Create a simple, yet elegant fall tablescape that uses what you have plus a few one-dollar pumpkins and glitter in a soothing color scheme of gold, green and white that can see you through to Thanksgiving.
Hello there! I’m back today with a simple fall table you can create in just a few minutes – or spend a couple minutes more doing some fun glitter projects – that will set your table for the autumn season all the way through to Thanksgiving if you want.
I’m continuing the theme from the fall piano “mantel” decor of green, white, and gold because that’s what you do to coordinate areas, right? 🙂 I guess I should add burlap to the list, since that’s what the blessed banner is made of on the piano and what two of the pumpkins are covered with on this table. I think burlap stars in almost all my previous fall decor – it just works with fall so well.
Gold, Green & White Fall Table
You guys, you won’t believe how inexpensive this tablescape is – I mean, it doesn’t look it, does it?
Simple white dishes (which just happen to be our everyday dishes…), white napkins and a vintage embroidered white square tablecloth (from the linen closet that I folded to create a runner) set the neutral background.
I did pull out the nice inherited silverware, but decided to go with the chunky water glasses (also our everyday glasses) instead of fancier water goblets – and I like the juxtaposition. I think combining rustic and refined makes for an easy, approachable table for guests. We’re such a much more casual culture now, aren’t we?
I just love how this sweet centerpiece turned out! Want to know how much it cost? $9! Here’s the little breakdown:
- 2 burlap mini pumpkins from the Dollar Store = $2
- 1 pkg. each of fall leaves and acorns from the Dollar Store = $2
- 2 green-gray velvet pumpkins from Target’s Dollar Spot (I know – I wish I had gotten there when there were more!) = $2
- raffia ball light strand from the Dollar Spot = $3
We already had the battery operated candle and I cut some boxwood clippings to set it all off and bring some real greenery into the mix.
I knew I wanted to bring a bit of sparkle into the rustic burlap pumpkin mix, but didn’t want to do it with candlesticks or brass.
I found a set of 4 mini pumpkins for $3 at Target’s Dollar Spot and decided to paint the tops with glue and add some gold glitter. A simple DIY done in less than 10 minutes (which is completely optional – real mini pumpkins would look great, too – maybe with just their stems glittered like I did with this tablescape).
To bring some of that same glitter to the centerpiece, I painted more glue onto the acorn bottoms and glittered them, too. It’s subtle and brings just enough sparkle to the centerpiece, especially with the lights flickering off of them.
Are Fall tablescapes that important?
While pretty tables can be fun to create and are nice to look at, the most important thing about fall entertaining is the people who sit around it. One of the ways I like to bless my friends and family is to set a nice table, but I know that’s not everyone’s bent.
It really doesn’t matter how your table is set – people will be happy to sit around a table with a couple of tea candles and leaves from the yard. They’ll be happy with stainless silverware and paper plates (though really, plates are the easiest thing to stick in the dishwasher – and using a knife on paper usually results in holes, so really think about what you are serving if it’s not a huge group…).
There usually are no expectations except for some kind of food (whether a warming soup or a roasted turkey) and good conversation. Even though I love to create and share pretty tables, I hope that doesn’t make you think you have to do this to entertain – it’s all about making people welcomed and comfortable, so do what YOU like to make that happen.
And definitely DO it – you will never regret time spent with your family and friends!
Thanks so much for reading! So tell me – how do you like to decorate your table for fall and Thanksgiving?