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A Fall Wine Dinner

Welcome to the Welcome Fall Blog hop.  I know it isn't fall yet, but I am sharing some fall inspiration for this wonderful upcoming season. Fall is such a lovely time of year. Cooler weather which means good sleeping weather, comfort food and fall's beautiful color.

If you are coming over from Mary's blog, Home is Where the Boat Is, I bid you a big welcome.  Many thanks to our gracious host, Rita for organizing this blog hop. You will find 17 more welcome fall  inspiration links toward the bottom of this post.

This table is rich with the color of  plums and purple, and burgundy.  I created a fall wine theme with grapes.  The beautiful wood of our dining table is a nice canvas for these colors. I tucked purple napkins between the plates so no napkin ring is needed.

 I thought instead of using  a table runner, I am using the colorful leaf placemats down the center of the table.  The placemats are from Pier1. I sure shopping in person at Pier 1. The small appetizer wine plates I bought years ago. The centerpiece is fresh cabbage, eggplant, radishes, artichokes and grapes.

For this wine dinner, I have created two smaller charcuterie boards with baguettes, assorted cheeses, salami and prosciutto and of course grapes.
The vineyard painting in our  dining alcove invites you in. The woven  square placemats go nicely with the square plates and bowls.  They also add some needed texture.
 The grape bottles I created using flat sided gems, hot glue and fairy lights.  Paul drilled a hole at the bottom of each wine bottle so I could add the fairy lights.  An easy diy project for a lovely wine dinner table. Two wine decanters with a wooden stopper sit on the table for easy pouring.

These wooden candlestick holders I created with the help of my husband. We had these wood pieces leftover from the wooden box he built me.  They are actually legs. He drilled a hole large enough for a candle. I glued the two pieces of legs together and stained them. An affordable way to create candle holders. The candles are battery candles, very safe and they also have a remote.  You can see that elegant wooden box Paul built below.
Have fun and be inspired!  Next up is Ricki Jill's blog - The Bookish Dilettante

Table Source
Plates and bowls -222 Fifth - Les Etoiles Cherub
Appetizer plates - California Backyard -years ago
Mikasa wine goblets - Bed, bath & Beyond -years ago
Wine decanters- Amazon
Wooden boards- Ross
Flatware - Horchow - Fleur de lis
Placemats with leaves - Pier1- years ago
Wicker placemats - Crate & Barrel - years ago
Purple napkins - Tablecloth Factory

Kindly click the links below to find more fall inspiration.

🍂Hyacinths for the Soul - Welcome Fall, A Tablescape on the Terrace
🍂Everyday Living - Autumn is My Favorite Color
🍂Home Is Where the Boat Is - Sunflowers and Pumpkins
🍂Life and Linda - A Fall Wine Dinner
🍂The Bookish Dilettante - Falling Leaves Tablescape
🍂The Little Yellow Corner Store - A Gathering of Mushroom Joy
🍂Me and My Captain - Goodbye Summer Hello Fall
🍂Red Cottage Chronicles - Autumn Brunch Table Setting
🍂Thrifting Wonderland - Savor the Moment...Fall Tablescape
🍂My Thrift Store Addiction - Bountiful and Budget-Friendly Autumn Tablescape
🍂Belle Bleu Interiors - Anticipating Autumn's Arrival
🍂Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Fall is Time for Football
🍂The Painted Apron - Celebrating Fall

The flowers were added later.  We went to the local farmer's market and bought these beautiful plum flowers.
Happy upcoming fall. Be sure to pop in on Friday for another adventure of The Traveling Tote plus a GIVEAWAY.
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  1. That is a beautiful table! I love all the deep burgundy, plums, and purples.

  2. Good morning, Linda. Your table is a wonderful nod to my favorite season. The vibrant colors of plums, purples, and burgundy are a lovely segue way to autumn. The colorful leaf placemats are a great foundation for your centerpiece of vegetables, the hand-made wooden candle stands, and the grape bottles. The square wicker placemats add beautiful texture to your square plates. I love a charcuterie board and they are the perfect accompaniment for a wine dinner. It is always a pleasure to visit your dining room and pull up a chair at one of your gorgeous tables. Happy Autumn!

  3. Everything is beautiful. The wood box Paul made for you is gorgeous. You never disappoint with your creative and beautiful tablescapes. Have a wonderful week. Hugs. Kris

  4. Good Morning Linda, I’d love to join you for a fall wine dinner…your vineyard on the niche of your bar area invites us right in! It's been 10 years since we visited California's beautiful wine country.... alas, I'm a white- knuckle flier and it's a long flight from NC. Your box makes a perfect fall centerpiece seated on your grapevine table runner. Paul is so handy adn I love your grape fairy light bottles too. Love how your hobnail glasses mimic the cluster of grapes and complement your wine-themed dinnerware. As always, it’s a treat to have a virtual seat at your table. Happy Tuesday and Almost Fall ♥

  5. This is just beautiful Linda, I love the wine theme and the beautiful plum, purple and burgundy colors you've used. The leaf placemats look so pretty as a table runner and the centerpiece of fresh fruit and vegetables is wonderful. The fairy light wine bottles you made are so pretty, I love them! I also love the little square wine and grape plates, and the charcuterie boards, perfect! I hope you will invite friends over to wine and dine!

  6. Linda, I love seeing the rich beauty of your dining room table. I often just use a runner or placemats and let the natural wood shine. Your fall wine colors are perfect to set the stage for this beautiful table. The square ceramics and the gorgeous glass stems add a special touch. You always set a gorgeous table. Happy Fall!

