Setting a Pretty Fall Table

Even though we need to keep our circles of family and friends super tight these days, it doesn’t mean that small gatherings can’t be special. These little dinner parties have helped me focus on all that I have and not what I’m missing in this crazy year.

Earlier this month, I decided to invite my aunt and uncle for dinner on what would have been Chicago’s marathon weekend. My uncle and I have spent many, many of these weekends together and usually around mile 5, I tell him that we’d have just as much fun if we just met for dinner!

So this year, without the marathon to bring us together, he came for a fall supper and it was the perfect excuse to set a pretty table. This is always my favorite part of having people over.

I used the neutral theme from our front porch as a color scheme for our dining room table. Instead of orange pumpkins, I opted for white and green ones that I found at Pasquesi Home & Gardens. And with just a few votive candles that I found on Amazon, I had my centerpiece.

I’ve really been loving all of the natural colors and textures I’ve been seeing and started my place setting with these woven placemats. I bought these a few years ago at World Market, but I’ve linked similar ones here. They have been such a find and work so well with a plain white dinner plate or nicer china. I’ve used these with both. I then added these linen napkins topped with a pumpkin to finish off the look. Super simple!

One last detail were these darling water glasses I found on Amazon. They have a vintage vibe but I could put them right into the dishwasher.

Happy celebrating all the good things!


Photos by Jenn Marie Photography

My leopard jacket is from J.Crew and linked here

My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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  1. Carol wrote:

    It was a beautiful table with great food and most importantly beautiful people!! Thank you?

    Posted 10.23.20 Reply
    • Ann Marie Scheidler wrote:

      Thank you, Carol! We LOVED having you!

      Posted 10.23.20 Reply
  2. […] Setting a Pretty Fall Table […]

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  3. […] Pretty tablescape idea you can create on your own: I’ve really started to keep my decorating more neutral when it comes to the holidays, which is helpful when you let things go to the last minute like me. (Ha!) It’s much easier to find a white, gold, or burlap-colored pumpkin this week than the pretty orange ones that were available at the end of August. I noticed that Target still has a number of their timeless fall items left that could be so pretty for Thanksgiving next week. Here’s a post I did last year with some inspiration if you’re hosting next week. […]

    Posted 11.22.21 Reply