Here is the fall centerpiece for my dining room table this year.
Total Cost? $4.25
I started with this flea market find. I am not exactly sure what kind of stand it is, if its for a large pillar candle or something, but to me it seemed like a perfect pumpkin pedestal for the center of my table. And for a dollar, who cares what it actually is.
I really liked this pumpkin a lot (its real). I bought it at the flea market for $3 and I was satisfied with it here, but then I remembered all that vintage lace I'd found on my awesome shabby weekend a couple of weeks ago http://junkaholicsunanimous.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-shabby-weekend-september24-2011.html
And so I dressed it up a bit...
The lace I added around the pumpkin goes along with the lace pattern on the ironstone plates in my "Pumpkin Soup" place settings and the antique lace tablecloth from an estate sale ($1)
And I almost forgot to show you the tarnished utensils I found at the flea market last weekend. Just what I had gone junkin' for that day. I paid $5 for all of them. I was wanting more tarnished sliver for the table and to match that old set of salt and pepper shakers dated 1881(flea market, $1)
Check out that 1800's lace collar I draped over the back of the chair in the backgound in the picture above. Its almost like we have a ghostly Edwardian dinner guest for Halloween
|And just for Halloween, a touch of witchy wit|
I have a few more spooky additions that I will add for Trick-or-Treat and for my Halloween parties, so stop by at the end of October to see them!
Linking up to:http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/09/wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas-linky.html