It’s gotten really cold really fast here in northern Utah. All the leaves are now brown and there’s snow at the top of the mountains. Since it’s still October (and not December), I’m determined to enjoy my favorite season as long as I can despite the cold and snow. One way I like to do that is by creating a cozy Autumn dinner for two. During this time of year, dark moody colors with lots of texture are especially great to use.
When I’m designing a tablescape, I like to work in layers. For this particular dinner, I used cream and black placemats from Hearth and Hand for the foundation. On top of the placemats, I stacked a white dinner plate followed by my favorite Fall plates called Hayride by Royal Stafford. Pewter is one of my favorite metal finishes, and I particularly like to use it in the Autumn because of it’s earthiness. In fact, I based an entire Halloween dinner around pewter (you can find it here). I like to use two different goblets for drinking (one of them is clear and one of them is a brownish/black color). The next layer consists of napkins for the meal. When in doubt, use real napkins (not paper)–especially if it’s a romantic seasonal dinner like this one. It just makes it nicer.
The last stages of the tablescape are candles and a centerpiece. I love to forage in the woods for branches, berries, leaves, and whatever else happens to catch my eye at this time of year. Since this is a small dinner, just use something simple like a branch of Autumn berries. Finally, don’t forget the mood music. If you really want to make it a little spooky like I do, you can turn on some Halloween sound effects in the background…let’s just say Andy’s a good sport!
Until next time,
Have a spooky October weekend!
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