This simple pumpkin and buffalo check fall tablescape is all about a favorite fall dessert! It features mini pumpkin pies, a beautiful DIY centerpiece, and buffalo check placemats. Includes FREE printable place cards at the
end of the post.
It’s finally starting to feel a little like fall here in Texas. In between our sweltering days of temps in the high 90’s, we have had a few days where the air conditioner has been off, and we were actually able to open the windows.
Cooler temps, cozy throws, and the delicious scents from comfort food cooking are some of my favorite things about this time of year. When I think of all of those things, the first word that comes to my mind is GATHER! As you probably already know, gathering people together and hosting is what I enjoy doing the most.
I love creating seasonal tablescapes not only for my gatherings but also as part of my everyday decor. Not every gathering involves a sit-down dinner, but it’s always a nice touch to have the table spruced up for the season!
We eat at our kitchen table almost every night, so in an effort to not drive the men in this house crazy, I try not to get too elaborate with the kitchen scape. They do not enjoy disassembling and reassembling every night.
When I spotted these adorable faux mini pumpkin pies on Instagram from Kathy @strawberrycupcake22, I knew I wanted to center my simple fall tablescape in the kitchen around them. Whenever I am working on a tablescape, I start with one inspiration element and then create the rest of the scape around it.
Can you believe they are faux? My boys were so disappointed when they saw them on the table and discovered they were not real.
If you have read any of my other tablescape posts, you know that I like to shop my house before I purchase new items for my tablescapes. For the center of the table, I layered burnt orange burlap ribbon over a natural burlap ribbon. Both are from Hobby Lobby and I’ve had them for years.
Since this tablescape is all about the pumpkin pie, I decided to use a ceramic pumpkin for the centerpiece. I have had this thing for over 20 years and never quite know what to do with it. This year I got creative and made an arrangement using faux flowers and dry foam bricks from Michaels for under $20.
I placed one full brick in the middle and used a bread knife to cut the other two bricks in half and stuffed those on the sides. This helped to keep everything from sliding around. You could do this with a real pumpkin or I found one similar to mine at Target.
The Place Settings
I used the white pumpkin plates that I purchased from Pier 1 several years ago for the pies. Unfortunately, Pier 1 no longer carries them but Home Goods and Hobby Lobby always have inexpensive seasonal salad plates.
You may recognize the buffalo check placemats and white mini pumpkins from last year’s tablescape. I still love these placemats. You can read all about those in my Fall Tablescape for Under $20 post. I’ve had the amber goblets from Kohl’s for several years. I use them all of the time! The super cute pumpkin place cards are new thanks to my graphic designer Kimberley. You can download them for FREE at the end of this post! 🙂
The only other additions to this pumpkin and buffalo check fall tablescape were two antique wooden candlesticks and fairy lights that have both made appearances in several of my other scapes.
I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Super simple and nothing crazy to disassemble every night when we eat dinner. If I do have guests, I just need to add a dinner plate, charger, and napkin. Perfect for lunch with girlfriends! I will have to make some real mini pumpkin pies though! 😉
In addition to the pumpkin place cards, I had Kimberely make buffalo check place cards to match the placemats. She did such a great job and I love that they can be used at any time of year! You can download them with the pumpkin place cards below. They can also be used as food bar/buffet labels.
I hope this tablescape and the place cards help you to create a beautiful fall tablescape for your family and friends. If you need some more inspiration, be sure to check out my other fall tablescapes.