Cupcakes and Coffee in the Garden: Fall Tablescape Blog Hop


Happy Monday, Friends! I'd like to welcome those of you visiting from the Fall Tablescape Blog Hop! Now maybe like me, you in live in an area where the warm temperatures aren't showing the slightest hint of fall and decorating for the upcoming season isn't even on your radar yet--believe me, I understand! Even so, I hope you'll stick around and plan to visit the talented bloggers participating through the week. The tour is hosted by Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate and if you've seen any of her lovely tablescapes, you'll know you're in for a treat! Pin away and you'll be ready with lots of festive fall inspiration when the weather decides to cooperate. Now, won't you join me for cupcakes and coffee in the garden? 


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Obviously we don't have any fall foliage here yet, but I was inspired to pull from the warm golden hues associated with autumn. I started with a thrifted vintage quilt as a tablecloth. Next, I paired vintage Golden Wheat dessert plates with copper chargers, which were a recent DIY project. {Stay tuned--I'll be sharing a simple tutorial for them soon!} 


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The gold trimmed tea cups and cream and sugar set are part of my vintage Noritake Bancroft china that I've had for over thirty years. Mixing the different colored metallics reminds me of nature's array of autumn shades. Striped mini pumpkins are my favorite and this is actually one I preserved from last year by covering it in silica sand. {Find it here!} Lemon balm and coreopsis create a pretty garden-to-table bouquet and you'll notice I also trimmed the cupcake plate with the same blooms and a sprig of thyme. I'm partial to bite sized cupcakes and I baked a new recipe for the occasion--pumpkin spice with cinnamon buttercream frosting! The pumpkin taste is very subtle and the hint of cinnamon in the frosting really complements the flavor. I found new ways to simplify both the cupcakes {only 2 ingredients!} and frosting them {no more piping for me!} and I'm planning on sharing the recipe soon. 


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I'm fond of combining classic vintage pieces with newer clearance finds--something old and something new. The whimsical squirrel who looks ready to nibble the cupcakes is from a pair of vintage salt and pepper shakers. Maybe you remember them from my tiered cake stand display. Both the burlap flatware pockets and the copper handled flatware fall into the bargain "something new" category, though I have had both for several years now. I often add fresh herbs to my tablescapes. Whether used like fresh flowers in bud vases or as bouquet garnis, like these that your guests can take home, the scent is heavenly! Here, I've combined thyme, rosemary and oregano for a slightly different version. {Drop by Wednesday to see the simple way I root herbs and also how to use them to create bouquet garnis.}


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Here's a wider view of the table: 


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Can you tell I'm partial to rosemary? It's the most popular order for weddings at Secret Garden Herbs and there is nothing like the fragrance, fresh from the garden! 


cupcakes and coffee in the garden simple fall tablescape


The burlap pillow is another one of my Tuesday Morning finds--my favorite source for pillows, next to handmade. I love the sentiment and I want to thank you for gathering here with me, today! 


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Now it's time to check out the other tablescapes.  I'm looking forward to visiting some new blogs--how about you? 


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40 comments:

  1. I love your pretty yellow and white quilt on your table in the garden! The squirrel is adorable and the Golden Wheat dessert plates are perfect for serving your cupcakes. Love the burlap flatware pockets too!

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  2. You know I love a mix of vintage with new Cecilia, and you've done it oh, so well. That flatware is really pretty. I have a set of wheat design stoneware from the 70s that was Mr. P.'s that looks very similar to your porcelain. Using vintage quilts as tablecloths is one of my favorite things too, and that one you've used is perfect for the season!

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  3. Thank you for sharing this tablescape and the work you put into it!

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  4. Love the quilt as the tablecloth and all of the different textures you added. Seriously, that's ROSEMARY?? I'm lucky if I can get mine to grow to be a foot tall haha but our growing season is pretty short so I'll blame it on that!

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  5. Love your pretty fall tablescape! The quilt makes such a nice fallish foundation for it all. Everything looks so inviting. Ms. Squirrel is adorable and I can't wait for the recipe on those cupcakes! They sound delicious!
    I'll be visiting the rest of the hop - looking forward to new blogs as well.
    Happy almost Fall!

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  6. It's lovely Cecilia, the golden hues are perfect for your garden setting and the cozy quilt makes everything feel so comfortable and inviting. Wonderful burlap accessories too! The squirrel is adorable!

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  7. Vintage quilt and wheat dishes are so pretty. What a cute idea to place a squirrel on the cake stands with your cupcakes.
    I'll have to investigate where to buy silica gel. That's great to preserve the striped mini pumpkins. I love fresh things and as you say it's a little early yet to find.
    Creative table. I love the bouquet garni on your table with your DIY burlap flatware pockets.

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  8. Thank you for sharing your darling table scape. I love the use of a quilt for the foundation. The entire table is warm and inviting...just perfect for a little fall get-together!

