Wow, have you felt the cool in the air and smelled the crisp hints of fall? We sure have up here and I’m loving it! I keep thinking about all the fun fall activities I can get myself into. We are going apple picking on Saturday and will carve pumpkins on Sunday. Next weekend I’ve decided we have to have people over so I can decorate the table all fancy like I have been seeing in all the magazines. I just love the fall!
As I was browsing through the magazines and searching Pinterest for all the fall decorating tips I started wondering why I don’t decorate for the seasons. I realized two of the biggest reasons I don’t are 1) money – I don’t want to spend money on things I will only use for a few weeks; 2) storage – I don’t want to own a bunch of seasonal things I have to find storage space for. I just don’t have enough space as it is.
Here are two of the inspirational tables I saw:
As I was looking at the pictures I realized that I don’t have to make my table look EXACTLY like theirs, I can use it as a general guideline and make it MINE! I can also take ideas I like about one table and marry them with parts I like of another table. Here are my pictures:
Yesterday I ran into Dollar Tree to see if I could get something for my fall table. I got that “vine” for $1 and then I went to a little market and bought those squashes (which will be dinner next week). The table cloth is just a drop cloth I bought a few months ago at Home Depot and hadn’t used yet. The Gold Runner is SimuLinen’s disposable table runner and the pretty burgundy napkins are SimuLinen’s disposable Burgundy Flat-Pack.
Here’s another setting I did. Again, I just used the drop cloth for the table cloth and a piece of fabric I had in my fabric closet. The plates were ours and all I bought for this setting was the green leaf bowl and the pumpkins – $1 each! I love these Brown Flat-Pack napkins because they are so versatile. Brown goes with so much, and I can fold the napkins anyway I want! Even better, look closely at them… they don’t look disposable at all! SimuLinen has several flat-pack colors to choose from and they are all 16″x16″. They are definitely a strong go-to option as they come un-folded so you can fold them any way you like. As with all the SimuLinen products, they are always disposable, super absorbent and soft!
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