Wayfair Holiday Tablescape Challenge

OK, my lovelies, I’m so excited to finally share some pretty pics from my new house!  At last, I got the opportunity to get creative and photograph it as well.

A group of bloggers were compiled by Wayfair, that online shop with a zillion home décor products and we all were challenged to come up with a tablescape using 5 items that they sent us.  We had a list to choose from, dishes, glassware, serving pieces that could all be used in a tablescape, so even though I wasn’t sure I’d have a dining room put together by now, it sounded like a fun challenge.

I chose my 5 items and they were shipped out to me.

Wayfair items

The goblet vaseGolden treasures flower ornaments, David Shaw silver bowl, white oval platter, and tiered white stand (not finding the link on the site now) were my picks. The leaf plate you see there was a yardsale find and I’m not using it with my tablescape this time, but it’s one of my fave treasures.

Holiday Tablescape

It was so much fun creating again.  I have so missed having my own dishes and table and chairs to pull out those inspirational ideas with, so it was really fun to take time off from unpacking and put this together and shoot it.

Fall Holiday Table

Other than the 5 items I got from Wayfair, I used everything that’s already in my stash of linens (just unpacked, of course!) and the first thing I did was go outside in the backyard and clip some pretty turning leaves branches from my trees.  I really wanted to highlight the deep red leaves whose colors are also found in my pretty bird plates, which were TJ Maxx finds a couple of years ago.  I love the colors in these plates and they work so well with the Fall season.

I used a layered look to the placemats, first putting down the traditional rectangular red placemat and then layering some texture on top with the round straw mats (found at a yardsale).  I love those round ones and they can mix with so many things.  I’m mixing metallics on my tablescape today, but it’s not all neutral.  Fall colors of burnt red and gold add some color to the mix.

Holiday Place settings

Those mirrored ornaments in gold are so pretty and I simply layered them on top of the silverware to the right.  Not all that creative, but they add sparkle to the table.  Those red placemats are shot with gold thread too. This silverware set was an estate sale find in Birmingham, twelve piece place settings in all and I love them.

Tablescape collage

The white platter is nice and large and will come in handy for all sorts of serving needs.  I love the raised edge around the rim, pretty and elegant.

Holiday Christmas tablescape

The tiered white fleur de lis stand acts as my centerpiece and the hammered gold glass vase loosely holds my pretty fall leaves off to the side.

Gold Vase Holiday Tablescape

This hammered looking glass vase is so pretty and will be versatile for many tablescapes.

acorns pinecones Holiday Tablescape

I chose to simply add some of my spray painted acorns with non-painted ones, and grapevine balls to set the mood for Fall.  Spray painting acorns was a project I did a few years ago and I keep them handy in a box to pull out every Fall and even into Christmas.  I layered the rest of the mirrored gold ornaments in the top tray for more sparkle.

Silver Bowl holiday tablescape

The pretty pewter colored metal bowl would be great as a bread basket, so I added a pretty checkered Fall colored napkin inside.

tiered server

I’m loving that tiered tray and can also see it filled with homemade desserts for Christmas.

leaves in vase Holiday tablscape

So, that’s my Wayfair tablescape blogger challenge.  I hope you gleaned some inspiration from this one for your own tablescapes to come and I totally see this table going from Thanksgiving right into Christmas, can’t you?

This is my very first pretty project in my new house and it sure felt good!

I plan on using this table a lot and will be mixing it up in the future.  By the way, I pulled out my tripod to take these pics, so I could lower the shutter speed and get lots of light in.  Works like a charm!

Wayfair’s Thanksgiving Pinterest contest is going on, click on the pic to check out all the details!

And if you’d like to get more Thanksgiving/Holiday tablescape inspiration, check out all the other bloggers at the Wayfair Pinterest board who participated in this fun event.

Note:  I did not get paid to write this post, but received 5 products from Wayfair for free.  Wayfair has a zillion home décor items to choose from, so if you haven’t browsed there, go over and take a look.

- Rhoda


  1. Judy Clark says:

    Hey Rho:

    Beautiful! You did an amazing job. I am coming back over soon to see what else is going on in the house.

    Your Buddy…..

  2. For a minute I thought your tablescape would be set up on a cardboard box but you surprised us!! I really like how you used those ornaments on your table , I wouldn’t think to do that and they look great mixed in with your golds.

  3. Beautiful and so inspiring! Thanks for posting!

  4. Rhoda, I think your table looks the most inviting out of all of those pinned. Love it!

  5. Hi Rhoda,

    Congratulations on moving in!

    Your table looks great. Yours is definitely my favorite among those on the Pinterest board. I just love the colors, perfect for Thanksgiving…..I can almost smell that turkey in the oven.

    I never heard of Wayfair before, but after a short perusal I now have it bookmarked. Great prices and huge selection, and I really like how they have the details of each item listed, such as dimensions, material, etc.

    Keep on unpacking and enjoy the process, you’ve earned it!


  6. Beautiful!!

  7. That hammered silver vase is my favorite and it looks so pretty with the colorful leaves!! Not colors you think of pairing but it looks wonderful. I can never resist the ‘plate’ aisle at TJ Maxx…I love dinnerware!! Thanks for sharing your pretty tablescape!

  8. Michelle O says:

    I’ve seen a few other blogs featuring this challenge. Even though many of you chose the same items, the end results are very different.

    I especially love your blasts of color! And those plates!!! WOW! they’re awesome!

  9. What a great job of integrating these new pieces into your existing decorative items! That hammered vase is handsome- just the thing to catch the light and add shimmer to a space. While it’s not from Wayfair, that leaf-shaped piece is beautiful. Good eye!

