Pumpkins and Plaid Alfresco Fall Table

I’m lakeside with plaid and pumpkins, for an alfresco fall table!

I’m mad about plaid no matter what the season and I found this plaid metal bucket recently, to complement a set of fall plaid plates. I filled the plaid container with dried Limelight Hydrangeas for an easy centerpiece for the table.


Harvest Blessing Pumpkin salad plates are paired with plaid dinner plates, and layered on woven rattan chargers, joining bone-handled flatware, adding for some warm texture.

 Pumpkins along the stacked stone wall of the patio, add some welcome seasonal fall color, framed with a bittersweet wreath, alongside a pot of tricolor mums.

And amber stemware provides a golden autumn glow with curved bell-shaped goblets.

Containers with ornamental kale, violas and mini pumpkins as filler provide some seasonal fall color.


We enjoyed some fall-like temperatures and beautiful weather for alfresco dining last week. It feels more like August than October this week, with 80 degrees temperatures along with humidity and rain from Tropical Drepression Nate. We needed the rain, but most went west and north of us, along with the tornadoes that spun through western NC and upstate SC.



Pumpkins and Plaid Alfresco Table Details:

Harvest Blessing Pumpkin Plates / Pier 1

Harvest Plaid Plates / Pier 1

Plaid Tin with handle / Antique Farmhouse

Pumpkin Napkin Rings / Williams-Sonoma, last year

Woven Chargers / World Market, several years ago

Pumpkin Bowls / Hobby Lobby

Bone-handled Flatware / Towle Seville

Amber Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Tablecloth & Napkins/ HomeGoods, several years ago

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  57 comments for “Pumpkins and Plaid Alfresco Fall Table

  1. Gail
    October 9, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Love the mix of colors and patterns….lovely and warm

  2. emily
    October 9, 2017 at 7:14 am

    So festive. You always top of the season

  3. Marie in AZ
    October 9, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Perfectly set for a lovely dinner by the lake!

  4. October 9, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Love it all. What a great find in that plaid picnic basket – a perfect match to the ensemble. And that’s quite an investment of pumpkins and mums on that wall. It’s gorgeous! I am crazy about the light at this point in the season, so pretty.
    Nate just kinda blitzed right by us too – we were supposed to have rain today but it’s gone – pfft. Warm and humid, just sort of damp and yucky.
    Have a great week.

    • October 9, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Hi Rita, Yes I’m fully invested in fall, my favorite season! Now if Mother Nature will only cooperate 🍁🍂🎃

  5. October 9, 2017 at 7:41 am

    How lovely! Everything is absolutely lovely.

  6. October 9, 2017 at 8:04 am

    I’m loving your plaid container filled with hydrangeas, Mary. Of course, your tablecloth is the perfect Fall backdrop for your pretty dishes, goblets, napkins and flatware. You pumpkin filled wall, along with the Fall flowers makes for such a beautiful setting. Wish I was a guest!

  7. Cynthia Raines
    October 9, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Ahhh, just so lovely. The table is so beautiful and the lake view, so serene. I’ll have a piece of Pecan pie with a dollop of whipped cream, please while I sit and stare / enjoy the view. ♥

  8. October 9, 2017 at 8:28 am

    That table just wants me to say “Ahhhh”. So peaceful there by the lake. Here is West MI it has been very very dry and we are hoping for rain. It was a dry Summer and so far Fall has followed suit. I’m not complaining but my gardens are.

  9. Patti Kachmar
    October 9, 2017 at 8:49 am

    love plaid love your table – so serene

  10. October 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Gorgeous!!! Perfect Autumn table. I’m with you- anything plaid I am drawn to; so I love your new find of the plaid bucket!

  11. Ricki Treleaven
    October 9, 2017 at 9:10 am

    What a great find….I love the plaid bucket used in your centerpiece! BTW I did find the plates at Pier1 and they have the perfect shade of blush pink to match our kitchen island. I also love the little green pumpkin which matches our French door shade. I bought a set to enjoy throughout October and Thanksgiving.

    Have a great week!


    • October 9, 2017 at 9:33 am

      So glad to hear they work for you Ricki Jill! They’re perfect for those that prefer a softer palette for fall too 🍂🍁🍽

  12. October 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

    The bucket is a great find, and I am sure you will find many uses for it. I hope you and the hubby enjoy your lakeside tables.

  13. Becky
    October 9, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Love the bucket. The whole table is just beautiful. So warm and inviting.

  14. Marty Larson
    October 9, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Such a lovely table and setting. I looked at the plaid plates, but now that I’ve seen them in action…
    Just wonderful all around.
    One thing I keep wondering-how many place settings do you usually have?

    • October 9, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thanks Marty. If I buy something seasonal in the way of salad or dinner plates these days, I usually only buy a set of four or two 🍽😀

  15. Brenda S
    October 9, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Thank you for inviting us all as your virtual guests. We won’t eat much!!

  16. Sandi Allen
    October 9, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Beautiful as always! I’m loving the plaid look! Seems to be the in thing right now! Thanks for sharing with us!

  17. October 9, 2017 at 10:02 am

    THAT PLAID TIN!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, my gosh! That is….I don’t even have words for it!!! And it’s perfect for this setting! Oh, wow!!! Just…wow!!!

  18. October 9, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Just beautiful Mary! I say this every time..the lake background with that tree is awesome..so serene.

