Monday, October 1, 2012

~Woodland Fall Breakfast Table~

This year, I am slowly getting my home decorated for Fall.  Being a new empty-nester, I am enjoying the slower pace of being able to take my time, and really enjoy the process. In previous posts, I've shown you my mantel and coffee table. Today, I am sharing my "Woodland Fall" breakfast table". 



I enjoy the deep, rich tones of our kitchen; and they translate well for the warm, cozy feel of the season.



Layers of natural and faux foliage create a "bridge" between the two lanterns...I purchased these several years ago at ZGallerie.




Since there are only two of us at home now, Dear Hubby and I only use one side of the table...so, the display is not a conversation barrier!



My inspiration came from this display at Williams-Sonoma. 


(The quality is not very clear, as I did a quick snap with my iphone!)

I love the beauty of the white dishes, with the rattan chargers; but, it was the pumpkin dinnerware that stole my heart! That mix, along with the stainless and copper cookware was just stunning. I love a mix of elements in the kitchen.

I also fell in love with the 'bushy' foliage of this display at 
Pottery Barn...

(Another quick iphone shot)

So, I merged elements of the two...




The table is set with the "Botanical Pumpkin" plates from 
Williams-Sonoma


I saw them in the display above; and it was love at first sight! 



Each setting began with these rattan chargers, which were a previous purchase from 
Cost Plus World Market.


The chargers were layered with white dinner plates from
 Mikasa.




Then, the "Botanical Pumpkin" salad plates were added.



I purchased the dinner napkins, in the "Botanical Pumpkin" pattern, as well. 



The napkin rings were a thrift find. I bought a bag of 8, for 99¢...they were brass; and I simply gave them a coat of Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze. Now they are perfect for Fall!

A vintage copper ice bucket serves as a vase for the flowers and foliage. Various pumpkins, leaves, and gourds provide seasonal color. I'm doing a lot with copper in the kitchen this season, so this works perfectly.



The flicker of candlelight in the lanterns adds ambience; and they are topped with little fall accents.



To the right of the breakfast table, in a small space between the office doors and the pantry, I added a kitchen towel, also, in the "Botanical Pumpkin" pattern. The towel serves as a base for the wooden pizza peel, that was a thrift find, last week. I added some raffia and a few fall leaves for texture.




I hope to find some small white pumpkins to add to the table soon, as a final touch. Pumpkins are just starting to show up here; and I have not seen the white ones at all.



So, that's my fall breakfast area, for now!
I hope you have enjoyed your visit; and Happy Decorating!

Linking to:
Worthing Court-"Better Late Than Never"
House On The Way-Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Fun Link Party
Cuisine Kathleen: Let's Dish
Life on Lakeshore Drive-A Bouquet of Talent 
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia-October'Fest of Fun
One More Time-Share It One More Time
French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday
At The Picket Fence-Inspiration Friday
2805:Potpourri Friday
The Charm of Home-Home Sweet Home
BNOTP-Tablescape Thursday
Kristen's Creations-Share Your Creations
No Minimalist Here-Open House Party
Ivy and Elephants-What's It Wednesday
House on the Way-Twirl and Take a Bow 
DIY by Design-Fall Into Fall
Savvy Southern Style-Wow Us Wednesday
A Stroll Thru Life-Table Top Tuesday
The Polohouse-Favorites on the First
The Dedicated House-Make It Pretty Monday
Be Colorful-Motivated Monday
Under the Table and Dreaming-Sunday Showcase Party
Homemaker on a Dime-Creative Bloggers' Party Hop
The Tablescaper-Seasonal Sundays
You're Talking Too Much-Meet Me Monday
Debbiedoo's Newbie Party

78 comments:

  1. LOVE those plates and your setting! Beautiful.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! And so tasteful and elegant. I love your decorating style!

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  3. Those dishes are the bomb, Shenita! I love anything pumpkin. Gorgeous table. xo

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  4. Lanterns and berries are always beautiful to me, so I really like your tablescape. I've never seen those dishes, but those salad plates are really pretty. Fall items always look so nice in your home with the color choices you use, so your fall decorating is always stunning!Have a great week Shenita.

