A Harvest of Fall: Tablescape Round Up

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.

Royal Staffordshire Clarice Cliff ‘Charlotte’ | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #tablescapes #fall #lake

Fall is my favorite season and I’m counting down the days. . . anxious for crisp, cool weather, a harvest of pumpkins, warm plaid layers, and cozy meals with the flavors of fall on the menu!

Pumpkins and Plaid Alfresco Fall Table by the lake | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #pumpkins #plaid

With fall on the horizon, I pulled together a harvest of fall tablescapes from the archives. Click on the highlighted links if you’d like to revisit the complete post, for table sources or more inspiration.

Summer to Fall Transitional Table by the lake with Limelight Hydrangea Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #tablescapes

  Early Fall Table with Limelight Hydrangeas

A transitional table inspired by a tablecloth and with Robert Sprays by Wedgwood floral plates

Fall alfresco tablesetting with copper wine bucket flower arrangement | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #alfresco #lake #flowers #hydrangeas #tablescapes #pumpkins

A Touch of Copper Fall Alfresco Tablescape

The warm glow of copper for fall for alfresco dining with Floral Friday friends

Fall table with woodland friends salad plates and natural DIY table runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes

A Fall Table with Woodland Friends and DIY Table Runner

Create a natural DIY table runner with organic materials for fall

The Softer Side of Fall Tablescape

White dishes and pumpkins, soft feathery grasses and tree slice chargers provide some warm texture and an organic feel for the softer side of fall.

Fall Pontoon Picnic | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #boat #pontoon #picnic

A Fall Pontoon Picnic

Alfresco dining on the pontoon with pumpkins, mums and warm plaid layers

Lakeside fall table with a touch of blue and easy flower arranging method | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #tablescape #fall #lake #tablescapes #pumpkins #alfresco

Fall Alfresco Tablescape with a Touch of Blue + Easy Flower Arranging Method

Royal Staffordshire Clarice Cliff ‘Charlotte’ and a quick and easy blooming centerpiece with pumpkins

An Alfresco Fall Table with Blooming Pumpkins | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #pumpkinvase #lake #alfresco #DIY

Alfresco Fall Table with Blooming Pumpkins

Pumpkin vase centerpiece and and mini blooming pumpkins, along with an easy short cut, no cutting required.

'Woodsy and Wise' Whimsical Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #plaid #owls

‘Woodsy and Wise’ Whimsical Fall Table

A pine cone garland as a ‘woodsy’ note and base for a runner centerpiece for the table.

Pumpkins and Plaid Alfresco Fall Table by the lake | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

Pumpkins and Plaid Alfresco Fall Table

Pumpkins, Plaid and Limelight Hydrangreas

 A fall table with a harvest of Indian corn, mini pumpkins and a pumpkin vase centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.ne #fall #tablescapes #pumpkinvase #alfresco

Harvesting, Reaping, & Sowing 

 A harvest of Indian corn, mini pumpkins and a pumpkin vase centerpiece

Autumn’s Delight Alfresco Table with Harvest fruit and pumpkin centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco

Autumn’s Delight Alfresco Table

Autumn’s Delight by Johnson Brothers and an easy (and edible!) centerpiece

Blooming Pumpkin Vase DIY and Harvest Pumpkin Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #pumpkinvase #DIY

Blooming Pumpkins and Harvest Pumpkin Table

Harvest Pumpkin Wreath Plates and DIY Easy Harvest Centerpiece for Fall

I’m happy to be part of a ‘Welcome Fall’ Tablescape Blog Hop next week!

A Trio of Owls with flowers for hats! 'Woodsy and Wise' Whimsical Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #plaid #owls

Whoooo’s ready to welcome fall besides me? ;)


A Harvest of Fall Tablescapes and Inspiration | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #plaid #pumpkins #flowers

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  41 comments for “A Harvest of Fall: Tablescape Round Up

  1. Cindy
    September 12, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Come on Fall! These 90 degree days just make you want to melt. But you inspired me to buy small pumpkins yesterday!
    Surely I can find something to do with them and my sunflowers. Keep up the good work!!

