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A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; How to

By Laharris1
A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to
Hello friends.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!


A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to

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.  


A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to

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. 
A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to

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..

A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to

A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to
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. 
A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to
Here's a better shot.For the centerpiece I filled two vintage Copper Colanders ( I call them strainers) with white Mums.

A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to
A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to

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!
A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to

Ok. So far here's what's on my Fall table:Creamy white Mumsold CopperRed ApplesWarm CaramelHeavyweight 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.

A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to

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. 
A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to
White dishes, wood lantern, stemware, Pier One placemats....already had.


A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to
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. 
A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to

A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to

A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to

I like using my bar cart for soup tureen, bowls and spoons.

A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to

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.
A Cozy & Casual Fall Tablescape; how to
So tell me.Have you started decorating for Fall already?xoLeslieThe Scoop Inspire Me Tuesday

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