Usually I only decorate for Halloween outside. Well, until last year, that is. It all started when I purchased the cutest Halloween plates on sale (yay!) from Williams Sonoma. I fell in love with them, and used them in last year’s tablescape. And because that was so fun, and also because I wanted to use them again, I decided to do another one this year. I did want to mix it up a little though, so even though I used the same plates, I tried to use different items everywhere else. And I didn’t want it to be too scary – we don’t really do scary here. This is what I came up with……
Welcome to my fall home tour, and if you have come over from Fox Hollow Cottage, hello and welcome! I am so excited to be participating in the Autumn’s in the Air blog hop with eleven of my very favorite bloggers. Each of us is featuring some of our favorite things for Fall. Some are doing tablescapes, some are doing a room or two, and some a full fall home tour. I think you will see some very beautiful and inspiring spaces as these girls are good!
The other day I realized I had been so busy all summer that I hadn’t done a tablescape since July 4th! I do usually like to toy around with tablescape ideas at least a couple of times a month. Not only for fun, but also so that when we entertain I have something prepared beforehand. I adore doing them; it’s kind of a fun, creative outlet for me.
When I posted my Memorial Day table last month I had mentioned that I would like to try something a little different for my Independence Day tablescape. Though I did end up changing it up a little more than I planned (I didn’t want to bore everyone!) I don’t usually go too crazy with the “theme” stuff because I think it can get a little overwhelming. I like it to feel fresh and patriotic, while still being uncluttered.
Every year I bring out the red, white, and blue decorations right before Memorial Day, and I usually keep them out through July 4th. I treat the whole month as a “patriotic” season! Also, since we usually have people over for one or the other of these holidays, I wanted to put together a patriotic tablescape that could work for either one. I love the crispness of red, white and blue, and of course I want to honor the holiday, but I also didn’t want to go too overboard. So, I included a few flags, but not too many, and concentrated on the combination of colors. I may do something a little more decorated for the 4th, but for this weekend, I wanted to keep it simple. Perfect for Memorial Day, Labor Day or even just a summer bbq!
As I’ve shared with you all before, I love to entertain and one of my favorite things about entertaining (besides the people!) is getting a chance to do a new tablescape. Not only does a pretty table add so much to the meal we are sharing, it’s also a great way for me to get my creative juices flowing. With that in mind, I wanted to create a tablescape for Spring; one that would work as easily for Mother’s Day brunch as it would for a Spring dinner party. What I will say about doing Spring tables, is I was very bound by what was available in the floral department! I so wanted to do something featuring lilacs, and then work in some purple and green, but after looking all over town to no avail, I finally realized it just wasn’t going to happen. So I went with Plan B. I have some adorable green floral plates and I decided to do a mostly green and white table with those as the focus. They set the tone, and I went from there.