Autumn Tablescape

October 28, 2015


About a month ago, I pulled together a Fall tablescape. Since the holidays are right around the corner, I wanted to share ideas on how you can create a very simple yet stylish table arrangement. 


If you want to cover your table, think outside of just using a traditional table cover. Here, I used a lace curtain from Ikea. These come in a pair for $10. I love it because it’s large and different from your standard table cover. I’ve used curtains, bed sheets, and fabric in the past because they offer more choices and is often cheaper than buying a standard table cover. It’s all about being multi-purposeful! Make sure to check the fabric when using a bed sheet because you don’t want it to look like you threw a bed sheet on top of the table. You can do this by layering like I did here. I placed a piece of square plaid fabric diagonally to create texture and layers. I decided on a soft palette of muted colors for a warm and fresh setting. 


I layered with a thick straw placemat, gold charger, and blue plate. You can find simple charger plates for $1 at many retail stores and they are great for catching food as well as creating a fancier table setting. The blue plate was thrifted and I love the bold color against the soft colors. I place a folded grainsack napkin (I get the best gifts!) and placed a faux artichoke on top as a little piece of decor. The gold flatware belongs to my best friend, Unchong. Borrowing from friends is the best!


Instead of an artichoke, you can use a mini pumpkin, apple, or a dried pinecone. You could even make little placecards and set them on the plates. 


My Autumn Joy flowers were blooming beautifully so I cut some stems and divided them into some vases including my DIY mason jar. You could do a similar arrangement by sticking with one type of inexpensive flower like babys breath and filling them in jars or vases. I did that for my sister’s baby shower and I loved how simple and elegant it looked. l also cut some fresh mint and placed them in the jar to add some fresh greenery. 


You can use mason jars for water glasses which add a little southern charm. I love mixing patterns, textures, and colors much like I how decorate the rest of my home. These items were all pulled together from my house to create a Fall tablescape. Like I always say, shop your house first! Don’t stress because the most important thing is being with the people you’re eating with! I love creating tablescapes because it really allows me to use my creativity and resourcefulness. Even though we don’t dine like this often due to having young kids, I try to do it every chance I get. It really creates an inviting and beautiful atmosphere while dining with guests. So get out that wedding or fine china that was passed down to you from your family and have fun setting your table.  

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9

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