Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Harvest Tablescape at Heart and Home

On a crisp fall evening it's nice to have dinner for two in front of the fireplace in the living room.




I'll use different textures to conjure up images of the fall fields and woods surrounding our home.



Silk, leaf-patterned place mats in brown and gold cushion our plates, and an assortment of broken-glass mosaic votives line the antique trunk we use for a coffee table's edge. (See more here , here, and here)



I'm using flatware by Towle that I've had for 30 years. Nothing fancy, but I love the subtle hint of gold on their edges that add a little extra something to the tablescape. I've never grown tired of this classic pattern!



The botanical print dessert plates will stand in for salad plates tonight.  These little plates were purchased at Ross: $3.99 for four! They compliment all of my other dishware with their varied colors.



Bunches of faux grapes encircle brown silk napkins, and add to the "harvest" theme.






The candlelight adds a lovely, soft, warm glow to the table.



It's still bright outside. But soon the sun will set behind the mountain, and it will be time to pour the wine.



Then I'll  relax and enjoy a casual meal in the living room by the fire. That's the way I like to serve dinner for two on a crisp fall evening, here on the redwood coast!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your visits mean so much to me, and I hope that you'll be back soon. Leave me a comment and say hello. A big thank you to Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch, for another fun Tablescape Thursday!

Until next time
XO
Heidi




23 comments:

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

I'm with you...casual meals in the living room are the best! LOVE your votive cups and dessert plates. Very relaxing!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Such pretty dishes and candleglow!

Rettabug said...

My husband would give his right arm to be able to "watch the sun set behind the mountains".
Your setting looks so warm & inviting & all the grape motifs & colors make me think of our trip to Napa Valley. What a great vacation that was!

Oh & I agree...your flatware is classic & timeless. Very pretty TT!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Heidi...this is so cozy and romantic...just perfect for two. Love all the textures and the glow of the candlelight...and, in front of the fireplace...ahhh, perfection! :-)
Susan

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

So serene. I am really thinking about setting up in front of the fire now...possibly even the woodstove downstairs.

Please stop by...I featured a couple of your items today.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Love the candles, the table glows! I hope after taking these photos you sat down and enjoyed a wonderful meal!
Janell

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Looks warm and inviting, I'll be right over..

The White Farmhouse said...

Beautiful table!

Pearl Maple said...

Pretty setting with lots of little details to make for a special meal. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! You did good. :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I really miss having a fireplace. We gave that up when we bought this house. Those candles would make a wonderful glow. Everything looks warm and cozy. Very nice.

Sue

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Love the botanical dessert plates! Wish I could find an old trunk. I've been wanting one forever.
Brenda

Jeanne said...

Heidi, thank you so much for the sweetest comments about being '70' years old. I appreciate it so much. You definitely put a smile on my face and made my day. These last two days have been hectic so I am just now getting a chance to thank everyone for their comments.

Love your coffee table tablescape. It is cosy and so festive. A great idea for two. Romance anyone? You bet! Love the different textures and the flatware is very pretty with the gold.
I know your hubby was a happy man!!!

Hugs, Jeanne

Chari said...

Hello Heidi...

Oooh...what a lovely place to dine! I love the thought of a warm and casual autumn meal in the living room at the coffee table! I love your place settings...love the colors and textures and ohhh, those beautiful botanical plates!!! Gorgeous!!! Your pretty red mosaic candle votives have added just the right ambiance...so beautiful! I enjoyed all of your photos and the evening shots with the candles all aglow are lovely!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Mimi said...

Nothing better than cozy evenings in front of the fireplace! Very pretty dessert plates.

Maggie B said...

Hi Heidi,
We love to sit in front of the fire with a glass of wine & something simple but delicious to eat.
Your setting is just perfect
Maggie @ Normandy Life & QCI

Kammy said...

Love your little setting - when can I come over ?? LOL ! I love the redwoods...my mother grew up around Eureka and I was raised in the bay area - so we got to go to Big Basin and see and camp around the redwoods as a child....I do miss them , thanks for sharing !
Kammy

my home sanctuary said...

Oh what a beautiful romantic evening. Loved how you pulled it all together. Thanks for sharing.
Sherry

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Love the ambience the candlelight provides! Such a pretty tablescape!

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Your home is so cozy! I love dinner in front of the fire! Hope you have a great week : )

Chari said...

Hello Heidi...

Just wanted to stop back by after reading the sweet note that you left for me today! Thank you so much for coming by...I really enjoyed your sweet comments! And...what a joy to come back by and see this beautiful Harvest tablescape again!

Have a wonderful weekend, Darlin'!
Chari @Happy To Design

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

nice and cozy ;

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Heidi; What a beautiful table scape.. I just love those salad plates,,, how cozy every thing looks.. what a romantic way to spend time together...
have a great weekend..

Hugs;
Alaura