November SMART Design Tips

Looking for some fast and simple Fall centerpiece ideas – using items you can find in and around your home?  With these SMART tips, you can whip up one of these centerpieces just minutes before the guests arrive!

Start with an interesting container:  Vintage vase or teapot; Water pitcher- clear glass,ceramic,silver or pewter; Lidded apothecary jar or pottery crock; Soup Tureen or oversized bowl.

Make a statement:  Use a very large, single item for impact; Group together smaller items to create one large focal piece; Position “centerpieces” at various locations throughout your house.

Add “natural” items as filler:  Acorns; Artificial or real fruits and/or vegetables; Berries – cran or other seasonal berries from outdoors; Beans or seeds; Cinnamon sticks; Coffee beans; Nuts – in the shells; Pinecones; Mini pumpkins or gourd.

Refine it even more by adding:  Candles; Branches – bare or w/leaves; Pussy Willow; Tall Grasses; dried sticks or wheat; Seasonal flowers.

Turn up the impact by anchoring with a:  Stunning-looking tray; Vintage plate or serving platter; Gold or Silver charger or sparkly placemat; Embellished and/or embroidered table runner.

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