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Rustic Black & White Fall Tablescape

Simple rustic table settings are my favourite to design. I created a unique look by featuring a black & white theme for a more casual Rustic Black & White Fall Tablescape that I think you will love!

The high-contrast color combo of black & white creates a fresh feel for fall. You’ll discover a black & white buffalo check pattern in the napkins, placemats and table runner. I found the round woven placemats with black & white cotton accent at Pier 1’s summer clearance sale, and they tied in perfectly.

The orange and gold candles and pumpkins add just the right amount of complimentary fall colours. Candles are a great way to incorporate fall scents, like Sand + Fog Pumpkin Harvest, into your tablescape. The gold can-dles are so adorable. It’s surprising how a simple tin can painted gold can be such a unique rustic element. I love them!

My favourite rustic element is the seasonal centrepiece. A rustic metal pumpkin filled with a gorgeous sunflower and pumpkin floral arrangement. The glitzy wreath napkin rings from Bed Bath and Beyond match the floral arrangement too!

Smoke coloured wine glasses add a touch of sophistication, and the black with gold fleck flatware is the perfect companion to the black & white dishware.

Even the Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting placed on a Colin + Justin black two tier cake stand adds to the decor. I must confess that I’m a little obsessed with Colin + Justin’s products (Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure and Great Canadian Cottages). So many products are suitable for both my home here and away at the cabin. Find their products at HomeSense Canada, Winners and Marshalls in Canada, and HomeGoods in the US.

I’m a fan of using signs for both indoor and outdoor home decor. Wooden signs with a heart warming message are a special addition to any rustic fall decor. The “Give Thanks” sign I found at HomeSense Canada complements the black & white colour scheme, and it’s just the right size to tuck into the corner of this Rustic Black & White Fall Tablescape.

When setting a longer table (this one seats 8), adding items of varying heights will create visual interest. I used tall black wooden candlesticks with tall orange candles, and pumpkins in various sizes and colours. I also arranged the seating for three on each side of the table, rather than seats on the ends in order to show off the beautiful large pumpkin motifs on the ends of the table runner.

Don’t be afraid of over-decorating your tablescape. You can fully decorate the table, and then remove a few pieces when it’s time to place food on the table. You can also go buffet style and serve the meal at your kitchen counter or island. That’s what I do.

Have fun decorating for fall!

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