Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Tabletops

Heavenly…..delightful…..invigorating. Fall temperatures have finally reached the deep South. I‘ve been putting a few touches of autumn out, but my heart hasn’t really been in it….til now.


Although I almost always have fresh flowers on our breakfast room table, I filled an old basket with grocery store bounty to serve as a centerpiece for a while. I love using pepper plants, ornamental cabbage, mums, pumpkins and gords this time of year. You can find a large centerpiece I did last year here. The locally made fall harvest pillar candles on their pumpkin topiary bases add fragrance to the whole downstairs.


You may have met this angel here before. She sits in the powder room and is always one the first harbingers of the changing of the seasons at our house. One of the nicest things about decorating for fall is the availability of design elements. A walk in the woods or a trip to the grocery store can provide everything you need!


For fall she is holding dried hydrangeas from our yard. I did a post about drying them here. I added nuts, bits of wood, and potpourri to her bundle. For now it brings out the colors in this “soon-to-be-just-a- memory” wallpaper. Change is on the way!

Table Top Tuesday

Last week was a busy, busy week here---two birthday luncheons, one cake, one batch of cupcakes, four hours of class, one day at work, one day helping my friend the candlemaker at a craft fair, dinner guests, and out of town company-----WHEWWWW. So tonight there is a pot of chili on the stove and I am joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life…..and I am going to make an effort to stroll through Tabletop Tuesday. Thanks Marty

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll leave me a message----I love hearing from you :)~~Susan


  1. I love your fall touches, Susan, and yes, fall is finally here! Love the angel. She is so pretty..Christine

  2. Your basket and your angel are both fabulous. I love the use of natural produce, flowers, and nuts to decorate with. It always catches my eye and is so pretty. Beautiful arrangements. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. I love decorating for fall and I love the angel!!! Sounds like you've had a busy time lately...I'm glad to see the cooler temps have reached you. I actually took a jacket to work today, yay!

  4. You have been busy! Put your feet up and rest. I really like your table top decor.
    In the 30's tonight!?! But "they" are saying back up in the 80's by Thursday. I can handle that. :-D

  5. Beautiful fall touches. It is nice to have some cooler weather here. I hope it keep on coming. ;-)
    Happy Fall ~ Sarah

  6. Your Fallness looks so pretty! Love all your touches.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Susan, I agree with you. Autumn is so easy and fun to decorate with.
    I love that little angel... and the wallpaper too!

  8. Hi Susan,

    You have been busy! ~ I love all the Autumn touches around your home.
    We have, soon to be just a memory wallpaper too and can't wait until we can get the room done.

    Happy week

  9. Very pretty displays! I love those pumpkin topiary pillar holders, very unique and perfect for the season!


  10. Very pretty display of Fall. The little angel is adorable. Your towels are a great color. They go perfect with your wallpaper. Happy Fall! Linda

  11. Welcome to fall! The baket of nature's harvest is fantastic. What is really catching my eye, though are the delicous looking parfaits you have on your blog. YUM!

  12. Very beautiful and autumnal looking. Just makes you want to kick back!

  13. Excelcer is a straw like material. I sometimes use it in easter baskets.
    I hope that helps.

  14. It looks lovely, Susan. I must have missed it, what kind of classes are you taking?
    I posted the Spaghetti Squash. :)

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