Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Hello everyone!  I hope you're all having a nice week so far.

Today I thought I would share a simple fall table setting with you.  As usual, around this time
of year, I get very inspired by all of the pretty table settings in magazines and in Blogland that I
actually begin to think that I too can do this.  Ideas begin to roll around in my head, and then I
just can't fight the urge to give it a go.  Of course, it didn't turn out all that I wanted it to be,
but I thought I would share it with you guys anyways... what the heck.

I wanted to get some of the yellow-colored fall leaves from my yard to tuck into the twine around
the napkins, but I was running out of time before I had to go pick up my kids from school.  My
youngest gets out of school an hour early all week because of parent teacher conferences, so
fitting a blog post like this into my day isn't easy.

And if that wasn't enough, my batteries died on me before I was done taking all the
pictures I wanted to take, so this is all I was able to get.  I didn't have anymore batteries,
and I didn't have time to run to the store.  Living in the country definitely has its faults.

Everything here is very simple.  I used a couple of antique white ironstone beer bottles for
candle holders and tied "Merci" tags on each one.  I used vintage music sheets as place mats,
tucked the silverware into the simple white linen napkins and tied each one with twine. 

I wanted to keep everything white on white, so that the pretty Cinderella pumpkin would
add a pop of color, but I do wish I had the time to place those fall leaves in the napkin 

  So there you have it... my unfinished attempt at creating an inspiring fall table setting... lol.

Linking to these fun and inspiring parties:
White Wednesday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
On an entirely different note, I'm considering creating a "Tag Sale" page, so I have a venue
to sell some of the things I no longer have room for in my home.  These would be things that
I love and adore and would use in my own home, if only I still had the space for them.  You
all know how it goes... in with the new old thing and out with the old old thing.  I'll keep
you all posted if I decide to follow through with it.

Also, thanks for all of your lovely comments.  I've enjoyed hearing all of your thoughts and
ideas again.

I hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

'Til next time...

~ Jo :-)


  1. Your home is always so pretty and elegant in its simplicity...

  2. I love your beautiful and simple table! You always share such gorgeous photos with us.
    I sooo get what you mean about getting rid of some of the things you no longer have the need or space for.


  3. Simple and beautiful, indeed ! I love the serenity of your home .
    I wish you not so busy days ahead !

  4. Just beautiful. I love the sophisticated simplicity of your table settings.

  5. so pretty and just gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing with us!

  6. so pretty Jo! Always love your posts!! xo

  7. I love the simplicity, it is very much a case of less is more!

  8. Hi Jo,

    I love your table setting...actually, I love your entire home! :) Thanks for inspiring!


  9. Hi Jo,
    I love the table setting. So, simple and rustic.
    Just love that form of entertaining.
    xxx Liz

  10. It looks so serene and pretty with all the white and pale colours. I think adding the leaves (which I'm sure you have done by now) will give it a whole new look, which is the wonderful thing about decorating with neutrals.

  11. This looks so pretty, Jo. I like the simplicity of it all, it feels very relaxing. Why does it seems like your girls' schools are always having conferences?! :)


  12. Jo I think it is so very pretty!!! You have a beautiful, natural touch when it comes to decorating and I love what you do!!


    :) T

  13. "Simply" beautiful Jo! I like the previous post as well.

  14. It looks beautiful Jo, as always! Isn't finding time to stage/photograph/blog sometimes so difficult? I can't imagine with little ones around. I work during the day so my only time is on the weekends. I always love your photographs, and this shoot is no exeption...I would have never known it wans't what you envisioned!
    I love the idea of a tag sale page...I'd buy things from your gorgeous house : )
    Have a great week!

  15. I love this simple way! Wonderful!

  16. I love the simplicity of the table and will be doing something very similiar on my old farm table for our family Thanksgiving. I love the one simple pumpkin in the middle because it keeps conversation easy. I also love the sheet music placemats and napkins wrapped in twine.

    Your home is beautiful and my heart always races a little when I see that you have posted something.

