Friday, November 7, 2014

Rustic Fall Table & Dining Room

Last month, I shared my fall home tour including a peek into my dining room decorated for the season. I am joining with several other talented bloggers today, sharing our Thanksgiving tablescapes, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to give you the full dining room tour. I am keeping things simple and the same this Thanksgiving. Be sure to visit the other talented bloggers at the end of this post for more inspiration and a big thank you to the very talented Bre of rooms FOR rent for hosting this event.
I don't think we will be having Thanksgiving at our house this year (it's kind of nice when you can leave the cooking and the mess to someone else, right? {grin}). But we have been enjoying meals as a family at the table every night, and I am reading the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and trying daily to find thanksgiving in everything around me. Even when the house is a mess, the kids won't sleep, and I have piles of laundry and dishes calling my name. There is still beauty to be found in each and every moment. They are harder to find some days, but I am learning that I can train myself to look for them, by recording them in my own journal of gifts.

The dining room can make me feel down some days, since it is the hub of our house and the first to get cluttered up, but I am striving to keep it as cleared as possible. And see the beauty in the clutter on the other days :)

To create this fall tablescape, I started with an empty slate and added two of my scarves for table runners. And then just started loading it up with several white pumpkins.
I wanted it to have a rustic, woodland feel, so this year, I added antlers to both my table and mantel. I also sprinkled everything with acorns and added some owls here and there.
My husband got this beautiful pumpkin at our local grocery store and I fell in love with it immediately (he knew I wanted one like it because I had shown him some on Pinterest, ha! Nice when your man is paying attention, am I right?). I don't know what kind it is though? What I have researched leads me to believe it may be a "blue pumpkin" even though it seems more pale green to me?
They were labeled "assorted pumpkins"at the store, so I have no idea! Maybe one of you could fill me in, so I can make sure to get more next year ;) 
For the place settings themselves, I used a mixture of vintage dishes with little baby boos and brown feathers. Simple, yet elegant.
For silverware, I just filled a pretty fall colored platter and added another feather. Fall just seems to be the perfect time for feathers, doesn't it? Or make that...anytime.
I threw some faux fur fabric over the seats and an old wooden bench.
The mantel was also decorated in a natural, rustic style this season, and is probably one of my favorite set-ups of all time. It felt nice to keep it simple.

Below the mantel, I filled an old wire basket with some deer skulls that my step-dad found in the woods. He has had them for ages and let me borrow them all for my decor this year.
And on a little side wall, I threw together a simple fall vignette.
So now I have given you all of the elaborated tours from my fall home! If you missed any of the others you can check them out at the very end of this post.

Till next time...
~Alice W.



Make sure you visit these amazing bloggers and their wonderful Thanksgiving Tablescapes as well:













17 comments :

  1. What a lovely, warm room. I love everything you have pulled together for Fall. The table looks great painted, too. xo Diana

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  2. Oh Alice! I love it all, and love even more that you are keeping it real for all of us. You have created such warmth and character, and the scarves as runners is a wonderful idea. We will be having Thanksgiving dinner here, and I, too, need to get my dining room table tidied up! It is full of shipping supplies from my pumpkin making season! Love the pic of the pumpkin on the old books and the silverware, too! Soooo lovely!
    Have a great day and weekend!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  3. I LOVE it!!! Seriously your photography is beautiful, and such a stunning table!! I would frame your pictures in a heartbeat!!! Love it Alice, and thanks so much for joining me :) XO

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  4. You did a wonderful job, Alice!! Everything looks very warm, natural and cozy, like you did it effortlessly! I love the dishes and the pumpkin centerpieces. Your mantel and hearty are awesome!

    Jane xx

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  5. Alice, you have such a special gift in capturing and evoking emotion with your photos...I wish to one day accomplish that ...beautiful job as usual...xo

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  6. I LOVE those dining chairs of yours every time I see them. Drool! One day I will have my very own oval cane back dining chairs. :)

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  7. Your summation is a very wise way to look at things.
    Brenda

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  8. Love it all, Alice! Pretty sure we were meabt to be color sisters! Ha! Thx for sharing!

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  9. It looks so warm and inviting Alice, just love it! I think we may have the same dining table or very similar.

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  10. Stunning displays and photos!
    Everything is so inviting and lovely that it's truly, a beautiful Fall Home Tour.

    Robin

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  11. it's beautiful.
    I used feathers, too.
    love every single detail in your design....wonderful job.

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  12. You absolutely amaze me Alice! Everything is absolutely stunning!!

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  13. So gorgeous! I love the white pumpkins and the rustic feel. That plaid table runner is perfect!
    I'd love if you would share this at my blog party, Celebrate It! It is all about celebrating our wonderful, everyday lives!
    http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/11/celebrate-it-blog-party-16.html

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  14. Hi Alice, It's me buggin ya =) Ha! This is gorgeous and I would love for you to share in on our new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” This would be absolutely perfect! I hope you can make it to http://www.houseofhipsters.com

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  15. I absolutely love the simplicity and rustic feel of it all.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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Thank you for your comments! I love to hear from you! ~Alice W.