  2. Rita C.
    September 12, 2019 at 6:22 am

    🙋‍♀️I’m ready to welcome fall!🙋‍♀️

    You always deliver a fabulous table, whether it’s on the boat, the porch, dockside, anywhere! And that pumpkin patch around the potting shed was fantastic!

  3. donna
    September 12, 2019 at 6:23 am

    I’m ready for Fall but won’t see it anytime soon in Georgia. I love those adorable plates with the owls and other animals.

  4. Becky
    September 12, 2019 at 6:59 am

    You are the Queen of tablescapes! Harvesting, Reaping and Sowing, is my all time favorite for fall!🍁

    • September 14, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      Lovely just lovely

  5. September 12, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Mary, it would be a pleasure to sit at one of your tables. This a beautiful recap of your creative talent as a table stylist. I look forward to blog hopping with you next week! Have a wonderful Thursday!

  6. Grace
    September 12, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Beautiful table-scapes! You have given me lots of inspiration for preparing a wedding anniversary dinner. Thanks for using so much natural beauty to lift our spirits. It is raining here with more to come all day. Looking at your photos is so peaceful and relaxing, a true gift from you.

  7. Janet Stein
    September 12, 2019 at 8:00 am

    I pimmed the arrangement using a vase within a vase. Love using this trick . I have used jelly beans at Easter, used carrots , lemons, etc. It is a fun way of getting extra color and interest in your bouquet. Love your posts.

  8. Ellen
    September 12, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I’m ready!!! Love Fall too….what I see in this post are the Woodland creatures…they are soooo cute…but they are also hard to find….love all those table scapes!!! Keep Fall coming!!! 🍁🍂🍁🍂

  9. katy
    September 12, 2019 at 8:47 am

    As always, beautiful tablescapes! Love the plates, where did you pick up the neat plates?

  10. Jan Spotts
    September 12, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Wow…I had forgotten how many Falls you have done…all beautiful…definately something to gather inspiration from…Thank you

  11. September 12, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I’m ready to welcome Fall along with you, Mary! As I scrolled through your pictures, I kept saying, “Oh, that’s my favorite!”, at each one. I guess they’re all my favorite settings. Thank you for the inspiration! 🍁 🍂 🍁

  12. September 12, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Oh, oh, oh! Your tablescapes are ah-mazing! That plate with the OWLS! LOVE IT!

    Your talent just overflows and such inspiration!

    Thank you!

  13. Mary Michelle
    September 12, 2019 at 9:33 am

    I’m another fall lover 😊 and it is finding it’s way here to Michigan. Also, love all the beautiful fall decorating ideas in this post! I hope your efforts bring you as much joy as they do me.

  14. The Tablescaper
    September 12, 2019 at 9:44 am

    So wonderful to go down memory lane with all of your beautiful tablescapes!

  15. September 12, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I am trying so hard not to buy pumpkins until Mother Nature turns the thermostat down, but you are not helping Mary, with this plethora of pumpkin love you are sharing today!! So many beautiful tables, centerpieces…and of course the pontoon picnic is one of my favorites! I love the way you use throws and blankets on your tables, makes everything look so cozy! At least I am actually remembering cool, crisp weather as I browse through your beautiful photos!

  16. Amy Kaminski
    September 12, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Everything you do is sooo beautiful! Thank you!

  17. Julie Duncan
    September 12, 2019 at 11:23 am

    I love the intimate fall table of the pontoon picnic! Indeed, all of your pics are magazine-worthy. Thank you!

  18. Jane
    September 12, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Everything you do is so beautiful!
    Love it all………..
    Thanks for sharing.

  19. Cyndi Raines
    September 12, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    I agree with the above statement, each one makes me say , oh,this is my favorite, until I scroll to the next picture, haha. But I believe my absoultute, very most favorite is the beautiful pontoon picnic! That just melts my heart and my second is the soft and feathery urn in the “softer side of fall”. Gosh, that setting is so lovely with the pretty throw over the white cloth and the serene water / lake in the background. I am off to a doctor’s appointment with hubby, but upon my return will visit each again as they all are so wonderful. Yes, I’m starting to bring out some fall decorations and get ready for the cooler nights, bon fires and cider, a colorful and fun season indeed!