  7. Those are battery candes? They're terrific. I love this table, Linda. It's warm and comfortable, yet elegant. It's all beautiful but for me the two standouts are your stunning centerpiece and your creative use of the leaf mats (which are beautiful on their own) as a runner. That's just spectacular. And kudos to talented Paul for those candlesticks. The wood is perfect with your color scheme.

  8. Hi Linda! Wine and cheese is the perfect option for fall and I love your rich color palette!

  9. I just love fall..Love the colors...Beautiful table setting..I really miss Pier1...Love the wood..placemats are perfect!!

  10. Good morning, Linda! Your fall table is gorgeous! I love using purples and burgundies in fall decor. It is so elegant looking. Your DIY wine bottles are beautiful as well as your wooden candlesticks. It was so much fun to join you today! Happy Tuesday! Shannon@Belle a Bleu Interiors

  11. Linda, this is gorgeous and I love the deep, rich colors you have chosen for your table! Those appetizer plates are darling and the wine bottles and candle holders are so creative. The flowers are lovely and the leaf placemats are soo pretty. I really miss Pier 1 too. Its all beautiful and what a fabulous theme for fall! It was a pleasure hopping with you and happy fall!

  12. Linda, I love your pretty wine dinner table with all the pretty colors, especially the shades of purple. The bottle craft is so clever! I love how the gems look like grapes, and one can never have too many fairy lights. I also love the table runner. Super idea using the leaves! Fun theme and beautiful table. Happy Fall!

  13. I know you had loads of fun planning and creating, it came out wonderful!

  14. Hi Linda...I love your tablescapes. They're always so beautiful. The colors and items you display are so pretty.

  15. So pretty Linda and refreshing. Wine and a charcuterie board are such a great combination for a good time. Love your DIY projects...I am fortunate to have a husband willing to carry out my ideas....as is yours. Happy Tuesday and stay cool this week.

  16. As always, inviting, colorful and eye-catching! The purple is so unique for a tablescape - I would so enjoy sitting here, snacking on charcuterie!!

  17. Wine is one of my favorite things, Linda, and seeing your setting brought back fond memories of harvest time in Tuscany. Deep, rich colors are favored by Italians and you certainly brought that element into your tablescape. The box your husband built is lovely..He did a great job. Thanks for the "diy" ideas. Always great to be able to construct something not found in a store. Have a great Fall.

  18. Linda, I love the rich and classic look of your wine tablescape. The colors are so elegant against your lovely wood table. Your husband is so handy and you both have created a gorgeous centerpiece and candlesticks. I am so happy you also used various vegetables for your design. I did also and there is something so incredibly inviting and homey by using food as part of the display. Your use of various textures really adds to the vineyard look and your lovely art work in the background really places me in the middle of wine country. Would love to have a glass of fragrant wine just about now. Hall Fall, Linda. As always it is great to blog hop with you.

  19. Linda, so elegant! I think the deep hues of purple and burgundy just look so rich especially in your finely appointed dining room!! You brought back some memories for me with this table, I grew up in a town that had many grape vineyards right along Lake Erie. My dog would go over to the vineyard just across the street and comeback with purple all over his mouth from eating the, right off the vines. Our Ohio wines are too sweet for me though- a lot of the grapes were sold to Welch’s for jelly. Your leaf placemats as a runner bring in beautiful color and your candle holders came out great!! Just a lovely setting !! I hope you have an enjoyable autumn season!🍂🍁🧡

  20. Linda, as always you set a beautiful table. I love all of the details and the theme. I love the grape bottles and the candle holders!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend Linda.

  21. Linda, just gorgeous. Looks like you are in the middle of a vinyard. Hope all is well with you..xxoJudy

  22. Linda, I love your use of purples and plums to evoke the look and feel of a dinner celebrating wine and the harvest. The rich colors in the centerpiece and table 'runner' add depth to a wonderful concept as does the texture of the placemats and veggies. Welcome to fall!

  23. Linda what a beautiful Fall display. Thank You for sharing.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  24. Linda, I love the idea of wine as a fall focus. It’s the time when grapes are harvested so it’s a perfect theme. I can’t believe you made those grape bottles. What a clever DIY project and they look awesome on your table.

  25. Those beautiful colors are making me smile and I love the flowers in that pedestal vase. You sure know how to set a table!

  26. This is quintessential California to me, Linda - a lovely spread of charcuterie with wine, in a wine tasting atmosphere! Your dining room is totally that place, with the chandelier, soft muted colors of fall in the table setting, and those diy bottled lights. Those lights you made are really nice! You did a great job mimicking a cluster of grapes with the glass, and Paul's drill worked some magic on those and the wooden legs. Yankee ingenuity! I really enjoy this type of graze eating, and would love a seat there to enjoy the ambiance of it all. Happy September, and thank you for bringing your style to the hop for this very welcoming fall scape.

  27. Beautiful fall table Linda! I love the wine bottles and the candle holders! Very crafty! The vineyard painting in the alcove is perfect for the atmosphere of the room and table. The center arrangement is beautiful and I love the dishes and placemats!

  28. A Life UnfoldingSeptember 04, 2023

    What a lovely table! I am feeling all of these fall vibes.

  29. I will definitely be borrowing some of your ideas later this month as we celebrate our local annual Grape and Wine Festival. I live in the heart of wine country in Niagara and it is a big deal every September! I especially love the grape bottles you created with the fairy lights! Your centrepiece is so unique and such a fresh idea! Your tables are always so well thought out Linda, and this one is no exception! Gorgeous :)


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