This afternoon I’m taking a break from Fall decorating for Inspiration Wednesday post because today I NEED some inspiration! If you follow us on Facebook (if not you better stop by and “Like” our page to see what we are up to!) you already know that we started putting up the Halloween decor yesterday. I hadn’t gotten out anything yet for Fall but while Jake is out of school I figured we would spend some time this week just the two of us. I kind of have a rule that if the holiday is at the end of the month I have to wait until the beginning of that month to decorate (like Halloween and Christmas) but if the holiday is in the middle of the month (like Valentine’s Day) I put them up usually when I get around to it! So it feels weird to me already bringing out the Fall decor let alone the Halloween goodies!
So anyways I’ve started putting up everything and I’ve hit a wall. I do enjoy decorating my dining room table for the holidays but let’s be honest…I kind of suck at it. I think it comes from frustration because I have this HUGE gorgeous table that Jeremy and I bought with gift money from our wedding. It could easily fit 10-12 people but…I only have four chairs! You see we bought it from this unfinished furniture store and finished the table, chairs and a matching china cabinet and hutch all at the same time, but we only had enough money for four chairs at the time. Of course the chairs we picked out were like around $80 or $100 a piece so buying more of them just hasn’t been on the to do list. (P.S. Mom or Dad if you are reading today I really think we would like some for Christmas – but Jeremy said they are on my list because he wants more tools!) ANYWAYS…I think I get frustrated because I have this big table that would look beautiful with all of these fun plates and stuff but when you only have four chairs it looks weird to set a place for 8 or 10 ya know? So I went scouting out a couple of more ideas for my huge table and thought I would share!
Remember this beauty from my post about Incorporating Fall Into the Home? Still love this one more than anyone I have seen in a long time!
How about these cute place tags? I love the simple and beautiful green, white and brown colors!
Love bringing a little bit of nature to the table too!
I still love the idea of bringing in bright colors on a twist of the traditionally muted Fall colors.
Yet again soft neutrals are so classic!
Humm where to start? Well first things first I need to go hem a tablecloth!