Get tips and ideas for assembling an early fall tablescape that include a colorful centerpiece, mix and match dishes, and more.
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When fall isn’t quite here, but we so want to embrace the season, the best thing to do is go slowly. Add a few touches of autumn color here and there. Pick up some colorful fall flowers, and pull out a couple of faux pumpkins. That’s exactly what I did with this early fall tablescape featuring products from Gap Home, available exclusively at Walmart.
The minute I saw this collection, I fell in love. The selection is comprised of colors that are easy to incorporate into your existing decor. You’ll find white, gray, beige, and the loveliest shades of blue. I was super excited when I saw the Gap Home tabletop collection. Everything mixes and matches, so it’s very easy to create your own signature look.
Easy Early Fall Tablescape
This early fall tablescape went together in no time, and it started with the centerpiece. I chose bright and cheery colors, and used an old soup tureen as the vessel. By using a tape grid, I was able to keep the flowers exactly where I wanted them. The tape makes little sections, and it’s so easy to do.
- First, find a vessel that’s low and with a large opening. Any tureen or bowl will work.
- Using either regular scotch tape, or narrow florist tape, make a grid on the top of your vessel.
- Choose five different varieties of flowers, and add them in sections.
- Simply gather your flowers in groups of 5 or 6 stems, trim the stems so they are all the same length, and add each group to the grid.
- Begin on the outside of the vessel, and work your way in.
Once the centerpiece was finished, I turned my attention to the rest of the table. A fringed table runner and hyacinth placemats add color and texture. I was unable to resist the Gap Home blue & white decal ceramic dinnerware, and that’s what made this early fall tablescape come together. They can be mixed and matched with any blue or white dishes, and many other colors as well.
Early Fall Tablescape Accessories
To round out this tablescape, I added little faux pumpkins inside the round bowls, and placed the soup bowls on a cake plate. Some little pip berries and a velvet pumpkin add just a small touch of autumn. Another idea would be to leave off the soup bowls, and make a little display with 3 or 4 velvet pumpkins on a cake plate.
The blue chambray napkins are quite large, and they can be used year-round with many different tablescape styles. Tip: use solid colored napkins that match the colors in your home, so that your tablescapes coordinate with your existing decor & accessories.
One of the things I love about setting a pretty table is the feeling that I get when it’s all finished. It’s not just that I love what I used, it’s that I made the effort to add a special touch to a family meal.
Whenever you set a table with all the little extras, you should absolutely feel pride and pleasure. It’s a very small thing, but it’s moments like these that should be treasured and appreciated.