Dining Room Table Arrangement

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in brass, dining room, thrift store, yard sale | 19 comments

The dining room is the first room that you see when you walk in our house. I love this, because it is usually the only room in the house that stays straight!

My dining room table has been empty for a while, so I was wanting to do something to dress it up a bit.  Since it is the only room in the house that stays straight, it makes decorating the dining room very satisfying!  I know that whatever I put there is actually going to stay there. And, I will at least feel for a few moments. . .  that our whole house might actually be straight?!

I was wanting to do something that had a slight fall feel, but not the whole pumpkin thing just yet.

The girls over at Be Book Bound just did a beautiful apple party.  You should go take a look!

I decided that apples would be the perfect “transition” decorative fruit!

I have been collecting brass items from thrift stores and yard sales for the past few months.  I am just drawn to their patina for some reason?

A super sweet friend that I have met through my blog emailed me a couple of weeks ago telling me that she knew I was out of town and had not been able to make it to any thrift stores and so she had picked up a few brass candlesticks for me!

I could not believe it?! How sweet is that?!

She dropped by the house last week and we were able to officially meet and she gave me some of the most beautiful candlesticks!

I used my candlestick collection and placed collected dishes on top of them.  All thrifty finds, of course!

I topped them with apples, candles and pears.

I added a brass tray and bowl.

Then, I looped a beautiful ribbon through the whole thing.  The ribbon is a beautiful burlap type ribbon from Hobby Lobby. The whole roll had 10 yards and was on sale for $7. That is a steal for this type of ribbon!

I might just be able to swap the apples and pears for pumpkins here is a few weeks!

  I think that this is a nice nod to the beautiful season ahead!

Life to the full to you!



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  1. Thanks for the kind words! Love your table arrangement!
    Great transitional centerpiece. LC

  2. This is a great way to decorate for that end of Summer, I can’t wait for Fall feeling, Melissa! I think many of us are eagerly awaiting Fall after the horribly hot Summer.

  3. Very pretty! Love that ribbon!

  4. Ohhhh I love that silver tray.

  5. Pretty! Nothing beats apples and natural items like that.

  6. The candlesticks are so cute and the vignette so pretty with the apples and ribbon! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

  7. Oh, that is so pretty! I love the candlesticks. You are so creative!!

    Have a great week.


  8. Melissa, Could you be any more awesome? Somewhere between raising kids, going on family vacations, driving to sports, throwing parties, loving your hubby, whipping up wreaths,and fashioning a glorious home, you even find a second to mention our little apple orchard party. I’d take you to lunch if I could. (It would be something super classy, like a value box of tacos and burritos in a fast-food play area that smells like feet and cholera.) I hope you can treat yourself to something a bit nicer until I can make good on my promise. You deserve it.

  9. Wow your tablescape looks beautiful and makes me want Fall to arrive!

  10. You are just to creative – it’s just not fair you got so much – really! My Mom was that way to she could come up with the greatest ideas and so can you. Love that burlap ribbon and will stop at HL to see if they still have some! Very pretty tablescape! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  11. It looks so lovely! The perfect intro to autumn

  12. It looks so pretty and I love the candlesticks!!
    Hope you have a great week:)

  13. That is just so lovely and it really does bridge the gap between summer and fall so perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday last weekend! 🙂

  14. Fabulous display!! I’m loving this, very artistic! Just dropped by from TTT. Hugs,

  15. How clever is this and way too cute. Love how you created all the different heights and the apples are perfect. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  16. That is so pretty! And the warmth of the brass is perfect for fall and winter!

  17. So pretty!

  18. gorgeous! i love all the bass- so pretty!

  19. Very cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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