Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fabulous Fall Centerpieces

Hallelujah, it's finally here!  Autumn, the most wonderful time of the year! There's a wonderful energy that comes with this season, and for me, that means entertaining. I've put together some really fun and beautiful ideas for Fall Centerpieces.  I hope you enjoy them.
 I love taking a season (or holiday) and using non-traditional colors. Here you see gray and white pumpkins wrapped with grapevine branches (this can also be done with curly willow branches).  Mini white pumpkins are made into baskets with curly willow and filled with yellow and orange roses.
Who would've thought that slightest whisper of pink roses would look so stunning with white and gold mums, maple leaves and white pumpkins.  This centerpiece may whisper Autumn, but it's nothing short of stunning.
This may be one of the prettiest  Fall Centerpieces I've ever seen. Pink and white roses,  lambs ears, and Eucalyptus in a white pumpkin.  Just a note; Lambs Ears do not have a long vase life and will wilt quickly so you may want to use  Eucalyptus leaves. They also have a gray tint , a long vase life, and a nice menthol fragrance.
I love these blinged out rose spheres!  They are much easier to make than you think. All the floral supplies can be found at your local hobby store.  Soak wet floral foam balls until wet through.  You will only need about 1 and one half inches of rose stem (cut at an angle). Place the roses in the wet floral foam and stick a floral pin with a gem head in the center of each rose.  You will note these are sitting on a tray to absorb any water or moisture, make sure you take a similar precaution. 
Wrap a pillar candle in cinnamon sticks and tie it with a raffia (or fall ) ribbon. place it on a pedestal plate and fill the rest of the plate with fall scented potpourri for a fragrant and beautiful centerpiece.  This will not only look like Autumn, it will smell like it too.  Consider putting this on an entryway table where guests will feel welcome by the fragrance.
Harvest Bounty in a basket!  I love these bushel baskets filled with apples, Salal (lemon) leaves, pittosporum berries and peach Gerbera Daisies. The smaller basket is filled with potatoes. To make an arrangement like this, fill the basket with wet floral foam and use bamboo skewers to fix fruits and vegetables.
To say I love this centerpiece would be an understatement. The rustic wood box filled with a variety of fall squashes, bittersweet vines, and different heights of pillar candles adds such a warm glow to this tablescape.  It's not at all complicated, but it comes together beautifully.  If you have any questions about any of these centerpieces, please leave a comment and I will do my best to answer any questions.   Here's to a glorious Autumn! 


  1. Donna Bardocz here Shannon, I just love your Fabulous Fall Centerpieces! They are all so pretty! I have a "new to me" kitchen table, so I should try to decorate it up with one of these! Thanks for posting them because without your help, I could never produce anything attractive--unless I bought it ready-made that is! LOL!

  2. Thank you so much Donna, I would love to see a pic of your new table, maybe we can come up with some fun ideas for it :)

  3. What a beautiful posting! I am always inspired by you and your posting.