By Renae Frey

How to Create Rustic Elegance for Your Fall Table

A simple guide to creating a beautiful and rustic outdoor table setting for fall using fresh fruit, flowers, and vintage brass candlesticks.

Add some fall elegance to your next outdoor gathering with these simple tips. Fresh fruit, artichokes, and vintage brass candlesticks are just a few of the ideas you’ll love!

Hey Friends!


I’m so glad that you are here.

I so enjoy our time together.

Fall is in the air and that means it’s time to start thinking about outdoor dining with Fall flair!

This year, why not mix things up and create a rustic elegance table setting?

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create a beautiful fall table without spending a lot of money.

So, gather your supplies and let’s get started!

Today, I am going to share with you how I created Rustic Elegance for My Fall Table. Come on, I’ll show you.

I love the Old World feel of this table setting.

Now, this is what I call Fall table decorations.

Doesn’t this remind you of a table setting in a pasture in Europe?

I hope so, because that is the look that I was going for.

I wanted this beautiful Fall table setting to be elegant, yet rustic.

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If you are new here, Hi! I’m Renae.

I love all things home and garden, especially if it is French Country or Cottage Style.

I love doing room makeovers, tablescapes and DIY projects.

I share loads of new projects each month.

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My heart is so happy!

I woke up to yet another beautiful Fall day.

If you have spent much time with me, you well know just how giddy I am for anything Fall.

I am joining such a great group of talented ladies.

Each one sharing a beautiful Fall Tablescape.

This blog hop was organized by Wendy from WM Design House.

How Do I arrange Flowers for Fall?

This pretty Fall flower arrangement was the centerpiece for this Autumn table setting.

You might remember that I showed you how to make this beautiful floral fall arrangement.

You can see that post and the video of me putting the arrangement together, here.

How Do I Set the Perfect Fall Table?

I love to gather all of the items for my table decor. It’s half the fun..

Fall is the time of year when the leaves change color, the weather cools down, and family and friends get together to celebrate.

If you’re looking for a way to add some rustic elegance to your table this year, follow these simple tips!

These are the items that I gathered from around my house. I love this old and rustic wooden riser that I got at a vintage marketplace.

These gold goblets really say “Fall” to me.

And, of course, I fit in my cabbage plates anytime that I can.

I also used my vintage silverware. Yes, they are vintage now, my husband and I got them for a wedding gift 37 years ago.

Does that mean that I am vintage, too? Please don’t answer that.

Whether you’re looking for a centerpiece for your Fall table or just want to add a touch of autumnal elegance, these simple tips will help you create a beautiful rustic display.

Be sure to subscribe to our blog and YouTube channel to see more easy DIY projects, and happy decorating!

Although I was dreaming of Fall and all things Fall-like cooler weather, it was 100 degrees outside on the day that I did this tablescape.

I set the table under a tent trying to keep things from melting, me included.

Don’t you just love the fresh produce?

Fall is a time of year when people like to cozy up in their homes and spend time with family and friends.

This season is also the perfect opportunity to add some rustic elegance to your table.

By following these simple tips, you can create a beautiful tablescape that will make your guests feel welcome and comfortable.

I love using anything from my garden, whether it is flowers, or greenery, or fruit or veggies.

It adds so much charm and it doesn’t cost me anything, so French, right?

I used a small wooden vintage table that I have in my barn, it’s so charming.

I used my cabbage plates from Bordello Pinheiro, they are one of my favorites.

You can get them here.

Then I placed a lovely fruited dinner plate on top of the cabbage plate.

I couldn’t find the exact plates that I have, but these plates are similar, you can get these plates here.

I used a burgundy cloth napkin and tucked it into a brass napkin ring.

I love these amber goblets, they look so beautiful for a fall table setting-especially for outdoor dining.

Don’t these brass candlesticks look great with these rust colored candles?

They really add to the ambiance of the fall dining table decorations.

These brass candlesticks are lovely, as are these.

You can get the rust colored candles here.

Doesn’t this make you dream of the European countryside.

Isn’t this bike basket adorable?

One of my dreams is to ride a vintage bicycle with a basket of fresh flowers and stop along the roadside in the European countryside and have a picnic.

Of course, it would be lovely if the picnic was already set up and I just happened upon it.

Beings that I am dreaming, there should be the most delicious food just waiting for me to arrive.

I adore these cross back chairs, I keep them in the barn as well-along with the vintage farm table.

I love using the table and chairs for impromptu dinners in the garden.

These cross-back chairs look even better after years of use.

They are absolutely perfect for that French Country style.

You can get the lovely cross-back chairs here.

We hope you enjoy creating this look for your next gathering!

Did you try any of these ideas?

Let us know how it went in the comments below or on our social media pages.

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Happy decorating!

Well, my friends, that’s it! I sure hope that you enjoyed this post, if so, please Pin It!

Be sure to subscribe to our blog and YouTube channel to see more easy DIY projects, and happy fall!

Please click on the images below to see more Fall tablescape inspiration from South House Designs, The Tattered Pew, Trueman’s Treasures, Vintage Home Designs, WM Design House, Our Tiny Nest, Living Large In A Small House, Shiplap and Shells and Bricks ‘n Blooms.

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Blessings to you,


26 thoughts on “How to Create Rustic Elegance for Your Fall Table”

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I’m a summer girl, but your table is making me crave fall…and that says a lot! 😉 Off to pin!

  2. Leslie Watkins

    So pretty. I’m with you… a European picnic by the side of the road sounds perfect! Happy weekend!

  3. Regina Jenkins

    Renae-this is magazine worthy. Perfect and gorgeous.

  4. Libbie Burling

    This is just beautiful. I love all the Fall colors you’ve used here!

  5. This so beautiful. I love the artichokes are so pretty and the flowers are gorgeous. You always have gorgeous tables.

  6. Beautiful table setting , Renee! Love the rich, deep colors you uses. I really love the riser! thanks for sharing your talents!

  7. I love Fall and am so happy to feel the winds of change blowing in here in the South. This looks beautiful! I am going to have to dig out a champagne bucket and try to make a tables cape like this. Have a wonderful week!

  8. I love the chairs and all of your decor choices! So pretty!

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the European and elegant feel of it! And that floral arrangement is what floral dreams are made of!! So inspiring!!!

  10. Absolutely stunning table … love the colors. You’re such a talented designer. I may have to stop resisting fall. xo

  11. The rich tones you chose are gorgeous together!! So beautiful Renae, as always! Come fix up my table!! Pinned!

  12. I love your gorgeous fall tablescape. We are putting together a round-up post of fall tablescapes and would love to include an image from this post. We’d love to use one of your images with a link back to your post and credit given to you. I look forward to hearing from you.

  13. Renae your tablescapes are always amazing! You have such a gift!

  14. mary

    The taper candles are a beautiful color! Resource?

  15. Renae you sure know how to set a beautiful table. I am in love with the colors you chose and how it all came together. Gorgeous!

  16. Renae your tablescape makes me feel like I was transported to a vineyard in Italy for a picnic. It’s so beautiful!

  17. This is absolutely stunning! Everything is so beautiful. I just love all the colors and elements.

    1. Thank you so much for your kindness. I definitely believe the “More is More” theory in doing tablescapes. Hugs to you.

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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