In our family, we’re able to slow down a little bit and enjoy hanging out with each other in the fall and winter. We’re like the pioneers, who rested when the snow was on the ground. At the end of October, softball will go on hold (for the most part) until the spring, and the early darkness will drive everyone inside to watch the new season’s tv shows and holiday movies. We’ll be able to walk at the park in the evenings since the 90 degree temperatures have finally gone away. The kids that still live at home will be gracing the dinner table on a regular basis once again. My Family Fun Fall Tablescape heralds this joyous time of year in our little cottage.
My in-laws gave me a gift card to Amazon for my birthday (Yay!), so I ordered the trio of pumpkins that read, “Family,” “Fall,” and “Harvest.” The reviews were right! The pumpkin centerpieces we’re larger and nicer than you would expect for the price. I was inspired by the pheasant centerpiece that Between Naps On The Porch bought during her fall shopping haul, and decided that it’s ok to buy a centerpiece once in while. If you like tablescapes, she has a Tablescape Thursday blog hop that you can drop in and see. I’ve found lots of inspiration there.
The golden leafy garland was around $8 at Michael’s- if you used the 40% off coupon. The garland has a plastic chain backing, so that it can be easily hung from a mantel or door frame. I really appreciate multi-use decor. Don’t you?
The vintage cake stand is from the Nara pattern, by Seymour Mann. It looks so 1960s/1970s to me. I have matching snack plates, but I’m short one cup of 6 place settings. Darn it, I need to get on the ball and order a cup from eBay.
I hate to jump on the Pier1 Imports bandwagon, but there is a reason why their housewares are so popular. Their pup plates are just so darn cute! They’ve had several different Autumn and Christmas “city dog” type patterns featured on plates and pillows. Love them! What says family and fall better than a few pampered dogs running around in the park wearing scarves?
The chargers came from Dollar Tree and the golden brown napkins were purchased from World Market. I love their kitchen section! I made the Velvet Pumpkin Napkin Rings last month with this fall tablescape in mind. You can click the link under the picture above if you want to read the tutorial. The Chantilly Hearthside stoneware dinner plates came from Winn Dixie around 35 years ago. I like all the Hearthside stoneware patterns from the 70s and 80s. My mother-in-law had the Country Geese pattern at one time. The great thing about plates is that you can name the decade of origin just by looking at the pattern. My step mom bought the Chantilly set piece by piece, as she purchased her groceries, shortly after she and Dad were married. My step sister has the pink set, and I have the blue one. I was working as a cashier there, at my first job, when my step mom bought them. She bought a big amount of dishes for each of us, so I still have 8 nice dinner plates that are basically free of pesky utensil marks.
I hope you enjoyed my Family Fun Fall Tablescape!
Read my guest post, Fall Outdoor Wreath Makeover at flusterbuster.