Affordable Autumn Table For Two


I’ve started decorating the house for fall, and this year I wanted to use some non-traditional colors in my mix.  I created an Affordable Autumn Table for Two, and it has a focus on grey and chartreuse, with a little orange, purple and black as accent colors.



I used items that I already had around the house, and supplemented them with a few things I purchased.  My inspiration piece was a tablecloth that my Mom gave me for Christmas last year.



The chartreuse vase I just found this weekend at Goodwill for $1.99, and the green and purple silk plants are from Dollar Tree.



I found the grey placemats at Home Goods over the weekend for $1.99 each.  The little orange pumpkins came from Dollar Tree, and the black-handled silverware I scored at Goodwill for 29 cents a piece!



Both white plates I picked up at Goodwill several months ago.  The dark purple, almost black plate is also from Goodwill and ones that I had on hand.  The napkins I made myself out of a sheet that I bought at Goodwill for $1.99, and I used the rest of it to cover the cushions on the chair seats.  I love the grey swirly circles!



I think these plates are really fun together!  The chartreuse ones I got on clearance at our Northwest discount department store, Bi-Mart, for $1.50 each.  The napkin rings, which I got on sale at Dollar Tree for 50 cents for four (!), I embellished with some grey flat beads from Michaels that were on sale for $1.99.  They are just hot glued to the rings.




The coasters and wine glasses also came from Dollar Tree–I love that place!



Happily, the weather has been more summer-like here of late than autumnal, and there are no pumpkins available for sale yet.  I grew this pumpkin, and it’s a Cinderella pumpkin, a variety called ‘Rouge Vif d’Entemps’.  Although these are quite edible and delicious, I think they are so beautiful that I usually end up using them for decorating!



Aren’t these grapes pretty?  They came from Dollar Tree, as did the lotus pod behind them.  The purple glass dish was from last year from Goodwill.



That column top is actually a boo-boo–it was a three-foot tall column that accidentally got dropped and broken.  The top of the column survived, however, so I just hot glued some little strips of antique white felt to the rough edges that touch the table, and use it for a great pumpkin holder!


My two style assistants were taking a break when I snapped their photos.



How do you like to decorate for fall?  What colors are you using this year?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments, so stop by for a visit!


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About AthenaMG

Athena McElrath is a Master Gardener with a love for gardening, decorating and cooking inexpensively. She enjoys working out in her urban garden in Southwest Washington State, watching the hummingbirds and other birds and insects, eating the wonderful vegetables, fruits and herbs that she produces from her garden, and just having a great time hanging out under the pergola with her family and friends (that is, whenever it stops raining long enough).
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45 Responses to Affordable Autumn Table For Two

  1. says:

    Beautifully done! So neat how you were able to pull it altogether from so many sources!

  2. Betsy says:

    Such a pretty tablescape you’ve created. Love the pretty fall colors!

  3. Hi Athena!
    Thanks so much for stopping by Posed Perfection this week and leaving me such sweet comments. I love your fall table for two. You colors are gorgeous together. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. LOVE these colors…and all the savings of getting them as you did. Really pretty!!!

  5. Isora Martinez says:

    Thank you so much for your nice commennt on my blog! your tablescape are so beautiful.

  6. I love your non-traditional color choices! They look great! Very fresh! Life to the full, Melissa

  7. So pretty – I love the colors, especially the green.

  8. Donna Heber says:

    Wow, your table for two is gorgeous! I love the color combo with the chartreuse. Your two style assistants did an incredible job. I would love for you to send them over to my house!

  9. Fabulous tablescape. I love the lime green and the brown, so pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  10. Honey says:

    Your table is charming! Beautiful inspiration! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

  11. Love that shade of green with the fall pumpkins. They just make your table so lively!

  12. Just beautiful table! Love the great fall elements with that fabulous bright green tablecloth! You put together a festive and inviting table! Thanks for sharing this lovely table at TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  13. Thistle says:

    What a pretty color combination! I love those coasters. I saw them at the Dollar Tree and I wish I would have bought them!

    Thank you so much for inspiring me today!

  14. Hi Athena
    That´s a great tablescaping,,,just love the colours :)
    and do not miss the……


    already 94 nice blogs…
    WELCOME :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  15. Emily says:

    Lovely table for two. I love everything here, the different shape plates, tablecloth and adornments. I think it was brilliant you thought to use the top of your column as an accessory. They are in all the decorators shops and are so pricey. I know, I’ve been looking. Maybe I’ll find a column and hope it breaks with the top intact!
    Have a great week.

    The French Hutch

    • AthenaMG says:

      Thank you so much, Emily–that column made me sad to begin with, but I couldn’t be happier with it now! I hope you find a column top that makes you happy, too! My week is shaping up wonderfully thus far! I loved your tablescape and blog–so beautiful for fall.

  16. Beautiful table. I’m really liking the green. I may have try something like this. Great job on the napkins and the chairs. I like the gray circles also. Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Such an interesting mix of colors and so well executed.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  18. Kathy says:

    Hello Athena, Love the color combination to your tablescape – quite striking and dramatic! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  19. A very beautiful “table for two”, and love your color combinations. Very pretty and I’d love to sit and dine with you. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  20. Janet says:

    Very lovely. Love your use of color.

  21. selina says:

    LOVE the colors!!!

  22. I LOVE the touches of green!! i think green can pull off any season. :)

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  24. Kathleen says:

    Lovely Athena! Very pretty color combo. The napkins rings are so pretty!
    Thanks for linking to Let’s Dish!

  25. kristin says:

    This is just gorgeous! Thanks for linking up.

  26. You pulled together a beautiful table from lots of fun thrifted treasures! The colors look great together! Wonderful tablescape! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a terrific day!

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  29. Shannon says:

    Pretty! I especially like the personal pumpkins and using the pedestal.