Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Simple & Sensational Centerpieces for Fall

OK, you're looking for a beautiful centerpiece for the Fall, but your not a professional floral designer, or interior decorator, what do you do?  Well, look no further.  I've put together some inspirational ideas that are simple, beautiful, and best of all, easy and affordable.  Another great thing about these ideas is that all but one will take you all the way thru Thanksgiving.  Please feel free to ask any questions if I've left anything out or you need more information.  I love hearing from you :)
It doesn't get much easier than  this centerpiece, and yet it say's fall. Tie Autumn leaves around a glass cylinder with twine or raffia.  Be careful that the leaves don't reach above the rim since dry leaves are quite flammable.  The photo above is a beautiful pumpkin wrapped at the base with bittersweet vines.  You just can't go wrong when you bring Autumns glorious bounty to a centerpiece.
I love these glass candle holders filled with nuts and acorns.  The square votive can be found at your local dollar store along with the white pillar candles.
This charming centerpiece is right out of the garden.  A wooden basket filled with harvested vegetables, a vase of Swiss Chard, and a small clay  pot with Johnny Jump-ups.  Guests could take home the plant or the basket as a favor gift.
A simple burlap runner with white candle lanterns and fall gourds is the epitome of simple and elegant.

If your entertaining outside, consider turning a hollowed out pumpkin into a flower pot.  The pots are set inside the pumpkin and disguised with Spanish moss from the hobby store.  Since you've cut the pumpkin it will have a limited life, but rub some petroleum jelly on the inside of a cut pumpkin to extend it's life.
You can find dried wheat in the floral dept. at your grocery store, or in your hobby store. For this centerpiece it was simply placed in a tall glass vase (without water) and wrapped with an orange satin ribbon.  Use double sided tape to adhere the ribbon to the vase.
Aren't these glittered pumpkins on silver pedestals elegant. The secret here is  that the 3 pumpkins are set at different heights. For this effect use fine glitter one shade lighter than your pumpkins. The shine of the glitter with the silver gives it a simple yet elegant feel. 
For all out glitter glam, I love this vignette. The pumpkin and crow can be found at the dollar store and the ribbon, rose, feathers and urn can be found at your hobby store ( or you can spray paint an existing urn black).  For this glitter effect use a course dark orange glitter, it will give you a more dramatic sparkle :)

 How about an edible centerpiece? Here green beans and asparagus are wrapped around pillar candles and tied with gold ribbon, while the artichoke hearts have been removed and hollowed out for votive candles.  White mums and pittosporum berries from the floral dept. finish off this centerpiece.  You could also use bittersweet or cranberries.  I love this!

Mini White Pumpkins, berries, and pine-cones, laid on a vintage plate set this Autumnal scene beautifully and simply :)
Assorted pumpkins, fall leaves, and corn husks are all this table needs to say "Welcome to our Fall Table,  sit down and enjoy yourself".


  1. i love the one with the green beans, artichokes, and asparagus....how cool is that??? the nuts really speak to me too...there is such richness and warmth.....and, I love the red leaves!!! Oh how I love Autumn....

  2. Thank you my sweet Bella and let me say Happy Birthday! I bet you're hoping this is a double birthday :) You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Shannon,

    I love coming to your blog and looking around. Everything is tastefully done♥

  4. I love the variety of ideas! So much eye candy...

  5. I love them all! The simple elegance and the combination of textures and colors are all so warm and comforting. It's hard to pick a favorite...

  6. These are fabulous ideas!!! I love the candle holders filled with nuts! I have wanted to do something like that for awhile...but they get eaten before I can.

  7. Shannon, you are a genius! I always love visiting your blog...your photos and tablescapes take me to a very happy place♥