Pears, White Pumpkins and Eucalyptus Table-scape

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Pears, white pumpkins, eucalyptus and candlelight make this tablescape warm and inviting and easy to recreate.

Pears, white pumpkins, eucalyptus and candlelight make this table-scape warm and inviting and so easy to recreate. 

Simple thanksgiving centerpiece using eucalyptus and pears
Fall centerpiece idea using pears and white pumpkins
Thanksgiving table setting idea using neutral tones and fruit
Fall table with brass candlesticks, pears and pumpkins
For more fall inspiration be sure to visit our entryway and living room next!

Hi friends! Today I’ve joined twelve talented bloggers and together we are sharing some holiday table-scape ideas that will hopefully inspire you as we enter this busy yet exciting season. 

But first – I have a funny story to share. I ALMOST pulled out of this table-scape blog hop because…we were without a dining room table!! Ha!

My husband built our old table and bench 6 years ago and surprised me on Christmas Eve. We got home from my in laws and there it was, sitting in our dining room. Mike asked some family members to sneak it in the house for me while we were at his parents’ house that night, and I was completely shocked. I had NO idea it was coming!

I loved that table and honestly there was nothing wrong with it, but over the years Mike’s tool collection grew and he learned a lot more about wood working. He constantly made comments in reference to our table about how he “would have done this different and that different”, and he finally asked me one day if he could just build a new one. 

So on a whim I decided to list our old table on Facebook marketplace. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know the whole story. I woke up to 6 offers and within a day someone was at our house picking it up!

We weren’t expecting that at all, and I figured we’d be having picnics on the floor for a while. My sweet husband must have been excited to build a new one though, because that very night we already had a gorgeous table sitting in our dining room (you’ll see sneak peeks throughout this post)!

I am so in love with it and I can’t wait to share the plans with you and all the details! But for now it sits in our dining room unfinished, waiting for stain. I recently filled all the cracks and holes with wood filler and just as I was messaging Bre to tell her I had to pull out of this hop, a thought hit me. 

TABLECLOTH!

A canvas drop cloth is the perfect backdrop to this simple thanksgiving table

I threw some canvas drop cloths on my table and went to work looking for what I ALREADY had. 

Yes, I realize we still don’t have a bench or chairs in this blog post. Hopefully you can visualize, haha! My husband should be building the bench this weekend. 

Fall tablescape idea using brass, pears and pumpkins

But this is so important to remember when you’re hosting friends or family.

You don’t need to spend tons of money to create a beautiful table. Look for things you already have!

Fall table setting inspiration with green candles, eucalyptus and fruit

Table-scape elements: pears, white pumpkins, eucalyptus and brass

Like I said, I began with a canvas drop cloth for my table. Nothing fancy, but it was the perfect backdrop for my centerpiece.

Brass candlesticks with green candles add height to my fall table setting

I went thrifting last week and found the prettiest brass candlesticks at just a dollar each. I also scored some beautiful, deep green candles, each just 50 cents. I love the warmth that brass adds, especially during the holiday season. The mixture of the green and brass together was so beautiful to me, so I placed the candles on the table and continued on with that theme. 

Brass candlesticks add warmth to my thanksgiving table setting

I opened the fridge to discover a few bags of pears I had purchased for the kids. I loved the idea of using fruit as my centerpiece, especially fruit that’s in season. 

Using fruit for a fall table vignette is so economical yet beautiful!
You can see more of our fall kitchen here!
Pears are a perfect choice for an easy and affordable thanksgiving table setting

I wanted to tie the candles to the centerpiece, so I laid some (faux) seeded eucalyptus stems down the center of table and placed the pears throughout. I also gathered the white pumpkins I had throughout my home and mixed those in as well. 

A neutral thanksgiving table using pears, pumpkins and eucalyptus

I wanted the focus to be on the centerpiece, so I chose simple white dishes and clear glassware. 

Simple white dishes keep the focus on the centerpiece made from pears and white pumpkins.
Fall table setting ideas using greens and neutrals

I don’t have brass silverware so I had to make due with what I had and mix metals. Honestly though, I think brass and silver pairs well during the holidays. 

Brass touches on my thanksgiving table

I kept things minimal on the buffet but continued the table scape theme using pears, white pumpkins and eucalyptus. 

Fall home decor using white pumpkins, pears and eucalyptus

A small tip – I see glass cake stands at thrift stores all the time, and they are so perfect for bringing height to your table or buffet!

Pumpkins and pears in our fall dining room
Neutral fall dining room decor
Neutral fall table setting with candlelight and pears

I was a little nervous to share our unfinished dining space today, especially among so many talented bloggers. But my hope is that you can be encouraged and inspired to create a beautiful table of your own without spending a lot of money. 

Thanksgiving table using pears and pumpkins
Fall table setting using neutral tones, brass, pears and pumpkins
Fall dining room with our neutral thanksgiving table setting

Next time you’re at the grocery store buying fruit, maybe you’ll think of me and use it for more than just an afternoon snack! 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by today friends. I can’t wait to share the finished table with you all!

Be sure to check out all the other amazing tables below! 

Rooms for Rent | Craftberry Bush | Modern Glam | Pine and Prospect Home

Sincerely Marie Designs | Shabby fufu | Almafied | The Happy Housie

Nina Hendrick | Crazy Wonderful | Amber Tysl | My Sweet Savannah | Maison de Cinq

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Pears, white pumpkins, eucalyptus and candlelight make this tablescape warm and inviting and easy to recreate.

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30 Comments

  1. What a beautiful table! I love the centerpiece with the eucalyptus, pumpkins and pears – would never have thought of adding pears and they look perfect! Happy Thursday ~

    1. Oh thank you so very much!! I so appreciate you visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Happy Thursday to you as well! 🙂

  2. This is beautiful Andrea! I love the centerpiece greenery with the pears and rich green candles. I have those same brass candlesticks, which I also found while thrifting. I just love them! Gorgeous tablescape friend! XO

  3. I cannot get over how beautiful those green candles are! What a great score! The legs on that table look amazing already. Can’t wait to see everything with the bench!

    1. Thank you Sheila!! I loved yours too!! The colors were sooo dreamy!! It was so fun doing this hop with you! 🙂

  4. Hi Andrea, This is my first visit to your blog, I’m so pleased to be here. Your tablescape feels like a crisp, clear autumn day; fresh and sheer delight!

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