Sunday, September 15, 2019

Fall Leaves Tablescape

It's that beautiful time of the year when the leaves start changing colors here in Northeast Ohio.
My table is a tribute to the gorgeous colors we enjoy so much every Autumn.
 My fall leaves table is part of a fabulous Fall Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate.  There will be 4 or 5 new tables up each day all week long by a group of very talented table stylists.  The links to the other blogs are listed at the end of this post and will be updated daily throughout the week.  There will be lots of inspiration for you to draw from for you Autumn decorating.
As you can see from these photos, I do love any shade of brown, tan, rust, umber, mahogany, mocha, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, pecan - Wait!  somewhere I went from brown colors to food- you know where my mind is!!  On that bag of dark chocolate Kit Kat Bars I am trying not to get into!!!
But I digress - back to the table and it's colors.
This table is all in creams and shades of browns with lots of texture.
 I used a random leaf print table cloth, nubby cotton and jute placemats, burlap chargers,  a light mocha dinner plate, snuck in just a bit of plaid with the salad plate, and an ivory acorn/leaf sculpted rim dessert plate to top off my plate stack.
What was I missing?  Polkadots and stripes of course!!!
So I made a little nut favor - because - nuts seemed to go with the acorns and plus they are brown!!! Stampin' Up! just happens to carry brown polka dot pillow boxes.  I added the acetate window, some die cut leaves and a pretty tan bow to the box.
To get the stripes into the picture, I used a cream colored napkin with the light mocha stripes.
Now, I think I have enough different patterns going on!
But apparently not enough to scare off my little chipmunks!!
My little grandson is in love with Alvin and the Chipmunks these days - so I thought these little guys would be appreciated by the three year old!

Here are the links to all of the blogs participating in this week's hop:



I hope you get a chance to stop by all of these wonderful blogs to see many more beautiful versions of a fall table.  I bet most of them have more than just brown in theirs!!!

And I want you to take note - there were no pumpkins involved in this table!
I so badly wanted to stick some in somewhere, but I had challenged myself to set a fall table with not a single pumpkin!

So far we are having a beautiful fall, I hope you are as well.
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. I am crazy for your mashup of prints and muted tones, Ann! You really do such a fine job of setting a sharp table, and I love having the peek beyond to your mantel and stepback cabinet full of fall goodies too. Your table and home are very cozy and inviting. The chipmunk's long as he's on the table and not in the garden!

  2. I have styled my table without any pumpkins too! I love the neutral styling of your table. In no way does your table lack punch, but you have done it with done it with texture and prints. The centerpiece is so lush, and the plates with the embossed oak leaves and acorns, BRAVO!

  3. Ann, you are the queen of mixing delightful patterns and textures. I'm always impressed with your" stampin up" items too! Very cute.
    Your mantle vignette is eye-catching also.You have outdone yourself.
    The little chipmonk was a cute touch for your grandson.

  4. Ann, I always eagerly look forward to your tablescapes. I love your blend of patterns and colors. This Fall tablescape is yet another of your fine work. It is so warm and cozy and exemplifies Autumn perfectly. Where do you find those gorgeous gingham plates? I can enjoy a beautiful Fall day without even leaving the dining room when I am at your table. My heart melts over your chipmunks and your embossed acorn and leaves white plates are stunning! And how fitting how your nut filled party favor containers. So sweet. Love your work.

  5. Oh so charming Ann! This table is doing a Fall happy dance! I love your color description morphing into food :) The stampin up favors are adorable! LOVE the plate stacks, the brown gingham and the gorgeous white plates! Who needs pumpkins when you've provided so much other eye candy, it's just delightful! Happy Fall!

  6. Your table looks beautiful, Ann. I love the shades of brown that you used. Your plate stack with the charming favor on top is so pretty as is your centerpiece. I also enjoyed getting a peek at your mantel and cabinet.

  7. Ann, you've hit it out of the park with your muted shades of brown and mix of patterns. It all comes together beautifully. Perfect for early fall. Love the centerpiece and adorable chipmunks! And how pretty the table looks with the decorated fireplace mantle behind.

  8. I really love the softer colors and all of the wonderful textures you used! Happy to be joining you this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  9. Ah, "le foliage"! It's the autumn part that I love the most, and your tablescape shows it perfectly. Sculpted plates are gorgeous, and little chipmunck really cute. Here in Italy leaves will change their color only in October: thank you for make me dream about them

  10. Ann, I adore your fall leaves tablescape. I also love lots of pattern and you hit the high notes with this one. The muted creams and browns are so soft and pretty. The plate stack, linens, favors, and the peek at your mantel combine to make the perfect start to autumn. It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you!

  11. What a lovely table Ann. I love the rich browns. Those chipmunks are so adorable. The plate stack is gorgeous with different color and the gingham. You always create the prettiest party favor. How special to be a guest at this table. I have so enjoyed the leaves theme. Your fireplace serves as a lovely back drop for this pretty table. I see you did not forget your polka dots.....

  12. Oh Ann, your neutral table is so well done! The centerpiece is so lush with the leaves, berries, pinecones, pears and birch log candles. You have a knack for effortlessly mixing patterns! I also love the gingham plates, burlap chargers, wooden flatware and the leaf garland. As always, you've added a personalized touch with your sweet favors. It's such fun to be hopping with you!

  13. Ann, I always look forward to your tables! I love how you carry a theme from your table through to your home including your mantel and along with adorable favors. I had to chuckle at your colors-to-food references :) Polka dots, checks and stripes are work perfectly together and I love your cute chipmunks. The relief on your plates is beautiful too. So happy to be hopping with you this week. ♥

  14. Your table is simply gorgeous and makes me long for Fall weather right now. I love those adorable little chipmunks and know your grandson will love them too. Your really hit one out of the park with the mixture of browns and creams along with the mixture of fun patterns including the embossed dishes. My favorite part is the fabulous centerpiece!

  15. I'm in leaf heaven! The colors are so beautiful together. Love this! Pinned

  16. Very pretty! I love the warm earth tones, the touch of plaid and your little chipmunk friends! Everything looks beautiful on the mantel too.

    Happy fall!

  17. Ann, this is a charming table. I love the different textures and shades of brown. The nut favors are perfect! I'm going to remember that for a take home gift. I set a fall table this morning and went out and gathered up some leaves to scatter about. Here in TX, our fall leaves are simply brown! Thanks for sharing this table.

  18. Ann, your fall table is stunning. I love all the layering of pattern, texture and fall colors. The chipmunks are precious. Awesome job.

  19. Lovely! I wish you'd list where you found your pieces. I haven't had any luck finding checked salad plates like that. Love them! It's all so pretty together. You did a great job.

    1. Thank you!
      Usually I do list my sources - just forgot on this one. Most of the pieces I have had for a while. The plaid salad plates are actually the same plates I used for my summer tablescape found here-
      I got them at the Ragon House warehouse sale in Bolivar, Ohio .
      You just can't see the gardening items with the dessert plate on top.

      The dessert plates are at least 6 or 7 years old - I purchased them at Butterchurn Kitchenwares in Walnut Creek Ohio - on clearance.

      The tablecloth is the only thing really new - and I bought that at HomeGoods.

      Probably not much help - since most of it is older and no longer available.

  20. Ann, all your shades of brown are simply harmonious, energized by different patterns and textures. A cozy fall table to linger at -- perhaps with a cup of hot chocolate!

  21. I love your stunning cream/brown tablescape--really beatiful. Where did you find the darling gingham check salad plates? They are so lovely.