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Day 23: How I Made This Easy Fall Tablescape…

By Laharris1


 Hello friends.

You might recognize these flowers from my recent Gallery Wall Reveal.


I needed to come up with a quick Fall tablescape for that post and today I thought I’d show you what I did in case you’re looking for a few ideas.


I had already found these gold and red placemats on sale at Pier One so I figured that one of my blue and white Chinese jars could be used as a vase. When you’re under a time crunch, it forces you to look around and use what you have on hand.

Next I stopped by a wholesale flower shop but their selection was pretty low so I ended up buying these four bunches to use as the base for my arrangement.  Then I added filler flowers with a grocery store bouquet.

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These were the selections I started with.

Do you notice how I chose different flower shapes and textures?  When arranging flowers try to mix spiky and round flower shapes with interesting foliage.

Whenever it’s available I like to use Amaranthus for its interesting shape and since I was laying Eucalyptus down the table alongside giant Magnolia leaves, I added this to the arrangement too.


Magnolia leaves off a nearby tree were flattened under books the night before…


and Cinderella pumpkins and baby white pumpkins that I borrowed from HERE were added down the middle of the table.


I already had these small gold votives.



And do you remember those thrift store finds for my bar cart?

Well here’s that quirky $1.99 candle holder.


I originally saw the idea of using a single piece of wheat as a place card HERE but my version is more casual (and quicker). I used these Kraft gift tags that are sold in packs and when the wheat wouldn’t fit inside the hole, I simply tied it to the tag. I used a gold pen for handwriting….and Voila!

Everything looks pretty on a white napkin don’t you think?




Placemats: Pier One $2.99 each

Gold glassware: World Market Cost Plus $2.99 each

Wine glasses: TJ Maxx; set of six for $12.99

one bouquet of wheat : grocery store $3.99

Before I go I want to thank you.

Thank you for all the supportive comments you gave me about keeping up my blogging challenge this month. I happily called it ‘failing’ because it actually felt refreshing to embrace that idea. But it’s funny how airing out some feelings makes us feel better.

So here’s the verdict. I’m doing what I can comfortably do.

How’s that sound?

I say we make that our new mantra!

hugs to you all,


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