Fall at the Table: A Harvest of Fall Table and Centerpiece Inspiration

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.

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

Whoooooo besides me is ready for fall?

Whimsical Fall Table with animal portraits | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #plaid #owls

Fall is my favorite season and I’m counting down the days. . . ready for crisp, cool weather,

a harvest of pumpkins, warm plaid layers, and cozy meals with the flavors of fall!

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

With September arriving this week, I pulled together a harvest of fall tablescapes from the archives.

Click on the highlighted links in red 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

Woodland Friends Fall Table + DIY Floral Runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #plaid #DIY #flowers

Woodland Friends Fall Table + DIY Floral Runner

A farmhouse plaid with woodland friends and DIY floral runner with grocery store flowers

Delicious Autumn Lakeside Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #lake #alfresco

Delicious Autumn Lakeside Table

Lakeside dining with inspiration from a favorite quote and foraged arrangement centerpiece

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

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

Golden Autumn Alfresco Tablescape

Autumn’s golden light, amber goblets and golden leaf pumpkins

The softer side of fall tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #lake

The Softer Side of Fall Tablescape

White dishes and pumpkins, soft feathery grasses and tree slice chargers

provide some warm texture 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

Autumn Table + DIY Blooming Pumpkin the EASY Way | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #pumpkin

Autumn Table + DIY Blooming Pumpkin the EASY Way

Create a blooming pumpkin as a centerpiece for your fall table the easy way~ 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

Botanical Fall Fruits + Lakeside Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #fruit #harvest

Botanical Fall Fruits and Lakeside Table

 Autumn Harvest Fruits and Lakeside Dining with an easy 5-minute centerpiece

Falling for Apples: Summer to Fall Transitional Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #autumn #sunflowers #apples

Falling for Apples: Summer to Fall Transitional Tablescape

Welcome fall and create a floral arrangement incorporating apples.

No flower arranging skills required for this easy flower arranging method

Whimsical Fall Table with DIY Pumpkin-Floral Runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #autumn

Whimsical Fall Table with DIY Pumpkin-Floral Runner

Animal friends don their party hats and gather at the table and favorite method and

organic way to create a natural runner for the table.

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

I hope you’ll stop back on Tuesday, September 7th.

There are two times of the year: Autumn and Waiting for Autumn. | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #alfresco #tablescape #pumpkinvase #autumn

There are two times of the year: Autumn and Waiting for Autumn.

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A Harvest of Fall Tablescapes | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #autumn #pumpkins #alfreso #lake

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  31 comments for “Fall at the Table: A Harvest of Fall Table and Centerpiece Inspiration

  1. Cindi
    August 30, 2021 at 7:45 am

    I am so surprised that I too am ready for fall to come. (Although I have always loved Halloween). I have been a summer person my entire life but this year… I think I might put my summer decorations away and get out the fall ones today. All of your settings are adorable and I loved the woodland creature salad plates. Margaret Deer is to cute. We have a set of twin fawns we see almost daily- life in the woods is good. Peace

  2. Debbie Joens
    August 30, 2021 at 7:46 am

    Good morning Mary! Hoping all your Fall Tablescapes encourage Fall to come soon!

  3. Karen
    August 30, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful masterpieces. I’m sure you have your favorite tables but I always seem to gravitate towards those that have pumpkins…a clear statement that Autumn has arrived!

  4. August 30, 2021 at 8:36 am

    You can certainly tell that you love Fall Mary! The quote at the end is the best, “There are two times of year, Autumn and waiting for Autumn” Pumpkins are going to be arriving soon, can’t wait! All of your tables are worth looking at again and again, and I especially love the Pontoon Picnic! I can’t wait until it’s cool enough for patio entertaining again and football watching!
    Jenna

  5. Ellen
    August 30, 2021 at 8:37 am

    I started yesterday getting my Fall regalia out and I too am ready for cooler weather, etc. I think my favorite(s) of your Fall tables are the ones with the “Whimsical Animals”! They are a real sight to see! Whomever designed those have a very vivid imagination!! I love them all! Thanks for sharing!! 🌽🍎🍏🍂🍁🌾🌻

  6. Clara
    August 30, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Mary, All the tablescapes are beautiful. I’m so ready for fall! Your fall plates are all gorgeous. Williams Sonoma and Pier One always had such colorful fall plates in the past. I miss the Pier One stores! They’re online but it’s not the same variety of merchandise. I haven’t been to WS this year is as it’s not near any HomeGoods!🤣 The woodland friend plates captured my heart the first time I saw them on your blog as they’re just so cute! Love your various table linens and throws. Your bouquets and pumpkins are all pretty. I enjoyed the roundup. Thanks for the post and inspiration. Have a great week sweet friend. Clara❤️

    • August 30, 2021 at 8:56 am

      Thank you Clara! I’m beyond ready for fall. I hope you’re safe from Ida’s path and all the flash flooding to follow. ♥

      • Clara
        August 30, 2021 at 10:47 am

        Thank you Mary! You stay safe as well. Looks like it might hook over your way. Happy Monday ❤️

  7. Donna
    August 30, 2021 at 8:52 am

    All of these tablescapes are inspiring. Love all these visual feasts. I must decorate my table now. Love the quote and your collection of beautiful tables. Thank you.

