Harvest Tablescape Featuring the Martha Stewart Collection
I’ve been so excited to share this beautiful Harvest Tablescape featuring the Martha Stewart Collection from Macy’s. It was such an honor to be asked to create a fall tablescape using all things Martha! I have been a Martha Stewart fan since I was young girl and my family and friends tease me that I’m a mini Martha. I definitely love all things Martha Stewart and ABSOLUTLEY love the items from this collection! I’m sharing all the details here and will link all the items at the bottom of the post. (Affiliate links are used here)
Okay, I just have to gush over these dishes. They are the Baroque Dinnerware Collection and they are stunning! I love the way they stack so nicely on top of each other.
Next, I stacked the two plates and the matching bowl on top. I love that the bowls create height in the place-setting which really makes the dinnerware pop. The shape of the dishes is also beautiful.
I used the Fiddlehead Champagne flatware, the burnt orange cloth napkins, and this gold leaf shaped napkin ring. The darker orange color of the solid napkin contrasts nicely with the stark white dinnerware.
When I unboxed the three Floral Pumpkin garlands from the harvest collection out of the shipping box, I wasn’t sure how I was going to make them lay flat and stay together on the table. They were folded in half for shipping and every time I opened them up to unfold them, they wouldn’t lay flat on the table or keep their shape once I let go. To solve this problem I decided to try wiring them together and that was the perfect fix. I used four pieces of wire and wrapped it around the three garlands to secure them together. Once they were wired together, they kept their shape and laid flat in the middle of the table.
Once I was done with wiring the garlands together I noticed there were still some holes left in the sides of the garland. To fill it in, I added a few single stem faux flowers into the sides of the wired garland. This helped fill in all the holes and is how I achieved the uniform shape that filled up the middle of the table nicely. I also “fluffed” the flowers in the garland. They tend to get squished a bit during shipping and fluffing is always a must!
Once I finished the centerpiece garland, I tucked in the brown glass votive candle holders, to fill in any other holes. Candle holders are the perfect addition to any table as they add color, fill in holes if needed, and add ambiance and warmth to your table.
I later added in some taller candlesticks to make the table a bit more formal. I didn’t snap any photos of that though but I’ll link the three sizes of candlesticks I used at the bottom of the post. Candlesticks are another way to dress up your table and add ambiance.
Additional Fall Decor Touches
Another thing I did to add more festive fall touches to my dining room was to add a wreath. One of my favorite tricks for decorating is to layer two wreaths together. The wreath I received from the Martha Stewart Collection at Macy’s was perfect and matched the garlands on the table but the space I wanted to hang it was a bit large for the size of the wreath. To fix that problem, I layered another fall wreath I already had behind the smaller one and wired them together. It worked perfect and was the right fit for the space.
Because my dining table is made from reclaimed wood and doesn’t have a protective finish on it, I like to set up a drink cart or station near the dining table.
Having this drink station helps keep my table from being spilled on. I also added in this matching centerpiece ,also from the Martha Stewart Harvest collection to dress up this smaller table.
Why Set a Beautiful Table?
I’m often asked why I go to such lengths to set a pretty table and the short answer is that I love doing it. The long answer is that I learned the art of setting a pretty table from my mother. She always made the effort to set the table for family dinner and I always felt like that was her way of showing us she cared. She always had a vase of flowers she’d picked from her garden on the table.
I also feel a connection to my grandmothers (who have passed on) when I use their dishes. It’s also my way of making that extra effort and it’s an extension of my love. I love gathering family and friends and sharing a meal together. Making a home cooked meal is also part of that for me and I hope to create those experiences for my family. Gathering around the table, making memories, and spending quality time together is what matters to me and it brings me joy!
I will often take the dishes and everything off the table and leave the centerpiece up for the season. It’s the perfect table decor!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving or family gathering wherever you are in the world.
Oh…….. and if this is not your style or you don’t want to wash all the dishes, you can see my Paper Plate Tablescape here! I’ve shared some fun ideas on how to create the cutest paper plate place-settings.
For more of my fall themed tablescapes click here for 10 of my Fall Themed Tablescapes. Hopefully these tables I’ve done in the past will be inspiration for your Fall Tablescapes.
All the sources I’m able to link are below. Just click on the photo of each item. Most of the items are from the Martha Stewart Harvest collection at Macy’s.