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How to Set a Table for Fall

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How to set a table for fall

I love any excuse to play with flowers, but I have a special place in my heart for wildflowers. My grandmother’s farm in Southeast Missouri was surrounded by beautiful wildflowers we’d bring in for fresh arrangements to disperse throughout her home. As a young child, it was my first experience playing with flowers. With wildflowers, there’s no investment and no right or wrong way to arrange them, eliminating any pressure. That’s how I like to set a table, too. Without rules.

cream breakfast room decorated for fall with restoration hardware chairs and block print table cloth

Wildflowers also symbolize the end of summer and onset of fall to me. The golden hues as they blow through the fields and effortless beauty of just being. For today’s fall table setting, I wanted to incorporate a little of that effortless fall style integrating kale and wildflowers {also available at select grocery stores}.

how to arrange wildflowers for a fall table setting

How to set a table for fall:

  1. Start with fabric. I love using inexpensive cheesecloth, a tablecloth, or table runner.
  2. Add your centerpiece. You can learn how to make this one here.
  3. Set the table to see how it will fill with plates, utensils, and glassware. how to set a casual table for fall
  4. Add candles or smaller vases of flowers to fill the table. I used 2 different size drink glasses adding flowers that are the in the centerpiece. use glasses as impromptu vases at varying heights to create a beautiful centerpiece that fills a long table
  5. Adjust as needed and add linen napkins and something at each place setting like a bloom, piece of fruit or a place card. tips to set a table tips to set a pretty table without a lot of effort

beautiful fall table setting with block print table cloth and wildflowers

There are so many beautiful guides how to set a table, but personally, I prefer to keep it casual and thoughtful, considering what you’re serving.

how to decorate a long table and make it feel full

If you love fall flowers as much as I do, you’re in for a real treat! My friends are sharing so many beautiful fall table setting and centerpiece ideas and I can’t wait to recreate some of them myself! You can see them at:

Ella Claire | Craftberry Bush | Love Grows Wild | Shades of Blue Interiors

City Farmhouse | Dear Lillie | French Country Cotage | Miss Mustard Seed

Liz Marie Blog | Rooms for Rent | Julie Blanner | Kindred Vintage

My Sweet Savannah | and our beautiful featured guest, The Inspired Room


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10 comments on “How to Set a Table for Fall”

  1. Great tips and lovely table Julie!!

  2. Love how you used all the wildflowers and incorporated the kale! So elegant and timeless without feeling fussy!

  3. So sweet, Julie. I love the story about your grandma’s farm and the wildflowers. So pretty.

  4. Lovely! I love your drinking glasses (with the stems). Where did you get those?

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