  20. Gail
    September 12, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you for sharing so much pretty

  21. Pam
    September 12, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Oh my! So much beauty!! How can i pick my favorite? Each one is so unique and full of color and texture! Each setting is charming. So many ideas to always glean from you. Thank you for sharing your talent!!

  22. Kathy Menold
    September 12, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    They are all so beautiful but I think my favorite is the Fall with Woodland creatures. Thinking of trying to make a natura! runner down the center of my table outside using some of your great ideas. I have a lot of dried hydrangeas and with some pumpkins from my garden and some faux gourds I think I can give it a try.Not sure about a tablecloth but maybe an old quilt might work. Anyway Thank you Mary for all your incredible tablescapes.

  23. Marion
    September 12, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    As usual Mary all of your displays are gorgeous.

  24. Marilyn
    September 12, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Mary your posts are always so warm and friendly. Beautiful.

  25. Joan
    September 12, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Love your settings. The Autumn Delight by Johnson Brothers are lovely.

  26. Franki Parde
    September 12, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    These photos are “almost” more than my heart can handle…just simply…wonderful!!! *sigh* I need to “step up my game” for certain! xxx franki

  27. September 12, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Lovin’ all the warm colors Mary! Happy Fall:@)

  28. Virginia
    September 12, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Mary, I am going to pin this entire post to my Fall Decor and Arrangements board. I will need all the help I can get with the historic homes tour two weeks away from tomorrow. First on my list is a natural table runner. I have dried lots of hydrangeas to decorate with. Have you ever used dried hydrangeas on a wreath? Your tablescapes are just remarkable, thank you so much for your tutorials and design advice.

  29. Clara
    September 12, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Mary, This was a delightful post! I truly enjoyed it! So many beautiful tablescapes! I love the woodland fox salad plate! I think you have a wonderful collection of whimsical, fun plates to pair with your other beautiful tableware. You also have such lovely linens. Can you tell I love linens, household goods & plates better than clothes? It’s my weakness! Lol We’re ready for Fall but it’s still so very hot, humid & dry. I’ve got over 30 shrubs & trees to plant but I can’t dig the holes till it rains (heavy clay soil)! Maybe next week. 🤞 Clara ♥️

  30. Françoise Deschamps
    September 13, 2019 at 4:03 am

    L’automne est aussi ma saison préférée. Que de bonnes idées de nouveau dans ce message. Je fais essayer de les imiter, bien qu’ayant moins de jolie vaisselle que vous.
    Très bonne journée

  31. Linda L Hovgaard
    September 14, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Is Francoise’s reply in French? How lovely! Mary, your creativity and beautiful tablescapes never cease to amaze me! Welcome Autumn!

  32. Linda L Hovgaard
    September 14, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Mary, where did you get your white urn that you use in your tablescapes? I’ve always wanted one and a have a difficult time finding anything similar. Can you please also tell me how tall and wide it is so I can get the scale correct? Thank you so much.

    • September 14, 2019 at 11:31 am

      Hi Linda, The urn is from my retail days. It’s cast iron and very heavy and I would love to find a fiberglass or resin version of it. It’s 9 inches tall by 13 inches wide.

  33. Betsy
    September 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Mary,

    If the tag is still available, and it’s easy to access, could you provide the manufacturer of the tablecloth for the Autumn’s Delight table? It is the table cloth with the plaid and pumpkins. I see your links indicate it was purchased from Home Goods years ago, but I’m hoping to find one on eBay or some other reseller.

    Thanks for making it feel like autumn with your gorgeous photos, even if our weather is still holding on to summer heat!



    • Betsy
      September 14, 2019 at 2:51 pm


      I found it on eBay!


      • September 14, 2019 at 7:31 pm

        So glad Betsy! ♥

  34. Sue Marie
    September 17, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    All of your tablescapes are so pretty with the “Softer side of Fall” being my favorite. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  35. Jill Huerter
    November 7, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Wow!!! Amazing and inspirational as well!

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