Pear Tablescape

It is almost Pumpkin time at StoneGable… Almost! Tucked between the sun and fun of lazy August days and the falling leaves, crisp breezes and pumpkins of October is Orchard Time!
Beautiful apples, luscious grapes and fragrant perfumy pears! September is a wonderful celebration of fruitful bounty!
Apples and grapes have had their 15 minutes of fame and now the pear is in the spotlight. Delicate and dripping with honey-laced flavor, the pear is worth a table all it’s own.

The pears are the true stars of this Autumnal table. Hand painted pear bowls grace each place setting. They are recycled from a post last year. Every element of this table is something I had in my cupboards and used on past posts. I just recycled them, so to speak, to create this tribute to the pear.

The pear bowl sits on a trio of eclectic dishes. The edges and shapes of each dish are very different… this adds to the mismatched feel I love. It is the color of each dish that pick up the a color in the hand painted pear and becomes the unifying element.

To continue the natural feel, each place was set with a twiggy place mat. Vintage flatware with smooth, warm amber handles sit between the grooves of mats.
Three seckle pears and a tiny candle sit at each place as a personal vignette. The pears, at their luscious peak, are a take home gift for each guest to eat and remember their evening at StoneGable. I think their form and color are so beautiful!

Two little wreaths work together to make a statement of a napkin ring! Twiggy birch and a faux golden bittersweet wreaths gather up the napkins. This is an over-the-top treatment that I just love! It brings such pizzazz!  Earthy meets glam!
The centerpiece  is shared by 2 pear elements. A large decorative pear sits upright and larger than life.
 An arrangement of several varieties of pears are nestled in a twiggy birch wreath on a turned pedestal. Bosc, Green Anjou, Bartlett and Forelle pears become a feast for the eyes!
The pears are real, the leaves faux. Aren’t they exquisite. The blush on the Forelle pairs are captivating!
Bubble glasses are a StoneGable favorite. These, in amber, continue the gold color theme in the table.
Green glazed pots filled with popcorn become interesting candles.
The overall look is warm and organic with a touch of old world color and feel.

 At StoneGable pears are artistic delights and culinary wonders!
The Menu
Mixed Greens with Sliced Pears, Spiced Pecans and Bleu in a Poppyseed Dressing
Pork Chops With Smoked Gouda and Bacon
for recipe click here and look on Wednesday’s menu
Whipped Potatoes
Roasted Root Vegetables
with pear overtones
Coffee andTea


  1. says

    Everything looks so lovely. I can’t believe your giveaway! I love it all. The chocolates look wonderful and of course your wreath is gorgeous.

    Of course I am a follower, and an admirer of all things Stone Gable!
    I agree with Joni that you need to write a book on your lovely tables.

  2. says

    That fork and knife–are they old? They remind me of my grandmother, or cutlery in England. It’s a pretty shade and “autumny” as well. Pretty table!

  3. says

    I love all the rich fall colors on your tablescape- so beautiful.
    You have a lovely giveaway for some lucky soul as well. I am a follower and I will post it on my sidebar too.


  4. says

    I just found your site and I love it! My family makes fun of me because I have so many plates and dishes. I love how you have yours out in your cabinets and the tablescape from today is gorgeous!

  5. says

    As amazing as ever- And those pear bowls are the bomb! I love your menu, but I think, after drooling over all your pears – I will just have some plain old pair slices with some french vanilla ice cream. I love your bowls!

  6. says

    Totally stunning…as always!! I am always in awe of the way you put a bunch of mismatched things together and come away with a table that is far beyond beautiful!! I love it!!!

    The menu sounds fantastic, except that I don’t like pork. I would just substitute chicken breasts.

    Finally, a bit off the subject of tables, but still on the subject of pears…I have 3 pear trees, and I have a total of 3 pears this year. We had an almost non-existent spring, with freezes in late April and early May, killing what I thought was all the fruit…but by some amazing quirk, 3 pears survived, not sure which variety, without looking at my fruit tree map. (We have a total of 16 fruit trees, and only the prune/plum is giving a harvest this year.)

    Anyhow, have a lovely evening. And thanks for always bringing inspiration and beauty to my blog viewing.


  7. says

    This is the prettiest table! The colors are wonderful and the pears are the icing on the cake. You have an amazing eye for detail. I’m so happy I stopped by.

