A rustic French farmhouse table for fall might just be for you if traditional fall decorating is not your preference. In this post I’m sharing a table set with neutral colors and no orange allowed!
I like to call my home user friendly. There’s a nice flow and even though the house was built in the early 60’s, it works for us. We have lived here so long that there have been lots of gatherings and daily life happenings. Today I’m sharing setting a table for fall. Did I mention pet friendly? This place is just that with 3 dogs and a bunny in residence. That’s Darby, one of our pair of 8 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who are my buddies!
This rustic french farmhouse table is one of many tables that we have built over the years. Sometimes I see others and have a bit of table envy, but I talk myself down to earth because it works. I’m a bit of a chair collector and that helps, since I have several sets and swap them out frequently. And before you ask, the chandelier is an antique French piece and the sconces are as well! I’ll offer up some shopping sources throughout this post and down at the bottom…so look for that.
Rustic French Farmhouse Table
- If you’re looking for a new table, search for the words farmhouse table, harvest table, reclaimed wood table & rustic pine.
- We built this table and I finished the table and chairs. You might be interested in these posts if you DIY around your home: HOW TO GIVE FURNITURE A CHALK FINISH, WHITEWASH A TABLE IN 30 MINUTES, BUILD A FARMHOUSE TABLE.
As with all of my soiree settings, it always starts with flowers! Fall is no exception, and in this case the flowers are all faux. While I do prefer real arrangements it’s just not possible sometimes and today’s fauxs can be fantastically authentic. You can also mix faux with real greenery and that helps them to look realistic. I grabbed a dough bowl and filled it with some faux lambs ear and my shabby palette of pale peaches. That was my first step.
I love a good mix of rustic and elegant and after I set up the flowers in my dough bowl here were my steps. Maybe this will help you to recreate a similar look if you’re feeling inspired.
Setting The Table
- Lay a table runner down the center of the table. I used all flax linen which has a rustic look of what you see in the countryside of France.
- Add a low centerpiece to your table filled with flowers. For fall, build around the centerpiece on both sides with pumpkins and some candles of various heights for glow. There are no real pumpkins available here yet, so I used velvet pumpkins. Velvet anything is a great texture to add to a rustic french farmhouse table!
- Set the places! I used a combination of new and old with a pretty white lacy dinner plate and an antique French ironstone salad plate on top. They are sitting on a wood slice and topped with a rustic napkin held in a flea market wooden napkin ring.
- Flatware comes last and a bit of vintage glitz with a gold set, again…a flea market find. Don’t forget the glasses and these are tinted pale blue.
Take a step back after you’ve set a table and rearrange as necessary.
With the peach blush flowers I used soft blues and grays (grey) accent colors.
The sideboard is filled with more faux pumpkins in silk velvet and other textures of metallics. You can find some beautiful ones with real stems HERE.
Finished off with candlelight it’s going to make for a sophisticated soiree…don’t you think?