Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Adding A Fall Touch


Last October we had a church retreat one Friday and Saturday. I volunteered to do the centerpieces for the tables, wanting to add a Fall festive feel to each of the round tables in the banquet room where the retreat was being held. Since it was an extra, the budget was limited. What could I do to create a Fall look and add ambience to this room?


I paid a visit to the local Salvation Army store and the Goodwill store, where I found all of these glass containers for one or two dollars. I brought them home and soaked all of them in a sink of very warm water and some" Efferdent Plus" denture cleaning tablets. I had read before that, this these tablets were great to use for getting glass to sparkle. It really does work. Try it and see what you think. I picked up a few bunches of faux Fall flowers and used the orange berries that I had on had, then wired them in clusters.



I put one small cluster onto the stem of each container, then tied it tight with Fall colored sheer ribbon. If needed I added a dab of hot glue to keep it from slipping. The small pillar candles were on a clearance shelf at my local Kmart store. With the lights in the banquet room dimmed, the candlelight added a nice touch.


With the vast amount of creativity flowing through the blogworld, I know I could pick up lots of ideas for this type of event. But, just incase you ever need to help out with centerpieces for an informal event...try finding glass containers at your local thrift shop. It is amazing how inexpensively one can add a touch of beauty to tables. We gave the centerpieces away at each table. The Fall colored napkins added color to the tables, with one under each centerpiece and one at each place setting.

11 comments:

LisaShaw said...

Wow! Those centerpieces are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing with us Judy. You always bring your warm love to encourage each of us. I appreciate you so.

Tracy said...

They look just beautiful! Great tips my friend. = )

Happy@Home said...

Thanks for sharing another one of your creative ideas with us. Your fall centerpieces are so pretty and I can just imagine how nice the room looked when they were all lit. How nice to give them away after the retreat.

Shelley said...

I don't think you will ever run out of fabulous ideas! These fall centerpieces are beautiful - love them!!

Queenmothermamaw said...

They are so cute. Could do the same for any theme. I plan to do some simple decorating for Christmas this year. I cannot dray all the boxes and things out like I used to do.
Thanks for the tip.
QMM

Charli and me said...

These are absolutely beautiful Judy. I love all of the fall colors. I can imagine how pretty they looked on all of the tables. Thank you for some more great tips :>) I hope you are having a wonderful week ♥

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Isn't the Salvation Army and other thrift stores like it, the best place to find cool stuff?!!!!!
Very festive and creative! Inspring me to get ready for the Fall season!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

very pretty...love those colors. Just so you know...I have yet to send out your package...I need to get an envelope for it...but it will be on its way soon!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Great ideas for fall centrepieces, Judy. And thanks for the tips for keeping the cost down as well.

Lissa said...

candles and glass always add a beautiful touch to a table and those ones are very festive.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful and a nice tip about using Efferdent Plus to make old glass sparkle!

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