I don’t know about you, but I have been counting the moments until fall gets here. Sometimes, I create fall tablescapes to “wish” it into being here. YOU?! As part of my effort to decorate for fall, I created a Simple and Neutral Pumpkin Tablescape for Fall which will easily work great all the way through Thanksgiving.
Creating a tablescape that can last for the whole season can make things really easy for you and also be cost-effective. It would be so easy to use a variety of different color schemes for this centerpiece which makes this a super simple look to recreate.
I used a few of the elements on this table for A Fall Wild Game Dinner Party Tablescape I created a couple of years ago and I thought they would tie in nicely with the centerpiece I was planning for this tablescape. I love the challenge of reusing some of my dinnerware pieces for a completely new, unique look.
Several times in the past, we have hosted dinner parties for our friends who bring me their wild game. I prepare a multi-course meal with different types of wild game. The dessert course is the only course that I do not include a wild game ingredient. You can see the whole story about that along with all of the details of the tablescape HERE.
How to Create a Simple and Neutral Pumpkin Tablescape for Fall: The Place Settings
The goal for this tablescape was to create a modern, clean, and simple look. Using neutral tones was the way to go to accomplish that. Also, I wanted it to work for the entire fall season…from Halloween (hence, the pumpkins!) through Thanksgiving.
To start, I knew I wanted to use our Williams Sonoma Walden Pheasant Bird Dinner Plates (they are not sold in stores anymore, but I have linked them from another source HERE). They are perfect for a fall table setting and will transition perfectly for Thanksgiving. From there, I built the tablescape…
Using our Chateau Handcrafted Acacia Wood Chargers really elevated the place settings providing a rich, earthy feel to the table. You could really go with any rustic or brown-toned charger to create a similar look.
For the napkins, I went with a simple and neutral Frayed Linen Napkin and just placed it in between the chargers and the dinner plates. Letting the napkins drape off the edge of the table adds a little drama to the table…and, who doesn’t like a bit of drama?!
I used our twig flatware (sourced below) for this tablescape, but you could really do anything here…black, gold, or even stainless steel.
Our fern-etched glassware added a touch of vintage to this tablescape which seems fitting for this tablescape. Plus, they add a touch of elegance which is well-suited for the Thanksgiving holiday, don’t you think?!
How to Create a Simple and Neutral Pumpkin Tablescape for Fall: The Centerpiece
If you know me well, you know I like to “think outside of the box” with regard to building a centerpiece. For this table, I really wanted to create a look that will last through Thanksgiving so that it can serve “double duty”.
It is a rare occasion that I don’t use fresh flowers or greenery for the centerpiece but it is my intent it keep it set and use it through the end of November. So…faux, I go…
To start things off, I used two faux Hopps arrangements. I just love how they pull up the warm tones of the dinnerware.
To keep things simple and to coordinate the centerpiece with the place settings, I simply chose an array of faux pumpkins that highlighted the colors in the dinner plates…whites, browns, and rust colors.
For some added ambiance and to create a cozy look, I placed several clear cylinder vases with floating candles amongst the pumpkins. Additionally, I anchored the centerpiece with one of my favorite large hurricanes filled with candles (from Pottery Barn). There is nothing more cozy for fall than a table full of candlelight!
My overall recommendation for the centerpiece is to just allow yourself to be creative. You can adjust the color palette to fit with your own decor and taste (or to coordinate with your own fall-themed dinnerware). You can also use any type of candle solution. I simply used what I had for this table.
Other Details of a Simple and Neutral Pumpkin Tablescape for Fall
If possible, be sure to tie in the decor of the table/tables/buffet you might have in the area where you are setting your fall/Thanksgiving table.
For mine, I just used a few coordinating pumpkins and candlelight added to my existing decor…easy peasy.
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Hopefully, you can be inspired to create a Simple and Neutral Pumpkin Tablescape for Fall that will last through Thanksgiving! It really made my life easy for this season, and I actually have a plan to use some of the same pieces for our Christmas table to keep things even more simple.