Autumn Patchwork Tablescape

Last year StoneGable celebrated the softer side of fall. But this year Fall is in all it’s glorious color!

Today’s tablescape was inspired by the wonderful table linens the kind folks at April Cornell sent me. Can you imagine my excitement when an April Cornell package showed up at my door!!!!!!!

Fall is truly a patchwork of harvest colors and textures. Browns, rusts, golden yellows, scarlet and green. I see these colors in the beauty of the country vistas all around me. So when I opened the package from April Cornell and found their Harvest Patchwork Brown place mats, napkins, button napkin rings and potholders I knew that I would set a table that would be a nod to the nature’s Autumn Patchwork!

Instead of a tablecloth, two burlap runners anchor the tablescape. Placed in a criss cross fashion they give great texture to the table.

Beautiful patchwork place mats adorn each place setting. Their lovely gently scalloped edges and coordinating fabric add great detail. The patchwork on the place mats are little works of art! The other side is a beautiful brown plaid. Look for it on an upcoming post.

I wanted the elements on the table to also have a patchwork look and feel. Dishes of different colors and shapes are “patchworked” together. Alternating place settings around the table are just a little different, like the squares of a quilt. Different enough to give them interest but not be too busy. Can you spot the differences?
The bottom plate is a sturdy brown ironstone (Olde Millhouse Shoppe). A Yellow square plate (Wegman’s) is next in the stack. It picks up the warm golden yellow in the place mats!!! All  four place settings have these plates.
The top dishes are alternated around the table. Two place settings have a rust colored square plate (Pier 1) topped off with a green leaf dish and matching leaf bowl (HomeGoods).
And the two other’s are set with a round green plate with an oil rubbed bronze rim (HomeGoods). A rust colored leaf plate and matching bowl (HomeGoods) tops off those settings!
The edges are different and make a striking profile.

Just for a little added whimsy, a wreath of acorn and brown bead accents circle the leaf bowl. I like to have an unexpected element at each place!

Antique flatware with beautiful earthy handles sit on the pretty fall place mats. A mini ear of Indian Corn is placed next to each knife. All of the Indian Corn is different. And they are so delightfully variegated. Just like the colors on a patchwork quilt!
Extra forks rest on dessert plates.
Harvest colored plaid napkins coordinate perfectly with the Harvest Patchwork Brown place mats. They have a soft “hand” and a fringed edge that gives them a cozy, informal feel. I paired them up with a different solid colored napkin. They are gathered together with these ADORABLE button napkin rings, also in coordinating fabrics. I was so captivated with these sweet napkin rings! Homespun is the word I would use to describe how wonderfully they are paired together!
Yellow leaf bowl will hold an apple, beet and carrot salad. YUMMY!
Brown ribbed  glasses on a short stem will hold  sparkling cider.
Dessert plates on a dark brown turned pedestal wait for melt-in-your-mouth Pumpkin Roll!
The centerpiece is a rust mum, dressed up to be a big-statement arrangement.
If  it looks familiar, it is! I used it in my post yesterday on dressing up the humble mum! Click HERE to visit yesterday’s post.  I added acorns, berries and leaves to give it  little more punch and to continue the acorn/leave/corn theme.

The variegated corn is gathered in luscious rust to brown ribbon that is tied in a big bow.
Small green glazed pots (Olde Millhouse Shoppe) are filled with Indian Corn kernals and soft orange votives are nestled down in the corn!
Individual acorn candle holders with slim green candles light each place (Wm-Sonoma).
I want to thank the kind people at April Cornell for sending me such beautiful and well made table linens  to enjoy!!!!  It was a true joy to set this table!
Please visit April Cornell’s website to see all their gorgeous products. Click HERE to visit.

The Menu
Harvest Patchwork Luncheon
Apple, Beet and Carrot Salad
Baked Potato Soup
(recipe on foodie Friday)
Ruben Sandwiches
Oven Fries

Pumpkin Roll With Cream Cheese Filling

Sparkling Apple Cider
Coffee and Tea

I am participating in Tablescape Thursday atBetween Naps On The Porch. Thank you, Susan for being our gracious hostess!


  1. says

    another fabulous fall at stonegable… i still have your table pics you did last fall, your outdoor fallen leaves is still fresh in mind, so shallow, i know, but i remeber beauty, like all these gorgeous layers and indian corn will stick with me forever :)

    you are simply the best~

  2. says

    Our foliage is especially intense this season and you’ve captured all the gorgeous autumn colors on your table. You’re a master at layering color and texture, Yvonne. Stunning as always.

  3. says

    These are, truly, my colors!!! Those little green leaf dessert plates are stunning. My favorite has to be the delicate acorn candle stick holders! Thank you for showing us all the blending of Autumn colors to coordiante with April’s linens! Your creativity is definitely a gift. . .thank you for sharing it with all of us in blogland!

  4. says

    Yvonne – Wow-dee-dow!!! You did an awesome job on this one. I simply love it. Your carry-through with the quilt idea is brilliant. Where, where, where did you get the individual acorn candle holders??????????
    Linda@ A Toile Tale

  5. says

    Lovely tablescape! You coordinate everything so well! I think the plaid and floral placements look so nice together! Thank you for always doing such a nice table to see each week.

