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Vintage French Farmhouse Wheat and Pumpkins Fall Tablescape

Vintage French Farmhouse Wheat and Pumpkins Fall Tablescape

Happy fall dear readers! Today I am excited to be joining my talented friend Angelina of Petite Haus and several other talented bloggers for the Fall Entertaining Blog Tours! If you are coming over from sweet Shannon’s beautiful blog, Belle Bleu Interiors or if you just happened to stop by I am so happy to have you here! 



This week we are sharing tablescapes! Recently I scored some beautiful vintage wheat dishes while out junkin’, and that very same day Angelina invited me to join this tablescape tour. Even though I have really been enjoying the Harvest Fruits Tablescape I shared earlier this month, I thought it would be fun to come up with a vintage French farmhouse style fall tablescape using my “new” wheat dishes for this tour. *This post contains affiliate links.



If you are new to my blog it will not take you long to realize that I love all things vintage! I have been collecting and selling vintage collectibles and antiques for years, so instead of buying lots of new retail decor for the seasons, I search out my favorite thrift shops or shop my own vintage stash. It is a fun little challenge to see what I can come up with using only thrifted items or things I already have.


vintage fall tablescape neutral and gold white pumpkins wheat





vintage church pew fall decor

Wheat has been a theme in my fall decor this year, so when I found the wheat dishes for a bargain at the thrift store I couldn’t pass them up. As it turns out, with the exception of the pumpkins almost everything in this fall tablescape is thrifted, Dollar Tree, or one of my DIY projects.



40 Beautiful Ways To Decorate With Wheat Fall Decorating Ideas Wheat Decor Wheat Wreath Wheat Bundle Wheat Sheaves Fall Decorating Ideas

I recently shared 40 Beautiful Ways To Decorate With Wheat, and as I was working on the post I was so inspired by all of the different ways to use wheat in tablescapes. I just love the simple and rustic elegance of wheat in fall decor.


When I scored the wheat dishes I also found this beautiful vintage pedestal urn and I couldn’t wait to fill it with creamy white, mini “baby boo” pumpkins and harvest wheat for my centerpiece. I love the vintage French look and the gold in the design.



On October 1st I am opening my antiques booth at Thistle Patch Vintage Garden and Antiques! Once I get my booth styled I will be sharing all about it here on the blog! I had originally intended to put this urn in my booth, but I guess I am not going to be able to part with it just yet. I can’t get enough of all the pretty details and patina.


intage French style pedestal with gold details

I stacked two of my favorite vintage ironstone platters under the urn for a little extra height. The platters are so pretty with the gold around the edges.


Fall Tablescape with vintage ironstone platters gold trim








This year I have been incorporating little touches of gold in my fall decor, so the ivory and gold urn and the wheat dishes with gold trim were timely finds. I decided to glam up my pumpkins a bit by painting the stems gold and I really like them! I also spray painted a few pine cones and acorns gold.



White mini pumpkins with gold painted stems gold spray painted pine cones and acorns French Country Farmhouse Fall

I am planning a neutral “Hauntingly Beautiful” Halloween tablescape using the white pumpkins, so changing my Harvest Fruits Tablescape to the wheat and white pumpkins theme will make an easy transition. Speaking of Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween decor, next Friday Angelina and I will be hosting The Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party! The party goes live at 7:00 p.m. EST on our blogs, so be sure to join us! If you are also on Instagram you can start sharing your #hauntinglybeautifuldecor with your hosts @followtheyellowbrickhome @petitehaus and @larissa_jenkins.



White mini pumpkins with gold painted stems gold spray painted pine cones and acorns French Country Farmhouse Fall






Gorgeous vintage pedestal urn with baby boos and wheat Gold painted pumpkin stems

The dishes pattern is vintage Ballerina Empire Wheat. There are lots of various patterns of vintage wheat dishes, but most of them have a golden yellow wheat design. The Ballerina Empire wheat motif is more of a brownish gold, and the rim around the dishes is gold.




Fall Tablescape Vintage Ballerina Universal Brown Wheat Gold Pattern




French Farmhouse Fall Tablescape With Vinage Ballerina Universal Wheat DIshes Fall Tablescape



When I am decorating and getting ready for blog tours, I am always tweaking as I go along. After taking most of the photos for this tour and having my post nearly finished, I remembered the jute place mats I picked up at a yard sale a few weeks ago. I thought they would add some extra texture and rustic fall farmhouse charm to the tablescape so I added them in at the last minute.











vintage fall home tour white ironstone vintage brass French Country Fall

For my neutral fall tablescape I designed the table decor to tie in with the neutral and gold vignettes that I have used on the vintage mirrored shelf above the faux fireplace in the dining room.




