Tablescape: Inspired by Caramel & Cream …

This week I added the tiniest hint of Fall to my indoor decor.  My little vignette started with the beautiful old linen table square … because I was inspired by the Caramel & Cream inspiration board I showed you last week.
I also promised you an “inspired” tablescape …
The cream and muted caramel pottery centerpiece bowl was my anchor.  It’s a favorite piece to decorate with at this time of year.
Obviously, the inspiration board dictated that I include pears …
A variety of candle colors … berries from the yard … and a “Made in Brazil” bird sculpture.  Do you like seeing the delicate vintage linen tray cloth peeking over the edge as much as I do?
Caramel-colored wooden leaf napkin rings and vintage damask napkins … and cream-colored “Italian Countryside” plates by Mikasa.
The runner is a vintage damask tablecloth … folded and laid atop a caramel-colored linen cloth.
Oneida “Raphael” flatware …
Tucking a few whole walnuts and almonds onto the tray gives more texture … and more “caramel and cream.”
So now you’ve seen my Caramel & Cream.

What would you name a Fall inspiration board?

I’ll be linking to:
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Let’s Dish! at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper


  1. I am in love with the white and cream. After doing my mantel I decided that next year I would also be using more whites and creams. Everything you do is so beautiful and tasteful. Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. This Is sooo yummy! I love all the eye candy going on here!! Really beautiful! Thanks for linking up today!

  3. Caramel and Cream. What a beautiful combination!

  4. Very pretty! I love the paisley napkins with the leaf napkin rings against the cream dishes. Beautiful inspiration=beautiful table!

  5. Inspired indeed!!!!! Yeah, baby! This is really workin’ for me!!! I love it! It’s so soft and dreamy!! I love the teensy tiny little bit of lace poking its little head out of that wooden tray. It just softens it so!!! And the damask against burlap….SO slick!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. So warm and lovely. No wonder this is my favorite time of year. Beautiful table!!!

  7. Lovely inspired table! The tableclothes really cozy it up and your centerpiece gives it a real sense of warmth. Great colors for this time of year!

  8. What a beautiful table, everything about it, Susan. I love the damask over the linen. Lovely flatware, too.

  9. I recently found new dishes that I purchased at Marshals and they would look lovely with this color theme. These are gorgeous colors aren’t they? Sometimes I could just drink in and play in color! I enjoy making little cards where I can play with the color combinations. I had never thought of these colors but they are so elegant.

  10. Hi Susan…I just knew you would have something Fantastic For Fall. Sure enough…the carmel and cream tablescape is inspiring and your creative ideas are just what I needed to see.

    It’s been way to long since I visited your amazing and informative blog. Glad I came today. Hope you’ll have a chance to stop by CITexas Gal….it’s Fall Ya’ll there, too, and I have a vintage crocheted tablecloth you gotta see. I followed your hints and tips for cleaning this amazing Fall Family Heirloom Find. Thanks so much for the series of posts for vintage linens.

  11. How beautiful! Very rich and luxurious! The damask ovrr the linen is a great touch!

  12. This is wonderful and an inspiration.