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My dining room table is set for fall! I hope you enjoy seeing how I combined old and new in my fall table styling as you gather a few ideas for your own fall table decorations.
Have you started planning your table decorations for fall? Are you excited about the prospect of adding fall flair to your home’s eating area? If so, today you are in luck. My Seasons of Home blogger friends and I are back to share our fall table decorations!
Fall Dining Room Decor and Table Decorations:
We are giving you a peek around our dining rooms and hopefully sharing some inspiration for you to decorate your own. As usual, I’ve linked all of my friends at the end of this post. Once you’ve checked out things here, be sure to take a look at their lovely dining rooms and table decorations!
I am one of those people who relishes styling a table. It is great fun to start with a blank canvas and create a beautiful and unique tablescape. Although I’m pleased with how this table turned out, I struggled with it at first. So, instead of just showing you the finished product today, I thought you might be interested in my process, that is, how everything came together. Sound good?
As you may know from my fall kitchen tour, I recently completed a major kitchen remodel which also affected my dining room. As these photos show, other than the table and chairs (and a fabulous new chandelier), this room is empty. It also happens to be white.
Sidenote: If you’re looking for any sources for items seen in the post, I’ve linked up whatever I could below.
Fall Table Decorations – New Finds:
I’m always on the lookout for interesting and one-of-a-kind table decorations. Many of the items in my fall tablescape came into my life through chance or happy coincidence, although a few intentional details at the end did bring everything together.
While I was at HomeGoods about a month ago, I spotted this plaid tablecloth. I’m a sucker for plaid, and I love the colors in this one. The orange, tans, and single maroon/plum stripe in this plaid are gorgeous (though it is hard to compete with the plaid tablecloth I used last fall).
I happened to have these plum-colored napkins from two years ago. (You might remember that I used them for the fall table decor in my Pittsburgh apartment.) The napkins bring out the maroon/plum stripe in the tablecloth, so I knew they’d work perfectly.
Speaking of napkins, I also found these adorable mouse napkin rings. You know that I like to include a quirky element on my table, and these little guys were it. You don’t notice them until you get up close.
The ceramic and black pumpkins are other items I’ve had for a couple of years. (The white pumpkins came from HomeGoods and Grandin Road and the black pumpkins were from West Elm. Unfortunately, the Grandin Road and West Elm ones are no longer sold.)
I’ve used these pumpkins time and again – I love their modern, chic aesthetic. Because the large black chandelier is such a statement piece in this room (especially given the minimal decor), I wanted a way to pull black into the table decorations.
That’s also why I used this matte black flatware from Target and the black pillar candles, also from Target.
Because I can’t seem to get enough gold (and it works perfectly for fall), I created an arrangement in this gold vase. (I got it at Target a couple of years ago.)
The other new element I picked up for this tablescape are the pumpkin paper placemats. After selecting the tablecloth, I bought the placemats intending to use them here.
Fall Table Decorations – Old (Vintage) Finds:
Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of antiquing. With so many great stores in the Pittsburgh area (A post about my favorites is coming soon.), I’ve spent hours exploring them. I’ll admit that at times it can be tedious and often I come home empty-handed, but when I do find a treasure, I’m overjoyed!
I called this post “Old Meets New” because I used several of my thrifted finds for this table. These weren’t items I specifically bought for this fall table, but they ended up working beautifully!
These drinking glasses might be among my most recent favorite finds. Besides wanting to tie in the black of the chandelier as I previously explained, these glasses were a big reason I decided to bring black into this tablescape. With their gold filigree, they also inspired some of the gold elements.
I was lucky enough to score a set of six for $10 at an antique store that had them marked 50% off.
I found these wood bowls last summer. I think natural wood is an excellent choice on a fall table, which is why I decided to use them here. Coincidentally, they work beautifully with the floor. That wasn’t intentional and it’s not critical; it’s just something I noticed as I was editing these photos.
