Once Halloween has come and gone, it's easy to mow right over Thanksgiving and start prepping for Christmas, but with a little thought and utilization of pieces you already own, you can create a beautiful fall tablescape for your family and friends. While it's easy to get caught up in the spending frenzy this time of year, recreating this look for your guests is low on budget and high on style.
Most of my entertaining pieces are gold, but with copper being everywhere these days, I wanted to incorporate it into my fall table. Mixing metals, while unexpected, adds a bit of warmth and elegance. If you can mix metals with your jewelry, why not your table?! Matching is so 2013. Kidding. Scroll down to get the full details on my fall table + some incredibly easy DIYs that are perfect for any occasion or celebration.
Since I already used pumpkins for my Halloween place cards, I wanted to do something a little different for my fall table that was still simple, elegant and would have my guests ooohing and ahhing. Pears seemed like the perfect pumpkin replacement! I used real pears, but should you be able to find them, faux pears would be great too, as you could use them for holidays to come! For these, I simply spray painted the pears copper, wrote each of my guest's name on a gift tag and tied them to the stems. [Budget tip: I stock up on generic gift wrap during and after Christmas when it's all on super sale. I got a giant pack of these craft paper tags for $0.99!]
I struggled with what do for a centerpiece, but finally came to the realization that 'less is more.' [I don't think those words have ever come out of my mouth...] For the greenery, I used a mix of 'floral filler' from the grocery store's floral department [$5] and snipped some foliage from my yard. I made three small arrangements using small apothecary style vases and intermixed them between two tall brass candlesticks. The candlesticks were an estate sale score [less than $10 for the pair] and the white tapers were already in my 'stash of candles.' I clipped some rosemary from my flowerbed and twisted it into tiny little wreaths to put around the candle tapers for a little something extra. Plus, it makes your table smell wonderful!
I've been eyeing these copper salt and pepper shakers for a while, and although they're small, I think they pack quite the punch! For these and more copper accents, click the images below!
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Sticking with my mixed metal + copper theme, I wanted to add a little glamour to some serving pieces I already had, and what better way to do so than with a little copper spray paint? Earlier this week, I shared this extremely easy DIY on MarthaLynnKale.com, so head over there for the full tutorial.
For some great wooden pieces that are just begging for a bit of spray paint, click the images below.