DECOR, Dining Room, Fall, Floral, Floral Arrangement, House, Seasonal, Tablescape, Thanksgiving
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Mercury Glass Tablescape

Are you tired of seeing posts about this table yet? No matter what it is, I am never fully happy with any decorating arrangement. I revisit decorated areas of my house constantly, moving and shifting items. Eventually, I get bored and just tell myself to walk away and move on to something else.

Professional designers, decorators, and other people who happen to be born with the decorator’s eye can just throw together a vignette, a tablescape, or an entire room and it looks natural, effortless, and stylish. I tend to overthink everything. I decorate an area and walk away and then I walk back by and move something or stand a stare at the area, rethinking my initial arrangement.

In some cases, you just do not have a choice but to walk away and leave the arrangement because you have no other options (which is probably the ideal situation for my overactive brain). In the past year, I have rethought, rearranged, and revisited every room in my house. I have settled on most areas but based on my fall decorating, my Christmas decorating will be revisited a lot even though I currently have a relatively clear plan.

I decided to remove all the greenery and white pumpkins from the dining room table, and use all my silver candlesticks, mercury glass votives, and for the fourth time, remake the floral arrangement in a silver footed bowl. Of course, in my mind, something was missing. I went to HomeGoods and saw a few mercury glass pumpkins. They cost more than I was willing to pay so I started looking online. I found this small mercury glass pumpkins for 70% off.

I was not sure what to do with the large white pumpkins I placed one on the garden stool in the foyer, one on the kitchen table, and one in the chair next to the china cabinet. I had considered cutting the top off one of the pumpkins and putting the flowers in it but I did not want to damage the pumpkin because chances were that I would end up not liking the floral arrangement and then I would have ruined a pumpkin for no reason.

I stacked the smaller white pumpkins on a silver platter on the foyer table. I also dug out my acorns (the same ones I have been using for Christmas for ten years) and put them in the matching footed bowl on the foyer table. The navy blue pumpkins and eucalyptus garland ended up on the coffee table in the den upstairs.

I am officially walking away. I am excited to purchase real pumpkins for the patio this weekend. It will be time to decorate for Christmas pretty soon. I have a lot of ideas. I am hoping Christmas decorating will go a little more smoothly.

 

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