The Colors of Fall Table Setting ::


What is it about the colors of fall that make my heart sing?


April Cornell Napkins & Bistro Chair Napkin Rings :: The Colors of Fall ::


Rusty oranges.  I think they just might have been my dad’s favorite.


Fresh floral table runner :: Colors of Fall ::


Golden yellows.  Rudbeckia and Goldenrod are two of my favorites.

I couldn’t believe there were still Rudbeckia, often known as black-eyed Susans, still blooming in the garden.


Dollar Store Green Goblets :: Colors of Fall ::


Greens.  The backdrop for making the colors of fall even more dramatic.


Fall Table Setting ::


Taupe and every shade of brown.  Who doesn’t like acorns and pinecones.


Setting for Four :: Early Autumn Tablescape ::


Table for four, please?


Dollar Store Plates ::


It all started with a birthday gift.

One of my dearest friends gifted me with these delightful April Cornell sunflower napkins, the cutest little bistro chair napkin holders, and sweet round placemats in a dark taupe.   She knows my love for creating pretty tablesettings and knew that I’d love to do one with the colors of fall.


Crabapple Centerpiece ::


This botanical table cloth was perfect in color and texture for my table setting and… the green goblets from the Dollar Tree were perfect for accessorizing with the napkins.  But, I didn’t have any plates that would work.  I checked out a few thrift stores in the area, but had no luck finding plates.  Why not check out the Dollar Tree, again?  I knew they had glassware… but I had never noticed plates, before.  These rusty dinner plates are also just the right color for the napkins, and the crabapple branch I cut for the centerpiece is a terrific match.  I may or may not have done the dance of joy. [wink]


Crabapple Centerpiece ::


This simple table centerpiece/runner is the result of trimming a branch from the heavy laden crabapple tree, a still green maple branch,  two small yellow and green leaf branches from a shrub, and a few black-eyed Susans.  I quickly arranged them on the table and couldn’t have been happier with how every single part of this table setting came together.

What are your favorite colors of fall? 


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  1. Gwen says

    Isn’t it hard to believe how gorgeous your clippings went together to create your fall table runner?? The goblets look very pretty and the napkins tie the plates, goblets, fall finds altogether. But the chairs!! I’m fascinated. What a fun napkin ring!! Great birthday surprise!!
    I’ve had a few birthday surprises at 16 and 40 but as I age, birthdays seem less of a celebration. Our family made a big big deal about them. But my kids are busy so life is a bit quieter I guess. It seems harder to get everyone together for things anymore…so ill just dream of big dinners of years past. My folks used to drive down for each persons birthday. And bring food and the cake! The children got their own cake baked in a little toy angel food cake pan my mom got from an aunt in 1926…my niece even used it for her boys first birthday party cake for him!!! That’s probably my favorite memory. Family celebrating.

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Gwen! You are so right….I was surprised how nicely it came together. 🙂 The fresh flowers and stems didn’t last more than a day without water…but boy did it put a smile on some faces. That’s all that counts…Yes? And my friend who gifted me with those cuts napkin “rings” – she’s got a great eye.
      How fun to have had some birthday surprises. Love it!! Your parents must have been amazing people. The little snippets you share are so fun. Thanks for sharing your sweet birthday memory.
      Hope your day is extraordinary!

  2. Its all so pretty! What a great present too for your friend.

    • Diane says

      Thank you Susie!!
      My sweet friend so very much enjoyed receiving the plates. Fall is her favorite season for decorating and these will make it even more fun for her!
      Happy Fall!

  3. Carolyn says

    Oh, Diane, Did you know you are quite the artist!?! Not only w/brush & canvas, but w/the eye of creativity & imagination, seeing first all the beauty in your head & heart…& then arranging it deftly, & finally translating it thro’ your “happy lens” of your camera! Thanks so much for sharing your artful musings w/us!
    I thought the branches & flowers were too perfect to be real! You found just the perfect components to wow us this autumn once again.
    Okay, Artist Diane, what’s next? Can’t wait till the morrow when you open up the “grab-bag” once again!

