Botanical Fall Fruits + Lakeside Table

Lakeside botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Happy Thursday! I’m at the table with botanical fruits and dining alfresco in celebration of my favorite season!

Alfresco botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

 An Autumn Harvest Fruits Tablecloth provided a foundation for the table.

Harvest fall fruits tablecloth | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

And an wood pedestal adorned with acorns, elevates a medley of fruit, including pumpkins, as well as leaves and hydrangeas. . .

Easy 5-Minute Centerpiece with fall fruit, pumpkins, leaves and dried hydrangeas | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Making an easy 5-minute centerpiece for the table.

Fall table with easy 5-Minute Centerpiece with fall fruit, pumpkins, leaves and dried hydrangeas | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Easy 5-Minute Centerpiece with fall fruit, pumpkins, leaves and dried hydrangeas | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Mother Nature has yet to get the fall memo here in North Carolina with our summer-like weather, but the Autumn Blaze Maple is showing the first bit of color.

Autumn Blaze Maple with first bit of fall color | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

I collected a few maple leaves to add to the placesettings and tuck in the centerpiece among the fruit.

Botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

A set of four Botanical Fall Fruits Plates provided the inspiration for the table. . .

Grapes plate and botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

With Pears, Figs, Grapes and Olives.

Botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Easy 5-Minute Centerpiece with fall fruit, pumpkins, leaves and dried hydrangeas | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Fig plates and botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Botanical Fruit salad plates are layered on Mikasa English Countryside dinner plates, with an embossed fruit and lattice borders.

Pear plates and botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

They’re served up on tree slice chargers, paired with bone-handled flatware, for an organic touch and to add some warm texture to the table.

Botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Easy 5-Minute Centerpiece with fall fruit, pumpkins, leaves and dried hydrangeas | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Lakeside botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

Table Details:

Botanical Fall Fruits  Salad Plates / Williams-Sonoma, several years ago

Dinner Plates / Mikasa English Countryside, used here

Autumn Harvest Fruits Tablecloth  / HomeGoods

Wood Pedestal / HomeGoods, several years ago, used here

Bone-handled Flatware / Towle Seville

 Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Tree Slice Chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago

Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn

Napkins / Pier 1

Botanical fall fruits tablescape | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” ― Samuel Butler | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”

― Samuel Butler

Botanical fall fruits tablescape and easy 5-minute centerpiece | © #tablescapes #fall #fruit #alfresco #lake

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  36 comments for “Botanical Fall Fruits + Lakeside Table

  1. Linda L
    September 26, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Oh my gosh…spectacular center piece!

  2. Melinda Lee
    September 26, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Rich Autumn inspiration!

  3. Rita C.
    September 26, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Love it all, Mary, especially those plates. It looks like Fall, for sure, but we still have another hot week on tap here in WV. Right now I’m sitting in your Charlotte airport, heading west! We’re hoping to at least enjoy some Fall in the national parks of UT and come back home to some true Fall in early Oct. Have a great week ending.

  4. Ann Woleben
    September 26, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Such a lovely table setting. The centerpiece is my favorite! You are loaded with talent~

  5. Bren
    September 26, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Love those claret colored pears! Beautiful centerpiece!

  6. September 26, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Very pretty Mary! I love your bone handled flatware. We have a little nip in the air this morning:@)

  7. Susan B
    September 26, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Beautiful autumn colors, beautiful table setting. I love the deep purples.

  8. Kathy Menold
    September 26, 2019 at 8:01 am

    This tablescape is so lovely and would be perfect for a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Maybe by then we will have some fall temperatures here in N.C. Lol!!

  9. Ellen
    September 26, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Beautiful bountiful table!! I love the little pumpkins with the looooong stems!!! Those FALLING LEAVES are around the corner!! 🍆🍇🍎🍏🍐🍊🍁🌾🌻

    • September 26, 2019 at 8:25 am

      Thank you Ellen, I think the only falling leaves we’ll see for for the next month will be those that fall due to lack of rain. It’s hot AND dry! :)

  10. Mary Michelle
    September 26, 2019 at 8:25 am

    What comes to mind from this table is how beautifully mellow it is – perfect for autumn. I love the idea of tucking the mini pumpkins, flowers and fruit under the pedestal plate.

  11. Robyn Henningsen
    September 26, 2019 at 8:25 am

    So pretty and makes me long for cooler temps….It is supposed to be 93 today in NC. I love the way you always add your source details at the end of each post. Thanks! Have a great Thursday!

  12. September 26, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Mary, I don’t ever remember seeing the WS fall fruit plates, they are beautiful. I love fruit as a centerpiece and yours is beautifully presented. I am becoming weary of this heat, we are predicted for a cool down beginning a week from tomorrow, but no rain!

