Vintage Chic Casual Dining, Fall Tablescapes

September 27, 2012 by 47 Comments

Fall Tablescapes are so much fun to create because there are so many natural elements available.  I am calling this tablescape, Vintage Chic Casual Dining.

Does the vintage galvanized pail filled with a variety of mini pumpkins look familiar to you?  I mentioned these a few weeks ago when I had a fabulous time searching through Thrifty Finds and Inspiration – Granbury.  The versatility of these pails totally excites me.  And the log was another special find, I have a little tutorial with a video to learn how to DIY this simple candleholder.

Similar to my Fall Mantel Decorating, I stacked three pumpkins to offer a little height to the end of the table.  So simple, although I did have to cut another pumpkin stem.  One stem was already broken.

Last Fall, when I shared my Chic & Rustic Autumn Mantel, I explained my simple steps to turning an old vase into a textured vase using jute.  Jute is classic and forever in style.  This vase will be a staple for years to come.

My candlestick holder, pumpkin in the picture above was a fun fifty cent find at a thrift store the other day.   I love the burn orange color and again the texture.  I store my jute in a mason jar.  I love when an item that usually needs to be stored away can be used as a decor element.

The glass beaded, candlewick style cake stand was an awesome TJMaxx find last year.  I use it all the time.  LOVE.   And the complimenting salad plates was another fabulous find.  My mother-in-law and I hit one of Dillard’s, additional 40% off an already 75% reduced.

True story:  I almost walked away from these plates that I use all the time.  They were about a dollar each and my sweet mother-in-law knew I was too focused on naptime and would totally regret not taking the time to make the purchase.  She bought every last one in the store for me…and then called around and bought a few more from a nearby store.  Too sweet.  And she was absolutely right, I’ve always loved candlewick crystal and this mixes perfectly with the pieces I already have, and the pieces I hope to have someday.

I showed you a tutorial on making my set of numbered glassware a few weeks ago.  I love that this is a totally fun trend and that it’s very functional.  I have up to six of them at this point, but I may have to take another five minutes and make a few more.  And to complete the mix of vintage and chic, I added a mini – tiger pumpkin to each place setting.  Later I will go back through and incorporate one of the following place card ideas for Fall Tablescapes.

A white pumpkin with a decorative leaf with your guest’s name attached to the stem with wire is a cute idea for a plate card when creating Fall Tablescapes.

Twig and Thistle

Or even more simple, grab a package of super cute thumb tacks and attach place cards to the pumpkins on guest’s plates.

Infarrantly Creative

I love creating tablescapes…here’s a link to see more of my tablescapes.

Comments

47 Responses to “Vintage Chic Casual Dining, Fall Tablescapes”
  1. Love your soft pumpkin colors. Looks like a watercolor tablescape.

  2. I love all the elements and textures you used for a very eye pleasing tablescape.
    Mary Alice

  3. Lucy says:

    This is a very beautiful setting. One of the prettiest at the link up!
    What a great mother-in-law you have.

  4. Scott says:

    I like these ideas. If I have to decorate a table any time around Autumn I’ll be sure to use them. Thanks.

  5. Your tablescape is beautiful, I love it! I actually included it in a Thanksgiving Tablescape roundup I recently posted, http://upcycledtreasures.com/2013/11/50-nature-inspired-thanksgiving-tablescapes/ :)

    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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