Editorial Feature: More Photos of Our Rustic Fall Dinner Party Featured in Nfocus Magazine

Vintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineHappy Thursday! Can you believe it’s only a week until Thanksgiving? As we’re all planning our Thanksgiving menus and tablescapes, I can’t think of a better time to share more detail shots from the rustic fall harvest dinner shoot I styled with our vintage rentals for Nfocus Magazine’s November Epicurean + Entertaining issue. When I designed this autumnal alfresco tablescape, I didn’t want it to feel too predictable–no orange, no gourds or pumpkins. Instead, I wanted to give Nfocus readers (and all of you lovelies!) a way to elevate traditional fall decor with plenty of handmade touches and an unexpected color palette of jewel tones, amber and gold.

Vintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineI dip dyed all of the linens by hand to give the table runner and napkins an ombré effect. I love how the textiles look against Stockroom’s vintage amber bottles filled with raw cotton, rosemary sprigs and lovely florals designed by Hillary at Brocade Designs.

Vintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineVintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineWhile I worked to avoid typical fall decor, I couldn’t resist my favorite fall element–leaves! I collected bags and bags of fallen dried magnolia leaves, dipped them in a muted, antique gold paint and strung them together to form chair garlands. The way the leaves reflected light from the setting sun and fluttered and danced in the crisp fall breeze was stunning!

Vintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineVintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineElizabeth Hardin at Hardink Calligraphy made the tea-stained menus and guest name tags, which I tucked into handmade wreath place cards at each setting. Those wreath place cards, by the way, are a snap to create. I simply plucked some pliable green branches with berries from my backyard and bent them into wreath shapes, attaching the ends of each branch with floral wire and adding a few mums for a pop of color. After dinner, guests can take the wreaths home–such a fun and simple Thanksgiving favor idea!

Vintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineBy far, my biggest DIY endeavor for this shoot was this rustic branch chandelier. I started the project from scratch by collecting twigs and branches from my yard and then bending and intertwining them to form a circular chandelier. Floral wire helped keep them in place. Once I was happy with the basic shape, I added in battery-powered twinkle lights and wove in lots of berries, mums and raw cotton–all of which can survive an evening without water.

Vintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineVintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineVintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineVintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineVintage, Rustic Fall Harvest Dinner Party // Design + Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage, Nashville, TN // Photos by Michael W. Bunch // Featured in Nfocus MagazineThanks to the Chef Tyler Brown of the Capitol Grille for creating a beautiful farm-to-table menu to go along with my styled dinner party and to the lovely team at Nfocus Magazine and photographer Michael W. Bunch for sharing these photos and inviting me to be a part of their Epicurean + Entertainment issue! - Elizabeth

Venue: Travellers Rest Plantation
Flowers: Brocade Designs
Paper Goods: Hardink Calligraphy
Concept, Rentals and Styling: Stockroom Vintage
Photos: Michael W. Bunch
Food: Chef Tyler Brown of the Capitol Grille

 

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  • http://twitter.com/savvybride Jessica Bishop

    STUNNING!!!! I love it!! I want to be invited to that dinner party.

    • http://www.stockroomvintage.com/ Stockroom Vintage

      Thanks, Jessica!! As we were sitting in that herb garden at the shoot, we were wishing we had thought to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy the ambience. :)

  • Becca George

    Your talent intimidates me in the best way possible. I love the leaves and everything about this. Amazing!!

    • http://www.stockroomvintage.com/ Stockroom Vintage

      Oh, dearest. You always know how to sweet talk me. :) Thank you!!

  • http://raesock.blogspot.com/ rae – say it ain’t so

    everything looks so beautiful! i love the raw cotton in the arrangements.

    • http://www.stockroomvintage.com/ Stockroom Vintage

      Thanks, Rae! It was such a fun shoot. I’ll style vintage pieces in an herb garden any day of the week!

  • Nashville Neighbor

    I too love the raw cotton in the floral arrangements.

    • http://www.stockroomvintage.com/ Stockroom Vintage

      Thank you! I’m still enjoying many of these same cotton sprigs in arrangements at home!

  • Naomi White

    The wreath above the table is stunning! Can’t believe you made that from things gathered – well actually I can believe YOU made it! it’s all beautiful!

    • http://www.stockroomvintage.com/ Stockroom Vintage

      Awww…thanks! Put it together in the middle of the living room floor–where all the craft magic happens. :)

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  • http://twitter.com/HilaryInspired Hilary Walker

    I just came across your site and business via my old friend Jenna from MTSU. Gorgeous work, lady!!! Nashville is my home town but I’ve relocated to Fort Worth/Dallas for the tim being. But it makes me so happy to see new creative and talented people sharing their work with the Nashville community! All the best going forward!