Daytime Blue Ridge Autumn Tablescape
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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 http://serveitupsassy.com/cranberry-ginger-punch/.

Woodsy Tablescape

Daytime Blue Ridge Autumn Tablescape www.lizbushong.com

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.

 VIP SEEN magazine.  http://serveitupsassy.com/vip-seen-magazine-cranberries-take-center-stage-this-thanksgiving/

 You Tube- Daytime Roanoke http://serveitupsassy.com/daytime-blue-ridge-autumn-sassyscape-2/

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

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