Black and White Fall Table Setting with a Farmhouse Look

As the weather gets cooler, we have have the perfect excuse to set a cozy table for fall.

Since we all love the simplicity of farmhouse style these days, I was inspired to create that look with a black and white fall table setting…

Lantern on farmhouse table

For the farmhouse look, a casual metal lantern is a great place to start:

This lantern is from Southern Living at Home which is now discontinued.  Though I did list some alternatives at the bottom of this post if you like that look.

farmhouse table with black and white checked tablecloth

Black and white checked tablecloth:

Don’t you agree that black and white buffalo checks look perfect for fall?  They make it easy to add any color or just work with neutrals and textures like I did.

Since it is a gorgeous fall day here in New Jersey, I have the sliding door and all the windows open. (Yes, that is Rosie way back there trying to make an appearance in the above photo.)

jute napkin ring on black and white plate

Farmhouse Style Napkin Ring:

For my napkin “rings”, I just cut out strips of jute and wrapped them with some raffia. As you can see, they give the table setting a bit of a rustic farmhouse look. Most likely, you will see that jute again in an upcoming project… I am sure you are on the edge of your seat…

black and white table setting

Black and White Fall Table Setting with China:

In order to dress up the table a little, I added some of my favorite china to the mix.  In case you are wondering, this is Royal Doulton Provence Noir which is now discontinued.  Unfortunately, I can’t find pieces anywhere!  Don’t even get me started on that…

farmhouse table set for fall

Black and White Rug in the Kitchen:

As you can see, it doesn’t hurt that I have a black and white rug under my table.  Obviously, I didn’t buy it to go with my table setting but I think it helps to keep larger pieces neutral in your home.  In addition to working well with my decor, the rug is an indoor-outdoor rug so it’s perfect for busy places like a kitchen.  In fact, I have a few indoor-outdoor rugs in my home.

black and white buffalo checked tablecloth on farmhouse table

Simple accessories for a black and white table:

Using simple accessories like white pumpkins, seagrass chargers and black napkins make it easy to accomplish a farmhouse look.  No need to go overboard with too many pieces.

farmhouse table set for fall

Hopefully, I have inspired you to set your own black and white table for fall!  Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Sources for a black and white fall table setting:

I have provided sources below for your convenience.  Please note that this post contains some affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking my links at no additional cost to you.

  • Checked Tablecloth – Kohl’s, but if they stopped carrying it, this black and white checked tablecloth looks just like it!  Or you could just go with black and white checked napkins instead!
  • Dinnerware – Provence Noir by Royal Doulton (discontinued).  If you know where I can get more of these at a reasonable price, you will be my new best friend!  You could always go with this simple and elegant china if you still had your heart set on mixing in some fancier pieces.
  • Napkins – Homegoods but these black cotton napkins would work as well.
  • Seagrass Chargers – similar Seagrass Chargers
  • Wine Glasses –  similar wine glasses
  • Jute Webbing for Napkin Rings – Michael’s but if they are out this jute webbing looks identical!
  • White Faux Pumpkins – Michael’s or any craft store
  • Lantern – Willow House (discontinued) this lantern is also cute though.

Oh, and by the way, I am still looking for more suggestions on my upcoming trip to Charleston! Either none of you have been to Charleston, or I don’t have any blog friends reading my posts…boo hoo…

What are you using for your fall table settings?

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12 Comments

  1. Lisa at Shine Your Light
    October 5, 2012 / 5:16 pm

    Love the black and white scheme, Shelley, especially with the burlap and raffia. So pretty for fall!

  2. Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm
    October 5, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this black and white check! LOVE it with the burlap, too. I would have never thought of this.

  3. Daffodil Hill
    October 5, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    Hey there! YOu have to go to The Fat Hen. It's a great place, and the food and decor are AMAZING! Charleston is one of my favorite cities. Enjoy!

    • Calypso In The Country
      October 6, 2012 / 11:36 am

      I will put it on the list! Thanks so much!

  4. DecorandtheDog
    October 6, 2012 / 12:55 am

    Love this table setting! Especially those chargers!

  5. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
    October 6, 2012 / 3:21 am

    Love love love the table setting! Thanks for stopping in!XOKristin

  6. Casandra
    October 6, 2012 / 4:42 am

    Beautiful table setting. I really like the burlap and black mix. I have that same jute stuff with red stripe and have been wondering what I could do with it! As for your china situation, I recommend Replacements.com–excellent source and good customer service. As for Charleston, check out those shops and restaurants along the old river warehouse area with the statue of girl waiting for her captain to come home. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    • Calypso In The Country
      October 6, 2012 / 11:37 am

      Thank you! Regarding Replacements, I have tried them and I am on their list if pieces come in but I haven't had much luck with what I need. Oh well…Thanks again for the help!

  7. Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
    October 6, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    I really like your black & white tablescape. The black really adds a pop of contrast to the neutrals. Very pretty!

  8. Yvonne @ StoneGable
    October 7, 2012 / 11:57 pm

    Black and white tables are always classy and make a big statement! I love how you calmed down the drama of the black and white by adding neutral and natural details! The jute napkin rings are so creative and very organic!Your china is GORGEOUS!!!Lots of inspiration on your fabulous fall table!

  9. Dixie Delights
    October 9, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    This looks great! I love black and white!!

  10. Pat@Life At Lydias House
    October 9, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    I love the black and white tablescape and especially the jute napkin rings! About Charleston, I ususally walk King Street starting north of the Francis Marion Hotel and going all the way to the residential area. Many of the shops are high dollar but provide excellent browsing. Also, I go across the bridge to Mount Pleasant and visit Southern Accents and the antique mall next door. Take a good pair of walkimg shoes because it is a great walking city!

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