Daytime Blue Ridge Autumn Tablescape
Fall, Tablescapes

Woodsy Tablescape

Woodsy Tablescape  featured red Gala apples,  natural acorns, colorful leaves and hydrangeas .   You can create this sassy setting by purchasing pretty fall salad plates. From that point, create your color scheme. In this case, I had a centerpiece that featured leaves and candles, so I added a few apples to bring out the red color in the plates.  The glass canisters beside the centerpiece has the same wooden dowel rounds glued to a felt band around the center of the canister.  This helps repeat the overall woodsy scheme.  The second photo features hydrangeas and cranberry spikes.  The cranberries are real and picked on a wooden skewer, then arranged with in the overall arrangement.  I repeated the cranberry theme with a Cranberry Ginger punch that was served with the dinner.  The cranberry ginger punch recipe can be found here

Woodsy Tablescape

Daytime Blue Ridge Autumn Tablescape

Daytime Blue Ridge TV segment featuring an Autumn tablescape by Liz Bushong

The napkin rings are small acorns that I had in my yard. Figuring out how to drill a tiny hole in the side of the acorn without hurting myself was a challenge. But… I finally got the hang or rather the feel for the drill and drilled the holes. After washing the acorns, I stained them with a cherry stain. This helped even out the rich color and added a bit of shine to the acorns.

Acorn napkin ring

Hydrangeas and Cranberries sassyscape featuring acorn napkin rings

Using a black, small beading elastic cording, I threaded the cord into each acorn. There are 7 acorns per napkin ring. After the acorns were strung, I tied the two ends of the cording together to make it into a circle.  I used two napkin rings just because I wanted a larger impact on the napkin, but you could just use a single ring.

The charger was a gold charger that I spray painted with a cherry almost dark brown spray paint. When the charger was dried, I hot glued round discs all around the rim of the plate.  The round disc were 1/4 inch slices from a dowel rod. I painted the sides of the slices black and added the tree circle with a black marker. After I went to the effort of doing all of that.. I decided to look for pre-made wooden discs. Michaels had a bag of large rounds and small rounds. I used those to hot glue to a ribbon, then added the ribbon as a cuff around the glass candlestick for a centerpiece.

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Recipe Development, Food Styling, Photography and Article by Liz Bushong

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