Aloha Autumn Tablescape: Use Nature & Thriftiness for an Eclectic Look

Aloha! I wanted to share with you an autumn post I wrote back in 2011 on my former blog, “Bella Grace Home.” Enjoy!

xoxo,
Gypsy

Autumn Tablescape, Eclectic, Natural, Island Gypsy Hawaii

Last week when I posted about my autumn yarn wreath and fireplace mantel decor, The Nester shared some great tips for using what you have to create beauty around you this fall as well.  I love her philosophy on decor because it’s so true that you do not have to buy, buy, buy to have a lovely home.  Our home is a testament to that fact.

Autumn Tablescape, Eclectic, Natural, Island Gypsy Hawaii

So, here’s my Simply Autumn Tablescape.  The “table runner” is really a 1/3 of a sheet I bought years ago at Goodwill for $3.99.  The other two pieces to this sheet can be found hanging as curtains in our “cottage.”  I did no hemming (or hawing) to this piece, so I thought the messy, flowy look would work great and hide any raw edges.

Autumn Tablescape, Eclectic, Natural, Island Gypsy Hawaii

For the stylish “stick” centerpiece I just used a large Ball jar, filled it with dried beans that we will never eat and plopped some large sticks from the front yard into it.  Easy!  Then the last piece to this tablescape is the little silver tray.  I filled it with coffee beans we had on hand and three tea lights.  That’s it!

Autumn Tablescape, Eclectic, Natural, Island Gypsy Hawaii

If you were around here when I painted our dining room table and chairs you may find those shelves on the back wall to be a new addition.  Yep, I found those on the side of the road.  They’re a bit chipped, but I just call that character.  I really like their placement above the buffet, giving it more depth.

Autumn Tablescape, Eclectic, Natural, Island Gypsy Hawaii

How do you like to decorate your dining table for Autumn or Thanksgiving?  I think Edie did a beautiful job at Life in Grace…don’t you?

And just for fun let’s look at a before and after shot of our dining room…

 

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Happy thoughts anyone? xoxo Island Gypsy

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