Welcome to the Blog today, Friends. There are a plethora of ideas gathered together in today’s Blog to spur on your creative thoughts for decorating your tables for Fall. It’s been such a long, hot Summer I think we’re all ready for the crisp, cool air of Fall.

Today, I’m joining some super talented ladies to Welcome Fall with an abundance of ideas for Autumn table settings. Rita from Panoply has done an outstanding job bringing us together for a celebration of the coming of Fall. If you’re coming from Blue Sky at Home, welcome, isn’t Carol’s neutral table setting lovely?

If you’re looking for some new ideas to decorate your own table…look no further…join us as we Welcome Fall! You’ll find links to all the Blogs on the Hop at the end of this post.

Moments…are connected to other moments… and suddenly we look and all those strung together moments have made a life. The Fall equinox presents a balance between completion of Summer tasks and the abundance of the harvest season. The gifts of the season are balanced with the hard work it took to obtain them. Fall is a celebration of all that hard work and sharing a meal with Friends and Family is a great way to celebrate.

A recent trip to Ireland was brought to mind when I discovered this Noritake china at an estate sale. You can see that post here: https://thriftingwonderland.com/2023/08/25/shopping-an-estate-sale/

The china, from Noritake’s Ireland series, shows scenes from the Irish countryside. Above you have Mallard ducks inhabiting a lake. The male is making a graceful landing to join his mate. The colors in the painting are soft and remind me of watercolor paintings showcasing wild fowl. The image in the center of the plate is bordered by a rich, forest green in a formal pattern that circles the outer rim of the plate. The salad/dessert plate rests on a dinner plate from the same series.

The dinner plate has a similar border but the image in the center is of pheasants in a woodland scene. I love the muted tones and soft look of the images. These plates were the inspiration for my Welcome Fall table setting.

Next, I chose table linens to reflect the colors in the china. A forest green, solid cloth becomes the base and a linen table runner with thin lines of muted tones running end to end draws in all the colors in the woodland scenes depicted on the china. Some of them even look like pheasant tracks. LOL.

The centerpiece is set in a wooden bowl that is filled with the bounties of the Fall garden. Dark green magnolia leaves tie in the plates and tablecloth. Deep purple, green and white flowers add color while lemon verbena adds a beautiful scent to the air. Cutting back some oak leaf hydrangea bushes a few days ago provided a happy surprise in the empty bird’s nest incorporated in the centerpiece design. Every moment spent in the garden is special and to be savored.

The plate stack begins with a leather charger with two lines of stitching to give it a bit of detail. Then the dinner and salad/dessert plates complete the picture. Silver plated flatware adds a touch of elegance to the table. The fluted pattern is embellished with etching that resembles the wing of a bird…maybe a duck?

Napkin rings in woven metal, like a bird’s nest, encircle simple, heavy cotton, cream-colored napkins and are embellished by grasses and magnolia leaves tied with ribbon and raffia. A place holder card is added to the mix.

Formal cut glass crystal in two different but similar patterns are added to the table. The wine glass is “Lady Anne” by Gorham and the water glass is “Rockford” by Noritake.

The table setting creates an “Olde World” feel. You expect the family to troop in from their outdoor pursuits and, after changing, of course, settle at the table for an elegant but casual country meal. You get a better look at the napkins in this picture and see how the grasses tie into the image on the plates.

Surrounding the table are images of Fall. Wooden ducks and swans are found next to a silhouette of a deer on wooden planks. A pottery pitcher is filled with flowers and magnolia bringing the garden indoors. The flowers are beside a ceramic pumpkin in a dark orange color. “Fall is in the Air”

The background enhances the table setting and pulls the look together.

Here’s an overhead view of the table. All the elements work together to create a Fall tablescape that welcomes guests to celebrate this special season. Definitely a moment to be savored.

Now, fill a cup with your favorite hot beverage and take a few moments to visit the other Bloggers at their sites listed below. I really enjoyed having you visit today and hope to hear from you in the comments below. Have a wonderful week.

