Monday, October 29, 2012

An Autumn Tablescape

While my sisters were visiting, I talked them in to creating a fun little Autumn vignette and tablescape with me out at my parents' house.

My sister, Devan, is a professional photographer {she is amazing- visit her here} and she let me play stylist while she took pictures and I can't wait to see them! These are just a few of the pictures that I took alongside her.

I love picking her brain to learn new tips and tricks!

I am a warm colors girl. I think that is why I love fall so much.

Warm colors are so comforting.


Recognize this?
I pulled my sign {tutorial here} out there- just for fun.

I included various gourds, strawberry corn, persimmons, and cranberries for added warmth and color.
Most of the furniture and antiques are my mom's. She is used to me doing crazy things {and stealing stuff}. Thanks mom!

And, of course pie! Marionberry and apple. Yum.

I think persimmons are really pretty. This is the first time I had ever tried one. They taste juicy and so sugary sweet. I think it makes a place setting special when there is a little something there for each person.

We started taking pictures at dusk and as the sun went down, the candles began to glow even more.

Climbing up this hill leads back to the house. 
We like to go sledding here when it snows!
This was a really fun place to grow up.

Nice wide open spaces.  

I helped to plant these poplar trees while I was in college about 12 years ago. 
It is so peaceful and lovely down here in this grove. I think it is between 1-2 acres of just trees. 

I am really excited for Thanksgiving now!

What is your favorite thing to include in an Autumn Tablescape?


Sheila said...

Hi Kristen,
Everything looks so simple and organic....I loved the tall basket with the dried flowers. You are so lucky to know and have a photographer in your family...i wish I had one. I hope your week is full of blissful blessings!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just delightful! You set the stage beautifully. I want a production team too!! What a wonderful collaboration. And there couldn't be a lovelier setting.The details of the napkins, berries, pies, lace, the long shots--just looking makes me happy.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a wonderful setting! I love the "warm" colors too, and your table is just perfect!

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

So pretty my friend!! Love everything about it, and i noticed your sign right away. I'm jealous you have all that open space to play in.

Kelly @ thelilypadcottage said...

So beautiful! Love the cranberries in the water - such a nice colorful touch. You have inspired me to try a persimmon, I've never had one either but they are pretty :)

Katherine Wolak said...

Im so with you! I love warm colours and this is one of the reasons I LOVE fall the best! Your table is absolutely magical, I love the set up and teh yummy stuff you have there! :D


A Joyful kind of Life said...

Hi Kristen! I just started following your blog and really like it! I absolutely love what you and your sisters did with this outdoor table setting. By the way your photography is awesome :)

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Wow Kristen! So Beautiful. Holy Cow. What an amazing set-up. Your pictures are stunning, I can't imagine your sisters being any better. And I'm super jealous of your parents yard, Wish I had a forest in my backyard. love it all!

Amy Kinser said...

The photographs are just beautiful. You did an amazing job setting everything up and the setting is wonderful. Such fun to have sisters to do things with, I bet.

Blessings to you, Amy

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Allison said...

Beautiful job styling!!! Please tell me you sat there and enjoyed your pies too? :)

shaggysheephome said...

You are so blessed to have lived there. Did you guys eat outside when the photo shoot was over? I love flowers, fresh or dired on my table.

Mallori said...

What a beautiful setting. Love everything about it!

Emily's Mum said...

Lovely pictures as ever Kristin. I love the tones. Pomegranites are pretty for decorating too this time of year. similar effect to the Persimmons ( i think we might call the Sharon fruit here too??)


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Shabby soul said...

Your tablescape is absolutely stunning! So warm and welcoming!

Kimberly said...

looks lovely!

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