Golden Autumn Alfresco Tablescape with Pumpkins

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Fall is my favorite season with its quintessential pumpkins and foliage, sweater weather with warm plaid layers, and cozy meals with the flavors of fall on the menu!


In celebration, I’m at the table with golden pumpkins as part of an Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop. You can find more fall inspiration and autumn tables from this talented group of bloggers at the end of this post.

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September is slipping away with October on the horizon, but it still feel like summer in North Carolina. I’m anxiously waiting for the leaves to put on their autumnal show around the end of October, peaking in November.

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While we’re still waiting for some crisp fall air, the waning humidity makes for more comfortable alfresco dining.

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 I set this fall table to reflect our September weather, when Autumn’s light is softer and colors are beginning to take on a warmer burnished hues with a golden glow from the sun, lower in the horizon.

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 A fringed plaid throw, in shades of wheat and white, provides a soft and warm foundation for the table, layered over a matelassé coverlet for a tablecloth.

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Napkins are layered, a fringed herringbone pattern, paired with a woven gold metallic check.

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A white cake plate provides a pedestal to elevate a golden leaf pumpkin and pillar holder for a simple centerpiece for the table.

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Cameo Gold Flatware by Mikasa brings some additional golden accents to the table.

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Golden Autumn Tablescape | © #fall #alfresco #tablescape #lake #autumn

Amber goblets with graceful shape and hour glass stems provide some welcome harvest gold for an autumn table.

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And a pair of golden pumpkins in the form of amber luster leaf votive holders join the table.

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“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”― Jim Bishop

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Thank you Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop.

Click on the links below to visit the talented bloggers for more autumn table inspiration!

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Everyday Living | My Kentucky Living Blog | Starfish Cottage | Up To Date Interiors | Twelve on Main 

Life and Linda | CoziNest | Ramblings of a Southern Girl | The Little Yellow Corner Store Celebrate & Decorate | Casa Watkins Living

Home is Where the Boat Is |  Belle Bleu Interiors | Dining Delight Rustic & Refined | Sweet Sensations

PANOPLY | The Painted Apron Exquisitely Unremarkable | Flourish & Knot | Little Bits of Home

Bluesky Kitchen  | Farmhouse 40 | Designthusiasm Red Cottage Chronicles | OMG Lifestyle Blog | Knock It Off Kim 

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Table Details:

Pumpkin Candleholder / HomeGoods

Wool plaid throw / Ralph Lauren, HomeGoods, several years ago, used here

 Ciroa Gold Luxe Pumpkin Plates / HomeGoods

White Chargers / Deartis, HomeGoods, several years ago

Flatware / Mikasa Cameo Gold

Amber Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Napkins / HomeGoods & Pier 1 Napkin Rings / Fitz and Floyd

Amber luster leaf pumpkin votive holders / Pier 1

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For more inspiration for autumn dining, you can find a harvest of fall tables and inspiration HERE, with warm plaid layers, DIYs for pumpkin vases and fall centerpieces!

Celebrate fall at the table with a harvest of inspiration for alfresco or indoor dining. You’ll find ideas and seasonal tips for pumpkin vase centerpieces, easy flower arranging methods, floral garland and more. © #fall #autumn #tablescapes #harvest #alfresco #pumpkinvase #lake #plaid

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  74 comments for “Golden Autumn Alfresco Tablescape with Pumpkins

  1. Tracy Hannabery
    September 28, 2016 at 6:09 am

    What a breathtaking view!

  2. Bren
    September 28, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Perfect quote for your golden sun-set table! Love the soft glow!

  3. Sue
    September 28, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Love the gold pumpkin dishes. I am going to our Home Goods and look for them!! Beautiful table. It has finally cooled off here in Kentucky. High today around 70 degrees. Beautiful!!!

  4. Sherlie Magaret
    September 28, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Gorgeous table setting, love the gold pumpkin printed dishes.

  5. Linda L
    September 28, 2016 at 7:09 am

    That’s an elegant fall tablescape. Usually you don’t think of muted colors for fall, but it works and it’s a refreshing change.

  6. September 28, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Mary, I have been eagerly awaiting your Tablescape and it was worth the wait. The view is beautiful and is the perfect backdrop for this perfect table. The plates I am swooning over with the gold detailing and the gold-leaf pumpkin centerpiece sets such an elegant mood along with the golden stemware! You never disappoint with your tablesettings, I love to savor every detail! Pam @ Everyday Living

  7. Ellen Stillabower
    September 28, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Gorgeous!!! The metallics are all the rage this year..I was in Pier 1 yesterday and metallics are in everything…they make everything shine…I visited several of the other blogs in your Blog Hop..will try more today.. Have a great week!! ❤️❤️❤️

  8. September 28, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Oh, my goodness! I wouldn’t want the meal to end! Gorgeous table setting and beautiful views.

