Hello sweet Friends! Thanks so much for the wonderful birthday wishes!
If you stopped by here on Friday you saw what I was greeted with in my front yard, thanks to my sister. You can see it here if you missed it. Her birthday was the day after mine and I knew I had to immediately get her back. Here’s what I did to her:
She got up at about midnight to peek out the window to see if her son’s car was home yet, and couldn’t believe I got her right back! Ahh so fun!
OK now for what you came for…
Several of my blogging friends and I are collaborating this week to bring our readers a ton of Fall inspiration! Yesterday was mantels, and today it’s all about tablescapes, with more inspiration on the way each day this week. I’ll be sharing the links to those at the bottom.
I love to entertain at the Holidays, but I don’t like things too fussy. I prefer to keep it simple. Today I put together a simple Fall table using mostly things I already had. I did make new napkin holders that also serve as place cards, and are so easy to make.
First, here is my table to coordinate with my existing neutral Fall décor:
I shared the pumpkin arrangement centerpiece a couple of weeks ago. You can see the full how-to HERE.
I love the softer hues for Fall and these stems I found at Michaels were perfect for this centerpiece.
While I was at Michaels purchasing the supplies for the centerpiece, I came across these pretty gold frames in the dollar bins:
I thought they would make perfect napkin holders that could also serve as place cards. They were the inspiration for the gold in this table setting.
Making them was so simple and only took about five minutes each!
Here’s what I used to make them:
Mini Frames * White Paint Pen * Ribbon * Paper Towel Roll
Hot Glue Gun/Glue * Scissors * Black Card Stock
And here’s how easily they came together:
1. Cut paper towel roll into 1 3/4″ pieces.
2. Cut strips of ribbon/fabric wide enough to tuck in the sides, and long enough to cover the roll. Roll in fabric and hot glue in place. Tuck sides in and secure with hot glue.
3. Gently remove the stands from the backs of the mini frames.
4. Cut card stock to fit inside each frame and use a paint paint to write your guests’ names.
5. Hot glue the ribbon-covered roll to the back of the frame.
Now of course wouldn’t ya know that after I had everything assembled, I decided to paint the frames in a bit more vibrant shade of gold…
To match my candlesticks I decided to paint as well:
These were mercury glass, but they were more gold than silver and I didn’t love them, so this fixed them right up.
The gold really adds warmth to my Fall table:
I did purchase the green napkins at Pier One, but I already had everything else.
I started with the chargers I picked up on clearance from Walmart for super cheap a few years ago. They are from the BHG collection and I love them.
The white dishes are my everyday dishes, ironstone from Pier One.
You can also see the subtle leaf pattern on the tablecloth in that photo.
To fill in the empty space on the outside of the candlesticks, I put these little arrangements in a couple of my ironstone cups using leftover ribbon, a mini pumpkin, and leftover flowers from my arrangement:
Sometimes you just have to improvise. 🙂
My drum table in the corner got a little decorating as well:
So that’s my Fall table! Everything is easily removable if need be to add bread baskets, etc to the table.
Here’s how it easily came together:
Pin for inspiration later:
Several other friends are sharing Fall inspiration this week too!