Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Spicy Fall Table decor

Spicy table decor

The autumn is finally here..Its time for sunny and rainy days ..cool evenings and shorter days... crimson leaves falling on the ground.... crisp air!!! 
It's time to celebrate fall/autumn season!!!!
I decided to make this fall table decor with down to earth, natural accessories..with some things which I feel describe the fall season...

spicy table decor

This is a table for two.. I love to do table decor and arrangement for me and my husband .Its fun and adds spice to everyday life. It makes regular and sometimes stressful days very special!!

Spicy table decor

I used wood, cork and spices to decorate this fall themed table. The highlight of the autumn season is the changing of color of leaves.. some lucky people get to see splendid shades and colors of the leaves in their region.. I see more of crunchy brown and some red leaves floating down and the intricate structure of the trees left bare and naked by the leaves:)  The crunchy leaves make a lovely sound when we walk on it!!! I really like it!!  That is  why I had the major color of the table decor as brown !!

Spicy fall decor

The centerpiece is made of pinecones.. I love to collect pine cones from our walks and strolls...I placed a medium sized pine cones in terracotta pots.Added some flowers and kept them in rattan tray with a scented candle!!

 A close up of the swiss dancing couple in their traditional clothes.. It is a Schweizer Heimatwerk (swiss handicraft) product.. hand carved from wood. It is not one piece..The lady can move round and I can arrange them in other dance poses as well.. A special gift from my husband !!!

spicy fall decor

I really like star anise spice.. It looks so pretty..I arranged 4 star anise around the Japanese bowls..and placed flowers in the soup spoon..lavender for him and yellow for me!!

spicy table decor

Browns and reds are the two main colors of fall..though I must admit I see more browns than reds.. exactly in the proportion of red color in my table decor:) I tied a red napkin and 2 cinnamon sticks with a white ribbon..Red color and cinnamon sticks give a festive effect.. This could be perfect idea for Christmas as well!!

spicy fall decor

The coasters are from Malaysia and have a beautiful design on them and a rattan border to them (you might have noticed them on the walls of my apartment from my earlier post

spicy table decor

I used cork as wine glass coater.. I am planning to paint on them some day when I get time..

Spicy table decor

On the other side I placed Balinese dolphin wood carvings..!!! So thats my spicy fall table inspired by nature and the seasons 
colors and charm..!! 
I recently saw pumpkins in the market..I want to do a orange decor next!!!

I will move into our new house in 2 days and am very excited!! Also my furniture has finally arrived by ship and I am so eager to see my dining table and things again!!! 
New decor projects... new walls to cover.. new DIYs.. new corners to be decorated... and all the odd corners, bare walls and some not-so-perfect areas are waiting for me to fix them....Yipeeee!!!

Linking to ever so beautiful table decor of Susan's Tablescape Thursday  and Marty's Tabletop Tuesday!!



Emreen said...

Another amazing table decor as well.... Luv the dried acorn and candle arrangement at the centre.... The swiz dancing couple luk soo graceful & romantic... !!!

Ashley said...

Wow! I love the stars and the adorable little dancing couple. And tying the cinnamon sticks around the napkin was a perfect touch.

Miss Char said...

Your table is beautiful in its simplicity. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

PA said...


Anonymous said...

Oh.. you only move in two days?? I tot you were in your new home already!! Dont know how you make everything look so gorgeous... with such ease!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

So pretty. I love the colors and the combination of dishes and accessories. Love the figurines, they are fantastic. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very gorgeous tablescape!..loved the cute dancing couple!...Thanks so much for sharing :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty and serene!


Sharon said...

Love it! You are one creative woman! Good luck on settling in! Here's to new beginnings!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Your photography was really very good...I thought it was a low-setting table until I got to the very end! Perfect!

Jacqueline said...

What a gorgeous table. I love the star anise on the plates, it is the perfect accent. This is so soothing and elegant. So unique and stylish.

Rekha said...

Lovely tabletop decor idea..i love the colors and the excitement to do up your new home...

notyet100 said...

u must be feeling so good to get ur stuff,..will be waiting for ur posts,..cee ya soon,..

Chubby Chieque said...

What a wonderful welcoming in an autumn day.

I can't wait to see your new house and all those odd corners.

Happy TS Day...

Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,

Entertaining Women said...

The star anise is a marvelous design choice, and I really like the touch of aqua and purple with the muted colors of fall...so well done! Thank you for sharing your lovely, sophisticated design. Cherry Kay