Fall Tablescape Design–Autumn Elegance

Fall 2017 Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

Hi friends.  You might have noticed that I’ve been challenged with keeping a regular blogging routine that past couple of months. Life has been a whirlwind of activity lately with the move to our new house, work demands and an extended vacation thrown into the mix. I’ve wanted to be here with you everyday but as I struggled to keep up with life’s demands, I made the decision to give myself a break.  My blog is a bright spot in my life and I want to share and inspire you but I can’t do that if I’m not feeling like I’m giving you my best.  Sometimes in life you just have to stop and take a breath and that’s what I’ve allowed myself to do.

  Even though life continues to be busy I’m slowing easing back into a routine and getting back on track.  Thanks for hanging in there with me and continuing to follow and support the blog.

Ok, enough about my busy life, its time to get to some fun fall decorating.

 Today I’m sharing my Fall Tablescape with you.  I’m calling it Autumn Elegance because it a fun combination of chic and rustic.

p.s.  there’s a full source list at the end of the post to make shopping easy for you

Fall Tablescape:  Autumn Elegance

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

The color theme I choose is a twist on a traditional fall color palette.  The mix of terra-cotta orange with blue & white and shades of green give the table the feeling of fall but with a lighter edge.  And the wood elements add the rustic touch.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

For the centerpiece, I used a vintage dough bowl and filled it with faux pumpkins, hydrangea and ornamental cabbage.  I love the look of real cabbage in an arrangement and was excited to find faux stems at the craft store.

Since my bowl is deep, I placed a few pieces of dollar store floral form in the bottom and nestled the flowers between the foam.  The foam also helps to elevate the pumpkins and keep everything in place.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

The place setting is where the mix of chic and rustic elements come together. I mixed my elegant Blue Willow china with casual Fiestaware plates and the wood charger.  I found the  Bird of Paradise bread plates last week at an antique store and they are perfect for my color theme. And to add another rustic touch, I used my favorite faux bamboo flatware to complete the place setting.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

 

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

I’m all about layers when it comes to creating tablescapes so I also mixed in several different accent plates.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

Our dining space is not fully decorated yet but I did add a few fall touches to the buffet.   I kept the arrangement eclectic and used a pair of tortoise hurricanes, ceramic pumpkins and brass pineapples. The tortoise hurricanes I snagged at Pottery Barn on super sale but these from Amara are similar.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

I just love how lush and layered the centerpiece is.  It really is the star of the show and sets the tone for the entire table.

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

I love how this tablescape came out!  I think it’s so warm & inviting and just the look to get me in the spirit of the season.

How do you decorate your table for Fall?  Do you go with neutrals or traditional Fall colors?

Fall Tablescape Design Tips:

*  Find one item that can serve as the jumping off point for your table decor.  Use it to pull your color story together and to decide the style of your table.

Create a focal point with your centerpiece.   If you’re creating a larger floral arrangement as your centerpiece, pay attention the height.  You want to make sure and keep the arrangement low so conversation can easily flow across the table.

*  Make sure your tablescape has depth vertically and horizontally…layer from the bottom up and from side to side.  My centerpiece provided horizontal impact on the table  and the layered place settings gave the table visual interest.

*  Candles are a must…Candles could be tall candlesticks or small tea lights depending one your table decor.

*  Personalize your place settings.  Use place cards, napkins or decorative element within your tablescape to add the personality to your table.

*  Mix and Match to make the table come to life.  Combine different china patterns, linen textures and materials to add personality and interest to your table.   I love mixing refined china and cauual dinnerware and using a combination of silver and gold finishes.  The perfect mix of rough luxe!

and finally,

*  Layer, Layer, Layer!  I’ve mentioned this before but can’t stress enough how much layering will enhance your tablescape.

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Fall Tablescape Source List: 

Orange Tablecloth (similar here)

Blue and Orange Dinner Napkins (Pier 1 on clearance. Etsy is a great source for custom embroidered napkins)

Bamboo Flatware  (purchased at Neiman Marcus but also available here)

Wood Charger Plate (thrifted–similar here)

Blue Willow Dinnerware (lots of vintage options here)

White China 

Orange Fiestaware Plates (available in every color under the rainbow)

Small White Cake Stand (Target dollar spot last year but you can get them here for under $4.00)

Blue and White Coasters–vintage/thrifted

Large Dough Bowl–Lakewood Antiques Market 15 years ago–great vintage source here)

Pumpkins–Target (dollar spot) and Hobby Lobby

Faux Cabbage (looks like the real thing)

Silk Hydrangea

Fall Tablescape Decor by ConfettiStyle

For more entertaining and table design inspiration, check out some of the other tablescapes I’ve created:

Bohemian Inspired Table

Autumn 2016 Tablescape

Fall in Natural and Gold

Thanksgiving Table for Two

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Toile Tablecloth (and a Giveaway)

DIY Toile Tablecloth

I saw it…I admired it…and then I decided to make it!

