Tablescapes, Autumn Gathering


One of the reasons I fell in love with this Villa Della Luna dinnerware was I knew it could be versatile, despite the bright pattern

garden table

I bought 4 dinner plates, bowls and latte mugs and 4 Napoli chargers to complement them

villa della luna

Then Pflatzgraff asked me to do a promotion and they sent me 4 more full place settings, including the salad plates, butter/dessert plates and coffee mugs

place setting collage

I wanted to set an autumn/Thanksgiving table for 8, but the challenge was how to make it look like I had a full set of this pattern.  I did have 8 dinner plates and bowls, and I used the same silver flatware, goblets, and coasters for each setting

thanksgiving place

4 places are set with a round orange rattan charger atop a pinky orange ruffled mat, and a latte cup

autumn place setting 3

The other 4 places are set with a Napoli charger atop a square rattan brown charger and a coffee mug

autumn gathering

4 cream napkins with pumpkin rings, and 4 green napkins with silver rings, alternate at every other place

tiered stand centerpiece

The butter/dessert plates and the salad plates are used on the tiered server

centerpiece server

The centerpiece runs down the length of the table, signifying the abundance from the harvest

centerpiece Collage

Seasonal elements, including a rustic turkey, real and faux pumpkins are interspersed with candles, pomegranates, and potpourri

Note: the potpourri and the candles are unscented, so they don’t interfere the the aromas of the food

Thanksgiving gathering

The blue patterned bowls filled with wine corks and orange pumpkins visually unify the tableau


The eye sees a continuity down the table with evenly spaced bowls and bands of blue

place setting

The hue of the ruffled mats blends with the terra cotta of the dinnerware and helps tie in to the fabric covered Parsons chairs

autumn table

The fourth salad plate and dessert plate make a handy wine coaster

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During the holidays especially, it is hard to have enough matching pieces for large groups

fall gathering 1

If you have enough foundation pieces, it is amazing the results you can achieve

Thanksgiving gathering

Welcome to our Autumn Gathering

thanksgiving 7

Where I hope you will feel very special,  comfortable and relaxed…

I am very comfortable and relaxed this year because it’s not my turn to host…

Our family has it’s own little band of Indians, 10 kiddos 6 and under…It will be wild  😮

Thanks for tablescaping with me today!

for last year’s Thanksgiving table and children’s table click here

to see more Villa della Luna tables click here

to see another mixed table see Mixing Old and New here


I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and:

The Scoop

The Style Sisters

Show Stopper Saturday

Between Naps on the Porch

Posed Perfection

DIY by Design


28 Responses to “Tablescapes, Autumn Gathering”
  1. Lynn says:

    You did a great job of pulling all the pieces together Jenna! It’s a very welcoming and fun table setting:@)

  2. This is one of my favorite Pfaltzgraff patterns. I hope to own at least a few pieces one of these days. Your table, as always, is beautiful.

    We are hosting Thanksgiving this year. We will gather around the farmhouse table in the breakfast room. This is the Sunday before Thanksgiving, about 10 or so days after J’s surgery…just our young’uns…making it 13 for dinner. We’ve decided have the meal done by Dierberg’s, a local store. They do Thanksgiving beautifully, making it a tad easier for recuperating g’parents, who love to have family together for the day, but with stamina a tad low.:-)

  3. This is a very versatile pattern and you have styled it well in several settings and occasions. Love it in your dining room.

  4. This pattern really is versatile. It certainly works well for TGV the way you have styled it here. Good tips about using less than a complete set of dishes. It’s all about the mix, not the match!

  5. chrisscheuer says:

    You’ve coordinated everything so well. Such a festive and fun table!

  6. Those dishes really do translate easily from summer to fall!!! What a great look for this time of year! I guess it’s all about the decorative items you pair it up with! That versatility is something I tend to look for in dishes. It’s nice if you can use them more than one season in a year.

    You did a beautiful job! I hope your week is starting off on the right foot! Take care!

  7. Mary says:

    So festive Jenna! I hadn’t considered using VDL for fall, despite the orange in the pattern and the warm terracotta colored bowls. I love the abundance and all the elements on your table! We used to have a band of 7 wild little (all boy) Indians at our Thanksgiving feast. They”re all grown up…*sniff* 🙂

  8. Kim says:

    I like how to mixed and matched your place settings! Yes, you are right. With enough of the basics on hand, you can successfully set a table for many – even if they aren’t all identical. I love your dishes, and the straw/wicker pumpkins are beautiful! You must know that I took some time to examine your gorgeous draperies. I would love a closer view of the details! Did someone make them custom? Sorry, it’s a trade hazard…always curious about window treatments, especially when they are so stunning. 🙂

    • Ha! You are so funny! Yes, they are custom and I spent a fortune on the rods which no one ever sees, but I just had to have them~ I will work them into a post or email you some photos…I call them my Scarlett O’hara drapes, they look like a ball gown hanging 🙂

  9. diane1miller says:

    Beautiful!! I love the vibrant colors and the refreshing look for fall/Thanksgiving. It seems that overall we’ve seeing such muted tones and colors. Yours feels so fresh and inviting. I love the textural interest you added with the pumpkins and runner, too.

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful table with us at Project Inspire{d}!

  10. Those plates are versatile. They are lovely in both settings. I must say, I adore the white rustic pumpkins in the centerpiece! They are gorgeous. Happy Fall!

  11. diyfaerie says:

    Those plates are so gorgeous! My mom would love a similar set so I can’t wait to look into it 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at Talented Tuesdays!


  12. Bev says:

    Your dinnerware is lovely and perfect for fall! Love the ways you’ve used it.

  13. Linda says:

    As you might guess, having everything match is not a priority with me. You made it all work with what you had and the table looks great. You do have the knack!

  14. Gorgeous! Your dishes are beautiful. Love your ruffled placemats. What a stunning display. I really enjoyed viewing all your photos. Thanks so much for posting this wonderful display.

  15. Pam says:

    So Festive! This pottery has beautiful colors and so lovely for fall. Your centerpiece of real and faux accessories gives wonderful texture for this autumn feel. Please, pop over to my post Orange Bursts Upon Autumn!


  16. Anonymous says:

    Your gathering is perfect. Everything you set out to do can be checked off your list.Looks great. I love the ruffled placemat. So neat!
    You have all the elements together! Love the colors and styling.

  17. Gorgeous table. Looks like it came right out of a magazine.

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