The Ultimate Autumn Tablescapes Quiz
by Staff
An attractive autumn tablescape extends an inviting welcome to family and friends. Take the quiz to learn how to shape a colorful autumn tablescape.

What is a tablescape?

  • a table that is decorated in a harmonious way
  • a drop leaf table with an extra panel
  • a table with enough space underneath for children to play hide and seek

What are two holiday themes that are appropriate for an autumn tablescape?

  • Easter and Passover
  • Halloween and Thanksgiving
  • Chanukah and Christmas

What is a vignette?

  • a small story
  • a small glass of wine
  • a small branch

What are the autumn colors?

  • lavender, taupe, chartreuse and azure
  • pink, blue, green and purple
  • brown, red, orange and gold

How do you achieve balance in a tablescape?

  • by repeating scale, color and texture
  • by having pieces of various heights
  • by making sure all the items on the table are approximately the same weight

What makes a nice seasonal autumn snack?

  • strawberries
  • cherries
  • chestnuts

What is a simple but elegant way to display apples and pears?

  • Hang them from the chandelier.
  • Place them in glass bowls or vases.
  • Adorn them with Christmas lights.

What do you add to a moss starter to make your own moss?

  • a cup of yogurt or buttermilk
  • a glass of wine or cider
  • a spadeful of mulch or fertilizer

On your tablescape, what can you use hollowed-out mini pumpkins for?

  • ashtrays and deposits for olive pits
  • candleholders and place card stands
  • holders for plastic knives and forks

What can you carve in a larger pumpkin in lieu of a Jack-o-lantern face?

  • your own face
  • your phone number
  • your initial

What kind of jar can double as a vase on your autumn tablescape?

  • a mason jar
  • a jam jar
  • a marjoram jar

Which ONE of the following statements is true?

  • Goldenrod is another name for ragweed.
  • Goldenrod is just as allergenic as ragweed.
  • Goldenrod is not in the same family as ragweed.

What is regarded as the consummate autumn flower?

  • the rose
  • the chrysanthemum
  • the sunflower

How many candle fragrances are there in the U.S.?

  • more than 1,000
  • more than 5,000
  • more than 10,000

What can you stick into oranges to render a delightful scent?

  • cloves
  • cinnamon
  • cardamom

Which herb should you add to your display to sweeten the scent of your spices?

  • sage
  • rosemary
  • thyme

What third ingredient do you add to a scented cinnamon and clove brew?

  • allspice
  • frankincense
  • myrrh

Does every tablescape have to have a centerpiece?

  • yes
  • no
  • depends

How can you use nature as decoration?

  • Display pinecones and fall fruits and vegetables
  • Take pictures of the woods and use them as placemats
  • Strew the table with plastic pumpkins and ceramic apples.

How can berries add a decorative touch to your tablescape?

  • Put them in a glass bowl.
  • Make a string of them.
  • Scatter a handful on each plate.