Welcome Fall Nature-Inspired Tablescape

Welcome fall into your home with family, friends, food, and a simple and inexpensive nature-inspired tablescape!


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Can you believe that we’re welcoming fall this weekend? As sorry as I am to say goodbye to summer, I am looking forward all of the sights, scents, and flavors that fall will bring. Today I am so excited to join in on the Welcome Fall Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by the lovely and talented Chloe, from Celebrate and Decorate. This week-long blog hop is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for some autumn inspiration for your home. I hope you enjoy my nature-inspired autumn table. Then head on over to the links at the end of this post to see all the different looks created for fall tables!

Setting the Table


You don’t need to spend a lot of money to create a festive fall tablescape. My inspiration came from nature. I began with a cluster of beautiful hydrangeas I had picked from a friend’s yard and had begun drying to use for fall decorating. I love the soft, muted colors and texture of these flowers. They are my absolute favorite! Then I took a trip to a local farm where I picked up a few pumpkins and gourds.



To set this fall table, I began with a lace leaf runner that I had received as a gift several years ago. I added the faded, delicate hydrangeas to one of my mom’s pitchers. Then I set out the pumpkins and gourds.  A couple of candles from Dollar Tree and a few pieces from a fall potpourri completed the centerpiece.

Place Settings


For the place settings for this fall tablescape, I created layers beginning with jute round place mats. These place mats add a natural texture to the table. Layered on top are silver chargers from Dollar Tree. I added a cranberry colored napkin for a pop of color before layering the china. This china belonged to my grandmother. I love having little reminders of my grandparents and my mother sprinkled throughout my home. The white background and beautiful silver maple leaves are elegant, timeless, and perfect for fall.


The Dining Room


I really haven’t done too much fall decorating yet. What I have done, I have kept very simple. What you can’t see in these pictures is that I painted my living room last weekend and will finish putting it back together this weekend. Once that is complete, I will also be giving the dining room a fresh coat of paint and will be adding some updates to this space. For now, on the side table I created a small vignette in front of my DIY Farmhouse Shutter Wall Art.

This table is where I usually set out and serve dessert when we have company.  Perhaps I should bake a batch of perfect pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting this weekend?  They are a favorite of friends and family!

How are you planning to welcome fall into your home?  I would love to hear your thoughts.


Head over to the links to visit all of the creative ideas shared this week!



The Little Yellow Corner Store | A casa di Bianca | Corner of Plaid and Paisley
My Thrift Store Addiction


Bluesky at Home | Debbee’s Buzz | The Painted Apron | Celebrate & Decorate


Living With Thanksgiving | White Arrows Home | Intelligent Domestications
Our Crafty Mom


Follow the Yellow Brick Home|Red Cottage ChroniclesZucchini Sisters Katherine’s Corner My Family Thyme

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  1. Lynne, Using your china that was your grandmothers is special. Also, the pitcher that was your mothers is a lovely reminder of your family. The hydrangeas are so pretty and accented with tiny pumpkins and gourds bring fall to your home. Candlelight and your lace runner add a special ambience. Thinking of pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing is a good thought!
    Happy Fall!

  2. Lynne, you’ve set a lovely fall tablescape, and the mood lighting of your photos is very complementary to it. I am always happy to see vintage items incorporated into design, and you are especially fortunate to have your Grandmother’s china to use. The natural elements on the table are always another pleasing sight for me. Very nicely done. Happy Fall!

  3. This is so serene and lovely Lynne, nothing says here comes fall better than fading hydrangeas, tiger stripe pumpkins, and soft natural colors…the candlelight gives everything a magical glow! Your sidebar is the perfect spot for a special fall dessert! I have only just begun gathering pumpkins, it’s still so hot in the South, but I am hoping to have a stack of pumpkins by my front door soon! This has been such a wonderful hop, so many different styles and incredible tablescapes!

  4. The vase holding your hydrangea is beautiful. I love the touches of Pumpkins and gourds for those Fall feels. Fall evening meals will be so fun in your dining room with the warm and inviting mood you created for Fall. I am sure you will be happy to finish painting but the results will be wonderful.

  5. Your tablescape is charming, Lynne. Nature-inspired decor is one of my favorites! Happy Fall! Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. There is nothing prettier than hydrangeas and pumpkins paired together for fall! Using heirloom pieces and treasures from family members make it all that more special. As always it’s a treat to blog hop with you, Happy Fall!

  7. Hi Lynne, your natured-inspired table is so inviting. I love dried hydrangeas with their faded hues, so perfect in your mother’s pitcher. Your grandmother’s china is so pretty and is ideal for autumn. The addition of pumpkins is the crowning touch for your tablescape. Happy Autumn and it is a pleasure to blog hop with you!

  8. there is something certainly warm and inviting about your neutral, natured-inspired Fall tablescape. With the candles and the various pumpkins on your leaf pattern runner, it glows and welcomes all to a cozy table. Your dinnerware set with the lovely leaf motif is such a delicate reminder that is truly Fall.

  9. You have styled such a classic and beautiful table for fall. I love the simplicity of the china with the delicate leaves dancing around the edges of the plates. The dark cranberry napkins are a lovely contrast to the white china. I am so in love with the hydrangea blooms, I think I like them drying at the end of the season as much as any other time of the year. Thank you for joining us once again and sharing your table styling talents!

  10. Lynne, a soothing neutral fall tablescape perfect for transitioning during a warm September. I especially like the lace leaf runner and vintage dishes from your grandmother that make it unique and heartwarming.

  11. Lovely table! I need to get to the farmer’s market for some pumpkins and gourds to use in my home. They look perfect for fall placed around your pretty pitcher filled with hydrangea. I love your grandmother’s china pattern. It’s one that I’ve never seen. If I were at your house, I would for sure examine the back for the brand and pattern. Good luck with your painting projects. I did our family room last week and am still getting it put back together. Enjoy fall now that it is finally arriving tomorrow!

  12. Lynne, how special to use your grandparents’ China. It looks lovely with your lace runner. The hydrangeas are beautiful and how lucky you have a neighbor to share them. You’ve created a cozy, warm first tablescape of the season.

  13. Lynne, your bouquet of hydrangeas in the ironstone pitcher is so classic and timeless. I love the votives that look like they’re in marble containers. How cool to hear that you found them at Dollar Tree! Your grandmother’s plates with the delicate silver maple leaves are so lovely. The cranberry napkins do add just the right pop of color to your mostly neutral table. I will be trying your pumpkin bar recipe soon! It’s always a pleasure hopping with you. Happy Fall!

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