  8. says

    Oh my goodness….how do you ever come up with these gorgeous tablescapes and menus week after week? Do you ever sleep????
    You have outdone yourself once again, plus giving us an opportunity to win your wonderful giveaway.
    Thanks so much!

  9. Anonymous says

    I love your blog. Fall is my favorite season and fall colors are my favorite as well. You pear tablescape brings all of these things I love together!

    Thanks for your special talents that you share with everyone!I don’t have a blog but I certainily enjoy what everyone who does!

  10. says

    Dearest Yvonne,

    That was quite a mouthful of pear varieties; edible ones and decorative ones!
    Congratulations with your 1st anniversary and you’ve been very active in writing your blogs, almost daily as it reads.

    Rainy greetings from Georgia,


  11. says

    FABULOUS as always! What a delight to the eyes! How I wish I could be a guest and sit at this table and eat that yummy sounding ‘pear’ menu! Those pear bowls are so unique and perfect for your theme. The napkin “wreaths” are a wonderful and like you said, “over the top” addition! I could go on and on….just amazing!
    P.S. Love your words “…apples and grapes have had their 15 min of fame…”!


  12. Anonymous says

    Just breathtaking photos and beautiful prose make for a wonderful time to spend a fall evening. Thank you for all the ideas. Emelia.

  13. says

    To leave a comment is never a problem because you create the MOST AMAZING tables….such beauty, perfection and wonderful food! I imagine your friendship would be just as amazing! Please enter me in your giveaway! I would LOVE to have that fall wreath on my front door! Toni

  14. Anonymous says

    I enjoy your beautiful tables settings so much. Thanks for sharing your home with us and keep those fabulous Stone Gable recipes coming.
    Please enter me in the drawing for the lovely wreath. Thanks so much!

    Mary L

  15. says

    i so clearly remember your pear tablescape from last year. I think thats when I becaume a follower.

    Beautiful table. The many tones of your colors is a feast for the eyes.

    – The Tablescaper

  16. says

    I’m a follower…gorgeous tablescape! I have the same goblets on my tablescape today too! Love the gold amber color of them. This is like a carefully orchestrated with the colors…it is amazing


  17. says

    I’m a follower- sign me up. I don’t do Facebook because of my daughter-in-laws job or I would follow you there too!>)

    The tablescape is beautiful-as always. You are the standard I judge all others by Diana

  18. says

    Congratulations on your approaching year anniversary! Your tablescape is lovely. The pear dishes and the gorgeous live pears are both wonderful treasures. Thank you for sharing your charming tablescape. Cherry Kay

  19. says

    Love, love, love it!!! Fall is my favorite time of year although we had 110 the other day in Southern California – I know that Fall temps will be coming soon. Your tablescape helps me dream of all that if possible with something as simple as a few pretty pears. You did such a wonderful job as always. I am now going to try and track down those twiggy napkin ring holders aka wreaths – I see them in stores and always wonder what I can do with them now I know. But now where exactly did I see them last….hmmm?

  20. says

    you are a real artist in creating special atmospheres. I adore this sunny golden colors and how everything goes so perfect together. Really great photos of a great table.
    Greetings, Johanna

  21. says

    Dear Lady Y!

    I always gasp when visiting you. I can’t say more words… EXCELLENT!

    I been your follewer since I followed Susan but I got a hard time to link me in the follower menu.

    Anyways, I live in Stockholm, so, I guess, your giveaways are just for the US participants.

    TY for sharing…

    Happy TS Day,

    Happy TS Day,

  22. says

    Beautiful! I love your colors. It really is fall with the soft greens, golds and touches of orange. Cute idea using the popcorn to anchor the candle, love it!

    From Virginia

  23. says

    Good Morning Yvonne,
    I love your pear tablescape. The colors, patterns and textures are incredible together. The plates are gorgeous!!
    Congratulations again on your blog anniversary and I wish you another 100!! I am a follower of you here on your blog and on Twitter.
    The wreath is gorgeous.

  24. says

    I must be your No. 1 fan from South Africa. Your tablescape is exquisite as always…please please! will you do a little tutorial on those vine napkins rings that hold the serviettes in the most precious way.
    Well done again!Shel

  25. says

    This table is breathtaking! I love the color combinations and the pears are indeed the stars of the table. Greens, golds and Fall colors are so pretty and I love the use of twig elements.
    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful table with us!

