The leaves are starting to change here, especially up in the mountains! I am over the moon! I am also over the moon to share my new Olive Green and Gold Fall Tablescape with pumpkins…lots and lots of pumpkins!
I am sure you are asking…why does she have an obscene amount of pumpkins?! Well…I have acquired so many, that I started creating a Thanksgiving Tree (a Christmas tree decorated for fall) for the last couple of years.
Details of this Olive Green and Gold Fall Tablescape with Pumpkins
One of my favorite things about fall is all of the warm tones in nature and I love incorporating them into our decor. I decided to create a table setting for us using a pile of pumpkins from my collection before I use them all on our upcoming new Thanksgiving Tree.
For this tablescape, I started with the place settings. By doing this first, I was able to see the space I would have available to build the centerpiece. For me, sometimes, it easier to create a centerpiece to the place settings rather than the alternative.
For most of my place settings, I pull out all of the stops. This time, I kept them pretty simple (and didn’t buy anything new). This time, I planned on letting the centerpiece be the star of the show…a visual explosion of pumpkins and natural filler.
I have had these napkins for years (from Pier1…not available anymore…sadly). The pleated texture of the satin fabric is so different, which is why I scooped them up and used them here. The matte finish on the gold napkin rings is super subtle (also sold out, but I have sourced a few similar options below).
Since the plates are mostly covered up by the napkin, I could pretty much use anything. I chose my Lenox Tuxedo Gold-rimmed dinner plates for the touch of gold to top off the Gold Scalloped Charger Plates (on sale for $2.99 each).
Simple gold flatware, olive green wine glasses, and my vintage gold etched glassware finished things off. Mix up that glassware folks!!
Centerpiece with piles of pumpkins!
I gotta admit that I had so much fun putting this together! Actually, I am thinking of doing something similar for our Thanksgiving table this year.
To get started, I grabbed the neutral urn/vase to anchor the table with the black beard wheat. My friend, Kari (a floral designer here) brought me the fall florals and fillers for us to incorporate into this centerpiece. You can follow here HERE.
Next, I placed all of the pumpkins I intended to use down the table by layering according to size and color.
For some added natural texture, I added in real gourds and some scented geranium leaves. The leaves actually feel softer than velvet and add a touch of greenery that feels like there are vines running through the centerpiece.
The key here is using multiple tones of the colors and textures and layer them accordingly. Super simple!
The final touches included the refluxed roses, preserved roses, and the votive candle holders. Wanna learn what it is to reflux roses??!! Watch this video…
I know this is an image-heavy post, but I just had so much to share about this one! This tablescape is so easy to duplicate with your own color palette. The unstructured nature of it provides room for you to add your own creativity!
While my friend, Kari, was here (we were working on another project as well), we decided to create an arrangement for the buffet to coordinate with the centerpiece. We had so much fun putting this together in my beloved hand-carved urn.
For more inspirations for creating fall tablescapes, check out these posts…
Albeit a long post, I hope you enjoyed seeing the details of my Olive Green and Gold Fall Tablescape! I plan to keep this table setting for several weeks which is easy because all I will need to do to keep it fresh is to refresh the small rose arrangements.
Have you started planning your fall decor and tablescapes? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!