Autumn in the Dining Room

October 3, 2011

Hey y’all!  I’m very excited to be hosting the Fall Craft Link Par-tay tomorrow!  Over the weekend I added a few fun seasonal touches to the dining room.  And I made soup.  Because we all know soup and fall go hand in hand.

Last week, I brought home a bunch of gourds and pumpkins and scattered them across the table, then hung a few festive corn husk pom poms because don’t we all need more pom poms in our life?  Yes, thank you, we do.

kate's fall dining room with pom poms


I played around with a few vignettes on the table watching the 49ers win (yes!).  This one includes vibrant viburnum leaves from my yard in a vase full of white cannelloni beans (the stems are placed in water in a more narrow glass inside…) which also made me crave soup.

fall leaves on table


There is no such thing as too many white pumpkins in my book, this beauty is garnished with a few faux berries.

fall tablescape with pumpkins

white pumpkin on table cg


I distressed some plain ol’ orange pumpkins with paint – I love the contrast between the crisp white and intense orange.

distressed pumpkin on stand

fall pumpkins on table cg

fall sideboard cg

So there’s a quick tour of the dining room – fall-ified for fun.

cg fall dining room table


I’ll give you all the easy how to on the pom poms and pumpkins tomorrow, plus show you one more little project finished as well.  The Par-tay starts at 6 a.m. PST.  Bring your best fall craft!

Here’s a handy button to link up.


See you tomorrow!



38 Responses to “Autumn in the Dining Room”

  1. Agreed – we need more pom poms and white pumpkins. I got those same cinderella pumpkins at TJ’s. <3 them

  2. Stunning Kate. I agree…never too much. Just like shoes and purses! Think I’ll be heading down to the farm stand once again for a little more pumpkin bling. And thanks again for the college info ;)

  3. Karen says:

    I love the white pumpkins too. Everything is so beautiful and elegant Kate…LOVE!

  4. Dawn says:

    I LOVE this table! The white pumpkins are really pretty. I can’t wait to make some pom poms, really nice. Beautiful setting for fall.

  5. susan says:

    Looks so pretty- I ♥ the white, too. This year, I GREW some white pumpkins-and I got three of them to come out and play here in the high desert of Oregon. They go on the table/mantle tomorrow :)

  6. Darby Hawley says:

    I love the light colors of your decorations.

  7. Now I know where all those pumpkins went …… via la Trader Joes :)

  8. ViVO Candles says:

    Fantastic…clean with a punch of color. Just how we like it here at ViVO!

  9. Catie says:

    I LOVE the pom poms!! Very cute. Your dining room looks soo lovely! Too bad Thanksgiving is still a ways off, you’re all set. =) You could celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, it’s this weekend.

  10. Carmen says:

    I like the autumn. Your table is very elegant! And the pom poms are so pretty!

  11. I love the pom poms. It gives a whimsical feel to the table. The white pumpkins keep it elegant looking. Way to go!

  12. absolutely stunning! Love the pom poms and distressing the orange pumpkins! I just love how creative and original your ideas are Kate!

  13. This looks great! I also LOVE white pumpkins. Your styling is amazing.

    Here are some I did, if you have a moment to look:


    PS. Sorry if this is a repeat comment, it didn’t seem to go through the first time.

  14. Christa says:

    How absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :)

  15. Andrea says:

    Looks gorgeous! I love the beans in the vase with the colourful leaves!!!

  16. Just lovely Kate! I love the corn husk pom pom’s and the pumpkins look just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely fall dining room decor with us!


  17. Patricia says:

    I really like the napkins/towels on the plates. Those are my favorite colors.

  18. It’s all about white pumpkins for me this year too. I just LOVE them! Great job on the tablescape:)

  19. This table is beautiful! We just painted our dining room a pumpkin color…. so something like this would be awesome. Looking forward to your tutorials!

  20. Kimberly says:

    I’ve always been a sucker for white pumpkins. That distressing? Total GENIUS. Also genius, the white beans surrounding the smaller vase. I thought I was creative, but you’ve got a whole other level :)

  21. amy says:

    That looks like it came right out of a magazine. I think I will stop over for dinner tomorrow.

  22. Jessica H. says:

    I love your pom poms! I agree with you, we all need some more pom poms in our life! I also like your distressed pumpkins!! What a beautiful setting! You’ve made me crave something warm!! Have a wonderful day!

  23. Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive says:

    Kate, your a movie star in my blog book! I love it all. I think I need a few pom pom’s in my life too!

  24. You can put together a table and vignette like no other!! Looks fab, and so ready for fall.

    Hubs watched the 9ers game and was going bonkers! “You don’t understand, they’ve had nothing for so long!!!!!”

  25. Can’t wait to see the pom tutorial!!! Love those! Everything looks beautiful as usual.

  26. looks flippin’ fantastic! love the pumpkin vibe! gotta get going on my end! thanks for showing!

    ashley over @

  27. I have never seen anyone distress a pumpkin before. I can’t believe I didn’t think this one up since I love white. Table looks so gorgeous and so non-cliche.

  28. Lovely! This former cheerleader agrees with you–everyone could use a pom pom or two (or more). :) Your tablescape is so pretty…I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone distress pumpkins before. That’s a really neat technique!

  29. I found you through Southern Hospitality. I love your house – the “aged” pumpkin especially.

  30. Kathy says:

    The white beans are brilliant. Now I have a great idea for my mantle!

  31. Katrina says:

    Your table looks so pretty and festive, I love white bean soup too. I’ve been going slow cooker crazy the past few weeks at my house!

  32. Gorgeous….just gorgeous!!! Now I can’t wait to start decorating my home for the Fall. Hopefully this weekend. :) Thanks for the beautiful inspiration Kate.

  33. Beautiful inspiration this post! I love the whites….you have a great eye for colors :) Just linked up . Thanks for hosting :)

  34. I love your little rafia pompoms :) how adorable!! The entire table is gorgeous – I’m so totally inspired. I particularly love the dried white beans in the vase with the sprig of foliage – genius!!

  35. Tina says:

    Gorgeous! Love the pom poms.

  36. Tip says:

    What an absolutely beautiful setup. I also tried mixing the beige poms with a few pows made with dried leaves, in varied sizes. It added a bit more color to the room and allowed me to cut back on the amount of paper I used. Thanks for the tips!

  37. Kate says:

    Love this! Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring it on my “Top 10- Fall Table Decor” list today at and I will be promoting it at a lot of linky parties! Please stop by and feel free to grab a button or link to add to your site!

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