Can you believe we have one more week before Thanksgiving?! Well, that is if you are American. If not, this post will still tickle your fancy, it is all about fall beauty. It can work for non Thanksgiving specific dinners as well. Really, I set this up and then my family and I ate dinner on it. It was taco night, and the fall leaves on the table added to the ambiance! I am sure you are all aware by now, I take part in a monthly challenge called Create & Share. Each month a group of blogging friends and I have a theme to create something, and share it. I know, showcking… and the name of the challenge did not give it away at all :).
This month we are all about the Thanksgiving and Fall tablescapes. We all like to eat fancy sometimes. Making that special set up for you and your guests. I had a lot of fun creating this one and have a secret to tell you. Almost everything featured in my tablescape was purchased at either the dollar store, or Wal-mart. You can entertain your guests with low cost ways to dress up the room. I also stuck in a few quick and simple DIY projects, because that is how I roll.
This is the first mini project I created. These are tiny pumpkins purchased from the dollar store.
While they would have worked as is, with their cute fall colors. I wanted to spruce them out, make them feel a little more fresh.
I did that by spray painting them white! It was a super quick way to make them work for a more calming fall setting.
The next mini project I did was use this tree bark paper and wrap it around my ceramic vases on the table. Covering the dark blue line on them that is beautiful but does not mesh with fall.
Putting these two little things together I get a fun and simple way to update and add a little something to my fall tablescape.
As you can see, my simple ideas add just the right amount of neutral to this table. I am able to bring in pops of color with the large pumpkins and the gold accents.
I created these cute little nameplates by painting with chalkboard paint some clear containers. I found these glittery little woodland creatures at Wal-mart. They are actually for Christmas. I have always felt that gold and woodland creatures fit so well with fall. I loved the playfulness of them. This is an example of another very simple and easy way to dress up a table for you and your guests.
My dining room has never looked so formal, I have to say…. I love it! It was really fun to go all out this way. I imagine dinner party guests would feel the same way. My kids really enjoyed the show of it all.
I have another easy project for you, I warned you there was a few squeezed in! This one really only needs one step. I purchased a package of fake pine accents from the dollar store.
Put them in a circle, and entwine the ends together to keep them secure.
Place a tiny and adorable fake pumpkin in the center. I took a gamble here with using the pine tree accent. A lot of times this is perceived a strictly Winter and Christmas theme. However, I have always felt that Thanksgiving and Christmas are buddies, I think they have a lot in common and would be fixed up with friends if given the chance. They are both lumped into the holiday season, and are only weeks apart. Combining a few pieces from both works really well.
Although, I willl not be using pumpkins in my Christmas decor, just sayin.
Those big and beautifully bright pumpkins in the center are fake. I found them at Wal-mart. I worried they would be too big, but they actually work great as the center piece for this tabelscape. Making the unarguably fall with these bad boys.
I sprinkled the fake fall leaves around last minute. I needed a little more something to this. And it made the feel of the table a little more whimsical and fun.
This was my first time really using gold as the main color in decor. I think it is a fresh way to decorate for fall instead of the standard orange and red. But the pop os it with my lighter neutrals makes it feel nice. I purchased these gold plates from The dollar store.
The simple piece in the center of the plate is a fun way t greet guests. I really like the added greenery of the pine leaves.
Who knew glitter could work for fall? I know I did not, but I am loving the fun feel to it!
This tablescape is incorporating a few of my favorite things, low cost, simple, and DIY. I managed to make them all look high end and fancy. That my friends is how decorating for the holidays should be. No one has time or money to go all out, and if you do… well then good for you. Most people who want to change out their decor each holiday need lower cost solutions. Thinking about creative ways to make things work is key. I had so much fun creating this! I also know that my blogging friends had fun with their tablescape, and you should go and visit theirs. As usual, they are so talented and I love seeing their ideas!
Here you can go visit everyone else in the Create & Share challenge-