Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Simple Autumn Tablescape

Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, or a just a fall dinner party with friends, setting that table can be simple and affordable.  Using what you have plus a few purchased items, you can get this look with very little effort!

My inspiration for this tablescape started with a bowl of kale.  Not for the menu, but for the centerpiece!  I was driving by Wal-Mart a few days ago and spotted some ornamental cabbages for only  $2.50 per pot, so I brought home 3 pots of kale and got to work.

To create a centerpiece, I just dropped the 3 pots into a large pedestal bowl, then filled in the gaps with cuttings from my laurel bushes.  Don't forget, if you have bushes or trees, you have free greenery!

A little water in the bottom of the bowl keeps the greenery looking fresh.  And the kale will keep for weeks with proper care and watering!

Add a few small pumpkins on the table for a little more color, and the centerpiece is done!

I paired my gold-rimmed plates with my colorful thrift store Johnson Brothers bowls I scored last fall.

And a little twine tied around a napkin became a nice napkin ring.  A miniature pine cone on top makes a great place card!

 So, make up the guest list and get the table set!  All you need now is a menu!  Try some of these ideas to get you started...


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