I’m excited to share my fall tablescape with you today. If you remember, a few weeks ago I shared the fall inspiration board below. The vision was a table that included blue and white with pops of orange, white and gold. Like all inspiration boards, the elements were meant to inspire the pattern, color and style direction I wanted for my table.
Here’s where the inspiration led me…
I had so much fun pulling together this fall tablescape and love the orange and navy color palette even more than I thought I would. In the end I decided to pump up the color impact and use orange and blue in more dominant ways. I also created a more colorful floral arrangement using sunflowers which are one of my favorite flowers.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that one of the most important elements to a beautiful table setting is the layers. I went all out with this table and included layers from the linens up. The plush blue tablecloth was made from a remnant piece of velvet I found at JoAnn fabrics. The orange runner layered on top (it’s actually a tablecloth folded in thirds) was a $5.00 find at a consignment store. The subtle plaid pattern adds even more visual interest to the table. The last fabric element I added were orange napkins in a slightly darker hue than the runner. The napkins came from HomeGoods.
In creating the place settings, I knew I wanted to use my wood chargers as the foundation. I layered the dinnerware starting with my vintage Blue Willow plates. Then I added a small wood cheese board and a small blue and white ironstone plate. The wood charger and cheese board add a rustic touch to the table.
I created my floral arrangement in a gold pedestal bowl I bought at HomeGoods last year. The texture of the bowl resembles the bark of a tree–another visual detail. Surrounding the floral arrangement are different sizes of faux pumpkins, mostly in white and gold. One orange velvet pumpkin was added as an unexpected element. Did you notice the feather stems I mixed in with the flowers? Feathers are a fun fall accent.
To visually elongate the centerpiece, I placed two blue and white ginger jars on each side of the floral arrangement. The blue and white chinoiserie pattern plays off the pattern in the dinner plates.
The name cards are DIY using blank white business cards, a gold metallic Sharpie and pumpkin cocktail picks from the craft store.
As with most of the tablescapes I create, this one included items I’ve thrifted or purchased for a bargain. The wood leaf bowl I scored at a thrift store for $2.00 along with the brass candlesticks which were $6.00 for the pair. The white ceramic squirrels I found in the dollar spot at Target. #score
Fall Tablescape–Autumn Colors With A Twist
I had so fun much putting my fall tablescape together and love the way it turned out.
For more fall and Thanksgiving table tips, check out this post.