It’s a very rare, cool morning here on the farm. The rain is falling steadily over our crops. We have been praying for a few weeks now for a rain like this before the scorching heat of August comes upon us. I’m so thankful for God’s faithfulness to answer our prayers this morning!
This morning, I wanted to share with you my fall inspired centerpiece that I made this week for my dining room table. I wanted to create something simple and affordable, yet eye catching. But it also needed to be something kid friendly and easy to pick up and move when we are eating. So when my college roommate showed up this past weekend with a housewarming gift of an old turkey feeder from their farm, I immediately knew where I was going to put it.
Normally I just have a simple bouquet of flowers on my table, but before I even got the turkey feeder, I knew I wanted something that would enhance and elongate the length of my table. Fall is a time of the year that we like to entertain a lot, so I really wanted something that would also look good when the end leafs pulled out.
With the intention of staying on a low budget, I sifted through what I already had and went from there. I had a couple of old pumpkins and sprays from two seasons ago that I had bought at Hobby Lobby and some small mercury vases I had purchased years ago from Nell Hills (tip: candle lit mercury is BEAUTIFUL when it’s paired with warm fall colors!). I also wanted something that was going to tie my living room and dining room together, so I used some twigs that I had left over from the mantle piece I made earlier last week and put it in the bottom of the feeder and it brought the two rooms together perfectly!
The fun thing about making your own pieces for your home is that you can make them look however you want! It took a little while to play around with the twigs and get everything to lay just right, but it was fun this stand back and see my own personal touch on it. And I know that it will be a beautiful, functional piece that will last me all fall.
How about you? What kind of center pieces do you have on your table? Want kind of tone does it set for your eating area? Get creative this week and make something beautiful for your table!