Today I’m sharing a glowing fall tablescape using glass pumpkins, candles, votives, and some fresh flowers. This tablescape would be perfect for Thanksgiving and can be set up far in adbance since the flowers are the only element that is perishable! The glow of the candles and twinkle lights are perfect for a cozy evening together with loved ones.
My dear friend Bre from Rooms for Rent Blog sent me her newly released book, The Gift of Gathering, and it really was the inspiration behind this tablescape. The holidays are always the time I want to put some thought and effort into making a pretty get-together and this time, I imagined a warmly lit table with some fresh blush and peach roses. This is what I came up with!
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I have had this long gathered tableskirt for years (I made mine years ago but you can find them on Etsy here), and love the elegance it brings to the room.
Then I added this beautiful flannel table throw with fringe.
Besides my newly acquired amber glass pumpkins in the middle (which I filled with twinkle lights), the rest of the centerpiece elements I already owned and I often use for my tablescapes for any season: brass candlesticks, her book, “tablescape essentials”.
The place setting items are also on the essentials list: linen napkins, antique silverware, wood chargers, vintage-looking transferware plates, and vintage glasses. Instead of name cards, I pulled own newly fallen leaves from our yard and used gold paint to add names of our family members. So easy, and free!
I love this color combo of rusty oranges and reds, golden yellow, soft blush and peachy pink!
It is important, when using lots of glass in a tablescape, to juxtapose it with softer textures like the flannel and linen. Even the wisps of pampas grass among the flowers adds a feathery touch. Thus, the glass and shining glowy elements grouped all together in the middle has a bigger impact!
I didn’t use any blue for this tablescape…. what is even happening to me? 😉
I didn’t have 6 matching goblets (we have had a few break from each set), so I mixed and matched.
When placing your candlesticks and votives around, try not to make it look too “perfect” or symmetrical. Clustered in a organic way makes the newer items blend in with the antiques and also gives a more casual feel.
I don’t know about you, but I always want Thanksgiving dinner to feel cozy and comfortable, but also pretty and decadent. This tablescape does all of the above I think!
I hope you enjoyed this glowing fall tablescape!
If you are looking for more inspiration to guide you throughout the year then you will LOVE Bre’s book, The Gift of Gathering! She walks you through every step of creating tablescapes for every season (spring, summer, fall, winter), including recipes (my fav is the maple pumpkin custard!!), simple DIYs, and she even has a free printable planner!
Look at one of the pretty shareable quotes she created with one of the fall tablescapes from the book! This is the Friends-Giving Table.
There are several quotes for all seasons, so make sure to visit thegiftofgathering.com to check them out!
I’m so so proud of her… I remember talking to her on the phone when she was first brainstorming ideas of what her book would be about, a couple years ago, and then hearing her excitement as her dream was becoming a reality.
Now that it is released and I have my hands on the lovely pages, it honestly has surpassed my expectations. Bre has always been the master at creating the best tablescapes but the book has more stunning photography than I had imagined it would. It also has more helpful tips, and more of her heart shared in the pages. She really out-did herself. Not only that, the cover is gorgeous and the book is thick, so it looks beautiful on display!
To buy the book for yourself or for a gift (hostess, or anyone who loves design, decorating, or entertaining), go here, and be sure to go to thegiftofgathering.com to download your free printable party planner!