    From Virginia

  6. says

    Yvonne — what a warm and wonderful table you have set! It just speaks of fall. Love your dressed up mum too. I would love some pumpkin roll and sparkling cider and I would like to linger at your table. Joni

  7. says

    Wow! I can’t stand it. I caught myself drooling at your post. How embarrassing! It is beautiful…every picture…and I am nuts about stacking plates and using different ones. Oh my…that really gets to me…not sure why…it just does. Love your blog. It is wonderful in every way!

  8. says

    Yvonne, I never can decide whether to come here first to see what you have, or last so that I can linger over all the pictures and take in the details (so I do both!) I am heading right over to April Cornell and Williams Sonoma-I hope they still have the candle holders! Beautiful, as usual. Linda

  9. says

    Yvonne, this is the most beautiful table I have ever seen in my life! I loved it all especially the center the Indian corn like that! I can hardly wait to see what you do with Christmas! Come say hi 😀

  10. says

    Yvonne, your table is very beautiful. I love the colors. Those AC placemats are so warm and welcoming. Your additions surely showed them off at their best.

  11. says

    All of the natural elements really make this a Fall table. Those leaf bowls and plates just sing to me. I would love to sit down for a bowl of soup and of course I love the pumpkin roll.

  12. says

    Beautiful table, Yvonne! I’m not surprised you got a package from April Cornell ~ I’m sure they knew you would do their linens justice. Just stunning pieces! I love the placemats and the napkins together. Your table definitely says “bountiful” and “Fall” to me! I have my tabletop post drafted and ready to post overnight. I don’t have as many lovely dishes as you, but I did get some new ones last year and this was my first Fall tablescape. I’m thinking I may have to look for some others!

  13. says

    Yvonne, this table just screams fall. As I said yesterday your mum centerpiece is such a great idea. I love that you varied your table settings for this particular table. Your signature double napkins are a beautiful touch to tie all your colors together and I love the little berries and acorns that are scattered amount the dishes and mums are just the perfect added touch. Thank you so much for sharing another beautiful table.

  14. says

    As is always the case when visiting your blog, I am so impressed, inspired and in awe of your talent.

    It’s all stunning. It always is.

    I LOVE the corn around the mums.


  15. says

    Just beautiful…so rich! I love those leaf shaped bowls, very pretty!
    I am happy to move on to Fall and put Halloween away! 4 weeks of Fall then on to Christmas.

  16. says

    I ALWAYS come here first from Susan’s and am NEVER disappointed. Then I get to come back and dream again and again!!! Another gorgeous creation and how lucky are you to receive a gift from AC!!! That is awesome! I love every bit of this table. Actually mine is KINDA similiar….but not really I guess. Please come visit if you get a chance! XO, Pinky

  17. says

    there’s nothing about your table not to like. Your use of the decorative corn is just great. I’m never quite sure what to do with mine and you’ve made it seem so simple.

  18. says

    Hi Yvonne!
    I love what you did here with the Indian corn! It’s even in the candle holders. So clever… even wrapped around the mums!
    love this as a theme!
    The table is so warm and inviting.
    So much hospitality ♥
    *have a wonderful day, Yvonne!

  19. says

    Absolutely gorgeous! This is one of my favorite tables I’ve ever seen! I love the colors in the April Cornell table linens, and the texture you’ve created with the patchwork of dishes is wonderful! I also love your centerpiece!

  20. says

    I’m loving that corn center piece! This tablescape is what I had in mind for my own Thanksgiving table. I love all the variations of the different patterns and the use of the natural elements. Very pretty!~Ames

  21. says

    Yvonne this is all gorgeous! I just adore the way you layered all of the dishes for such a warm and welcoming look. Amazing job on every single detail.

    I am a new follower of your beautifully inspiring blog! I thought I was already. *Blush* I’m also grabbing your sweet button to display on my sidebar.

    Have a wonderful day my friend. Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  22. says

    I can say, without doubt, that this is the prettiest fall table I’ve seen.
    You have a way of bringing warmth to a table, no matter the setting, that most of us just don ‘t posess.
    I suppose it’s a thing called TALENT. :))
    Just smashing !! Love everything about it.
    xo bj

  23. says

    OMGoodness, everything is just beautiful. What an outstanding tablesetting. I came from BNOTP Tablescape Thursday. I just entered my first tablesetting to be viewed by bloggers. After seeing yours I feel so inadequate. Your setting is out of this world beautiful. Love your blog also. Thank you for sharing such inspiration.

  24. says

    How lucky April is to have you decorate your table with her items! You combined them beautifully with all your gorgeous pieces of pottery & flatware.
    I love the mixed up look…it makes my eyes dance as they wander around the table.

    Just so you know, I drove the 25 minute trip, each way, to my WS store to purchase some of those cute pie crust cutters. I can’t wait to make some!

    Thank you for all your inspirations, Yvonne! You do an incredible job.

  25. says

    Yvonne, there is something about your tables that just speak to me. They are so warm and inviting and the eye just has to find every little special detail. I love the seemingly simple way your details come together to form this table. Gorgeous – makes me want to sit down for a meal and not get up for hours.

  26. says

    What a gorgeous, stunning table! I love all the details you’ve added. Each time I look at the photos, I see something new that I had missed. I really like how you’ve used the corn. Perfect for fall.

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