Fall Tablescape

One slight drop in temperature here in Texas inspired me to get into the fall spirit. Since I am without little ones, I don’t really “halloween” things around the house. Instead, I prefer a more seasonal take on this autumn/thanksgiving season. I also don’t love using orange that much in my decor. In fact, i really don’t have much of anything with that color besides a punch or two of tangerine around. I like to infuse a bit of fall with white and green pumpkins, jewel tones, and chinoiserie blue & white pumpkins hand painted by some of my favorite artists.

I had the same approach with my fall tablescape this year. I wanted a dash of color, contrast, and functionality to add a punch of fall and festivity to my place settings. I hope you are inspired and feel free to “shop the look” in my links!

p.s. my soup spoon is incorrectly placed in some of these photos- I had to move it for space. Don’t be mad :)

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THE TABLE:

Pumpkin (like any flower arrangement- it ranges in price): 

The real winner of the table was my custom pumpkin centerpiece from Dr. Delphinium. I had jewel tones of  deep amethyst and boxwood green make a perfect contrast with the white pumpkin. LINK

Tablecloth ($168):

For my table, I chose a Poolside linen tablecloth from Sferra. It is one of the pricier items, but it is exceptional quality. There is nothing worse than a scratchy and cheap tablecloth!

Plates ($18, $22), Napkins ($15) and Water Glasses:

For my salad and dinner plates I went with Juliska’s melamine line that is dishwasher safe and unbreakable (always a good thing if you are cleaning up at the end of the night after a few glasses of wine). Also, a great way to use the “nice stuff” around kids or not so steady friends and relatives. The Forest Walk Napkins are of the highest quality and would go with any fall tabletop!

Chargers ($15) and Placemats ($14):

I added some texture and contrast with cork chargers and rich green snakeskin placemats from Caspari. I couldn’t find the Caspari chargers online anywhere, but Juliska makes similar ones that are a little more expensive!

Flatware ($79 for 20 piece set):

I love bamboo and I think gold glistens at the dinner table. For $79 you can get a 20 piece gold bamboo flatware set that serves four. It really added the right amount of chic and glam to the table! LINK

 

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PLACE CARDS:

All place cards created by Moore Ink. She works quickly and can do pretty much anything from envelopes to menus to gift tags and more! Can ship within the U.S. EMAIL: margmooreink@gmail.com LINK

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COCKTAILS AND APPETIZERS:

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I used Zephyr Gin to create an Apple Autumn cocktail! It was so delicious! Recipe: HERE 

Fall Tablescape by The Potted Boxwood 3 My favorite food blog is Half Baked Harvest. Her recipes are always unique, easy to make, and delicious. This Apple Butternut Squash Burrata Pizza was a huge hit! Recipe: HERE

Fall Tablescape by The Potted Boxwood 4How gorgeous is this Crispy Autumn Kale Salad? I have a couple of friends who are doing Whole 30 so I left the goat cheese out. It was almost too pretty to eat. Would be perfect at Christmas time! Recipe: HERE

To purchase that gorgeous blue & white chinoiserie pumpkin click: HERE

Fall Tablescape by The Potted Boxwood 5 I made these Whipped Ricotta Crostinis as an easy appetizer when people first walk in the door. So simple! You can top with anything. I used extra butternut squash from the pizza on some, and then marinated some mushroom in olive oil and balsamic glaze for the others. Recipe: HERE

FALL DECOR:

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I ordered these hand painted blue & white pumpkins from Karolyn at The Relished Roost years ago. They are some of my favorite fall items. I blend them in with my other blue and white pieces and ALWAYS get compliments on how fresh and chic they are!

See my blue and white pumpkin from Dana at Indigo Home Shop above, next to the the Crispy Kale Autumn Salad!

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Sale into the Weekend

Hi Friends! Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I get the same spring-cleaning type bug in the fall. I just crave for my home to have a little update in style and something new to rest my eyes on. I was recently looking at some things to spruce up my house for upcoming guests and fall entertaining (post on that Monday!). Much to my surprise, I noticed that Neimans and Horchow (same company) are having some amazing sales. Below you can find some of my personal favorites for a little fall refresh!

See you back here on Monday for my fall entertaining post- you won’t want to miss it!

Sferra Linens

My favorite table linens are by Sferra. So many beautiful colors to choose from. I recently purchased two round tablecloths from Horchow in Poolside and in the Pewter color. The sale price is excellent!

Faux Shagreen Tray from Horchow

Totally love this faux shagreen tray for entertaining from Horchow. Normally $365, now $99!

Spode plates via Neiman Marcus

This incredible 5 piece Spode dinner set from Neiman Marcus is perfect for fall and only $80 for everything!

ine Cone Hill throw

This gorgeous Pine Cone Hill throw blended with yummy cashmere and wool went from being $669 to $299. An incredible deal from Horchow!

Horchow Bar Stool

I stopped my scroll in my tracks when I saw the amazing discount for these swivel bar stools from Horchow. Originally $469 now $281. Amazing deal!