The wheat, vintage brass candlesticks, handmade maple book page leaves and mini-white pumpkins with gold stems perfectly coordinate with the tablescape.


In addition to the white baby boo pumpkins in the centerpiece, I also placed the prettiest faux leather pumpkins and a couple of my DIY Shabby Painted Burlap Pumpkins on each end of the table.


French Country pumpkin faux leather pumpkin with gold stem Jo Ann Fabric Pumpkin




Elegant French Country Fall Tablescape Burlap Pumpkins





For my French Farmhouse Wheat and Pumpkins Tablescape I arranged loose wheat bouquets in two mini-French looking urns on opposite ends of the table.



A few of my hand made book page maple leaves and gold painted acorns and pine cones are scattered down my DIY painted burlap runner on top of my everyday French linen runner. I love the wood on our 100+ year old  authentic antique farm table, (my best ever $10 yard sale find!) so I never cover it entirely with a tablecloth.






My sons have been teasing me about decorating with wheat everywhere, since none of us can eat it! With three family members with gluten allergies, the only wheat that touches our table is in the decor.



Neutral fall tablescape with gold accents wheat tablescape French Country Fall Tablescape

Several vintage brass candlesticks with beeswax and gilded candles add a touch of elegance. It has been dark, dreary and rainy all week, but lighting the candles makes things feel cozy at least, and I am starting to get all the fall feels!



Don’t worry, the candle flame and wheat are actually further apart than they appear here!





I am loving the look of vintage tarnished brass candlesticks with the gold-stemmed pumpkins and the gold details on the vintage wheat dishes.



neutral fall tablescape white pumpkins brass candlesticks vintage fall tablescape wheat dishes wheat tablescape




neutral Fall tablescape white pumpkins brass candles wheat French Country Farmhouse




I really didn’t want to spend any extra money on this tablescape since I will be changing it shortly for Halloween. As usual I shopped my stash to see what I could come up with. I couldn’t find any napkins that really looked right, so I made my own by cutting up some extra brown ticking stripe material I had left over from another project. The “napkins” add another touch of  vintage French farmhouse style to the table.


I tied up my make-do napkins with twine and my favorite crocheted ribbon from Dollar Tree. I placed a single piece of wheat in the center with my “gold flatware.” A few years ago I got rid of a set of gold flatware during a junk purge and I have regretted it ever since! My fancy-schmancy gold plastic party utensils from Home Goods take the place of real flatware until I stumble across some gold again for a bargain.


These plastic gold utensils are actually heavy duty and reusable. I keep them in the corner china cabinet when not in use. Here you can see how my “French Country Farmhouse Wheat and Pumpkins Tablescape” also coordinates with the vintage china cabinet styled with wheat, pumpkins, and other fall touches.




Later in the fall I will be adding more vivid fall color to my decor and styling up a more traditional Thanksgiving tablescape, but for now I am enjoying the simple elegance of neutral and gold.




Neutral Fall Tablescape Vintage French Farmhouse Fall Tablescape wheat and pumpkins





Vintage French Farmhouse Wheat and Pumpkins Fall Tablescape



I hope you have enjoyed my Vintage French Farmhouse Wheat and Pumpkins Tablescape! You can see more of my home and how I have decorated with a wheat theme in my Vintage Cottage Style Early Fall Home Tour. I would love have you visit any time!



You might also enjoy checking out my Harvest Fruits Early Fall Tablescape.

apples and pears French Country Fall Tablescape

Harvest Fruits Early Fall Tablescape


Now it is time to check out the rest of the inspiring tablescapes on the tour! Next up is Roots North and South. You can find links to all of the other beautiful tours below. I know you will enjoy them all!


fall tablescape blog hop

Petite Haus // From House to Home // Living Large in a Small House// Mint Candy Designs



fall tablescape blog hop

Rosemary and Thyme // Lincluden Cottage Life// Belle Bleu Interiors


fall tablescape blog hop

Follow the Yellow Brick Home// Roots North and South // Back to the South// White Arrows Home


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  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    OH this is lovely, Amber! The dishes were a beautiful find! Who would imagine how pretty they would be with all of the golden tones, wheat, and rustic elements…you, of course! Love!

