Here in south east Virginia and we are still in the 80’s and everything is still rather lush and green. The height of our color season isn’t until early to mid-November. A lengthy season means decorating for autumn can be fun because you can change it up as the season progresses, from September’s greens and yellows, to October’s orange and black, then November’s red, orange, and browns.
I thought I’d start the season off with cooler tones before I jumped into the traditional color scheme. I picked up a few gray-green and cream colored heirlooms for outdoors at my local garden center. Heirloom pumpkins come in a variety of interesting colors and shapes. They will cost you more than regular pumpkins.
When putting together a display, varying heights, textures and sheens will give the table-scape or mantel-scape interest. Grouping items in odd numbers, creating “visual triangles” throughout. Here I paired my tall, faux mercury glass candle pillars with a pedestal soup terrine and pumpkin. I like the cool colors of the pumpkins paired with the warmth of the grapevine wreath, and bamboo placemats. The glass lends a bit of glisten to the display while the leaves and moss add softness.
Don’t be afraid to use unusual items from around your home to display beautiful items. Always shop your house first!
Search your closets, cupboards, and kitchen. You’ll be surprised what you might find.
I’ll be linking this up tomorrow to a fun fall series by these incredible ladies.
Be sure to check it out and as always, I’d love to hear your feedback!
HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!