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Fall Tablescape 2013-Autumn Welcome

by Jane Windham on September 23, 2013

fall tablescape-Autumn WelcomIt’s official! Fall has arrived and it can be seen and felt everywhere. So to say good-bye to summer and to welcome fall, I’ve put together a fall tablescape as part of our “Fall into Autumn” series.

Fall into autumn seriesYou can click here to see our FALL MANTELS and our  FALL DOOR and Porch DISPLAYS if you missed any of those.

fall tablescape 2013-Autumn WelcomeMy inspiration for this tablescape was this plaid tablecloth that embraces all the beautiful colors of fall. I found it at Kohl’s (on sale) about a month ago. There’s just something about plaid that says fall to me. I guess it was all those plaid dresses I wore to school when I was young that did it.

fall tablescape 2013-Autumn WelcomI knew it would go beautifully with my Vietri dishes that I started collecting about 10 years ago. My most recent score at the auction that I attend on Mondays was 4 dinner plates in this pattern. I paid $5 for all 4 plates! MAJOR SCORE!

I think fall is the easiest time of the year to create tablescapes because it’s so easy to glean inspiration from things that are harvested in the fall such as these tiger stripe pumpkins. My resource for these cuties was Autumn Harvest Pumpkins,  a family-owned company that will ship you these as well as decorative gourds, white pumpkins, and Indian corn in a matter of days.

Since our leaves in South Carolina are still green, I resorted to using colorful silk leaves at each place setting. It would be so easy to use a paint pen to turn them into place cards.

fall tablescape-Autumn WelcomThe napkins are actually dish towels that I already had that coordinate with all the colors. The round place mats were used in last year’s fall tablescape.

fall tablescape-Autumn WelcomeThe white pumpkin in the centerpiece came out of our garden. We’ve harvested a few of them to use in decorating, but we still have some growing. To create a focal point and add height, I used this wooden pedestal that has been painted a variety of colors in the past year, gathered some moss, wrapped a little grapevine around it, put a faux garland around it for a little color, and topped it off with a cloche.  Easy!

fall tablescape-Autumn WelcomeThe salt and pepper shakers are new. As soon as I saw them in the Country Door catalog, I knew I had to have them! Kinda reminds me of that photo of Leo pulling our cart out of the garden loaded with white pumpkins!

fall tablescape-Autumn Welcome

The amber glasses are new. I found them on sale at World Market, and I would use them to serve either a celebratory non-alcoholic sparkling cider or this sparkling apple cider sangria that I found online. The other glasses would be used to serve sweet tea which we have with almost all of our meals here in the South!

fall tablescape-Autumn WelcomeThe sweet tea would be on the table in this autumn decorated pitcher.

fall tablescape-Autumn WelcomeIt’s matching platter is displayed in the corner cabinet.

fall tablescape-Autumn WelcomeI didn’t use candles on the table because the candle holders are on the sideboard. A quick way to dress up some candles for fall without spending any money is to wrap some ribbon around them and hot glue some leaves and acorns on them.

fall tablescape-Autumn WelcomeThe smaller candles were also wrapped  with ribbon, and I plopped a mum into the container. See that piece of fabric around the glass container? It came wrapped around the tablecloth and it does a good job of obscuring the soil!

fall tablescape-Autumn WelcomeTwo small simple flower arrangements are on the table holding more mums and marigolds from outside.

fall tablescape-Autumn WelcomeThe cupboard has been decorated for fall as well.

fall tablescape-Autumn Welcome

The gourd lady always makes her appearance at this time of year! She’s one of my favorites.

fall tablescape-Autumn Welcome

Here’s an overhead shot giving you a better idea of where everything is located and decorated in the room.

fall tablescape-Autumn WelcomeFall is my favorite time of year to decorate because I love mixing old favorites with a few new things. The mice figurine I’d had for at least 20 years, and I never tire of seeing it each year.

fall tablescape-Autumn Welcome

Thank you for visiting me today, and I hope that I’ve given you a little inspiration for welcoming autumn onto your table.  For even more tablescaping ideas, click on the links below the graphic to visit Ann, Dawn, and Debbie.

fall tablescapes

1. On Sutton Place 2. Creative Cain Cabin 3. Debbiedoo’s 4. Cottage At The Crossroads.

I’m joining:

Project Inspire(d) @Cupcakes and Crinoline

Home (work) Wednesday@Worthing Court

Tablescape Thursday@Between Naps on the Porch

Autumn Table Setting Link Party@Centsational Girl

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Ann September 23, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Oh my gosh I love everything! Favorites are the towels as napkins, the dishes (of course) and your plaid tablecloth. Autumn has arrived at the Crossroads for sure! I’ve so enjoyed doing this series with you. I’m sorry there is only one more week!


debbiedoos September 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I am on my way Jane. LOVE your table. What cute dishes. I spied your Fall burlap banner too…way cute!


