It’s amazing what you can accomplish when a rainy day interrupts your plans.
I finally got in some fall decorating on Saturday, starting with my fall mantel and finishing up by create a fall-themed tablescape in my dining room. (We don’t use the dining room much, so it’s often a staging area for projects and junk. It was nice to clean it up and spiff it up for autumn.) Maybe I’ll make my sweet and spicy chili soon and serve it in the dining room, just to fancy things up for a change.
My mom had given me a vintage Red Wing Pottery cornucopia, and I knew I wanted to use that as the centerpiece of my tablescape. I also had some gorgeous embroidered ribbon in beautiful fall colors (purchased at New River Pottery in Wilmington. N.C. — worth the trip, if you live anywhere nearby.)
I don’t have a runner for my Windsor-style oval black dining table, so I used two pieces of vintage lace, purchased at a yard sale for $1 each. Next, I added a basket serving tray, another yard sale find.
Next, I added the cornucopia and filled it with some pecans and glittery pumpkins and gourds I bought last year at Michael’s.
The gourds were another hand-me-down from my mom. I just love the vibrant colors — orange, yellow and green. So very fall.
A few faux pumpkins, some bright fall leaves and that gorgeous embroidered ribbon fill any empty spots in the tray.
I also added a few ceramic pumpkins and squash along the lace runner. Now, the table is ready for dinner.
I mostly confined my fall decorating to the dining room table, but I did add a simple burlap wreath to the china cabinet.
It finally feels like fall, no matter what the weather outside is like.
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