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Inspiring Fall Table Centerpieces

Don't you just love a well dressed table?  Even if it's just for a regular meal with family and close friends.  Well, I'm having the girls, my lovely neighbors, over next week for dessert and wine.  I plan to surprise them with a lovely tablescape and did some hunting for ideas on the internet.  Next I'll go to the grocery store, a florist or better yet a garden shop.  Summer seems to be burning itself out here in Wilmington, NC and the temperatures are starting to drop.  So for a tablescape theme, I'll hunt around for almost-end-of-summer centerpieces.  Look for what I came up with in an upcoming post.

In the meantime, I ran across a few lovely settings and centerpieces for fall and thought I'd share them with you.

 From Finding Home Online.com

From Finding Home Online.com

Yes, I know the above tablescape is really something for the Christmas holiday season.  And I'm not trying to push you here.  Decided to include it because I like the idea of glass vases filled with red berries than topped with greenery.  The composition forms a row with small tea candles between each vase.  The design format can be substituted to suite other occasions and holidays.  Since we're having tiramisu, to start with, I'm thinking coffee beans in small glass vases with greenery on top, a nice fresh earthy feel as we delve into the delights of the dessert.  I'll add candles.  Wonder if I should do tea or tall glass candle holders.  Still, I need something else like a warm color.  Off I go.

 Found on   Pinterest   from The Perfect Palette

Found on Pinterest from The Perfect Palette

Love the rustic look here and the layered burlap table cloth topped with the large leaves is just wonderful.  Fall colors are beautifully represented in the pumpkins and squashes .

From Just A Smidgen, a lifestyle blog, I found the next two ideas.  Here's a crow after my own heart.


You know Wilmington, NC is on the coast, right?  Well now you do.  Being a transplant here I'm often drawn to beach elements because beach is practically year round here.  Thus, this fun and lovely sand filled glass vase topped with delicate pink rose.  It was created for a wedding but I would exchange it for something like a seashell.  Mummm, tiramisu and wine?  May be I should stick with the coffee beans and burlap. 

Don't forget, check back later to see what tablescape I came up with.  What's your take on dressing the table, even for an "ordinary" meal or the girls?

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