Est. 2011

October 20, 2011

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an eerie, elegant tablescape

I’ve been thinking about styling an eerie, elegant outdoor tablescape for a while now and as I was walking through my front yard this past weekend, I was intrigued by some dark fall leaves, still alive and thriving on their branch.  I immediately picked an armful and brought them inside.  After brainstorming for a few hours, I styled this elegant, rustic tablescape.

My favorite aspect of this tablescape is the juxtaposition of nature and elegance.  The [dead] black-eyed susan flower heads, deer antlers, applewood slices and leaves, paired with wine glasses, a silver wine cooler, and iron candle holders.

Here are some of the table details:

The black plates are a thrift store find from several years ago, and this is the first time I’ve ever “used” them.  The dark gray votive holders are from Ikea.  The antlers all belong to my friend Wendy (she either purchased them at yard sales or found them in the woods – did you know that deer shed their antlers yearly?).  My silver wine cooler is a favorite Unique thrift store purchase.  I found the leaves and black-eyed susan flower heads in my yard.  The gold and white napkins are from Target, and the white tablecloth is Rachel Ashwell.

And last but not least, I shot these photos using my friend’s Nikon D300 (I want one so so badly).  Thanks, Robert!

Hope you’re inspired by this tablescape!

till tomorrow,

Rebecca

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  1. my best friend jules

    October 20th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    You've done such a stunning job! I love this! I wish I could fly you over to decorate a dinner party for me and my friends! 🙂 xxx

  2. Deborah

    October 20th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Rebecca you are amaaaaazing!!!! Wait…are they coming over for dinner?! 😉

  3. Adele

    October 20th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Love those place settings xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  4. Amy Rene

    October 20th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    that's just gorgeous. love the use of leaves!

  5. Alexa

    October 20th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Love this…like how nature was incorporated so well. 🙂

  6. It seems pretty obvious.

    October 20th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    This looks amazing! This is really the style I like…Yes they're inspired! I'm saving these pictures in my Inspiration folder. Great job 🙂

    //Niina

  7. Christianna

    October 20th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Love this! I did a whole surprise birthday party in a theme similar to this! It seems to always be a crowd pleaser!

  8. Sarah

    October 20th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Ooohh I like. The horns are a nice touch.

    – Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

  9. la petite coquine

    October 20th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    What a gorgeous table (and a divine blog)! I'm so delighted to "meet" you both!

    xo, Lena

  10. Jackie | Sweet Little Thrills

    October 20th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Wow, I love this! The antlers are by far my favorite aspect (I grew up with hunters) and you styled everything so beautifully. A gorgeous table for a lovely autumn evening meal.

  11. Jaclyn

    October 21st, 2011 at 1:19 am

    This is a beautiful table, I love this sort of eerie decoration. The antlers are a great touch.

  12. Kendall

    October 21st, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Very nice!

  13. Wida

    October 21st, 2011 at 7:24 am

    WOW. This is completely inspirational. If only I had guests to entertain!

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

  14. Nikki Sue

    October 21st, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Love the coasters! Two thumbs up! 🙂

  15. Nicole

    October 21st, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    i love the details, the leaf place tags! your spread reminds me of a tim-burton-themed wedding i saw on a photo blog. dark enough to be a little creepy, but really harmless and whimsical. you made it versatile too… if someone liked the ideas and wanted to make it less creepy a few flowers would instantly change the feel to vintagey.

  16. Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com}

    October 21st, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    beautiful!! lovely details and the pictures came out great 🙂

  17. Fi Figueroa

    October 21st, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Wow, all the detailing that went into this! Very lovely! Specially love the wax falling into the table from the candle holders. Give it that extra erie vibe.

    –Fi

  18. Erika [small shop]

    October 22nd, 2011 at 12:30 am

    This is absolutely perfect for a chic Halloween! Love all the little details. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity, ma dear!

  19. Brynn {chartreuse and a twist}

    October 22nd, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Such a beautifully balanced design…you know how to {spot on} create an ambiance that captivates! xoxoxo brynn

  20. Hilary Inspired

    October 22nd, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I've never been a very big Halloween girl but there are so many folks creating unique and interesting Halloween decorations that I just might get into it this year! Yours is especially chic! Love the high contrast an high/ low mix!

  21. Colleen / Inspired to Share

    October 24th, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Super cute, Rebecca!!! LOVE. You NEED to get that camera! (but awesome that he lets you borrow it!) : ) xo

  22. Victoria

    October 24th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    The table looks gorgeous! Perfect for a fall evening dinner:)

  23. Tarah

    October 25th, 2011 at 7:33 am

    This is great. I'm doing a gothic Halloween party.. Everything black and white… You just gave me some great ideas.

  24. Tarah

    October 25th, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I'm following.

  25. Lauren

    October 26th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    You know, I just don't seem to "do" Halloween the way everyone else does these days, but that table is stunning! Awesome job!

  26. Kara

    December 23rd, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    This is so gorgeous! I love the use of the dead black-eyed susans and the antlers and the color palette is divine. It's simple, modern and extremely chic 🙂

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