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Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Simple Autumn Tablescape

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"September is like no other
It's days change color and weather
No other month can say quite the same
For every day, I can feel the change" ~
Jessica Millsaps

"It's cool breezes start out warm,
Changing to cold throughout every storm
The leaves change and fall
As the summer leaves and autumn kisses us all" 

~Jessica Millsaps

"September maidens feel the change
Like the blue of the sky
Yet the color so deep
Unbelievable beauty" ~
Jessica Millsaps

"In autumn when the trees are brown 
The little leaves come tumbling down 
They do not make the slightest sound 
But lie so quietly on the ground 
Until the wind comes puffing by 
And blows them off towards the sky."

"As we watch the summer days depart 
 And the painted leaves in silence fall,"
Hattie L. Knapp.

"Our garden seems a dreary place, 
no brilliant flowers its borders grace,
save in a sheltered nook apart, 
where gay beneath the autumn sun
 blooms our own chrysanthemum"
Hattie L. Knapp.

Gold among the brown

Leaves of rust and scarlet
Trembling slowly down
Birds that travel southward
Lovely time to play
Nothing is as pleasant
As an autumn day!

I had so much fun setting up this simple autumnal tablescape in my backyard under the canopy of apple trees.

Elements of a table setting

The vintage silver pitcher is a thrift store find:

The burlap leaf tag found at the craft store adds a touch of rustic fall:

For napkins, I used fingertip towels

  The burlap flower napkin ring from Hobby Lobby complements

 so prettily with the leaf tag. 

Amber tumblers from the Dollar Store for chilled water.

 A white cake plate makes the perfect serveware for oranges.

Vines and ribbon tied around the bottom of the cake plate add wonderful fall accents.

The place setting:

Simple white dinner plate:

Accompanies a salad plate that reflects autumnal browns

Topped with a pumpkin-shaped soup bowl

When brought together each element of a table setting harmonizes each other so prettily

I love doing tablescapes and playing with my dishes! They are always so much fun, and I hope I have inspired you to play as well!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a beautiful Sunday, everyone!

~Hugs, Poppy~

Linking to:
The Polohouse: Favorites on the First
Autumn Abounds Linky Party
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays 

Primp your pumpkins @ Debbiedoos

The Scoop
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Flaunt it Friday
Craft Dictator: Craft Frenzy Friday
Vintage Chic: Friday's Five Features


  1. Poppy, the photos are wonderful! The table is beautiful and its porcelains are fabulous! Created a fantastic atmosphere and welcoming ... Sorry, but my english is not very good! Hugs! Manuela

  2. What a gorgeous table! Love the silver pitcher and the pumpkin soup bowls. The scenery is beautiful too. Have a wonderful week!!

  3. Your table and everything on it is so lovely and perfect for Fall.

  4. Poppy, it looks amazing! I especially love the color combo you picked. The white, orange and brown looks wonderful together. and I need to shop with you if you found that cute jug at a thrift

    Have a good week!

  5. beautiful words . . . beautiful photos . . . beautiful table

    We just returned from a night walk on the beach to wear out our puppy (please sleep through the night) and commented that we could see fall coming in the sand. We may not have seasons in California, but there are seasonal changes at the beach. Our sand is wearing away and returning to the ocean. Where will it go next?

  6. What a lovely tablescape in the garden. Love the colors and dishes.
    It looks so good out there in your garden. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh Poppy,
    I. Love. This. Your autumn table setting outside is gorgeous!!!! Pinning away!
    Mary Alice

  8. So pretty! love the tall orange arrangement in the pewter pitcher, and the tier of oranges. Great setting!

  9. This is lovely!! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great week.

  10. Gorgeous tablescape! Love the setting outside with all of the Fall colors and the burlap. Can't wait for it to look like that here soon.

  11. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    So pretty!
    LOVE the bright Fall flowers in the pewter pitcher!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a beautiful week,

  12. This is so stunning!! I would love to have lunch at a table set like this. The bright flaming orange florals are so fall-tastic!! Cute pumpkins too.


  13. Probably the best fall table that I have ever seen! You nailed it! The colors and natural touches are elegant and the colors take the stage! Well done! I found your blog through the link party! I am your newest follower here! Cheers! Nicole

  14. This is soooo pretty. I love all of the detail including the little acorns.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. Poppy,
    This is a stunning setting! Table setting, color combination-the beautiful mix of white, orange and brown! Love the floral arrangement too! I am smitten!
    Thanks for this wonderful inspiration!

  16. Poppy, does perfection work for you?? This is so gorgeous and screams fall. Love all the colors you used and those napkin rings are just great.


  17. Oh gorgeous, just so pretty and peaceful. Would love to be sitting there right now.

  18. Poppy. Love everything! The table decor, the colours. Very good idea! Hugs. Evelyne.

  19. Oh this is so beautiful, I love the pitcher used as a vase for your beautiful floral arrangement and your placesettings are gorgeous. What a fabulous place to enjoy a wonderful meal and conversations. Superb setting. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  20. Love the outdoor setting. The colors are so totally fall. It might be just me, but I'm just sayin, those napkin rings are just really so perfect.

