dining room,  fall decor

Fall Centerpiece

I decided that less is more when it came to my dining room fall centerpiece this year.

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I usually have a table set with all the bells and whistles. This year when it came time to decorate my fall table, I really longed for something a lot more simple. Clean lines, less clutter, but it still needed to have that wow factor too.

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I won this bad boy at PoKeeno. SCORE! I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. I had no idea what I was going to do with it as it is pretty large. I just knew it needed to come home with me!

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I envisioned putting white mums in this beautiful container and using it as my centerpiece for the dining room table.  I rushed to Walmart, where I had purchased some mums this past weekend, only to find that they were sold out of mums. Completely!  I guess I wasn’t the only one excited about buying mums!

I was leaving the garden department when I spotted these beautiful Lantana plants.  I love the warm reds, oranges and yellows of the flowers. Beautiful summer flowers, but they have the warm colors of fall too.  Sold!

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Once the plants were placed in the container, there were a few “holes” that I filled with brown crinkle paper. I just like a finished look. Especially in a centerpiece for a dining room table where people  dining will be looking right at it. It truly is the little things that count.

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Once the plant was in place and the “holes” were all filled, I couldn’t resist adding this sweet little bird.

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I placed a simple off white table runner on the table, then added my centerpiece. This arrangement is  simple, but it has a big impact. It has the clean lines that I was looking for, but also has the fun, wow factor too.

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I love how quick and easy it was to put together too.  Who says that you  have to spend a lot of time, money and lots of stuff to create a beautiful centerpiece?

I love this “minimalist” look.  Which is unusual for me. Another great thing about this fall centerpiece? If I change my mind and want to add more decor to my fall table, this is an awesome fall centerpiece to start with!

               Tammy

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