    • Diane says

      Oh sweet Carolyn…your remarks blessed me so much I had to read them to my husband. I am humbled that you would “see” me that way. It’s as if you know my heart and dreams.
      Ask someone near you to give you a big hug from me.

  4. Love the colors of fall and your table show them off perfectly! Such pretty napkins and the little chairs are a cute touch! Thanks for joining TTF!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Linda!! I agree… fall colors are so warm and happy.
      Happy Fall!

  5. What a lovely Fall table. The napkins are so pretty and pop on top of those plates.

    • Diane says

      I am so blessed to have received those napkins, Melody. They really are so perfect. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind thoughts.
      Happy Fall!

  6. Donna says

    Oh, I love this table. So simple, yet elegant. Love those chair napkin rings. Very unique.

    • Diane says

      Thank you soooo much Donna for your sweet thoughts!
      I was really surprised and pleased at how well it came together.
      Hope your Fall is Extraordinary!

  7. rochelle vandam says

    What a nice birthday for your friend….Love the dark fall plates. I think you had fun putting it all together didn’t you? Let your creativity flow…..lot of healing in it and you bless others by sharing!!

    • Diane says

      Oh Rochelle, I think this was a sweet blessing all the way around. My friend was delighted with her plates and I look forward to enjoying the napkins, chair rings, and placemats for many years. Oh the fun I’ll have!!
      Thanks for taking time to drop by and leaving your warm words.
      Love you, girl!!!

  8. Bev says

    Very pretty! Those napkins and napkin rings are to die for…

    • Diane says

      And their mine!!! 🙂 Pinch me!! Haha!! 🙂
      Thanks Bev!!
      Happy Fall!

  9. Mel says

    Let me assure you–if I cut some branches from the trees/bushes and a few flowers here and there……I’d slap them on the table and have a pile of………stuff. LOL You really do make this sound easy–but you have to have that creative eye and whimsy to pull it off. And you, dearheart, have both. What a gorgeous and fun place to sit down for a meal! How thrilled she must have been. And like someone else remarked, I thought it was too perfect to be real! Silly me who knows how the Big Guy works!
    Seriously, it’s amazing….and both of your friends are awesome and graced to have you in their lives.
    Wow. I hope you realize what you were able to really DO here. And I’m not talking about simply about ‘creating a tablescape’. (which is amazing in and of itself!)
    YOU…are an awesome child of G-d!
    And I want some of those cute little napkins and rings cuz they rock! 🙂

    • Diane says

      I’m sitting here smiling, Mel. You said some pretty nice things and I started looking around to see if maybe they were for someone else. Golly…you made me feel so special. And you’re right….HE is pretty amazing. I’m convinced that I don’t have more blessings these days…I just (need to) see them and appreciate them a lot more than ever before. I could easily start fretting….and then I realize…oh my goodness…HE doesn’t need me to get my panties in a knot…I just need to have my eyes open to what HE wants me to see. Having said that…you know it’s not easy to actually do. But…when I do…do. Well. [smiles]
      Thanks for the lovely blessing of words today. 🙂 You made my day!

  10. this is just lovely ! I think that I am partial to the traditional fall colors and you certainly have that all presented beautifully here! 🙂

    • Diane says

      So as so sweet, Debra. 🙂 Thank you for your lovely remarks. What would fall be without the traditional colors? 😉
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  11. Your t’scape turned out so lovely! How terrific to find those rust coloured plates at the Dollar Tree and be able to gift them to your host! I’ve seen those green goblets at DT and now, seeing this, I wish I would have bought them!


    • Diane says

      Awww…thank you sooo much!!
      When I was at the Dollar Tree…I saw they still had the green goblets. Who would know they’re just a dollar?!!!

  12. Such a sweet friend to gift you those little bistro chair napkin rings…love your table!

    • Diane says

      I am blessed, Christine. My friend is the best and knows me well.
      Thanks for taking the time to pop by and leave your sweet words.

