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Tablescapes

A Fall Tablescape in Shades of Blue

My color scheme for this fall table setting is not one of traditional fall colors. Instead, I went with a color palette of shades of blue. At the bottom of this post you will see that I am participating in a delightful long time fall tradition of a tablescape blog hop hosted by Rita of Panoply. I hope you will take a few moments to visit all of these lovely blogs.

There is no doubt that this is my favorite time of year!

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My lovely poodle Lily had to take a seat at the middle of the table. For a finishing touch, I added one of the table runners as a tie around her neck. The soft blues of the satin table runner was a lovely base for my centerpiece.

In the coming weeks look for more fall tablescape ideas right here as I share more great ideas for styling your tables for the fall season.

The Place Settings:

I am always on the lookout for seasonal dishes with blue accents. Hobby Lobby had these salad plates that also feature an orange pumpkin and a white pumpkin. They had some with two blue pumpkins, but sadly those were out of stock when I was shopping. That is okay, some orange accent color works with this fall table decor.

The background color of the salad plates is a creamy off white, so I selected my Pioneer Woman cream handled flatware to complement my place settings.

Simple gray dinner plates picked up on the leaves and stems on the salad plates. Navy blue napkins were tucked in wooden napkin rings a nod to the natural beauty of the autumn season.

Blue wine glasses and clear crystal water glasses are complementary to the place settings.

These salad plates are a perfect example of the color combination I wanted to share and a softer look for the season.

The Centerpiece:

My fall centerpiece is a collection of faux pumpkins. I gathered some of my pumpkins from last year and mixed paints to get the colors I wanted. I painted three of the larger pumpkins three different shades of blue.

I painted the smaller faux pumpkins in additional shades of cream and blue. I added three large blue glass jars for an additional different texture to the center of the table.

Each year I save the stems off of the real pumpkins I have during the fall and Thanksgiving. You can see how beautiful they make the faux pumpkins look. I will remove them from these and save them again to use again next year.

This is the palest of the blues.

I spotted this pheasant sculpture at Michael’s and picked it up right away. I have some Pottery Barn Thanksgiving dishes from years ago that feature a similar pheasant. Look for this to be featured with those plates again sometime soon. For this table, he helped carry through the creamy color.

My collection of pumpkins and glass jars going down the center of the table makes a beautiful centerpiece for my early autumn table.

Sources for setting a similar table:

Soft blue table runners
Pumpkin salad plates (Hobby Lobby – Sadly out of stock online)
Blue Wine Glasses
Blue Napkins
Ivory handled flatware
Ivory Pheasant
Blue decorative pumpkin
Blue decorative pumpkin collection
Blue decorative pumpkins
Woven placemats
Crystal Water Goblets
Wooden napkin rings

20 Fabulous Fall Tablescapes:

Once again, I am so happy to be joining Rita from Panoply as she hosts this Welcome Fall Tablescape Blog Hop. Tour the lovely tables shared by these talented table stylists!

Everyday Living – Anxiously Awaiting Autumn’s Arrival
Panoply – Ready for Fall: Game On Tablescape
My Thrift Store Addiction – Simply Elegant Velvet Pumpkin Fall Tablescape
Me and My Captain – Shine On Harvest Moon
Home is Where the Boat Is – Cusp of Fall with Woodland Friends
Hyacinths for the Soul – Whoooo is Ready for Autumn?
Debbee’s Buzz – Alfresco Brunch Peacock Table & Napkin Fold
My Hubbard Home – Country French Autumn Table Using Classic Red Toile
Pandora’s Box – A Yellow Table for September
The Painted Apron – Early Fall Pumpkin Patch
From My Carolina Home – Autumn Apples Tablescape
Celebrate and Decorate – A Fall Tablescape in Shades of Blue
Living With Thanksgiving – Fall Vibes
Dinner at Eight – Mums Lead the Way to Fall
Thrifting Wonderland – It’s Time for a Fall Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante – Back to (Art) School
Life and Linda – Welcome Fall
Bluesky at Home – How to Decorate a Table with Fall Leaves
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Fall Tablescape – Autumn Gnome
Red Cottage Chronicles – Cozy Up Around an Autumn Dinner Table

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28 Comments

  1. Oh Chloe I am drawn to your DIY blue pumpkins….so pretty and the pheasant compliments your table beautifully. Lily looks almost like a statue and part of your table with her scarf. So cute! Those Hobby Lobby salad plates are perfect. I haven’t bought tablescape decor for a long while…actually I am rediscovering some of my old pieces. I haven’t seen them in so long they are like new to me. It is always a pleasure to hop with you…and rekindle our days of our older hops together. Have a great Autumn. Hugs my friend and I can’t wait to see your new kitchen when you get it all together.

  2. Good Morning Chloe, What a beautiful fall table in shades of blue you have created! Love the salad plates from Hobby Lobby and how you painted your pumpkins to coordinate with them for a runner. Love the movement and texture that the gray satin runner adds down the length of your table, as well as the reflection of your blue glass jars with your stemware. Lily looks so well-mannered posing in the chair at your table! As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you, Happy September. ♥

  3. Chloe, I have to start with a comment on Lily – she clearly rules, and she is quite regal -looking at this table! You & I are in sync with the use of blues. Though not necessarily expected, it’s really quite perfect for the season, especially your use of lighter blues and the clear blues of your bottles. Blue skies in fall are such a prominent visual, and the naturals of wood barks and leaves turning to orange are nicely mimicked in your wood table, napkin rings and hints of orange in the plates. Those are really pretty. Thanks for joining in this hop. As the originator, it is a pleasure to have your company again. So happy your renovations are completed!