One day when I was surfing through the Neiman Marcus website, I spotted a beautiful green and white toile tablecloth.  It had everything going for it except the price ($$$). I continued to search for more budget friendly options but the only color I found at the price I wanted to pay was blue and white.

Well, the universe must have been hearing my cries because just about the time I was going to settle for a blue and white tablecloth, Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me and asked if I wanted to review one of their stencil designs.  A quick review of their collection and I said YES.  They had the perfect toile stencil so I could make my own toile tablecloth and save lots of money. Plus I always love a good craft challenge.

♦  DIY Toile Tablecloth  ♦

DIY Toile Tablecloth

DIY Toile Tablecloth

DIY Toile Tablecloth

white tablecloth with a vibrant green paint color

DIY Toile Tablecloth

DIY Toile Tablecloth

DIY Toile Tablecloth

you know I love chinoiserie

DIY Toile Tablecloth

of course I had to style the table using some of my blue and white pieces

DIY Toile Tablecloth

DIY Toile Tablecloth

DIY Toile Tablecloth

a fun accent color makes it even merrier

DIY Toile Tablecloth

DIY Toile Tablecloth

lots of vintage, thrifted and budget friendly treasure to give the table even more personality

DIY Toile Tablecloth

So what do you think?  Pretty darn cute if I may say so myself.

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If you’ve never given stenciling a try, I urge you to do it.  It’s easy and a great way to create custom decor for your home. Making my tablecloth took just a couple of hours and a few supplies.  Here’s how…

Supply list:

White Tablecloth –It’s best to get a 100% cotton or cotton blend which will allow the paint to absorb better
Secret Garden Toile Stencil  (if toile isn’t your look, there are tons of designs to choose from)
Foam paint roller 
Acrylic Paint –I used Anita’s acrylic paint in Christmas Green and purchased 2 of the large size bottles
Textile Medium–creates a soft, flexible and washable paint surface
Painters Tape, Spray Adhesive, Plastic paint tray or disposable paper plate
  1.  Gather your supplies and lay the tablecloth out on a smooth, firm surface.  I used my dining room table and placed a plastic drop cloth under the white tablecloth to protect the table surface.
  2. To ensure a clean paint application, use spray adhesive on the back of your stencil to prevent any paint bleeding. Spray the back of the stencil, let it sit for a few minutes and then place the stencil onto the tablecloth, starting in the upper right corner.
  3. Mix 2 parts paint with 1 part textile medium and pour paint onto the disposable plate.
  4. Coat your roller with paint and then roll the roller on the paper towel to remove most of the paint. You want the roller to have very little paint on it when you begin to reduce paint bleed.
  5. Paint over the stencil–you may need to go over the stencil 2 or 3 times to get the depth of color you want.
  6. Let the stencil sit for just a minute and then remove it.  Move your stencil and repeat the process until you’ve covered the entire tablecloth.

DIY Toile Tablecloth

DIY Toile Tablecloth

 

Once my tablecloth was painted, I decided to add a decorative trim along the edge and added a canary yellow woven gimp I purchased on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  I love the pop of color!

DIY Toile Tablecloth

 

I’m thrilled with how my Toile Tablecloth turned out and will definitely to enjoy using it year round.

Now it’s your turn to get in on the stencil fun.  Cutting Edge Stencils is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one of my readers.  Enter below for your chance to win!

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Disclaimer : This is a sponsored post but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour-Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  It has been such fun to partner with my 8 fellow bloggers to bring you lots of holiday inspiration.

If you’re coming over from Love Your Abode thanks for stopping in and if you’re one of my regular readers, thanks for your continued love and support!  Did you see all the amazing details in Yuni’s decor this week?!  WOW, I didn’t think she could top last week but she sure did.

This week on the tour we’re focusing on our entertaining spaces and how we celebrate the season.  Entertaining is such a joy and this year will be extra special since my brother now lives in Atlanta and my mom is coming for Christmas.

When I think of holiday entertaining I think of family dinners at a beautiful table so I got a jump on things and set my table for a Merry & Bright Christmas dinner.  Playing off the color theme from my Christmas tree decor, I created a classic red & white tablescape with a few fun touches.

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***One of the special touches to my table are these DIY placemats I made featuring a Merry & Bright printable art piece from Christina’s Etsy shop,  My Love Note Designs! I’ll be sharing the how-to and more details on the placemats tomorrow so stay tuned.

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I wanted a lush looking centerpiece so I used a greenery candleholder in the center of the table. To dress it up, I added mini ornaments and decorative ornament sprays.

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And to add layers to the table, I used three different linen pieces—a white tablecloth, a wide red and white stripe runner (made from simple cotton fabric) and a solid red runner from HomeGoods.

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I hung a wreath on the mirror and added the metal Noel sign in the middle.  I made the bow from ribbon I picked up at Michaels.

