Normally I love the earthy brown, orange, and yellow colors of fall, but this year I decided to break away from traditional fall colors, with a lighter fall farmhouse table setting.
Before my mother-in-law passed away earlier this year, she and my father-in-law had started going to estate sales.
She knew that I love old things and bought me a vintage tablecloth at one sale.
I’ll never forget when she called to tell me she was sending it to me. She said she took it to the cleaners to see if they could remove some of the yellowing it had gotten over time and apologized to me that they couldn’t make it bright white.
I laughed and told her it wouldn’t look vintage if it was bright white, so it sounded perfect to me.
She never really understood my love of old things and preferred brand new, store-bought things in her own home. So it meant so much to me that she bought something that really wasn’t her style, but that she knew I’d love.
When I found these beautiful blue dishes with a crackled glaze, I knew I had to use them for a fall farmhouse table setting, whether they are traditional fall colors or not.
I found a solid-colored tablecloth to layer under the vintage tablecloth that was a good match for the color of the dishes.
We are pretty casual at our house and normally use paper napkins, but I found some simple white cloth napkins with a pretty border that I couldn’t pass up.
Next, I needed a centerpiece. I wanted something rustic, and my upcycled clementine crate was just the right size.
I filled it with pine branch clippings, pine cones, a few leaves, and a light gray jar candle.
I added a few more candles on the sides of the centerpiece, and I love how the light plays off the etching on the goblets.
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing how to repurpose glass candle jars once the candle is used up, so come back then to see it!
I don’t use a lot of blue in my home, but I’m really loving this blue farmhouse table setting, without a bit of orange in sight. 🙂
Come back bright and early Monday morning, when I’ll show how to turn the jar from a used up candle into something pretty enough to give as a gift!
Here are the products used in this table setting (affiliate links included for your convenience).