There’s nothing better than gathering around the table on a cool autumn night and eating a delicious and piping hot chicken pot pie with family or friends. There’s just something about the crispness outside and the warmth inside that makes it feel right. There’s also nothing like eating said pot pie with turkey plates and candlelight.
This summer, I went to a friend’s house (Hey, Sarah!) and she had an adorable beverage carafe on her counter. I asked where she had bought it at and she told me Tuesday Morning. Needless to say, I stored that away in the back of my mind and when I decided that I wanted to get some simple, but festive dinnerware for our autumn meals, I made a plan to head to Tuesday Morning and see what they had available.
If you’ve never been to a Tuesday Morning, it’s basically a one-stop shop for all of the seasonal things you will need. You will find things in every nook and cranny of the store. The thing I love about Tuesday Morning is that it has great, name-brand products at affordable prices. It makes purchasing something a little less painful when you aren’t spending a bundle on the item.
The girls and I loaded up in the car, list of “needs” in hand, and hit the road for a fun girls’ trip to find our goodies. As always, I don’t want a bunch of random items, but rather items that can transition from autumn to winter and than can be used in other areas of my home as needed. A few of the items I was looking for were: candle lanterns, reusable napkins, copper mule mugs, a white baking dish for pretty food presentation, and something for the centerpiece.
The key to creating the perfect fall table that is inviting and cozy is to layer items and light candles. The first items I found at Tuesday Morning were the copper wine mules. I was so excited because they feel fancy for the ladies, yet manly for the guys around the table. I paired them with vintage looking turkey plates and a simple cotton napkin with a red stripe. Once I found those items, I then moved on to the center of the table.
Since we use our dining table as a school table during the week, I needed to make sure the centerpiece could be repurposed around the house. The bottom layer is a simple cotton wreath that I hang on our peg rack when we aren’t hosting dinner. The next layer is a beautiful wooden trivet that has candles clustered on top. One of my favorite finds were these two small lion tea light holders (to the right of the trivet) that I am smitten by. I have them on our mantle when they aren’t in use here on the table. The last pieces to our centerpiece are the oversized, black lanterns that were half the price of other lanterns the same size that I’ve found elsewhere.
I couldn’t help but cozy up the chairs a bit, too. They seemed cold and lonely with the table being so festive, so I threw a blanket and some pillows on them and- voila! The savings at Tuesday Morning was so good that I can’t wait to go back and grab some Christmas goodies coming up soon. I spotted some dishes that I almost couldn’t leave behind.