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I layered each place setting starting with the DIY placemat, a red charger and white china.  The Merry Christmas plates are from HomeGoods.

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My vintage gold silverware and brass candleholders add a touch of metallic shine to the table.  The holly leaf candleholders were a flea market find–one of my favorites ever!

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These cute red and white check bags came from the dollar spot at Target and I’ll be filling them with small gifts/treats for everyone at the table. (p.s. I added the rhinestone M sticker to personalize it)

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So the console table on the back wall wouldn’t feel left out, I  created a beautiful flower arrangement using a mix of fresh and faux flowers and greenery.  More on how I made the arrangement later in the week.

Christmas Flowers

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Another special touch at the table are the chair cones I tied to the back of each chair.  I’ve had these metal cones for years and this year I filled them with a cedar spray, a piece of garland and mini ornaments.

Holiday Chair Accent

Christmas Cake

Entertaining at our house also involves a cocktail bar so I added a few holiday touches to our gold bar cart.

Holiday Barcart by ConfettiStyle

The Merry & Bright wall plaque is from Kirklands. I saw it online and had to pull some strings to get my hands on one.  I added the cedar sprays, bow and ornament clusters to make it just a bit more Merry & Bright.

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And because no holiday is complete without hot chocolate, I snapped this last night as I was addressing my DIY Christmas cards.

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Here’s another glimpse of my tree.  I made a few changes to it since last week and replaced the chalkboard I had over the table with this mirror I had stashed in the garage.  I just love this entire vignette.

And you see that cart next to the table with wrapping paper in it?  I’ll be sharing that little project on Saturday. So fun and easy!

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I hope you’re enjoying the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  The fun doesn’t stop here…the next stop is OMG Lifestyle Blog. You’re going to love what Elaine has to share this week and if you missed her decor from last week, you can check it out here.

And you definitely want to check out all the other bloggers on the tour…

Confetti Style (yours truly)

OMG Lifestyle

Design Asylum Blog

Refresh Restyle 

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Positively Southern 

Amy Howard Social

M. Jones Style

Love Your Abode

Merry and Bright FINAL

I’ll be back next Wednesday, with part 3 and the tour finale.  We’ve got more holiday decor to share and I’ll be doing a wrap up of my Merry & Bright Holiday Home!

You can see part 1 of my tour here.

Shelly

The Vintage Swap and the festive table it inspired!

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Good morning!  Did everyone has a fantastic 4th?

Since my mom was in town, we gathered at my brother’s place, watched movies, played games, ate too much and caught the fireworks at Lenox Mall.  It was a great 4th!

I wanted to pop in today and share the 4th of July table setting I created for our feast.

I hadn’t planned on decorating the table for our dinner but last week I received an awesome item as part of Paige’s Vintage Swap.  Paige is the sweet southern gem behind the blog The Pink Clutch and she had this great idea of hosting a vintage swap between bloggers.  When she posted the swap on her blog, I responded faster than the speed of light because the combination of vintage + swap sounded like too much fun.

As part of the swap, Paige paired up bloggers who then shopped for a vintage item and swapped it with their partner.  Once the partner received the item, we were to style it up and blog about it. I was paired with the Kristen of Pursuing Vintage and couldn’t have been more excited.  I’ve followed Kristen on Instagram for a while, love her style AND I’m a big fan of her blog and Etsy shop.

Since Kristen and I have similar taste when it comes to vintage, I knew I was going to receive a great piece from her and boy was I thrilled when the box arrived and I opened it.  Inside was this beautiful blue and white serving dish in a lidded wicker basket.  The minute I laid eyes on this piece I knew I had to create a holiday tablescape to show off my new treasure.

So here it is…my 4th of July table inspired by a vintage swap!

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What I love most about this blue and white serving piece (besides it being blue and white & pretty) is its versatility.  The dishes can be used to serve anything from dips and appetizers to cookies and desserts.  And the lidded top will come in handy if I’m using the piece outdoors or transporting it somewhere.

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To show off the serving dish, I created a 4th of July tablescape the featured a mix of red, white and blue items.  I used things I already owned and pulled my brothers’ gold place mats into the mix for added shine.

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The dish was almost too pretty to use but I filled it with holiday cookies and coordinated just perfectly with the table setting.

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I used a red bandanna for napkins  and added die-cut wood letters as name tags.

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The flower container played off the blue and white of the vintage swap serving dish and was really festive once I filled it with white hydrangea, glitter stars and mini flags.

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And in my book, a party is not a party without party favors. To create mine, I filled small red buckets with Americana treats, a mini flag and a glittered star.

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A big hug to Kristen at Pursuing Vintage for sending me such a beautiful piece.  I know I’ll enjoy this beautiful blue and white serving piece for years to come.

Paige will be hosting a Vintage Swap link party tomorrow so stop The Pink Clutch see what the other swap participants received and how they styled their piece.

Thanks Paige for a fun collaboration!

Shelly

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