Panoply – Welcome Fall: Mottahedeh Chelsea Bird Tablescape

Hyacinths for the Soul – Welcome Fall, A Tablescape on the Terrace

Everyday Living – Autumn is My Favorite Color

Home Is Where the Boat Is – Sunflowers and Pumpkins

Life and Linda – A Fall Wine Dinner

The Bookish Dilettante – Falling Leaves Tablescape

The Little Yellow Corner Store – A Gathering of Mushroom Joy

Me and My Captain – Goodbye Summer Hello Fall

Red Cottage Chronicles – Autumn Brunch Table Setting

Bluesky at Home – How to Set a Soft and Neutral Table for Fall

Thrifting Wonderland – Savor the Moment…Fall Tablescape

Dinner at Eight – Setting the Table for Early Autumn

My Thrift Store Addiction – Bountiful and Budget-Friendly Autumn Tablescape

The cat’s whiskerz – Welcoming fall with a spicy tablescape

My Hubbard Home – Welcome Fall with a Harvest Blessings Table Setting

Belle Bleu Interiors – Anticipating Autumn’s Arrival

Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Fall is Time for Football

The Painted Apron – Celebrating Fall


40 thoughts on “Savor the Moment…Fall Tablescape

  1. Beautiful! I love the forest green and rich browns! Your centerpiece is so creative and the magnolia leaves tie the green and brown together perfectly. The china is so pretty and I had to smile when you said the lines on the table runner were the tracks made by the ducks and pheasants 🙂 The cut crystal stemware and rich brown leather chargers are really elegant. I like the way you did the napkins too. Lovely! Happy Fall!

  2. Very pretty table. I love the stitched runner because it pulls everything together on your table…the ducks did an excellent job! That centerpiece with the little bird’s nest is so sweet 😀
    I also like the teal color in the plates. I think that shade of teal is perfect for fall as are the pheasants and ducks. The placemats bring out the images on your plates, don’t they! I love all things crystal, so of course I love your stemware.
    Beautiful table! Happy Fall!

    1. Thanks, Ricki. The runner was a happy Thrift Store find along with most of the table setting. I fell in love with the plates. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Have a great week and Happy Fall!

  3. You have set such a gorgeous table to welcome the fall season. The rich browns and greens create such an elegant setting. Your centerpiece is beautiful. Wishing you a happy fall!

  4. I love the Olde World look of your beautiful table. Bold greens and warm browns definitely give a fall vibe. The Noritake china is charming and mallards and pheasants are perfect for autumn. The stemware is stunning. Ireland is a gorgeous country and we hope to visit again. Your table has a lovely Ralph Lauren look. Wishing you a wonderful fall season!

  5. Lynne, what a lovely and warm tablescape you have set to welcome fall with! The Noritake china is gorgeous and what a great estate find. The centerpiece is beautiful with the magnolia leaves and the bird nest is delightful. I love the dark green of the linens and the masculine feel of the leather placemats. The cut glass stemware adds an elegant note to the table. I love the movement of the table runner. Its all beautiful. I hope you have a fabulous fall season!

  6. I’m smitten with your lovely runner! It is so unusual and eye catching! The Noritake is gorgeous. What a great find! It will serve you well fall and winter. I see lots of possibilities. Happy Fall!

  7. Perfectly set Fall table brings me memories of the Midwest and the different hunting seasons. I never participated but there were many hunters looking for quail, pheasants, ducks etc. Your table is lovely and I am glad no one is hunting the fowl on your table. They are sweet. Your colors are warm and inviting. Have a great and happy Fall.

    1. Thanks, Kari. You’re correct…no hunting at this table. LOL Fall is always a great season for table setting inspiration. thanks for stopping by and sharing. Have a great week.

