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Fall Table with Thrifted, Gifted, and Foraged Finds

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Using thrifted, gifted, and found items for a fall tablescape

white plate with blue napkin and pear on top of small boxwood wreath

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Fall Table with Thrifted, Gifted, and Foraged Items


Don’t you just love it when you can shop the house or use budget-friendly
items for a fresh decorating project? I do it all the time, quite possibly
because my “stash” is way too big. But it’s fun to use an item in a new way or
with other things you haven’t put it with before. 

That’s a lot of what the
Thrifty Style Team challenge, hosted by my friend
Julie at Redhead Can Decorate, is all about. We show you how to use items that were free, gifted, or found
at affordable prices.



This month I decorated our table using items that I found at the thrift
store, some that were given to me, and some that I foraged from
nature. You can see all of my teammates’ projects and the end of this post.

Thrifted Items

The white dishes came from Goodwill a couple of years ago. I got a whole
tub full of an entire set including platters, bowls, teapots, and more, and they’re
perfect for any time of the year. 

fall table with pears, vintage silver, white dishes, and plaid table cloth

Gifted Items

I’m lucky to have a mom who also loves vintage items. She has been thinning
her collection and recently gave me the stemware. They’re a little more
fancy than what I usually use, but they’re such a classic style. 

The silver was some that my father-in-law had with his stash. I don’t have
more than 4 place settings, but that’s all I need for our table. 

fall table with thrifted white dishes, vintage silver, and natural elements

Foraged Items

I love using natural items in my decor. The hydrangeas are some that I dried
myself. You can see how I dry them here →
How to Easily Dry Hydrangeas

dried hydrangeas, white pumpkin, nuts, and acorns in a wood dough bowl

The pears came from a relative’s home that I visited recently. They have
such perfect colors for fall. You could pick these up from the grocery store
for an easy fall accent. 

The
little brownish boxwood wreaths
are from my shop and are ideal as a base for the pears. 

fall table with pears, boxwood wreath, dried hydrangeas, and thrifted white dishes

I added some feathers that I’ve found while out on nature walks, as well as
some nuts and a pumpkin from the grocery store, and some dried orange
slices.

wood dough bowl with dried hydrangeas, dried oranges, nuts, acorns, feathers

I placed them in a
dough bowl
from my shop and used a
plaid wool throw blanket
that I’ve had for years as a table cloth.

fall table with thrifted white dishes, vintage glassware, and natural elements

Everything came together nicely and it’s such a cozy table setting! Using
thrifted, gifted, and foraged items is definitely one of my favorite ways to
decorate! How about you?

Here are my past Thrifty Style Team projects:

Here are all of my Thrifty Style Team friends’ ideas for this month. Be sure
to visit everyone and see the great projects that they’re sharing!

Redhead Can Decorate – Thrifty Glass Fountain

The Painted Hinge – Mixing Natural and Faux Elements on a Fall Mantel

DIY Beautify – Decorating with Inexpensive Amber Glass Bottles

2 Bees In A Pod – Chalk Painted Rocking Chair

Postcards From The Ridge – Fall Table with Thrifted, Gifted, and Foraged Finds

The Creek Line House – The Secret Formula for the Perfect Painted Gold Frame

The How-To Home – Painted Dollar Store Pumpkins

The Tattered Pew – DIY Faux Pumpkin WIth Floating Votives

Sweet Pea – Amazing Ideas for Fall Outdoor Decor

What Meegan Makes – Unique Fall Decorating with Vintage Pieces

Cottage At The Crossroads – How to Disguise a Chest Freezer

I Should Be Mopping The Floor – How to Make Hand-Poured Candles

9 Comments

  1. Beautiful, Angie! I always love seeing how you set a table for the season. Your fall table is gorgeous and I enjoyed examining every picture, taking in all of the details.

  2. You KNOW how much I love this look with the natural elements and the touches of blue. So beautiful for Fall and into Winter. Thanks for sharing, Angie!

  3. I absolutely love this cozy Fall table! The plaid throw with the pears and mini wreaths and items from nature look effortless and beautiful!

  4. Wow! What a beautiful charming display. I love every single detail. I so wish I could create tablescapes like this…maybe some day! Have a beautiful fall. xo

  5. Angie I am in love with your table! I love all of your foraged items…the feathers were such a fun touch! I too have a mom who loves vintage items. Aren't we lucky they are willing to share? Beautiful table and I pinned it!

  6. Angie your fall table is gorgeous! I love every pretty detail – especially the little wreaths on your plates! Pinning!

  7. Angie, I did not know that those preserved boxwood wreaths came in that color! They are perfect for this time of year and look so wonderful on your table.

  8. Angie, it's all so gorgeous. And your mom's stemware is the perfect touch of sparkle to the space. I'm dying over the little boxwood wreaths. They're perfect!! xoxo

  9. I love how you "crinkled" up the table cloth a little! Made it so cute & cozy. I will try that next time!! Your table is beautiful, Angie!

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