Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Fall Centerpiece

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Fall Centerpiece

Hi fellow fall lovers! 

I am busy spreading leaves and pumpkins around my house in preparation for my big Flaunt Your Fall  party this Saturday. 

I decided to use the same kitchen table centerpiece and thought it was worth sharing again...

Oh fall, I just love you even though you're so unreliable and short... good thing you're not a man or you'd be in real trouble. hehehe ;)

When I say unreliable I'm talking about this past week, on the first day of fall it was 95 degrees... yes, 95 scorching degrees and no, I do not live in the south but pretty close to Lake Michigan!

Fall days are supposed to be cool, crisp, open the windows and air out the house kind of weather. Unfortunately, it seems like there are only a few perfect fall days a year, we go from running the air conditioning to running the heater seemingly overnight... that's what I mean by short.
But, I still love it. I mean loooooove it. I love those perfect fall days, the beautiful colors of the trees, the trips to the pumpkin patch, apple cider, pumpkin cake, cookies, bread, seeds, etc., and most of all, the decor!

I've been hauling out my pumpkins since September 1st. This is a little early for me because the heat just doesn't make me feel very fallish. But, I decided since fall is so short (and unreliable, remember?!) I'm going to enjoy my pumpkins from Septemeber through November!

Because it seems to be the "in" thing to do (and it doesn't cost any money) I decided to reinvent some of the fall stuff I already have. Today I'll share my "new" fall centerpiece.

I got a giant cloche on clearance at Hob Lob this summer. I've been dying to use it but haven't had the right space for it. I busted out my huge-mongous cake stand that I got after Christmas one year at Wal-Mart for $3 and (then realized I will never ever make a cake that big). I then did the happy dance because the giant cloche actually fits on the huge-monguous Wal-Mart platter!

Now, what to put under the cloche, obviously a pumpkin, but which one?!? I love my squatty white pumpkin but it's so short (like fall). It would be lost under the giant cloche. What to set it on... I remembered a candleholder base I had, it worked perfect!

 Then just topped it off with my old fall wreath. And my lovely centerpiece is finished!

Are you reinventing your old fall decor??

I hope so... bring new and old fall decor to my Flaunt Your Fall link up party on Saturday the 17th of September!
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Linking:  Delightfully Inspiring Thursday, Hookin' Up w/ HOH, Fall Nesting Party


  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Fall is my favorite time of year, unfortunately, my least favorite time of year follows it. We shall enjoy it while it is here!

  2. Pretty! I love anything that contains fall colored hues :)

  3. I think your cloche w/pumpkin is great! I too have decided to decorate a bit early for Fall. You can see what I did in my kitchen on my blog post here. Come over and visit awhile in my kitchen. I'll put the coffee on!

  4. I can't believe that I didn't think of using pumpkins under my cloches! Thank you!


  5. This looks great! Love all of the beautiful leaves and of course the pumpkin under the cloche! Looks beautiful!


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