  8. Liz
    August 30, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Just beautiful! Love your boat decked out for fall, very creative as are all the great scapes. Thank you for sharing all this inspiration!

  9. Aquietlife
    August 30, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Thanks for all the years of beauty, I needed this to try and breath and relax… The fires are breaking my heart and soul, I grew up at Tahoe and today is crucial for its survival as 1000s evacuate to its very shores. High heat, winds, and low humidity are critical the next 24 hours, our air has been toxic for weeks with sore throats and red eyes, it feels like it will never end. its nice to see your beauty because frankly I feel overwhelmed with worry for all… Fall is my favorite season, but this year I just want a wet cold winter for the west!

  10. August 30, 2021 at 10:07 am

    These are all lovely and what a variety! I always enjoy visiting your blog – thank you for providing such a bright, inspiring place.

  11. August 30, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Mary, I am ready for autumn! I could not possibly pick a favorite. Each one is stunning. I always enjoy a seat at your alfresco tables!

  12. Betsy
    August 30, 2021 at 10:49 am

    If Mary is posting fallscapes, then fall has officially arrived (at least in my book)! I admire your work year-round, but your fall blogs have always been my favorites. Your posts always make my time at HomeGoods more interesting and creative. I love the layers and depth of your new table presentations. That said, I’ll never tire of the photos of your fall pontoon picnic. It’s my idea of a perfect day, and probably one of my all time favorites!

  13. August 30, 2021 at 10:50 am

    All of these Fall tablescapes are absolutely gorgeous. I’m ready to go and start one even with the temps in the 100s. Will refrain for a couple more weeks.

  14. Jerrie Stanton
    August 30, 2021 at 11:31 am

    So gorgeous Mary! Each tablesetting is a delightful mix of colors, patterns and textures. You are truly an artist in realm of tablescaping. Jerrie

  15. KathyP
    August 30, 2021 at 11:36 am

    If I wasn’t ready for fall Mary and your post would have just pushed me over the edge. So beautiful each and every table but I’m partial to those with your Woodland Friends!

  16. ann
    August 30, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Just gorgeous!!!!!

  17. August 30, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    I like how you’ve incorporated hydrangea brown into some of your centerpieces. I have lots of that look at the moment!

  18. Teresa Cline
    August 30, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    What a stunning round up of tablesettings Mary! Your love of fall shines through your tables! Thank you for putting me in an autumn state of mind. 🍂🍁🌾🌻🧡

  19. Rita C.
    August 30, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    I cannot pick a favorite, they are ALL so stunningly gorgeous, Mary. Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons, but the scales may be tipping toward Fall as my top fave. Is that a reflection of my season of life??? You make it look so appealing and inviting. Your inventory and ideas are seemingly endless!

  20. Gail
    August 30, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    How you come up with so many color variations and themes is amazing.

  21. August 30, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    So much inspiration and beauty, Mary! I’d be happy to sit at any of your tables. I’ll look forward to seeing your newest creation on September 7th.

  22. Cyndi Raines
    August 30, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Each table is incredible, but I love the golden leaf see through pumpkin candle holder and that lovely soft plaid throw. Also the centerpiece with the fluffy grass is an all time favorite too. You amaze me at the lovilness of each! I love Fall as well with the vibrant colors and cool night’s, but I’m enjoying the last of summer to the end. The weather is perfect for laying on my floaty, bobbing in the water with the warm sun and puffy white clouds while visiting friends at Houghton Lake.

  23. Brenda
    August 31, 2021 at 9:02 am

    So lovely and inspiring! We have a pontoon boat and I am so inspired by your inviting pontoon decor, I am going to do a version of this myself, even if it is just for my husband and I !!

  24. Linda M.
    August 31, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Exquisite images! Thank you, Mary, for the beautiful visual feast.
    I’m wondering if the owl plates featured in the top of the blog are a recent purchase, and if you might provide info. Thank you!

  25. August 31, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Mary, I look at all these gorgeous tables and my mind begins to race to this wonderful season awaiting us. I’m as eager as you are. I’m working on my own fall table for the hop next week. This post is inspiring and as me thinking of new ideas. You are the best!!!!

  26. Alma
    August 31, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Mary, that is a lot of inspiration! There are all fabulous!

  27. September 2, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    What a bounty of beautiful fall tablescapes! And the setting is always so fabulous out by the water. I haven’t been around this summer – too busy having fun, but hopefully fall will settle me down into more blogging. Lovely and elegant as always Mary.

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