Happy October, friends! Today, I am so excited to be joining a group of blogging friends, for a fun fall tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Terrie, from Decorate And More With Tip .

The rules for this challenge were simple, a fall tablescape with at least one DIY.

For my tablescape, I decided to have it rustic, with a touch of beauty…raw woods with brass candlesticks and greenery.

To start my tablescape off, I gold leafed some wooden candlesticks.

I found with these little wooden candlestick holders from Hobby Lobby…

I stained them in a dark walnut color…

Applied a thin layer of craft glue, and adhered a gold leaf sheet to each candlestick.

They were looking a little to brassy, so I put a thin layer of antiquing glaze on…

To finish them off, I dry brushed a little white chalk paint on to each one, but realized I still wasn’t loving them. I set them off to the side, while I thought about the tablescape a little more.

I realized that a wood riser might just be the perfect thing for a centerpiece to sit on. I went out to my garage and gathered some supplies…

A rectangular piece of MDF, some half round molding, and four out of the five candlestick holders that I had just finished!

I cut the half round, nailed it to the edges, and screwed the four candlesticks on for legs…

Painted it white, sanded it, and glazed it with Valspar antiquing glaze…

And done…

Now I was ready to start my tablescape! But, wait, nope, I wasn’t actually ready…I had envisioned my tablescape to be rustic and pretty. I needed some rustic elements. I had some branches in my garage, that I decided cut them into reasonable lengths for candlesticks….

Using a 3/4 inch bit…

drill down about an inch…

And done! Now I was really, really ready to put this together!!!

The single, gold leafed candlestick that I had remaining made such a sweet impact…

White pumpkins, pink crab apples, and a mix of greenery

Brass candlesticks, glass votives, and natural wood candlesticks

Time always flies by when you’re having fun, right! I LOVE to create, so this seemed like it took no time at all! And, now I have this wood riser, which I am currently using on my kitchen island, and will definitely be using for my Thanksgiving tablescape!!

Now, let’s go and check out the other blogs to see what they have come up with! I can’t wait!! Just click on the links below…

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Thank you so much for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

Hope y’all are have a wonderful day!!


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  1. Everything looks great Emily, I love that you used gilding paper. I have the same glaze and it’s great.

    Enjoy your day


    1. It’s my favorite glaze ever!!

  2. So BEAUTIFUL! Love everything about this. I will definitely be making that tray. Where did you get your greenery? It really makes the rest of the elements stand out!

    1. Thank you so much!!! I always get my greenery from Trader Joe’s! They always have such a great variety!

  3. Such layered goodness! I love it!

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗

  4. This is so beautiful. I love that you took your wood candle sticks and used them as the base for your tray. So clever. I have wanted to make some rustic candle sticks as well. Pinning!

    1. Thank you so much!!!

  5. your tablescape is wonderful, love the riser and for sharing your steps in creating it. loving all the rustic natural elements on a neutral backdrop with your beautiful Brown transferware!

    1. Thank you so much!!!

  6. Emily….all I can say is WoW! Your rustic table is amazing. I love every single touch you did. So beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you have a great Fall season!

    1. Thank you so much!!!

  7. This is so pretty!! I love your plates, too. They’re beautiful. I really like how you decorated everything.

    1. Thank you so much!!!

  8. I love this rustic tablescape! The mix of candlesticks are so pretty. I think the branch candlesticks are my favorite!

    1. Thank you so much!!!

    2. I love this decor! Where did you get the crab apples?

      1. Thank you so much!!! I cut them from a tree in a nearby field. Aren’t they so cute!

  9. Emily, your riser and candlesticks plus tabelscape are just stunning!!

    1. Thank you so much!!!

  10. Emily, I love this project. You took things that were not related, put them together and made something new, useful and pretty. I love gilding with gold, copper or silver leaf. And then you created a beautiful tablescape. Lovely job.

    1. Thank you so much!!!

  11. GORGEOUS as always Emily!! Love everything!

    1. Thank you so much!!!

  12. I have a wooden riser that I made but it’s a better size for my small vintage table so I keep thinking that I need to make a really big one like this for my dining table. Reading over this made me want to make one….

  13. […] I can’t help it. I have to share one more fall~inspired post. This one is a fall tablescape from Emily of Le Cultivateur. It is lovely and she has a knack for creating a beautiful […]

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