The temperature has dropped, the leaves are starting to change colour and cozy jumpers and scarves are out in full force. Autumn heralds the beginning of the harvest and a shift in what we eat and how we entertain. For our most recent autumn tablescape, the earthy, deep and rich hues of the season coordinated effortlessly with our Setting Pretty products in grey.
Decorating an autumn table
A trip to London’s historic Columbia Road Flower Market in East London and the Chelsea Gardener, a mecca of outdoor and indoor plants and garden accessories in Chelsea, were great sources of inspiration for our latest seasonal tablescape.
Mini potted olive trees and bunches of thyme – sustainable and seasonal – felt more appropriate than cut flowers for an early harvest table. Using these plants as our base and sticking with the edible and sustainable theme for our table decorations, we then moved on to smaller decorative elements.
Dinner Ingredients Double as Accessories:
Who can resist gourds and mini pumpkins this time of year? Whether piled high in a bowl or scattered about as we show here, they are essential to our autumn table. As a nod to the evening’s dinner menu, we placed a small bowl of dried British ceps and scattered clusters of fresh walnuts and hazelnuts scattered across the table to help fill in the gaps.
The simplicity of the colours and ingredients for our table was offset by the use of more formal china and a few gold accents in the form of mini bread plates – just the right touch to elevate the tone for dinner. Lots of votives and a large single pillar candle completed our autumn tablescape for a cozy yet elegant evening.