Table Setting for Fall in Non-Traditional Colors

Normally I love the earthy brown, orange, and yellow colors of fall, but this year I decided to break away from traditional fall colors, with a lighter fall farmhouse table setting.

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Before my mother-in-law passed away earlier this year, she and my father-in-law had started going to estate sales.

She knew that I love old things and bought me a vintage tablecloth at one sale.

I’ll never forget when she called to tell me she was sending it to me.  She said she took it to the cleaners to see if they could remove some of  the yellowing it had gotten over time and apologized to me that they couldn’t make it bright white.

I laughed and told her it wouldn’t look vintage if it was bright white, so it sounded perfect to me.

She never really understood my love of old things and preferred brand new, store-bought things in her own home.  So it meant so much to me that she bought something that really wasn’t her style, but that she knew I’d love.

When I found these beautiful blue dishes with a crackled glaze, I knew I had to use them for a fall farmhouse table setting, whether they are traditional fall colors or not.

I found a solid-colored tablecloth to layer under the vintage tablecloth that was a good match for the color of the dishes.

Blue crackle glaze dinnerware looks gorgeous for a farmhouse table setting! -

We are pretty casual at our house and normally use paper napkins, but I found some simple white cloth napkins with a pretty border that I couldn’t pass up.

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Next, I needed a centerpiece.  I wanted something rustic, and my upcycled clementine crate was just the right size.

I filled it with pine branch clippings, pine cones, a few leaves, and a light gray jar candle.

Fill a rustic crate with pine cones, pine branch clippings, leaves and a candle for a charming fall table centerpiece -

I added a few more candles on the sides of the centerpiece, and I love how the light plays off the etching on the goblets.

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing how to repurpose glass candle jars once the candle is used up, so come back then to see it!


I don’t use a lot of blue in my home, but I’m really loving this blue farmhouse table setting, without a bit of orange in sight. 🙂

Come back bright and early Monday morning, when I’ll show how to turn the jar from a used up candle into something pretty enough to give as a gift!

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Fall Farmhouse Table Setting in non-traditional fall colors -


Here are the products used in this table setting (affiliate links included for your convenience).

Blue Crackle Glaze 12 Piece Dinnerware Set

Embossed Footed Glass Goblet

Ivory Hemstitched Cloth Napkins

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  1. Such a pretty color combination, Angie…looks beautiful!

  2. Very pretty Angie… I love how you decorated your table with non-traditional colors and still it says everything Fall! Beautiful!

  3. Wonderful!

  4. Candy Walsh says

    Beautiful! I love the blue and I’m not a traditional orangey person myself so this is perfect!

  5. I love that you used the tablecloth that way and love those blue plates – and I don’t like blue or use it anywhere, ever. Well done!

    Funny, I have an old crocheted bedspread by my grandmother (I’m 73) and I use it on my bed as a coverlet with different colored sheets underneath and it is beautiful like your tablecloth. Aren’t we blessed!

  6. this table setting is so-o-o pretty. i really enjoy all of your creations we are antiquers and re-purposers.

    thank you,

  7. Angie, the non-traditional Fall table-scape is really pretty. I love those blue dishes! Where did you find them? The centerpiece with the rustic box with the leaves and natural items is right up my alley. The candles just make it perfect. I’m really liking all the more non-traditional Fall decor that I’m seeing, especially those little white pumpkins. Can I come eat at your Fall table? Or just sit at it and enjoy the decor?

  8. Beautiful table cloth and what a wonderful memory. The plates are such a gorgeous color. I think it looks very fallish. Our house is very informal and I would be afraid to let my family eat on that table cloth.

  9. I just bought the same dishes… Pioneer Woman plates in Denim Blue. Now trying to match more things in my kitchen but I don’t know what color to consider this. My sister-in-law says they look blue green to her which I really don’t see the green in it, maybe in one or two of the plates but not the rest. I know that they do almost clash with my medium blue cupboards I have now that probably have an almost purplish overtone to them (I may repaint them) so maybe she is right. I just consider the plates a light true blue. So what do you think, are these just considered a light blue, aqua, blue green, robins egg ??. I also LOVE the blue tablecloth you have with it so I could even get things in that color, what color would you consider that? My laptop screen never shows off true colors so I am worried I would get wrong color. I love your set up.. I want to copy it!! : ) Thanks in advance for your reply!

    • Shannon, I got the tablecloth at Walmart, so you may want to check your Walmart to see if they have it. It looks like more of a teal color to me, but with the lace tablecloth layered over it, it worked with the dishes. I think the dishes look light blue too – I don’t see any green tone in them, but I guess it depends on the light in the room and what’s around them. Hope that helps a bit!

  10. I am all for the non-traditional Angie for most things and you have surely nailed it! Just beautiful with the shades of blue! How precious that you have a gorgeous lace table cloth from your Mum In Law to add to your sweet table setting!

  11. Really like your fall table,tablecloth is beautiful and I really love your dishes.I like the fact that your table is non traditional.

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