Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Inspired By Autumn

Good morning!

Today I have images of a simple table setting for two inspired by the beauty of a Midwest fall.

I shot these pictures about a week and a half ago, in this pretty little spot just down the street from my home...

It is one of my favorite spots to go to take photos of the kids or even product shots.

I wanted to do something simple but inspirational...to capture this lovely place and the beauty of the changing seasons at this time of year.

The vintage blue folding chairs were a great little find from the flea market earlier this summer.

I use pressed leaves for a lot of projects...

you can easily press and dry any kind of leaves by freshly picking your favorite kind and then placing them between the pages of an old book {a telephone book works really well} and then stacking a few more heavy books on top of that.  Leave them for about a week and you are all set.  This way the leaves will retain most of their color and will stay relatively flat.

Once the leaves are dried you can stamp words or names on them for a special addition to your Autumn table setting {wonderful for Thanksgiving too}!

Wishing you all a very happy day ~


It's not too late to sign up for Creatively Made Home!

***All those who have signed up for Creatively Made Home will receive an easy entertaining e-book at the end of the course, with recipes, entertaining ideas, and table setting inspiration!!

p.s.  I am running a 3 day only special in the SHOP...all vintage French bottles are on sale!  Head to the Flea Market Finds section of the shop to check it out.  I often run weekly specials for the shop but usually only announce them on my French Larkspur Facebook page, so be sure to check there often!