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  5. It's a gorgeous tablescape. And I do love visiting our local Pottery Barn this time of year.

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  6. What a gorgeous tablescape dear Shenita. I love the centerpiece arrangement and the lanterns forming a bridge. The dishes are so pretty and your inspiration is fabulous...even better! Love the setting in your house with the warm atmosphere of the coloring you have, through out it. Enjoy your week.
    FABBY

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  7. What an opulent table! So lush and full of fall's splendid beauty! I love those WS plates! YOu have set a real show stopper of a table!

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  8. Your Fall table setting is just perfect for the season! I like how you chose inspiration from the stores you visited to create it. Some white pumpkins would be just the right touch to tie in with your white plates too. If you can't find any real ones, you can always find some fakes at craft stores. That's what I do so I can use them year after year.

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  9. Gorgeous table Shenita!!...Love everything about WS and PB...the centerpiece is spectacular with the shimmering candlelight!!

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  10. Shenita,
    This is a gorgeous Autumn tablescape, absolutely stunning. The layering is exquisite. The lanterns and the toppers are so elegant and the chargers and plates are lovely together. The rich, earthy colors are so beautiful. Well done...love, love, love!! xo ~Liz

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful! The colors...oh, the colors. Fabulous job!
    Nancy

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  12. Love how your layers of natural and faux foliage create a "bridge" between the two lanterns. This is just gorgeous, perfect for two now that you are empty nesters. This is so gorgeous, I do love lanterns.

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  13. Beautiful Fall table setting! I love those gorgeous plates!

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  14. Pumpkins are just starting to show up there? Really?!?!?!! I would have thought they'd be there before here in the Midwest. They've been in our nurseries and grocery stores for about a month+ now. The white ones are not quite as easy to come by this year. I don't know if that has anything to do with the drought or not. All of the pumpkins are priced a little above what we have enjoyed in the recent past. I think the white ones I bought the other day were 3 for $2. Anyhooooo....LOVE those Williams-Sonoma plates! Oh, my gosh, those are exquisite!!! They have a very artistic look to them. I can see why your heart skipped a beat! I like also that you merged elements of 2 looks you admired to create something uniquely your own. Very, very nice!!! Have a good week ahead!

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  15. Your kitchen is perfect for showcasing Fall colours! I love the table setting and centrepiece and the pizza board (all dressed up) is delightful! ~ Maureen

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  16. Beautiful decor, ideas and description, boy, empty nester ! Too young, hard too believe. I enjoy your posts via email and thank you for being so inspiring!Fall blessings Shenita and to yours:)

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  17. I can see why you fell in love with those pumpkin plates! And you put them to good use, love the lanterns with the pretty fall accents as a "bridge". I'm on the look out for some white pumpkins too - might have to resort to painting some!

    DD

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  18. Love this fall dining table ideas of yours, it is better to combine two different ideas in order to come up with a nice output just like what you did.

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  19. Hi Shenita,

    I love your name, that's pretty. I have never heard it before. :)

    I love your table scapes and the photos are great.

    I saw your comment on Debbie Doos blog. Do you do the newbie party thing? What do we need to do exactly? I am just so confused. lol Could you let me know? Is there a few steps to this thing? lol I would like to do it before my one year blogging anniversary, Oct 31st. That way I qualify on both accounts. The less than one year and the less than 100 followers. Anyway I'd like to try it this week, or today actually. :)

    Gotta run..thanks in advance. Take care, Janet W
    http://throughthewoods2.blogspot.com

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  20. Gorgeous autumn tablescape Shenita! Love how you added a little touch of Fall to the wooden pizza peel!! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

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  21. This is so pretty, Shenita, but as usual, I don't expect anything less from you! I LOVE the "business" and fullness of it. Happy Oct 1st. We are having wonderful fall weather here :)

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  22. Sheila, I agree, it is totally love at first sight! Those plates are so elegant. I love the color and the details. What a way to celebrate fall.

