Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Blazing Fall Tablescape

This is a very simple tablescape. There is no big, flashy centerpiece. There is no layering of plates. The star here is color -- bold, vibrant, color. Despite its simplicity, isn't this fabulous?
The centerpiece is nothing more than a pumpkin tureen. I’ve used it in various forms over the years as you can see here. 
Today as I was setting a table for a pizza party with my son and his family, I wanted to keep it simple. My grandchildren appreciate a nice table, but they don't quite get the point in stacked plates and a lot of cutlery. They will one day, but in the meantime, I try to keep things simple when they come for a visit.
While digging for the tureen in the “belly of the beast,” I happened to come across these darling little pilgrim hat treat holders that I bought years ago at Williams-Sonoma on clearance. The idea at the time I suppose, was to use them at the Thanksgiving children's table filled with goodies. In giving them a careful assessment I thought, Egad! It is going to take a lot of candy to fill these things, so I came up with another idea. Don’t they look great? I love the whimsy here. And it gives the table a nice flash of gold, and look of fun.
Having successfully retrieved the tureen, I placed it at center table along with the surround of bittersweet that was a part of a shop display.
The plates are a new addition this year. I know, I know, I do not need new plates. I know that. Honestly, it's a sickness, when I see something this gorgeous I just can't resist.
I don't think I've seen colors quite so bold. I also liked the fact that the edge of the plate is little wavy, so it's different from the average plate.
An additional justification to my purchase was assuring myself that, because this is a sunflower design, I will be able to use these from midsummer all the way until late fall.
Simple can be fabulous, as I've shown you here. A nice simple centerpiece (that can double as server for soup), gorgeous fall plates, a whimsical holder for napkins, some autumn flatware, and the table is set.

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Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

This is wonderful- I especially like the pilgrim hat with the napkins! Love the colors and the big pumpkin with the berries surrounding it! My family would use paper plates if I let them!! LOL

Rustown Mom said...

I was wondering HOW in the world I was going to decorate our Thanksgiving table and you've given me a few great ideas as far as COLOR and using what I have. This year I even hauled out our family silver instead of buying more flatware. And I'm sure I have plenty of candles and pretty dishes lurking in there, too! I'm off to plan my tablescape...

Alycia Nichols said...

Nice! Those Pilgrim hats are so, so cute!!! I’ve never seen anything like them!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Yes, fabulous! Love the bright colors, the unexpected use of black and the pilgrim hats with the napkin fans are over the top cute!!

Sandra Lee said...

The bold colors are beautiful on this lively table. When it comes to having more dishes I know exactly what you mean. We tablescapers find it hard to resist beautiful dinnerware and it it's on sale, we're going to buy them.

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Karren Haller said...

You are right I love the bold colors, very different and refreshing for Thanksgiving instead of all the orange brown. The plates are amazing!
Thanks for sharing on #omhgff Linky Party this week! You always have great posts.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Two Chicks and a Mom said...

I love this! The plates, the little Pilgrim hats, the place mats--gorgeous! Pinned.