Fall Tablescapes

The temperatures are dropping and that means it's time to plan for my annual Harvest Dinner. I usually host a pre-Thanksgiving dinner in late October or early November. 

You will notice that there are some elements that I always use for this event. The cranberry glass turkey has to be on the table and I think this is the year my lighted table runner made it's debut.

This year I went a little simpler with most of the elements because I went for the wow factor with the white pumpkin centerpiece. The green glasses always add a bit of calming color.

The table runner was linen, just plain and simple. I was going for a rustic elegant theme.

Bonus, you can see my mantelscape too. Everything is interchangeable as sometimes the candlesticks are on the table and so are the pumpkins.

I used a pashmina as a table runner for one Harvest Dinner. The greens and burgundies in the fabric were a nice complement to the browns and oranges on the table. I used to use a gourd as a gravy boat
but it broke during my move to the condo six years ago.

I was just playing with editing in this photo. I just love my turkey dish!

I found some orange sunflowers at the local market and put them in a milk bottle.

Sometimes I use teacups but often I just use my white china cups or white mugs.

Of course no matter how pretty it looks the food must be delicious! The turkey is presented on a leaf platter from the Christmas Tree Shoppe.

Butternut squash and gravy are always menu favorites. I hardly cook anything as all the guests bring the meal!

Last year I again used the lighted table runner and I added mini pumpkins to each guest's plate. They took them home as favors.

Apple pie is a must for a Harvest Dinner menu. One of my friends always makes the prettiest and most delicious pie.

Another view of the table and the mantle. This particular year I used lanterns on the mantle.

Percy says enough already, let's eat!!
I am linking to the Thoughts from Alice blog. Please visit her blog to see other Fall décor related posts.


Salmagundi said…
Love the look back at your tables. My favorites -- the pashima and the gravy boat with the under plate. Can't wait to see what you come up with this year. Sally
Michelle said…
Oh your tablescape is so pretty, Elaine!! I really love the green goblets. The colors are so warm. Fall is my favorite time of year. :) Percy is saying..thanks for setting the table for me mom! Lol.
All of the tables are equally beautiful! I love the green goblets, I have been wanting something like this...maybe even in gold or amethyst. I'm sorry about your gourd gravy boat...I was looking for something really specific once and typed it in on Ebay and there it was. Unless it was an antique maybe give it a try.

I love the idea for the pashmina as a runner. I am now thinking of all my scarves!!!

Thanks always for your visits. I love your new header picture.

Jane xx
Anne said…
Beautiful! I bet New England in the fall is the most amazing sight.
Do you have a recipe for pumpkin cake at all? If so I would love it.XX
Unknown said…
WOW....what a gorgeous tablescape. I have never seen a lit table runner. Did you buy this or make it? I also love your glass red turkey...definitely a must every year!! The whit pumpkin is so pretty....such a great centerpiece!!
Elaine said…
Belinda I bought it from QVC a few years ago. They do not have them anymore but Ebay does.
Elaine said…
Anne I don't have a recipe for pumpkin cake. I will ask my friends. They are better bakers.

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