I made this fall centerpiece a few weeks ago when the weather was still warm. I decided not to add traditional fall colors in the dining room the way I usually do each fall. Our summer just blew past so quickly and of course, our leaves are still green on the trees so I decided to go with a lighter touch.
I used this pine box that I picked up at a friend's garage sale to create my centerpiece. It has such beautiful graining that I would never think about painting it. Its narrow width is perfect for our table.
To get started, I placed two foam rectangles in the bottom of the box and then looked around for some candles that would sit down in the box. I settled on a mix of one real candle and 2 electric ones.
I used a mix of old and new materials to fill the box. You may have seen this green spray painted seed pod before as I've used them in decorating various things for several years.
A few faux white baby boo pumpkins and some green gourds, which came with picks attached, made easy fillers.
I popped in an artichoke and some amazingly real looking greenery that my friend Brenda passed along to me.
The only thing left to do was to add some green tinted Spanish moss to soften the edges.
To complement the colors used in the fall centerpiece, I pulled out some green and white napkins.
And remember these grapevine napkin rings with the green ribbon? They went perfectly with the napkins.
The green scheme continues in the corner cabinet.
I don't think I've ever shown you this platter that I found at the auction a few years ago. Can you tell that I love the color green???
A variety of milk glass and more green items sit in the cupboard in the room.
I had to resort to faux hydrangea branches to fill this container since we had very few blooms on our bush this year.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my fall pine box centerpiece and the other things in our dining room. And most of all, I'm hoping that you're enjoying this glorious season as much as I am!
Love the arrangement! Green is my favorite color and this is beautiful! You are indeed, very talented.
Angie @ Knick of Time
Your centerpiece is beautiful, Jane - I love the pops of bright green with the rustic wood!
Your pine box is the perfect size and I love all your green! Our kitchen in Charlotte was green with black accents and I miss it...*sniff*. The back of your cupboard painted to highlight your milk glass and ironstone collection is wonderful too!
I love green too! You are so talented. Your fall centerpiece is beautiful. My hydrangea had only two blooms this year. What do you think could have caused this with our hydrangeas?
Very pretty! I love all of the green.
Mary Sue Bowen
I love green as well. Love your fall decorations! Definite inspiration for a fellow lover of the greens!
Love the centerpiece. I have a few of those seed pods & actually never thought of painting them. Cute. Green is my favorite color so I'm really liking your cupboard full of greens & the whole green theme.
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Very, very pretty Jane. I so love the combination of green and white that you are using in the room and in that beautiful arrangement! Happy Fall!
What is not to love? But I am completely smitten with your platters, milk glass and that doily under the hydrangeas! Beautiful styling!
Hi Jane! Oh, my! You did so good on that pine box! I love it and I love the arrangement you made for it too. The light green colors are so pretty! I pinned your cabinet with all of the milk glass too and I collect it and just adore it!
Be a sweetie,
Pat @ LifeAtLydiasHouse
I love your centerpiece and I'm so glad you didn't paint that wonderful box! It's perfect, just like it is!
I'm jealous! Love your pine box. I've been looking all over for one to make a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Love the apple green color you've chosen. The arrangement is gorgeous. Can't help but noticing your Longaberger baskets on top of your cupboard. I was a consultant for many years. I'm obsessed with them! Just might have to use a basket this year
Thanks so much Nancie! I think one of your baskets would make a great centerpiece!
I love your pine box centerpiece -
I was just looking at toolboxes on Etsy thinking I would do this for the fall and Christmas season.
And I love how you painted the back of your china cabinet.
Have a wonderful weekend
Rose, I have a large, old tool box with a handle if you're interested. I used to have it listed in our shop but the cost of shipping would be astronomical!
A fresh Fall look, pretty! I love the color green too! Kathleen in Az
Love your pine box centerpiece--the box was a great yard sale find! The greens in all your accessories make for a very cohesive and pretty look. Thanks for sharing how you put your table decor together.
Thanks so much Ruth Anne! The box is very versatile!