Who says Fall has to have oranges and yellows?
This year I set out to create a Fall tablescape that used pink rather than orange only because I bought a bunch of beautiful snapdragons at my local farmer's market for just $5.
As you know, after reading Garbology and having my "Green Awakening," I'm trying not to contribute to the cycle of consumption and waste. I was going to head to the Salvation Army to get some things to pull together a Fall tablescape, but I figured I'd see if I could do it without purchasing anything.
So I headed out to my yard and gathered some things that indicate Fall.
I added some cat tails and some of the 'weeds' from the tops of our tall grasses to the snapdragons. I also wrapped a piece of burlap and some brown paper ribbon around the vase to add texture.
I used a piece of burlap as a table runner.
I also gathered up some acorns and stuck them inside the twine I wrapped around the napkins.
I ripped some brown packaging paper and wrote names on for place cards.
I wanted to keep it simple (and cheap!)
Finally, I collected some of these prickly thistle-like stems (if someone knows the real name of these weeds, please inform me!) and put them in two old beer bottles. Be extra careful if you decide to use these for decorating because they are full of prickers.
Seriously, they could be used as a weapon if anyone broke into our home while we were eating dinner.
I'm happy with what I came up with.
And there you have it -an easy, inexpensive, and pink Fall tablescape. If I can do it, you can too!