fall centerpiece

When I think of fall /autumn centerpieces, I always think of 'abundance'. 
While I love simplicity, when it comes to this time of year, I just love heaps of stuff.  

Probably for that same reason, healthy eating goes out the window, and I start making Chex Mix once a week, and wonder by Christmas why my jeans don't fit so well!
(..."but I work out every week??"   ;)  ) 

This year, I decided to continue my neutral theme for fall- less oranges, more whites- and this is what I have.
I picked up a few small white pumpkins and some gourds.  I started with a table runner that had the green stripe- this room has pale green walls, so it ties in nicely with that.  Since the table and chairs are so dark, I didn't want to do beige and have everything disappear.
The base for the three pumpkins is a drink tub I got at Target a couple years ago.  I wish I would've bought two now.  I'd use it for a planter, if we didn't need it all the time for entertaining!
The tub is filled up with crumpled up paper grocery bags- they were sturdy enough to hold up the weight of the pumpkins, and then I just filled around them with the moss.  It hides the bags.

The rest of the table got a smattering of leaves, pumpkins pepperberries and gourds.  And a couple mercury glass votives.

Simple and bountiful. 


Now, I'm off to make one of our favorite fall desserts!  I will share the treat tomorrow with you.  It's yummy and rich.
My hubby has been bugging me all week to make it!
Have a great Thursday!


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10 comments

  1. I'm the same way this time of year. Come October I feel the urge to pile things one. It lasts through Christmas and then my longing for simple and sweet returns. It must be the cool, crisp nights that get us all crazy! LOL.

    I love your arrangment. It looks very festive.

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  2. Hi Denise...

    Oooh...your table looks sooo pretty all dressed up for autumn! I love your striped table runner and that white tub is awesome! I would love to find one like it! It makes a perfect piece for a table centerpiece! Thank you for sharing your beautiful autumn home with us!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari

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  3. Happy Friday!
    Denise, it looks beautiful, love it!
    Have a great weekend! XO ~Liz

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  4. It looks lovely, love the colors in your dining room.

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  5. Hi Denise,
    I love this look. It could have been from any era. It's timeless.
    I finally got pumpkins today...it's too hot to feel like fall!
    Enjoy your dessert at your lovely table~

    Tina

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  6. Your arrangement spans decades. Have fun baking! Share your dessert w/ us! andrea@townandprairie

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  7. This is gorgeous, love that tub from Target, really a great piece! Love the farmhouse feel of this, thanks so much for coming to the party, xoxo

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