Fall Centerpiece

When it comes to fall entertaining, using candles is an excellent way to make your guests feel welcome.

One of my go-to items for fall decorating is a silver candelabra that I purchased a few years ago at a discount store.  Candelabras are great for creating a centerpiece, but they can look very formal and serious.  So, sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to use them in a fun, modern way.  My solution?  Ribbon — a cheap but very pretty way to spruce up just about anything.  I have tons of boxes filled with ribbon spools, and I’m always buying more.  I think I’m addicted!

To create my fall candelabra, I tied orange and yellow ribbon to the arms and used elegant, pearly white candles {I couldn’t light the candles for these pictures because it was too windy}.

My outdoor setting was inspired by a photo that Pauline of elationsdesigns.com sent me.  This is one of her designs:

{photographed by Eric Carlson}

I love how the dark wood, autumn orange and grassy green all look together.  For my design, I used a small console table {taken from my dining room}, and partially covered it with orange burlap.  Then I added white mini-pumpkins.

Another sweet touch — I filled the rims of the candelabra with candy corn that guests can help themselves to.

And little details make a big difference, such as dove-tailing the ends of the ribbon:

The simplest of things can make a festive fall table, and the harvest season gives us so much to work with:  pumpkins, acorns, ornamental corn, leaves, apples, and of course, candy!  You can use all of these things to decorate with style.

In my next post, I’ll show you how spray paint can transform a few of fall’s favorite things into shimmering home accessories.

{Part of my ribbon collection via instagram}

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