Sparkle & Sky Fall Tablescape

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Is there any more beautiful blue than that of an October sky?!  It is truly the most mesmerizing shade of one of my favorite colors.  Now that Baby Baker is thankfully moving out of that unpredictable newborn phase and into the sweetest little baby boy, I feel like we can come up for air and get back to life as normal (somewhat).  With all the chaos of life, I’m sure it’s going to sound super silly when I say that a festive table truly makes me happy.  I must be honest and say that it doesn’t get used all that often right now, but even just knowing it’s there and ready for a Fall Harvest dinner party as I walk past it at 3 in the morning makes me happy……even if it remains untouched until it’s time to decorate it for Christmas.

I have a closet where I could finally unpack all my dishes and see them all in one place.  I know you have seen a lot of the elements of this table in other posts that I have done for Fall and Thanksgiving, but adding in the blue just really brought this table to life together and kept it fresh and airy.  I love the sparkle of the glitter pumpkins and candlelight and thus was born it’s title of “Sparkle & Sky”.

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Of course I can’t have a sparkly tablescape without old faithful, my gold and white table runner.  It’s pattern just seems to be able to serve as the foundation of the table without complicating or conflicting with the other patterns on the table no matter what time of year.  When I was down in the basement digging out my fall decor box, I glanced over and saw the box of blue glassward that I used for my A Pretty Purple Celebration Tablescape  that got me thinking about the beautiful blue of October sky.  It is such a refreshing color and I thought how perfect it would be paired with my fall dishes and other colors of fall.  While we are enjoying all the gorgeous colors of the turning leaves of the trees, they are giving the most incredible backdrop with October’s blue sky.  I used these Staffordshire transferware dishes from my Thanksgiving Celebration Tablescape.  They were handed down to me by my grandmother and I love pulling them out every year.  I only have 4 matching plates with one  more that compliments them, but I would really like to find more somehow.  A lady recently suggested going to Replacements.com to find discontinued china patterns and I think I might just have to check it out.  Wish me luck! I kept the table decor down the middle of table to leave room between place settings for the platters to be passed.

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My blue monogrammed napkins might look familiar from my “Old Meets New: A Table of Gold and Blue” tablescape.  My mom monogrammed an “H” on them for a nice personal touch.  I have had these brown stemless wine glasses for years that I found at Pier 1 Imports.  Rather than using my clear stemless wine glasses, I thought these looked better in keeping with the color palette of the table.  Now I would much prefer the beautiful gold flatware, I’m a little hard pressed to convince Drew that we need any more dishes, glassware or flatware, so I had to improvise with this heavy duty matte gold plastic ware that I picked up at Party City.  I can be pretty convincing, but now an unnecessary $500+ convincing, so the plastic ware will just have to do.  It’s not that bad, right?  Less to wash…….

leaf2 I found these glitter pumpkins that I used in my S.T.A.R. Method Thanksgiving Table a couple of years ago on major clearance at Hobby Lobby.  I waited until about a week before Thanksgiving to put my table together and really scored a great deal on these.  These pumpkins helped inspire the “sparkle” of my Sparkle & Sky Tablescape.

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Once my table was complete I realized that I didn’t have placecards, but with the help of a brown sharpie and nature’s own fallen leaves my problem was solved.  I wandered around the yard to find leaves that didn’t have holes and had a little space to write my guests’ names.  Clearly this is kind of just for show, because Baker isn’t quite ready to sit at the Thanksgiving table, I couldn’t leave out my little man.  Especially because I have a feeling that  big boy will be quite the turkey eater…..or any food for that matter.  Just a tip, though, you need to find your leaves the day of,  because they tend to dry out quickly and curl up, so just take a little breather from cooking and walk around the yard to find your “place cards”.

arrangement

I love this lantern, but the door is very narrow and hard to fit a candle in there, so I found a small low glass container that would fit and put in a trio of sunflowers for another fresh element on the table.  The little mirrors help reflect the sparkle of the candlelight to add some more warmth and ambiance to the table.

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Since this room is not just the dining room, but also the living room, I needed to carry my “Sparkle & Sky” theme to other parts of the room.  My floral pillows were great for summer, but adding a little more brown and fall decor transitioned them into the theme.

coffee table I love these little glitter pumpkins I found a few years back at Hobby Lobby and love placing them in glass jars every year.  My blue candles from summer got to stay right where they were for this color palette.  I can’t wait to turn on the fireplace as soon as it gets cold and enjoy the warmth and glow of all the candlelight and beautiful blue.  Happy Fall!!!

Need the perfect Fall Harvest Dinner Party Menu?  Here you go!

harvest party menu

 

Save this picture and print it on cardstock for a ready made menu card!Prosciutto wrapped goat cheese stuffed figs2

For starters, serve these Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

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Then for the main event serve Roasted Cornish Game Hen & Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto .

With a side of Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

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And for dessert, how about this chocolate sour cream bundt cake with Ghirardelli white chocolate glaze.  Delicious, right?

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