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  23. I am so LOVING the Botanical Pumpkin Plates! Gorgeous ...as is your entire tablescape! And the towel looks so pretty paired with the bread board!

    I went back and compared the piece I found over the weekend at the yard sale, and it is a match to your lovely tureen! How about that! Mine must be a gravy boat, but the spoon is missing! I only paid 50 cents for it! :) Send me your address, and I'll send it to you! I'd love for you to have it! You can enjoy it with your beautiful tureen! (rmgrice@yahoo.com)

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  24. Your botanical pumpkin plates are the perfect addition to your table. Lovely autumn tablescape, Shenita. I picked up 4 more of those rattan chargers just yesterday because I plan to use them for a luncheon later this month. Now I have 12! ;-)
    Was thrilled they still had them this year. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous details of your fall table.

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  25. It's all absolutely incredible! You are just so talented Shenita and everything is beautiful! :-)
    Vanessa

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  26. Wow!!! Your plates are so pretty. They look like a perfect fall painting. The whole vignette is beautiful.

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  27. Shenita LOVE LOVE your pumpkin plates, and that centerpiece you created is gorgeous!

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  28. Your tablescape certainly puts me in a fall mood. I've not had time to slow down to put out any fall yet and my house is still in a painting mess, but I've been inspired by your lovely creation. I really like the pumpkin plates from WS.

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  29. Shenita,

    I was so close to buying those plates, but didn't. I love them and your table. It is absolutely gorgeous. The center piece is beautiful.

    Cynthia

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  30. Love those plates and the whole setting...what time is breakfast?

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  31. So pretty, warm and inviting, Shenita. Those plates are gorgeous! You did a great job of bringing your WS and PB inspiration to life.

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  32. Beautiful dishes and a beautiful table setting! LOL, I do that too, take pictures in the stores on my iphone. Cindy

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  33. What a gorgeous table setting, Shenita. Those plates are so pretty. Loving all the colors of autumn and the lanterns look great too!
    Happy Belated Birthday, my friend. I'm sorry that I missed sending birthday wishes on your special day.

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  34. Everything looks so pretty, Shenita!! You always have the best tablescapes :) I am definitely itching to do a fall one this year, you have given me the push!

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  35. Beautiful tablescape, Shenita! I love those pumpkin plates.

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  36. I can see why it was love at first sight for those plates! The lantern bridge is very clever and attractive, too. Everything is beautiful. Linda

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  37. Such a pretty setting! I swoon for those lanterns - love!

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  38. Shenita, your table (just like everything you do!) is just beautiful. I love your pumpkin plates! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Oh my goodness, Shenita! I'm loving your tablescape and those W-S pumpkin plates are fabulous. Beautiful table settings. Thanks, Helen

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  40. Hi Shenita!

    Your table looks stunning! I was inspired this week at PB too but I must say -- your table looks even better!!

    Thanks for sharing sweet friend.
    xoxox
    Alison

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  41. Shenita, it is so gorgeous! You did an amazing job with this tablescape! The dishes are just beautiful! Always such a great inspiration!

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  42. Beautiful! Your kitchen tablescape is a feast for the eyes. Waking up to your set table every morning must be shear joy. I love your fall plates!

    Dee

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  43. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Shenita! I love your Fall plates ... the lanterns are fabulous, and the Fall embellishments nestled around them are perfect! And, I love how your layered a matching napkin behind the pizza peel!

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  44. Your table looks amazing ! Love the lanterns and all your fall goodies !

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  45. Hi, visiting from Debbiedoo's link party. You did a beautiful job of incorporating your favorite elements from you inspiration. Those plates would have been love at first sight for me, too!

    Sharon

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  46. I love the artful way you layer the elements on the table. I'm not quite as skilled at that as you are. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up a few tricks from you. Everything looks great!

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  47. awesome decorations!!! I'm speechless..
    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/

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  48. So beautiful!!!! Love those lanterns and the berries..... and well just everything!!! LOL
    ~Des

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  49. Love the pumpkin plates too! The lanterns add some much to your decor as well, and how nice that you can use them in so many ways. Happy Fall!

