Fall is a favorite of just about everyone, and it’s almost here! Set your table in autumn style, with these stunning fall table decorating ideas. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite tables for fall.  It’s easy to Design an Autumn-Inspired Table. Whether you are hosting just one, or perhaps a socially distanced dinner for 6, you’re sure to find an idea that will spark your imagination!

 

 

DESIGN AN AUTUMN INSPIRED TABLE

 

 
USE A SURPRISINGLY EASY CENTERPIECE.

 

 

 

Flowers are always gorgeous, but sometimes simple is just as beautiful.  For this fall table, I filled an antique mustard colored bowl with freshly picked apples, and called it done. Bonus : should you or your guests still be hungry after the meal or perhaps be watching calories, an apple can take the place of a slice of autumn pie. {not really, but it’s an option!}

 

 

DESIGN AN AUTUMN INSPIRED TABLE

 

 

DESIGN AN AUTUMN INSPIRED TABLE

Antique Floribel Ironstone Gravy Boat

 

 

MIX AND MATCH ANTIQUE AND CONTEMPORARY GLASSES.

 

Don’t be afraid to mix different types and colors of glassware to set an interesting, layered table.  I used inexpensive champagne flutes with antique hand etched glasses, and antique pearlized glass compotes on top of the plates to serve shrimp nestled in a small bed of lettuce.

 

 

DESIGN AN AUTUMN INSPIRED TABLE

 

Antique glassware for the table

Antique Etched Glasses | Amber Flashed Compotes with Plates | Floribel Antique Dinner Plates

 

 

 COMBINE COLORS OF THE SEASON FOR YOUR PLACE SETTINGS.

 

These antique Floribel ironstone plates are wonderful any time of year. For fall, I picked up on the golden and brown colors.  The linen towels embroidered with wheat add to the wildflower theme of the plates.  Larger than a napkin, we often use hand towels here at FrenchGardenHouse at the table, they cover your lap!

 

 

French English Ironstone

 

Floribel Charger Plates  |  Linen Wheat Towels | Mustard Antique Bowl

 

 

 

ADD PERSONALIZED PLACE CARDS.

 

 

A personalized place card adds a touch of elegance to any table setting.  Write a favorite scripture, a note to your friend, or a quote on the back.  I use our FrenchGardenHouse oversized tags for this.  My guests love to take them home and hang them on the knob of their armoire at home, or in the center of a seasonal wreath. One of my girlfriends has a small collection that she displays tied around her wine bottles on her bar.

 

 

 

DESIGN AN AUTUMN INSPIRED TABLE

 

 

 

set a french country autumn table

European Luxury Linen Royal Crest Embroidered Napkin | Autumn Pheasant Gift Tags

 

 

 

USE THE COLORS YOU LOVE.

 

 

Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you have to use autumn colors.  If you love blue and red, use the pieces you love!   On this table, I layered an antique French linen sheet as the cover with gold rimmed charger plates, and antique flow blue dinner plates.  To top off this small stack, each guests receives a packaged set of our French Country Rooster Gift Tags Set to take home.

 

 

DESIGN AN AUTUMN INSPIRED TABLE

 

DESIGN AN AUTUMN INSPIRED TABLE

 

DESIGN AN AUTUMN INSPIRED TABLE

Linen Napkin Red Royal Crown Monogram| French Country Rooster Gift Tags Set

 

 

 

SKIP THE PAPER NAPKINS.  

 

I know, paper is so easy. But really, when did a paper napkin ever make you feel special after your 8th birthday party when your napkins had dancing pink ponies on them?  Linen napkins, luxury quality, beautiful napkins are an investment. You can wash them.  You don’t even have to iron them, I often don’t.  But each and every time you use them, you will think “wow…these are amazing!” {case closed}

 

set a french country autumn table

 

 

fall table setting with French gold napkins

Large Linen Napkins with Gold Embroidery

 

 

 

 

I hope this inspires you to set a lovely table at home, to enchant your every days, and to enjoy the changing of the season at home.

 

It’s a joy to have a beautiful and creative touch of autumn at home.

 

 

 

 

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