I hope you enjoy this little slideshow of pics I put together. You can watch the YouTube video, or just scroll down to the photos and descriptions. This is going to be a seasonal post where I hope to share new ideas with you. And I will also be using a link option for you to share your ideas here as well.
Yes, I'm still talking fall. I have to do Thanksgiving first, then I will focus on Christmas. I can't help it! So if you are looking for some ideas for bringing a touch of autumn into your home and to the table. I have some inexpensive solutions for you.
I really enjoy creating displays, photography and now I've been learning a little photo editing using actions and textures. I do have sooo much to learn so bear with me. I'm new at this!
I thought it would be fun to set up some pics on the patio. Too cold to have Thanksgiving outdoors in our part of the country but I'm sure some of you are able to. Your cut and dried hydrangeas make a simple beautiful centerpiece and as you can tell, we had tons of leftover white mini pumpkins and gilded acorns from the wedding. Had so much fun playing with these! One suggestion, use artificial acorns if possible and just give them a touch of gold paint. The real ones may have bugs, so beware (found this out the hard way!!)
A simple row down the center of your table using candles, pumpkins and acorns. Love it!
The pumpkins look very cute and cozy nestled in a folded napkin at each place setting. Here I tied on a message tag with some jute - they can also be your place cards.
|Product Resources: White Pumpkins Hicks Nursery, Jute Runner Hydrangea Home, |
Dried Limelight Hydrangeas...and white pumpkins. My favorite.
Some additional centerpiece ideas for you...
Bittersweet vine in a vase, hydrangea tin, planter filled with white pumpkins, white pumpkin tied with hopsack ribbon set on a serving pedestal with moss and gilded acorns.
|Hydrangea Tin Hydrangea Home, Hopsack Ribbon Hydrangea Home, Serving platter TJMaxx, Metal planter Hydrangea Home|
For the buffet table - take the time to print up a pretty menu - your guests would love to know what they're about to eat! Simple ball jar candles, or fill with flowers and tie with hopsack. Pumpkins placed on candleholders, bittersweet vines here and there, more gilded acorns scattered throughout.
|Product Resources: Ball Jars Ace Hardware|
A buffet tablescape is easy to create. I always start with one tablecloth on the table. Place some hatboxes or similar item to raise some platters and create height on the table. Cover the lifts with a second tablecloth. On this table, I also placed some jute fabric over the top. I place all of my platters and serving pieces down first. Then the plates, silverware and napkins are located on one end all together - maybe on a tray. Additional ball jars, or mini urns can hold the utensils. Once all of the important pieces are placed, you start filling in with your candles, flowers and props. Just remember to be aware of candle placement and stretched arms (wouldn't want your guests' clothing to burn!).
Outdoor decor...The first thing greeting your guests. What will it be? A welcome wreath, berries here and there, more beautiful white pumpkins on the porch and window boxes. Just cut open a small bale of hay and tuck some into your planters.
|Product Resources: Wreath Hydrangea Home, Mini Chalkboards Hydrangea Home, Window Box Christmas Tree Shops|
White pumpkins and bittersweet. So pretty, inexpensive and easy!
|Hanging Jars Hydrangea Home|
You can also find some Fall Tablescapes I created HERE
and a centerpiece tutorial HERE.
Hope you found some new ideas today!
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