Summer to Fall


The last time I was here, I showed you these tablecloths and invited you to come back to see what blue and yellow have to do with Fall decorating.  You’re back!  I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit. Thank you!  Now let’s talk decorating …

Do you like to decorate with blue and yellow in the Summer? Have you ever extended that blue and yellow into the Fall? Let’s try it and see what happens!


Several weeks ago I was in Big Lots and saw this Fitz and Floyd piece for $30. I absolutely loved it, and it was calling my name — but I walked away.  Not much time to shop … it was large and I wasn’t sure where I would store it … I didn’t NEED it … the lines were long …   I walked away.


Last week I was in Big Lots again and it was 50% off!  Now only $15 — and still calling my name …  (There were three. Should I have picked one up for you, too?)  I grabbed it and headed for the check-out lane.  Still didn’t NEED it — I wanted to share it with you!


Next I stopped by the grocery store and bought some yellow gourds … and added them to some faux (aka FAKE) ones I bought last year at Dollar Tree.  Can you tell the difference?  I don’t think so …


… unless you bought the same gourds at DT last year, too!  (The three small ones are imposters!)


I pulled out this tablecloth — and started setting the table.


The Fitz and Floyd centerpiece filled with gourds …


… surrounded by wooden candle holders and a faux leaf garland.  (I’d usually use real leaves, but it’s still a little too early here in the valley.)


I added a teakwood salt and pepper set…


A vintage Wild Turkey decanter…


…a vintage Lenox Saw Whet Owl figurine — and a sprinkling of pecans throughout.

Then I went to work on the place settings.  These copper-colored embossed plastic chargers are available at Wal-Mart right now.


Year-round favorite white Gibson “Claremont” plates — aka “Gollum China” in Blogland!


Vintage cobalt blue salad plates…


Mikasa “Italian Countryside” stainless flatware…


Cobalt and clear goblets from Dollar Tree 2-3 years ago…


Damask napkins I’ve had for years — and wooden leaf napkin rings I picked up several years ago on clearance at an outlet mall store.  (Notice that I used a darker shade of gold for the napkins — and let the lighter gold shade of the napkin rings “match” the tablecloth. Light-colored napkins wouldn’t have looked as Fall-ish.)


Vintage leaf-shaped dishes are being used in this tablescape instead of bread plates.  …You HAVE heard of bread bowls, haven’t you?  🙂


So what do you think? … Do blue and yellow work for Fall decorating?



When night fell, it was time to light the candles …








To read more about these tablescape items, click on the links!


To see the rest of the tablecloths in my first picture, click on these links!

* Blue and White Gauze
I hope you’ve enjoyed this transition from Summer to Fall. I’m linking it to
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.




  1. It is all stunning. I love your Big Lots lantern, and it is perfect with the gourds. Your table setting, linens, silver and accessories are all perfect. I love it. Hugs, Marty

  2. Yes!! You definitely created a blue and yellow FALL tablescape, and I love it. I have already made myself sick of brown and orange and it’s not even October yet. It’s my own fault.

    I love this,and have a hunch it will be one of my favorites for the week!

    Oh,and the owl? So cute and a favorite part.

  3. Blue and yellow aren’t a combination I would be conjuring up when thinking of autumn, but you sure made it work…beautiful table, Susan. Love your gourd centerpiece…it is hard to believe those lovely charger plates are plastic!

  4. Blue and yellow sure do work for a fall tablescape! Yours is lovely! I love the plates, the centerpiece and those pretty wooden leaf napkin rings. Great job!

  5. oh yeah, the blue looks absolutely beautiful with the golds and the browns. love the owl and what a deal on that piece at big lots.

    Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.

  6. Wow I love the blue for fall! It totally works! What a great job. I can’t believe you found the piece at big lots! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your ideas.

  7. What a beautiful fall tablescape. Since I’m a huge blue and yellow fan this inspiration is wonderful for my fall table. Just love those leaf napkin rings and the turkey decanter.

  8. Isn’t it adorable with blue in fall? I love the way you mix your colour combo.

    Fab, girl! Job well done.

    Happy TS Day!

    Greetings from a chilly Stockholmer,

  9. Who knew….blue and yellow for fall. Since this is one of my favorite color combos I love seeing how you worked it into a fall arrangements.

    Big Lots is a great place to find a little treasure now and then, you sure picked yourself of a nice one.

    Thanks for sharing.

  10. I think with the right touches (and you DID add those) blue and yellow are lovely fall colors.
    Way to go holding out for half off!

  11. Your table setting turned out beautiful! I do kike the turkey that is a great find. Have a good day…..Julian

  12. Thanks you for this! I decorate with blue all year long, and this gives me some great ideas for bringing in the yellow and bronze adn brown colors of the fall to go along with it. I doubt if my table will ever look as spectacular as yours though… will you just come over and decorate my house for me?

  13. Another beautiful table scape!
    Good price on that vase!

  14. Very nice combination! I really like that Fitz & Floyd centerpiece vase!!! And the stemware came from Dollar Tree? I’ve never been in that store, but I’ve seen them around town. I will have to stop in! Thanks for the heads up!

  15. You are so creative! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
    ~ Julie

  16. I’m with you! I can add blue to any season and walk away happy. Love the Fitz & Floyd hurricane…the gourds are a great accent. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  17. I love your fall table with the woodland creatures. This is all quite beautiful.

  18. What a clever lady you are. I would have never thought. The table is lovely.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~