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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 16, 2009

Thrifty DIY and Tablescape

Hello everyone! I have set my table for fall, decorated the back porch, front porch and hopefully I'm ready to entertain...so come on in!
My first DIY project for my table included my trusty assistants helping me spray paint some clearance pip berries that I got from Joann's. I get them all the time in weird colors and then spray paint them the color I want....

They didn't get completely covered but from a foot away no one notices any imperfections! I like it...at .89 cents!

Next DIY is a little muffin tin from a thrift store...spray painted...my favorite power tool is spray paint! I added fall berries with some little candles...I love it!
My dishes are from various places, but the large dinner plates were from Walmart a few seasons ago during fall. I bought several. The fabric napkins are from my favorite little consignment store.
I made the black toille table runner and put it on top of a pumpkin colored tablecloth.

I have way too many sugar bowls and creamers in every color...these have fall leaves and pumpkins topping them.
The tray in the center is another thrifty treasure...a wood tray...ugly as can be...spray painted black and all the fall goodies set inside.
Here it is without the tray and everything just gets lost I think!
Thank you for your visit!
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Blondie's Journal said...


There are too many great ideas here to count!! I noticed your black toile runner right off, and then to hear you made it!! Wonderful. I never knew those little berries are called 'pip' berries, lol! I am learning!! Another great spray paint idea...the little bit of green showing looks natural.

The muffin tin candleholder is fabulous and that is definitely on my fall decor list as well as your idea for the tray in the center of the table. You do have an eye for that. On a large table, all your fantastic things would get lost without it!!

Thanks so much for the inspiration, Debbie! :-)


Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Your tablescape and talent for making "ugly" things look great are terrific! Great ideas too! I would never have thought to spray paint an old muffin tin and put candles in it - looks wonderful! I like the orange with the toile on your table. It is so true that a tray or basket can tie a bunch of items together to make a more united centerpiece and your black tray does just that!


Nicole A. said...

It's all so pretty! I absolutely love the little muffin tin! Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Roeshel said...

Hi Debbie! So festive! Great job. I love that little muffin tin! :)


Old Time Cindy said...

Your decorations are a feast for the eyes. Just beautiful.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Leslie said...

Your tablescapes are always sooo beautiful...like out of a magazine! What great ideas! I like the idea of spray painting the berries! I will keep that in mind the next time I'm in the dollar store :)


Leslie said...

I'd never have thought to purchase the wrong color & paint 'em! I have so much more to learn. I really like the muffin tin-I'm going to have to copy that! Hugs, Leslie

Georgia Girl said...

So beautiful! I love spray paint also...fun time always with a can!

Dusa said...

Cute Kitteh (who looks like she's already gotten into the spray paint!)

On topic: great ideas to inspire!!

At Home With Amy said...

Can you say beautiful! What wonderful colors you have displayed on your table Debbie. So warm and inviting. Great idea on spraying the berries. Never crossed my mind to do that.
Enjoy your day,

Rettabug said...

You did an outstanding job of setting this table, Debbie!
The muffin tin candleholder is just adorable & really could work for any holiday with just a change of colors.

I must tell you, your header of you blog takes my breath away everytime it loads. ♥ What an AWESOME photo!♥

Dawn said...

Hi Debbie, saw that you wer following so I stopped by to see if the buttons worked for you. Looks like you did just fine!

Love your fall tablescape. I would have NEVER thought of spray painting those berries. Great, great idea!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I guess you can really spray paint almost anything. Your fall tablescape is fabulous. And I like everything better on the black tray as well.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love all of your idea's. I NEEDED this post. Wow...great tablescape post!! Thanks so much! I love it!! SWEET!!

Maureen said...

Are you going to paint the kitty red? lol

I actually never thought of spray painting accents like you have. Lovely autumn 'scape!

Jill said...

I love the muffin tin turned candle holder! Your table is so festive!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

HI Debbie!

Great glory! I love all your bargains! I hope its ok if I share your pic of the candle muffin tin on my post tomorrow. I want to feature some of the thrifty Thursday peeps. Spreadin the love!
Great finds my friend!Thanks for linking up this week!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Embellished Bayou said...

I love that muffin tin, how creative! Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog. Glitter is so much fun, isn't it? I'm going to do some fall leaves next!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Fall has certainly landed on your table in a very pretty way! I would have never thought of spray painting berries! Don't they just look wonderful!

Jane said...

Very creative! I love the muffin tin. What a wonderful way to display small items or candles.

Jane (artfully graced)