Autumn Table Settings

It’s not officially Autumn until Saturday, but I’m already in full-fledged “celebrate fall because it’s not 115 degrees outside anymore and pumpkin spice lattes are out anyway” mode. And I love it! Now, we don’t really get a full Autumn here in Texas…so I like to go all out and bring it all indoors.

Autumn Table Settings at Like a Saturday

I’m starting with the table in our breakfast nook. It’s a small, round, 4-seater table and is the focal point when looking from the living room to the kitchen. It’s the perfect space for a beautiful centerpiece. I like to mess around and change things up every now and then, so I have a “high” and “low” option…and who knows, I might come up with something else before Thanksgiving rolls around.

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

To start, I used a stemmed hurricane vase (a wedding leftover) and filled it with small river rocks to hold up the branches, and then scattered a few tiny pinecones and acorns on top.

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

I bought both faux autumn branches and dried oak branches. Having just a touch of real mixed in with the fake will give you a more natural look. I love this centerpiece. It’s like an explosion of Fall color !

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

My second “low” option was even easier to pull together. I stuck our large, wooden salad bowl in the center of the table and simply filled it with an assortment of small gourds found at the grocery store.

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

This is the easiest way to bring Autumn colors and textures into your decor, and the wooden bowl adds a rustic element. You just have to play around and rearrange the little pumpkins and gourds until they sit the way you like.

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

We don’t have a dining room, so I like to bring a little elegance into our breakfast nook. I found these gold chargers at Goodwill for $3 total, and the bronze woven placemats were a $6 find at Ross last year. I layered my white “shabby chic” Target plates with my jade colored, Japanese china tea plates. These are very special to me. They belong to a tea set that belonged to my grandmother’s grandmother. She and a few of her girlfriends all bought the same set, and took turns hosting each other for tea every week. I love this story, idea, and the sentimental value these dishes hold.

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

The napkin rings are just something I made fairly quickly by stringing beads onto floral wire and randomly twisting here and there.

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

Hopefully that will give you a little inspiration to get started on your own Fall decor. It doesn’t need to be fussy or expensive. You can usually shop your own house and find a few things while you’re doing your weekly grocery shopping to create a warm, cozy Autumn look in your home.

Autumn Table Settings | Like a Saturday

Later this week I’ll be sharing my Fall porch and some ideas for decorating outside. Have a great day!!