Creating a Sepia Tablescape

Creating a Sepia Tablescape
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sepia tablescapeI usually get inspiration for my tablescapes by starting first with a favorite flower from the garden, drawing from its hue and building my color scheme from that. With the changing of the season and the quieting of the colors in the garden, I thought it would be fun to create a tablescape lacking in color. So I built a tablescape filled with vintage charm, the soft glow of sepia.

I wanted it to have a casual feel, so on top of my tablecloth I started with a tangle of vintage crochet lace pieces laid down the center of the table. Then I built a rambling centerpiece using a mix of tarnished silver pieces and elements that had a garden feel.

A clutch of small decorative eggs were tucked in a nest inside a vintage butter dish and an alabaster dove roosted in an old silver compote dish.  White pumpkins were placed about and dried white roses were tucked into any bare spots, adding charm.

A single short taper candle took center stage keeping the lighting soft and simple, and then a couple votive candles in cups were set in around the sides to add to the glow.  

For the place settings I used my brown transferware style plates stacked on decorative white chargers, my favorite vintage napkins dripping in frothy laced edges completed the lavish feel.

The quite color scheme made for a relaxing tablescape it was a great place to linger casually over a long quite meal on a cool fall evening.


About The Author

Bella Rogers has a lovely blog called Bella's Rose Cottage where she shares pictures and writings of what she loves most. Stop by and visit!

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