Hi friends! Thank you for joining in from Leslie’s at My 100 Year Old Home’s beautiful home for my little dining nook home tour. I’m so excited to be a part of this Cozy Fall Home Tour blog hop with so many amazing bloggers! At the end of this post you can find many more homes to visit for some gorgeous Fall decor ideas! You can catch my Fall Home Tour Part 1, here. I decided that I wanted to keep my Fall decor on the simpler side this year. In this corner nook of my home, I have a lot going on in terms of shelf decor and substantials that we use in our every day prep in the kitchen, therefore I wanted to keep my decor on the “less is more” scale. I love to shop budget friendly and inspire others with the possibilities of finding affordable decor for every season.
I’m not a huge “tablescaper”, of which I know is not an actual word. I think one of the reasons that I don’t love displaying tablescapes is due to the fact that they make me feel like there is a lot of tidious busyness happening in one space. To be honest, this first photo view is my favorite due to the simplicity. My kids do love to decorate the table for holidays, but other than that, we don’t do much table decor for meals. I decided to try out a tablescape that is simple with some budget friendly decor that I found at the target dollar spot. I knew my kids would love having something for table set up for special occasions.
I found these pumpkins for $3 a piece, these ceramic leaf plates for 2 for $3, and these large wood leaf ornaments for $1 a piece. from the Target Dollar Spot. The ceramic leaf plates were originally green, which is not the color that I desired so I spray painted them with white spray chalk paint. The wood leaves were also a dark walnut stain. I decided to grab some because they were so “cheap” and I just sanded them down with 100 grit sand paper with my hand sander to bring out the natural wood color and character. I found these free printable tags on Kristen’s Blog at “Ella Claire Inspired” and cut them out to lie them on the leaves for an added simple and “free of cost” touch to my place setting. I love how it turned out. Neutrals always have my heart, but I feel like in this case, they also make the leaves pop more.
I’m all about keeping it simple for a tablescape and I’m pleased with the outcome. The jars that I used for glasses are actually from spaghetti sauce jars that my hubs always peels the labels off of and keeps for drinking glasses and the plates and chargers are all thrifted.
Yes, I need to glue my jewel back on my chandelier, but we are all going to just be ok with it missing for now.
Adding a couple of my $3 pumpkins target dollar spot pumpkins to my shelves, give just the right amount of Fall decor that I was looking for here.
These were the other options that I tried. I’m pretty sure that I love the elongated napkin just as much as I like it without. I couldn’t decide between this view below and the first one above. Thank you all for helping me with your decisions on my IG post last evening! I love hearing all of your opinions!
The bowl underneath option allows for more dimension which I love too!
I guess there is something about every table set up option here that I like, but if I had to choose just one, it would be the first one listed above…the simple set up with no napkin or bowl.
If you missed this prior, I also put this arrangement together with Dollar Tree florals. I’m really enjoying seeing all of your arrangements that you have made since I shared these. I love saving a buck and I love sharing it with all of you too! Ok, I also love spending a buck too. The trick to Dollar Tree florals is to buy the ones that don’t look as fake, tuck and clip the parts that you don’t like, and choose coordinating colors that you love. Also, smooshing (new word of the day) a bunch of them together, makes them look and feel more elegant. I love leaving some to hang over the edge as well. And don’t worry, I don’t keep my candle this close to my flowers.
I want you to know that this is not a sponsored post and I am not receiving any kind of kick backs from the Dollar Tree or Target. I just love sharing with you how to decorate on a budget. It’s always been a passion of mine to share budget friendly tips. I have not always been able to afford expensive decor and even if I could, I love a good bargain and I can’t stand to overspend when I don’t need to. Find more budget friendly tips of how I painted Dollar Tree foam pumpkins and added new stems, here.
I’m so happy that you have stopped by! I hope that you will take a moment to check out all of the other beautiful home tours listed below. Myquillyn at The Nesting Place is the next stop and I know you will enjoy her tour just as much as I did! Happy Day, my friends!