Fall Table Setting

I buy most of my table setting pieces at thrift stores and flea markets. Everything for this fall table setting {besides the silverware} was purchased second hand or on clearance. One of the things I miss since moving to Florida is the change of seasons, so I like to bring those beautiful autumn colors in my home however I can.

Fall Table Setting

The green Pier One dinner plates were only a buck a piece at a thrift store! They only had four of them, but a few months later a friend said she had two of the same ones and gave them to me. Yes, I have awesome friends!

I bought this wooded, hand-painted bucket at a garage sale for $1. It was brand new and still had the tag on it. We usually use it as a catch-all place for keys and receipts, but I emptied it out for this photo. *lol*

I picked up these adorable scarecrows at a local dollar store a few years back. They were on clearance during an after holiday sale and were 75% off so they were only 25 cents each!

These dessert dishes were $1 each in a thrift store and I bought two of them. They were in mint condition with no scratches or chips.


This fall tablecloth belonged to my mother. We loved going to garage sales together and we would spend Saturday mornings going to as many as we could, and then we would go for lunch. It’s one of the many beautiful memories I have of time spent with her. On this particular day, we stopped by a moving sale that a woman was having and we both spotted this table cloth. There were also about 20 brown cloth napkins with it. My mother claimed the table cloth first (she was quick!) and we split up the napkins. You can see the brown napkins in the first photo.

Whenever I take out this table cloth and the napkins, I remember that day and I’m so grateful we shared those Saturday mornings together.

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  1. Dotty J Boucher says:

    I love what you had done with the table, it looks so pretty, I usually just toss some leaves on the table lol I guess I better start adding a few more items like this, looks wonderful

  2. I completely understand your frustration not seeing the leaves change and having to bring the holiday spirit yourself … I live in Japan currently and deal with the same problem, sadly. My cousin also did a fall tablescape you might like! Thanks for linking at welcome home Wednesday!
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  3. Tiffany says:

    Hi, Joanne ~ I lived in Florida for awhile and missed the seasons dreadfully! I love what you’ve done with your table! I use a ton of thrifted items in my holiday decor. Otherwise, I’d break the bank! :0) Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! See you on Sunday!
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  4. Twitter:
    What wonderful memories that table cloth brings you. You do have wonderful friends! Those plates are pretty!
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  5. Bri says:

    Those scarecrows are super cute and look like they costed more than 25 cents. That was such a great find. I have to go check out my local dollar store to see if I can score some great Fall decor.

  6. Laura says:

    I love getting knick knacks and bits from charity shops. It’s such a goldmine! Love the scarecrows, they look very cute!
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  7. chastity says:

    The scarecrows are perfect! I’m planning on putting out my fall decorations this weekend. I just love Fall decorations and pumpkin candles:)
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  8. Jenn says:


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    GORGEOUS! There’s something about fall I just can’t get enough of. I need to hit up my local thrift stores to try to find some areas as nice as yours!
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  9. Crystal says:

    That makes such a cute table setting for the season, all without spending a whole lot. I love that you incorporated a piece that has so many memories, too, because the holidays are nothing without remembering the special moments we spent with those we love.
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  10. Dawn Nieves says:

    I never have any luck at garage sales or thrift stores and I’m always so envious of other people’s great finds! Your table setting looks great! I can’t wait to pull out our fall decorations!
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  11. Wendy Miller says:


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    I love pieces that bring back memories of family. My favorite uncle died in January 2014, and my grandmother sent me an ornament that belonged to him a few months ago. It’s a Notre Dame football ornament, and sports mean nothing to me, but I treasure the piece because it was his and I adored him. I think it’s wonderful that you have these items to remind you of your mom. Scarecrows wouldn’t last in my house, though, because my boys would want to either stick them outside or tease the cat with them. lol

  12. Jen V. says:


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    You have found some awesome pieces! I am not usually quite that lucky at garage or thrift sales. I love those little scarecrows. So cheerful!
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  13. Ashley says:

    That is a cute table setting. I like the scarecrows and the tablecloth not only because it is pretty but for the memories you have with your mom. I have pieces like that in my house too, it makes them special 🙂
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