Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Harvest Table





I really wish it would cool off!  I know I should just be thankful that it’s not 95 degrees instead of only 90!  I’m just going to continue decorating the inside of the house for Fall and pretend that it feels like Fall outside!


I used several different things to pull together this centerpiece.  To the right is a small apple basket tilted on it’s side and to the left, a pot of faux mums. 




For the center, I used this old wine barrel that I got a few weeks ago at Goodwill for $10!  I have no ideal what I’m going to do it but just couldn’t pass up the rustic charm of it.  Scattered fruit pulls it all together.




I used the iron birds that I used in the Modern Tarnish tablescape a few weeks ago.




I used two tablecloths, the bottom is taupe and matches the napkins, the top is a rusty red orange.




I really layered the dishes this week!  I pulled all the colors from the centerpiece….green of the pears, red of the apples, yellows of the mums, white of the pumpkin.  The rattan chargers add to more rustic touch!






The leaf glasses were a recent purchase from the Dollar Tree.  By inserting the taupe napkin, it highlighted the design of the glass.




The little leaf votive cups were purchased from the Dollar Store years ago.  The green serving pieces were purchased on clearance a few years ago from Hobby Lobby.




A few scattering of leaves fill in the empty spaces.




TIP OF THE DAY:  Heavy Cream Substitute – Last night, I was making Paula Deen’s Chicken Pot Pie, which is delicious by the way!  My children actually fight over it!  Anyway, it called for 4 cups of heavy cream and I was out!  So I went online and goggled it.  This is what I found from Frugal Living


Need heavy cream for a recipe? Use this cheap and easy stand-in, and you won't have to buy any:

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter

1. Melt the butter.

2. Pour it into the milk, and stir.

3. Use in place of one cup of heavy cream.

Note: This substitute while not whip.

Tip: If you use low-fat milk, add a tablespoon of flour to the mixture to thicken.

It worked like a charm!!!  My daughter was overjoyed!  This is her favorite dish!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sharing with:

Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters

Let’s Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen

Tips, Tutorials & Tidbits @ StoneGable

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life


  1. What a wonderful tablescape. Beautiful Fall colours.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Cheers, Gee

    pop on by and visit me at my place...

  2. You did a great job with the Fall table decor! Love the wine barrel!

  3. If I had found that wine barrel, Tammy, you would have heard me screaming for joy clear across the country!!! That is SO COOL!!! It really adds charm to your table, and will go great with a wine-inspired table, too! I'm SO jealous!!! :-)

  4. Love the wine barrel! What a neat item and the iron bird on top is perfect! Your plates really capture all the right colors! Good idea on the stemware with the napkin! I have some from last year and it was hard to get the leaves to show up!

  5. Great tip!! Didn't know that. I love your wine barrel. This is a great piece that I am sure you will use over and over again. Your dishes look perfect with your gorgeous centerpiece. xo marlis

  6. What a great tip, Tammy! I will remember that one. I love that wine barrel. Yes, it was too cute to pass up. What a great use of all your Fall colored dishes.

  7. Really nice table! I love that wine barrel, I can see it being used in many vignettes!

  8. Oh my gosh I love chicken pot pie! All that heavy cream just sounds fabulous. :o)

  9. Beautiful plate colors and I just love your centerpiece...Christine

  10. When we were kids my mother would make us drink warm milk with butter melted in it to cure all sorts of ills. My sisters and I thought of it as extreme punishment! Now I think I would like some. That is a great tip! And that wine barrel!! Wow, you were in the right place at the right time. Obviously donated by someone who does not appreciate tablescapes!! You will have so much fun with it. I'm your newest follower! Linda

  11. Oh I have wine barrel envy! The GW gods do not smile on me when I visit, what a wonderful find! Thanks for the tip on the heavy cream substitution! We are fan's of Ina Garten's Chicken Pot Pie~ I need to look up Paula's and check hers out :)

  12. Great table I just love that wine barrel. Everything looks so pulled together.


  13. So pretty! The mix of colors is just wonderful. Love the vintage look of the barrel and bird! It all works beautifully with your wall color!

  14. You mixed those colors beautifully! It certainly says fall with that barrel, perfect!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  15. gorgeous! looks like a lovely fall at your table!

  16. Beautiful! Love everything that you have on your table. I am a new follower. Thank you for coming by my blog earlier :)


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