Fall Dining Table

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in dining room, fall | 23 comments

I am hosting a brunch at my house on Saturday.

My best friend from high school is having her second baby.  Her older son is going to be 11 when this baby is born. . .

I love surprises!

Maybe we should have had a surprise baby shower?  That would have been fun!

Oh well, I am just now thinking of that.

The brunch is in honor of her and their newest addition.

My house is already in such “fall” mode, that I decided not to go all out with the baby decorations.

Instead, the decorations are all going to be fall with just a touch of baby.

I think it is going to be pretty (or maybe I am just lazy!?)

I started setting the tables today.

Tomorrow I shop for the food, Thursday I clean the house, Friday I cook.  On Saturday, I enjoy the brunch!

I found these giant acorns at one of my favorite Murfreesboro stores, Samantha James.

They are actually Christmas ornaments, but I thought they would look great hanging from my chandelier.  And the best thing is, I can use them for Christmas as well!

I already had the grapevine acorn.

 I went through an “acorn” phase a couple of years ago.

I have some great acorns due to that little phase!

I cut some bittersweet berries from my bush.

These will burst open in the next couple of days (hopefully before the brunch) to reveal beautiful orange insides!

I don’t have as many berries this year as I have had in past years.  I am wondering if the drought this summer messed with my berry harvest?

Notice the pinecones scatter here and there on the table.  Some are precious little pinecones and others are almost feathery.

A super sweet reader sent me some of her pinecones from Colorado!!!

You bloggy friends are the greatest!

Not many “baby” touches in here.

Those will come more in the kitchen!

Life to the full,


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My 1929 Charmer

The Tablescaper




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From My Front Porch to Yours

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The Shabby Nest

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  1. Lovely decorations!

  2. You set a beautiful table, Melissa! How exciting for your friend ~ it’s like having a baby for the first time all over again. I’m sure her son will be a big help when the new little one arrives.

  3. Loving your fall table lady! Thanx for coming to THT!

  4. The hanging acorns are adorable!! Have fun at your party! I am visiting from Grace at Home link party.

  5. Your table looks beautiful Melissa! I love the way you decorated your chandy!

  6. love that dining room and your chandalier. I could move right in!

  7. Such a pretty table! I do love the acorns hanging above it. Hope everyone had fun at the shower.

  8. Your tablescape looks great. I thought it was a picture from a magazine.

  9. lovely table and dining room. so serene.

  10. Your house looks amazing and you are all set for a wonderful party.
    I feel exactly like you do about not overdoing party decore when the seasonal decor I have out takes care of that.

    I enjoyed visiting and I am a new follower.

    I found your blog through the Rooted in Thyme party where I am participating too.

    White Spray Paint

  11. Oops!
    Typo on decor!

  12. Yes, it’s me again!! You would think I’m stalking you, or that I love love love everything you do!!! This is just so lovely!!! Thanks for all the great inspiration!! =)

  13. So pretty…you are now ready for Thanksgiving dinner!

  14. That is beautiful! I have a SHOW-case Craft Showcase going on this weekend if you would like to be a part of! 🙂


  15. Your dining table is fabulous. Thanx for partying at THT!

  16. Hi, Melissa, love your pine cones and mossy bunches in your centerpiece. Nice fall tablescape!

  17. Pretty, pretty! What a wonderful spot for the party. I like this better than typical “baby shower” decor, actually! 🙂

  18. Beautiful!

  19. What a beautiful chandelier and fall tablescape. Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  20. I love it all. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  21. This is all stunning! I love everything about how you’ve decorated your dining room, especially the chandelier!

  22. Wow I am so loving your dining room. Love acorns hanging from your light…funny I just bought a bag full of acorns at GW yesterday!!! I have always enjoyed your sense of style, but I sure wish I had some of you blog readers, nobody sends me anything :-{.

  23. Your whole dining room looks gorgeous. I especially love that skirted buffet. Do you have a post just on that? I wanted a closer look!


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