..."Embracing the beauty in everyday living"

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Tuscan Breakfast Table



Today, I am sharing my fall breakfast table. With so much color in the kitchen already, I decided to use a more neutral dinnerware set, as opposed to my traditional fall dinnerware.  I wanted my base colors to be a bit more subdued and relaxed.  This would allow the fall accents to take center stage.  I took the seating down from six to four; and took my color cues from this Tuscan landscape tapestry, behind the table.



I started by layering a set of my everyday dishes on top of a rusty red placemat...replacing the neutral mat that I normally use. The dishes are a cross between brown and a mossy green. I chose the round woven placemat, in a russet color, for it's texture; and the shape contrasts nicely with the square dinnerware. I also love the neutral runner that remains on the table, as well. The thick fringe on the ends adds another layer of texture.

These are the dishes on the neutral mat.

I replaced the neutral placemats with the rusty red.

For my centerpiece, I used a small leather trunk that I have had for quite awhile, and filled it with a small arrangement of nature's bounty. I used hydrangeas, some dried grasses and florals, mini pumpkins, feathered balls, a few berries, and pheasant feathers.  I placed a few artichokes, in front, on the table.


I purchased these maple leaf napkins and harvest napkin rings at Kohl's, on sale for $1.99 each. They also bring a touch of fall color to the table.


Next, I chose to use brown glassware and the coordinating dinnerware mugs to complete the setting. Since this is our everyday table, I chose not to use anything "too fancy".


For height in the center, I brought in a gazing ball and its iron base, from the garden.  I love the dripping fall color, and the balance it adds to this side of the table; and I tossed some fall leaves around for color.



On the opposite side, I placed candles of varied heights.  I love the trio of fall colors on each candle.



Finally, I topped off each setting with a single artichoke.





 I hope you have enjoyed your visit today! Fall blessings to you!!

Please go over and visit my friend, Liz at Savvy Seasons by Liz for her BIG FALL GIVEAWAY!

Linking to:

Verse of the Day:
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.    
 Psalm 51:10 (NIV)

90 comments:

  1. Well school is out so I'm taking a break from painting and running errands. Actually, I'm done painting. Yay! I wanted to stop by and let you know how pretty your table looks. I can't believe you did that centerpiece yourself! It's so professional looking. You are very talented. Now, what's on the menu?

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  2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! liz @ Designing Domesticity

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  3. Wow! What a beautiful table. So creative and inviting!

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  4. Shenita- this is like a magazine cover! You did a really fabulous job. Your centerpiece is done so well, and I love the little trunk for it! You should just leave this up the way it is- it's so decorative! Fall blessings to you too! ~Liz

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  5. You've set a beautiful fall table. I love all your colors and textures. Your gazing ball looks like one I have, I'm wondering is it "huge"? Mine is pretty good size, I'll be sharing it in an upcoming post..thanks you for sharing a beautiful table with us. hugs ~lynne~

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  6. Hi Shenita, you are an amazingly talented lady to have created such a gorgeous, warm and inviting tablescape! The pictures feel like it came off the pages of a magazine! Beautiful post! I'm glad you decided to open your own blog and inspire us with your beautiful posts. I love your gorgeous centerpiece and your dinnerware looks so elegant! Thanks for stopping by and following me and for your sweet comment. Hope to see you more. Happily following you back~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  7. I agree, your tablescape it completely magazine worthy! WOW!!I love the warm earthy Tuscan colors, and the plates and artichokes are such a nice touch!
    The candles and the centerpiece are AMAZING!! So much inspiration, thank you! XO ~Liz

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  8. Oh my, this is absolutely wonderful. I love it all. Your dishes are fabulous and the centerpiece is just exquisite. Amazing. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Wow, I don't know where to begin - gorgeous table, and my favorite wish-list dream trip - Tuscany! Love it. xo

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  10. This is just so beautiful! Please come decorate for me! LOVE IT!

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  11. Wow, Shenita! What a gorgeous table setting.
    I love the floral arrangement. Nice touch with the artichokes on top of the plates. Beautiful.
    ~Lu

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  12. Oh...this is gorgeous! Such a warm and cozy room! Your table looks so elegant and pretty, it really is magazine worthy! Wonderful job!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. You done an amazing job. Everything is beautiful!

