Fall Tablescapes and Vignettes

Happy Monday ! ! !

It is such a beautiful Fall day here today.

So in celebration of Fall . . . I thought I would do a bit of a throwback today . . .

~ ~ of a Fall tablescapes and vignettes.

Thanksgiving 2013

Began the creation of the tablescape with a glen plaid table runner. . .

~ ~ that was a French Laundry purchase at the Country Living Fair last year.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2013

Pumpkins topiaries on silver compotes . . .

~ ~ and a dried floral centerpiece with materials I had on hand in my stash.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2013

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2013

Place setting of chargers by Target and my favorite Fresco Turkey plates by Pottery Barn.


Thanksgiving Tablescape 2013

Thanksgiving is a precious time for our family . . .

~ ~ it was my father’s favorite holiday . . . no presents, no “hustle and bustle”

~ ~ ~ ~ just getting together as a family to Give Thanks.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2013

My dad past away many years ago . . . a month before Thanksgiving.

~ ~ and my sister chose to get married on Thanksgiving . . . a year after my dad passed away.

~ ~ ~ ~ as it was my dad’s “special day”.

We all knew that he was looking down with joy and approval.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2013

Our table was always filled with much “laughter”.

Fall Vignette 2013

As you will notice, I love using my silver in tablescapes and vignettes.

2013 Fall Vignette-Housepitality Designs

2013 Fall Vignette-Housepitality Designs

Love the juxtaposition of the texture of natural elements and silver.

Pumpkin Topiary-Housepitality Designs

As seen in this pumpkin topiary in the silver trophy bowl.

Looking forward to Halloween . . .

Halloween 2013-Housepitality Designs

To see what our “little goblin” will be wearing this year!

Have a fabulous Fall day . . .

I am enjoying my “Carolina Blue” sky here today!

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  1. Everything is just lovely! Your table setting is just perfect….as is your little gobblin! We have blue sky’s here in south central KY today also. Bon Journée.

  2. I remember how much I loved your table last year and do again today. Hot here in the mid 80’s. Not feeling like fall.
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  3. I love your tables. Beautiful! My sister gave me the large silver bowl several years ago, and you gave me great ideas how to use it.
    Where did you get the Bless This House framed sheet music? I don’t mean to covet, but I do want one like it.
    I so enjoy your blog.

  4. Beautiful vignettes! My favorites are those little wood pumpkins and your Give Thanks napkins….so pretty! I like the touch of silver you added to the mix too!!!
    Have a great week…..
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  5. I love your table setting! The table runner you found is perfect for it. Your grand daughter is going to scare everyone on Halloween!
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  6. I was just trying to get inspired to do a fall tablescape. Did anyone ever tell you that you have great timing…:-)
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  7. OOOOOOOHHH! What a beautiful table! Love how you’ve put together your centerpiece and your dishes are lovely. I know sometimes the holidays can be sad when we loose loved ones around them. Prayers for you to have sweet memories of your dad and remember the joy of your sister’s wedding! 🙂 Your table is beautiful and I wish you the best.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉
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  8. Shirley, your fall tablescapes and vignettes are always so pretty! It’s hard to believe that it’s fall here. It was 90 yesterday and in the 80’s today. We are supposed to have a cool front to drop the temps in the next couple of days. So, I finally went to the nursery this morning and got pansies and kale to put in pots on the back porch. I love all of the silver that you used in your vignettes. It just makes everything sparkle!
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  9. I LOVE the combination of the silver bowls and compotes with all the more natural decor and pumpkins. Just gorgeous, Shirley!
    Mary Alice
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  10. Hi Shirley, Pretty table, I too love Thanksgiving especially the food :). It really is a special time of the year to reflect on our blessings & give thanks and share good times with family & friends. It’s also my birthday (25th),& anniversary(24th)month, I was actually born on Thanksgiving day, so it’s a big month all the way around for me. Love the mixture of silver with the traditional decor. It must be so wonderful having a precious grand daughter to share all these neat times with. Have a great day and enjoy the change in seasons.

  11. Jeanette Price says

    What a gorgeous table setting and the center piece. Did you make that with floral foam inside? Really beautiful. The problem I always have is that I always have to move the tablescape for all the food!

  12. Your tablescape is beautiful and i love all the silver and crystal that you have incorporated.
    I also love Thanksgiving – having family and friends for dinner. I am afraid that it’s to much for me to do these days – its up to the younger ones to carry on. I don’t mind helping, but can’t do it all. I can taste the turkey, dressing (one of my fav’s) and pumpkin pies, yum yum.
    Looking forward to seeing what scary costume that sweet little girl of yours is going to wear.
    Have a beautiful Carolina week.
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  13. Shirley all of your arrangements and vignettes are just gorgeous! That dining room centerpiece is stunning! 🙂

  14. What a beautiful table setting! Love the Pottery Barn plates.
    Very pretty!
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  15. Your table is gorgeous! I love everything especially the little handmade pinecone turkey at the end of the table!!! Cathy

  16. Those pheasant plates are so pretty, Shirley! They go perfectly with your tablescape.
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  17. You set such a lovely table, Shirley! So many wonderful details! Glad you had a beautiful day ~ xo Heidi
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  18. What a nice way to honor your dad – that is so sweet. And the table is just gorgeous!
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  19. Shirley, first of all I am hoping I may see you at Y’s on Wed.!!!!!!!!!!!!! She asked me to come up and I am hoping Joe will change our date to go to Longwood so I can come! Now, your table is EXQUISITE!!!! I so regret getting rid of all my silver. I gave it all to my son years ago and now have no idea if he still has it or not:( I love how you use yours, it is always beautiful and makes a table or vignette so very special.
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  20. Shirley- What a pretty, pretty, pretty table! I love it all from the glen plaid runner to the carved pumpkins. You really have a good eye for pulling things together.

    My father loved Thanksgiving, too. We always had a full table of family-some that we seldom saw at our table except for Thanksgiving. My mother put on quite a feast every year and my gramma always brought the pies.

    I love that your sister honored your Dad by getting married on that special day. xo Diana
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  21. I’d say you’ve got a real head start on Thanksgiving. Now you can focus on your menu and having fun with your little goblin. I suspect that’s a priority in any case.
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  22. Graylyn’s scary and your tablescape is beautiful. I loved reading all about it.

  23. Beautiful Shirley, loved your recap of your Thanksgiving table! The weather has been gorgeous here too 🙂
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  24. Hi Shirley, Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays too! I think it’s because we have a lot of cooks in the family and we all love to get together and eat. Your tablescape is beautiful, I love how bountiful it looks. So pretty Shirley.
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  25. It’s all beautiful Shirley…LOVE your tablescape!! Working on one myself with great dishes I just found at HomeGoods!
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  26. Lovely Shirley! Both the table and the story about your dad.
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  27. You do such a great job with the pumpkins… Love the table ware and centerpiece…
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