Pamela Gordon September 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm

I love your dining room and the way you set your table. Your colours are so “fall” to me. And I just love the cute little mice on your china hutch. It all looks so beautiful. I’m visiting from Ann’s. Blessings, Pamela


Missy September 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Are white pumpkins white on the inside? I’m thinking about white pumpkin pie!


priscilla September 23, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Beautiful dining room ! Love your table and your hutch ! The white pumpkin in the cloche is fabulous !


Mary September 24, 2013 at 5:48 am

Jane, I LOVE your fall table with your plaid tablecloth! It’s perfect with your Vietri dishes, what a fun and thrifty find on your additional auction plates too! Your new amber glasses are wonderful, love the color & shape! Gorgeous~ I love all your details, especially your cute S&P shakers in the wagon :)


Carlene @ Organized Clutter September 24, 2013 at 7:09 am

Love the plaid tablecloth! Pinned your tablescape.


Martina September 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

Sooooooo pretty Jane!! I love the mum in that container!


Brenda B September 24, 2013 at 7:51 am

What a beautiful table-scape, it looks so warm and welcoming but not at all contrived, just perfect. I love the Autumn too, my favourite time of year.


Barbara F. September 24, 2013 at 9:35 am

Beautiful tablescape! Love those dishes. I thought you hand painted the polka dots, Jane! xo


Betty September 24, 2013 at 11:26 am

Oh my goodness, so many pretty pictures. You have a lovely table set and I just adore the autumn block and the little cart with pumpkins in it.


Debbie September 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Your dining room and table are beautiful. You did such a good job decorating for fall. I love the little bunting banner. It is wonderful. Beautiful home too.


Kathy September 24, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Your table is delightful! Love the tablecloth, and your place settings, the pitcher and platter….everything is just beautiful! Great inspiration here. Love the overhead shot too. The print above your buffet is gorgeous!!


Cynthia September 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Jane your table is just gorgeous, I really love all the details. You didn’t miss a thing with this beauty!!!



Gina September 24, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Your tablescape screams Fall, Jane…I love it! I’m crazy for those dotted plates.


Jenna September 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Love your Vietri dishes! Gorgeous! I can’t believe you found some pieces at bargain bin prices!
Beautiful table,


Savannah Granny September 25, 2013 at 12:05 am

Everything looks lovely. The stemware is gorgeous and I don’t blame you for jumping on that S & P wagon! Adorable.
Bring on the turkey and dressing!


Jean WindhamJeanwindham September 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm

What can I say but the table is lovely. The addition of the new tablecloth is perfect with your dishes. I love the new glasses also. Thanks for the tips and sharing. Jean


Joni September 26, 2013 at 8:29 am

Your whole room looks so befallen. Love the bargain dishes! The new amber stemware is beautiful too. Joni


Linda September 26, 2013 at 8:43 am

One of the great things about fall is the wonderful palette it provides. How completely you have used it!


Linda September 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

I agree that plaid is a wonderful tablecovering for a fall table, and I used plaid this week too! Those Vietri dishes are beautiful. I’ve never seen that pattern. The matching pumpkin in your hutch is adorable too, as is Ms. Gourd. I hope you are having some beautiful fall weather. Linda


Jean Windham September 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Just returned home from our cruise. The Captains table was not as nice as your table last Friday night when we had dinner with you and Leo. Your photos are great.


Maria September 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm

What a gorgeous Fall display! Your table is beautiful!


Bev September 27, 2013 at 8:32 am

Beautiful table…lovely centerpiece. This table is great!


james@craftsman style home builder midlothian September 30, 2013 at 4:54 am

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome..!! I am loving these pumpkins. They are are looking beautiful on this table.


Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage September 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Wow – you’ve gone all out Jane! Looks so inviting – the perfect place for Thanksgiving dinner!


laurie September 30, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Jane, I love those dishes, and I cannot believe you got 5 dinner plates for $5! The plaid tablecloth is perfect for a Fall table, and your pumpkin is so perfect, it almost looks faux. Cute cart with the pumpkin salt and peppers too. In your sideboard, did you paint a pumpkin with dots to match your dishes? Your Fall pitcher and platter are so pretty, and the candle embellishment is a great idea. laurie


Betty819 September 6, 2014 at 5:38 am

Jane, found your blog via Ann@Sutton Place, also Debbie Doos.
Beautiful tablescape and I love that Pitcher with all the fall flowers. I’m looking for a special Fall and plaid tablecloth by April Cornell. Don’t know the name of it but will know it when I see it. I have problems finding oval sizes..most will be solid colors..if you can find that even.
Love the idea with the candless..simple but elegant look. Will have to check Kohl’s and Michael’s out next week. They’re only 1 mile away but have a difficult time getting there it seems. I like to go alone but it doesn’t always happen..DH likes to get out too.


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