So you’re planning to host a fall family dinner. I have the perfect relaxed table setting that still shows you invested a little time and effort. Here’s a guide to create an Elegant Farmhouse Fall Tablescape. It is both elegant with cut crystal and vintage Johnson Brothers English Countryside Dishes, and farmhouse with brown and white buffalo check napkins, and galvanized tin lantern.

Autumn Into Fall Elegant Farmhouse Tablescape
White pumpkins, galvanized lanterns and checked napkins make an elegant farmhouse fall table setting

Check out these posts for more fall inspiration: Fall on the Front Porch and Create a Colorful Outdoor Fall Tablescape.

Elements you will need to create a similar Elegant Farmhouse Fall Tablescape

  • Vintage or Everyday China
  • Tablecloth
  • Affordable Centerpiece
  • Leaves and Small Branches
  • Fancy Crystal Goblets, Candlesticks, and Vases
  • Feather Boa (you read that correctly)
  • Buffalo Check Napkins
  • Caramel Apples for the Win

Vintage China helps Create an Elegant Farmhouse Fall Tablescape

Although I’m not typically a lover of brown, I do enjoy the color for fall. I have a set of vintage Johnson Brothers Olde English Countryside dishware with brown as the main color. It finds a way to the table at least once every fall.

Autumn into Fall Elegant Farmhouse Tablescape
Vintage Johnson Brothers Dishes and Buffalo Gingham Napkins

White Tablecloth

The table is anchored with a vintage white tablecloth that has an exquisite five inch lace trim. Yes, it is a round table cloth on a rectangle table. I break almost all the rules, so that’s no surprise to you! I love that you get a good look at the lace as it borders the ends of the table.

Autumn Into Fall Elegant Fall Farmhouse Tablescape
Vintage Lace Tablecloth anchors this Fall Farmhouse Tablescape

Simple and Affordable Fall Centerpiece

The center piece is super quick, easy, and inexpensive. We love those words, right?  I used a galvanized lantern that I’ve had for a while as the base. Instead of using a predictable candle, I loaded it with fruit, vegetables, plants, and fairy lights (a modern day cornucopia)! You can find a step by step guide to re-create this fall centerpiece on the link to this blog post I wrote: Budget Friendly DIY Fall Centerpiece

Simple Fall Centerpiecde
Fall Centerpiece with Real Fruit and Foliage from the Yard

You can find a step by step guide to creating the centerpiece above here: Budget Friendly DIY Fall Centerpiece

Fall Leaves and Branches : Free Fall Decor

When the lighting was perfect for photographing the table, and I had no flowers on hand, I headed to the front yard and clipped some low hanging branches from our Japanese Maple. You can see they are just starting to show off their beautiful fall color.

Autumn into Fall Elegant Farmhouse Tablescape
Waterford Crystal and Candlesticks add Elegance to this Farmhouse Fall Table Setting

Use the Crystal Goblets, Candlesticks, and Vases

If you’re not using those wedding gifts at least weekly, why not? The candlesticks, floral vases, chargers, and water goblets add an unexpected fancy element to all the earthy browns.

Crystsal Vase filled with Fall Foliage
Fall Branches as Centerpiece

Add Fall Decor to your Chandelier – Make Mine a Feather Boa

You know by now, that the chandelier can’t go unadorned. She got REAL fancy this fall with a feather boa all her own. I think it’s stunning on her. What do you think?

Autumn Into Fall Elegant Farmhouse Tablescape
Dining Room Chandelier gets a fancy for fall.
Fall Decor Ideas
Fall Feathers tucked around the chandelier

Buffalo Check Napkins add a Casual Element to the Elegant Farmhouse Fall Tablescape

The brown and white gingham napkins create a comfortable casual feel to the tablescape. You ask every year where you can find brown buffalo check napkins. I’ve had mine for years, and have yet to find them for you. I did, however, source some great buffalo checked napkins for you.

Caramel Apples Add Fun to a Fall Tablescape

The caramel apples jumped into my cart at the grocery store! They are such a fun little surprise on the fall table. Be sure to subscribe to the blog, and check back for a simple gluten free caramel apple recipe. Coming soon!

Fall Farmhouse Tablescape
The unxpected carmel apple!

Enjoy Today!

Love y’all!

Lori Nell

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Brown and White Fall Table Setting

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