  9. September 28, 2016 at 8:05 am

    An Autumn table of sheer beauty and perfection!…I love the beautiful shades of gold complimented by that oh so pretty throw. The use of the metallics on the table from that wonderful gold leaf pumpkin to the gorgeous flatware! I love that flatware!….I have made a note of the name of it and off to find it!…You always make my day when you take us along in that beautiful setting by the lake. Happy Fall Mary!

  10. Michelle
    September 28, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Love your table setting! You have the talent to put it all together.

  11. September 28, 2016 at 8:10 am

    In my mind, this tablescape setting conjures up Sting’s song, “Fields of Gold”. Really beautifully coordinated, Mary. From the plate stack set askew (love that!) to the centerpiece, and everything in between, you always come up with unique presentations. “…in the days still left we’ll walk in fields of gold…..”

  12. September 28, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Your softer side of Fall tablescape is so soothing, Mary. The throw adds the perfect coziness and the simple centerpiece is perfect with those gorgeous dishes and goblets. I may have to make a trip to Pier 1 to look for those darling tea light holders. Thanks for always sharing your sources with us. I know you’re enjoying Autumn by your lake!

  13. Belle Bleu Interiors
    September 28, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Mary, what a beautiful and elegant Fall Tablescape! I look forward each week to your beautiful tablescapes, and I was so excited to see that you were a part of our Fall Tablescape Blog Hop! The color palette that you chose of creams and golds is simply not only pretty but elegant. I love how you used the fringe throw as a table topper, and the gold pumpkin centerpiece adds the perfect finishing touch! Happy Fall, and I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

  14. September 28, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Mary, your table is just gorgeous! It is so interesting how we both interpreted gold. The gold leaf pumpkin is a perfect centerpiece to coordinate with those gorgeous gold and white dishes! Your dishes are a perfect expression of Fall! I was just discussing the light this Fall and how it is a kinder light than that of Summer! Thank you so very much for being a part of this tablescape blog hop!

  15. Donna
    September 28, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I could dine on crackers and cheese at this table, the food is not important with such a splendid table. The metallics/white/amber makes this tablescape. I am so glad today started with you. I even called my husband over to my laptop to take a look. You have such a talent for this, with or without the lake view. I just may have to get out the china, good flatware, cloth napkins as a surprise tonight. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Leslie
    September 28, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Beautiful table setting. Love the plates. Soft, muted colors that bring Fall to your table.

  17. September 28, 2016 at 8:41 am

    What a perfect table for late September Mary, the gold trimmed pumpkin plates and accessories are just stunning! The soft plaid throw on the table top keeps the elegant dishes and flatware from being too serious in this glorious lakeside setting…Mother Nature certainly cooperated with your setting, bathing your table in perfect golden fall light…gorgeous!

  18. September 28, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Beautiful! I love the plaid throw which gives such a inviting country feel mixed with the shiny formal feel of your dinnerware and pumpkin centerpiece. What a lovely setting to have such a gorgeous table. Your tablescapes always amaze me and I look forward and enjoy them immensely. I also enjoy your settings in the pot shed as well. This tablescape is certainly a fall beauty.

  19. September 28, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Mary, Thank you for a beautiful setting. I love that buffalo check throw as a overlay on the table. What a gorgeous setting for you table looking out at the water. And that gold leaf centerpiece is amazing. Would you share where the plaid throw comes from? Love the simplicity of your table, but it has huge impact. Happy to be introduced to you. Please share at Your Inspired Designs on Thursday.

  20. September 28, 2016 at 9:22 am

    I definitely agree with Jim Bishop, and your table just proves it! Those dishes and that stunning centerpiece have me drooling. You did a amazing job with this table and the setting couldn’t be more perfect Mary. Love it!

  21. Debbie Wilson
    September 28, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Love love your tablescape. It captures the fall lighting and makes one feel relaxed and ready for fall season. Love your blogs!!!

  22. Ellen
    September 28, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Golden Autumn in all of its glory is on your breathtaking tablescape! The gold leaf pumpkin centerpiece is the most beautiful work of art and the pumpkin plates are the perfect match. I would sit at this table forever and ever! Your presentations are always such a delight. The excellent photography tells a fairytale story all by itself. Thank-you for this gorgeous post, the best way to start my day!

  23. Kim
    September 28, 2016 at 10:03 am

    What a spectacular table overlooking a spectacular view. What a way to welcome fall! :)

  24. Ginger
    September 28, 2016 at 10:43 am

    This tablescape and view are amazing! I love everything about it, especially the gold-leaf pumpkin and the those pumpkin plates!

