Beth's lit candles

Here are a variety of simple arrangements and tablescapes from over the years, at our family home.
These will give you some ideas for decorating your home for fall.

Autumn gourds

A variety of gourds and sparkly baby pumpkins, which were glittered by painting with white glue and sprinkling with clear sparkles, brighten the top of a stereo cabinet.  The “HOME SWEET HOME” wood letters have been a part of our family decor for more than twenty years.
The votive cups were on clearance for about fifty cents each at Rite Aid, and the white pumpkin with cat-tails was also from Rite Aid for about three dollars.
We simply added a couple of autumn picks and a put a silk leaf under each of the votives.

 

autumn tablescape

For this easy tablescape, we used an old square basket into which was inserted a block of floral foam.
Using wire cutters, I took apart a stem of silk Autumn flowers and arranged them in the floral foam.  A wide rust colored ribbon finished the look.
The cute candle holders have been in our family for years.  We added ivory tapers from Dollar Tree.

The striped placemats were a Goodwill find, and the oval mat, a handmade gift from my sister, Syl.

 


 

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When we decorated the table for Thanksgiving we put the floral arrangement and candlesticks up on top of the Armoire,
which we use to store extra table linens and decorations.
We  added some pumpkin scented candles, and floral picks on top of a rust colored piece of calico.
The pilgrim turkey couple double as candle holders.

Autumn arrangement

This is the same area with the cake stand holding some mini pumpkins and floral picks, before we replaced it with the table basket of Autumn flowers.

Bethany's table

This is the Thanksgiving tablescape our daughter Beth arranged last year.

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Here are some of the details from the beautiful table.

Thanksgiving centerpiece

This is from a thanksgiving table from many years ago.  Directions for building the center arrangement are quite simple and available on a previous post.

sparkley pumpkins

These large sparkly pumpkins will be our newest Thanksgiving decorations.
Beth painted both surfaces with white glue, completely covering the pumpkin on the right with sparkles while the glue was still wet.
The large pumpkin on the left was washed with in bleach water, painted with white glue, and allowed to dry. This preserves the pumpkin.
She used MS Publisher word art on card stock to make the large B, then used a sharp knife to make a stencil.  She used a black sharpie to outline the letter and a tiny brush with white glue to paint the details, shaking copper colored glitter on it before it dried.

Stay tuned to see how she uses them to decorate for Thanksgiving.

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This bright table was intended to be a link between Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating.

Placing a hollowed pumpkin flower arrangement, and bright crocheted family heirloom placemats on top of a evergreen tablecloth,
allowed us to keep the Thanksgiving arrangement up for a few days as we decorated for Christmas.

AUTUMN TABLESCAPES AND ARRANGEMENTS

34 thoughts on “AUTUMN TABLESCAPES AND ARRANGEMENTS

  • September 11, 2015 at 2:28 pm
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    Wow, just looking at all this fall beauty has got my creative juices flowing. Time to “get my fall on”. 🙂

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    • September 11, 2015 at 4:51 pm
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      Thanks, KC! This is a round up of years past. I’ve not “got my fall on” yet here either!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm
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    We are going to have to scavenge the garden and area this Fall. You’ve given me a lot of great ideas! Thanks so much! 🙂

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  • September 11, 2015 at 6:41 pm
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    It’s this time of the year ha? Although we don’t celebrate Halloween in Greece I love all these festivities!

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    • September 11, 2015 at 10:36 pm
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      Our family doesn’t celebrate halloween either, but we surely do celebrate and thank God for the harvest. We have a harvest party in October and Thanksgiving in November, so the decorations are a part of our celebrations!

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  • September 11, 2015 at 9:59 pm
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    Great ideas on your tablescape. I haven’t done mine yet, but I can see a lot of things on yours that I like.

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    • September 11, 2015 at 10:40 pm
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      The glasses with the orange candles in them, were in a gift bag I was given for speaking at a conference. I use them all year long. Sometimes I put decorations in the underside of them.

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    • September 11, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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      Thank you Joy! Since this is a compilation of previous décor, I’m getting myself mentally ready to decorate for fall. It is in the 90s outside right now, so isn’t feeling too conducive yet, but we’ll be doing it soon. I love the little gourds too!

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  • September 12, 2015 at 2:50 am
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    It all looks so festive and homey! I love the wooden Home Sweet Home sign. I bet that always bring good memories. So many lovely ideas!

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    • September 12, 2015 at 6:43 pm
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      Thank you, Sandra. That old sign is a happy one!!

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    • September 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm
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      Thank you, Michelle! Fall is MY favorite season (other than Christmas). I love the cooler weather, warm colors and the abundance of fresh produce – especially apples, pears and pumpkins!

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    • September 15, 2015 at 12:07 am
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      Thanks Gwen. These sadly are not currently up at our home! It is a fun to get started – which I will do SOON!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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    Cute! I love decorating for Fall almost as much as I do Christmas. I just put our decor up last week 🙂

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    • September 10, 2016 at 11:09 pm
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      You should post your pictures! It is still to warm here to put them up – at least I think so, but it won’t be long and the trees will be turning and the air will be nippy again.

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  • October 11, 2016 at 11:30 am
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    You have some really beautiful ideas here, thank you for sharing them. I can’t wait to get my fall decor up.

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    • October 11, 2016 at 6:07 pm
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      Thanks for the encouraging words! Fall comes a close second to Christmas decor! I’ll be sharing some of them pretty soon.

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  • October 11, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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    Man, I leave a lot to be desired with my fall decorations. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • October 11, 2016 at 6:08 pm
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      It’s taken a lot of years to get it all together, and I have the help of one of my talented daughters to make things happen!

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  • October 12, 2016 at 10:29 pm
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    These are all beautiful centerpieces. I love the look when you can add pumpkins, gourds, and leaves.

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    • October 13, 2016 at 1:07 am
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      Appreciate the kind comments – My daughter is pretty much responsible for all the table scapes. She has a real talent for it.

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  • October 13, 2016 at 5:20 pm
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    I love it! My table is too small to have centerpiece decorations 🙁 but I keep telling myself that we’ll have a big enough table some day 🙂 For now, I just have pretty autumn themed palcemats and decorations elsewhere!

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    • October 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm
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      I really appreciate you stopping by! We lived for a number of years with NO table, so you really do have to make it happen where ever you can! I keep looking at the fall themed place mats, but because I need six at a time, it is always too expensive to pick them up!

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  • October 13, 2016 at 7:08 pm
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    Marjie your autumn decor is just beautiful. I love to decorate my home for autumn too.

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    • October 13, 2016 at 7:42 pm
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      I love all your decorating posts, Valeria! You inspire me.

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