  17. Less is more, we say in Switzerland! For me,often it isn't simple to create a very simple decoration, because I have such a lot of wonderful things.I just can't put them away ;-)
    But you have done it and the result is just beautiful! Hugs,Barbara
    NB: sorry, for my english, I'm trying the best!

  18. Oh I love the whiteness and simplicity of your table setting... It is really so inviting and so serene.

    love it ♥

  19. Your table look wonderful...i like it all !!....liefs van mij...♥.. ♥... ♥....

  20. Oh, I just love your tablesetting. It`s gorgeous.

    Have a nice day

    Hugs Bente

  21. Beautifull.I love it.Simple and cozy!!!

  22. I think it came out just beautiful. I swoon at your home every time I look at it. I know what ya mean about living in the country, not everything is at your fingertips. I would leave the table just as you have it, it is already perfect:)

  23. Simply and VERY PRETTY! It matches your room to perfection! Love it.

  24. Simplicity can look very beautiful and I love your table. The sheet music is a great idea for placemats.

  25. This is so beautiful and serene! I don't think it needed anything more. It's perfectly simple!

  26. Hi Jo,
    Your table looks simply lovely!!
    You always have such inspirational photos of your home!
    Hope your having a beautiful week.

  27. I love the pictures you posted ... I would be spoiled for choice, your table is decorated so great:)
    Congratulations on your choice!
    A hug, Gilda

  28. It's so pretty. I love the big fat cinderella pumpkin. And, i totally know what you mean, most of the time when i do a blog post, i have only so much time to get the photos done, and there is usually something a little off or a touch i wanted to add, then something else is pressing or the light is gone... and the moment passes... oh well... the leaves would have been pretty, but the table is stunning anyway.
    Those white bottles are vintage beer bottles!? How cool...


  29. Love it all....tag sale??? sounds fun!


  30. The table setting is lovely. Those beer bottles in ironstone are gorgeous, never saw the like before. I just found your blog but I think it is truly beautiful, as is your home.

  31. You're much too hard on yourself, Jo! Your table setting is elegantly understated and simply beautiful. Well done!

    Erin @ Carolina Country Living

  32. Its been way to long since my last visit, oh how I miss your beauty.
    Everything is how I remember it, simple and making a bold statement for the love of all things rustic european flea market style.

    enjoy your holiday in giving thanks.

  33. I think it's quite simply lovely.

  34. The simplicity is the magic of this table setting. Your home is just beautiful!

  35. love it all!!!!!!! greetings from angie

  36. J'aime beaucoup cette ambiance...un joli blog!!! bises de France et see you later***

  37. What a great pumpkin! Mine is now frozen solid on my front porch.
    Your white on white table is lovely, I love the European feel to it.
    Hugs, Cindy

  38. I love your simple style! It's beautifully understated. Your table setting is gorgeous!

  39. What a wonderful blog, wonderful discovery!
    I love your style.
    Warm greetings from Holland


  40. I too am so pleased I just found your blog. Love your photos and style. A tag sale page sounds wonderful. I'd be interested in that.

  41. Found you via the linky...and Im so glad that I did. My 1st time to your blog and this tablescape is simplistically wonderful.

    I love to use music sheets for everything, but have never done placemats...I will have to use that soon.

    Im going to check around, because Im sure Im goin to love it here.

    P.S. Tag sale page is wonderful!! Im in...lol

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Lucky 7 Design

  42. Botched up attempt??? Are you joking? I love your space!!! :)

  43. Absolutely gorgeous Jo!!! I just LOVE it all!! So beautiful! Thanks for linking up~ Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

  44. It is very serene and fresh Jo! I was disappointed a bit in my table too, but I guess I was too busy doing all the other stuff like cooking and cleaning and just ran out of time for the table itself.

  45. I love your blog and would like to add your button to my blog, I'm not as savy as you in the dept and need help doing it without the code. What do I copy when I right click on the button? sorry, confused.

    Garden of Secrets

  46. This is all soooo elegant and pretty. Really like the table setting. :)

    real estate ph


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