Well, this week is the week of tablescapes! I feel like I got a little carried away with myself. I was attempting to work on one fall tablescape this week, and then the unthinkable happened. We all got sick. And boy was it rough. But as I lay there half dead on the floor in my bedroom, I couldn’t just do nothing! SO I sat, and I brainstormed, and I writhed in pain, and then brainstormed again. And one of those thoughts was this glamorous farmhouse style fall table.
Now, I tell you that this was one of those thoughts for a reason. I had many thoughts, and many fall tablescape ideas, and I couldn’t just pick one, so as a result, there will be three different fall tablescapes going live right here on my site this week! And this isn’t even my first tablescape this fall. Last month I created a harvest fall tablescape with some FREE printables!
So, today I wanted to talk about my first fall tablescape, my glamorous farmhouse style table with books! With books you say? Yes!
Now. while I was brainstorming, one thing that I really wanted to incorporate was texture, and lots of it. I wanted to add tablecloths, but not just one, I wanted to add many.
I also really wanted to incorporate books into the table.
So, I started by gathering up things I wanted to use. And here is my secret for the loads of drapey material. Sheets.
I had a stash of white top sheets I had acquired from our hotel, and I knew they would come in handy.
Using three different sheets and I gathered and bunched them, making sure they overlapped and that they hit the floor. I rarely go this outrageous when working on a table, but I really wanted to up the ante.
Once I had the white sheets in place, I took some ticking stripe fabric that I had and I created a puddle like design with it, It puddles on the table, and then gathers, and then puddles again.
By this time, it is looking pretty luxurious! But the ticking stripe is all farmhouse.
The next step for this glamorous farmhouse style fall table was my books.
By gathering up all my most neutral books, I began by placing two rows of books on the table in the center. I faced the spines towards the middle so that the book pages were revealed.
Now it was time to layer them with another set of books, making sure to alternate and rotate as I needed to create a level spot.
I was already loving this space.
One thing I wanted to do was make sure the book setup was long enough to set my vintage chicken feeder.
I set my vintage chicken feeder on the books, loaded it down with white beans from my pantry, and strategically placed some simple orange velvet pumpkins on the top.
By cutting down a few small branches from my Quaken Aspen tree, I was able to make a Quaken Aspen leaf swag that hung off both sides of the table and was scattered around the books.
Now, all that needed to be done was to set the place settings and this table was good to go.
I used my seagrass chargers since they are one of my most favorite accessories.
Topping them off with my favorite white dishes was a no brainer. And to add a delicate touch I added some paper doilies to the plate and topped them with my white mugs.
I add a special touch to the end settings and added my copper mules to them, like a beautiful piece of jewelry.
The delicate doilies look so sweet with the plates!
This glamorous farmhouse style fall table was so much fun to create. I really stepped outside my comfort zone for this one. I am not generally a drapey, flowey type of designer, but I really wanted to glam up this table to show that even farmhouse style can be glamorous!
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Now, make sure to check out tomorrows post too, which is all about our adventure creating an outdoor fall tablescape.
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