Welcome to fall in my living room.
When we first toured this house, almost fifteen years ago, the stone fireplace and beamed ceiling captured our hearts the minute we walked through the door. The rustic charm of the room is what sold us on this tiny cottage. The space was so warm and cozy, we felt hugged, we knew it was where we wanted to raise our family.
We wrote a check that day.
Since then, we have added a kitchen and turned the old dining room into a family room. They are great spaces in their own right and, like most families, where we spend most of our time these days.
We just don't take advantage of this beautiful room as much as we should anymore. So when my friend Chloe asked me if I wanted to share a fall tablescape, I said sure! Why not?
It was the perfect excuse for a romantic dinner for two in front of the fireplace and a chance to enjoy the room.
Now, I am a big fan of cottage style and for a long time, I was all about the accessories. However, over the last several years, I have pared down my decor. A few well place pieces is all I need.
Clean and simple is the name of my game now.
A cookie jar pumpkin vase is takes center stage filled with roses.
A pair of woven placemats add a bit of texture to the table and play off the wooden mirror on the mantle and dark beams.
The plates are all from Pottery Barn. The red and yellow ones are my everyday dishes. I picked up the pumpkin patch dessert plates last year on a day trip to the country.
They are so darn cute, I can't take it.
The Gorham Diamond crystal and Spode silverware add a little bit of sparkle and elegance to my otherwise rustic room and I am ready for my date.
The plan is to light the fire, turn on the music, kick back on the couch...
I mean when a room's this pretty, who can think about food?
I hope you enjoyed peeking at my table and you're hungry for more, because now it's time to hop! Be sure to check out all the creative tablescapes from these talented ladies...
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