“The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.” – Anonymous
I’m so excited you’ve joined me today for the Autumn Home Tour. If you are joining me from A Carrie’d Affair Designs, welcome! I am joining seven incredibly talented bloggers today to share some beautiful fall inspiration with you. I have linked them all at the bottom of this post, so be sure to check their beautiful blogs too. If you’ve joined me throughout the last couple of weeks, you know that I have been quite busy sharing fall inspiration here at Hidden Acres Farm. If you’ve missed any of the last few fall tours I’ve been in, I have included the links here:
- Fall Into Our Homes: Indoor Fall Tour
- Touch of Fall Home Tour: Outdoor on the Farm
- Flavors of Fall: Butternut Squash and Ginger Soup
I hope you’ve enjoyed celebrating fall with me, because I have had a blast sharing it with you. Today, I am excited to show you two fall inspired tablescapes I have put together for the farmhouse.
It’s no secret that I like to keep my decor neutral. Wood, whites, and greens have my heart when it comes to decorating the farmhouse. Therefore, my first tablescape in the breakfast nook off the kitchen, encompasses my true love for this palette. The breakfast nook is where we eat just about every meal, every day, as a family. Although I like to keep things casual throughout the entire farmhouse, I really like to keep things casual in here. I started this tablescape by adding one of my favorite table runners down the length of the table. I set the table with my everyday white dishes which I use for just about any occasion. Y’all, I told you we are casual around here! I placed a matching napkin between the dinner and salad plates and atop the salad plates I placed a grapevine mini pumpkin that I found at Hobby Lobby.
After getting the table set, it was time for my favorite part of tablescaping, the centerpiece. Or in this case, the centerpieces. I used antique copper containers (some of you may recognize them from my Fall Tabletop Tour) and filled them with beautiful, white, fresh hydrengeas. Side note: I have shared before that my new favorite way to arrange flowers is using fresh and faux blooms together. Sometimes when I have a vision for an arrangement, I can’t find all the fresh flowers I want, so I will add in some faux blooms. Faux flowers have come such a long way in regard to quality that I really enjoy using them. Ok, back to the arrangement for the breakfast nook, focus Meeghan! I filled in the spaces around the hydrengeas with faux ranunculus and white mini pumpkins that I bought from Hobby Lobby. I also skewered fresh mini white pumpkins and used them in the arrangements because I always feel like the fresher the better. Finally, I added some twigs that I gathered from around the farm to add some height and texture to the centerpieces. This tablescape is perfect for our everyday dining area and something beautiful to look at while I’m cooking in the kitchen. It’s such a joy to gather with the family around this beautiful fall table and hear about their day.
Beyond that beautiful barn door is our dining room. When we moved into the farmhouse, I spent a lot of time finding dining tables for the kitchen and the dining room that I felt fit our home and our family perfectly. I love the wood and the finish of our tables so much that I find it hard to cover them with tablecloths. Therefore, you will find that I typically use runners in my tablescapes. In the dining room, I decided to add some color. I know y’all, don’t freak out, but you are about to see some fall color in the farmhouse! I found some beautiful green and orange heirloom pumpkins at the local pumpkin patch and they just jumped in my wagon. I had to take them home! I started this tablescape by adding a runner with big ruffles on either side of it down the length of the table. I lined my beautiful pumpkins down the runner and started filling in the spaces with fresh eucalyptus and and more twigs from around the farm. I also added beautifully faded faux yellow sunflowers around the pumpkins. Once the centerpiece was arranged, I added my brass candleholders with cream candlesticks.
With the centerpiece completed, it was time to set the table. Once again, I used my every day white dishes. Nothing fancy for us here on the farm, y’all! I placed the dishes on top of my carved white wooden chargers. With so much beauty and detail in the centerpiece of the table, I wanted the place settings to balance it out with their simplicity. I used white napkins with brass napkin rings to compliment the brass candle holders and our everyday silverware. Although this tablescape is in the dining room (where for some it’s more formal), for us here on the farm, the dining room is still very casual, natural, and comfortable. It may be a more formal setting, but it’s still down home country to us. This is a table is meant to be gathered around, enjoyed, and a place where wonderful family memories are made. I am so grateful you joined me on this Autumn Home Tour. I hope I was able to give you some fall inspiration for your next fall gathering around the table this season. It’s my favorite time of year here on the farm and I am so thankful you joined me today. I hope you will continue to join me throughout the upcoming holiday season, I have lots more to share with you from farm life to decor, recipes and more. I wish you and yours a wonderful fall season filled with a bounty of goodness and many cherished memories. Don’t forget to visit my sweet friend, Marci at Lemons to Lovelys. She has some incredible fall inspiration to share with you. If you missed any part of this tour you can find the links to all the talented bloggers below. Happy fall, y’all!
Autumn Home Tour Participants