9.27.2011

6 Easy Fall Centerpieces

In celebration of fall, I played around with some ideas for centerpieces or accent arrangements that you could use in the middle of your dining table, or even on your buffet table or hutch. I know that you probably don't have any of these items on hand, but I wanted to give you some ideas as to what you could pair together to make a fall arrangement using the things you have in your home. 

Here is what I came up with. 


In this centerpiece I used a cake stand for the base, the wreath of twigs from THIS post, an old wine bottle, antique syrup pitcher, and a small antique bottle full of glass marbles. I poked some dried wheat down into the syrup pitcher, and filled in the wreath with a few artificial fall leafs. 


This centerpiece was my least favorite, but I thought I would share it with you anyway. This is an antique pitcher and bowl that was my mom's, and before that it was her mother's. I tend to happen upon things like this that are vintage family "hand-me-downs". I attempted to mix a few amber colored Christmas ornaments in with the fall kissing balls that I made for this years decorating in the bowl where the pitcher sets. I plopped the dried wheat and a few other sprigs into the pitcher. Blah. Not what I was going for, but it turned out alright. 


My favorite. Seriously. I might have to re-create this one and actually use it this year. The base is a silver tray that I bought a long time ago at a flea market in the town where I went to college. There's that cake stand again underneath the frosted bowl with the silver base. The larger tweedy pumpkin is sitting on top. Again the small antique bottle makes an appearance as it shows off the glass marbles. Couldn't leave the smaller tweedy pumpkin out. It sits at the bottom of the white hob nail vase that is disguised as an antique, but really was a clearance find at Hobby Lobby this summer. Poking out of the vase are artificial cat tails. Love. This. 


I love the simplicity of this one. Just the cake stand, some upside down hurricanes filled with twiggy fillers, a milk bottle with the artificial cat tails, and there is that bottle of marbles again. I guess I'm fond of those marbles. 


More contemporary, or just plain fun, I was playing around with these Fenton glass shoes that I collect. I thought that they were kind of neat pilled in the hurricane. I added the syrup pitcher with the dried wheat again, and this time a little red antique canister from a set of four that I have in my kitchen. Not that fall-ish, but this was fun. 


My second favorite of all. This one is the same as the one with both of the tweedy pumpkins. Take away the pumpkins and the bottle of marbles, and add in the twiggy fillers from the upside down hurricanes, and the fall kissing balls. Double like. 

And there you have it! I hope that these centerpiece ideas give you some inspiration to gather a few things around your house and create something that you can enjoy this fall. 

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2 comments:

  1. They are all really pretty - I love that you showed several different ways to work with some of the same elements.

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  2. Thanks, Leah for your kind words!

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