An attractive autumn tablescape extends an inviting welcome to family and friends. Take the quiz to learn how to shape a colorful autumn tablescape.
A tablescape, or table display, can be subtle or dramatic, whimsical or sophisticated. The fun and the challenge is to make it memorable.
Fall is the ideal time to decorate your table with pumpkins and goblins for Halloween or turkeys and pilgrims’ hats for Thanksgiving.
Your tablescape should create a vignette; that is, it should tell a story, be it a thematic tale or a decorative mood that is conveyed along the entire length of your table.
The vibrant reds oranges, browns and golds of autumn can be combined to make a fabulous tablescape. Or you can select just one color and its various shades to create an elegant uniform look.
A successful tablescape always looks harmonious and well balanced. To do this, you repeat the scale, color and texture of the items along the length of the table.
A bowl of rich dark chestnuts not only makes a delicious and healthful fall snack, bit it looks appealing on the table as well.
Colorful red and green fresh fall apples look very tempting in clear glass bowls and very innovative and sophisticated in tall glass vases.
In a blender, combine the moss starter with a cup of yogurt or buttermilk and spread the mixture over the area in which you want the moss to grow. A spot outside in the shade is the most effective.
You can purchase mini pumpkins at the market and hollow them out to use as decorative candleholders or as place card holders for your guests at each table setting.
You can have an array of carved pumpkins of various sizes on the table, enhanced by candles in each one. To make your pumpkin unique to you and your family, carve a monogram of the initial of your family name.
Mason jars serve as ideal vases for fall flowers. And because they are used to store preserves, they tie in beautifully with the theme of the autumn harvest.
People often confuse goldenrod with is ragweed because they grow next to each other, but in fact they are not even in the same family. So feel (allergy-) free to add lovely goldenrods to your autumn tablescape.
Mums, or chrysanthemums, are considered to be THE fall flower. They come in several varieties and can last for quite a while when they are cut.
If you like scented candles, there are more than 10,000 varieties to choose from. And you’re in good company, as seven out of 10 families in the U.S. use candles.
An array of clove-studded oranges will add a lovely sense of color, scent and drama to your autumn tablescape.
Several sprigs of fresh rosemary will add a sweet scent to the rest of your fragrant spices.
To create a warm, natural holiday fragrance in your home, put some water in a pot and boil some cinnamon, clove and allspice.
You can forgo a centerpiece and opt for three or four smaller pieces along the length of the table.
On your tablescape, put out wooden bowls filled with pinecones, as well as a few wicker baskets abounding with gorgeous gourds and luscious fall fruit.
With a needle and thread, create a string of bright red berries and weave it around and through the table settings.