Fall Harvest Tablescape

Whisperwood Cottage is having a Fall Decor Contest….

The winner gets the tremendous honor of being published in the Cottages and Bungalows magazine….

So I sent hubby up to the attic to retrieve some fall decorations….

….and those who know my hubby….

……….he knew just where to go…Aisle 2, Shelf 3.


It was a bit funny doing a Fall Tablescape when it was 90 degrees outdoors….


However, as I was creating this tablescape, I felt cool breezes wafting through the air…

…..The table is set with Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf by Hall.


I started collecting these wonderful dishes years ago…

…..They were just perfect for a Fall Tablescape.


I bordered the “centerpiece” with chicken wire and twig garland…


I was going for an “after the harvest” look…

…..remnants of hay bales and garlands of acorns.


The scene of children playing in the harvested fields….

…..this figurine is by Department 56.





I love using unusual things such as chicken wire for the table…

…..a bit of the unexpected.


Fall is one of my very favorite times of the year…

…..I am blessed to live in an area where the leaves are brilliant during the fall.


I am expecting company in a few days…

…..I think I shall leave my table as is…

……….just to see their reaction of sitting at a Harvest Table…

……………….at the end of July!!!

In addition to joining the Whisperwood Fall Decor Contest….

I am also joining:

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

Cuisine Kathleen Let’s Dish

Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson, Share Your Cup Thursday

Kristen’s Creations, Share Your Creations

The Lettered Cottage for It’s Fall Y’all Tablescaape Party

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  1. So, so beautiful. I love the chicken wire, who would have known it would have worked so well with your table. Very Fallish indeed. But not overdone. Lovely dishes. One of these days I need to borrow Tom so he can come over and organize my pitiful garage. 🙂


  2. The dishes are stunning! Perfect for fall! Liking the use of the chicken wire, too! Thanks for linking up to The “Autumn Décor” Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

  3. This is perfectly done for this time of year! It isn’t SCREAMING Fall but raher sublely inviting you to enjoy the harvest. Love the dishes and how clever to use the chicken wire. Your hubby is a dear to pull the decorations for you. I hadn’t heard about this party….. I will try to check it out! XO, Pinky PS, like this SO much more than Christmas in July, just can NOT get into it yet!

  4. Cute cute. I love the chicken wire added. I saw those dishes this weekend at an antique mall.

  5. Beautiful, love the chicken wire too, now you have me thinking where is that chicken wire we had. I haven’t seen the party either.

  6. NOOOOOOOOOOOO….. its too soon………….xoxox

  7. I love it, Shirley! It helps to make this 106 degree weather feel a little bit nicer with the mere anticipation of cooler weather ahead! Well done!!!

  8. Oh, and forgot to say hats off to your hubby for helping to make it all happen! He’s a trooper! Great job with the chicken wire, too!

  9. OMG….my Mother’s dishes and Fostoria that I let go of years ago!!! Soooo pretty! But I did keep other dishes and her red goblets….now you have me thinking of a FALL table with maybe red, orange and pink? Beautiful FALL table!!!

  10. Wish we were getting into Fall. You put me into the spirit of cooler weather. The glads are beautiful, and I love the straw and chicken wire. You think of everything! Just beautiful, Shirley.

  11. So cute Shirley! I love the little scarecrows!!! Hey, pop by my blog and go on the garden tour! I took loads of photos at our local garden tour today & posted a bunch.

    Have a happy week xox

  12. Love the Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

  13. Hey, fall will be here before you know it so you might as well leave it. Love the chicken wire!

  14. Beautifully done Shirley! Fall is my favorite time of year!

  15. Shirley, This is beautiful. Maybe this lovely fall table will cool things off a bit. I love the use of chicken wire, genius. xo Ginger

  16. Hi Shirley, First of all, hats off to your sweet husband and secondly, I’d give my first born for an attic! What a fun project! I hope you are the grand prize winner!

  17. Shirley~ Fall is my favorite time of year too and I’m keeping my fingers crossed it comes early to NC this year! I love the addition of the chicken wire at your table 🙂

  18. Fabulous tablescape! The china is lovely – I’ve never seen anything like it. I really like the chicken wire too, especially the way it’s all bunched up looking. I hope you win – your house would be perfect for Cottages and Bungalows!

  19. Love the tablescape!! Making me urn for fall, it is my favorite time of year.


  20. Love the chicken wire accent, Shirley! I’m still wallowing in what’s left of summer and a dining room makeover… thanks for the fall inspiration!
    xo heidi

  21. Shirley, this looks wonderful! Really sets the mood for fall. It’s 105 here, today! What I would give for a crisp fall day! Thanks for giving me something to look forward to! Your setting is gorgeous!

  22. The dishes are unusual for fall in that they are light and delicate with a beautiful design. Perfect for autumn in July in Chapel Hill! I love the figurines as well.

  23. Your table setting is so pretty and really inspiring. I love some of your ideas such as the chicken wire used along the table. Very clever! Hard to believe that Fall is actually getting close. It will probably be a while before it feels like it though. We’re finally getting some rain today which makes the house feel cooler.

  24. Hi Shirley,

    This is such a nice fall table. Your centerpiece with the little bales of straw and the chicken wire is so cute and festive — very fallish. But what really makes my heart go pitter, patter is the Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf dishes. My grandmother had some of those, and I can still remember seeing them in her kitchen when I was a child! She was my closest grandparent, and I still miss her to this day. Seeing those dishes brought back so many memories, and they are perfect for autumn. The little salt and peppers are so cute!!

    You did a great job and good luck to you in the contest! 🙂


  25. Good luck Shirley!! Your tablescape is gorgeous! I hope you win!

  26. YAY for jumping on the fall decor in July bandwagon. 🙂 We’re so ahead of the game. And too funny about the organized storage…I will have that one day, I swear. 🙂

  27. It’s a beautiful setting Shirley! I am ready for cooler temps!

  28. Very pretty Shirley! I’m about ready for cooler temps. Counting down the day!

  29. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says

    Oh it is gorgeous. I love your china pattern and your centerpiece is amazing. Such a great tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT.

  30. Your fall table is lovely. The Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf dishes bring back memories of my childhood. One of my aunts had a set of these dishes. The shape of the pitcher is wonderful and perfect for holding the flowers. Good luck with the design contest.

  31. Great Fall table! I love your hay bale and cute scarecrows. Your dh is very sweet to get your Fall bin for you. That would never happen here! You are good actually setting a table for the contest! Most of us just used our archives. You get an A!
    Thanks for linking to Let’s Dish!

  32. Very pretty! Unique centerpiece. My mother had the Jewel Tea dishes, but I only have two pieces of it now – the Aladdin tea pot, and the coffee pot.


  33. Cute table…and I am more than ready for fall!

  34. Great job as usual on the fall tablescape. I just can’t get in the fall mood yet. I’ll have to live it vicariously through you!!!

  35. Your Jewel Tea Fall table is gorgeous Shirley. I love the colors and textures. I am definitely ready for Fall this year!

  36. What a fabulous centerpiece. I love all the different elements. they certainly come together so nicely. Your dishes are really pretty. Good luck in the contest. I wish you all the best and hope you win. xo marlis

  37. Very pretty and so creative. The chicken wire is so much fun! It feels like fall, but maybe fall “light”!

  38. Hi Shirley, I love your tablescape! The chicken wire is such a clever addition. Best of luck! You are a winner in my book. Thanks for sharing this with Share Your Cup. Making me want to pull Fall out. I will try and hold off a bit longer.

  39. Back to say thank you for linking to Let’s Dish!

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