I’ve started decorating the house for fall, and this year I wanted to use some non-traditional colors in my mix. I created an Affordable Autumn Table for Two, and it has a focus on grey and chartreuse, with a little orange, purple and black as accent colors.
I used items that I already had around the house, and supplemented them with a few things I purchased. My inspiration piece was a tablecloth that my Mom gave me for Christmas last year.
The chartreuse vase I just found this weekend at Goodwill for $1.99, and the green and purple silk plants are from Dollar Tree.
I found the grey placemats at Home Goods over the weekend for $1.99 each. The little orange pumpkins came from Dollar Tree, and the black-handled silverware I scored at Goodwill for 29 cents a piece!
Both white plates I picked up at Goodwill several months ago. The dark purple, almost black plate is also from Goodwill and ones that I had on hand. The napkins I made myself out of a sheet that I bought at Goodwill for $1.99, and I used the rest of it to cover the cushions on the chair seats. I love the grey swirly circles!
I think these plates are really fun together! The chartreuse ones I got on clearance at our Northwest discount department store, Bi-Mart, for $1.50 each. The napkin rings, which I got on sale at Dollar Tree for 50 cents for four (!), I embellished with some grey flat beads from Michaels that were on sale for $1.99. They are just hot glued to the rings.
The coasters and wine glasses also came from Dollar Tree–I love that place!
Happily, the weather has been more summer-like here of late than autumnal, and there are no pumpkins available for sale yet. I grew this pumpkin, and it’s a Cinderella pumpkin, a variety called ‘Rouge Vif d’Entemps’. Although these are quite edible and delicious, I think they are so beautiful that I usually end up using them for decorating!
Aren’t these grapes pretty? They came from Dollar Tree, as did the lotus pod behind them. The purple glass dish was from last year from Goodwill.
That column top is actually a boo-boo–it was a three-foot tall column that accidentally got dropped and broken. The top of the column survived, however, so I just hot glued some little strips of antique white felt to the rough edges that touch the table, and use it for a great pumpkin holder!
My two style assistants were taking a break when I snapped their photos.
How do you like to decorate for fall? What colors are you using this year? I’d love to hear from you in the comments, so stop by for a visit!
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