Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fall Dining Buffet Table

Fall is my favorite time of year and can be so busy.  I took a bloggie break to give attention to things around my home and our huge Halloween blowout at work I'll be sharing for Pink Saturday this week.   I did want to share my dining room side table I gussied up (if that's  a word) for fall.

I have collected pumpkins, gourds and silks for several years and each year I use them in different rooms and in different arrangemnets.  This year I layered a centerpiece of silks,  pumpkins and berries on top of the burlap runner I made last spring.  Don't you just love burlap, it's so easy to use.   I washed mine to make it soft and easier to arrange.

My scarecrow bargain from Hobby Lobby for 80% off  was placed the end of my table and a grouping of votive candles on the other side for some soft lighting.

This is my favorite scarecrow...I bought her almost 20 years ago and she's too pretty to put outside!  I love that she is bendable like a big rag doll.

My dining room table looks rather bare and still needs a centerpiece so I'll need to make something this week.  I love fresh flowers on the table at Thanksgiving with greenery down the center of the table, but I'll need something until then.

My china hutch (which originally belonged to my mother-in-law) houses my favorite fall china.  The china was my mother's and she gave me this beautiful set several years ago.  I use it every Thanksgiving and even though it is very Asian inspired  the colors are 
beautiful for fall. 

The pattern is Momoyama from Kyoto Japan.  My mother purchased a service for 12 while she and my father lived in Okinawa.  I love that there are so many serving and extra pieces which makes this set  perfect for holidays and family gatherings.   

I'll be linking with Marty's Tabletop Tuesdays this week.  Can't wait to see what everyone shares!



  1. Your fall decorations are so festive. I love that scarecrow and your hutch is stunning! great job!

    I am wondering if you have any tip on washing burlap...I have a tablecloth and I thought maybe I needed to hand wash it. Thanks so much, Sonia!


  2. Your buffet vignette is just stunning. Love the gourds, berries and using the burlap runner. Everything looks fabulous. Your china in your hutch is exquisite. Such lovely displays. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Gorgeous eye candy. Hugs, Marty

  3. You have some wonderful fall decorations. I love you scarecrows! Beautiful china cabinet and china.

  4. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ohhh...you have been a busy little bee! I just adore your autumn buffet decor...it's gorgeous! Of course, I love the many different layers of autumn pretties!!! And...your glass votives are sooo pretty! I was admiring the pretty beaded pieces that you have at the base of the votives...sooo pretty! Ohhh...and your scarecrows are so adorable! Sonia, I don't know if I've ever seen that china before...ohhh, it's fabulous!!! You're right, the colors are perfect for autumn/Thanksgiving! Yes...they will make an exquisite table! Can't wait to see how you use them! Thank you for sharing some of your autumn decor with us. I always love coming to your place, my sweet friend!!! I hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  5. Festive and beautiful...looks so welcoming and rich in seasonal colors. Love the mirror over the table too!


  6. I love that you didn't waste that great space under the table. Adds wonderful interest. Beautiful china!

  7. I love it! Everything looks fabulous and perfect for Thanksgiving!

  8. So beautiful and festive fall decoration!

  9. Hi Sonia!

    Oh your buffet looks so festive and beautiful!

  10. It seems that your parents and my family lived on Okinawa about the same time since you mentioned that your mother bought the china there in 1978. It had to be at China Pete's close to BC Street, where I bought my set. We lived on Okinawa from 1975 to 1980, fell in love with the island and still miss it to this day. What a small world.


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