A Natural -Salvaged Centerpiece

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Just another simple autumn centerpiece.

This year has inspired me more than ever to create a home that inspires & surrounds us with warmth. Also it is important to stay close to home, so I like to keep the home decor a bit on the frugal side. As the fall/autumn weather & time changes, it always brings us indoors where we want to cozy up by a toasty fire, look for those chunky blankets, candles all aglow, and cups of cheer. I would say that this year, a cozy home is more important than ever!

A while back I was inspired by the changing season to create a salvaged centerpiece. If you read my posts you will know that “salvaged” is probably my favorite term.;) This all started with those white pumpkins and wanting to bring in those muted tones. Loving the muted tones, I still added that pop of color with orange pumpkins, brass candle sticks, and copper votives.

So today I’m sharing my dining room with a salvaged centerpiece, pumpkins, candles, with animal print table linens and china ready to give thanks.

And… I’m sharing a few tips for creating that same feeling in your own home.

Harvest Ready – A Gathering I will Go

I’m not sure that I’m qualified to give decorating advice, but when styling a room for the season, I like to keep my theme natural & a bit on the rustic and ‘re-find.’ Yep you read that right, Not only do I like the refound or vintage in items, but also like them on the beautiful side or the more ‘re-find‘ – A Rustic Elegance.

Looking to nature – I went out to my flowers & clipped dried lambs ear, my field for dried golden grasses, dried leaves and branches from my trees, and several dried & faded white roses that I had lying around. I foraged all of natures bounty, collected and arranged it in a simple glass gallon jar.

I love how this arrangement picks up the tones of the season!

While I wanted that muted side of autumn on the table, I felt it needed pops of color. So bold orange pumpkins, copper votives, orange candles with brass candle sticks, and leopard print napkins were my go to.

And who doesn’t love leopard print???

They say that leopard goes with everything and never goes out of style. How can you miss? All of this accompanied simple white stoneware china.

I might add that the gold rimmed stem ware and teacups and saucers were thrifted. While they are not an exact match to the dinner ware they compliment each other beautifully.

Folks, while my styling tips are simple, and from here you can arrange a table scape for your Thanksgiving on a modest budget. Most of what I used was foraged from my yard, field, and cabinets. The pumpkins were purchased, modestly. The napkins were a purchase from LOREC Ranch while on a National Finals Rodeo excursion a few years back.

A little wild west stylin’ for my wild west livin.’

While I write this, I’m reminded of the blessings that I do have.

While my followers may be few, but appreciated, I wish a very Happy Thanks Giving to all!

Simple Autumn Decor on the Table

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

When it comes to decorting for autumn…I love pumpkins and maybe. Everywhere!

This table scape was so simple. Just a few fairytale looking pumpkins marching down the center of the table with white baby boos, candles, found amber/brown bottles, wild grass clippings and wood slices… and maybe a couple of sets of candle holders.;)

Folks, I’m all about simple decorating.

This is natural, subtle, and fresh.

For a touch of autumn color without too much orange-

I love pink and like to use it in my decor as much as I can. So when I found these more on the pink – to salmon pink side pumpkins, I knew I wanted to put them in a table scape with my found amber brown bottles.

I loved incorporating some of those soft colors that are found in  faded grasses/natural wheat and those Cinderella pumpkins.

Down the center of the table, layered on a silver tray with a few baby boos and candles or just by themselves. Anyway you style them, these pumpkins make a statement. 

All in all- a simple rustic table scape fit for a harvest party.

A little wild west stylin’ for some wild west livin’

Happy November folks!