  13. September 26, 2019 at 9:08 am

    This is beautiful Mary, the abundant fruit pedestal, the natural leaves, the wood slices, the flatware, the botanical plates, hydrangea blooms, all join together for such a welcoming table! Such a pretty setting by the lake, if it wasn’t too hot you could linger there for hours! The tablecloth is wonderful…

  14. Clara
    September 26, 2019 at 9:11 am

    A beautiful al fresco table Mary! Love the centerpiece & tablecloth. Have a wonderful day! Clara♥️

  15. Jane
    September 26, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Mary What a perfect and beautiful setting. Your ideas are endless!
    Thanks so much for sharing…….
    Happy Fall!

  16. Theresa Keller
    September 26, 2019 at 9:36 am

    This is a beautiful post, one of my favorite times of year and you do a fabulous job of showcasing the season!! Have a great weekend and here’s to cooler weather soon in our area !! :0)

  17. Cyndi Raines
    September 26, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Well done! Fall in all her beauty, right there on that lovely table! Love the long stems on the pumpkins and those wooden chargers are the best. I really love that soft checkered fall throw, perfect for cool nights sitting out on the porch. Getting my pumpkins today! Happy Fall! 🍊🍂

  18. Franki
    September 26, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Oh, those wood chargers…gonna start “the search…” This is the best time for outdoor scavenging…franki

  19. September 26, 2019 at 11:11 am

    The salad plates and the yummy fruits in all the jewel colors are the stars here. I am jealous of those plates, what a sparkle to your table and how fun would it be to serve a salad on them.

  20. Debbie
    September 26, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Absolutely beautiful.

  21. September 26, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Mary, another beautiful scape! I have a wooded compote that I use in the same way. So quick and easy for a centerpiece. Your fall table is inviting and I wish Mother Nature would get the memo and move autumn temps into the south.

  22. Marion
    September 26, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Beautiful display of fruits and pumpkins.

  23. Joan
    September 26, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Love your tablecloth and all the plates.

  24. Marilyn
    September 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Mary as usual you have delivered a lovely post. The weather here in the north is warm and will continue to be.

  25. barbaramantelandtablecom
    September 26, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Another stunning table, Mary! I love your centerpiece and you use such beautiful linens! I’m always completely inspired after one of your posts – thanks so much! ❤️

  26. Bonnie Morgan
    September 26, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Fresh fruit is always appropriate! A lovely centerpiece to complement the great tablecloth, napkins, plates, and chargers. Loving your bone handled flatware too.
    Happy Fall and enjoy your weekend coming up.

  27. September 26, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Mary, Recently as I was deleting old emails, I came across a blog post of yours that I had missed. In it are several photos of bees on flowers that I would like to use as inspiration for my watercolors, but I noticed your request that we ask permission first. The watercolors, of course, would not look exactly like your photos, nor would I post your photos anywhere, but wondered if this would be alright with you? These watercolors would be donated to our local Albuquerque apiary society for their fundraising to educate folks on what sort of gardens they should plant for bees. Of course, if you would rather I did not, I will honor that. I do not personally profit from the sale of my work, as I am much too intimidated by keeping track of the taxes and just donate everything. Most of these donations are to benefit environmental programs, and programming for children and youth. I will do nothing unless I hear from you that this would be okay. By the way, you are my favorite blogger. (Shhh, don’t tell your blogging friends!)

    • September 26, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Heather, I’m honored, anything to help the bees! I’d love to see a photo of your watercolors when they’re complete.🐝

  28. September 26, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    I love your Fall bountiful table, Mary! Your salad plates are perfect with your tablecloth. We both share a live of our Mikasa English Countryside, which is so versatile. Your centerpiece is so easy, too. Your flatware adds such a warm, Fall beauty, along with the wood slice chargers. 🍁🍂

  29. Ellen Martin
    September 26, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    There is not much I can add to what’s already been said…just a beautiful table, made even more spectacular as seen through the trees to the lake. Hoping we’ll soon begin to feel some cooler temps here in the South. Thanks so much for ongoing inspiration and gorgeous photography.

  30. Pam
    September 26, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Once again your fall table is full of all kinds of gorgeous details! I’m so ready for cooler temps like we experienced in Northern Michigan for a week recently. Looking forward to all your pretty tablescapes.

  31. Debbie Joens
    September 27, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Beautiful, as always!

  32. Elaine Birdsong
    September 27, 2019 at 11:23 am


  33. Kim
    September 17, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Mary, what a gorgeous table! Love the centerpiece. The napkins, tablecloth, and plates just look like they were meant to be together. Beautiful! I’ve been following for a while now, and you have the most amazing collection of tablecloths – such wonderful inspiration.

  34. September 19, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Absolutely sumptuous – beautiful bounty!

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