My Fall Tablescape

When the “tablescape” link-ups happen during the holidays, I’m usually busy painting molding, or tiling a floor….

There usually isn’t time to “doll up” the table.


Fall is my favorite time of year to decorate,

but last year we were so busy making some head-way with the renovations, I didn’t even decorate for fall.

Not to mention, we have a LOT of family where I live and this little table wouldn’t even come close to holding them all,

so we usually have holiday meals at my parent’s or grandma’s.

But this year, my house is finished (for the most part),

….. and so I figured I would try my first tablescape.

Even if it’s just my family that eats at it once.

Or maybe it would be a good reason to have some friends over.

Never mind the fact that my husband and seven year old thought I had entirely too much stuff on the table,

 …..and maybe I do, but it was fun to pull together anyways.

I don’t have matching dishes or silver.

My kids do the dishes and they brake about two a week….literally. I only buy white dishes from thrift stores and yard sales. That way I don’t have to get upset.

With five little kids, I don’t think I’ll be keeping the table like this until Thanksgiving,

 …but now it will be easy to recreate when the time comes.


Candle holders: yard sale

Pinecone candle holders: Fred Meyer

Feathers: my friend Mo (thanks Mo), and the local taxidermist (Tri-Cities Taxidermy)

Be Thankful coasters: Micheal’s Craft Store

Leaves and pumpkins: Dollar Store

Cream table runner: IKEA

Fall table runner: Kmart (a decade ago)

Everything else has been in the “fall” box for years.

 You can see my other fall posts about Fall Place Cards and my Fall Chandelier .




  1. Fall is my favorite time of the year, this year is no exception, and with these elegant dining table ideas, you will have a great fall dinner.

  2. very pretty. my favorite part – the feathers! I really need to get me some of those! I usually don’t do a tablescape either at least not unitl Thanksgiving Day. Too much chaos in my world.

  3. Wow, Katie! I’d sit at that gorgeus table every chance I got ~ however, I’m sure you don’t ever sit!! 🙂 Beautiful job!!

  4. Gorgeous Katie– so what time should me and the gang be over?! I will bring dessert! 😉

  5. Very cute table ~ I love how you put it all together and without spending a lot. Table settings are fun to put together and I can tell you had fun with yours. Thanks for sharing!

  6. That’s a great looking table! I don’t think there’s too much stuff at all.

  7. Wow, your tablescape is amazing! So much fun to look at. I’m drawn to it and all the interest you’ve added. The place cards are pure genius. Too bad you can’t leave it up as a work of art all the way til Thanksgiving! I love it!

  8. Your pictures are so vibrant and beautiful. I enjoyed your fall light fixture post very much too.

  9. Tell the kids the Pilgrims are coming and they need all that stuff on the table.


  10. Nice work! I’m liking the “feather” crafting.

  11. Karen Howard says:

    I love your placecards for Fall. Simple & Easy . Very Nice. Thanks for shareing .

  12. I love ll the choices for fall decor as well. Love your feathers!

  13. That’s a very pretty tablescape, Katie! My favorites are the placecards, but the candle holders and the feathers look phenomenal!

  14. Beautiful! I love your mix of textures. I wouldn’t have thought about using feathers.

  15. It looks amazing! Very cute and well put together! Nice job on that! Love fall…fall weather, fall nights, fall decor, fall fashion, fall colors. I don’t know about you, but I know I’m ready for it!


  16. This looks so fantastic. I absolutely love how you’ve set out the table!

  17. I love the pinecones, the feathers, and the leaves. OH MY GOODNESS. BEAUTIFUL. PINNING!!

  18. Love this! Let the festivities begin! Im so Totally diggin your paisley blinds did you make them?

    • Thanks Deidre! When we moved in, those pull-shade were there. They were the original ones the house came with in the 50’s. I recovered them with fabric and spray adhesive. They don’t work as well now, but at least they’re cute! lol

      Thanks for stopping by.

  19. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Its completely lovely Katie! So glad you have a little breathing space to enjoy sharing this. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  20. Your artfully set a beautiful table, Katie! Isn’t it nice to be able to do something so beautifully without spending extra dollars. Nature has provided some beautiful textures, and your place cards adorable! The decorated chandy completes your beautiful room! I always appreciate the lovely inspiration and creativity you share at Potpourri Friday!

  21. Love the chandelier! Beautiful…and my husband thinks I put too much on the table too 😉

  22. A gorgeous tablescape. I love the feathers! I’d like to invite you to share it at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at Hope you can join in on the fun!

  23. Yup, sounds like you need to have some friends over! You did such a nice job on your first tablescape. And I really love what you did with your chandelier. Great job!

  24. So pretty. I feel the same way about decorating it though. It wouldn’t last very long in our house. I plan on doing something though. Subscribed to emails from your blog! Check out my blog if you get a chance!

    Sarah @ Our Family of Three

  25. What a lovely tablescape! So festive! Thanks for linking up with me. I’m featuring you this week!

  26. Gorgeous tablescape!!! Xo, Aimee


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