This foraged fall tablescape in crimson and pink is a creative way to celebrate the changing season. Use my budget-friendly decorating tips to put together your own collected fall table setting.
Hello, friends! I’m happy to be back today sharing my first fall post. With the changing season, I’ve been inspired to play around with some moody colours. I’m not fully ready to let go of summer, so this fall tablescape is a bit transitional with its mixture of deep crimson and soft pink. Perhaps a bit unexpected for autumn, but I’ve never been one to stick to traditional colours.
Foraged Fall Tablescape
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Include Thrifted Table Decor
As usual, decorating my fall table started with a trip to a few of our local thrift shops. Originally, I hoped to find coloured glass goblets, but settled on these vintage Wexford wines glasses instead. Not the exact look I was going for, but still very pretty. With that being said, it’s important to keep an open mind when decorating with thrift store finds, or you’ll end up feeling frustrated. Remember, decorating is meant to be creative and fun!
At one of the shops, I also found a few small glasses I thought would make pretty votive holders, as well as an aged brass candle holder. I’m hoping to find a couple more to complete the look. I also have my eyes on these aged brass ones.
Use What You Have
Fortunately, I already had the vintage style pressed pink tumblers on hand, so I decided to go in that colour direction. I always search my cupboards first before picking up anything new. Pink is a bit unconventional for fall, but it seems to add a bit of freshness to the deeper fall colours. Plus, in nature, you can find various shades of autumn pink all around. It’s fun mixing things up a bit.
You may recognize the chargers, plates, napkins and flatware from some of my previous tablescapes. I recommend investing in table decor staples like these, which can be used over and over again.
The stoneware pitcher is the only new piece I purchased this time around. I couldn’t resist its organic shape and matte blue-black colour. I think it ties in nicely with the abstract artwork I added above the bar cart earlier this year.
So how did I get a totally different look using many of the same table decor pieces? Well, for the most part, plants and flowers!
Decorate with Flowers
Once I had the table set, I headed out to our yard to gather flowers and stems to create an arrangement for my “foraged fall tablescape” in varying shades and textures. As you can see, I found hydrangea, chrysanthemum, verbena, spirea and boxwood. I also tucked in some faux eucalyptus stems for a bit more fullness.
Floral Tip: To keep your arrangement in place, create a grid at the top of your pot or vase using clear tape first, then add your stems one by one.
For the napkins, I tied rosemary sprigs along with more fall mums in crimson and pink using a bit of jute string. Simple and pretty, right?
If you don’t have a garden to forage, low-cost fall stems and herbs can be found at the grocery store this time of year too. A little goes a long way when it comes to dressing up your fall tablescape.
Add a Fall Treat
Of course, no fall table setting is complete without a treat of some sort. Agree? Fall is my favourite time to bake.
My family couldn’t wait to dig into this apple pie. It’s definitely a quintessential fall dessert. Yum!
I highly suggest this ginger apple crumble pie if you’re looking for a gluten-free version.
On that note, I’ll be sharing all kinds of fall recipes in the coming weeks. If you like pumpkin flavour, I recommend checking out one of our favourite fall treats, pumpkin spice cupcakes!
What will you be serving up this fall? Planning any dinner parties or get-togethers of your own? It’s definitely a good time of year to reconnect!
Simple Fall Tablescape Basics
So, what’s the take away? To create your own fall table setting on a budget, forage your home and yard first. Next, hit up some thrift shops. And, finally, only add new decor pieces that speak to you (including fall treats). Most importantly, be flexible and enjoy the creative process!
Wicker Chargers | Cake Stand, White Vase- HomeSense | Stoneware Pitcher- Hudson’s Bay | White Plates | Gold Flatware- Bombay | Pressed Glass Goblets, Votive Holders, Brass Candleholder, Pie Server- Thrift Shops | Linen Napkins- local shop | Striped Pillow | Farmhouse Table | Linen Chairs- Restoration Hardware | White Flower Pot- IKEA | Pink Tumblers- Simmons | Beaded Chandelier | White Bar Cart | Abstract Art
More Fall Table Setting Ideas
Ready to be inspired by each of these beautiful fall tablescapes put together by some of my friends? A big thanks to Nick + Alicia for hosting!
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Have a great week,