Every now and then when my life slows down just a little I get the decorating bug. I like to grab old vintage pieces mixed with cheap finds and I like to create something pretty.
Y’all know how much I love autumn, it’s my favorite time of year. Big slouchy sweaters, lattes, crisp sunny days, candles, yummy crock pot meals and of course, it’s leading into one of my all time favourite holidays – Christmas.
I absolutely dislike buying themed holiday decor as I find it super cheesy. So during autumn I purchase a lot of fresh pumpkins paired with faux florals or branches. Easy peasy and cheap!
So first before all you see the error in my pictures, I just wanted to point out the elephant in my pictures – yes, there is a light bulb missing from my chandelier and I totally didn’t realize until right now. Since this blog isn’t for a brand, this is what you get, my perfectly imperfect house. haha
Also, my dining room is only half finished, but I like to blog about rooms in the process of being decorated. Things that still need to be purchased for this room:
-5×8 Jute Rug
-An actual set of dining chairs. One of our chairs broke so we’re currently pulling our bench around the corner
-Decor for the wall that is not seen in this photo
-Oh, and a lightbulb 😉
I absolutely love the big floor to ceiling windows in our dining room. It’s THEE smallest space ever. I think it’s probably maybe 6×8, but it’s super cozy and bright, we just can’t have anyone over for dinner ( sorry )
For this simple autumn tablescape for under twenty dollars I purchased five pumpkins and that’s it. The faux branches and florals I already had and this planter box we had in storage. It’s sitting on an extra large farmhouse tea towel.
I like centerpieces that I can pick up easily off of the table as my kids will ruin things – super messy eaters.
Also, I just wanted to point out that Glen did an amazing job on my table. We kiln dried the wood for six months and I found the legs in spring on craigslist. Sadly, we put one of the pieces of wood on our mantle while I was waiting for Glen to build my table and it warped. it doesn’t matter how long you kiln dry wood, if it’s put near extreme heat or extreme cold, it will breath, bend and warp. Why don’t I ever remember? Oh well, I love me a good rustic table!
I’m starting to get back to feeling like me. But it’ll be a long while yet. Rhetty is still sleeping in my arms all night long and I find that I’m more snappy and irritated than I normally am. Which makes total sense as I’m getting a horrible sleep. That all being said, I’m trying to enjoy this period of my life as Rhett is our last baby and soon these days will be a distant memory. So please have grace for me friends, okay?
Let me know what you think of my Autumn Tablescape in the comments, I always LOVE hearing from you all.