  4. Hi Chloe, I’m a huge fan of nontraditional colors for seasonal decor, so I just love your creative shades of blue theme. Your pumpkin plates are lovely and I really like the hues you chose. Happy almost autumn! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  5. I love this! It’s really neat how you painted the pumpkins to match your plates. I love the plates, too! And I really love the glass vases…they are the perfect shade of blue! (I would enjoy them all-year-long!) The navy napkins add lots of depth to your table, too. Very nice, and very unusual colors for fall. Super, inspiring post! Happy Fall!

  6. Chloe, your blue themed tablescape is charming. Love how you painted the pumpkins to match. Those pumpkin plates are so pretty. I bought similar ones from Amazon. Lily is just too cute sitting up there. The scarf is a lovely touch. Your plate stack is wonderful with the rattan plate chargers. Always a pleasure hopping along with you.

  7. Chloe, I love your DIY blue pumpkins. Blue is my favorite color. I have not seen those HL plates either, and I like them. So effective to add your pheasant and the blue bottles among the pumpkins.
    Your sweet Lily poses well.
    Good that you could join us for the hop. You have so much going on! You are a very busy lady.
    Happy September! Bonnie

  8. Chloe, what an inspirational fall table in blues! I love everything about it, the colors, the shine of the runner, your plates. So much to enjoy, the way you painted the pumpkins to match is genius! Your Lily looks so well behaved, sadly our own Bentley {Lab} is not well behaved enough to join any kind of festive or otherwise dinner party.

    It has been a pleasure to visit you here, thank you for the fall inspiration!

    xo Lidy

  9. Chloe, I love your use of blue for your fall table. The centerpiece runner of pumpkins, blue glass jars, and the handsome pheasant is perfect and complements the HL pumpkin plates. I did not see those at my HL store. Lily looks well behaved. It is always a treat to blog hop with you. Happy September!

  10. Chloe, I think you’re cool blue and white/cream shades are just what we need to welcome the fall season during these hot September temperatures. It’s a blue-ut-i-ful table! The pumpkin plates are fabulous and the perfect colors for your styling. Clever you to paint the faux pumpkins to match. I adore the table length centerpiece and how you incorporated the blue glass. Like that you also let the beauty of the wood table shine through.

    1. Opps, forgot to mention beautiful Lily! It was an unexpected treat to see her by the table.

  11. Stunning Chloe! Love the blue and how perfect for your Florida home! Lily is amazing! Great job painting your pumpkins and love them mixed with the pretty blue glass and satin runner. The napkin rings look like twisty pumpkin stems, and the plates are so unusual and pretty~ the pheasant is a fabulous touch! Happy Fall~

  12. Chloe, I love your blue-themed fall tablescape! The pumpkin plates are adorable and your painted pumpkins and blue glass and stemware just accent the plates perfectly. Love the pheasant too and Lily is priceless. I wondered how you found faux pumpkins with such great stems and now I know – what a fabulous idea. Thanks so much for the lovely fall inspiration!

  13. Chloe, I’m a fan! Love using blue for fall, especially with a touch of rust. I like the way you added in the texture of the pheasants and the coiled placemat. Beautiful stack!
    Happy Fall!

  14. Such a wonderful use of cream and blue in the table setting, Chloe. The plates are a wonderful way to distribute your main colors around the table. Love the flow of the satin runner down the table. Lily is a perfect addition. Always a pleasure to “hop” with you. Happy Fall!

  15. Such a pretty table, Chloe. I love the different shades of blue! Lily looks like she is ready to join the poker playing dogs!! You have a lot of beautiful moments captured with the pheasants, blue stem ware and even the natural napkin rings against the deep blue napkin. Happy Fall

  16. Chloe, you did a great job of turning a traditional fall table on its ear! I love the soft blues mixed with the touches of orange. A trip to Hobby Lobby is always fun and the plates you picked will work for years to come.
    Happy fall to you 🙂
    Hugs,
    Rachelle

  17. Chloe! You never cease to impress me with your tablescapes. Personally I am loving all the blue. Those salad plates with the touch of orange really pop! What a fabulous idea to save the pumpkin stems! I will definitely be doing that this year. Your use of the natural elements really give the table a warm and cozy vibe! Oh, and miss Lily! What a sweet pea! Happy to be joining you in this blog hop!

  18. Chloe, of course, I’m in love with the blue pumpkins. Those salad plates are gorgeous. They pull all your other colors together.

  19. Chloe, blues may not be the standard colors of fall, but who can resist them? I certainly can’t! The soft blues you used are particularly lovely, starting with the folds of the satin table runner underlying the wonderful collection of pumpkins and glass vases that suggest fall’s abundance. I would never have thought you could find blue pumpkin dishes! They are a soft intro to fall themes and I love their painted style. I would love to see this table every day!

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