A Simple Natural Fall Centerpiece

Hi everyone!

I wanted some autumn-ish on the coffee table but, it needed to be simple and be able to be moved easily. I had plenty of real gourds from our compost and from the high school we work with so, I knew I wanted to use them.

Autumn 2011 119A candle and this heavy hammered metal leaf tray would be the perfect foundation.

Autumn 2011 120

Autumn 2011 121  I had some cinnamon sticks so I made little bundles.

Autumn 2011 125 Autumn 2011 131 Autumn 2011 137 Autumn 2011 146 Mother Nature provides us with so much beautiful Autumn bounty, why not use them and enjoy them!

Autumn 2011 152nat Are you taking advantage of all the loveliness the Lord has provided for us? No need to go out and spend money on the faux beauty when a walk in a local park will glean you the real thing! Just use the things you find. No gourds? How about acorns, walnuts, chestnuts or other things that fall to the ground.

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  1. Oh wow, it looks fabulous. I also love the cinnamon sticks you added. What a great idea. Thanks so much for joining TTT. P.S. Be sure to stop by and enter my giveaway. Hugs, Marty

  2. That looks great Diann! I love the natural look this time of year! I like how it's on a rattan charger...great idea! hugs, Linda

  3. What a very pretty centerpiece! Love the simplicity --

  4. Diane your fall coffee table decoration looks great!! It will warm up your coffee table so very nicely.

  5. How pretty Diann. What a great idea. I am loving the natural elements this season.

  6. Absolutely, that's right. I don't particularly like the fake things anyway. Your decorations are just lovely, love them, all natural. Happy Fall, Lu

  7. Love all your fall elements~ your cinnamon sticks provide a nice & fragrant touch!

  8. Everything looks really pretty! I love the smell of cinnamon.


  9. You just can't beat simple and natural! Nature provides the materials and you add the artistry! Very pretty!

  10. Hey Diane,
    This is a Beautiful post and I love the centerpiece you made, you are so creative, and I love how you used alot of things you already had, I like to do that too....and yes, you are so right.... the Lord does provide everything we need don't he? He is so very good and we have so much to truly be thankful for :) Hope you have a great week...
    Big hugs,

  11. This looks great! So happy that you chose to join Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Beautiful. Sometimes simple is the most effective. I have a link party on Tuesdays {The Inspiration Board} and I’d be thrilled if you linked this up. I know my readers would really enjoy it. Hope to see you there.
    carolyn - homework


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