Friday, November 19, 2010

Easy Peasy Harvest Decorations

I just love decorating for fall.  It brings such a colorful warmth to our home.  This year, we are a bit behind because of remodeling a few of our rooms.  All of the overflow has been stored in our formal dinning room and a few spots in our formal living room.  I am finally going to be able to decorate next week and have been searching for inspiration.

I only had to look as far as "Martha's" website to find the inspirational answers.

Pumpkin Sconce

These bright-orange pumpkins glow even brighter when transformed into glowing light fixtures.

Read more at Pumpkin Sconce - Martha Stewart Home and Garden

I just love these little pumpkins and the variety of gourds on the table.

Or howabout this darling wreath?  How easy would that be to make?  If you cannot find enough natural leaves, Micheal's or Hobby Lobby have all kinds of faux foliage.

Fall Foliage Wreath

Long after the last leaves on the lawn have been raked away, this autumnal wreath will hold on to its crispness and color.

Read more at Fall Foliage Wreath - Martha Stewart Home and Garden
Martha sure knows how to inspire a crafter was luscious eye candy.  Be sure to check out all the other ideas she posts on her site. And sign up for her newsletter so you never miss a new idea.

Here are a few of my own decorations from Fall 2009.  We had just got back from our honeymoon and I uses a few things from our Mocha and Pink wedding to add a bit of variety to the traditional fall colors.
I love. LOVE. L O V E!!! Pretty tables. I try to have my own dinning room table "made-up" and looking it's best, I love looking at it and creating the different looks. David really enjoys it, too. I rotate the settings and centerpieces regularly and match the decor to the holiday or seasons.

You do not have to break the bank to do this, use what you have and be creative. Take out grandma's antique linens and your wedding china (you registered for it, someone bought USE it) and set up a formal look. Don't have enough wedding china to complete the table? Mix and match like you see at some tearooms. Thrift stores and estate sales always have an assortment of mix and match china that you can grab at a steal.

For a beautiful Thanksgiving table, Hobby Lobby and Michael’s have some great finds. Start with a gold table cloth and add a brown runner (buy some inexpensive satin brown, or color of your choice, cut to about 5 ft long and 1.5 to 2 ft wide, hem to finish and add tassels). Wal-Mart had some very cute brown leaf placemats this season or make your own mats with left over brown fabric, very easy to do. Add gold chargers on top of the placemats and ivory plates. Place a small pumpkin in the center of each plate. A cornucopia with dries leaves or seasonal flowers, small gourds and a mini scarecrow as the centerpiece completes the look for a festive Harvest tablescape. Oh, do not forget napkins, glassware, and silverware.

This table was affordable to set.  Most of the supplies were on hand from past years harvest decorations.  Plates were inexpensive and runner, tablecoth, and napkins were handmade.  Vases and votives were repurposed from other parts of our

Have a great day!!!!

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