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  9. Could not believe my old eyes - the gold edged wheat plates! My mother had that pattern. We ate on those every night! Thank you for the remembrance. God bless.😙

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  10. What a pretty table for two! The quilt is gorgeous and adds an extra layer of texture to the table!

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  11. Clever burlap flatware pockets Cecilia and perfect with that lovely white and yellow quilt! The wheat pattern reminds me of the wheat fields of Kansas where I grew up. Lovely tablescape and the squirrel is a finishing touch.

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  12. That little squirrel is just as cute as can be! Don't let him eat those delicious cupcakes! I am sure they are delicious! I try to avoid piping frosting myself, but sometimes I do indulge the decorator inside me. Your DIY copper chargers are a perfect complement to the lovely wheat festooned dishes! Thank you so much for being a part of the tablescape blog hop!

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  13. I just adore this fall tablescape!! The squirrel is just darling and I love the burlap pillow. Tuesday Mornings has some great finds! Your Noritake china is lovely!!

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  14. Cecilia, what a lovely way to welcome the fall season...I am always available for cupcakes and coffee! The squirrel is a perfect addition to the cupcakes. I love the quilt and the wheat salad plates...burlap flatware pockets are so sweet! I am thrilled to be blog hopping with you this week!

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  15. What a pretty table! And your quilt is wonderful!

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  16. Beautiful work Cecilia! The quilt and burlap adds so much texture to your table. My aunt had a set of the plates with the wheat motif and she would have loved this table.

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  17. That quilt is just beautiful. It sets the stage for that lovely table!

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  18. This is just lovely!! The quilt is so warm & cozy!!

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  19. Your yellow and white vintage quilt is so pretty, and I love how you added blue chairs-- the colors of a crisp autumn day. Your wheat salad plates are beautiful, and the squirrel is adorable. I'd love a cupcake!

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  20. What a sweet table Cecilia. Those cupcakes look delicious and the cake stand is adorable. But that yellow quilt is stunning. Perfect mix of textures and vintage pieces.

    It is a pleasure visiting you and joining you on this fun bloghop.

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  21. So pretty Cecilia. Maybe I will get inspired to get ready for Fall decorating. Love that quilt.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  22. Cecilia, you had me at the beautiful yellow quilt and aqua vases and chairs. The burlap napkins are the cutest. May I have a cupcake, please?

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  23. Such a cute and colourful tablescape! That beautiful quilt makes the perfect backdrop to your lovely fall dishes and accessories. Wishing I had some of that terrific flatware - the handles are ideal for fall decorating. Your outdoor setting looks so inviting as well.

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  24. I just love the pretty colors but also the whimsy. :)

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  25. That vintage quilt is everything! I love your entire table but that quilt is beautiful. Your outdoor table looks like a wonderful place to eat a meal.

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  26. I love your pretty fall table setting!
    Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  27. Looks like so much fun!! Wish I was invited! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  28. Very pretty table. I love your sweet little squirrel by the cupcakes. Great idea using the vintage quilt. Love the addition of the burlap. This has been a blast.

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  29. Looks GREAT! hope to see you at this week's Reader Tip Tuesday: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/29/reader-tip-tuesday-weeks-craft-recipe-party/
    We're open & growing all week long xo

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  30. What a lovely tablescape! Love it! What a great place to sit and relax too!

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  31. Such a pretty tablescape and setting! A perfect place to enjoy the last of the warm days. That little squirrel is adorable!

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  32. So beautiful! I love all your dishes! I am starting a little weekly coffee social on my blog for vintage dish lovers to just meet and chat a little simply via comments. I also started a group Pinterest board for dish fanatics. All the info is in my latest post, "Let's Dish It Out." I would love to have you join sometime. I really enjoy your blog!
    Amber at followtheyellowbrickhome.com

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  33. Loving your table Cecilia, that little squirrel i just flipping adorable! So happy to be participating in this blog hop with you. Have a great day!

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  34. Cecilia, just a heads up, I am featuring your sweet Fall tablescape at Dishing it & Digging it this Sunday - Sept. 3rd.

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  35. I just LOVE the idea of "cupcakes and coffee" in the garden! How fun! Your table is very nice and I really love how you thought to use a quilt as your tablecloth, so fun blog-hopping with you this week!- Kristy from www.starfishcottageblog.com

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  36. Hi Cecilia! You have such a talent for tablescapes. Really cute :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It & congratulations on being featured this week!

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  37. very simple and elegant...

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  38. Cupcakes and coffee? Oh yes please! Featuring this lovely idea when my party opens tonight!

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  39. When I went thrifting today, I thought of tablescapes and bought a few treasures due to your influence--your talent is a little bit contagious!

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  40. Love the quilted topper, so lovely for Autumn!!!

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