Archives for October 2010

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 27}:
Quick Fall Centerpiece

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 27}: <br>Quick Fall Centerpiece

Yesterday I shared a Fall table I loved and I realized I had not showed you what is on my table right now, two hurricanes from one of my sponsors, DaySpring! I love them (both Dayspring and the hurricanes!)!

The cool thing about these is you can actually make them say “Giving Thanks” or “Thanks Giving,” so they are appropriate any time of year!

Because I know you are wondering right now, those things floating on the rocks in the bottom of the glass are NOT dead goldfish. They are actually leaves. The photo is kind of distorting the leaves to look like fish. Ha.

31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 27}: <br>Quick Fall Centerpiece

This simple centerpiece or buffet decor is super easy to put together right before dinner or parties. I just filled the base of the glass with small smooth rocks, and thought it was pretty that way, but wanted a wee bit of fall color. So after I filled the jar with water, I added some silk leaves and then floated the candles on top. Light the candles and voila, instant Fall ambience.

I keep all sorts of little bits and pieces of seasons on hand so I can put something like this together quickly. In addition to having various candles (you can find floating candles at Michaels’ craft store), I have leaves, small rocks, nuts, faux berries and fruit, pine cones, sticks, moss and of course decorative balls and ornaments.

As I mentioned back on Day 7 of Autumn Bliss I keep a lot of these seasonal things in zip lock bags in my baskets or a cabinet in my living room. I don’t always think ahead about festive decor (I’m pretty last minute), but I am prepared at a moment’s notice to put something together!

Quick Take Away: Gather up supplies you could use for a simple centerpiece, put them in baggies and store them, along with hurricanes, vases and bowls, in a buffet or cabinet near your dining table. You’ll be much more inclined to set a pretty table for your family or parties if you have the supplies close at hand. Go ahead and do that today! It is a fun project and you’ll thank me the next time you want to set a pretty table.

Do you have little things stashed away that you could use for a quick centerpiece?

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31 Days of Autumn Bliss {Day 27}: <br>Quick Fall Centerpiece

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31 Days of Autumn {Day 26}: A Fall Table

31 Days of Autumn {Day 26}: A Fall Table
Country Living

Making Memories with A Fall Table

My mom always sets the prettiest tables. I clearly remember each holiday by the lovely tablescapes she created with what she had on hand.

This photo from Country Living inspires me.

The simple yet beautiful centerpiece of flowers, fruits and vegetables, the rust colored envelope-folded napkin and the charming candle with dripping wax makes this a memorable Fall table.

Do you create simple, memorable Fall tables for your friends and family?

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31 Days of Autumn {Day 26}: A Fall Table

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