Creating a Fall Tablescape

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I was recently asked by Hometalk to share my fall tablescape ideas with their community members.  I had so much fun putting this together and couldn’t wait to share it with you!


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To me, fall is a celebration of textures, from the rustic bare tree branches, to the multi-colored leaves and the clear starry nights.  I like to incorporate this variety of textures into my tablescape by mixing rustic and elegant materials for a look of casual elegance.  This year, I used a combination of pinecones, white pumpkins, wheat, vintage silver pieces, and white hydrangeas.

The centerpiece is a vintage wooden box filled with Spanish moss, white pumpkins and pinecones.  I then incorporated a silver wine bucket full of hydrangeas.  Originally, I had planned to put a vintage ironstone soup tureen in the middle (because I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy one!), but didn’t find one in time.  At the last-minute, while shopping at Paris Flea Market, I saw this wooden box and a new idea formed.  Now I’m glad that I didn’t find a soup tureen because I feel that this is more unique and much more “me.”  I guess everything happens for a reason!

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On the sides, I’ve used terracotta pots with bunches of wheat, birch candles, silver antler candle holders and pinecones.  You might notice that I used pinecones in the candle holder instead of candles and I chose to do this because the height of the taper candles would have been too similar to the height of my centerpiece and competed with it.  So instead, I just filled the holes with pinecones.

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{Can you believe that I found all of these pieces at HomeGoods?!}


I kept the place settings very simple because I wanted to be able to use my everyday dishes.

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And to dress up the chairs and add a bit of color, I tied a simple ribbon around the back of each.

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For decorative purposes, I like to include elements with varying heights to add interest.  Admittedly, there isn’t any room for food on this table, but I much prefer decorating to cooking!!!  ;)


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23 comments on Creating a Fall Tablescape

  1. Christine
    September 16, 2013 at 5:35 AM (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous scape….I love the way it turned out. The little wheat stands, pine cones and the dishes are amazing!

    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 16, 2013 at 12:12 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Christine!

  2. Jenna
    September 16, 2013 at 7:41 AM (4 years ago)

    I love the crate/box in the center, and your white birch candles! The ribbon on the chair back is a fun detail too, beautiful table!

    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM (4 years ago)

      Jenna – The box was a last-minute addition and ended up being my favorite part! I really appreciate your stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!

  3. Bonnie Hitchcock
    September 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM (4 years ago)

    Wow! What a fabulous tablescape. Love the whites!

    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 17, 2013 at 2:33 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Bonnie! I know that whites are a departure from traditional fall colors, but I’m happy with how it all came together.

    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 19, 2013 at 8:34 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Laura!

  4. Marty Walden
    September 22, 2013 at 7:25 PM (4 years ago)

    Beautiful tablescape. You’re one of my top 3 favorites at our Home{work} Wednesday link party and I’m pinning and sharing on my fb page. Congrats!

    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 22, 2013 at 8:11 PM (4 years ago)

      Hi Marty – Oh my goodness! You made my day! Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing on your fb page!

    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 23, 2013 at 11:03 AM (4 years ago)

      Hi Kathryn – I am SO excited and thrilled to have been featured on your site! Thank you! I grabbed your feature button and put it in my sidebar and linked up my fall wreath this week. Thank you again!

  5. Linda
    September 23, 2013 at 2:12 PM (4 years ago)

    Congrats on being featured. your table is lovely with all of it’s Fall decor.

    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 23, 2013 at 2:17 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Linda!

  6. Cranberry Morning
    September 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM (4 years ago)

    Gorgeous! Following you now on Feedly. Found you on Knick of Time Tuesday. :-)

    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 26, 2013 at 12:15 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much for visiting me from Knick of Time and for following!

  7. The Style Sisters
    November 13, 2013 at 8:24 AM (4 years ago)

    Ooooh I am loving this!! Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous! I too love scored on finding so many great things for your tablescape! thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday! I will be highlighting your post next week for Centerpiece Wednesday…this is too good not to share!

    • Tidbits&Twine
      November 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM (4 years ago)

      Karin – Thank you SO much! I’m really excited!! :)

  8. Sarah
    November 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM (4 years ago)

    Great looking table! I rarely get to Home Goods, but always find something when I do. Your details are lovely. I like to serve from the sideboard because our table is small. I usually fill it with place settings and a centerpiece. ‘-)

    • Tidbits&Twine
      November 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Sarah!

  9. Kim Gaynor
    December 15, 2013 at 9:07 AM (4 years ago)

    Oh, your tablescape is so rustic and pretty! I love to decorate like you do, incorporating salvaged objects, vintage finds, and nature. Love it!

    • Tidbits&Twine
      December 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much!


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