9.15.2011

Gorgeous Fall Tablescapes for Next to Nothing!

Upon planning the decor for my 30th birthday bash, I realized how much I love a long table, outdoors with an organic look about the centerpieces and candles galore.  It really is the perfect fall tablescape and can be used for a dinner party, birthday party, Halloween bash, Thanksgiving, you name it!  Here are a few of my inspirations:



Source: ruemag.com via Jackie on Pinterest


The great thing about these tablescapes is that you can put them together for next to nothing!  Collect glass jars from your spaghetti sauce, pickles, etc and wine bottles to hold flowers that you can purchase at your local Farmer's Market.  Buy some inexpensive burlap to cover the table (I just bought some at Joanne's for $4/yard making it much cheaper than buying tablecloths), gather any other candelabras and candlesticks you have around the house and voila!  You have yourself the making of a beautiful table.  Oh, and don't forget the wood slices!  I am so obsessed with those lately.  And those are completely free if you can find a good fallen branch around your neighborhood.  Another great resource of course is thrift stores for all of these items as well as mismatched plates and silverware for the place settings if you so desire.  I love the vintage, eclectic look it brings to the table.

Yesterday I did a bit of the crafting for my birthday tablescape and wanted to share what I completed:


I simply wrapped vintage lace and gold glittered tulle around wine bottles.  These will each hold a flower stem or two. I am hoping to find some gorgeous Dahlias at the Farmer's Market the day of my party, but if not any flower with a nice big bloom will do.  I have lots more to do, and am really getting so excited!  I will keep you updated!

11 comments:

  1. Love a beautifully set table and this makes me want to host a party too!

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  2. These were all so beautiful! I love what you did with the wine bottles! Those are adorable!!

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  3. I just love all of this inspiration... I can't wait to see how the whole thing comes together. Wishing I could be there to celebrate with you of course!

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  4. wanna know something weird? i wanna make out with this post and its pictures!! thats how much i LOVE these beautiful outdoor dinners, nothing is prettier to me! GAH so beautiful!!!!

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  5. I love what you did with the bottles...totally stealing that idea from ya!!

    Best,

    Amy

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  6. love what you did with the wine bottles! would be perfect for wedding decor!

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  7. I, too, may have to steal the wine bottles idea - excellent!

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  8. These pictures are just fabulous!! I love the table with all the candles and I love the lights in the trees. Nothing like glowing lights!
    xo
    Sharon
    www.fashion-isha.com

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  9. So many great ideas! I'm dreaming up a fun fall party, and these ideas are just what I've been looking for.. al in one place! Thanks!

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  10. Beautiful tables, that mason jar idea is amazing too.

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