Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Centerpiece

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I decided to make a fall centerpiece with some things I already had on hand. I was planning to put a white pumpkin on top of this champagne bucket but when I was digging through my storage closet this weekend I found this leaf garland that I've had a few years. I just formed it into a circle and added some floral wire at the bottom so I could secure it to floral foam in the bottom of the bucket.
Then I added some Spanish moss to cover the floral foam and added some small white pumpkins. I also added a fall pinecone & pear floral spray and a feather to add some interest.

I put it on my large silver tray and added some more miniature pumpkins, some gourds and some of that fall potpourri that comes with different types of seed pods. It's so hard to decorate a summery home for fall but I think I like this!
This is the second fall centerpiece I've done this year. I kept the first one up for a few weeks but then I got tired of it. I wonder how long this one will last? I love change so probably not too long!


just a little bit shabby said...

Cindy, It looks great!

Michelle said...


I absolutely LOVE your centerpiece. You have extraordinary decorating skills and all my style! I love it!


Arleen said...

Hi Cindy. I love both centerpieces! I agree with you that it's hard to decorate a summer home for fall! I think you've done a great job.

Have you considered pomegranates, either fresh or dried? The fresh come in a range of colors, and they may work nicely, too! Check out this painting of ruby red pomegranates and white hydrangeas. Very autumn!


Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy! The feather is the perfect finishing touch! Very pretty with the silver. No one understands the meaning of change better than me!lol Have a great week - Sincerely, Jeannette

Esther Sunday said...

Just super! Very effective!!!!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Cindy,
Very pretty! Especially in the silver bucket!


salmagundi said...

I love the touch of the feather with the white pumpkins. I have to find some feathers. Thanks for the inspiration. Sally

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cindy,

I think your centerpiece is very festive and since you do have white as a back round color your table scape design really shines. I hope you keep it for a while it looks great.

Enjoy your day,

Maggie May said...

you are so creative Cindy

southerninspiration said...

Looks beautiful, Cindy!


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Yours is the first I've seen with silver. Very pretty and different!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
I haven't been around for awhile so thought I'd drop in and see "what's cookin'". First I changed the language of your blog to German just to see what would happen. Of course I couldn't read a word of i till I changed it back. That's a neat feature.
Think I'll try that Rosemary bread. We have a large pot with a large rosemary plant in it on the patio. I can't believe ow hardy that plant is. I love fresh bread and the photo looks delicious.
Have a great week.

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy!! This is great! Love the wine holder. I have one, but it's old and kinda tarnished! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
I think the orange really compliments your yellow walls and looks great with blue too. I am definitely loving orange lately.


Frankie Kins said...

I think the centerpiece looks great, Cindy! Nice job.

I know what you mean about decorating a "summer" home to look like fall. It's the same way vice-versa. I'm jealous of all of these people that cam change their home with the seasons. Must be why my color palette is kind of in the middle--rose and green.

Tanya said...

Love the centerpiece. I have the same silver urn but mine is a little (lot) more tarnished. I might use your idea for Thanksgiving!

Mary said...

oh that's beautiful!!!

Kim's Cottage said...

Beautiful as always. Especially in that first shot with your white hutch in the background. Very pretty.


Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Dear Miss Cindy,

Your centerpiece looks so lovely. I believe you have such a neutral background, that you could decorate for any season of the year. Living where you live, do you have changing color leaves, or do you have a true winter... with snow? Even with or without this... your overall decorative scheme is so beautiful that if you decorate for the holidays, it would only enhance your existing decorative style. Perhaps to use completely white lights for the holidays.. even the big "old fashioned" bulb lights. That would be so cool. Also... you could decorate with elements from outdoors for Christmas too. I envision your quaint apartment "house" done in Ivory, Pine (natural pine boughs), and burgundy or deep red bows, or gold, or silver. Your possibilities are limitless!

A couple of years ago I decorated my house with entirely "natural" elements. Everything came from outdoors... and I loved it.


Anonymous said...

Well you did so well with not having real fall like conditions outdoors.
Its great!
Thank you for sharing.

The Vintage Kitten said...

It is gorgeous as always X

Tea Time With Melody said...

I love autum, love the centerpiece. I have never decorated for the season but this year I just might. I've seen too many nice ideas lately. Thanks for sharing.

Victoria Lynn said...

Love your centerpiece. Champagne buckets are great to decorate with! I really liked the feather too...and the pumpkins...and the gourds...hehe!
Victoria Lynn

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

It's beautiful Cindy! What a great and simple idea. Thanks for sharing!

dreams and decor said...

I love this! It's different & so pretty! You are very creative! I especially love the tray on the bottom filled with little gourds & pumpkins! Patti

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it!


ksarra said...

Cindy, you are so creative! There is not one part of your beautiful home that is not perfect. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Sweet Designs said...

Cindy, your arrangement came out quite beautiful, thank you for swinging by and leaving such a nice comment on my stacking plates. I can't beleive winter is already approaching!

Risa said...

Simply adorable! I just love it!!

Charmingdesigns said...

I can't hang on to a decoration to to long before I need to change it too. I'm having a giveaway, please come and visit me. Laurie

Cottagecheap said...

I think it is terrific! I would say having a summery home makes it easy to make your centerpeice POP!

I am dying to get the keys to the new house (close today) so I can get inthere and decorate SOMETHING! ANYTHING! LOL

Mary Beth said...

I just found your site and immediately added it to my "favorites" many wonderful ideas! I love the fall centerpiece.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

It looks great Cindy!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

How beautiful Cindy!!

I FINALLY was able to watch RMS!!!! You were awesome Cindy! You looked so comfortable and relaxed ~ you were made for tv! Your gorgeous :)

Love ya,

Susie Q said...

Such a beautiful Autumn arrangement! You do have a gift for this...: )


chatelaine said...

Your fall centerpiece is lovely and the silver tray adds an elegance to it. I hope you leave it up through Thanksgiving.