Pumpkin and Wheat Shock Table Decor for Fall

Does cool weather in fall make you want to put out a plaid tablecloth?

Pumpkin and Wheat Shock Tablescape

Fall tones of gold and orange, brown, burgundy, and green bring such warmth to a table.

Plate Stack

Hearty soup or pasta bowls remind us that something warm and delicious is about to fill us.

Place Setting

Rough textures contrast smooth, shiny dishes.

Full Table View

Napkins wrapped in wired woody vines.

The Edges

Brown burlap grounds the collection of pumpkins, wheat shocks and candles.

Table End View

Candles and shimmery pumpkins.

Candle and Pumpkins

Pumpkins made from canning jar bands, cinnamon stick and burlap ribbon as a stalk.

Place Setting

Aged burlap chargers add more rough texture.

The center vase lifts the eye to prickly wheat shocks.

Center Collection

Wheat extends into the air…along with tapers lit for sparkle.

Wheat Shocks

Ah, the comforts of fall….

Some of us are getting lax with our manners.  Not you, of course, but I certainly need a reminder – just in time before family gatherings of giving thanks.  No one wants to be that so-and-so  who acted shamelessly (wink).

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What’s on your fall table?  Warm tones, rough textures, sparkly candles?  Pumpkins, too?



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  1. Robin says

    Oh so pretty! And the chargers look amazing! 🙂 Your tables always look so “WOW”.

    I’m getting the red burlap for my chargers today!

    Please check out the “bird ” burlap at JoAnn’s! I think you will LOVE it as much as I do!

    I am buying enough to do 6 chargers with that as well! I can’t wait. I am thinking that YOU might be able to come up with some other clever idea for that fabric. It is still early yet, so I have only envisioned a table runner edged in red thread or even some red fabric (to bring out the berries in the print).

    Oh wait…another idea just came to me….I may cover my little footstool from the thrift shop in that burlap!!! (My creative juices are starting to flow! I guess the protein I just ate for breakfast is kicking in. LOL)

    Here is the link for the “bird burlap”. The red is more rich in person. This online pic does not do it justice:


    • says

      Thanks, Robin. Yes! The bird burlap is wonderful, and I can see that with some red trimming. Thanks for the heads-up on that! 🙂

    • says

      Thanks, Barbara. My mom gave me the wheat shocks this summer, and I could hardly wait to use them. I love the texture, too. I hope you’re having a great week! 🙂

  2. Jaybird says

    Too funny!!! I just went and found PLAID vinyl tablecloths for our Thanksgiving day pic-nic at the state park! I just couldn’t see the T-day table with no plaid tablecloth. The crazy thing is….the ones I found at the $ store are almost the same design as my fabric ones that we have used for the last forty-eleven years!!:^)
    Your table is lovely and I like your description which includes why you use the things you do! I also like your reminder!!!!! I just wish I could forward the manners part to some people in the family :^(
    Have a good weekend and be blessed!

  3. says

    Kim, I love plaid and especially for the holidays! Your table has lots of texture and color! Your burlap chargers are the perfect foundation for the dinner plate and bowl. The pumpkins made from the canning jar bands are a great idea! I would so enjoy sitting at this lovely table! Blessings, Pam
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    • says

      Thank you, Pam. Those canning lid pumpkins were all over Pinterest three years ago. I get so much enjoyment from them every year. 🙂

    • says

      Thank you so much. This one is very different from my usual, but we can enjoy “different” sometimes. I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  4. says

    Yes, the plaid is instantly warming and welcoming! Love all the natural elements and textures, just perfect for November~ I love the etiquette chart, I’m afraid fine dining is a lost art forever, along with the household staffs and butlers! Don’t you know those folks back in the day would have loved to curl up on the couch with a sandwich! I missed your burlap charger post, I’m off to check that out!
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    • says

      Haha! The picture of that in my head made me laugh out loud! People back in those times couldn’t relax and eat on a couch. That just wasn’t DONE!