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  50. More than pretty!
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com/

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  51. Hi Shenita! Oh, what a beautiful setting. I love your pumpkin dishes and the pretty napkins. Your centerpiece is so lovely with the berries and leaves. You always do such a beautiful job at making a pretty table. Thank you for popping in to see me and it is good to be home.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  52. Your table scape is so pretty! I love your chargers! What a fun way to decorate for fall!

    Thank you so much for inspiring me today!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  53. Love it all. How pretty and rustic. Those plates are spectacular. Very well done. Thanks for sharing all those great designs too.

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  54. Shenita, your tablescape is gorgeous! Those pumpkin plates with their matching napkins are so incredibly beautiful. I have not been in a Williams-Sonoma store this season and it's probably a good thing or I would have had to have those, too. And I love how you decorated your pizza peel, too. I have one hanging in the kitchen and I will see how I can embellish it, too!

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  55. Beautiful table! Love the lanterns and your centrepiece. I'm visiting from Tablescape Thursday. Pamela

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  56. BEAUTIFUL!

    Enjoy that Empty Nest...from my experience they keep moving BACK ( got one on my couch right now! :)

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  57. Hi Shenita, Your Fall display is gorgeous! Everything is so pretty and I especially love the lanterns. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

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  58. What a beautiful breakfast tablescape, Shenita--I love the pumpkin plates, and the copper ice bucket/vase--a lovely mix of autumnal colors!

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  59. This is just stunning Shenita!!! Wonderful job, thanks for linking up!
    XO
    Kristin

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  60. Love the lush look of your breakfast table. PB WS and World Market are three of my favorite places to shop, so you know I'm loving your tablescape...especially the pumpkin plates.
    Babs

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  61. Just beautiful, Shenita! Those plates, napkins & towel are so pretty. Love the lanterns, too!

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  62. Shenita, I think you were made for Fall. Absolutely breathtaking tablescape. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  63. A touch of elegance with everything you do. Beautiful!

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  64. So beautiful! I love your beautiful table. Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. :)
    HUGS

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  65. Love theis table with all the elements. The Botanical Pumpkin plates and napkins are really special. Joni

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  66. Shenita, I just love your table for two. Those botanical pumpkin plates are wonderful. I love those lanterns, too.

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  67. I've got my eye on those plates too.. they are just spectacular specimens. I love how you merged the two views and came up with a gorgeous setting. xo marlis

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  68. I agree, those plates are the most beautiful fall plates EVER! You created such an amazing table. I love your wall color too. What a perfect table.

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  69. Your botanical pumpkin plates are wonderful! PB & WS are such great sources of inspiration! Your fall table is so cozy with your lanterns and warm, wall color!

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  70. Oh I have fallen in love with those pumpkin plates and napkins! What a lovely setting you've created....breakfast in the pumpkin patch just couldn't be any more lovely!

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  71. Hi Just wanted to let you know you have been featured again....at One More Time...
    but this time by Mr. OMT come by and see what he had to say...www.onemoretimeevents.blogspot.com
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Tammy

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  72. Beautiful fall table! I love those gorgeous plates!

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  73. Hi! I chanced upon your blog due to the decorative measuring spoon you posted. I found out you love anything "fleur-de-lis". I am sharing you my favorite website on architecture & design with a direct link to anything fleur-de-lis (Lol):

    http://www.houzz.com/photos/products/fleur_de_lis

    I hope you have a blast!

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  74. Shenita - Surely you know that I think your table is fabulous! And those plates - oh those plates! LOVE! Thank you so much for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving bloghop!

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  75. I can see why you were drawn to that pattern. It's gorgeous. And I love that you and your hubby sit side-by-side at the breakfast table. So sweet, and it makes for quite a pretty tablescape, too.

    Thank you so much for sharing and for inspiring me.

    Atta Girl Amy
    www.attagirlsays.com

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