Inexpensive Fall Tablescape and place setting

Hi!!

Sadly, I no longer have a dining room but that hasn’t stopped me from table styling!! It is so fun to throw a tablescape together. I love to shop the house and use inexpensive trinkets like the things you find in the Target One Spot.

The fall table I’ve put together here is an “anything goes!!!”

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I mixed gold rimmed crystal wine glasses with copper mule mugs.  The cinderella pumpkins are from Trader Joes. I added in a few fake pumpkins and greenery for the center piece.

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That’s lambs ear and a stem of faux greenery I cut and placed around the pumpkins.

For the place settings, I layered my Pottery Barn Emma plates (which btw-is my youngest daughter’s name) with a blue salad plate.  I topped the salad plate off with a tweed pumpkin and copper cookie cutter from Target.

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The cookie cutters came in an acorn, pumpkin and maple leaf pattern.

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The runner is a folded blanket scarf also purchased at the Target One Spot. I recently painted my kitchen table and chairs in black and white. Probably not for everyone but I love how it refreshed this worn out table and brightened my kitchen. Hope to post a tutorial with the products I used very soon.

Decorating does not have to be expensive. I may make a sign that says this one day 🙂 But it is so true. Snip clippings from your bushes. Think of other uses for things you already have and don’t be afraid to mix patterns and styles. Don’t get me wrong I love a beautifully placed and elegant table. But it’s fun to get creative on a budget.

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The candle pictured smells divine. I purchased it from Rachael Rae at BurlapBowDecor. Rachael has a website and an etsy shop that showcase her talents as well as her homemade candles. I hope you’ll pay her a visit!

This one is called pumpkin chai and I love it!

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Fall Is Finally In the Air!!!!

This week after months of 90 degree weather, the temperatures dropped. It has me thinking all things fall. Cider, crunchy leaves, the smell of burning wood in a fire pit and of course, pumpkins.

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I love the change of seasons. For some reason, this time of year brings back so many memories for me. I loved taking field trips to the pumpkin patch and apple orchards when my kiddos were little. I loved raking leaves when I was little and making “houses” with rooms to play in. I have fond memories of camping with my parents and then with my own family. Yep, fall just may be my favorite time of year.

My new home is in a quiet little neighborhood where porch sitting is the perfect end to a day.  It’s Saturday and rainy in my neck of the woods, so I snapped some pictures of my porch to share with you.

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One of the first things I did when I moved in was to add a hanging light over the door. The porch had a rather boring builder light and I think this added so much charm.  It was my first attempt at hanging a light and to be honest I was shocked when it actually turned on. I’m sure my new neighbors thought I was a loon. This was a pic I took before I added in the pumpkins. Those pale yellow mums did so well in those containers. You’ll see when you scroll down. I was super diligent about watering them daily.

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I had this grapevine wreath but was tired of the old decorations I had on it. So I pulled all of the old stuff off. I had this checked fabric I cut in strips and wrapped around the wreath. Then I just poked those sunflowers in and added some preserved leaves. I didn’t secure them with hot glue, so if I tire of this look I can easily change it again.

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That spot right there is where I do most of my porch sitting. Tucker, my goldendoodle likes to curl up beside me. All 68 pounds of him.

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The “coffee table” is an old pine box I found while out junking. I stained the dark pieces.. The rest is chalk paint. It sat a little low so I propped it up with four stone patio brick for added height.

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These were from last year too, but different porch so they get to make an appearance.

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I like mixing real with faux flowers and greenery. Added this indian corn in with the faux cabbage plant I picked up at Michael’s. It is a pretty good imitation.

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Here are those same mums from the first pic! Crazy because I do not have a green thumb. At all!! Just kept them watered. I love that little FALL sign I found at Marshall’s. img_2209 The variety of pumpkins and gourds you can find this year are so much fun!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Hope you enjoyed my little fall porch.

Working on a little DIY project I will be sharing soon so be sure to visit me again!

hApPy  FaLL!!

Chris