Autumn Brunch Table Setting

If you ask me, the arrival of fall is reason to celebrate! Today I am sharing a simple autumn brunch table setting perfect for a leisurely weekend get together.

I am also joining 17 table styling enthusiasts to bring you loads of inspiration for setting beautiful tables when entertaining this fall! You will find all the links to their posts below. Thank you to Rita from Panoply for gathering us all together.

Hosting a brunch is one of the easiest ways to entertain, and a casual autumn brunch can be almost effortless.

An overhead view of a table set for brunch with butterfly plates, dahlia flowers and a plate of pastries

What to serve for brunch

What makes serving brunch so easy? There is no need to make everything you plan to serve!

I paid a visit to our local bakery and purchased some delicious pastries.

Other things you can purchase to save time (and sometimes money) frozen Belgian waffles and a pre-made cheese board. Bagels and cream cheese and fresh fruit and greek yogurt are other great options.

A plate of fresh pastries including almond crescents and apple danish for a bunch table setting.

Breakfast casseroles are always easy and welcome additions to any brunch!

These gluten free blueberry muffins can be made a day ahead, ready to pop onto the buffet or table for brunch.

One of our favourite additions to brunch are these crispy roasted dijon mustard potatoes. You can easily boil the potatoes the day before, and then simply pop them into the oven to roast in time for brunch!

A selection of juices, tea and coffee are a necessity at the brunch table.

I baked up this apple cinnamon brie and will be sharing the recipe soon! It looked so pretty on the table, and was a big hit.

Brunch table setting with a pastry covered baked brie.

How To Set A Casual Brunch Table Setting

I took a very casual approach for my brunch table setting, while giving a nod to autumn that is on our doorstep. Even some of the leaves are starting to show a hint of changing.

These adorable butterfly plates were purchased at my favourite event rental company. I love the colours of autumn with the oranges, browns, greens, with a hint of blue. They are perfect for pastries and muffins, while leaving my everyday dinner plates for the heartier options.

A table set for brunch with butterfly plates, gold flatware and dahlia flowers.

My everyday footed glasses are perfect for orange juice, or even a mimosa or two! Fruit yogurt parfaits add colour and texture.

The napkins compliment the colourful plates and dahlia arrangements, while a soft gray tablecloth provides the backdrop.

Gold flatware matches the rim of the butterfly plates and I love the warmth of the brushed gold for autumn.

I would love for you to take a peek at this quick video where I show you how the table came together!

Simple Floral Centrepiece

I picked up these matching vases at Homesense for under $10 each. I love the warm colour of the glass. And soon as I saw them I knew they would not only be perfect for this table, but that I would get a lot of use out of them.

A visit to a nearby farmers market was just the place to purchase these gorgeous blooms. I bought a big bunch of dahlias in all the most beautiful autumn colours, plus a smaller bunch of cosmos and zinnias.

I simply arranged a few of each flower in my hand, and popped them into the vases.

The best part is I was able to enjoy them for more than a week after! Having flowers around the house is my favourite way to elevate the everyday!

Two vases of autumn coloured dahlias in the centre of a dining table.

It was just a couple of years ago that I was able to set a beautiful autumn table outdoors, but this year the weather has started to cool in the evening and rain has dampened things a bit so I opted to set this table for brunch inside.

Spending a bit time of choosing the linens, dinnerware, centrepieces, and adding your own personal touch can create a warm and inviting ambience that sets the stage for yummy food and lively conversation. So next time you gather with friends or family for brunch, take some extra time to style a brunch table setting, and watch how your guests easily relax and enjoy your hospitality.

Pinterest collage with 4 photos of a table set for autumn brunch

Now its’ time to visit the very talented ladies below and see what they have envisioned for the autumn season!

Panoply – Welcome Fall: Mottahedeh Chelsea Bird Tablescape

Hyacinths for the Soul – Welcome Fall, A Tablescape on the Terrace

Everyday Living – Autumn is My Favorite Color

Home Is Where the Boat Is – Sunflowers and Pumpkins

Life and Linda – A Fall Wine Dinner

The Bookish Dilettante – Falling Leaves Tablescape

The Little Yellow Corner Store – A Gathering of Mushroom Joy

Me and My Captain – Goodbye Summer Hello Fall

Bluesky at Home – How to Set a Soft and Neutral Table for Fall

Thrifting Wonderland – Savor the Moment…Fall Tablescape

Dinner at Eight – Setting the Table for Early Autumn

My Thrift Store Addiction – Bountiful and Budget-Friendly Autumn Tablescape

The cat’s whiskerz – Welcoming fall with a spicy tablescape

My Hubbard Home – Welcome Fall with a Harvest Blessings Table Setting

Belle Bleu Interiors – Anticipating Autumn’s Arrival

Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Fall is Time for Football

The Painted Apron – Celebrating Fall

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  1. Maureen, your brunch spread looks scrumptious, and I love your pretty butterfly plates and beautiful floral arrangement! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. Maureen, I am especially fond of brunch and your menu sounds delicious. The butterfly plates and napkins add beautiful fall colors to your table. The matching vases filled with with a perfect autumn mix of dahlias, zinnias, and cosmos are perfection. I know your guest enjoyed the lovely brunch. It is always a pleasure to join you for Tablescape blog hop. Happy Fall!

