October 3, 2017

The Beauty of Fall's Rustic Elegance

No matter your design style, fall is a time when you can add a bit of rustic in your home. 

I always look forward to foraging for natural elements for my centerpieces. 
But sometimes I use faux. :-)

I happened upon this small metal tiered tray in a local gift shop and decided to give it a pretty makeover with some fall bits and pieces.

I started with some twig pumpkins, acorns, and sprigs of boxwood. Then I added in a couple of silk fall leaves for color. 

This metal tray has a fun finish. 

It makes one think of a galvanized metal but it is not. It has a painted finish with gold/brass highlights. 

There is a brass knob at the top of the post for just a touch of elegance.  

I like the galvanized pieces that are so popular right not...but they are too rustic for my house. But this finish works. 

I began a layering process...in this order. Greenery. 
Bird's nest. 

I put two pumpkins on the bottom layer for visual weight, with the third pumpkin on the top layer. 

To me, fall decorating is about texture and color. 

The faux acorns came from Hobby Lobby last year. They most likely have them this year also. 

The twig pumpkins came from my local Hobby Lobby this year.

The boxwood sprigs are also "faux." ha ha. 
They are nice aren't they. 

I purchased a boxwood bush from the same gift shop where I found the tiered tray. Nanwood Market, a gift shop in Columbia, KY. 

And there you have it. :-) Easy peasy! 

I keep all of my fall bits from year to year in a bin in the basement. 

Every year I go basement diving to gather my accessories and come up with new and different arrangements/centerpieces. 

I guess I am recycling! Yay!

Stay tuned for part 2...I already have another arrangement in my head for you. 

I will recycle my tray several times through the holidays to show how you can make one decor purchase but use it several ways. 

Fun. Fun. Fun.  

See you in a few days! 

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Hi Sheila. I so Love the "Rustic Elegance" You created. Enjoy Your Day. Laters,MJ♥

  2. Happy Autumn Sheila,

    Are the colors just full of many shades, orange, and amber the dark mahoganies
    I love them all besides they are so gorgeous this year.
    With all the faux pumpkins and velvet pumpkins out there it's fun to play
    with arrangements for our tables and mantels.
    You mentioned your love of jug, jars and trays.
    I thought I'd pass this little bit of information to you.
    Pier I has a sale going on now here is the link
    I couldn't resist again my shippent is coming Tuesday.
    Someday I'll get my fine china out and do a tablescape.
    Linda C in Seattle

  3. Rustic elegance for sure! I just love those twig pumpkins!


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