Tuesday, October 9

Fall tabletops

One of my favorite ways to bring seasonal decor into my home is by decorating the tabletops.  This year's decor is simple but very fallish.

My dining room table wears a burlap "runner" I made a few years ago.  Actually, this is just a piece of burlap folded into the shape of a runner.  I just fringed the ends and called it good. The mercury glass pumpkins I found at TJMaxx at the end of August.  The stocker was just putting them out--he probably thought I was crazy for buying all that he had on his cart!

I like the rough fabric of the burlap juxtaposed with the soft, shiny finish of the pumpkins.  And I'm especially fond of the way you can see a soft reflection of the pumpkins in the tabletop.

Echoing the mercury glass in the tabletop pumpkins, I added these little mercury glass candle holders to the primitive sideboard.  I found at Target.  Aren't they pretty with tealights in them?

The living room coffee tablescape is pretty simple, too.  I added a new jug from Pottery Barn, which was my one splurge this fall.  To go with that, I simply used some acorns in a small hurricane around a candle.  On top of the box is a heavy metal acorn.  

Lighting candles makes things especially cozy in the fall, don't you think?

The little side table holds a finial I've had for a long time plus a couple of new acorn finials.  These were a TJMaxx find as well.  They were a rather garish gold, so I painted them Heirloom White, distressed them, and rubbed on a dark glaze.  I also painted the bases to match the big jug on the coffee table.

The breakfast room is home to one of my favorite pieces--my mother's antique dough cabinet.  I usually display a lot of pumpkins here, but this fall it's pretty simple, too:  some fall flowers in an aqua vase and just a few pumpkins complement the chalkboard plate and candle holders.  

My screened porch got a little makeover this spring when I added some aqua and orange pieces.  These seem happy to go right into Autumn!

The lamp table vignette is very simple--a few pumpkins and a favorite aqua vase along with a live plant.

The porch dining table holds a harvest basket which was easy to create with pine cones, acorns, berries, and fall fruits.  It sits happily on an old Domino's sugar bag and is easy to move when we want to eat on the porch.

Those are my Fall tabletops!  They make me smile and encourage me to keep the tabletops cleaned off (and I'll take all the encouragement I can get in that respect!)

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  1. Beautiful fall tabletops.


  2. always beautiful.. i imagine your home to always be warm, inviting, lovely!!! and i just lovelovelove the color on your dining room wall :) and all of the aqua splashes.

  3. Everything looks lovely! I love all the acorns, and of course the mercury glass pumpkins on the dining room table!

  4. Very pretty! I always say I'm going to get some mercury glass and haven't yet. It is so pretty.

  5. Oooolala,loving this bling...so comfortable & peaceful.

  6. It looks lovely... I love the mercury pumpkins.
    P.S. I like the new blog layout.

  7. Beautiful, I love every one of them. Great photos, too! Those mercury pumpkins are gorgeous! XO ~Liz

  8. Very pretty. I totally agree that you don't need a lot of elaborate things for decorating. I love your dining room walls, what paint is that?

  9. Richella, all of your fall accents are just lovely! All of the mercury glass is beautiful!

  10. Jessica, the French blue color of my dining room is a custom mix by Sherwin-Williams. You can read about the room and see the exact paint formula in this post: http://www.impartinggrace.com/2011/08/dining-room-reveal.html .

  11. I think your home embraces fall like nobody's business Richella! The colors you use in your decor are the perfect backdrop for the warmth of fall decorating and everything looks absolutely beautiful! :-)

  12. Everything looks beautiful. Your dining room is gorgeous. I would love for you to link this up to my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Hope to see you then.

  13. Love the mercury glass!!! So pretty, Richella. :)

  14. I LOVE the mercury glass. Great splurge on that pitcher - so pretty and it makes a nice statement.

    I LOVE your dough cabinet display. Seriously LOVE. All your fall decor is really, really pretty.

    Love the new look on your site!!

  15. Oooooh! I Love your fall decorations Richella!!!!

    The mercury glass pumpkins are awesome!

    Your home is so warm and inviting!

    Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  16. Everything looks so beautiful. I love the mercury glass.

  17. Hi Richella. Your home decorated for Fall is beautiful and I love the mercury glass pumpkins.


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