  10. Rhoda
    Beautiful table; so inviting. I have really enjoyed reading of your adventures in pulling your home together!

    I noticed a sticked on your lantern bottom.

  11. Well done, Rhoda — so warm and inviting!

  12. Great job! It looks beautiful!!

  13. Rhoda it is absolutely gorgeous. I am going to remember the ornament on flatware idea, or hope I do, for a Christmas table.

  14. Elaine in Laguna says:

    Well done! Simply beautiful! Inspiring, too! It looks like you’re good to go for Thanksgiving! I’m going to check out Wayfair!

  15. Rhoda everything looks so sweet and pretty. I know you are enjoying your home

  16. Oh how fun to get to play in your new home. Your tablescape is gorgeous and your dining room is lovely. Hugs, Marty

  17. Beautiful Table!!! Soooooo excited for you!!!!!!! Blessings…

  18. Gorgeous! I so love fall colors. It gets you right into the Holiday spirit.

  19. What a beautiful tablescape, Rhoda!!! I, too, have those pretty bird plates from TJ Maxx and love the fall colors in them….. I’m so happy that you’ve found joy again in your beautiful new place.

  20. Rhoda…your table is absolute beautiful…I am sure you are so happy to be setting a table in your new home!!…I love how you placed the fall leaves as a beautiful arrangement in the hammered glass vase…that vase is gorgeous….and I can truly see how you can take this tablescape write into Christmas!!

  21. Rhoda,
    Life may not be a magazine, but your dining room is worthy of being in one! Much love to you.

  22. So elegant! You never disappoint Rhoda. 🙂

  23. Your tablescape is beautiful. I love the items you chose.

  24. Beautiful table Rhoda! I love the warm, rich colors! Have a great weekend.

  25. Beautiful tablescape. I love the doilies under the plates. Your attention to detail made this very inviting. The natural elements are great too.

  26. Linda Coleman says:

    You are so talented! Beautiful!

  27. Hi Rhoda,
    How lovely your tablescape is. I am in love with the plates with the birds and leaves. My second favorite item is the hammered glass vase. So glittery and pretty. And I love the acorns and the other fillers on the teired plate centerpiece.
    Nice job, Rhoda. Looking forward to more posts of your terrific new home.

  28. BamaCarol says:

    Lovely, Rhoda! I love anything with birds on it so those plates are making me drool. And I’m going to have to go check out Wayfair for the hammered glass vase and pewter bowl. My dining room is painted with two shades of grey and I use a lot of silver and gold accents in the room to mix it up.

  29. Your tablescape turned out so inviting. I love that you picked the leaves from your yard. It tied all the fall colors together. I think the plates are my favorites. Really nice!

  30. It’s beautiful. I love all the warm Fall colors!


  31. What a beautiful table! I especially love the bird plates.

  32. The whole table is lovely Rhoda, but I could not get over that vase. It’s perfection. Something about it really attracted me!!

  33. It’s beautiful! I love how you pulled it all together. Very nice!

  34. Hi Rhoda, The leaves are gorgeous here in Tennessee this year. I now know what my mind has been telling me to go. Yeah, I need some of our colorful branches filled with multi-colored leaves. I also love the hammered vase and those plates are fabulous. Please drop by for a visit. I’m next to you on the BNOTP party. 🙂 Helen

  35. Beautiful table, Rhoda! Love your birdie plates with the gorgeous fall colors and the pretty tiered centerpiece. You got into your home at such a perfect time of the year. Now you can enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas surrounded by all your pretty pieces. 🙂

  36. Loved this, Rhoda. Good job!



  37. Oh.My.Goodness. I truly am going to use this as my inspiration for my fall table! I have to say…..YOUR PHOTOS ARE INCREDIBLE! What are you doing differently. Truly gorgeous! Love, Rebecca

    • HI, Rebecca, thank you SO MUCH, sweet lady! I used my tripod & that makes all the difference in getting in more light. I need to do it ALL the time, but don’t always take the time. I will definitely use it for all my house photos from now on.

  38. Yay, Rhoda- I’m so glad you are finally getting to do some purely fun stuff in your new home! I love all your Wayfair choices, and your table looks gorgeous!

  39. Congratulations, and hooray for your first tablescaping project in your new home! That has got to be SUPER exciting for you! New surroundings means a whole new vibe as well as all new surroundings to play with, and that spells f-u-n!!! I love those lamps on the buffet behind the dining table, and the light fixture overhead is really cool. Go big or go home!!! 🙂
    I really like this color- and texture-rich table. You did a wonderful job of mixing the items you were sent with your own pieces…and with bits of nature! I am doggone certain I would have chosen that vase, too. It’s really pretty, and the texture is just awesome!!! GREAT plate pattern, too!!!!!!!!!

  40. So pretty, Rhoda!

  41. Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    It looks outstanding…luv the fall leaves in that beautiful vase…it makes the tablescape (also luv your plates). AWESOME pics!!!


  42. So nice to see you doing your creative thing again. I love your tablescape. The items you pick will be used again and again and will fit in all through the year – and look perfect!

  43. Hi Rhoda!!!

    You did a great job(as usual) with the challenge!! I love the five pieces they sent you. I love two or three tier trays. I have one that’s pink(what other color would you expect me to have? LOL) with beautiful flowers on it, but, I really love this one.

    I’m so excited about your house!! I’m so happy and proud of you!!

    Enjoy the week!!


  44. I can hear the “happy” back in your writing!! And I can see the “joy” back in your pictures! I am so excited for you. What a wonderful way to start in your new home. God Bless You!

  45. Beautiful table, Rhoda! Glad you are back to decorating again!


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