Early Fall Tablescape with Gap Home

Get tips and ideas for assembling an early fall tablescape that include a colorful centerpiece, mix and match dishes, and more.

early fall centerpiece

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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.

early fall centerpiece on dining table

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.

taped flower grid on bowl

Centerpiece Assembly

  • 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.
place setting on early fall tablescape

Place Settings

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.

gap home blue and white dishes

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.

early fall tablescape in dining room

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.

blue chambray napkin on early fall tablescape

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.

gap home pillow on chair

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.

early fall tablescape with blue and orange

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9 Comments

  1. Pamela Turner says:

    Lovely table setting. It feels like a subtle, yet sophisticated combination of color and texture. I’m very tempted by the table runner and napkins, too!

  2. Hi, sweet Ann. As usual, this is lovely. That velvet pumpkin with bittersweet spoke to my autumnal heart! May I ask where you got your bittersweet? It’s perfect. Blessings.

  3. I have two soup tureens that I’ve been wondering what to do with. Thank you for the flower idea, especially putting the tape grid on to hold up the flowers! I’m going to give it a try. Always enjoy your posts!

  4. I love the bright colors of the flowers, especially with your blue and white dishes.

  5. There are really some great buys out there. Thank you for sharing some of the best with us.
    Karen

  6. Lovely centerpiece, Ann. Gap Home is new to me. Thanks for introducing this new line. Fall decor is my favorite because it lasts longer than the Christmas season! Now if only the weather would turn cooler. Hot in TX for a few more months.

    1. Hello Ann, I was so happy when I saw your beautiful pave’ centerpiece. I have been in the floral design industry for to many years to mention and it makes me crazy to see bloggers demo arrangements that are hot messes. Kudos, on the no greens and clustering, I rarely use greens except in certain situations. Thank you for your simply is best motto, love your blog, one of my favs!!!!

  7. Your table looks so pretty.I love all your pics from Gap Home.

  8. Christine M Waldrop says:

    Thank you for this post. I love it. I was not familiar with Gap Home at Walmart…so good to know!