  3. This is really pretty Maureen I love the double vases of beautiful flowers in fall colors! The butterfly plates are unexpected and different, and a morning brunch sounds lovely! Especially with all your goodies! I hope you have a wonderful Fall!

  4. Your table is so lovely, and I love how everything looks for your early fall brunch. The menu sounds perfect, too! Your flowers are beautiful: I love dahlias! The textures on your wooden serving pieces are spot on for fall. I’m inspired how you added flowers to your serving tray. I also like how your table linens match your butterfly plates. Happy Fall!

  5. Maureen, I love a good brunch! Your menu sounds delicious, and your table looks beautiful. Your floral arrangements look so pretty on your table. Happy fall!

  6. Maureen, your table is perfect for brunch! The vases are so pretty and what a great deal. I love the flowers you chose for them. The napkins are lovely and I bet you will get a lot of use from them. I adore the butterfly plates and it is so cool that you have an event rental company near by – sure saves on storage if you can rent plates! Your menu options sound delicious and the food on your table looks so yummy – I’m sure everyone enjoyed it. Loved the video! It was great hopping with you and happy fall to you!

  7. Great video Maureen and I am sure you are enjoying the cooler weather up North while the rest of us in the lower 48 are still sweltering in the heat. The butterflies are adorable and your menu sounds scrumptious. I make a stuffed brie with cranberries and pecans so I am anxious to see your recipe. Have a great Fall and I will see you on the next hop.

  8. I am so loving your zinnias and dahlia bouquets!! The colors are gorgeous and your butterfly plates show off those colors as well. I love d watching your little video on how your table came together!! So fun!! I hope you have a wonderful autumn season. I am headed your way kind of- next week I will be in Nova Scotia!!

  9. Maureen, what a lovely fall table to kick off the season. Those butterfly plates are gorgeous and the floral fall napkins are a perfect compliment. Your combination of flowers are so pretty. Glad they are lasting. Pinned!

  10. Three cheers for brunch Maureen! Your menu sounds yummy…the only thing missing are some bubbles to transform your orange juice into mimosas. I’m all aflutter over those beautiful butterfly plates and your bouquets of dahlias. cosmos and zinnias! I agree, flowers around the house are good for the soul! As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy Almost Fall. ♥

  11. Maureen, your table is so lovely with the florals and twin vases. Dahlias are such a beautiful flower. The butterfly plates are so pretty, they look fabulous with the chosen napkins. I love footed glassware. The brunch menu sounds delicious. Always a pleasure joining you on these blog hops.

  12. Brunch is a favorite meal, Maureen, and I would love to sit at your pretty table enjoying the great food and drink. I especially liked the butterfly plates and the way you married them with the floral centerpiece. The neutrals make the plates and florals the focal point of your table. Hope you have a wonderful Fall.

  13. Maureen, what a delightful brunch tablescape. Of course, starting with the food made me so hungry. I do agree with you that all food items do not necessary have to be made at home. Adding some store items saves so much time and lends a more relaxed atmosphere. Your butterfly plates really added charm to the table and enhances the lovely Fall colors. And your vases are so beautiful. I can see why you needed to bring them home not only because of the great price, but they are perfect for your table and bright colors. The gray tablecloth adds to the calm backdrop to some of the colorful flowers and butterfly plates. So refreshing for Fall. Have a wonderful season ahead.

  14. You’ve thought of everything for a charming brunch table, perfect for easing into the fall season! I was particularly attracted to the plates with an assortment of butterflies that would have been visiting the flowers in the garden. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  15. Oh my gosh, SWOON! I want to be there, as I so very often do with your tablescapes, Maureen. I have come to know your unique style and it so very much appeals to my desire for both a masculine and feminine approach in most things I style. Those flowers! They look so ‘old world’ to me, that moodiness that I think is complemented by that soft gray tablecloth (note to self: look for that kind of a staple cloth for tablescaping!). The butterfly plates (purchased from your favorite rental company, what’s that? I want one of those in my neighborhood!) lend another old world look of an artist’s rendering of insects, truly complemented by those napkins. I just love this. Your vase / bottles for the flowers could even be used to serve wine at the table it seems! Topping it all off with a real life brunch menu makes my mouth water, all of it. Thank you so much for delivering such a warm welcome to fall at your table, Maureen. Happy September!