Simple Fall Tablescape

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I wanted to show you a simple fall tablescape I just did for my dining room. I was ready to put some more fall touches in there but I don’t want to add a whole bunch of pumpkins yet or they likely won’t be any good anymore close to thanksgiving. I will change this plenty of times within the fall season. Have I mentioned I get bored easily? Luckily for The MR’s blood pressure I mostly shop my home to change things around when I’m bored rather than go shopping for new things. Not that I wouldn’t like to do that. I AM female, after all ?

But I digress….at first I thought I wouldn’t have enough fall things left to make a nice tablescape and I’m not the sort of person who puts things in place for a photo and then puts them back where they came from again, so no borrowing! I started with my favorite cream burlap runner from my good friend Michelle.  Here is the exact one I have only in the cream color. Then I layered on my fall chargers which I just can’t get enough of. I mean how cute are they?

I got a whole stack of them for $6.99 at my local Goodwill in the middle of the summer! So excited to use them now. Here are some that would give a very similar look to mine.  I used my Pioneer Woman dinner plates because the color is so rich and fall-like more than my usual white plates. The napkins are made from flour sack towels with raw edges so were super cheap and super easy to make. I got 4 out of 1 towel from Dollar Tree!  I have linked some similar flour sack napkins that are pre-made and an excellent price!

The lovely napkin rings were a gift last year from my aunt and I have 4 of them so I like to mix and match them with other copper or fall hues. Here are some super cute acorn napkin rings and some copper wire napkin rings that would look great in a fall tablescape!

The silver candlesticks were a gift from my in-laws and are normally up on top of my kitchen cabinets when I’m not using them on my table. I put some candle rings on the bottoms of them and tops to pull in a touch of color and sparkle – these were also something I had already but here  are some gorgeous fall candle rings that I LOVE! The candles themselves are also from Dollar Tree.

For my main centerpiece I layered another fall charger, a flour sack napkin and this lovely copper plant pot. I purposely never planted something directly in this so I can use it in many different ways just like this! The lovely magnolia flowers are some I already had as well. I love neutral flowers that can go with any color combination, don’t you? The metal words here came in a pack of 3 from Hobby Lobby and I got them on sale for mere dollars.

There you have it, ladies and gentlemen! I tossed a few fall leaves around which I keep from year to year. It’s very simple but definitely gives that fall vibe. It would be so easy to dress it up a little with some more greenery and pumpkins down the center, and add some stemware and flatware for a great dinner party!

So in the end I was able to do the whole table without purchasing a single thing! Did this get your creative juices flowing?


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  1. Tara,
    This is so pretty!!! I love the leaves spread across the table, so cute and super creative!!! And, I love the napkin rings!! This is so perfectly fall!

    1. Thanks so much, Emily! It’s like an outfit that can go from daytime to nighttime by just changing your shoes and adding a necklace! That’s how I think of simple tablescapes like this.

  2. This looks so pretty Tara! I agree, sometimes a little makes a larger statement! I think you chose the right amount of fall touches to make your table & chairs stand out too! Very Nice!

    1. Thanks, Maria! So happy I did the table and chairs light instead of wood tones they were before. Makes all the table settings stand out so much better

  3. Tara this tablescape is so pretty. I love your Fall decor. The centerpiece is so perfect for the table. I love the color of your table. You have the perfect touch of Fall!
    🙂 Terrie

    1. Thanks so much, Terrie! I will add to it and fancy it up as time goes on but I wanted to start simple at the very beginning of the fall season!

  4. colorjoyinteriors says:

    This looks great! Love how you put things you’ve found together so beautifully! ?

    1. Thanks so much, Susan! I love doing it!

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