A Rustic Tablescape

Hi friends!  I’m so glad to be participating in the Fall Festival blog tour along with 30 talented bloggers this week. We’ll be sharing all kinds of inspiration from home décor to delicious fall recipes! If you’re coming here from – Kingsbury Brook Farm, Welcome new friends!

Today I’ll be sharing a budget friendly tablescape, put together by a collection of items found around the house and some dishware from the local dollar store:

I was cleaning out closets and came across one of my mom’s old crochet table cloths – the perfect jumping off point for the table.  It is beige in color and loaded with texture and detail…I like that it not only holds beauty, but meaning to the family as well.    I also picked up a pretty scarf from my friend Stephanie who owns a sweet little online shop called Swirling Honey.  (She now has adorable clothes too that, ahem…could make great gifts for the future) Anyhow I chose this one because of its gorgeous deep inky blue and southwestern pattern.  I laid it on top of the tablecloth for a fun pop of color.

Next up? Chargers.  These things can get pricey if you don’t go to the right place…. just last week we went to the Dollar store and they had some great options – but I had something else in mind.   The Mister recently cut down a tree in our yard and with a few bats of the ole eyelashes I was able to convince him to cut me 8, 2″thick pieces of the trunk.  A few coats of poly on either side of the newly cut pieces and I was in business.

Oh, and let me back up to the dollar store sweep – while I was there I picked up some wine glasses, plain white plates and candles. (and of course a few toys because I’d brought my partners in crime with me) still, we left there under $30. A win in my book.

Back at home I picked through some old boxes we had in our storage closet and came across an old Japanese tea set (also my moms’) and used the smaller plates and tea cups on top of the white dinner plates.  (Another great place to find great deals on old dishes and tea sets is Craigslist and Close5app).

Finally,  I chose to use simple cotton Scandia striped dishcloths as napkins (you can find some on amazon ($13 for a pack of 12) and tied them with a bit of twine and some freshly picked boxwood from our bushes outside. Rustic? Check.  Meaningful? Check.  Budget friendly?  You betcha.

It’s never to early to start planning for the holidays, especially if you plan on hosting this year… so start shopping your home, and collecting some items now to take the pressure off the big day!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Next stop is Lori’s home over at Dining Delight. And if you’re just joining in on the fun… here’s the rest of today’s round up:

Tablescapes on Thursday

Repurpose and Upcycle
Timeless Creations
Kingsbury Brook Farm
Back to Blueberry Hill
Dining Delight
Lemons To Lovelys

Still looking for more?  Grab a cup of something yummy and feast your eyes on these gorgeous homes!

Vignettes on MondayMy Creative Days
Elizabeth Joan Designs
Noting Grace
2 Bees in a Pod
Belle Blue Interiors
Farmhouse On Elder Hill

Front Porches on Tuesday

Little Brags
Life Love Larson
Hood Creek Log Cabin
Poofing the Pillows 
White Arrows Home
Celebrate & Decorate 

Fall Recipes on Wednesday

 Joy In Our Home
With Two Spoons 
Honey n Hydrangea
Brooklyn Farm Girl
Crisp Collective
Calli Girl In A Southern World

Tablescapes on Thursday

Repurpose and Upcycle
Timeless Creations
Kingsbury Brook Farm
Back to Blueberry Hill
Dining Delight
Lemons To Lovelys

Mantles on Friday

Anderson + Grant
Personally Andrea 
The Mountain View Cottage
Making it in the Mountains
Lemons, Lavender & Laundry

28 thoughts on “A Rustic Tablescape

  1. Those chargers and the crocheted tablecloth are wonderful together! I’m loving the texture you’ve incorporated mixed with the
    shiny, pretty glasses!

    Pinning and sharing. 😉

    1. Thank you so much Stacey! That means the world to me. It’s been a pleasure doing the “hop” with you. SO much inspiration in one place!


  2. So very beautiful, Kate! I can’t believe your dollar
    store finds! And love the napkins and the wood
    slices! Such perfect touches! (Love how you
    created it all by not spending much…my kinda

  3. I’m seeing a lot of blue in home decor this fall, and I’m liking it! I love how rustic and pretty your table looks. Very nice! I’m
    inspired, especially by the chargers. Love them!

    Linking from Poofing the Pillows,
    Ricki Jill

    1. Hi Rickie Jill!

      Oh I’m so glad that you like it! I love how much texture the chargers bring to the table and the fact that the mister made them makes it all the more special. Glad to have you here today! Hope you’ll come back again soon!


    1. Hi Jamie!
      Thank you! Ohh these chargers are my absolute favorite element of the table… the mister made them for me and I think even he was surprised at how beautiful they were!

      Hope you’ll stop by again soon.


    1. HI Shannon! Happy fall to you! Thank you so much I’m glad that you like it. The crocheted cloth was such an unexpected find! Each piece has a special meaning and that, to me, is what décor is all about.

      Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ll come again soon.


    1. Thank you Marci! I’ve been loving blue lately… and its kind of fitting that it’s also thename of this house ( and blog!) I loved having you here today and hope you’ll come again soon!

    1. Hi Lindsay! Ohhh thank you so much aren’t you sweet! That was my hope that my readers too would have similar things around their own homes and be able to recreate it! Know anyone with a chainsaw and a little patience? Make them a pie and see if they’ll cut you some! Thank you for stopping in today and I hope you’ll come again soon!

    1. Hi Jen! Ohhhh! I’m so glad you like it! I know blue is a little unconventional for fall… but I like to see it as a neutral. I’m so happy to have you to the blog today I hope you’ll come again soon.


  4. What a lovely t’scape! My eye was immediately drawn to those fabulous wood charger plates – great job by your hubby! (Not
    always easy to make those sit level) I need to get my own hubby on that! I really like the rustic element they add to your table
    and make the perfect contrast to the pretty tablecloth. The pops of blue look terrific as do the towel napkins. Happy Fall!

    1. Hi Lori!

      Ohhhh thank you so much..what a lovely note. It truly strikes a chord with me. I love the blogging community for this reason especially, to encourage and share creativity…. Yes definitely get your hubby on that! A few bats of the olé eyelashes always do the trick for me. Good luck!

    1. Isn’t a fun shade to play with!? Thank you so much! I’m so happy to have you here today…I Hope you’ll come again sometime soon!

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, he’s learned that a little hard work on our part saves us loads of money in the end. I just can’t seem to find the off button when it comes to creating and designing…. It was a pleasure doing the tour with you as well, Happy Fall my friend!


  5. I do love to use blue these days, and the pops of blue on your table are great. It is great that you had the old tablecloth of your
    mother’s to use, it made the perfect backdrop. I have always wanted some of those slab wood chargers, but alas, I don’t have a
    tree coming down anytime soon! Enjoy your collection, it looks great together!

    1. Thank you, Chloe! You are so sweet. I’m so glad you stopped by. Ohhh I struck gold in the closet with that crochet tablecloth… I’ll let you know if we decide to make some more chargers… I’d considered making and selling them last year.


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