Creating an Elegant Fall Tablescape

Happy Fall, friends!  It's officially here!  Even though it may not feel like it here in Texas, I just couldn't wait any longer to get my hands on some pumpkins and to pull the fall bins out of the attic.  It's okay that it's 100 degrees outside and I have pumpkins everywhere, right?  Yep, because the calendar finally says so.  I love decorating for fall almost as much as I love decorating for Christmas, maybe even more so because it isn't as enormous of an undertaking, and I can pretty much get it done in a day. One of my very favorite ways to pull fall touches into my home is through tablescapes, so in order to kick off the fall decorating, I just want to share with you this earthy, elegant fall tablescape that I created for our dining room.  While it may look a bit complicated, it was really, REALLY simple!  

I picked up some heirloom, fairytale, and white pumpkins at a local nursery.  I love these types of pumpkins because they're so unique and beautiful, and I love their neutral tones. I also picked up a faux birch wood garland at the nursery in their home decor shop.  To start out, I laid down my burlap table runner, then I arranged my larger pumpkins, putting the middle fairytale pumpkin on a small wooden pedestal to elevate it.  Next I wove the garland around the large pumpkins and filled in with the smaller pumpkins, then I added in some faux eucalyptus, faux cream hydrangeas, and pine cones. I also pulled in my cute little laurel wreaths that I purchased during my recent trip to the Silos.  When it comes to placing your items and filling in, the key is simply to create balance.  To finish it off I added some brass candlesticks and some cream candles for a touch of shine and elegance. 

For my simple place settings, I used a metallic woven charger and placed my cute leaf place mats on top, then I added my grandmother's China.  I always love the beautiful seasonal plates that the stores sell, but anytime I create a tablescape in my dining room I always use my grandmother's China.  It's special to me, and I feel like it's a nice way to honor and remember her.

So there you have it!  Easy peasy!  I hope this inspires you to create some fall beauty in your own home.  It's such a lovely, cozy time of year.  Take advantage of it!


A few sources:

Pumpkins ~ Corneilus Nursery and Houston Garden Center    

Faux birch garland ~ Corneilus Nursery

Burlap table runner ~ Hobby Lobby                                              

Wooden pedestal ~ HomeGoods

Faux eucalyptus ~ Pier 1

Faux hydrangea stems ~ Pier 1

Gold metal pillar candle holders ~ Pier 1

Gold metal taper candle holders ~ Pier 1

Laurel wreaths ~ Magnolia Market

Woven chargers ~ Pier 1

Leaf place mats ~ Pier 1