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The softer side of autumn table

Warm golden autumn tones
mingling with pretty pastels & whites



and of course, white pumpkins... 
A simple subtle autumn table that is all about the softer side of the season. 






I was staring at this table that now sits in the front of the house and trying to dream up an idea for a table setting. 



I didn't get to the market last weekend for fresh flowers- I twisted my ankle and fell pretty badly running down hill on my morning run so have been laying low for a couple of days.


So I grabbed the bundles of dried blooms I had on hand... and lots of pretty gold dishes and hobbled out to the table to play a bit.


I started out with white larkspur and pretty purple hydrangeas. I am obsessed with whites and purples this season- you will be seeing more of them very soon.



A simple centerpiece  of flowers with white pumpkins was perfect.


Vintage gold candle holders with gold candles add the perfect amount of ambiance under the twinkle lights.



And the place settings with gilded chargers, lace pattern covered plates and brass goblets are simple and elegant. 



I wanted something soft- a look that speaks in a more of a whisper of autumn than a shout. 
And I think this gold beauty does just that.


I actually did 2 versions of this table... I will share the other look soon- and 
I am joining these sweet friends who are sharing their warm and welcoming autumn tables today. They are all so gorgeous- you won't want to miss any of them!

Ella Claire | Shades of Blue Interiors | Dear Lillie | Home Stories A to Z Love Grows Wild | Craftberry Bush | Kindred Vintage | Inspired by Charm Zevy Joy | Nina Hendrick | Liz Marie Blog | My Sweet Savannah Julie Blanner | French Country Cottage | Boxwood Avenue | Rooms for Rent

See more entertaining ideas and table settings
in my book- HERE




Happy September entertaining everyone!







21 comments

  1. BEYOND amazing! All the the metallic accents make this table pure magic. I'm OBSESSED. So perfect!

    xo Michael

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  2. So soft and pretty and I hope you heal quickly.

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  3. I love the pops of purple, so beautiful for fall! Gorgeous!

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  4. I hope your ankle heals quickly! Your tablescape is stunning!

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  5. I mean, you wrote the book on tablescape and romance...literally LOL....you're incredible Court...xo

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  6. This is so gorgeous! I hope it cools down enough here to enjoy dinner outside again soon. Take care of your ankle and get well soon!

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  7. Your table is beyond exquisite! I love the colors and textures you have chosen. You never disappoint! Praying for quick and complete healing! Blessings! 💕

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  8. Glorious table Courtney. I am dreaming of 'olde English forests'.......

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  9. Stunning, I love how the colors flow, they just pop! Hope your ankle is doing better, remember prop it up......have a great evening. Jody

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  10. Feel better soon! The dusty violet linen napkins caught my eye-love!

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  11. A beautiful and romantic table. I gave my daughter a white pumpkin and Autumnal linens for her table. But what's needed is soft purple flowers:). Kathleen in Az

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  12. I'm so sorry Courtney to hear about your ankle. I had my ankle hurting me a few months back so I know how much pain you are in. You should soak it in warm Epsom Salt water then put Ice pack on it and do this every hour or two. Plus buy you a ankle brace ! Get you some T - Relief Gel to rub on it. You can order it from Amazon.com works great. Remember Ice, Ice and more Ice. Praying you feel better soon. This table is beautiful as always. Hugs , Geraldine Turner,

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  13. I love this! I'm a total slacker when it comes to tablescapes, but this is inspiring me, love the softer tones for September.

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  14. Hi Courtney, do you have a source for those beautiful napkins? Thank you.

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  15. I love your fabulous designs , everyone is so delicious.amour millie grey xxx

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  16. This tablescape is beyond mere words....almost ethereal. I love how all the soft colors play upon each other. So pretty and I hope your ankle gets better.
    Kari@meandmycaptain

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  17. I normally don't like purple, but I think you have converted me! I love this romantic look!

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  18. Love your purple and gold table setting, Courtney! Definitely a winner this fall season. :) I hope your ankle is getting better; hope all the icing has helped! It hasn't slowed down your beautiful decorating one bit.

    Hugs and prayers for your ankle to recover before your upcoming trips,
    Barb :)

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  19. Cannot get over how stunning this is! That soft purple, the gold, the lights- just beautiful Courtney!

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  20. I love your description of going into Autumn with a whisper rather than a shout. Absolute perfection.

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  21. Courtney, I have always admired you work and your way of writing. I love the french style, but honestly, you have the most beautiful and unique way of decorating! You have a way of making everything look airy, romantic, ethereal and quite simply outrageously stunning! Your decor isn't just a astonishingly beautiful look but also a feeling of nostalgia and 'magic '. It absolutely enthralls.

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