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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Table Decorating

I have really tried not to go prowling around stores to buy more fall decor. This is my favorite time of the year and have oodles of boxes of decor already.  This year, I've tried to be creative in the process and come up with some new arrangements and reinventions of the stuff I already own. Luckily, I had a kick this year because I was interviewed by a writer of a magazine on tablescapes and set the stage for inspiration.

  • Burlap seed sacks from Home Depot - End to end.
  • Southwestern accent rug used as additional layer.
  • Decorative paper suitcase and faux books used to create height.
  • Wire covered cake stand used in my garden makes for a rustic statement.

Anchor your arrangement with fabric or textiles.




Plate chargers can be used in multiple ways.
  • Chalk board paint chargers. 

Buffet napkins with rosemary sprig.

  • Napkins can be bundled with your silverware and a fresh sprig of lavender from the garden.



The covered cake stand was a launching pad to another arrangement.  This time I re-purposed some old bamboo bird cages I had in the garage.  Sprayed with dark bronze paint, they went from give-away to a style statement. I can easily swap out the fall seasonal finds to winter!


Birdcages capture pumpkins.


  • And the last one I couldn't resist, my cat Carmen as part of an arrangement! She's a very fancy cat with her lovely mane.  Meow!
Carmen the Cat 
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