  25. September 28, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Mary, you cannot beat that gorgeous backdrop to showcase your lovely Autumn table. Those plates are so lovely and you have them perfectly paired with the golden goblets. The pumpkin centerpiece is quite unique and it really compliments your table. I could sit there for hours and take in the beauty and feel so special to be a guest at your table.

  26. Joy B
    September 28, 2016 at 10:43 am

    What a beautiful table! I love the soft tans and golds – but the best part to me is the centerpiece. That leaf covered pumpkin candle-cover is stunning. Thanks for sharing this. (I see a trip to Home Good in my future! It’s a 2 hour drive but it’s about time to do it.)

  27. Sandra Barnhart
    September 28, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Your tablescapes are always so beautiful! Can hardly wait each day to see what new ideas you have to share. Thanks for the ideas.

  28. September 28, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Soft and warm are the perfect words to describe this table. Then there is that lovely view of the lake that is just breathtaking. I love that you used a plain throw as an overlay, it is one of my favorite patterns and I can’t get enough.

  29. September 28, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Golden beauty! This is a lovely table, Mary. It reminds me of the beautiful dishes you sent my way. ;-)

  30. September 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Exquisite! Your table is really gorgeous and inspirational!

  31. September 28, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I love all of your tablescapes, but this one is one of my favorites. I love the neutrals, gold and white! :) I love the simple centerpiece. The plates are fantastic, too! What a pretty setting!

  32. September 28, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    As per your mission, you’ve totally captured the beauty and soft glow of September’s close with this gorgeous golden tablescape! I love so many things about it from the fringed plaid “tablecloth” to the leaf shapes on the pumpkin shaped centerpiece to those fantastic white/gold plates. I would love to sit and dine at this beautiful table overlooking that stunning view.

  33. September 28, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Your tablescape is just gorgeous! I love the buffalo check tablecloth, your crystal, and those great plates. The setting makes your table just over the top! Dining waterside is so relaxing.

  34. Paula
    September 28, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Beautifully done indeed ! I could sit there for a very long time :)


  35. September 28, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Mary, I just love the gilded glow of your lovely tablescape. So many wonderful details add up to an elegant place to have a relaxed meal, but I’m particularly crushing on those gorgeous plates. And the photo over the water is absolutely breathtaking!! Lovely post… :-)

  36. September 28, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful!! Love everything about the table and the gorgeous view! Love everything you do!

  37. Cyndi Raines
    September 28, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    AWESOME! I agree with everything everyone has said above! :)

  38. September 29, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Gracious! I just love it all… beautiful! …especially the pretty plates and pumpkin candleholder! So sorry for not having the correct link to your blog… I copied it from what we were emailed this weekend, and update them daily as the blog hop progresses! ~Rhonda

  39. farmhouse40
    September 29, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Beautiful tablescape… the gold colors and the view is breath taking. Great job!

  40. September 29, 2016 at 10:36 am

    What a beautiful fall table! The view is amazing!

  41. cozinest
    September 29, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Wow! When can I come for a visit?! Simple elegance and gorgeous views. I love all the gold and your plaid topper. So very pretty!

  42. September 29, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Beautiful table! I love that photo of the turning leaves over the lake.

  43. Julia Innocenti
    September 29, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Simple. Soft. Elegant.

  44. Lanita Anderson
    September 30, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Love, love, love your Autumn tablescape, especially the beautiful dishes!! Thanks for sharing…..always enjoy your beautiful dishes, centerpieces and table settings. Happy weekend!

  45. September 30, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I love North Carolina – I’m in Virginia and we have a similar Fall. Your view is breathtaking and your table reflects that. I think you could serve pop tarts and they would still taste stupendous at that table!

  46. October 1, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Mary, I literally gasped as the first photo loaded …spectacular autumn table!! I adore that centerpiece & even the little amber luster leaf votive holders go so well with it. It is funny that I never WEAR the colors of autumn but I love seeing them & my home is all cream & ivory & taupe…same soft colors.
    This is just beautiful, Hon…WELL DONE, as always!!!

  47. October 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    A lovely, serene, fall table. I love that centerpiece!

  48. October 1, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Oh that centrepiece!! It really made me say “wow”! What an elegant and beautiful table.

  49. October 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I bought the same pumpkin plates at HG!!!!!! I saw them at the HG at the beach. Your table is beautiful. I only got the salad plates since they go with my good china.

  50. October 3, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Beautiful as always! I love the refinement all around nature. Lovely! XO- maryjo

  51. October 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Just beautiful!

  52. October 5, 2016 at 11:35 am

    That is so elegant Mary! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  53. October 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    What a beautiful view! I love the gold touches in this pretty tablescape. It’s fit for royalty!

  54. October 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    this is gorgeous. i love how you set a table, lady. that pumpkin and that china are lovely. the shape of that pumpkin makes me think of the coach in cinderella. i dig it.

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