With all of the above items in place, I had one more purchase to make the morning I photographed my fall table decorations. I visited Neighborhood Flea (a little monthly flea market here in Pittsburgh) where my favorite local flower farm, Pisarcik Flower Farms, has a booth. I was hoping they would have some coordinating blooms, and to my delight, they had just what I needed. I combined a few different bouquets to create this arrangement.
While at the flea market, I noticed that another seller had these adorable little plates. I assume they were once used for salt, butter, or even caviar. I thought they’d make a great addition to my table and could be used for a pat of butter.
And finally, a small brass mouse (another thrifted object) sits next to my flower arrangement for still another unexpected and fun element.
Per usual, I created a few treats to go with my table. The first is a Pumpkin Old Fashioned. Recently, the Old Fashioned has been my go-to cocktail, so I had to try out a version for fall.
I was happy with the flavor combination on this one. It looks festive, too! You can grab the recipe for this delicious fall-inspired Pumpkin Old Fashion here. Cheers, friends!!!
Another thing I’m loving is Brussels sprouts. I’m glad they are making a comeback since folks have figured out a way to cook them so that they are delicious! Roasting is my favorite method, and that’s what I did here.
For a fall twist, I mixed them with sliced Honeycrisp apples and dried cranberries.I love the sweet element with my Brussels sprouts. You need to give this recipe a try. They would be delicious for any week night dinner or even Thanksgiving. You can find the recipe here.
My Old Meets New Colorful Fall Table is now complete! How’d I do?
Want more fall dining room decor ideas? Check out these ideas:
- Fall Decor Ideas for Your Dining Room
- Fall Entertaining In the Kitchen (Pumpkin Shaped Cheeseballs!)
- Fall Style in the Dining Room (my Pittsburgh apartment)
- Chic and Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape
- Colorful Fall Entertaining Ideas
- Fall Cork Leaves: DIY Table Decorations
- Fall Dining Room Decor and Entertaining ideas (at my old House)
As you can probably tell, this tablescape didn’t come together instantly. I didn’t have a clear plan, and I struggled a bit. I had to make a few last-minute trips for goodies, keeping my fingers crossed that I’d find what I needed.
I’m not sure if sharing my process has been helpful, but I hope it’s encouraging and somehow inspiring. Tablescapes, like other types of decorating, take time. It’s important to know, however, that if you buy what you love, somehow it all has a way of looking fabulous together. Try new things, use what you have, but most importantly: have fun!
Okay, friends, I think that’s a wrap for today. Thanks for sticking with me.
Fall Table Decorations Sources:
Dining Room Chandelier: Radcliffe 30″ Round Bare Bulb Chandelier (Oil-Rubbed Bronze)
Dining Table: Gracehill Dining Table
Dining Chairs: Davin Chair, White
Paper Placemats: Pumpkin Placemats
Mouse Napkin Rings: Gold Napkin Ring or Set of 8 Napkin Rings
White Dinnerware: Hue White Dinnerware
Wine Glasses: Edge Red Wine Glasses
Pillar Candle: Unscented Black Pillar
Gold Candle Holder: Gold Candle Dish
Black Flatware: Matte Black Flatware Set
Items No Longer Sold: plum napkins, gold vase
Vintage Items: black and gold glasses, brass mouse, small decorative plates, wood bowls
Seasons of Home Fall Table Decorations:
If you’re looking for additional fall table decorations and dining room decor ideas, be sure to visit my friends below. They’ve all created beautiful and stylish spaces. Enjoy!!
Ella Claire & Co. | Dear Lillie | Zevy Joy | Rooms for Rent
Inspired by Charm | Craftberry Bush | Maison de Pax | Julie Blanner
The Handmade Farmhouse | French Country Cottage | My Sweet Savannah | Maison de Cinq
I had the exact same wooden salad bowls when I was first married in 1968. There was a large salad bowl that went with them. Always enjoy your posts.
Michael, everything is fabulous. And I simply love your chandelier/light fixture. Your table scape is so inviting. I be there soon. LOL!