It is officially the first day of Fall, so I am jumping on the bandwagon with a colorful,
fall-inspired table! I wanted to keep the focus on natural elements and started with a centerpiece made of reclaimed wood. This is my fall take on a yule log! I had this piece of wood outside and really wanted to use it on the table. It sat here on a piece of dark brown burlap unadorned for a week before I figured out what to do. I had Luis drill some holes for taper candles with a drill bit, and voila, natural centerpiece! He also made some candle holders for each side out of a birch log.
Here is a peak after the holes were drilled...
I gathered different flowers and leaves to soften the hard edges.
For the place settings, I found these cute, leaf placemats at Walmart in different colors. I used my Hull "Brown Drip" dinner plates with some clearance salad plates from World Market that had been sitting in my cabinet for months. The napkins are also from World Market. The bamboo napkin rings are the ones I use with everything from BBB, along with the vintage Bakelite flatware, and Oneida "American Harmony" flatware. The iced tea glass is my everyday vintage Indiana Glass "Whitehall" in amber.
Oops... the spoon is slightly askew!
Let's light those candles...
This is such an easy table to put together with things you already have around the house! I always love using whatever I can find outside, especially this time of year. It just takes leaving a big chunk of wood on your dining table for a week while your family wonders if you have totally lost your marbles:-)
For this to last longer, you could use faux leaves as the real ones wilt rather fast. I love the real ones because I remember my mom using them for my grandparent's 50th anniversary way back in 1976. She placed branches in our dining room, and I loved the look so much, I always bring them in, usually placed in vases of water.
I'll be joining "Tablescape Thursday" at "Between Naps on the Porch" so go by and visit Susan and the other lovely participants.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy each beautiful day!