Fall (or Autumn as it’s known in my home country) is one of my favorite times of the year. Although I love Summer and enjoying the weather and being outdoors, I probably prefer the winter, with the snow, log fires, warming food and cozy-ness. So for me Fall reminds me that in a few week’s time I’ll be able to enjoy these things again, especially here in Minnesota.
As you’ve probably gathered I love being creative, and quite frankly I’m running out of rooms in my house to re-decorate! So each season I’ve started to decorate our dining table with a different seasonal theme. This one is my Fall themed table…
I’ve used lots of warm colors such as burnt oranges, olive greens and browns. Yet to keep it looking fresh and bright, I’ve also kept a bit of off-white in there too.
I’ve used lots of berries and natural elements such as pine cones, acorns and of course pumpkins! I also love to use Pheasant feathers. They remind me of the English countryside. Pheasants are seen so often in old country houses in paintings or taxidermy in old hunting lodges. That to me they typify all that is English Country style.
Since moving to the U.S. I’ve found so many great craft stores with an abundance of things to chose from (thanks to my fellow country-style-loving friend’s recommendation!) I’d recommend Hobby Lobby (Hobby Lobby) and Michael’s (Michaels), which is where most of this came from. They have a great selection at reasonable prices to make your home feel more homely.
These glass urns were bought from Hobby Lobby (Hobby Lobby), then I filled them with some decorative sand, some cinnamon sticks for a beautiful Fall fragrance, pine cones, acorns and a battery operated wax candle. With all the wood elements and the lid, a battery operated candle is probably safer!
The teapot is an antique from England – one we used at our wedding – but you can find them in any good antique store. They make beautiful centerpieces for your table with just a few flowers and berries in, and not forgetting the pheasant feathers!
That’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed this post and I’ll be working on my Winter table shortly. Only 92 days till Christmas!