Harper Marble Coffee Table Horchow

This marble and gold coffee table from Horchow reminds me of something Aerin Lauder would have in her chic office. Originally $2,475, now $1,379!

Tortoise glassware from NM

I feel there is something totally sexy and statement making about this tortoise glassware from Neiman Marcus. Sets of 4 of each type of glass is just $35.  Just put me into a dark den with a nice bottle of Bordeaux and let’s call it an evening.

carter 4 light lantern

This four light lantern would be fabulous in a kitchen or hallway! This lantern is normally over $1,000, now $599 from Horchow!

John Robshaw shower curtain (2)

This John Robshaw shower curtain from Horchow would make the most fun addition to a guest bathroom.

Crafthouse Ultimate Set NMCrafthouse Ultimate Set NM 2

This Fortessa Crafthouse set from Neiman Marcus includes everything you see above and is 65% off. Not only is it a great addition to the bar cart, but also would make a fabulous gift.

Cubed end table via Horchow

This cubed end table from Horchow makes for a great addition to a guestroom or side of a chair in any living space. Originally $444, now $399.

Brics spinner NM

Of course, you can always forget about the fall and holiday entertaining and hit the road! One of my personal favorite carry-on bags is on major sale at Neimans. This Bric’s Spinner is a must!

 

bACKtoACK

It is possible to fall in love over and over again. Nantucket proves it.  I was back again this summer visiting my friend and her gracious mom who is a full time islander. From the hydrangeas to the wavy beaches to the shingled houses and cute shops, the island is the ideal signature of summer. I just have to share some photos that I took while I was there. Enjoy the visual dream that is Nantucket.

For my previous Nantucket posts: click here – here – here – here and here

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Where to Stay

Greydon House just opened after the last summer season. It was designed by Roman and Williams and exudes a charming warmth in chicly designed setting. Located right in town, you can walk to your favorite restaurants and shops. However, you wouldn’t even need to leave the hotel since it boasts one of the best restaurants. See more pictures below.

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Serenely Chic

I am pretty much obsessed with this Cape Town, South Africa home. It is designed by Serena Crawford, who has the magical ability to create graceful, natural, and superbly chic interiors. Her rooms flow with great natural energy, and the design feels fresh and timeless in the most ideal juxtaposition.

Design by Serena Crawford

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As if I needed a reason to love this entry #ThePottedBoxwood

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I love checkerboard floors.

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Another glimpse of the front. Potted boxwood and white on white shutters.

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Comfortable without looking lazy (‘ya know what I mean).

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This kitchen may be the best I have seen. Seriously. The blue & white, the contrast of wood and white, the collected design, and the warmth of the texture is all flawless.

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Framed Chinoiserie panels and beautiful fabrics in this white bedroom.

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I really adore all the orchids together. Idea that I may have to steal.

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Ideal.

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The Super Chic Underdog

Note: At the point I was writing this, Atlanta was super ahead. Y’all know how much I love Nantucket…so get some New England Inspiration from my previous post!

Like many things that fall under “American Traditions,” Super Bowl Sunday is right up there. If you don’t watch it for the sport, you watch it for the commercials. If you don’t watch it for the commercials, you watch it for the halftime show. If you don’t watch it for the halftime show, you watch it for the food. You get my point, there is a reason to watch. While I didn’t have a favorite team in the mix, I did enjoy thinking about all the beautiful aspects of the locations of each time. New England has beautiful homes from Connecticut to Nantucket, and Atlanta has such a mecca of fabulous designers and tastemakers.

While they may not be the winner, I had to share some pictures of my favorite Atlanta homes. There is so much talent that exists in the Atlanta design world, and I thought I would highlight a few of the fabulous!

Atlanta home by D Stanley Dixon via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Beautiful home by renown architect D. Stanley Dixon. via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Atlanta Home by Norman Askins via Traditional Home By far the best looking home there ever was. I really consider this a dream home. Architect Norman Askins understands beautiful homes. via Traditional Home

Norman Askins Atlanta designed home via Pinterest

Another Askins home, because they are all just too fabulous!

Atlanta Home of Suzanne Kasler via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Suzanne Kasler‘s home is full of inspiration, inside and out. Love the lighted topiaries. via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Former Atlanta Home of Danielle Rollins designed by Miles Redd via Veranda

This space is my idea of perfect. Hand painted wallpaper, beautiful fabrics, and a healthy dose of indoor greenery. Designed by Miles Redd in Danielle Rollins former home via Veranda

Howard Design Studio landscape in Atlanta via Pinterest Howard Design Studio always wows me with their distinct and chic placement of boxwood and ivy. They do all shades of green in the way that truly captivates and makes the home.

Parker Kennedy Living Outdoor Space via Atlana Homes and Lifestyles

One of the best outdoor living spaces full of blue and white by Parker Kennedy Living. via Atlanta Home & Lifestyles.