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Let’s face it, wether you’re on a budget or lack storage space, having specific decor for every season can be tough. Hauling bins in from the garage each season is not on my or my husband’s list of favorite things to do either. What’s the alternative? Invest in quality neutral decor and dishes that you can re-use from season to season, and then splurge on a few themed items for each season to pop color and create your Holiday theme.I’ve done just that, styling this tablescape in neutral grays and pops of harvest colors which works for family dinners, dinner and wine with friends, and even Thanksgiving. Let’s break it down and talk about the details! That’s my favorite part!
So let’s let at the bare bones our our tablescape. First, I’ve chosen a neutral table cloth that compliments my gray walls and blends into the room. Next I’ve added stoneware dishes. We invested in a basic stoneware setting in a natural ivory so that it would work for any season. With six kids between us so to insure we would have enough to go around for years to come, we purchased twenty dinner plates.Now I can use any color or pattern of salad plate, and it works rather than having a full set of dinner plates for each season or holiday.
Along with our dinner plates, we purchased the salad plates in the same pattern, however we chose colors for the seasons. Gold for autumn, green for autumn or Christmas, red for Christmas and blue for spring and summer. There’s a color for every Holiday or season that we celebrate. For this table I used all gold salad plates to bring in the warm golds of fall. I also added some gray chalk painted candlestick down the center and wove in some faux fall leave stems around them to create a center piece. Now you could also use any live greenery you have available to you but for the sake of longevity I used faux leave that I purchased at Pottery Barn.
I have a huge Limelight Hydrangea bush in my yard and use clippings from it through it’s blooming months. I love how they turn green to blush in the fall so I use them whenever I can. I clipped enough to add to the centerpiece and also made two simple floral chair drapers.
Then, the star of the show…these Pumpkin Placecard Holders from Vagabond House to adorn each setting. I love the pewter detail and lifelike design. They pull the look together and can be used from early fall through Thanksgiving.
So looking at the full view of my harvest tablescape, the only actual “fall” decor pieces I’ve used are the Pumpkin Placcard Holders , fall leaves (however you can use other greenery too) , and some ribbon. The rest of the decor can be used year round.
You can carry the theme over to the buffet with a display of to with a Fall Apple Berry Cider in a sold-serve drink dispenser and a few Fall wood signs and pumpkins too.
So friends, try to use what you have at home or plan major purchases in neutral colors to make decorating for the season more affordable with just a few Holiday specific pieces needed. I love sharing ways to decorate for the season and I hope you leave a comment below to let me know what decorating questions you would like to see answered next! A huge shoutout goes out to King of Christmas for providing our beautiful giveaway prize! Be sure to sign up for the giveaway by clicking the link below. Also, be sure to head over to TX Sized Homes to continue the blog hop.