Colorful Fall Tablescape & Centerpiece Decor

Over the weekend, I picked up some gorgeous dark pink fall florals on clearance and today they’re serving as the inspiration for my colorful fall tablescape decor! It’s a bit of an untraditional color palette for fall or Thanksgiving, but I love how it all came out. Plus I got to use ginger jars, which always makes me happy. 

Colorful fall tablescape with pink floralsIf you’ve landed here from Pink Peppermint Design (who is also the marvelous host for this blog hop!), then welcome! My name is Monica, and I love all things chinoiserie, glam and beautiful.

In my fall home tour, I had a very similar tablescape, but it was a little more subdued. This version really packs a visual punch with the tobacco leaf china and dark pink colors.

Chinoiserie fall tablescape centerpiece ideas

For the fun “runner” down the center, I butted up the ends of two large kitchen tea towels. I think the pom pom edge really adds a fun, whimsical element. 

To keep the casual and fun vibe, the flatware is all in a blue and white vessel rather than by each place setting.

Gold candelabra centerpiece for fall

I adore all things chinoiserie, which means a lot of blue and white, so to warm up the whole tablescape I added in this antique gold candelabra. The crystals also add a touch of sparkle, which is always classy on a table setting.

To break up all the traditional china and ginger jars, matte black snake print plates add some bold contrast and plays off the tablecloth (which is a rectangular tablecloth folded in half for my tiny round dining table).

The blue and white chargers are actually a DIY project that I’ll be posting on here on Wednesday. You will not believe how easy and affordable the project is. I recently did a tutorial for blue and white chinoiserie ornaments with this same pattern that is blowing up on Pinterest right now.

Imperial leaf tobacco leaf china place setting


This year, I’m not getting to host Thanksgiving, but it is always fun to put together a tablescape and centerpiece to have a lovely table that is always ready for company. Decorating a small dining room has its challenges, so I also incorporated colorful decor on my black and gold etagere that recently got moved into this space from the living room.

I incorporated more of my growing Imperial Leaf china collection, and I hope to snag a set of dinner plates soon. 

Dining room china display decor ideas

The colorful fall tablescape really brings all the elements of my small dining space together, and I highly encourage you to NOT be afraid of bold, dramatic decor in your small spaces. 

Small dining space colorful fall tablescape

And the angle of the fall centerpiece from the patio is equally lovely and colorful!

Small dining room china cabinet decorated for fall

Colorful, glam, and classic chinoiserie elements come together for mega style in my non-traditional fall and Thanksgiving tablescape! I now hand you over to my friend Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles who has a WHOLE SET of this china…lucky girl! Her home is always bright, colorful and filled with pattern, so you’re in for a real treat! 

Make sure to also check out the other Thanksgiving and fall centerpieces from this talented group of bloggers all week long:

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Pink Peppermint Design | Monica Wants It | Dimples and Tangles | Inspiration for Moms | Two Twenty One

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11 Magnolia Lane | Hymns and Verses | Our Fifth House | Decor to Adore | Meaningful Spaces

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Far Above Rubies | Follow The Yellow Brick Home | Heathered Nest | A Stroll Thru Life | DIY Decor Mom

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RemodelaCasa | Duke Manor Farm | The DIY Playbook | Life on Cedar Lane

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  1. [email protected] Stroll Thru Life
    November 5, 2018 / 6:59 am

    Oh I love your beautiful colorful table design and I love that you moved the etagere into the dining area, it is perfect there. I never thought about adding a runner to a tablecloth,but this looks fabulous. I need to remember that.

    • monicawantsit
      November 5, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Hi Marty! I really love the etagere in here, too. It’ll likely stay here so our living room doesn’t feel so crowded.

  2. November 5, 2018 / 8:49 am

    MONICA! Your table is just TOO good! I absolutely love every layer, color, pattern, and accessory you used. You’ve got my wheels spinning for future tables! Happy Monday! 🙂

    • monicawantsit
      November 5, 2018 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks, Jennifer! I can’t wait to see yours later today when I swing by- I know it’s going to be phenomenal!

  3. November 5, 2018 / 9:05 am

    Monica you are SO clever to use two handtowels as a runner! I love all the color and inspiration from the tabacco plates.

    • monicawantsit
      November 5, 2018 / 2:55 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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    • monicawantsit
      November 5, 2018 / 2:54 pm

      Hi Rhonda! I am still selling them- you can find the info in this post. 🙂 Hope that helps!

  5. November 6, 2018 / 5:43 am

    Monica, i love your use of color in such a bold and stylish way. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to. hope you enjoy the fall season.

    • monicawantsit
      November 6, 2018 / 8:18 am

      Thank you so much, Laura! I appreciate the kind comment. <3 Have a wonderful fall season!

  6. amberlyonferguson2017
    November 9, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    Your tablescapes are always so bright and fun! I love your Chinoserie especially. My absolute favorite is the candleabra with prisms. Sighs…Amber wants it!!

    Even though you are not hosting this year I hope you will have some company over to enjoy your stunning tablescape with you!

    So happy to be hopping with you this week. Have a great Thanksgiving!