Is your autumn table drab, or fab? Are you feeling drab about your tableware this upcoming fall season? Getting tired of that same old tablecloth, and that chipped pumpkin centerpiece? I’ve been researching creative ways to vamp up my own fall table this year.
Fall Drinking Glasses
It gets so hot in the summer here in the Lowcountry. Most South Carolinians look forward to that refreshing time of year when the days get shorter and the nights get cooler. Warm comfort food around the family table will be the norm this harvest season. So, how can I make this time special for my family, and me, since I’m the one sweating over a hot stove?
Two fun, but inexpensive, things we’re adding this year are Halloween plates and autumn-leaf drinking glasses. I will be packing away my regular Pioneer Woman tumblers, and putting out the fabulous new fall tumblers (pictured below; bought for $.50 each at Goodwill) right after Labor Day. I’ve also included a link for DIY Jack-O-Lantern glasses, and Vintage Etsy tumblers as well.
Tips For Storing Your Everyday Dinnerware During the Holiday Season
“I don’t have anywhere to put MORE dishes,” you say. No worries. A good tip for holiday decorating is to pack up your regular stuff, then bring it back out after New Year’s Day. Once you take the seasonal decorations out of the storage boxes, use those same holiday containers to store the everyday decorations you have in your house right now. Everything will be less cluttered that way.
In addition to the new fall drinking classes, I found some cute Halloween dessert plates at another thrift store. I’m not going to wait for a party though, we’re going to use them as lunch plates. They’re smaller than dinner plates, but larger than regular dessert plates-perfect for spooky October homeschool lunches! If you prefer to buy new dishes, the William Sonoma site has some great choices for fall dishes.
I could use a new harvest tablecloth as well. My “Jack and Sally” sheet that doubles as my October tablecloth is rather Uninspiring. One thing I dislike are polyester-blend sheets. First of all, my tablecloth is a sheet. To add insult to injury, it is also a polyester sheet. We have a new Hobby Lobby close by, so I will probably purchase one there. Here are a few fun options I found online:
Bring on The New Fall Baking Pans
My autumn table could really use a pretty baking dish for making pumpkin and banana bread. Mine is badly stained, and over a decade old. Sadly, it also doubles as my meatloaf pan. The Temp-Tations Pan (pictured below) is my favorite, but it’s currently sold out. Included below are several options for a festive fall loaf pan, and an easy mix for making pumpkin bread this year:
The Centerpiece-the Autumn Table’s Crowning Glory
Last, but not least, I would love a fabulous centerpiece. It is the crowning glory of the autumn table. Maybe I’ll make one, or find one at a second-hand store. I might even break down, and order a new item. I adore the DIY Ghost Pumpkin With Berries centerpiece. A smaller, more mobile version of that centerpiece would be perfect for my table.
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at all the fabulous fall tableware! Enjoy the season, whether you’re living alone, or gathering with your family. Follow Solomon’s advice from Ecclesiastes 8:15:
15 So I commended pleasure, for there is nothing good for a man under the sun except to eat and to drink and to be merry, and this will stand by him in his toils throughout the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.
To read about Royal Jeannette Pie Plates (vintage pie plates-perfect for fall baking), use this link:http://lovemylittlecottage.theblogpress.com/royal-china-jeanette-pie-plates-behind-the-vintage/
If you have any great ideas for upgrading your fall table in a fun way, I’d love to hear from you!