Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Version of Fall

I tend to avoid the traditional Halloween decorations in October.  I bought some black this year, but when I set the table, I went for a more subtle color palette. 

 The morning sun was streaming in.

 An assortment of gourds from Walmart paired with some dried hydrangea and Hedge Apples collected on the the side of the road. 

A few Sage leaves to offer a Fall scent.

I hope you have a wonderful Hallow's Eve and the weather is safe where you are.  Thank you for your visit.  
I will be linking up with the following:
Let's Dish
Tablescape Thursday
Seasonal Sunday

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Apple of My Eye

Fall is here!  The leaves are turning and the temps are dropping.  Apples smell like fall to me. My husband (who is the apple of my eye!) eats at least one apple a day, so I always have a good supply in the house so I thought I would put them to use before they made their way to the lunch cooler. 
He will just have to wait a day before he can dig in.  
 I started with a knit runner I picked up at a thrift store in Destin.  It felt like a cotton knit sweater, but I found out it was all synthetic.  It was wrinkled and when I tried to touch it up with hot iron, it melted!  I still love the texture it brings to the table. 

 Love the weight of these candlesticks. 

The salad included Grilled Romaine with marinated Red Onions, Applewood Smoked Bacon and home made Blue Cheese Buttermilk Dressing.  It was awesome!  Served with Catalan Beef Stew, Foccacia, Mashed Potato Casserole, Roasted Carrots and of course, Apple Dumplings for dessert! 
The Cast
Reversible place mats - Home Goods
Woven Chargers - Linens & More
Flatware - Cambridge 
Napkins - Pier 1
Primagero Dishes - Home Goods
Dotted glasses - OTP
Candlesticks - Home Goods
Basket - Michaels
Apples - Costco
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