    September 28, 2018 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Wanda | From House To Home

    Amber…I love the fall feeling that the wheat creates. Such a great way to decorate for autumn! And your vignette above the fireplace is beautiful. It ties in so well with your gorgeous vintage tablescape.

    September 28, 2018 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Rebeca

    So beautiful Amber! I love the idea of decorating with wheat! It’s perfect for Fall! ????????????

    September 28, 2018 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Angelina

    I love your table with the golden and neutral tones! It is so beautiful! The pumpkin stems you painted with gold are so beautiful! I’m laughing to myself about the fancy gold flatware- I have done the same until I can find the perfect vintage set!!

    September 28, 2018 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Lynn

    I just love the neutral palate of your fall tablescape. Your wheat place settings were an amazing find. Lucky You! I, like you have corner cabinets and I fell in love with the way you have staged them with such awesome white ware. I may be using your picture as inspiration. Painting the stems of white pumpkins gold! Genius and I’m stealing that idea for sure ????

    September 28, 2018 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Amber, what a beautiful and elegant french country table! I love your new china. It is perfect for autumn and pairs beautifully with the white pumpkins and wheat arrangements. The pretty candles add the perfect finishing touch! Happy Autumn, sweet friend!!!

    September 28, 2018 at 11:10 pm
  • Reply Cindy@countyroad407

    How fun it would be to sit at your gorgeous table and chat! This is seriously stunning.

    September 29, 2018 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Lovely Fall tablescape with the beautiful wheat dishes and real wheat arrangements. Fall is the time for harvesting and brings to mind harvesting wheat.

    Happy Fall,


    September 30, 2018 at 12:18 am
  • Reply Loni

    Such a beautiful table setting! I love your use of wheat. 🙂

    September 30, 2018 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Kristin

    I am so excited about you opening your antique booth!! That is so fun!!! I see those wheat dishes sometimes and am no not going to pass them up! You have so inspired me! I love the long stems on those white pumpkins too! Makes them so elegant. Beautiful, beautiful Amber!

    October 1, 2018 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Joy

    I love your centerpiece! The white pumpkins in that amazing urn are just perfect.

    October 2, 2018 at 3:07 pm
  • Reply Janet

    Oh my goodness Amber, your table is gorgeous. The neutral color palette works perfectly with your theme. Adding a natural element such as wheat for a fall table is nothing short of genius. And what a lucky score those wheat dishes were. The white pumpkins, flatware and the ironstone are great additions to your table. Elegant and organic.

    It was fun joining you on this fall tablescape blog hop.

    Rosemary & Thyme

    October 2, 2018 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Amber… this is gorgeous!!!! (May I use this one at some point on my Tuesday Turn About, too????) Pinning! Just so beautiful!

    October 3, 2018 at 1:15 am
  • Reply Snap

    Love the wheat and the white pumpkins. Unfortunately, I’ve learned that my kitties will munch on the wheat and while I love it, I love the kitties more! I’m trying to remember which of my Aunts had the wheat dinnerware. I smiled when I saw it in your post. Your table is perfect for fall.

    October 3, 2018 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Patti @ Pandora's Box

    Great table!! Love the wheat in the mini urns – very clever! And the book page leaves – OH, the lucky people who get to dine at this table!!

    October 4, 2018 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    What cute dishes! I love this.

    October 4, 2018 at 10:50 pm
  • Reply Michele

    I love your tablescape. The whet looks new and fresh and not so Orange-pumpkiny. I also love all things vintage, but don’t want to go down the ” I bought all these harvest signs at Michaels” decorating trend. I found this fresh and inspiring. #Pitstop

    October 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Jann Olson

    I love wheat and your beautiful tablescape! I have wheat dishes as well, but they are different from these. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    October 7, 2018 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Gin

    Loved seeing your wheat dishes. Brought back memories since that pattern was my mom’s favorite. That was the time when china was available at the gas station. Each time she went to the gas station she would fill up and add one more piece to her collection. My mom has passed so it was nice to see her favorite pattern in your blog!

    October 11, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Wow, Gin, such a nice comment. It made my day! I am glad you enjoyed them. I only recently became aware that many of the vintage dishes patterns I love so dearly were gas station dishes. I find that fascinating! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      October 11, 2018 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Jen Gregor

    So beautiful! I love the white pumpkins and the wheat!

    October 12, 2018 at 2:14 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Jen!

      October 12, 2018 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    This is beautiful Amber–pinned! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    October 10, 2020 at 9:23 pm
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