That’s a tadbit of alliteration in the title, wouldn’t you say?
Oh My! Where does time fly? I started putting out my fall decorations over two weeks ago and I’m still not done! There have been a few little interruptions- being on call for jury duty; dealing with contractors who don’t return phone calls or bother to show up for work; and just the ins and out of daily life, in general. So yesterday, I made myself work on a new dining room arrangement. I’ve been a little stagnant for ideas, but figured I’d do a vignette off to one side of the table, just to be different.
This is what I came up with~
Knowing that I didn’t want to use florals, I decided to use muddy- colored ferns in an off-white ceramic vase. I added a few pops of color with some branches of rust colored berries.
The vase is surrounded with gourds, pinecones, and pumpkins. I think the twig pumpkin is a fun addition to the mix of ceramics and other natural materials.
The over-sized gourds were a great thrifting find- they sell for upwards of $30 in retail shops, and I purchased these for only a few dollars apiece. A glittery ceramic acorn leans up against the pumpkin, while the leaf ball that I made last fall is perched on top of smaller gourds. You can learn how to make the leaf ball in this tutorial.
A small candelabra sits on top of a tied stack of old books in order to give it some height.
I positioned a lace table runner at a diagonal across one end of the table, then established my vignette from that point.
A few leaves and pinecones got sprinkled around the pumpkins and gourds.
You can see the mottling on the gourds. It gives them so much interest and character.
Texture abounds with these photo effects.
I’m linking to Karin’s Centerpiece Wednesday,
Artie’s Vignette Fridays ,
and Laurie’s A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday.
I’m sure they’ll appreciate your visits as much as I do!