Introducing Tuesday’s Tablescape: Fresh Fall

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Welcome to my first ever Tuesday’s Tablescape!  

As I’ve hinted at, I’ve been doing a lot of brand soul searching, goal making, and blog work behind the scenes.  As the blog approaches it’s 2nd birthday, I have done a lot of reflecting of where we’ve been and planning for where we’d like to go.  While White Buffalo will definitely remain the place you all have thankfully decided to love, there will be some new series and slight changes…all seeking to make the White Buffalo better and bring you all lovely readers more of what brought you here!  I’ll share more details about all of this in the coming weeks, but for today, I want to introduce to you a new weekly series.

Entertaining, celebrations, and parties have always been a love of mine – truly equal with interior design.  If you’ve been here for awhile, you know that I’ve shared many tablescapes and party ideas over the last two years.  With the The Buffalo Bungalow renovation and a new baby, I only had time to really share the renovation progress and interior design plans.  (Do not worry – that will definitely continue in full force!).  Many of you have asked for more entertaining posts.  Two fall tablescapes that I created before White Buffalo was ever born (today’s being one of them) are STILL my biggest referrers from Pinterest and other blogs, so I’ve decided to bring the people more of what they want!

Every Tuesday, I’ll be sharing a new tablescape.  They’ll be seasonal, have themes, or just be something fun!  My goal with this series is to inspire you to create beautiful celebrations and moments for your family, as I want to do more of with my own.

So, welcome to this new little series!  I hope you love it as much as I love creating it.

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Happy fall, y’all!

I realize that the first day of fall is still weeks away, but for me, the day after Labor Day signals the start of fall.  Pumpkin spice lattes have returned.  The humid Southern mornings are replaced with a slight new chill.  And pumpkins start to grace the shelves of your local market.

Fall starts the magic, full of wonder part of the year for me.  

If you’ve been reading The White Buffalo since last fall, you’ll recognize this tablescape.  As I said above, I did this project before this little blog ever came to be.  But this fall table and the one I’ll share next week are still my most popular projects and since I’m introducing this series in the fall, I thought it only fitting to share them for my first two Tuesday’s Tablescape installments.  I’m so happy to welcome all of the new readers since last year and have to share my favorite project with them.

We deemed this table: Enchanted Autumn.

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I know that summer is known for outdoor living and entertaining, but to me, fall is the time for that.  I love the cool evenings, blazing fires, and need to cuddle under a wool blanket.  Outdoor fall dinner parties just as the sun is setting like this one are my absolute favorite.

My parents live on a farm at the foot of a beautiful mountain (hence the infusion of rustic and country in my style).  I styled and photographed this tablescape in the field down behind their house.  It’s the perfect spot for outdoor fall gathering.

When I created this tablescape, I was desperately seeking a fresh spin on fall.  I fell in love with green heirloom pumpkins and the idea for this table was born.  We actually made all of the decor.

I found the great navy, green, and gold floral fabric at a remnant sale and it became large cloth napkins.  The ticking stripe runner pulls out the dark background of the napkins.  I always love mixing organic/flowy/floral patterns with straight lines.  It creates great balance.  These glasses are still my favorite – they’re vintage from a yard sale.

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For the place cards, we cut slits into the small wood round pillars and inserted a piece of card stock.  We stamped a simple gold maple leaf and then wrote the names on with sharpie.

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The wood round chargers, place-card holders, and pillar candle holders were all cut from fallen trees on my parents’ property.  

Every enchanted evening needs a splash of metallic, so I sprayed tiny pumpkins gold to mix with the green and white.

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That’s what I love most about fall.  Heirloom pumpkins and candles make the perfect simple centerpiece.

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Here are my best tips for creating a fabulously cozy outdoor gathering:

1.) Bring out upholstered chairs from inside to make it feel extra homey like we did with these wingbacks.

2.) Use white sheets from the linen closet for tablecloths and to cover the buffet like we did here.

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A key feature of Tuesday’s Tablescape will be a “Shop This Table” feature where you can easily shop and re-create the tablescape that I shared that day.  I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked where I bought items from this shoot.  You can shop and re-create this look with the items below.  I couldn’t find the exact napkin fabric, but I linked two similar options below that would look great with the ticking stripe and create a beautiful fresh fall table!  

SHOP THIS TABLE:

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