Living in Texas, I’m never quite ready for fall holidays to hit. By the time I’m ready to start thinking sweaters and pumpkins, “fall” is almost over everywhere else – and we haven’t even had our first crisp day of the year yet!
But even though the season isn’t really reflected outside my calendar and the fact that it feels like the sun starts setting right after lunch, I always enjoy pulling together an eclectic Thanksgiving table setting each year. You can see my favorite past Thanksgiving table setting here.
This year, I decided to take inspiration from our newly redecorated kitchen and create a fun fall tablescape that’s full of bold colors, vintage finds, and “Granny chic” pattern mixing.
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As you can see, my favorite vintage floral tablecloth stayed and became the bold floral foundation for the rest of the table setting.
This next shot also lets you see the window seat – I didn’t have four matching cushions, so I threw in a fun faux fur pillow to mix things up a little.
You might have already suspected this, but just about everything in this table setting was thrifted over the years – from the cake stand to the plates to the books holding the marble vase.
They represent a wide timespan of gathering – I found the floral napkins at a thrift store at least five years ago, but picked up the amber glass dishes at The Salvation Army just this past week.
Put together a similar place setting:
I found the birchwood cutlery at Michael’s in their fall section, but you can find similar here on Amazon. They are disposable and one-time-use, but hey – they’re also recyclable and biodegradable. I thought they made for a fun alternative to plastic cutlery and the raw wood adds a nice rustic edge.
Obviously, I don’t know where to stop with florals – the more the better! I love the way the vintage cloth napkins and plates (thrifted, but made by Churchill) are almost the same print – and both echo the pinks in the large-scale floral tablecloth.
To make this simple pumpkin centerpiece, I place some sheet moss on my thrifted cake stand and piled on miniature pumpkins and gourds and a few faux succulents. It took all of five minutes total, but made a really beautiful, sculptural display.
A few favorite cake stand picks:
A petite vintage sugar and creamer set function as salt and pepper cellars:
To be sure, there are a lot of colors and patterns going on, but I think it makes for a totally wild and fun, albeit slightly kitschy, space!
Perfect for a laid-back holiday brunch!