    I am a follower
    I requested on FB, but have not heard back.

  26. says

    Good Morning Yvonne, Happy Day! We are getting the rain we so very much need. A good day to stay in and decorate.
    Your table is so beautiful I love the turned wooden pedistal in the center it is such a warm dark fall tone. The corn in the votive is a sweet idea I’m going to steal it. I just love how you so effortlessly pull things together.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  27. says

    Blessings Yvonne! I agree that the pear deserves recognition and you set a lovely table! I also have a big fruitbowl centerpiece full of gorgeous pears on my kitchen table.

  28. says

    I love pears and your tablescape is over the top gorgeous! I love the centerpeice and pear plates. I have never participated in a give away before so I guess, I’m leaving a comment and I am a devoted follower!
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  29. says

    I LOVE your blog!!! Thank you so very much for sharing with us all!Thanks for the giveaway. Thanks for your inspiration. Truly, you make my weeks more creative and fun by the ideas I learn from you. So, one more time Thank YOU!!!

  30. says

    Wow, that table is stunning. You reminded me that I have a pear cookie jar that I should put out. I wish you could come to my house and help me. I long to decorate and do more but am lacking in skill :)

  31. says

    GORGEOUS table, Yvonne! I love your napkins rings and the clever idea of popcorn in the candle holders! You have truly captured the bounty of autumn with this tablescape!
    Have a beautiful day~
    ;-D Kathleen

  32. says

    How pretty! I love the way you always layer color and texture in your tablescapes. I am learning a lot from you. Now to just have all of the lovely dishes and flatware……. Wherever do you store it all? Carla

  33. says

    I am in AWE at how very different your pears bowls look on this ELEGANT table vs the black & white fun checkered table…. Your talents just NEVER end.. AND I AM SURE YOUR MIND NEVER STOPS CREATING!!!! I had a HUGH smile when I read that you placed SECKLE pears at each place setting… They were my late father’s FAVORITE fruit, and I would search high & low to find some for his visits… great table & great memories!!!!

  34. says


    Your blog is the best. I’ve been a serious follower and look forward to each and every post. Your tablescapes never disappoint. Only wish I had your talent. Many blessings to you.

  35. says

    My word! I have no chance of winning with this huge crowd, but I have to try! I love your blog and it has truly been one of my favorite new finds of the past year.

    Love the pear motif. I have some pears in the fridge and think I’ll go eat one now.

    Enter me and wish me luck!

  36. says

    Wow Yvonne — the pears surely are the stars as well as the amazing photos of your beautiful tablescape! Your “over the top” napkin rings are amazing and yet, the real pears are not overshadowed. Joni

  37. says

    Wonderful tablescape…again! To me, your blog is more beautiful and enjoyable than some of the home decorating magazines I get. My daughter is having her reception in a barn next June and we are going to be making the wreaths you should us on your blog. They will look beautiful on the barn doors. Thanks for that.

  38. says

    Please enter me–I’m a follower fascinated by your superb photography. I would love watching how you choose your shots–I almost ate my computer screen at the shot of the dough—now THAT’s good.

  39. says

    I feel like I say the same thing each week but you continue to outdo yourself!!! This table speaks to me, I LOVE the rustic feel, the colors and the theme! The pears are GORGEOUS! Your talents never cease to amaze and delight me. It is such an UPPER to visit your blog! XO, Pinky

  40. says

    Your cheery pear tablescape totally won me over as a follower of yours last year with it’s whimsical nature. . .so lighthearted! I am in awe at this elegant post of pears. . . you truly have a wonderful artistic talent! Thank you for continuing to inspire with each and every post!

  41. says

    Oh, Yvonne! I have just gotten the chance to ‘catch up’ on your amazing tablescape! We are trying to get our house ready for a wedding shower and with three little kids, I am running around in circles! This table is so lovely and I adore the little ribbon around the napkins and the ‘corn’ votives! You are so creative and so inspiring! Congratulations on your anniversary! I am sad that I missed the fun and giveaway! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

  42. Anonymous says

    I am a very happy follower of your great blog! A cup of gourmet coffee in the morning and your blog…starts a perfect day! Lisa

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