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Fall Table Decor Ideas: How to Create a Rustic and Elegant Look

The leaves are changing color, the air is crisp, and the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. It’s fall, and that means it’s time to start thinking about fall table decor.

If you’re looking for creative ways to decorate for fall, you’ll love how to pull together DIY projects and thrifted table decor for a rustic and elegant fall tablescape.

In addition, I found a great table scarf that I wanted to incorporate into my Fall Harvest tablescape. The shades of blue and brown felt perfect for fall.

The combination of blues mixed with my favorite fall color, copper, gives the table an old-world classic feel.

DIY Plaster Leaf Elegant Charger Plates.

Virtual Supper Club – Fall Harvest

Each month, my friends and I host a virtual supper club with a monthly theme. Now we are also including a guest host each month who will share their creative table ideas. We have had the best time sharing, and I’m always amazed to see how each person interprets the theme in such creative and unique ways. We are excited to have Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest with us this month. If you are joining me from Robyn’s beautiful Harvest Tablescape, welcome. Wasn’t Robyn’s table so inspiring?

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Table Decor Ideas for Fall

I recently shared a tutorial on how to make these Plaster Leaf Plate Chargers, and I love how they add to my fall table decor ideas.

In order to make the plate chargers pop, I added thrifted leaf plates on top of white ironstone dishes. I love the white against the copper.

Since the table scarf has blue touches, I decided to top the plates with these DIY Napkin Pumpkins from last fall.

In order to add another punch of blue, I chose soft blue napkins wrapped in wooden napkin rings.

Fall Centerpiece

Because this is an outside table, I decided to keep the centerpiece simple. The handmade tobacco stick lantern holds a fall candle ring with a candle poured into a glass jar.

A mix-matched set of vintage brass candlesticks hold white tapers to add additional candlelight to the table.

In addition to the antique brass candlesticks, I add my favorite brass bird salt and pepper shakers.

Vintage Table Decor Ideas for Fall

Y’all know I love using my vintage and thrifted tableware finds. The plates, cutlery, candlesticks, napkin rings, and glassware are all thrifted.

The bird salt and pepper shakers are family heirlooms.

Side Board Accessories

The metal antique ice chest serves as a sideboard for screened porch dining. Here once again, is a mix of antique, vintage, and thrifted decor.

You may recognize my wooden bowl from The French Farmer’s Wife, which has graced my coffee table for many months. Today, it is filled with a naturally preserved wreath from Floral Treasures.

The garland is from Piper Classics. The pumpkin plates are from Marshalls, from a few seasons ago. Everything else is thrifted.


In addition to the centerpiece, the DIY Plaster Leaves are added to the light fixture to add a falling leaves effect to the center of the table. You may also like to see the DIY Plaster Fall Leaf Wreath tutorial.

The hanging vases are also filled with faux fall stems.

Fall Harvest Table Decor Metals

I don’t try to match my metals when setting a table. I like to use a combination of different metals to keep the table interesting. Both copper and antique brass have that warm fall feel.

Here you can see copper, antique brass, and galvanized metals all working together.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Table Decor Ideas for Fall.

If you would like to see the previous Supper Club Theme, Click Highlighted Links Below!

More Fall Harvest Table Inspiration

Next up on the tour is Stacy Ling from Bricks N Blooms with her Cozy Fall Harvest Table. You are going to love Stacy’s creative style. Be sure to click on each of the links below to continue on the tour.

Stacy – Cozy Fall Harvest Table / Simply 2 Mom’s – Create a Beautiful Fall Tablescape / Jen – Cozy Harvest Picnic

Michele –How to Create a Woodsy Tablescape, Robyn – Harvest Tablescape / Rachel – Table Decor Ideas for Fall

Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Friday 24th of September 2021

Everything looks so fun. The added leaves on the chargers and light fixture are so clever! You amaze me with your creativity. Happy Fall!

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Saturday 25th of September 2021

Cindy, Thanks so much sweet friend.


Thursday 23rd of September 2021

I love the plaster leaves...what a great DIY project. They look amazing hanging over your table. Such a pretty fall tablescape!

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Friday 24th of September 2021

AnnMarie, Thank you so much. It was a project that mushroomed. I planned the chargers, but everything else just happened when I saw how cute they were.

CoCo T

Thursday 23rd of September 2021

Love this gorgeous Fall tablescape so much, Rachel! You are always crazy creative and it's fun to see how you put your own stamp on each season. Love all your DIYs too - they're perfection! Pinning and loving, CoCo

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Friday 24th of September 2021

CoCo, You are so kind. Thanks for stopping by.

C. Taylor

Thursday 23rd of September 2021

The table setting is lovely! Did you make the tobacco stick lantern?!

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Thursday 23rd of September 2021

Thank you so much. I didn't make the lantern. I found it out thrifting at Grandpa's Antiques in Burlington, NC