It’s no secret that I like setting tables, but that doesn’t mean every one has to be completely different. It’s not unusual for me to leave a centerpiece in place for days, and with a few simple changes give a table an entirely different look.
This time of year I’m crazy about using pumpkin and gourds. Last week’s table showed them mixed with twigs for a natural fall look.
This time around, a couple of pumpkins were removed, a black raven and candles added.
The candle holders are in my trusty green bottles which blend right in. I’m chuckling as I remember how the candle holders came to be. A friend’s husband came home with an antique Bingo set so she decided to have a Bingo party. Everyone brought a white elephant gift that went into a basket of prizes for lucky winners. When it came my time to choose, I took the candle holders from a guy who seemed very happy to have a chance at another prize!
Back to the table. It was simple to add yellow plates that picked up the tone in the runner and the gourds and patterned napkins in the same fall colors.
The napkin fold couldn’t be easier….quarter, fold on the diagonal, turn back the corners.
For fun, I put a little cauldron with a miniature fake pomegranate on the plate and called the table setting done.
Next day, late afternoon sun gave the centerpiece a dramatic glow which set me to thinking about the next change. Suggestions?
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