Hello friends, so happy to see you again! Even though the temperatures climbed back up this past week, more and more signs of fall are all around. I have joined together with an amazing group of ladies to give you all a journey through our homes for some fall inspiration. I mainly focused on the kitchen, but will share a few other sprinkles here and there.
When I style a space, I often change it several times before I can step back and say “that’s it!” The photo above was one of my early attempts in creating a fall centerpiece. I love it; however, the arrangement I created just looked too tall underneath our light.
If you caught my blog recently, you already know I brought home that wonderful butcher block piece. Once I saw it in here, my vision for a centerpiece started coming together.
The size allows for several pieces to be displayed and also adds just a smidge of height. I love its natural color, too. I’m really looking forward to how it will age.
I absolutely love how hydrangeas turn colors as fall approaches. The Annabelle hydrangeas dry so nicely, they will look just as sweet weeks from now.
Can’t say enough about my tiered tray. It has a permanent, cozy spot on our peninsula, and is so much fun to redecorate according to the seasons or displaying party favors and hors d’oeuvres.
I actually struggled a bit when it came to styling it for fall. I wasn’t sure the look I wanted. You know what helped? Leaves.. once I began laying fall leaves as a back drop, rustic charm came to mind. I have become a big fan of velvet and sweater-like pumpkins, they add such a soft touch and you can’t beat their authentic stems. They just happen to sit perfectly inside my English Sparrow tray.
Now for my favorite part 😀 No doubt creating a tablescape is an absolute favorite past-time of mine. For early fall inspiration, I used some tablescape treasures from the recent fall crate I received from Gable Lane Crates . I just love the leaf plates nestled on the miniature fall wreaths. Layering is so much fun, and gives a more sophisticated look for special gatherings. Speaking of Gable Lane Crates, did you hear their big announcement?! You can create your own now!
I purchased the chargers, plates, and napkins last year, and firmly believe in re-purposing as many neutral items as possible throughout the holidays.
Adding simple seasonal accents is all you need to create a beautiful tablescape to entertain family and friends. They won’t care and most likely won’t notice if you use the same neutral plates and napkins season to season 😉
Dwarf pumpkins, pine cones, and other items from nature provide such a pretty touch and, if you grow your own, it won’t cost a thing. I love the pop of color, too.
I began adding a few copper accents this season. I only have a set of moscow mule mugs, but they double as a vase, or a standout of it’s own. I never realized how beautiful copper would look in my newly painted kitchen. I have been so pleased with creating a neutral palette and adding beautiful, soft tones such as copper. It is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.
I love mixing old and new, a little bit of rustic elegance along with soft, charming items. I began adding sprinkles of hydrangeas all around. They add elegant detail, and again, if you grow your own, a simple pleasure for more than one season!
Here is an example. Above, I designed this vignette, and was pleased, but adding the hydrangea to nest the velvet pumpkin added so much more detail.
They dry so nicely and continue to look just as good. Seriously, a small touch that adds a multitude of character.
Thanks so much for taking the time for a visit. I truly love sharing inspiration with you all <3 I have listed sources below if you are interested, and of course, I would love for you to share your comments with me. I hope your creative minds are ready for the inspiration you are about to witness as you visit the other tours listed below. I am so honored to have been a small part in this amazing blog hop. We will all be sharing throughout the day <3
Velvet and Linen Pumpkins – Love Feast Shop
English Sparrow Tiered Tray – The Painted Fox
Leaf plates, place mats, small fall wreaths, gray urn, and neutral pumpkin nestled inside – Gable Lane Crates
White dinner plates – Homegoods
Chargers – Amazon
Copper Moscow Mule Mugs – Pier 1 Imports
Author and photos – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke