Autumn Table Setting for a Simple Gathering
Ideas for an easy Autumn Table Setting
So, I remember when I was younger, my mom and her friends would have ‘coffees’ at each other’s homes from time to time. Simple treats and coffee or tea were all that was needed to encourage fellowship among this group of young moms.
I love that idea and have decided that I want to make an effort to reintroduce this ‘coffee’ idea with small groups of my friends. So, welcome my friends! Grab a muffin or a scone and a cup of tea, coffee,e or cider, and let’s catch up!
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I ‘shopped’ my house for every single piece of this fall table setting. I purchased the Pumpkin Harvest plates last year and was looking forward to using them again this year. They are perfect for my Autumn Table Setting and will get regular use from now through Thanksgiving.
I picked up the small milk bottles several years ago in various antique stores while on a wedding anniversary trip up through New York state. They get used throughout the year, holding wheat stalks in the fall and zinnias in the summer.
The copper mugs were also purchased last year from World Market. They have been used for warm cider in the fall and Moscow Mules in the summer! Apples, thinly sliced with my mandoline, are a perfect addition to mugs filled with cider. Just make a thin, 1/8″ wide, cut halfway through your apple slices to let them easily sit on the rim of your mug.
Of course at ‘a coffee’ you expect…coffee. But, I’m also serving tea and spiced cider today! This recipe for Mulling Spices makes it easy to prepare spiced cider anytime.
These pumpkin cookie cutters make the perfect napkin rings. I knew all those cookie cutters would come in handy someday! I couldn’t even tell you where or when I found that white ceramic pumpkin…but it is a handy piece come fall. And I purchased the rust linen runner and napkins during my Williams-Sonoma employment days.
Looking for fall-inspired recipes to serve at your Autumn gathering?
Cinnamon Apple Swirl Bread is easy to make and always a hit.
You can’t go wrong with Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars, with a crumb crust, a moist and spiced pumpkin layer, a tangy cheesecake layer, and crumbles on top.
These Apple Cider Muffins really are tasty! And yes, their Apple Filling center is a lovely surprise and makes them all the more perfect as a fall treat with a cup of coffee or tea.
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Thanks for stopping by my friend! Let’s make sure that we don’t let so much time pass by before we do this again! And do take a minute to check out all these wonderful Fall ideas from these talented ladies.
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This is one beautiful table! I love all the copper for the fall!
Thanks Susan…it’s such a warm metal!
What a lovely table, Lynn! As I was reading, I kept thinking to myself, “What a great idea” as a read and scrolled through your post. Using cookie cutters as napkin rings is such a good idea. I have so many cookie cutters for various holidays and your idea is another way to really enjoy them. I also have several glass milk bottles that I’ve never used. I need to pull them out and start using them for flowers. I really enjoyed your table!
Aw thanks Paula! It was nice to put together!
I love the copper touches!
Lynn, I love your coffee with friends idea. If I were closer I’d definitely want to join in. Your table is lovely and inviting. I love that you used the copper mugs for this table. They look beautiful for a fall setting. Your guests are going to have such a good time.
Thanks friend! I do wish you were closer too! We would surely solve a whole bunch of problems over that coffee!
Lynn, I love the waxy you decorated your table for fall! The cookie cutter name tags are the cutest!
Aw thanks friend! Now I have a good reason to use all the cookie cutters that seem to find their way into my shopping cart!
Love that copper used with wheat! I gotta get me some of those mugs! Your table is so inviting…..oh how I wish I could stop over for giggles and goodies. Totally lovely scape, Lynn…. Happy Fall XO
You and me both my friend…wish you were right around the corner!
My mother also used to host or go to friends’ homes for “coffees”. I remember she would get out the china and make something small but yummy. They would sit and chat for a couple of hours while sipping and snacking. Your setup is perfect for coffee/tea/cider and I’m going to have to try some of your recipes. Love the plates, copper, and rust linen pieces. Glad you’re on tour with us again!
Hi Friend! I’m telling you…we need to resurrect the ‘coffee’! Wish you were closer, it’d be lovely to have you over.
I love that you are resurrecting “coffee time” in a virtual kind of way. Those cookie cutter napkin rings are genius! I may have to steal that idea the next time I set my table.
I hope you do ‘steal’ the idea! It’s a fun idea. I am always on the lookout for vintage cookie cutters and now I have another way to use them.
Oddly I socialized more over coffee when I was a young mom…. no internet and stuck in one spot probably feeding babies, and you should reintroduce it, it was relaxing, and a good reason to set a pretty table!
You are so right…and I am! Have one planned already!
Oh my goodness, I’m loving all the copper tones I’m seeing this year! So pretty!
Thanks Doreen! Copper is always a winner in my book!
I love the wheat, I think it creates a quintessential fall look. Perfect for the harvest feeling and embracing abundance for this time of year.
So right about the wheat! It is so easy to use, but unfortunately, my cat can’t seem to get enough of it!
I remember those days of my Mom always having fresh baked goods at the ready for impromptu coffee visits. Your post brought back fond memories! Love your idea of using fall cookie cutters for napkin rings – might use that idea for my Thanksgiving table next month (Canadian). Thanks for the recipes 🙂
Thanks for swinging by Marie! Such fond memories! And Happy Thanksgiving!
Lynn, your table it absolutely delicious. It looks so good I just want to climb through the screen and grab one of those muffins. So beautiful!
C’mon on in girl! I’ve got plenty for you! Want a cuppa to go with your muffin?
Lynn, I always hear my stomach growl when I come visit and see your amazing pictures of your delicious food! Fall flavors are the best! And you’ve created a beautiful, cozy setting. I, too, want to see the return of “coffee” dates…that aren’t at Starbucks;)
Wish we lived closer Lora! It’d be lovely to get together for coffee!
Lynn what a beautiful tablescape! I love the copper tones and I would sure love a cup of coffee and one of those delicious muffins! 🙂
Would love to share a muffin and cuppa with you as well!
Everything is just so pretty! Copper mugs are so perfect in the fall season. So fun hopping with you!
Thanks Christy! And copper is such a Fall-ish metal…isn’t it? Glad to hop with you as well.
What a stunning table you’ve created. Now if only we could will the fall wether to show up here in North Carolina, right? We better not blink, or it will be winter!
Aw, thanks friend. Got to be honest…BEAUTIFUL day here in Eastern NC today. A high of 80′ and humidity of 40%!!!! And…going to get down to 60′ tonight…ahhhh…Bliss!
Lynn, you have a beautiful warm and inviting table! I’d love to have coffee or even tea! It seems we do get very caught up in our everyday business and need to stop and take the time to relax and smell the coffee!!!! Thanks!
So true my friend! Wish we all lived closer!
So pretty! I love those pumpkin plates! The simple touches of wheat are gorgeous too!
Hi Maryann…thanks so much for swinging by! And happy Fall!
Such a beautiful fall table, Lynn! Loving the copper and the wheat, and those muffins look delish!
Aw thanks Kristi! It was fun to do and…delicious to eat!
So Pretty! I also love using copper.
Great minds, Rebecca! This is a great time of the year to pull all that copper out and enjoy it.
Happy Fall, my friend.