Since I used autumn leaves for my first fall table and scarecrows and hay for the second fall table, I decided to focus on pumpkins for this fall table. This wonderful table runner with pumpkins and other fruits of the harvest is perfect for what I have in mind today.
I mentioned in my last post that I had made another purchase at Family Dollar that I would save for later. Here it is! I love these fall pumpkin and leaf placemats and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time because I got the last 4 on the shelf. I have learned that even though it might be 95 outside, I need to go ahead and buy the fall merchandise when I find it because it won’t be there long.
I wasn’t sure about the red plates for the base, but I really ended up liking them. The left border of the placemat is showing up more brown on camera, but it is really a dark red and these Wal Mart plates look great.
I tried a couple of different plates for the next layer, but I really ended up liking the square Friendly Village plates. I love this pattern at any time of the year, but especially during the fall.
I have two different pumpkin plates that I planned for the top of the plate stack. They actually both came from Family Dollar, just from different years. I guess they change patterns from year to year. I like the red and orange together…perfect fall colors.
I used the napkins in autumnal colors from Bed, Bath, and Beyond and my green Dollar General flatware. I love all of these fall colors together!
I chose the Dollar Tree green goblets to finish out the place setting.
Then I remembered that I had some harvest wine charms.
I love these and I often forget that I have them.
I found salt and pepper shakers in fall motifs to top off the plate stack.
Everyone has his own pair of salt and pepper shakers at his plate.
I love all of my harvest salt and pepper shakers.
I enjoy getting them out every year about this time.
Then I started thinking about my centerpiece. I had recently completed my fall mantel, and I decided to borrow some of the elements from it for the table.
I love this pumpkin candy jar and I have a collection of porcelain pumpkins that have come from Fred’s, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Wal Mart over the years.
I thought that they would be great on my pumpkin-themed table.
I borrowed the candle from the mantel as well. The fall colors of my Hobby Lobby candle are a perfect match for the napkins on this table.
For the final touch, I chose a small pumpkin platter and decided to elevate it for the purpose of the photograph, but of course I would place it on the table to actually serve from.
I ended up really liking my final centerpiece and think it is perfect for the pumpkin theme of this table!
After I decorated the mantel, I was really wanting to put a wreath on my door. When I went to Wal Mart this week, I looked through the fall décor, especially the wreaths. I think that most of them really look kind of cheap, but I still wanted one.
I finally chose what I have decided is the least offensive of those that Wal Mart offered.
I spent an entire $9.98, and it looks like it’s worth $1.98. But I have a wreath, and it doesn’t look terrible.
By the way, we had about a week or more of nice, cooler temps…mid eighties during the day, mid fifties early in morning. It felt so wonderful!
Of course, it didn’t last. We’re back up to the nineties now and no fall temps in sight.
Oh well, that’s living in central Mississippi, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
Have a great week of fall decorating!