  8. Beautiful Lynne! I love the rich combination of the greens and brown on your Noritake plates and table. I had to chuckle at your comment on the stitching on the runner resembling pheasant tracks. 😊 Love the wood bowl as your centerpiece with the glossy green magnolia leaves and addition of the bird’s nest. I love the contrast of the handsome leather placemats with the sparkling crystal and silver flatware. As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Wishing a wonderful autumn season! 🍂🍁

  9. There is something to be said about the striking combination of forest green and burgundy put together. I most definitely get the “old world countryside” theme in your gorgeous table. The Noritake collection is a very elegant collection and you combined them with natural elements, including the smallest details, to a grand perfection. Your centerpiece on the “bird foot print” runner is a charming detail with a huge impact, especially with the addition of the birth’s nests. And the masculine looking leather placemats are stunning and gives a classic, almost “hunting” feel to the table. Perfect for Fall and a table suited for royalty. Have a spectacular Fall.

    1. Thanks so much, Marsha. I’m sitting outside having coffee and looking at the trees whose leaves are beginning to change color. Fall is coming and such a respite after the heat of Summer. Have a wonderful Fall.

  10. Your table is thoroughly evocative of autumn, with nature’s elements in darker, moodier colors! I like the combination of the forest green cloth and dishes with the leather chargers in cognac. I love the juxtaposition of these with the delicate lines of the silverplate flatware and cut glassware. I’m smitten by the way you embellished the napkin rings by echoing the lovely centerpiece. A table I would linger at for a long time, savoring each elements and the whole. I enjoyed hopping with you again!

  11. Such a beautifully tailored fall tablescape. Love, love, love the plates. Also love the linen (as usual, lol)

    1. Thanks, Robin. It’s always a pleasure to set a Fall table. The leaves in my yard are starting to turn and finally some cooler temperatures in the mornings. thanks for sharing and have a great week.

  12. Lynne, when I saw your post on this Noritake china, I wondered if you would hold it for Thanksgiving or even St Patrick’s Day, but I would have been as excited as you and likely used it as you have for this welcome fall tablescape. Oh gosh, it is just gorgeous! It reminds me of something Ralph Lauren would have created, so very handsome. Your choice of textiles and florals foraged are just perfect. That fly stitch absolutely mimics birds in flight. The napkin rings and flourish on each, the entire room – you are SO ready for fall! I have yet to change out other decor, but you’ve certainly inspired me. Thank you for bringing your very talented hunting skills for vintage tableware to this tablescape blog hop in a most creative way. Happy September!

    1. Thanks, Rita. I couldn’t resist using this china for a Fall tablescape. Finding the Noritake so close to the hop seemed like it was meant to be. LOL Thanks so much for putting the hop together. It’s always a pleasure. Have a wonderful Fall.

  13. Lynne the table runner, along with the plates and flowers is the perfect transition into autumn table. Your choice of deep green and brown in the tablecloth and leather chargers along with the vintage china give it an old-fashion vibe. And I cannot say enough about the runner, what a fabulous find!
    Happy fall

    1. Thanks, Rachelle. It has been a good month for thrifting and estate sales. I love being able to use what I find in all aspects of home decor. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Have a great Fall.

  14. Lynne , your table is lovely with the green and brown. Love the bird’s nest. Using what you have is always smart and makes perfect sense. We just need to look around our homes and start putting things together. You always find such wonderful decor items when thrifting. I never have any luck. The Noritake china is gorgeous against the leather chargers. The napkins look so pretty wrapped with grasses and magnolia leaves. The crystal glassware is so beautiful. A pleasure hopping along with you. Happy September.

  15. What a warm and inviting table for autumn. I love your attention to detail, and the way you have presented the flatware. The leather charger plates are the perfect backdrop for the stunning plates. I am very much an anglophile and this reminds me of the countryside in Ireland or England!

    1. Thanks, Maureen. The plates reminded me immediately of England and Ireland and I loved the deep colors. It was a fun table setting to put together. thanks for stopping by and sharing. Have a great week.

    1. Thanks for visiting from Senior Pit Stop. It’s a great place to find ideas. I loved using the plates in this table setting. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. Have a great week.

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