I am totally about color, in fact the more red the better. However, during the fall months I like to incorporate the browns and yellows of natural materials into my tablescapes and accessories. While in Maine this summer I have been able to pick up several things that I can use to create that "natural" look. The birch trees provide just the right cover to hot glue onto candles. If you live close to any woods you can find trees that have already fell and the bark is there for the taking. Measure it, cut it and wrap around the candles. No woods? No worry. I understand the florist supply carries this bark that you can buy and do the same thing. On the subject of candles, take some cinnamon sticks and hot glue them to a short chunky candle. Finish it off with a pretty coral ribbon. Another idea is for using all the pinecones and acorns that seem to be everywhere here. I took the acorns and made napkin rings. Just turn them alternately and then wire together. I shot a picture so you can see. The pinecones can be used a number of ways. One way is to take an old mirror and hot glue them. I would combine pinecones, acorns and other dried materials. You can use this mirror flat on the table as your centerpiece, maybe with some candles in the middle. I have a very large dining room table, so three smaller ones is what I am planning to make. The best part of this is that you can create these projects for very little time and money and use them from year to year.
A southern girl at heart, I have been moving and decorating all my life. I enjoy the hunt as much as putting the finished arrangement together. I love to mix old and new together, especially old silver and country store display items. It's all about comfort and making your house a home.