Hello to all you A Blissful Nest readers! I’m Sheila, from Maison de Cinq, and I’m honored and thrilled to have been selected to be a part of the ABN Holiday Team. Today I’m talking about one of my absolute favorite things, and that’s tablescaping.
Neutral Fall Tablescape:
This fall tablescape started in my head the day I found some pheasant plates at Home Goods and fell in love. Though I try not to buy too many seasonal dishes, I loved these too much to resist them! One trick that I like to do is to buy one or two new styles of plate each year, but instead of buying a whole set, I buy only the dessert/salad plate.
It works really well for me as all of my other dishes are white. This way I can layer whatever seasonal plate I’ve chosen and mix it in with all of my white dishes and vintage ironstone. And another plus (at least for me) is that then there are not large sets of dishes to store! It’s pretty easy to store just 8 little salad plates and I love the way they completely change the table.
The plates are primarily brown and green, so I chose to emphasize the green and kept the table fairly neutral. I used white and pale green pumpkins, along with seeded eucalyptus and some dried hydrangeas from my garden.
This table would be great for an early fall dinner party or event, but it works equally well for Thanksgiving. And if you wanted to add some more traditional fall colors, you could switch out the napkins for brown or rust, and change some of the green pumpkins to orange.
Neutral Fall Tablescape Sources:
Pheasant plates: Victorian English Pottery from Home Goods
White dinner plate: Le Grand Buffet by Sabatier (old)
White charger: Athena by American Atelier (old)
Silverware: Villeroy & Boch (old)
Linen napkins and runner: Williams Sonoma
White tablecloth: World Market
Live pumpkins and eucalyptus: supermarket
Dried hydrangeas from my garden
Hope you are all enjoying some wonderful fall weather, wherever you are. And I look forward to posting again next month here at ABN!