  21. How lovely! The arrangement in the pewter pitcher is stunning! This little vignette makes me crave apple pie and comfy sweaters. :)

  22. Wonderful! I love those glasses from the Dollar store. Your silver pitcher is a real find I bet you use that alot throughout the year. Jennifer

  23. The contrasts among the whites, silver, and oranges play off so well together.

  24. Poppy, Your tea table is just gorgeous! I love the little pumpkin soup bowls! Great color. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed my visit.

  25. The orange colors are so beautiful and vibrant, they truly look like a painting!

    I found you via Delightsome Life (although I didn't link up) and am happy I found your lovely blog.

  26. hello Poppy
    une très belle table d'automne
    pleine de couleurs chatoyantes
    un bien joli billet
    qui représente tout ce que j'aime
    les petits bols citrouilles sont
    merci de ce partage
    vous pourriez installer votre vignette de blog sur mon site
    "hop blog"
    en haut à gauche
    bonne journée
    edith (iris) France

  27. Poppy, dear,

    Thank you for your friendship ... I will keep in our hearts his words.

    What a lovely autumn in the choice of objects, flowers and colors!

    Poppy, I was willing to go to tea with you ... lol

    Congratulations taste.


    Ligia and =ˆˆ=

  28. so so pretty! I just love an outdoors Fall Table!!

  29. Poppy, your tablescape is stunning! Love the silver pitcher! I envy you your apple trees! We had apple trees between our house and my grandmother's when I was a little girl. Such wonderful memories! Thank you for sharing your pretty post and poetry at my HOME. And enjoy your weekend.


  30. Poppy, your table for two in the garden is beautiful. I love the orange against the green background. Delightful! Blessings, Pamela

  31. I'll have to say, I do love autumn colors - orange, yellows, reds, and browns. Your tablescape incorporates them well!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage

  32. I will be right over to spend the day at that table, just drinking and eatting and feeling the breeze, it looks so relaxing and I do love the table and the little white pumpkin, so sweet and I love the pumpkin stem that seems to match the dishes, so cool....Phyllis come on over for a visit, I have some goules for you to

  33. Such a pretty little space! The orange is vivid! I love it! I'd love an invite sometime!

  34. Fabulous photos, Poppy! I'm loving that gorgeous silver pitcher.

  35. Pumpkins, acorns, orange leaves so inviting to be in the fall season.

    I enjoyed my visit and scrolling through your beautiful photos.

    Have a good weekend

  36. So lovely! A beautiful setting for such a pretty table! How fantastic to eat in such surroundings! You have inspired me as I've been thinking of a white and orange t'scape for Thanksgiving and I love seeing the combo you've created.


  37. Such pretty pictures!! LOVE the table scape, and all the gorgeous touches to it!! Happy sweet day! xo Holly

  38. Poppy, I adore this tablescape! Beautiful. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  39. The Pewter with the pop of Orange caught my eye. I'm a collector of pewter dinner / kitchen ware. You've put together a lovely tablescape!
    visiting thru Dedicated House - congrats on your feature!

  40. Poppy, your outdoor Autumn tablescape is glorious! Love the contrast of the pewter with the orange - beautiful, beautiful setting! I am so delighted that you shared with Home and GardenThursday,

  41. Hi Poppy, Your table is beautiful and what a perfect location for a Fall photo. Thank you for sharing this at the Open House party.

  42. I forgot to tell you your post will be featured at tonights Open House party. Thanks again for linking.

  43. wow, this tablescape needs to be in a magazine, love all the wonderful elements, and all that orange is gorgeous!!

  44. Oh my gosh, this is just gorgeous. Love all the orange, you have this one just perfect, every element and the green scenery is just beautiful.

  45. Beautiful photos, words, and Autumn scenery Poppy. Love it! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  46. Poppy,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful Fall tablescape at my party last week. You will be featured on Monday at this weeks party.


  47. what a lovely blog! my first time here and my visit was enjoyable. I especially liked the silver pitcher with the tall Autumn foliage

  48. Your table looks amazing!
    I am especially loving your silver pitcher filled with all the lovely orange branches and berries.
    Your ivory pumpkin tureen is great too. Your tablescape has wonderful layers!

    Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. You have inspired me to get my act together, Poppy.


  49. ♥♥♥ your fall inviting.
    Have a wonderful week...

  50. This definitely makes me wish I was outside seated at your wonderful table! All the fall touches....along w/ the luxurious silver pitcher (what a great thrifty find)...every element converges to say WELCOME FALL in such an incredibly beautiful way!!! Bravo!!!


  51. I love it all!!! Love the silver with the autumn bouquet.


  52. This is soo gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job putting it all together <3 Thanks for sharing at our All Things Thursday blog hop!



Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy