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Fall Tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

By Laharris1
Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.
Today I'm sharing a pretty Fall tablescape with you that has actually turned out to be one of my personal favorites. The best part is, I put it together using simple and inexpensive items mostly collected from my home.

You can do this too.

The funny thing is this entire table was inspired by an old wood pallet we had left over from our landscaping project.

You know how stuff just piles up on the side of your house?

Well, one minute I'm staring at this dried-out pallet with its rusty nails poking out everywhere, that I know Jim plans on tossing. And the next minute I'm grabbing my crowbar and hammer and yanking out those nails.

I won't sugar-coat it.

Those old nails were a pain to get out, but somewhere between all the sweaty banging and pulling, I decided I really wanted to use this wood to make a food photography prop.


Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

But once it was in a pile, I realized I had enough wood to make something rustic for my table too.
Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

I decided to make an long elevated wood centerpiece that would go down the length of my table. A place to put my flowers and pumpkins.

Since the pallet wood slats weren't long enough, I simply put 2 pieces together, and used my nail gun to shoot nails into a top piece that melds them together. (You could use a hammer but I'm terrible at hitting nails.)

Then I used my palm sander (lightly) over the whole thing, followed by AS clear wax, then nailed a 3 pieces underneath to raise it and voila!


Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

I found that extending it down my entire table really added some surprising drama to it, especially when paired with a plain, white tablecloth. 
Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

If you follow me on Instagram you know I recently came home with a bunch of fresh olive branches. That's because I've been wanting to do a Fall table with these for awhile now, it's such a classic look.  
Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

I stuck some into my chandelier. No wire needed.
Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

And I laid them down the center of the table, then positioned my wood centerpiece right on top.Once I placed the pumpkins on top, adding any flowers just seemed excessive. I actually tried  with some roses I had on hand, but I kept coming back to the simplicity of the pumpkins with the fresh green leaves.And I decided, sometimes less is more.

Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

I used velvet gold ribbon around white napkins.
Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.
White plates from Crate and Barrel and matte gold silverware, courtesy of Target.
Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

And of course, white candles.

Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

And one last shot with the white Christmas lights I now keep permanently in my dining room ..
Fall tablescape: Simple. Rustic. Beauty.

...because I've decided that gatherings always seem a touch more magical in the glow of twinkly white lights.Have you noticed this too?(I hope you enjoyed seeing my simple Fall table today).Thank you so much for visiting me.xoLeslie


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