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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fall Centerpiece



We have been enjoying family meals on the farmhouse table that's on the front  porch all summer,  but with the arrival of fall it's time to gather the family at the big table in the family room.   I have married two DP tables to make a large table that will seat "the gang"


Our daughter and SIL have 4 children..... her daughter is engaged  (wedding will be the 9th of Dec)  and the youngest son has a long time girlfriend,  so when they all come over to eat  this table will seat the 10 of us comfortably.     


I wanted to design a centerpiece for our family dinners......


I was anxious to use the tiered stand that I had bought at an estate sale last week end,  so I  used it as the base for my centerpiece.
 My tiered stand is also a lamp,  but I tucked the cord under the base since I was not going to use it as a lamp this time.


I gathered small things from around the house to put on the tiers,    My fall tree has tons of stuff on it,  so a few things "borrowed" from it won't be missed....lol!


I started my centerpiece by  lining each tier with a thin layer of excelsior,   then I tucked my small items in.


I set two place settings at the table to give you an idea of what it would look like,but....for family dinners,  I don't set the table.    I have all the food and plates on the kitchen island ......guests can fill their plate at the island and come sit down at the table to eat.   






Below are some close ups of my centerpiece....








I hung a Give Thanks banner across the lit cabinet that sets to the north side of the table......


I plan to replace the Give Thanks banner with a Halloween one later......


I will add Halloween decor to the existing fall centerpiece later.     I will do a post when I do that to show you how easy and quick that can be done!




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17 comments:

  1. That is a centerpiece fit for a banquet table #CreativeMondays

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  2. So many beautiful things, but that pink pumpkin stole my heart!
    :) gwingal

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  3. I love your blog's fall header, too! Thanks for joining Monday Social.

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  4. Oh wow, I adore your centre piece Penny, so beautiful. I have always love your home and wanted everything in your house, in mine :) You dresses is so beautiful too, I am trying to find an old pine dresser in the charity shops to paint up white. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

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    1. Featuring your post on this weeks Creative Mondays later Penny :) Thanks for linking up..

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  5. Oh wow, I adore your centre piece Penny, so beautiful. I have always love your home and wanted everything in your house, in mine :) You dresses is so beautiful too, I am trying to find an old pine dresser in the charity shops to paint up white. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

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  6. Beautiful center peice and such a welcoming sweet table.

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  7. I just bought the same Miss Suzy (aka squirrel) for a quarter at a local thrift! I love the roses you have on the right side of the place settings which match your plates. Looking forward to getting fall decor together here but spent the day base coating 6 of many ceramic houses I bought over the course of the summer- again, inspired by your beautiful ideas. P.S. It didn't take me all day to do the base coating. I also recorded my first contribution to our Christmas cd on the organ. "The Coventry Carol"...

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  8. Penny,
    Love what you did with the centerpiece!! Beautiful use of your new teired piece!! And those dishes are so pretty!! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words....
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  9. Your centerpiece is fabulous and your plates are dreamy!!
    Hugs Alessandra

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  10. Hi, Penny
    Your homedecor is so lovely and I enjoyed stopping by and seeing what you have created. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. I hope to see you this coming Sunday. We just love having you.

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  11. Penney,
    How blessed to have a large family and an upcoming wedding. I'm sure there are many family stories told around your dining tables, both on the porch and in the house. I enjoyed seeing your table decor. Thank you for sharing at Monday Social. We would love to have you join us each and every week.

    Judith

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    1. P.S. I meant to tell you how much I like your fall header.

      Judith

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  12. How pretty! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  13. You did a beautiful job on the tiered tray Penny, and I love the dishes! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. You are very talented in designing and setting such beautiful tablescapes.

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