There is no one right way to dress your Fall tables. Variety, my friend, and switching up the way you use table elements you already have, will allow you to produce stunning Fall tables you will adore.
Look, ma. It’s fun to play with color. You might not want to leave the house with an orange/purple ensemble, but it’s a beautiful combination for a table that provides a cheery morning wake-up. Orange tulips are positioned in miniature milk bottles in a chicken wire holder. Deep purple placemats, bowls, and bejeweled napkin rings. I used orange prep bowls for the breakfast condiments. They are plastic, but who would know when there is so much else to distract the eye?
If the weather is nice, eating outdoors is sure to lower your stress level as you soak in the gorgeous fall landscape. With a bold color palate (yellow, red orange) and painted wood block napkin rings to pull the colors together (as well as the floral arrangement), you are ready for a treat. (Yeah, don’t ask me why there are three places set and enough food to serve the cast of your favorite TV show. I have no idea, other than the fact that my mantra is “Leftovers are not a bad thing.”)
This is a colorful luncheon table. The flowers and vase scream “Fall!” so we were able to play with some other colors. The napkins were chosen next for their Fall vibe. The yellow flower napkin rings echoed the yellow rose in the vase. The striped flatware had the same colors as the napkins. White base plates. Colored glass plates on top. I didn’t want the glasses to compete with what else was going on, so I used some whimsical frosted glass ones in lighter shades of glass. Aren’t the glass plates pretty? Ah, yes. And I learned the hard way that the color is something that is not infused in the glass. It was applied to the bottom. With a little scrubbing, flakes of color also came OFF the bottom. Food safe, because the top surface was plain glass. Not a pleasant surprise when the plates started getting bad spots underneath. On a bright note, at least I had gotten to use them and take their picture, to preserve the look for you, dear reader.
In the table pictured above, we give just a hint of Halloween to come with both the colors (lots of orange and black), but also the moon and star napkin ring. The black and white napkin ring looked a little stark on the black napkin, so I added a second, slim wood napkin ring below it for a pop of orange. I would never have dreamed I would use these orange goblets as much as I have, but I love them and they go with a lot more than I would have imagined. Cute patterned flatware? Check. Orange tulips in a glass vase with black marbles help pull it all together.