Saturday, October 22, 2016

A fall tablescape

While I was changing out flower arrangements and fall leaves at Balsam Mountain Preserve, I decided to set a table for two out on the porch at the Boarding House.

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Everything has been just gorgeous here this week, and definitely the peak for leaf viewing.

I went with a simple setting since you can't compete with the scenery here:-)

I found the beaded placemats at Pier 1, and thought they would be perfect here to add a little bling, but not too sparkly. 

Mikasa "Italian Countryside" square plates have been my go-to this season as well, combined with "Italian Countryside" flatware, and Fostoria "Argus" iced tea glasses. 

The napkins are part of the "succulent" collection of table linens at World Market, and I also bought the runner -- which y'all know I never get anything matching, but just could not resist. 

Isn't this a glorious place to dine?

It should be obvious why I love the opportunity for freelance design work here:-)


  1. Love your table setting. It's simple and elegant. And that view!! I would also love to smell that fresh mountain air.


  2. Your view is gorgeous! And your table setting is very nice, too.

  3. Oh how I would love to sit there and enjoy the Autumnal view. The table setting is perfect and I love the green jar with the Fall leaves.
    Beautiful! Kathleen in Az

  4. Anita, you need a guest cottage. People would pay for the view.
    Here in Florida, I miss spring and fall colors. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLROctober 22, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Anita, this is such a pretty setting! The fall colors are stunning!

  6. loved your setting dear
    what a enchanting scenes around ,just hold your breath for a while and enjoy the beauty of golden season

  7. So Beautiful! Love it!

  8. Stunning (the place setting and the view; they complement each other).

  9. So gorgeous!! What a glorious spot to visit and to enjoy a meal on a fall day. Thanks for sharing all this beauty with us. Have a great week!

  10. Southern & StyleOctober 24, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    That setting is just gorgeous!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  11. Creations By CindyOctober 26, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    How beautiful Anita. Hugs and blessings, Cindy