Sunday, September 2, 2012

AUTUMN CENTERPIECE

I was having my in-laws over for dinner last Thursday night and I needed a quick autumn centerpiece that didn't take up too much room on the table.  I already had everything for this.......maybe you do too!
 
You may remember this little pewter tray from when I used it for THIS project, and that I picked it up at the thrift store for a dollar.  The leaves are clipped from an old garland.  The scatter gems are from last years Thanksgiving table and the candle from my candle cabinet.  In case you didn't know, I'm a candle freak and rarely a day goes by when I don't have a candle or 4 burning...so yes, I have a cabinet that I keep all my candleness in!
You don't need a tutorial on this, but I'm messin with my camera and I wanna do a photo tutorial, so just let me, o.k?
Not too shabby for quick and free.
I tend to favor smaller centerpieces that are attractive, but leave more room on the table for pretty dishes and linens.  Some people love big centerpieces that make a big statement. 
What is your preference?
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21 comments:

  1. I like the smaller ones too, the big ones block my view and I end up either looking down or over them all night. If I ever make it to America, forget all the high end stuff, I'm dying to rattle around your thrift stores. I rarely find anything in ours.

    Centerpiece looks great, Love the pewter!

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  2. You are just amazing Danni!!! I love this - almost makes me with it was Autumn here - Almost! xxxx

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  3. This is a very sweet idea. I like the colors of the Fall leaves and have some of those, too! Of course Fall candles have the best scents! I like small and large...some of both! Happy holiday weekend!

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  4. I have a ridiculously large candle stash, too! A girlfriend was over last night showing me her newly painted candle holder that needed six tapers. Voila! She couldn't believe I could hand that many over without making a dent in the lot. ~ Maureen

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  5. I like that it's small but impactful.Is there such a word?
    Anyway, it's making a big statement. That it's Autumn!!!
    How sweet it is!

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  6. I like small centerpieces, too. I like them because I have young kids and it is easier to move them to use the table for other things. Like what you came up with...looks good!

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  7. Those colours look fab together. Cheers
    PS Thank you very much for following Carole's Chatter

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  8. I love your Fall centerpiece. It's beautiful!

    Dee

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  9. Thanks for visiting me and your kind comment! I'm happily following you back :)
    Susan

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  10. This is a great centerpiece! I love big centerpieces for just looking at all the time, but I like small one's during the meal so you can see each other, instead of peering over or around the centerpiece.

    This is a beautiful centerpiece, and it's nice that it was free.

    I made a fall garland with those leaves last year! Hahaha!

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  11. Wonderful job, Danni, quick but so effective! I love that you chose to use pink in you Autumn color scheme, this is exactly what I'm gonna use this year, as well :)

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  12. How gorgeous! I love the colors and that it is low enough that you can see each other across the table :-). did you have a nice dinner with your in-laws?

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  13. Again, another great decoration! You're just so creative! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_03_archive.html

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  14. Not to shabby at all, looks really pretty! Loving the colors and like that it's lower. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  15. I just saw those little jewels at Micheals craft shop! That is so cute! Stopping by from DIY dreamer blog hop and saw your link...we'd love for you to stop by our blog link up: Photo Friday- you're welcome to add any photos from your blog! Hope to see you there.
    Cheers!

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  16. I tned to favour smaller ones as I want to be able to see the person opposite. Yours looks really pretty.

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  17. So pretty! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  18. I love how bright and colorful all of your fall decor' is! Thanks for sharing this and your other fall projects at my link party!

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  19. Such a pretty fall centerpiece - Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays!

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  20. Very pretty :) Great pics too! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Weekend Wonders link party!

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