A Golden Autumn Tablescape

Hello Friends! I'm so happy to see you here today. It's been a while since I've shared a tablescape with you, hasn't it? As you may have seen in a post last week, we had the pleasure of having my parents in town for a long weekend. My mom is all about making things pretty and she loves doing tablescapes. Having her here was just the motivation I needed to do a little more fall fluffing before we start preparing for Christmas decorating. She and my daughter were instrumental in getting this Golden Autumn Tablescape pulled together.

Embracing the golden hues of Autumn, this tablescape paves the way for a cozy dinner with friends and family.

It all started with these old wooden buckets I picked up on clearance at Dillard's this summer for just a few dollars each.

Golden Autumn Tablescape ~ wooden bucket fall arrangement

While I was working in the kitchen preparing dinner, the girls were creating these beautiful rustic arrangements with faux leaves, gourds, berries, dried lotus pods and artichokes. (I got the artichokes in a Bountiful Basket one week and never got around to cooking them. I just let them dry out on the counter to use in floral arrangements. No sense in wasting them, right?)

Golden Autumn Tablescape ~ wooden bucket fall arrangement

Next, the runner was brought out and we started looking for some candles. The little golden votives were a find at the Dollar Tree a couple of years ago when I put together a Casual Fall Tablescape.

Golden Autumn Tablescape

Out came my trusty white dishes, layered with some ticking-striped napkins... another fun clearance find from the same shopping trip as the wooden buckets.

Wooden bucket arrangement with bowl of apples

We added in a bowl of apples for more color and a little more interest.

Golden Autumn Tablescape with pinecones at place settings

Each place setting was adorned with a pinecone. For an extra sweet touch, a little tag with a handwritten name could welcome each guest.

Golden Autumn Tablescape with pinecones at place settings

Here and there along the runner we scattered some small pinecones and added in a few white dishes to fill in the space.

Golden Autumn Tablescape with rustic fall bucket arrangements

The table is all set. A wooden cutting board with some yummy breadsticks beckons the guests to come to the table to partake in a delicious meal prepared by loving hands. Are all your Thanksgiving plans set? Are you hosting at your house this year?
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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful table, Nici! I love the artichoke candleholders!

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! Truth be told, it's a vase from Michael's summer clearance ;-)

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  2. I love that you are letting your girls help in the tablescaping! AND never knew you could just dry your own artichokes, wow, fabulous! I love all the dried and natural elements [and the breadsticks look yummy!]
    Jenna

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  3. Beautiful table- my mom always inspires me to up my game too. She's coming for Christmas and already texted me "What can I bring from Hobby Lobby?" hahaha. I'm actually hosting a linky party starting Saturdays at 8 pm and I'd love to have you link up! It's called "Found & Foraged" - projects like this are just what we'd like to see. I'm at www.averystreetdesign.com. Hope to see you there! xo.

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  4. Oh I love this table and the artichokes are such a great decoration. How fun to do it will your girls too. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me.

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  5. This is a beautiful tablescape. I love all the details and I think the black chairs really frame the table in lovely way and add punch. It takes time to put together a picture-perfect setting. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. Nici...I love how your daughters created the arrangements and designed the table with you. What sweet memories you all are making. Thanks for sharing your warm and happy Thanksgiving tablescape with us a Project Inspire{d}!

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  7. This is very pretty I love the pine cones at each setting!

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  8. The table is gorgeous, Nici! And the breadsticks…(I hope you'll be sharing the recipe soon!). It must have been so much fun having your mom and daughter working together with you to create something so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Wake Up Wednesday. Pinning!

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  9. Thanks for sharing at Your Turn To Shine! Your table is beautiful! I love the pail/vases filled with flowers... so pretty! And those breadsticks... mmmm! I can just imagine a turkey dinner enjoyed around this lovely table!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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  10. Great Fall Table. Very inviting and very festive. Loved your simple white plates with the string of pearl edges.
    Delightful...........
    Thanks for sharing it.
    Blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving,
    Nellie

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  11. Pretty Fall table Nici,I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring the post on my blog at Tuesdays with a Twist link party this week, stop by to take a peek. :-)

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  12. What a beautiful job they did to complement your cooking :)

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  13. This is just lovely! All the natural elements are beautiful!

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  14. What a beautiful table! Those bread sticks are making me hungry!

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