Wednesday, October 21, 2015

how to create a gorgeous autumn tablescape for cheap!

I love to decorate. Plain & simple. However, those expenses add up quick! I don't just decorate one room, I decorate them alllllll. Dining room, kitchen, family room and even my powder room downstairs! I like my house to flow throughout, so when it comes to decorating, my wallet can really take a big hit. 

Personally, I don't love spending an arm and a leg on decorations that only stay up a few months.  Because of that, I am constantly looking for decor on the cheap (which also means I can buy more, see what I'm getting at here!?). Today I am going to share how I spruced up my dining room table for around $25! My hubby also thanks me for that one!



Most of this decor came from the DOLLAR TREE! Can you even believe that? They have a tooooon of great decorations for every holiday! If you never thought to look there, you definitely should!

**I know my table is outdated, but it was my late grandmothers table & it holds a special meaning to me! I am considering chalk painting it, but just haven't gotten that far yet. I will for sure be getting some new chairs though since these ones are falling apart & I'm pretty sure they aren't even safe to sit in anymore-haha!**

The "Thankful, Grateful, Blessed" sign is from Target Dollar Section. It was $3!
The chicken wire pumpkins are also from Target Dollar Section, and only cost me $1 each! 
The leaves scattered on the table are from the Dollar Tree, along with the pumpkins on the plates.
The pumpkin placemats (theres 2 of them, one on each end of the table) are from Home Goods & were only $3 each. 
The burlap fall themed placemats are old, but I think you could find something similar & cheap from Walmart!
Plates are my own.

The white cake tray pictured is something I had around the house, but I believe they are from Pottery Barn. 
I had the white tablecloth already also, but there's so many options for colors of tablecloths depending on your your specific design style.


Again, these super cute chicken wire pumpkins are from the Target Dollar Section! Love them.



The glass pumpkin on the plate is from the Dollar Tree & the silver pumpkin in the background is from Target Dollar Section again. (I'm obsessed..can you tell!?)


The cotton stems are from Michaels & I think I got them for $3 with a coupon. 
The vase is from Home Goods a while ago. Its always on my table with something on it. They always have big vases like this so I'm sure it would be easy to find something similar.
Its nothing perfect or special, but my dining room is the first room you see when you walk into my house so I wanted to dress it up a bit for the season! Can't wait until I can bring out all my Christmas chine & decor!
Did you find anything to decorate with for cheap!? Let me know! :)




14 comments:

  1. I love your ideas. I need to be more creative when it comes to my house. its very plain Jane.

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    1. thanks so much! Its nothing too fancy, but I really just enjoy having my house decorated some for the holidays! :) have a great day! xox

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  2. Such a pretty table! I think my favorite is the cotton stems in the super cute vase, I would have NEVER thought of that! Thanks so much for linking up with us at #100HappyDaysBloggerChallenge!

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    1. I can't lie..I think I actually first saw the idea on HGTVs Fixer Upper. So obsessed with that show! Its so simple and I think it really brings some nice height & fancies up the room quite a bit! so glad I found the link up! :) xox

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  3. Hello Jennifer! I'm so glad that you shared your post at #100HAPPYDAYS! I love decorating for fall. These are some great ideas. I have an old table too and I am planning on Chalk Painting mine as well. It will be a lot of work..probably why have haven't started it yet. You will have to share your finished paint job when you are done.

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    1. Yes! Would love to see yours also! What color are you thinking?! I'm between and off white and a light grey but its so hard to decide!

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  4. Love this!!! Thank you for linking up with us at 100 Happy Days! :)

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad I found the link up! Love the idea behind it! xox :)

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  5. gorgeous table settings! Love the wire pumpkins!

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    1. Thank you! Go get you some at Target, quick! I just saw mine there this week still! :)

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    1. Thank you! The best part was it was so simple & easy to do! :)

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  7. I want the white pumpkin from the target store. I purchased the black and orange.

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    1. ah! go back and check quick! i know they are starting to put out their christmas stuff and their fall/halloween stuff is on clearance! you may still be able to snag one!

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