  13. Beautiful job! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers!

  14. Beautiful job! Love the black eyed susan’s (mine are still blooming too). Love the napkins and napkin rings. I bought those napkin rings earlier this summer and still haven’t used them. They look great on the plates. Lucky your friend getting those nice rusty color dishes!

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks, Liz!! I’m amazed that they are still blooming. I think this is the latest I can ever remember.
      You have the napkin rings too?!!!! You must use them…they just make us smile.
      My friend was so pleased with the dishes. 🙂
      Hope your week is extraordinary!!

  15. I love to use a birthday gift in my tablescape designs. The rust plates are perfect. I really like the clear colors that you’ve used to create your table design. It’s delightful. Thanks for inviting us for speak. Cherry Kay

    • Diane says

      Cherry Kay, you are so kind to stop by and leave your sweet and encouraging remarks.
      Hope your week is truly Extraordinary!!

  16. Marti says

    Congratulations! I wanted to let you know you have been featured this week at Sewlicious Home Decor!! Here is the link…

    Marti 🙂

    • Diane says

      What a delightful surprise and blessing!! Thank you so very much Marti!!!

  17. So pretty, I love how your centerpiece totally matches your napkins. Gorgeous tablescape. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    • Diane says

      I was so pleased that it came together so nicely, Marty. I’m so grateful for little blessings like this.
      Thanks for you kind remarks!

  18. I love those napkin rings — I had to buy them for myself! Your table is just beautiful with wonderful colors of autumn.

    • Diane says

      Ohhh….lucky you!! I’m thrilled that I was gifted with them. Thanks for popping by Jennie and for your thoughtful remarks.

  19. Sandi says

    Such a cute tablescape. I love the bistro chair napkin rings. How cute are they~ Thanks for sharing at my HOME. Blessings, Sandi

    • Diane says

      I do feel so blessed to have been gifted with those lovely napkin rings. Thank you for loving them too!!!

  20. What a sweet fall table! Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing your fall tablescape at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

    • Diane says

      Awww…thank you Yvonne. I adore everything you do and your compliment means the world to me.

  21. Diane, I love the simplicity of your table…and the colors, of course! That is my favorite stemware.
    Have a wonderful week…

    • Diane says

      Marigene…you just put the biggest smile on my face. 🙂 Thank you!!

  22. Beautiful warm colors! I love those cute ice cream parlor chairs too….Christine

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Christine. 🙂 They are the most fun and whimsical napkin rings ever. And they made the most fun birthday gift, too.
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  23. Kathy says

    Absolutely perfect!!! Love everything you pulled together for this!

    • Diane says

      Awwww…that is just the nicest thing to say! Thank you so much Kathy! [hugs]

  24. This is so fall and so pretty. How cool of your dear friend to allow your creative spirit to shine. I don’t have many patterned napkins but all that is about to change. Wishing you many more happy birthdays!

    • Diane says

      Thank you for your sweet thoughts and birthday wishes, Sandra!
      May your week truly be extraordinary!! 🙂

  25. tammy says

    Stopping by to Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events and letting you know you have been featured this week Xo Tammy

    • Diane says

      My sweet friend, you are so kind! I’m thrilled to be included in your amazing features.
      Thank you Tammy!!

  26. Diane, what a pretty table! Love the colors. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button. Here is the link to this week’s Sunday Showcase. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash tomorrow! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Diane says

      I am so honored to be included in the fan favorites. What a fabulous treat! Thank you so much Kathryn!! [hugs]

  27. Cindy says

    Such a pretty tablescape! Love your centerpiece, black-eyed Susans are such a sweet flower! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Cindy! I was so grateful for those lovely floral offerings at the end of the season. What a bright spot in the garden and now for my table. 🙂
      Happy Fall!

  28. How pretty! I love the color combinations you chose! You certainly have a talent for tablescapes!

    ~Abby =)

    • Diane says

      That’s just the nicest thing you could say.
      Thank you so much Abby!!


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