Elegant Autumn Apples Inspired Tablescape

Today, we’re sharing our elegant Autumn apples inspired tablescape!

Decorating an Open Concept Home for Fall 

Our house has an open floor plan which is great for entertaining or spending an afternoon visiting with my sisters and the littles.

If you’re standing in the kitchen you can see the living room, the breakfast nook, the dining room, the entry, and into 2 bedrooms all from standing in one place.

What I love about having an open floor plan is how interactive and engaging it is.

But I also love the simplicity of seasonal decorating in an open floor plan. After all, whatever color palette or inspiration used in one room can easily be carried over to the surrounding areas without a lot of extra effort.

Embracing a Moody Color Palette

This year, we’ve been embracing moody colors which have been such a fun change from our usual neutral color palette.  We’ve also tried to bring our love of spending time at the cabin during the Fall season, home to Florida.

Once I committed to using cabin inspiration and moody colors in the other areas of the house, I thought it would be fun to add them to the breakfast nook as well.

Creating an Elegant Autumn Apple Inspired Tablescape 

To create this elegant Autumn apples inspired tablescape, I started by layering the table with two eucalyptus garlands.

Using a greenery style table runner is a simple way to help extend your table décor from Fall to the holidays.

Right now, we’re using apples, but we can easily change them out for pumpkins or pinecones as the season progresses.

The variety of plates on the place settings of our elegant Autumn applies inspired tablescape are ones I’ve collected for years.

I love to treasure hunt and vintage plates have definitely become a weakness ?

I picked up these floral plates a few summers ago while out shopping with my Mom.  They were a quarter apiece, I think, which is crazy.

Creating an Elegant Autumn Apples Inspired Centerpiece 

To create the centerpiece, I used the base of one of my favorite ironstone soup tureens. Then filled it with flowers and greenery.

Placing a piece of floral foam in the bottom of the tureen helps to keep the flowers in place no matter if you’re using real flowers or faux.

We don’t have a lot of extra room to store holiday decorations because our attic is super small. So, I’m always looking for ways to repurpose and reuse items from one season to the next.

Mixing treasured home décor staples and vintage finds with grocery store items like apples are a really easy way to help stretch your seasonal decorating budget too.

Celebrating Fall This Year

I know the way we share meals together has changed a lot this year.  But there are always simple things we can do to make the occasion a special one.

For example:

  • Pretty place settings
  • Lighting candles
  • Adding flowers
  • Playing music
  • A signature cocktail
  • A favorite meal
  • Real napkins
  • A surprise dessert

A wide variety of apples are in season right now if you want to create an elegant Autumn apple inspired tablescape too.

Honestly, there’s no better time to slow down, light some candles, and get swept up in meaningful conversations that matter.

And while we’re getting swept up in things this Fall, let’s include truly being present while spending time with each other. It’s such an easy gift!

Let us know if you’re creating an elegant Autumn apple inspired tablescape or how you decorated your breakfast nook!

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Many blessings,


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  1. Thanks so much, Lisa! I hope your weekend rocks! Hugs, CoCo

  2. Thank you, Angie! You can come over for lunch any time you’re in town sweet friend 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  3. Angeline, you’re so sweet, thank you! I’m trying to use as many things as I already have on hand to decorate for the holidays this year. The jean napkins were a last minute addition. There’s a pair of jeans turned shorts around here somewhere 🙂

  4. You ladies are the sweetest, thank you! I wish I lived closer to you guys, I’d head to the apple orchards and pick a bushel with you and share my cheese board too. Happy weekend!

  5. You’re so sweet, Shonee, thank you! I love apples and cinnamon too. I would burn an apple and cinnamon candle but it makes me constantly hungry for pie 🙂 Hugs for a happy week, CoCo

  6. Such kind words, Lori, thank you so much! After a pared down summer, it’s been really nice to decorate again. I know what you mean about the brown and white transferware. Every time I actually find a piece, it makes me melt 🙂 Hugs, Coco

  7. Thank you so much, Renee, I really appreciate your sweet words! Hugs, Coco

  8. This looks incredible. So beautiful and romantic

    1. Aww thanks so much, LiLi, you’re welcome at this table any day of the week. I’ll even pop some pink bubbly for you and we can celebrate all the good things in store for us this Fall. Big hugs, CoCo

  9. Love this table and .25 for the dishes is crazy. I love these they’re pretty and elegant and such a great deal.

    We have a semi open floor plan and I love it especially during this time of year. Seeing all the cozy touches at once makes me happy.

    Happy first day of fall!


    1. Thank you, Cindy! I seriously could not believe they were so cheap. I know I must have sprinted to the cash wrap to scoop them up immediately 🙂 It really does make a huge difference for everyone to be able to see each other and hang out. Plus it’s always an incentive to make sure the kitchen is neat and tidy too he he. Hope your first day of Fall was amazing, CoCo

  10. Oh my goodness there is so much eye candy to look at in this post, CoCo! That centerpiece is so lovely! I love that it’s so versatile and you can switch out the apples for pumpkins or whatever later in the season. And those dishes! You certainly have an eye for beautiful vintage pieces. Simply gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much, Christine, I really appreciate it. It’s been fun to put different tablescapes together since we’ve been eating dinner at home more these past few months. I say anything that makes the day feel special or easier is worth the effort 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

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