Autumn Tablescape With Warm Whites

Fall is such a gorgeous time! I love the bright colours it brings; the oranges, the reds, the browns, and the golds. But there is  a lighter side to it as well. This is when the soft pink Autumn Joy is blooming and I find it amazing that it comes into its own, just as the days get shorter, and the nights get colder.

I also love the white pumpkins that are so popular right now. I couldn’t find any, but I managed to snag these wonderful white, odd-shaped gourds from a farmer who was about to plow them under. He said they were just an experiment, were kind of weird, and he couldn’t see how anyone would want them! Ummm, just a minute, I’ll take a few (dozen)…

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For my autumn tablescape this year, the only new things I bought were the wicker chargers, and the cloth serviettes, all from Pier One. I chose a patterned serviette, and a plain one, put one on top of the other, shaped them into a loose cone, and slipped on a big silvery jewel ring. I already had the rings since I had bought them at a garage sale a few years ago for $1.00/ea.

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I’m not usually into sparkly stuff, but for some reason, these really grabbed me.

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All my other stonecrops are still growing beautifully as well. My pots are full of soft blue-green whorls, bright mossy-looking mounds, and tiny grey-green leaves. I plan to bring them all in for the winter, and I’m hopeful that they will do well in the sunny south window in my basement.

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Pink, and green, and white. Light and airy.


Hmmmm, I think that pear needs to be poached…


… but it’s so pretty…


…don’t forget a few candles…


… and a white cotton tablecloth.


My dining room has some wonderful light, and I managed to capture this sunburst off the wineglass!


I hope you liked my autumn tablescape. I don’t have any sage advice to pass on, except maybe to pile on the layers. Layers of plates, serviettes, plants, candles… use lots of stuff! I used the same concept when I created my “Pier One Inspired Tablescape” when I was in Arizona. In fact, I find that Pier One is one of the best places for inspiration!

Thank you for dropping by!



  1. says

    Such a beautiful job! This is the first year I cut some autumn joy and brought it indoors. I loved it! This is such a beautiful and inspirational post … I can hardly wait to see you in my ‘neighborhood’! {Don’t want to spill the beans.}

  2. says

    You sure do set a beautiful table my friend, love every square inch of it. I love Pier One also, pretty stuff. I notice in my Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn Catalog this fall how they piled all of the plates on top of one another, so pretty. Light is simply wonderful.

  3. says

    Beautiful, Barb! The light Falling from the window softly on the pear and the napkins, through the glass – Also the lovely ring around the napkin! Such a pleasure to set the table … and to sit Down and enjoy the meal … slowly, eating with all senses!

  4. Beverly says

    Your tablescapes really shine Barb! I love all the special touches of fresh flowers, autumn whites, and all the lovely plates, napkins and silver. Hoping you and your family enjoy sitting down to a meal with all the lovely pieces. It is like a dream!


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