A Tablescape Using What You Already Own
Hello, dear readers. Do you ever wish you didn't have to always buy new things in order to create a tablescape for a particular season? I feel the same way and today I'm showing you how I created a very pretty, and interesting, Autumn tablescape using objects I already own. I'll bet if you look around your home, you can find several items you already own that would make a similar tablescape!
Whenever I think of Autumn I always think of the beautiful browns, reds, oranges and golds which make up the colors of Fall. So, I began by looking around my house for items with those colors. I immediately thought of this cute owl placemat that I bought awhile ago at A.C. Moore for the vast sum of one dollar! I knew it would make a great anchor piece for my tablescape.
I then decided to start layering pieces on the placemat, playing with the arrangement until I liked the effect. First came this classic gold pear.
To the pear I added a gold water pitcher, an orange pumpkin and a favorite flameless candle lamp. All these items have the colors of Fall in common and look wonderful arranged around the Autumn owl of the placemat. It's a simple arrangement but that's the beauty of it, in my opinion. I used what I own and found a new and creative way to display these pieces. A little bit of "this and that" ingenuity!
You may have noticed that I haven't been posting as many blog posts recently as I normally do. This has been for many reasons. Mostly, life has gotten in the way lately. Nothing bad, just the fact that my life of retirement has suddenly begun to take on a "shape" that includes sometimes subbing and volunteering at a nearby pre-school, becoming the director of my church's handbell choir, singing in the church choir, serving on committees and various other time eaters that I won't bore you with. In addition, though, I've been in a bit of a "blogger slump" that has been hard to shake. Every blogger hits a slump, now and then, and, usually, a bit of a break does the trick and the creative juices start to flow again. My slump has been exacerbated by the fact that I'm still in a bit of a "mood" shall we say over my "Debbie this and that" name being bought by another site. Sounds silly, I know, but I truly feel like my "identity" has been taken from me. After three years of identifying as Debbie this and that, it's hard to think of Debbie Styles Life as my "new" identity. I'm still me, of course, still Debbie, still sharing bits and pieces of my life, love for books, faith, style and much more with my faithful readers. But, for some reason, it feels "different." Guess there's more power in a name than we think, huh?! Well, enough whining. Let's get back to styling life...and tablescapes....and always doing it with a little bit of this and that!
So tell me, what do you have in your home that you could use to create your own simple tablescape for Autumn? Please share your ideas. I love hearing from my readers and learning about how you style life!
Until Next Time,