Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Entertaining on a budget
We had our church Tables of 6 group over Friday night. I wanted to use what we have to decorate the table for dinner. On our photo session walk that we went on that morning we picked up leaves that had turned red and yellow, anything that looked like an acorn or wood ball, and other natural items to use on the table.I put some of the fall leaves down into the hurricane globe.
I scattered the natural things that we picked up down the runner.
The kids glued fall flowers to ribbon for napkin holders.
We picked up all these green ball shaped things on our walk. They were growing in a tree but some had fallen off. They are very tough and we had to work to open one. It has flesh and seeds inside. Does anyone know what they are? I tried to google them but did not find anything.They look great in a bowl- if they don't start smelling.
I put 3 small pumpkins on my buffet.
I changed out the top of my antique dresser. It had a spring looking tray and pitcher with hydrangeas on them. I need to tweak this arrangement. I was rushing around so let it be for now. I got these pear shaped candles for $.10 at a garage sale. That is for all of them not a piece!
It is hard to get into fall with 90 degree weather, but you all are rubbing off on me. I was surprised to see leaves on our walk because I have not seen the leaves changing yet in our neighborhood.
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