall. I love the fresh and sophisticated take on fall. You can never go wrong with blue and white and you have managed to incorporated touches of fall to the mix beautifully. I can certainly picture this table at an English Country Home or Manor. Love it.. The blue Harvest plates are gorgeous.

    It is a pleasure visiting you and joining you on this fun bloghop.


  21. This table is so beautiful. I just love the cream colored pumpkins and the candlesticks!

  22. Fantastic fall tablescape! I had to stop right away and pin that overhead shot of those fabulous white pumpkins all in a row - what a terrific centerpiece they make! How wonderful that Oriental Trading gifted them to you in exchange for a blog post - that is a win-win for sure. You've put together the perfect dishes and accessories to complement them and it has turned out lovely.

  23. How beautiful, Sheila! I love how the white looks against the wood furniture and the blue plates are the perfect touch!

  24. Beautiful table. I absolutely adore the Harvest Hayride plates.

  25. I am obsessed with your serving ware~ Love the plates! The color combination is so nice and I love those white ceramic pumpkins!

  26. I love your fall tablescape, especially the pumpkins used in the "centerpiece" and the beautiful blue & white dishes! I have blue & white Currier & Ives dishes and this gives me great ideas for incorporating them into my fall tablescapes! Thank you for sharing...

  27. I love the contrast of the blue with the wood - so pretty! The feathers as part of the napkin display - genius and so simple. A very pretty setting. So fun hopping with you!

  28. Such a beautiful table Sheila, those creamy pumpkins just set the mood beautifully! You did a great job and I love it.

  29. So pretty! I have the same dishes in black and cream but have never seen them in blue!

  30. Your pumpkins are gorgeous! I love the Harvest Hayride plates. They're beautiful with your dinner plates - and all the whites on the table. Lovely!

  31. Your table is stunning- I really like how you showed step by step how you set it. Blue and white is a favorite and I love how you mixed it with fall elements. The cream pumpkins are also gorgeous and so versatile! So fun blog hopping with you!! Kristy from

  32. So pretty Sheila!
    You are all set for fall:)


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