Fall Table Decorations & Dining Room

Can you feel it?

That chill in the air when the sun goes down?

Brrr.

Fall Table Decorations & Dining Room

With fall just around the corner (SATURDAY!), it was high-time to break out our fall decor tub last weekend. Woot! The Mister was super sweet and pulled it out of the shed for me so I could go through it and play make the switch to fall decor in our little bungalow.

I actually decorated the mantel in the living room first, as I often do. But since Kate’s link party for Fall Mantels is next week and Kevin & Layla’s Fall Table Decorating Ideas link party is this week…well you get the picture.

After last fall’s marathon decorating for Crafting With the Stars and our appearance on Steven & Chris, our dining room basics are pretty much squared away.

The buffet and hutch are great for storage and for prettying up each season.

With just the tinsiest bit of rearranging and tidying, the desk (which houses our laptops most days as shown) converts easily to a sideboard for company.

 

And our giant table is one of my favourite things in the whole world.

Although it is quite the beast when it comes to setting it – it seats 10 comfortably and we often squeeze in an extra little person or two when family is here. Thus 10 to 12 of everything; chargers, cloth napkins, napkin rings, etc. And since the table has only been this size for less than a year, we’ve had to stock up on sufficient chargers, napkins, napkin rings, etc.

Which can be a pretty expensive proposition!

When looking for new chargers to add more texture to the tablescape, I really wanted rattan or jute ones. But I just could not justify the price tag – at $10-20 EACH the total would have been $100-200 just for chargers. Um, no. Not for this girl. I then thought I could make some similar beachy looking versions with natural rope. But when hubby helped me determine the amount of rope I’d need, the price was even worse! (DIY isn’t always a better option).

Seeing that I was uber frustrated, Dean asked if I’d looked everywhere for what I wanted. Um, yes.

Ikea?

Yes.

Michaels?

Yes.

Walmart?

Yes.

Kitchen Stuff Plus?

(Pause)

Uh. No.

Which is where I then went and found these fabulous wood grain chargers on sale for $2.39 each!

And imagine my delight when I scored the napkins rings I’d been eying on sale in-store at Chapters for $2.25 each instead of $4.95!

To round out my finds, I created a new REVERSIBLE ruffled table runner from a cheap but durable canvas drop cloth and a sharpie. One side says Give Thanks and the other says Joy to the World. Nothing like a double duty DIY!

 

And of course, putting it all together with my favourite baby boo mini white pumpkins.

 

What do you think of our modern country fall dining room? Do you like the new chargers as much as I do? What about those baby boo white pumkins – aren’t they adorable?!

 


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Comments

  1. says

    Your fall dining room looks beautiful!I love that reversible table runner! What a great price on the chargers. I have been collecting rattan ones for the past few years. I have about 10 now. I pick them up when I find them on clearance. I don’t care if they match. I host a fall party every year for about 30 people, so I have been adding to my “fall dining” ensemble for the past couple of years. It all adds up! Life to the full, Melissa

  2. says

    I just ate this post up – found you thru Layla’s site! I grabbed an image and used it as part of my post today on white pumpkins. I linked back to your site so hopefully people will see ALL the wonderful work you do! I’m a new blogger and will keep you on my list of check-it-outs!

  3. says

    how do you make this delightful table runner?!?! I would LOVE to make this and it would make a great gift for my mom and sister.
    Please share :) Is your handwriting just that good??? If so, there is no hope for me. I have chicken scratch.

  4. Kim says

    I came across your blog through another blogger, and just love it! Did you ever post a tutorial for this reverseable table runner? I’ve been scrolling through your blog, taking in all it’s deliciousness, but never saw the table runner how to. PLEASE direct me the tutorial if you were able to post it. I signed up for your updates via e-mail as not to miss your creativeness

    • aka design says

      Ugh! You know what I didn’t! Bad blogger! We moved in December and I totally forgot about it! Thank you for the reminder, I’ll try to get to it soon!

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