  19. Norma Rolader
    October 9, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Oh you have done it again!!! Awesome and so elegant love all you have done! Please keep your wonderful beautiful ideas coming I so enjoy your posts God bless

  20. Donna Milazzo
    October 9, 2017 at 10:47 am

    So lovely! Of course the table is beautiful as always. I also loved the color combo between the pumpkins and kale/violas – great colors together!

  21. Vanessa
    October 9, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I love the bucket!!! Beautiful Fall Tablescape!

  22. Darlene Gardner
    October 9, 2017 at 11:15 am

    As always beautiful Mary!

  23. October 9, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I’m mad with plaid over your centerpiece Mary, the dried hydrangeas look wonderful with all your pretty pumpkin things! Lovely~

  24. Debbie
    October 9, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Everything looks beautiful and colors are warm. Love the plaid container with hydrangeas! Looks so cozy!

  25. October 9, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Another beautiful table. I love the bone handled flatware! I also love how you FILL your stone wall with pumpkins and mums. We are getting the remains of Nate today…it is miserable out. But warm and humid so not fall like at all:( Hope you are having a beautiful day, Mary! I also wish I could see this in person, your setting is just heavenly!

  26. October 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! They are all so gorgeous! Love, love the plaid table..I love plaid too especially at Christmas..now I’m loving the Fall plaid!! 🍁🍁🍂🌻🎃

  27. Rattlebridge Farm
    October 9, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    What a delight to linger at this gorgeous autumn table, Mary. I have a cousin to your plaid box, and I need to go find it. Love your pumpkins and flowers on the stone wall, and the tartan plates and seasonal salad plates are scrumptious.

  28. Marilyn
    October 9, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Where do I start? Everything is so lovely and elegant. Those pumpkin plates are adorable. Thank You for sharing this gorgeous display.

  29. Joan
    October 9, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Mary I am in love with your plaid items. You make every display lovely.

  30. Marion
    October 9, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    This post is breath taking. All the pumpkins of every size and color are so cute. I love the pansies. I couldn’t purchase any this year. The ones I planted did not come up.

  31. October 9, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Love your setting. So gorgeous. That plaid metal box is awesome and looks great with your tablecloth. Your pumpkins are so pretty on your stone wall with mums and bittersweet!
    Those pumpkin salad plates on the plaid plates are fabulous along with your centerpiece.
    Don’t know how you churn these fabulous posts out so well and so often! Pinning away!

  32. October 9, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Mary, the plaid tin is a fabulous find! The dried Limelights are perfect for the container! Love the colors and textures and the warmth they provide for your lovely table!

  33. Paula
    October 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    The plaid bucket is a super find !! I love it !! my find of the week was big pumpkins for a $1 a piece at an Amish farm !! now that is lucky !! :)
    Keep cool

  34. October 9, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    What a fun tote! Love the hydrangeas in it. I wanted to steal some of my DIL’s whose are just starting to dry. I had better ask her for them before the snow comes. Looks so pretty across the water as always. What a setting!

  35. Sue
    October 9, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Hi Mary, you really do set a beautiful table.

  36. October 9, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    This setting of the table nestled under that spectacular tree and that iconic view is truly beyond beautiful Mary. Everything is just perfection, from that ever so cute plaid tin to the wonderful selection of mums and pumpkins on the table and that stone wall. Happy Monday Mary!

  37. October 10, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Absolutely lovin’ the pumpkin plates with the plaid Mary-very pretty:@)

  38. Sue
    October 10, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Absolutely love this gorgeous tablescape……….it just screams fall! Everything just comes together beautifully!

  39. October 10, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, Mary! That plaid bucket is the bomb! (Does anyone say that any more???) And I’m in love with that bone handled flatware. We finally got some rain just in the knick of time before everything dried up!

  40. Karen Wright
    October 11, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Wow!!! Nothing could be finer than all that “fall by the lakeside”. I LOVE IT!!! Of course, the setting, as always, is my FAVORITE!!! I, too, love plaid, those plates are wonderful!!! Make me want to cozy up, relax and read! But still so hot and humid here in upstate SC. Wishing for cool, fall, weather soon!

  41. October 11, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I love plaid, too, especially this time of year. Beautiful table scape!

  42. October 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Oh, those pumpkin plates! How gorgeous!

  43. October 18, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Oh your table is so lovely! Of course half of it is the view you have…which is spectacular!! I love the tablecloth and want one!!
    Love the plates….

  44. Catherine LUXEREAU
    January 4, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Bonsoir j aime tout particulièrement votre table d automne…C est ma saison préférée…j habite dans un bois et j adore les couleurs lorsque l automne arrive et votre table reflète bien ces magnifiques couleurs… bravo !! Votre vaisselle est superbe également et vous avez beaucoup de talent. Vos tables sont décorées avec raffinement et élégance : un ravissement pour les yeux. Catherine

    • January 4, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Merci Catherine! L’automne est ma saison préférée aussi :)

  45. October 10, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Love the autumn colors plaid and all the pumpkins!

  46. October 12, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Mary this is beautiful. I love the pumpkin plates and all the pumpkins on the wall. The plaid tin if just perfect. Dianne

  47. Karen
    November 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Mary I love your style! I have some brown and white dinnerware and am looking for flatware to use with it for the holidays. Please, can you tell me where you found your flatware? I have searched and not found anything similar. Thanks so much. Love your posts!

    • November 5, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      Thank you Karen! :) The flatware was discontinued several years ago. You might check Replacements or eBay to see if it pops up: Towle Seville Bone Handled Flatware.

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