Today I decided to style a pretty Fall table for a little dinner of ours... and I wanted to share a few easy ideas you might use. You probably won't believe this, but I haven't bought a single pumpkin yet.
So instead--I decided to do a table with some other favorite Fall items--
beginning with warm caramel and shiny, red apples.
Yep, I made me some homemade caramel apple place cards!
I used real sticks--actually had to cut some branches from my yard to get them, and basically followed the directions on the caramel bag. It's been a while since I've made these and since I wanted the apples to sit fairly flat on the plates, I decided to dip the tops.
Before I dipped the apple I used a knife to make a slight hole in the top and then used the stick to push deep enough for the stick.
After the hole in the top was ready for the stick, I turned the apple over and used a butter knife--gently inserted--not too deep---to dip and swirl the apple in the warm caramel before placing it on a paper plate.
I found that it was less messy to have the hole for the stick already in the apple before dipping..
The stick goes in right away.
Next I wrapped a piece of rough Jute string around the stems --mostly for texture-- and tied a Kraft tag to the Jute string.
Here's a better shot.
For the centerpiece I filled two vintage Copper Colanders
( I call them strainers)
with white Mums.
I stuffed the heavy duty brown paper--the same stuff I used for the table runner--around the dirt as a filler for the apples to sit on (I used real ones), then I added green moss into any cracks and voila!
Ok. So far here's what's on my Fall table:
Creamy white Mums
Heavyweight Brown Paper--
(I used the kind in the Paint section at Home Depot because it was leftover from a project)
Are you liking some of my favorite Fall items?
Next I added plaid napkins from Target.
I used fresh berries (from grocery store) and stuck them into my twig wreaths. I got mine at the thrift store (a big bag filled with 12 for one dollar)
And then I used whatever I had.
White dishes, wood lantern, stemware, Pier One placemats....already had.
I couldn't find any fresh Eucalypytus anywhere --so instead of fresh greens down the middle of the table --
I used some old music sheets rolled into scrolls and added some fresh apple votives.
I like using my bar cart for soup tureen, bowls and spoons.
It's a simple table---and with the paper runner it's definitely casual, but I hope I gave you some ideas you can use.
So tell me.
Have you started decorating for Fall already?
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