Fast & Easy Fall Tablescape

Have I mentioned that I’m not great about decorating my house for the holidays?

I do enjoy decorating for Christmas, but I don’t always have my shit together enough to make that actually happen. It’s pretty sad….I should probably be stripped of my DIY Blogger card. 

Anyway – I recently raided the cork-filled hurricanes I normally keep on my dining room table to fill up the pair of lamps in my living room. Shockingly, I’m not consuming enough wine to keep up with my cork projects.  😉

So my dining room table was looking a little sad and empty. Lucky for me, I was running through the grocery store the other day when I spotted some pretty white pumpkins that inspired me to create this Fast & Easy Fall Tablescape.

Fast & Easy Fall Tablescape -I created my fast and easy fall tablescape for about $10 using goodies from the thrift and grocery stores, plus a few things I had around the house.

I had a bag of pinecones in my basement, and my original plan was to pile the pumpkins and the pinecones onto a tray and add a set of rustic pillar candle holders.

Fast & Easy Fall Tablescape -I created my fast and easy fall tablescape for about $10 using goodies from the thrift and grocery stores, plus a few things I had around the house.

Once I started playing around, I realized I wanted a more relaxed, “deconstructed” look, so I got rid of the tray. My old ramie table runner from Target worked just fine as the base. I also decided I didn’t love the rusty metal candle holders…I wanted something a little more elegant.

A few months ago I picked up 5 mercury glass votives at the thrift store for $.49 each. I thought they might come in handy during the holidays. On impulse, I tried them out and I really liked the silver with the white pumpkins. I needed some height, so I headed to my favorite thrift store and found the silver candlesticks for $1.99 each.  They are a little tarnished, but it works well with the mercury glass. Silver candle holders are usually pretty traditional, so I’m really digging the contemporary shape of my thrifty find.

Fast & Easy Fall Tablescape -I created my fast and easy fall tablescape for about $10 using goodies from the thrift and grocery stores, plus a few things I had around the house.

Done! Even though I kept it neutral, this tablescape still looks like fall – plus it’s not fussy or overdone, which works perfectly for my house.

I’m very proud of myself for managing to get something resembling “fall decor” together, especially this early in the season. This arrangement came together in minutes and only cost about $10. The pumpkins were about $6 and the silver candlesticks were $4 – everything else I had on hand. It was fast, easy, cheap and I’m happy enough with it that I’m actually contemplating other holiday arrangements. Next thing you know, I’ll be decorating for Valentine’s Day….

Let’s not get carried away. 

Do you have any Easy Fall Tablescapes up your sleeve this year?

Fast & Easy Fall Tablescape -I created my fast and easy fall tablescape for about $10 using goodies from the thrift and grocery stores, plus a few things I had around the house.

I’m linking my Fast & Easy Fall Tablescape up at some terrific blog parties – you can find the complete list of places I party HERE.

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Julie is a serial entrepreneur, marketer, former newspaper columnist, black belt bargain hunter, voracious reader, gardener, music lover, foodie, wino, avid party thrower, hopeless romantic, closet Parrot Head and DIY machine.