• artfullyalissa

Blooming into fall tablescape


Yesterday marked the first day of fall, so my mom and I thought it would be fun to create a tablescape that mixes both the end of summer and beginning of fall elements! We knew we wanted a focal piece in the center, with plates and the tablecloth complementing the centerpiece decor. After looking at decor pieces and playing around with the arrangement, we knew exactly what we wanted to do and thought sharing some tips for the perfect tablescape would be helpful!

We started off by drying hydrangeas from our garden and using dried eucalyptus, artichokes and white pumpkins from a local farm stand. Taking my mom's gorgeous wooden bowl, we arranged everything and played around with heights, making sure the items were woven in cohesively. If we saw gaps, we added filler elements by cutting the hydrangea or dried eucalyptus. Don't be afraid to stack the pumpkins and larger pieces first then adding in the smaller elements to fill the bowl. After taking a step back, we realized there also needed to be dry leaves under the bowl to incorporate additional depth and dimension to the table!

With the green, white and brown tones, we used a green tablecloth and gold chargers to tie everything together in a subtle way. We love the layered effect of the gold rim plates matched with the green and white antique soup cups. For a finishing touch add candles for an extra sparkle on the table.

The reason why we love this tablescape so much is because it is the perfect blend of old and contemporary, as all the dishes and silverware have been in our family for generations!