Wednesday, October 9, 2013

harvest table setting: rustic & elegant



Would you like to come to my home for a little tete-a-tete?

I’ve already got the table decorated in warm shades of Autumn. Just for you. Now we just have to decide on the wine….


The other day I stopped by the wholesale flower shop in search of some Cinderella pumpkins and I was floored by the gorgeous flowers everywhere. There are certain places that fill me with pure happiness and flower shops are one of those.


I couldn’t resist bringing home a bunch of hydrangeas in shades of aged parchment and smoky pinks.


While I was there I also bought a white birch shell for my centerpiece and this became the inspiration for this rustic harvest table setting.

If you’re a regular here you know how much I love to style tables and give you ideas you can use in your own home. In the next post I’ll show you how I put this centerpiece together but today is a picture day.

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When you come into my kitchen you can see that I’ve set our table out in the patio. The weather has been beautiful here in Northern California, so sunny and warm and I thought you’d enjoy eating al fresco on the rustic table I made with my Dad.

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Did I give you any ideas for your next Autumn gathering?

I sure hope so.


If you’d like to see more ideas for your harvest table you can also check out some of these other posts:

my purple and gold Thanksgiving table

how to make miniature pumpkin vases

beautiful pumpkin centerpiece: how to


Thanks for stopping by...



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The Tablescaper said...

Ohhh, ahhh. Love that centerpiece! I know that thrill you get at garden centers. So much of what is wonderful in a given season all in one place.

I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays and would love to have you link your post. The post goes up at 7 pm EST on Saturday evening.

- The Tablescaper

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Wow, girl! Just magnificent, all of it! Your talents are many.

FYI, my blog address has changed. If you have me in your sidebar, you will have to go in and edit the link address. I'm having some regrets about doing this, but it can't be undone. Same blog, just new address.

Cristina Garay said...

Oh Wow, it all looks beautiful!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

beautiful table. I love the book bundles and those sheet music wrapped candles!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a beautiful post, Leslie...pure eye candy! Anyone would feel special as a guest at your table! Love the different elements and textures you've brought together! Gorgeous!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Absolutely beautiful my friend!! I would love to come and have a glass of wine with you:)

Art and Sand said...

Absolutely beautiful and yes I would like to drop by for a tete a tete.

We are having a little dinner party on Sunday. Steve is making paella and I am in charge of appetizers, desert and decor. I might use some of your ideas.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous table scape Leslie! I love the sweet little votives with acorns and the cinderella pumpkins look perfect on the table. You are so creative and the sheet music candles:) xxL

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Stunning the birch vase, pumpkins and flowers.

Love it!

Unknown said...

Everything about that table is gorgeous - from the hydrangeas, the birch vase to the glitter on the tags. Heaven!!

Gypsy Heart said...

How beautiful! Looks perfect for fall and sitting outside would be delightful.

I adore fresh flowers! The centerpiece is gorgeous.


karen@somewhatquirky said...

Yes, as a matter of fact, you did give me some ideas and inspiration to set an autumn table. Thank you very much!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

It's so lovely Leslie! I've been wanting to get a tablescape done for fall but haven't managed to work it in yet.

Kathy Olson said...

I really love your style!

The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Italy said...

I've been wondering whether to cut the last of my hydrangeas which have the same hues, and put them in a vase on our big table. You've convinced me! Xcat

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Your table settings are always so charming Leslie - such a lovely mix of colors, textures and beautiful elements! I love the way you make rustic look so sophisticated! Of course I want to come over!

Unknown said...

Good morning Leslie-
I'm still smiling that I greeted you as 'Gwen' on one of your previous, thought provoking posts. ;) That centerpiece is so gorgeous I had to 'pin it' on my tablescapes board. You are indeed gifted in creating a lovely, welcoming space. I must know-was that the wholesale flower market near Arden in Sacramento? I went there a couple of times with my mom in prep for her wedding. Great place!
I'm off to catch a plane to Newport Beach for the weekend.
xx, Heather

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So darn pretty, everything from the beautiful table up. Love those hydrangea's such pretty colors!
Thanks so much for stopping by too!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Leslie, The flowers are beautiful and I love your new vase. Thanks for sharing your pretty tablescape at the Open House party.

Lori said...

I love everything about this Leslie so I think you should come up and recreate it this weekend. We will be gathering around a table and giving thanks ~ thankful for blogs like yours and friendships made over the miles. Have a fabulous weekend. xo

Donna@anangloinquébec said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always. So happy to see that table again and in action. I cannot wait to complete the next step in our backyard design. I will be revisiting that post to get inspiration on building my own table. I will admit Leslie that I am so envious that you get to eat outdoors at this time of year!!
Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

Leslie how amazing!! Love the birch bark vase.

Monica said...

Did I ever tell you that I am completely obsessed with your home, your creativity and your decorating skills? Hope you enjoy the rest of October. xx

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Katie Mansfield said...

So gorgeous. I just found your blog through Creating a LIfe. I love what I have been reading so far. I can't wait to come back and peruse some more.
Katie Mansfield

Tamera Beardsley said...

My dear ... reading through your blog ... I can already tell what kindred spirits we are! I can't wait to get to know you better ... and maybe even in person... I live in the Huntington Beach area! I am very touched by the beautiful... and loving spirit of your blog!

Debra@CommonGround said...

this is so wonderful Leslie, I'm sorry I missed it earlier!

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