The word tablescape used to sound pretty daunting to me. Don’t get me wrong, I lust after beautiful and thoughtfully decorated tables, but wasn’t sure that was something I could create on my own.
Where’s my color matching table runner and chargers?! Why don’t I have brass taper candle holders?!
But perfection or mimicking what you see on Pinterest is not the point, love.
What matters is the intention you infuse into your table so that, when your loved ones come together, they feel the love and meaning you’ve put into that gathering. So a simple candle or a few flower stems in a mason jar just might do the trick.
I was feeling this pressure a few days ago when Tim and I decided we would be hosting Thanksgiving at our magical cottage this year. Knowing this perfectionist feeling all too well, I did what I do best – stood up off the couch and got to dabbling to find something that would look beautiful and (most importantly) feel meaningful to me.
So here is the method for my Easy Autumn Centerpiece:
1. Grab a serving tray, some fresh seasonal fruit, and some greenery (I snipped some rosemary and ivy from the plants in my yard).
2. Set down your tray and place pieces of greenery at all four corners of the tray, draping a bit off. Add to the middle as well.
3. Then place down your first fruit – evenly dispersing and not overthinking it (I started with lemons).
4. Next, add in your second fruit – giving it a good mix of color, shape, and texture. I noticed some of my apples had red in them so I was sure to turn those on their side and move around the tray to even it out. You can even stack the fruit if that feels good to you. Go with your gut!
5. Add in a 3rd fruit, if you’d like (I had to include those gorgeous persimmons) and garnish with any additional greenery throughout.
Place your tray in the center of the table and you’re done!