MOVE OVER PUMPKINS! Make a little room for pears this time of year too!

Pears, in season, are the most scrumptious perfummy fruit. Their gorgeous color's range from earthy brown to jewel-toned red. They have an artistic and elegant shape. No wonder they are a popular decorating element...

Pears are a culinary star! Their great mild flavor plays nicely in both sweet and savory dishes! 

Today's tablescape is in homage to the beautiful and luscious pear!

The table is saturated with Autumn colors. Browns, rusts and golds... lots of yellow/gold! The colors are mixed with organic elements reminiscent of a walk in the woods!

Wanting the hand hewned barn beam table to play a part of the overall table design, no tablecloth was used. 

Instead,  two burlap runners are placed intersecting each other to make "placemats".  This is a great base for the other elements of the table. I often purchase 2 identical runners to achieve this look~ it is a favorite!

Grapevine chargers (Pottery Barn) give a twiggy feel to the table. I love to decorate with "sticks and twigs". 

If you cannot find these chargers, you can also use real grapevine wreaths as chargers.

Stacks of colorful dishes in varying shapes and sizes make wonderful towers for a hand painted pear bowls (HomeGoods AND Pier 1).

The burnt orange dinner plates (Olde Millhouse Shop) have striking edges. Square yellow/gold plates (Wegman's) and burnt orange plates with a lovely raised dot edge (Olde Millhouse Shop) give interest and height to this stack.

They are topped off with detailed green leaf dishes (HomeGoods) and beautifully shaped hand painted pear bowls (HomeGoods).

This stack evokes the coming colors of Autumn!

Bittersweet napkin rings (Olde Millhouse Shop)  are wrapped around napkins with a falling leaf motif (HomeGoods).  They rest on the side of the grapevine charger.

SG TIP: If you can't find napkin rings you like, collect Autumn floral pics and fashion them into pretty napkin rings.

Vintage flatware with variegated honey colored handles continue the color scheme.

Complimenting the dishes are gold bubble goblets (HomeGoods). I love the style and "hand" of these glasses. They pair so well with Autumnal hues!

The inspiration for this table abounds in the centerpiece.

Bartlett, Bosc, Anjou, Comice and Seckel pears are grouped with grapevine balls, colorful leaves and berry pics in a large wooden dough bowl.

This handmade dough bowl is a favorite container to decorate as the seasons change! The bowl has a patina that can only be acquired after many years of use. 

Gold softly striped candles stand tall on stout wooden candlesticks. Candles are a must at my tables! I love the light and atmosphere they set... even during the day!

This table smells good enough to eat! The aroma from all the pears is intoxicating!

Cream Of Wild Mushroom Soup
Constructed Pear Salad

Roasted Pork Loin With  Honey Mustard Sauce
Baked Potato Fans
Roasted Green Beans With Garlic Oil
Pear Galette

Chardonnay (with a hint of pear)


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