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how to set and decorate a Vintage fall tablescape

Simple ways on how to set a beautiful fall tablescape on your dining room table.

Hello and welcome to the Skinny Table Runner Blog Hop hosted by Diane from South House Designs. If you’re visiting from Barbara at Mantel and Table, or if you just happened to stop by, I’m so glad you’re here!

got a BEAUTIFUL handmade Burlap Skinny Table runner, shown in the above picture from Diane at
South House Design.

I got 2 and split them between my centerpiece to lengthen the table and under the end place settings. The nice thing about this runner, each time you wash it, it becomes more of an aged look, and with the fringe ends and the sewn long sides, the character just gets better and better. I highly recommend getting these runners to decorate your space.

setting a fall tablescape with vintage items.

Are you thinking about how you are going to be decorating your table for fall dinner and Thanksgiving? I have been thinking for a while on how I was planning to makeover my dining room table, and then the idea came to mind quickly.

Welcome to my blog. I am a newbie and learning as I go, but you know, taking beautiful pictures and writing is relaxing (except the small neighbor dog that BARKS AND BARKS AND BARKS). I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, once of the most UPPER and Northwest towns you can go within Washington State. You will find me mostly in my garage (my shop) with my laser machine, or designing/making/painting signs. I have products listed in the blog, if you are up to checking out some finds. https://pnwfarmhousedesignco.com/shop/

Finding elements that help dress the table

I recently fell in love with White and Brown Vintage transfer plates, and when I contacted my friend Tonya, she is a collector of many vintage items, and she was happy to lend me some items for my tablescape decorating.

I got a BEAUTIFUL handmade Burlap Skinny Table runner, shown in the above picture from Diane at https://southhousedesigns.com/products/skinny-table-runners/.

I got 2 and split them between my centerpiece to lengthen the table and under the end place settings. The nice thing about this runner, each time you wash it, it becomes more of an aged look, and with the fringe ends and the sewn long sides, the character just gets better and better. I highly recommend getting these runners to decorate your space.

I found a few years ago at a restaurant, they use their used Alcohol bottles(bourbon, brandy, etc) as personal water refill bottles on the table, so I asked friends that when they were done with their bottle to recycle them to me. Yay! My guests love them.

Now, the vintage bread board is from my friend Kate in Waco, TX, she has a shop next to the Silos. I got some ‘faux’ cheese and ‘faux’ break to set out as a filler on the table.

The Skinny Table Runner Blog Hop continues with Diane at South House Designs. You can find links to all the inspiring skinny table runner styling below!
Don’t forget to have a link to order my runners: Washed Linen Skinny Table Runner – South House Designs

https://southhousedesigns.com/products/skinny-table-runners/

Barbara Diane Katrina Darla
Mantel and Table South House Designs PNW Farmhouse Design Co Vintage Joyce Marie

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How many subscriptions are you paying for that you’ve forgotten about?

I just realized why I am so broke (just kidding), but in all seriousness. Have you looked at all the auto deductions that we have taken off our credit cards or checking accounts. WOWZERS. Last summer I left my full-time job to manage our home/family and to start focusing on blogging and my home business in making signs.. and started to look over the auto deductions… ummm. It wasn’t fair to my husband that I had these items coming to me and he works so hard. I do enjoy my @Amazon deliveries and no I do not need that monthly subscription of perfume, or that streaming subscription. Man does that really add up. Let’s break down a SAMPLE of what sort of items that a typical female or family may have monthly deducted.

  • $20 Stitch Fix, if you purchase something the $20 goes towards your purchases
  • $21 Rocksbox, jewelry rental, the monthly can go towards if you purchase an item
  • $14.95 Scentbird, you get a list of purse size spritzers to try. 
  • $49.99 fabfitfun, cheaper if you do the annual subscription box
  • $10.86 Xbox, monthly gaming subscription for kids to be on the X-box and play games
  • $10 Ring (camera/security system)

That is over $125 a month.

This list can go on and on.  I just added up and was like, uh…..  so removed, unsubscribe I went.   It honestly felt so freeing to cancel so many I was subscribed to.  And now I get more enjoyment out of the ones I really want – such as that Annual @FabFitFun subscription.  @FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box, meaning you’ll only receive it four times a year. Each box contains $200+ worth of goodies from skincare, makeup, home, fitness, fashion, and more – all hand-picked by the FabFitFun team!  

This society have such an impulsive mindset these days with social media and the click here, shop now options and all our credit cards are all saved so there is no stop and grabbing that credit card, taking the time to enter all the data so by the time it comes to ‘checkout’ you may think in that time span, what am I doing? I do not need this, I have a trip coming up I am saving for, or my kids have school clothes they need or new shoes…. 

My goal for 2020 is to really be mindful of what I purchase. 

What are things that have helped you be more mindful of purchases?

Please share below in the comments.  Don’t forget to share this on either Pinterest or your social media.  More people will need this epiphany too.

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