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  14. Your table setting and fall decor are STUNNING~!
    I adore that tapestry .. I'm so glad you came to visit me and follow so I could follow you back here and see your lovely table..
    see ya soon
    Sonny~ 155dreamlane

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  15. Exquisite centerpiece! I love the dishes, they look like the one my daughter has and I did a tablescape two post back. I love that tapestry. Hugs, FABBY

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  16. Hi lovely lady.
    Your tablecape is gorgeous sweet lady with all the fall colors.. I love the way you have put this all together for your dinner party. the centerpiece Is also Beautiful.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new fall Tablescape.
    XXOO Diane

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  17. Beautiful Table! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

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  18. A beautifully done table! I look forward to looking over your blog just as soon as I drop my little one off at preschool =) Have a great day!

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  19. Love those dishes and the centerpiece. Great display! I'm following you back!

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  20. What a lovely fall table. I did you did a fabulous job with the centerpiece and napkin rings. I am so happy to be following back.

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  21. Wow..what a beautiful home. Just took a mini tour and it is just lovely. Such an eye for detail. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment. Have a great week. Bobbie

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  22. Your tablescape is BEAUTIFUL! I think your sweet daughter is beautiful, too! I know you were glad to have her home! Welcome to blogland! Thanks for stopping by Three Pixie Lane! Christie

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  23. That is gorgeous. You did not miss a thing on this luscious table. So festive and colorful. I bet the meal tasted good too.

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  24. This was so beautifully done! I'd be lying if I didn't say I wasn't jealous by your AWESOMENESS! I'll definitely be visiting again!

    I'm your newest follower. Not to mention I'm brand new to blogging, only about a week old and loving it!

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  25. Gorgeous!! You have some mad decorating skills! Love it all!! :)

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  26. Too beautiful! And that artichoke is genius!
    Well done.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  27. I am thrilled to find your blog, its gorgeous, and of course I'll be your newest follower. You have beautiful taste and your tablescape is lovely.
    Have a lovely evening.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  28. Those dishes are awesome. Great rich fall colors. Your tablescape is fantastic.

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  29. Shenita, your home is gorgeous...I was just taking a quick tour. I love your style, your colors are so warm and inviting. And this tablescape should be in a magazine...WOW! Your daughter is a beauty. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi...I'm so glad you found me so I can now follow you!
    Marianne :)

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  30. What a fabulous fall table you've set. Your daughter is so pretty! I know that you're a proud mama. Thanks for your visit....I'm happy to follow in return. It's always nice to meet other tablescapers and you're especially talented -- I'm sure I'll be borrowing some of your ideas!

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  31. SUCH a gorgeous table setting! So many great ideas...thanks for sharing how you did your table. I saw your post over at Savvy Southern Style.

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  32. Hello and thank you for your visit and kind words on my blog. Your's is charming and lovely! I love your table setting. Very warm and welcoming for fall. I notice that your wall color is the same as my bedroom's.
    I am following you too! :)
    Blessings~

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  33. Hello! Wow, your house is beautiful and so is the decor! I most definitely will be your blog buddy!! I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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  34. It looks amazing! Can you come and do my dining room please?!;) I have a had a brain freeze in that room.

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  35. Are you kidding me! That table is absolutely gorgeous!!! I have NEVER ever set a table like that in my life! WOW! BEAUTIFUL!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  36. What a gorgeous fall table! Love the rich colors. Happy Fall!

    Thanks for visiting Take Six and following!

    We are following you! ;0)

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  37. WOW! What a fabulous table.
    Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. I just love meeting new blog friends.
    Your daughters are just beautiful.
    I am looking forward to many visits,
    Melissa

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  38. Beautiful! I really thought I had seen this before, but if I did, I don't see where I left a comment? Have a great night.

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  39. Shenita, Wow..your Fall table is gorgeous!! Love the beautiful colors and design of the centerpiece. Thank you for sharing this at the Open House party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  40. This table is so beautiful!...Christine

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  41. Beautiful setting ... so warm and welcoming!! xo HHL

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  42. I'm your new follower too! Thanks for the nice compliments on my homecoming mum post :) Your "embellishments" are absolutely stunning! I love your style of decor, I'm so inspired. I look forward to reading/seeing more :)

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  43. Love the addition of your gazing ball at your table & the individual artichokes at each place setting!

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  44. What a lush Autumn table! Your Tuscan colors are perfect for fall!

