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Tablescapes

Set a Fall Tablescape With a Still Life Inspired Centerpiece

The fall season is my favorite, and I love setting a fall tablescape. I am beyond ready for fall gatherings. This fall table setting does not have a traditional fall color scheme, but if you are looking for more a more traditional fall colors, make sure you check out some of the links to past great tablescapes at the end of this blog post.

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Fall dining table centerpiece of fruit and flowers

I knew I wanted a pedestal bowl for the middle of the table, but all of the ones I had were much too tall. I headed to the dollar store and picked up a candle holder and a bowl. By attaching them together and then painting them, first with flat spray paint and then with stone textured paint, I ended up with a decent looking footed bowl.

This overhead shot gives you a great perspective of all of the elements of the fall centerpiece. Seasonal centerpieces can take on so many different looks. This one doesn’t have one orange pumpkin in it, but still has plenty of fall touches. The oak leaves combined with the bare branches and found feathers along with the pop of color from the fruits and flowers make for a stunning fall table.

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Fall dining table place setting

I set my dining table for this dinner party for four. When there are only four of us gathering, the dining room is the perfect spot. I considered my fine china for this killer fall tablescape, but decided on a heavier dinner plate for the meal. I bought the woodland placemats on clearance sale at Pier One, but my friend, Rachel from The Pond’s Farmhouse has created her own and shows you how here.

Fiesta dinner plates in mulberry complemented the color palette of the traditional centerpiece. Those were topped with these beautiful Juliska Forest walk salad plates. I used the salad plates again as bread plates, this time topped with individual bread boards. Each bread board was already set with a small loaf of Cheesecake Factory brown bread wrapped in parchment paper and tied with string.

The place settings for this incorporates some natural elements. A simple way to protect my wood table without using a tablecloth was to begin with a soft backed fall leaf placemat. You might be able to get a glimpse of some colorful leaves peeking out from under the edges of the grapevine placemats.

Water goblets with color fall leaves on them are a treasure from the old Pier One. I do miss that store! Every once and a while I find something in a secondary marketplace from them and pick it up! The grapevine placemats were also from there!

Luxurious fall tablescape

I could have selected a table runner, either of fabric or paper to enhance this end of summer table, but the natural wood seemed like it complemented the place settings and the centerpiece just so much better.

The faux greenery in my centerpiece along with the faux fruits means I have a lovely piece of fall decor I can enjoy all season long.

I feel like it is time to add the napkins to the table and serve up the salad and drinks!

Style a table like this with these products:

These mini cutting boards would make gorgeous bread plates or serve up appetizers on these at each place setting!

Juliska Forest Walk salad plates available here.

Fall painted wine glasses can be purchased here.

Wooden chargers from Antrhropologie.

Fiesta Mulberry colored dinner plates are a great bargain if you use your coupons at Bed, Bath & Beyond!

This wood-look melamine charger with attractive pierced edge trim comes with matching leather napkin rings and cloth napkins.

Gray wine glasses similar to mine.

Use mini cheese boards like these to serve up individual servings up appetizers!

Use a beautiful footed bowl like this for your centerpiece!

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

3 Comments

  1. Beautiful table Chloe! I love all the earthy colors you have chosen for fall and the mulberry is divine! The plate stack is so pretty and the centerpiece is gorgeous; love the grapes – you are so creative! Love the wine glasses too and I also miss Pier 1 (a lot). Thanks as always for sharing your creativity and I hope you are doing well down there!

  2. Beautiful Chloe! So clever the way you made the footed bowl, and I love the elements you used to great the centerpiece, gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful! Love the centerpiece! Love the mini cutting boards.

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