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Sunday, October 4, 2015

An Easy and Inexpensive Autumn Table Setting with a Pumpkin Vase and Apple Candle Holders



I wanted to play around with an inexpensive and easy autumn table setting that would also work for Thanksgiving as well. All of the elements can be found at a grocery store and cost for about  $25-$30. We started with a white pumpkin that was $3.99 and cut a hole in the top like we were going to carve it and then hallowed it out a little bit and put a metal can inside it to act as a vase. We then used a pack of roses that were $5.99 and some eucalyptus that was $2.99 and some berries from out yard and filled up the pumpkin vase until it was overflowing a bit. 

After that we laid out some more eucalyptus and sprinkled a few pears and some berries from the yard over top of the eucalyptus. Then we took six apples and cut out the center a little bit so we could stick taper candles in them. After that we just added some cinnamon sticks between some of the pears which provided a delicious aroma and an unexpected texture and then we placed a baby pumpkin on each plate and that was it! 


We placed the pumpkin vase on this cake stand from HomeGoods to help elevate it a bit and add some varying heights to the display.


These are the Emma plates from Pottery Barn and the napkins are from Pottery Barn as well (from nine years ago!)

















 I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I'll be back with photos of the other side of the porch later this week.

Source List:

So We Beat On... Great Gatsby Sign - Dear Lillie (now sold out!) 
Farmhouse Table - we built it, (you can read more about it here)
Chairs - Joss and Main
Pillows - World Market

Cake Stand - HomeGoods
Throw - HomeGoods
White Dishes - Pottery Barn, The Emma Collection (wedding gifts 9 years ago)
Napkins - Pottery Barn (nine years ago)
Porch Door Color - Mopboard Black in semigloss by Benjamin Moore
Lights - Target
Hat - Joyfolie


15 comments:

  1. Beautiful tablescape. Love the pumpkin vase and use of things from nature and the low cost grocery store finds.

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  2. Love it! Looks so inviting! Also, I want to purchase to the Gatsby sign but can't find it...did I miss it again?

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    1. Thanks, Angie! It had been in stock for a few months, but sold out shortly after this post went live.

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  3. This is BEAUTIFUL!! So lovely! And I love that we can use our local grocery store to make it happen :).

    PS--When I saw the close-up photo of pumpkin vase, it made me think this would make for a very nice wedding centerpiece.

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  4. this is soooo beautiful! I am refreshed just by looking at it!
    Thank you for taking time to create, and then, to share with us!

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  5. Love it all! BTW, your link to the "Beat on" sign isn't working, in either location.

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    1. Thank you!! The sign sold out shortly after this post went live, and we won't be making any more so it has been removed from our shop.

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  6. So beautiful and inspiring! I will be copying for my thanksgiving table, thank you so much for sharing! By the way, I love your black doors, what kind of paint do you use, Aura? Regal Select?

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, would you by chance have a tutorial on how to paint the doors?

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    2. We don't have a traditional tutorial on that, but can find the post we did on it here: http://dearlillieblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/painting-doors-and-changing-out-knobs.html

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  7. Your centerpiece is beautiful!

    Cindy R.

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    1. Hi,
      This is my first visit here and I am "simply" overwhelmed! Amazing ideas, decorations and sense of colour... Breathtaking... Will be back!:) Anna

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