head diy Design Fanatic: Fall Tablescape

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall Tablescape

After spending a week at the cottage last week, I was ready to make something pretty. 

If you saw the Mountain Cottage (before) House Tour of the interior, you will understand why. 
Not only was the interior looking pretty bad and in need of an update, it was 
REALLY dirty.....
as in "it hadn't been cleaned in years and someone who lived there was a smoker" dirty.  

Add to that, we were basically camping in the house as there is no furniture there yet, and we were sleeping on air mattresses (but we bought 3" thick gel foam pads to go on top), 
and add to that.....I was stung over 8 times on my left arm by yellow jackets because I mistakenly stepped on a yellow jacket nest...

oh, and we had no internet or tv.

All I could think of all week was that we are soooooo spoiled and blessed living where we do back home. (and of course, because we have a mountain cottage to reno)
After coming home, I definitely needed a little prettiness, so I did the easiest thing to pretty up the house and that was to set a pretty table in the Breakfast Room. 

fall tablescape

I already had all of the dishes, chargers, napkins, placemats, etc.
Fall tablescape


But, I did splurge on these little guys. Found them at Trader Joe's for 99 cents each.
fall tablescape

They also had these gorgeous mums for $5.99
fall tablescsape


Just couldn't resist these beauties. Of course, I will prune them back and plant them in a sunny spot after they are finished blooming.
fall tablescape






fall tablescape




fall tablescape


fall tablescape

What do you like to do when you feel the need to make something pretty? 
Do you plant some flowers, fluff up your Family room, set a table?
Would love to know.

Pam

Details:
Dinner Plates: Mikasa Italian Countryside
Salad Plates from HomeGoods, bought several years ago
Glasses: vintage Anchor Hocking "Boopie"
Placemats and tablecloth: HomeGoods
Flatware: Wallace Continental Bead 
Flowers and gourds: Trader Joe's

17 comments:

  1. Well, today my hubby was out so I took that time to CLEAN the garage, move things and get it organized.....AGAIN!!!! All summer things just kinds get dumped, well it needed to get ready for Fall and winter NOW:):) I also LOVE setting tables and will do one probably tomorrow. Your table is beautiful, love the dishes and the sweet pumpkins. The flowers are a gorgeous color too!!! Happy Fall!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your table is gorgeous Pam!....and ya gotta love Trader Joe's...I just love how you turned the placemats...great idea!!...

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like to do a small decor project when I need something pretty! Your table is gorgeous! It's great you are making progress on the cottage!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh it looks so pretty and I love your room. It is fantastic. I can't wait to see more of your cabin, I know you are making tons of progress. Hugs, marty

    ReplyDelete
  5. ok....I'm headed to Trader Joe's tomorrow morning for sure! Youngest brother is coming for a first visit here, and my gardens don't exactly have a lot in them...
    Love your table and the "prettiness"!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good question, Pam ... sometimes I like to just add a little festive piece OR sometimes I get the urge to paint the entire room and start over! Ha! I love your Fall table ... beautiful, as always! And, I know you're working hard at the cottage ... all of that work is going to pay off ten-fold! Can't wait to see!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Pam, this is a happy table with the darling colored pumpkins. Glad you had all the other table accessories to set your pretty! The beautiful mums will be enjoyed now and when they bloom again from your care in planting them. I try to reuse plants in the garden for it is a joy to see the bloom again! Have a great week from one Pam to another!

    Pam

    ReplyDelete
  8. Pretty table! That mum's color is just striking!

    ReplyDelete
  9. You certainly deserve that beautiful table and it truly is beautiful, Pam....Christine

    ReplyDelete
  10. The table is lovely and I too love Trader Joes I will have to go get me a couple of those little cutie pumpkins, love your table, simple, sweet and perfect...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh gees Pam- you got stung 8 times!! That had to hurt! I guess roughing it gets a bit too rough at times! Good thing you have your lovely home to come back to! Your tablescape looks wonderful! Love the little pumpkins and the color of those mums! I like the burlap you wove around them too!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your table looks so pretty. Those salad plates are beautiful. What a wonderful place to dine, with sunshine coming in from that beautiful bay window. Your chandelier is gorgeous. laurie

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hello Pam....Nice job on the table setting.

    To answer your question, I like to bring organization to something----like drawers or cabinets---and, also, buy flowers from the supermarket. If roses are cheaper by the two-dozen, I'll do that! Susan

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your table is beautiful, Pam. I was online looking at Italian Countryside again this morning. I am really tempted to add it to "the collection".

    ReplyDelete
  15. That's just beautiful Pam. I know the feeling about needing something pretty around you when you got home. I can't wait to see what you do with the cottage though.

    ReplyDelete

Leave a comment and let me know you stopped by! If you are not on blogger, leave me your email or some other way of getting in touch with you in the comment. That way I can reply to your question or comment.