Thursday, November 08, 2007

Friday Feature - Fall Tablescapes

Welcome to my first Friday Feature! I am so excited about this and hope you will enjoy them. If there is something you would like to see me talk about here, please let me know. I'm sure I will be looking for some new ideas. Besides cooking when entertaining, I think my favorite part about getting ready for company is setting up my tablescape. There is just something about putting food out on different levels that makes it all look so much better and more appetizing. Plus it's so much fun too! For this table, start off with one tablecloth over the table and then start adding the lifts. Now here I used hatboxes that are disguised under a second tablecloth and cake stands that are place on top of the second tablecloth. Then I place my platters and serving bowls out next.

This tray holds a centerpiece, mini pumpkins and candles. Think about using those electric candles they have in the stores now. They look like a flickering flame yet your guest won't burn their sleeve when reaching over the table. The candles come in tea lights and pillars.
It's important to "label" the dishes being served so your guests will know what they are about to eat. These buffet markers do the trick and are a great little accent too!Flowers are a must whether fresh or real they will beautify your tablescape.
These little urns make great utensil holders and try to use plates that will set the color scheme of your tablescape.

Berry rings can be used around candles and make great napkin rings too!

Why not put your wine out in a pretty holder like this one which also doubles as a candle holder.

Don't these mini pumpkins look cute on these candle pedestals?

Finally, fill in any bare spots in your tablescape with some fresh or realistic berries, branches or twigs.

I think your guests will really appreciate the effort you put into entertaining. If you haven't done one before, try a tablescape. I would love to hear all about your ideas too!Some of the products I have used can be found under my Tent Sale.

I am also having a sale on the following categories.

15% OFF

Elegant Entertaining



Berry Rings

This offer is for regular priced merchandise only. The discount will be applied to merchandise total, not shipping charges. To use coupon, go through checkout process and enter code 15%11/9 in the notes. Please note, your discount will not be applied until I process your order. Thank you. This offer expires 11/15/07.

Don't forget to check back for next week's Friday Feature!


Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Hi Dawn!
I love your "Friday Feature!" What a great idea! You are officially "Ms. Lowell!!!"

I so love your tablescape. The urn idea for silverware is awesome! And the candle sticks housing mini pumpkins is ingenious! Knowing you have the best recipes in the world gives me hope that someday I'll be invited to one of your themed parties!! Now remember, I don't normally invite myself, but you've driven me to this! lol..

Thanks so much for visiting my shop Dawn, I've been up to my elbows trying to create, repair, list,get a few minutes sleep! lol.. I still need to figure out the shipping part of my cart. Having a time with that!

That is such a great idea about featuring something weekly on your blog. My hats off to you, I'm already stressing about my newsletter! I don't know if I'd have time for a weekly feature too~

I'll be sure and stop by every friday, I'm hosting my "Carribean" party at Christmas, inspired by yours truly! Thanks so much for the recipes Dawn, I'll be sure to take a ton of photo's of the "spread".

Big Hugs,

Sherry said...

Gorgeous table setting and such great ideas!! You are so right that it's not just the food and the company that make the everything looks goes such a long way. You have a wonderful eye for this.

Aimee said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I love those pictures - it makes me want to make a big meal and try to duplicate those wonderful ideas!

Rachel said...

Beautiful pictures -- you've given me lots of ideas!!!!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

What an elegant display!

Tutti Chic said...

Love the fall decorating~this post if fabulous! :) chris

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

wonderful tablescapes. I love the little urns with the silverware....just adorable.