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  45. What a beautiful table!! So glad you joined the party! Kristen

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  46. Beautiful, Shenita! The colors work so well with the existing decor!!! Quite a fancy "everyday table" you have there!!! Those chairs almost look like miniature thrones! :-) I would like to have that kind of everyday experience! I love what the fringe on the runner lends to the table. The dishes are beautiful, too. They have kind of a retro-contemporary look to them which is SO cool! I love it that you like to fill your tables up! Very pretty and VERY fall!!!! Have a fantastic weekend, and thank you again for stopping in to my place yesterday!

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  47. The table is so beautiful and lush with every detail addressed! Hard to believe this is your breakfast table!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

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  48. Hi Shenita...

    Ohhh..I'm sooo glad that I came by your place tonight! How did I miss this fabulous Tuscan tablescape? Girlfriend, I do believe that you make the most beautiful table centerpieces in all of blogland! This is gorgeous!!! Ohhh...and I love your tuscan place settings! What beautiful dishes! Everything is perfect, my friend! What a gifted and talented tablescaper you are!!! Thank you for sharing this fabulous table with us!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari

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  49. Hi Shenita,
    What a beautiful fall tablescape you have created...so welcoming. I also love your wall grouping behind it with the crosses...unique and lovely. So glad I found your blog and can't wait to follow.
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

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  50. It would definitely be a dream if I were to sit down to that table for breakfast...gorgeous!

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  51. I love, love, love this!! What a gorgeous table! I love all your rich color too. Beautiful!!

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  52. The tapestry was a good place to start, and you have thought through everything down to the last detail for the table. The centerpiece is a wonder. Your verse touched my heart his morning.

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  53. Your table looks AMAZING! I'm also loving the wall behind it to!

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  54. You table is goreous and I love how it flows very nicely with your wall tapestry. You really have the eye. I hope you enjoy a wonderful meal.
    Happy Fall
    ugs,
    Ellen

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  55. Thanks for stopping by my site! I love your fall table! The warm colors are stunning!

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  56. Absolutely exquisite! Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  57. Absolutely stunning! I came over from Honey's Party and love your post.

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  58. This reminds me of the richness of some of those wonderful fall foliage drives that we all love to experience. Lush, elegant...so well conceived and executed. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

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  59. So gorgeous. So many lovely layers of elegance. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  60. This is gorgeous! So rich! I am your newest follower, and thanks for following me!

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  61. What a gorgeous fall table! Love all of the colors and layers! Just a delight! Thank you for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  62. Spectacular and it was so interesting to read your thought processes along the way. Thanks for sharing this delightful post on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  63. Just fabulous!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  64. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the gazing ball, but everything else is gorgeous, too!

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  65. Gorgeous tablescape! You definitely have a talent for decorating.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  66. Just found you via Debbie's newbie party. I'm your newest follower!
    Your breakfast area is so warm and colorful! Great room for fall decor.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  67. Absolutely love the color of the room, so warm and beautiful. You have done a fantastic job!

    ~Tami

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  68. What a beautiful tablescape! Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Ho :)

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  69. Hi Shenita...

    I'm so glad that you are sharing this gorgeous Tuscan table with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week, dear friend! Thank you!

    I don't believe that I mentioned this in my earlier comment...but I just love the color of your dining room walls and your dining table and chairs are gorgeous! Love it!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari

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  70. Hi Shernita, WOW your breakfast table is just gorgeous! You shared so many great ideas on creating a beautiful tablescape like yours. Love the tapestry.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  71. This is a beautiful tablescape! so many wonderful and creative ideas. I'm so so glad you visited thanks so much for the follow...following you back.

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  72. Love everything about this table! Beautiful!

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  73. You certainly know how to make a home look great! Everything is so beautiful!

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  74. Your table is absolutely stunning. I just love it ~ everything is beautiful! I'm visiting from Katherine's blog hop. Stop by for a visit if you get a chance.

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  75. Your table looks so lovely! I love all Fall colors whether they be vibrant & bright or warm and subdued. You did a great job of bringing all the different elements together in a very inviting way.
    :) CAS

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  76. Wonderful tablescape! My heart melts when it see anything Tuscan.... Great job :D

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  77. You are seriously talented! Thanks so much for linking up! Love the tablescape.

    xoxo,
    Clydia {threemangoseeds.blogspot.com}

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  78. What a festive table - beautiful!
    -Shelley

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  79. This looks awesome!!!!! Love all of the detail

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