Autumn Tablescapes

Finally, it is officially Autumn, my favorite season of the year, although it isn’t cool enough yet for the sweaters and a fire in the fireplace.  Now, I can get out all the pumpkins and leaves I love, decorate the house and create a tablescape or two.  I love the colors of this season as the oranges and rusts usher in thoughts of pumpkin bread baking in the oven, quiet mornings on the veranda with a hot cup of coffee, drives in the mountains to see the turning leaves in the trees, and curling up with a quilt and a good book.  So, let’s start in the main dining room.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Beginning with the autumn placemats and the copper color chargers, the center has the table runner from Autumn Jubilee 2016.  This year I wanted the warmth of the wood table to show.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

The gold flatware looks wonderful with the warm colors on the table.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I added the harvest gold napkins held with the golden napkin rings with brown beads.  Individual salt and pepper shakers are placed at each setting.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I adore these salad plates, called Asheville Leaves.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

In the center, my largest pumpkin is placed with dried colorful corn on each side with garlands of autumn leaves.  Crackle glass votive holders on each side hold unscented candles.  The center is extended with pine cones and more pumpkins.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I placed the corn so the husks create a ring around the pumpkin.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

At each end of the table, a pumpkin bowl with a golden spoon sits on potholders I made a few years ago.  These will hold salad dressing.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Wine glasses complete the settings.  Warm gold with autumn copper looks like fall.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Sorry the pictures are a bit dark, it was raining the day I set the table.  You can see last year’s tablescape using some of the same elements HERE and another one HERE.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I was having so much fun, I didn’t stop there. Over in the den, the pub table where we eat most of our meals needed a fall look too.  Autumn leaf placemats with matching napkins held with pumpkin rings are the base, with brown chargers and white stoneware plates topped off with pumpkin bowls.  Coffee cups and drink glasses complete the settings with my everyday flatware.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

In my new-to-me red ceramic basket, I arranged silk flowers in autumn colors.  Large pillar candles have autumn rings, and small ceramic pumpkins complete the centerpiece on each side.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

We have already enjoyed a couple of meals here.

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Doesn’t it look like Autumn has arrived? Are you ready for cooler days?

Autumn Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

23 thoughts on “Autumn Tablescapes

  1. lv2bquilting2

    Good morning Carole…I think this table setting is definitely one of my favorites, of all the ones I’ve seen. That salad plate is definitely a standout and so is the hot pad. When I taught ceramics, Halloween was definitely my 2nd. favorite, right behind Christmas. I still have a lot of finished pieces from those 2 holidays, although I’ve given most things to my family.

  2. This is really lovely!! One of the things I miss most about our transition to fulltime RVing is the opportunity to set a full, seasonal table, with all the fun accouterments! I’ll remember to check out your blog when I’m feeling a little blue over it — yours are so pretty! 🙂


    Good Morning Carole……Luv your fall tablescape…..Fall is also my favorite time of year with all the changing colors and crisp feel to the air, what could better……Is there a pattern or tut for the table runner from 2016 you show??? I like it & am in the mood to sew some new fall projects…..Thanks , Dot M.🍂🌻🍁

  4. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, When you post about your table settings, I always spend quite a bit of time going back over the photos to look closely at everything you do set out. I would never be able to choose a favorite. Each and every one is completely different and just say “Welcome” and also that your guests are special in that you go that extra mile. The lovely leaf plates really caught my attention. Each time I was going through a photo to look at something, I kept stopping at these. I may have to start watching and see what I can find in thrift stores and garage sales. Where did you get yours? I also was admiring the Napkin Rings, besides matching the silverware and the whole autumn theme, I thought they were beautiful. On your pub table, I especially love the pumpkin bowls plus, the pretty basket of flowers. I know, I could go on and on. But I have already written a book. LOL. As always, and honestly, I do enjoy your table settings. Thank you for sharing them with us and have a fantastic day!

  5. Wow! Carole your tables are beautiful but I have a question. Where do you store all the different things when not in use. You have so much for each season. I don’t usually have big dinners any more. My kids are all over now and we hardly are together at one time.
    I really enjoy your blog.
    You also find such cute things thrifting . I look around here but it’s mostly junk.
    Just keep posting we so enjoy your blog.

  6. This is such a lovely way to use the beautiful colours of Autumn. Lovely decorations and settings.
    It occurred to me when reading this that you must have a large storage area and a good storage system to keep all these decorating items.

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