Is it just me or does it seem like Christmas encroaches upon us earlier each year? Seriously, I could’ve sworn I saw a holly wreath among the aisles of HomeGoods at the end of September. Like, let me just take a moment to freaking enjoy my fall foliage and pumpkin spice latte before you shove tinsel in my face (no hate on Christmas though, it’s my favorite holiday!).
As every retailer seems to think fall is gone with the wind these days, I’m taking a moment to share my fall tablescape (with hints of winter since we’re in limbo). It’s 70 degrees and humid outside today in Connecticut so it feels neither like fall or winter, but inside, we can pretend.
While a lot of the season-specific decor is from HomeGoods, I have a few year-round pieces that work just as well with spring peonies and autumn wheat bundles.
Natural Jute Braid Charger (otherwise known as a fancy placemat): $5.99/each
Gold Highball Glass Set: $20.97/set of 6
Porcelain Oval Dinner Plate: $1.98/each (these plates are some of the BEST deals I have ever found. They are heavy and look/feel like they cost a million more coins than they actually did)
Things I bought at HomeGoods but found comps online: $24.99
Rose Gold Cutlery: $24.99
Buffalo Plaid Cloth Napkins: $17.99/set of 12
Fall Floral Arrangement: $27.49 (on sale right now!)
Farmhouse Black & White Table Runner: $23.00+ (depending on size)
Gold Bowls: $10.00
White Pumpkin Dutch Oven (this was a bit difficult to find an affordable version online, so I’m linking two options below, one that isn’t a pumpkin but is a white/gold dutch oven that is super cute for display, and another splurge option that in the shape of a pumpkin):
Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven from Magnolia: $49.99
Staub 3.5 Quart Cast Iron Pumpkin Cocotte: $179.99
And, last but not least, my favorite addition to the fall tablescape: the wood bathtub tray that looks just as good in the dining room as it does in the bathroom (double duty decor!).
The frosted pinecones are my nod to the upcoming winter. That’s all I had in me because I just want to hang onto fall a bit longer (at least let me get to Halloween, please).
As we head into the weekend, may this fall tablescape inspire you to live a little more in the moment (the moment we are in is fall, dear every retailer in the US) while still looking forward to the future.
“All I do know is we’re here and it’s now.” – The Smiths