Creating a Fall Table Setting

I learned recently that creating a fall table setting for a dinner party is possible even without owning a ton of fall dishes.  All it takes is a little creativity and just a few fallish items.



Fall tablescape - The 2 Seasons

(golden wheat plates)

For instance, my mother has a complete set of dishes that have a wheat motif.  They are by Homer Laughlin and were produced from 1949 to 1966.  She collected these dishes at antique shops and flea markets over the years. Mother has been asking me is I wanted the set, and I kept declining.  I just felt I didn’t need a complete set of dishes to store away.  However, this year I caved in and accepted eight dinner plates.  I knew that I could layer them with my existing dishes and/or with my depression glass dishes and come up with an attractive table.


 Fall tablescape - The 2 Seasons

 (Blue willow plate setrattan chargers)

I just pulled out some of my favorite dishes along with napkins and chargers that I felt would work together and came up with the cutest tablescape.  I made the corduroy place mats, and they are perfect for fall.



 Fall tablescape - The 2 Seasons

 (similar blue water goblets / wine goblets)

It is traditional with a twist, and that’s just what I like.  Those days of pulling out all of our matching china to create a dinner party table are over, and this creative approach is so much more fun.  Don’t get me wrong.



Fall tablescape - The 2 Seasons

I still love our wedding china, but I love it even more when it’s layered with other patterns.  And it didn’t even make the cut for this table setting.



Fall tablescape - The 2 Seasons

To conceal flower’s plastic pot, I simply wrapped it with an extra napkin and tied it with a rustic ribbon.


Fall tablescape - The 2 Seasons


 There’s not one thing that is matchy-matchy about this table, but it all seems to work.  Maybe this will inspire you to dig into your cabinets and get creative with your dishes.  It’s always a fun (and sometimes therapeutic) thing to do.



 Fall tablescape - The 2 Seasons

Take care.


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  1. Beth Lowe says

    We had several place settings of the “Wheat” china. I remember that it came in detergent boxes. One piece I remember most was a gravy boat. AP was excited and always used it for maple syrup and her homemade hot fudge sauce. Your table looks fresh and well thought through.