“Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?”
―Dennis and Wendy Mannering
Last week, I mentioned that Evan and I were doing a little Fall decorating at our friend Kathy’s house. She and her husband, Eddie, were kind enough to open up their home the night before The Chapel Market so that all the volunteers and vendors could swing by for some supper before hitting the hay that night. Today, I’m going to show you what we had fun pulling together. And by “we”, I mean mostly Evan and our sweet little helper-for-the-day, Lilly, because I was mostly on picture-taking duty. 🙂
We started in the dining room. Kathy had a nice, long runner on her table, and Evan started his tablescape by placing two ($4) pedestals near the center of it. (He got them at a place called “Dirt Cheap” in Montgomery, for anyone who is curious about where they came from.) After that, he added some of the pumpkins we got at the Farmer’s Market the other day. One on top of each pedestal, and groupings of them in between and on each side of the pedestals…
Next, he added a lantern at each end of the runner, and one in the very center. After that, he mixed in a few mason jars (for flowers), some brass candlestick holders and taper candles, and some small, glass votives.
Last but not least, he filled the mason jars with bouquets, and softened the spaces in between with pinecones, ornamental cabbage and kale…
Get a load of the bouquets…
Couldn’t you just eat them up?! 😀
Here are a couple more photos of the whole spread….
Evan “windowed” the arrangement, so that the pumpkins on the pedestals were in between the chairs, and not directly in line with them, where folks would be seated and having conversations. The pumpkins on the pedestals are the tallest points on the table…everything else was plenty low enough to see over.
Some more close ups…’cause they’re my favorite:
Lilly celebrated her 8th birthday the day after the Market, and I will never forget the sweet thing she said to Evan while we were standing there in the kitchen. She told him that she loooooves flowers, and that getting to spend the day with him was “the best birthday present ever”. What a fun attitude, huh? One that’s worth catching, for sure. 🙂