Fall Tablescape

Most people prefer outdoor dining during the summer but I find eating outside in the fall much more comfortable. This is why I was inspired to create another fall tablescape this year.

For my fall table setting last year, I used a lot of cute store-bought pumpkins and decor, which I loved. This year I wanted to mix natural elements with some fun vintage finds. There are so many natural elements to work with in the fall!

However, I did keep mine to a minimum for this table. Pumpkins aren’t really out yet and mums aren’t quite blooming. Once more is available, I’ll add more of that on my front porch.

Fall Centerpiece Ideas

fall centerpiece ideas

For the centerpiece of this fall tablescape, I started with flowers cut from my garden. I lost a lot of my garden due to heat and drought this year but I was happy to be able to salvage my cut flowers.

It’s a mix of Zinnia, Coneflowers, Sedum, and Cosmos. The vase is an upcycled pickle jar. Pickle jars are a great size for small bouquets like this.

Fall Tablecloth

fall tablecloth

The tablecloth I used here is vintage, found at a flea market. It is one of my favorite finds, with its muted floral colors. The photos don’t do it justice. However, it is small and would not fit most standard dining tables. For that reason, I’ll use it as a layering piece. But it does set the tone for more vintage elements.

kitchen cloche small

Using a cloche outside really comes in handy to keep bugs away from your food. This is a cute mini cloche that was found while thrifting. Those can be hard to find (and expensive!), but I did see this one on Etsy for a good price.


You may remember my extra tall candlesticks from last year. They’re amazing and I’m glad to see they are back in stock in more colors this year.

Vintage Elements

autumn tablescape

The cloth napkins I’ve had for a long time. They are such a good fall color and happen to go with the vintage tablecloth perfectly. I love when that happens and my hoarding pays off. The gourds and old books were found recently at an antiques show/flea market I went to. And the amazing brass pitcher was also a thrift find.

outdoor dining ideas for autumn

I love how it all looks with the contrast of my dark blue shed in the background. Painting that old shed was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.


A few caramel-dipped apples and a large pot of black-eyed Susans complete the fall tablescape. This one was pretty simple to pull together but it’s probably my favorite so far. The only thing missing is the fire pit (like I used with my affordable fall table setting). With the intense drought conditions we’ve had I didn’t want to chance it.


While most of what I used is vintage or natural, I have found so many great fall decor items while browsing recently, I’ll share those with you soon. I am very into fall decorating this year, are you?

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