Thursday, October 18, 2012

Presto Chango Tablescape

 Some of you may remember my table of last week with the bicycles and the blues.....

So this this week, I decided to "build" a new table and show how easy it is to change the look, with minimal change.  This time I changed the centerpiece of a basket of flowers to a happy jack-o-lantern nested on fall leaves on a wooden stand.  I've had this pumpkin for years...but you could carve your own too.

I kept the same tablecloth, plates, napkins and flatware.  I removed the bicycle stickers and added fall leaves under the clear glass.

 This takes us from end of summer to autumn very easily.  I love the combinaton of blues and oranges.

....then to add a bit more orange to the table I added these pretty orange fall towelettes/napkins that my friend Jane just sent me. (we both have paper product obsessions and she always finds the prettiest ones).

 A pretty look with minimal cost.  If you have white and clear glass plates (my white ones came from Big Lots several years ago and the clear ones can be purchased at Walmart very inexpensively) can "make" any pattern of china you want....millions of possibilities.

 Now lets make another subtle change and switch to a black and white checked tablecloth and orange and black plaid cloth napkins.  I changed my navy blue goblets for clear ones.

....add a few mini pumpkins .....these make cute place cards if you write the names on the pumpkins....or you can add sticker letters instead.

Ponytail bands from the dollar spot at Target make cute napkin rings.

 .....different flatware can add a different twist to the place setting.....

.....and before you know it....."Presto Chango" have a fun and friendly Halloween table....with very little effort and expense.

See ya!

This week I'm joining Susan at "Between Naps on the Poarch" for fall tablescaping fun!


  1. I need to get some clear glass plates presto!! Great Martha and one can do it for any season, no need to have the exact motif in lots of china! Thanks for sharing, I love it. Big hugs,

  2. Beautifully placed and very elegant table!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  3. Love it Martha! I need to purchase clear glass plates also. I love the black and white tablecloth and little pumpkins. So cute!

  4. Hi Martha! Now aren't you the most clever one? I love this idea on your table full of Fallness looks wonderful. Have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. That's pretty neat, very creative and beautiful!..Christine

  6. Great idea, your fall leaves look great under the glass plate!! Wonderful idea for when you have been searching for the perfect dish to use for an occasion and can't find one, now I will have to remember your trick!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Very creative! I like the black and white tablecloth too!

  8. Great transition design. I need to go check out those pony tail bands at DT. thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  9. That is so pretty, Martha! I'm going to have to get some clear glass salad plates because they will come in handy after seeing your pretty ideas.

  10. What a wonderful idea! I'll be searching for some clear glass plates for me and as gifts.