Crisp air, falling leaves, oranges, yellows and reds all mean Fall to me. Add in fires, countryside picnics and lots of outdoor activities and you have a perfect season for enjoying family outdoors and in. Taking the leap from Summer to Fall calls for a respite from Summer colors before jumping into the hues of Autumn. I decided to try my hand at a neutral tablescape with just a hint of Fall to help usher in the season.

This setting includes a plate stack of neutral colors and matte finishes. The base is the wooden stick placemats that bring the woods inside. Atop the placemat rests a cream porcelain charger. A Heath dinner plate in a brown-based color holds a grey/brown salad/dessert plate set off-center on the larger plate. Dried grass sprays with a dried orange slice and a place card in casual brown paper are wrapped with thin dark-brown rafia and a sheer white ribbon. Just a hint of Fall resting on top of the plate stack brings thoughts of cooler weather.

A beautiful linen napkin embroidered in a cut flower pattern with a scalloped edge rests on the side of the plate. More neutral and earth tones contribute to the calm of the setting.

Crystal water and wine glasses in a simple cut glass pattern add sparkle to the setting without detracting from the neutral tones.

Flatware with black, curved handles keep the setting grounded.

A wooden candle holder is embellished with white candles and dried hydrangea in dusky pink tones. A little bit of color but still in neutral tones.

The tablecloth is a cream throw with fringe from Pottery Barn. The woven throw adds a rustic look to the table and makes me think of cool nights wrapped up in a warm throw while watching a fire. I love all the neutral tones and the texture in this tablescape. It makes me think of Fall without quite being there.

This picture in a magazine was the inspiration.

My interpretation of the magazine picture. Looking forward to Fall.


20 thoughts on “Summer to Fall Transitional Tablescape

  1. Beautiful! You did a great job capturing the vibe in the magazine – perfect for upcoming fall!

  2. Restful & cozy with a ‘mushroom-colored’ palate. I have a few of those elements but unfortunately I don’t have dishes in those tones which captures the feeling.

    1. Thanks, Robin. I had these dishes tucked away from a few years ago. It’s not my usual color palate but it was fun to try something new. Have a great week and thanks for sharing.

  3. Your interpretation was perfect, love the colors!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 126. Pinned.

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