Every year, my Facebook feed is full of individuals trying to squash early seasonal decorator’s joy. In the immortal words of Lee Greenwood, “I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free!” We can’t let the naysayers keep us from decorating our own houses whenever we feel like it (insert Patrick Henry quote here). I had several Starbucks drinks as soon as Starbucks started serving pumpkin spice lattes in August. (I like to live dangerously.) This year, I started decorating #ThisMontyHouse on Labor Day weekend.
Lately I have been into tablescapes. I like to follow the Instagram account Farm Shenanigans. They always have good ideas when it comes to over the top but classy table decorations. After sending my husband out to the garage to bring in last year’s decorations, we headed out to my favorite places: Joann’s Fabrics, Hobby Lobby and Home Goods.
I am a fan of the current nontraditional colored pumpkins trend. I’ve never been a fan of the typical fall color palette except in nature (i.e. Vermont in the fall). Decorating for each season is a given but I decided to go with a palette that I liked while still paying homage to traditional fall elements like pumpkins and gourds.
Since our primary wall color is Sherwin Williams in Lazy Grey paired with rose gold/copper accents. I decided to go with a dove gray, rose gold, eucalyptus color scheme for this year’s decorations.
In the Closet
I focused on decorating our rustic dining table and switching out the summer decorations in the faux fireplace that Chris made. Last year, I bought some black and white buffalo plaid checked place mats that I decided to incorporate into this year’s design. The question was tying in my Monique Lhuillier rose gold glass chargers with the buffalo plaid blush and eucalyptus green. Surprisingly, it went together quite nicely.
Putting It All Together
Joann’s Fabrics had a great deal on artificial pumpkins. I actually found some plastic rose gold burnished pumpkins and some velvet gray pumpkins for the table. I needed the gray to tie in the walls and anchor the look. I re-purposed some eucalyptus from the flower arrangement my husband bought me a few weeks ago and added some potpourri and a multi- colored candle that I had used in the past.
With any tablescape the trick is to use repeating elements so I group things in sets of two or threes to create a cohesive look. Of course, candles are an easy way to add ambiance. I added a few mercury glass votive holders from Pottery Barn to warm up the overall coolness of the colors. Last, but not least, my husband and I found a black metal pumpkin centerpiece at Kirklands for less than $10. Score!
Check out the finished product below!