I like to have a little something special at the center of our table. Just like everything else in my home I'm constantly tweaking. Sometimes I have a simple vase or pitcher filled with fresh flowers or clippings from the yard, and other times I have a giant bowl of fruit or a hodge podge of candlesticks and hurricanes. No matter what the season though, I tend to like a very simple look for our breakfast table. The table in our kitchen is for everyday meals, and I like to keep things really casual and functional.
The weather has cooled off and it's officially fall, so I dressed our breakfast table accordingly.
Using things I already had I threw together a little something for all those everyday meals that bring us together. Keeping the plates, napkins and silverware on the table makes it really easy for the kids to help set the table and once the plates are set there's space to bring the serving dish to the table. We do a lot of casseroles and hearty soups during the fall season so it's nice to have a spot reserved for the main dish without having to rearrange or move the main centerpiece from the table (because everyone wants a second helping of my baked spaghetti - and I don't want to have to get up to serve again). Yes- I just tooted my own horn - I'm not the best cook so I take pride in the few things I do well!
There's something about candles on a table that just feels like fall to me.
My main goal this year in regards to seasonal decorating is to make use of what I already have on hand. You can bring in the warm feeling of fall with just a few elements - branches, candles, dried wheat and pumpkins.
Here's a peek at the runner I made - more on it coming tomorrow.
Have you dressed your table for fall?
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