(the give-away is closed as of 10-17-16)
Wow, hello! I've been on somewhat of a hiatus and it is so good to be back! I have mostly been enjoying family time and working on a few projects these past few months - can you believe it is already October!?! Cray-cray!
Speaking of projects, the one place in my house that I like to change up with the seasons is my dining room table, and I usually do change it about 4 - 5 times a year. It's the first room guests see when they walk through the front door so it is always fun to dress it up. :)
Here is how it looked last Christmas - I have a small artificial tree that I bought at Walmart for $10. Our big tree is in the family room you can't see it from the street, so this little tree in the dining room in the front of the house looks so cute! I use vintage ornaments, mostly found at the Country Living Fair, to give it an old-fashion look. It makes a great centerpiece!
Toward the end of summer I felt like I had to "quiet" the room. I just needed to put the plates and chargers, glasses and silverware away and simplify the table for a bit. So I opted for a simple centerpiece of tray/plant/driftwood/metal bust. Perfect.
But now it's fall and to feel all warm and cozy I wanted to take it up a notch! The only things I bought were the little pumpkins - everything else were things I already had on hand..
You can find little pumpkins at the grocery store; the goblets were thrift store finds. My husband found the copper vessel sticking out of a pile of rubbish at a house he was renovating - score!
These adorable little fox salt & pepper shakers were a gift from a friend who "just couldn't resist them!" Thanks, Micheal!
I used the large platter that I found at the Country Living Fair last year to hold everything for the centerpiece. The small fox plates are from Walmart last year; the napkins are at least 25 years old (!); the white dinner plates are from Target.
I really love doing this - and even though I live with a bunch of guys, the gesture doesn't go unnoticed.. they actually said "hey, that looks nice!"
I hope you enjoyed my table-through-the-seasons! Now, would you like two free passes to the Country Living Fair? Thanks to Stella Show Management, the company that manages the event, I have two Early Bird tickets to give away! Here are more details on the Fair:
COUNTRY LIVING FAIR RETURNS TO ATLANTA, GA OCTOBER 21-23
- One day admission is $13 in advance and $16 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door;
- An Early Bird three-day weekend pass is available for $40 and grants early admission at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday;
- Free admission for children ages 16 and under.
Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; gates open for Early Bird ticket holders at 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday.
Location: Held rain or shine outdoors, the Fair takes place in the Event Meadow on the grounds of Stone Mountain Park, a scenic recreation area 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta [Exit 8 off of U.S. Highway 78]. Regular parking fees apply daily.
To enter just leave a comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know one fun thing you do in the fall. I will announce the winner on Monday, October, 17, 2016. I hope you can make it - I'm going to be there and I'm going to "shop til I drop!"
**Give-away is closed and the winner has been emailed**
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