Autumn on a Tray
I'm feeling a crispness in the air. The apple trees are are loaded with fruit, the pumpkins have turned a beautiful orange, and the trees are showing their gorgeous red, orange, and yellow hues. Yes, it's Autumn and it's time to bring some of that beauty indoors.
Welcome to the Autumn on a Tray Blog Tour hosted by Katherine at Katherine's Corner. She's gathered a group of bloggers to share how to decorate a tray for Autumn and the results are amazing. If you're coming from Sandra @ Dinner at 8, welcome to the Cottage!
I created my tray with things I have around the house. Let's get started, shall we?
I started with a teak tray and this fabulous bird I found last year on sale.
Clearly the tray has seen better days, but that won't matter once I'm done decorating.
I added my enamel coffee pot, a yard sale find, filled with hydrangeas.
At the other end of the tray, I added a pewter candlestick for a little balance.
A small pumpkin was placed in front of the bird and coffee pot.
Now that the four main elements were in place, it was time to 'fill-in' the tray. I started with some faux flowers around the candlestick.
They spread out around the bird as well. A few more were added to the side of the coffee pot.
The apple/berries were from a wreath that was taken apart last year and a few pinecones were added to fill-in some space.
Another pinecone was added to the front, near the candlestick, and the tray had everything it needed.
The candle was lit and the tray was complete.
Thank you so much for joining me. I'm the last stop on the tour, but if you missed anything, swing over to Katherine @ Katherine's Corner.
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Elegantly styled! I love the warm colors you used and that cute pheasant!ReplyDelete
Thanks for mentioning my blog at the beginning of your post, but please correct the name to "Dinner at Eight".
Thank you, Sandra. The pheasant was a real find last year. Sorry about the blog name. That was how Katherine listed it.Delete
Love the bright colors of the pretty flowers that you used to style your lovely Autumn Tray!!! And I adore that sweet coffee pot!! The bird is perfect and the teak tray itself is a treasure!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Stay safe, healthy and happy and enjoy the Tour!!
Thank you, Debbie. You know how I love my yard sale finds!Delete
Love this Ann. So many gorgeous colors and the turquoise candle is such a fun addition! What a gorgeous burst of fall you've put together! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great day!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Denise. I have lots of inspiration from Mother Nature around here!Delete
Hi Ann, Love the charming coffee pot and candle stick tucked in all the pretty flowers--you've captured the essence of fall color!ReplyDelete
They are two of my more recent finds and I just knew they'd be perfect for this project.Delete
This is beautiful! I love the bird, and those colors! I always love purple in a fall centerpiece.ReplyDelete
I love purple in fall too. I think it brings a whole new richness to the colors of Fall.Delete
Color! Texture! A Colonial feel by way of the pewter candle stick...I LOVE IT! This screams 'very, very autumn' to me :) Warmly, Jenny from Not Entirely AverageReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Jenny. I guess my New England roots are showing!Delete
Pretty tray and love the candle stick and the colors of the flowers. Pinned!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Cindy. The candlestick is actually one of a pair - a dollar yard sale find, and the flowers I've had for several years. I appreciate the pin.Delete
Nice to meet you through this blog tour Ann. I love your pretty tray and the bird is wonderful. I have a vintage enamel coffee pot too & love how you styled it with dried hydrangeas. Perfect for this time of year. It's fun hopping with you. XO- MaryJo @ masterpiecesofmylife.comReplyDelete
Nice to meet you too, MaryJo. The enamel pot is a favorite that contained Queen Anne's Lace over the summer. Soon it will be time to fill it for ChristmasDelete
Lovely tray Ann! I love the pewter candlestick and the hydrangeas. The little bird is perfect for fall! Pinned & have already been following you on FB & IG. It's great touring with you!ReplyDelete
Great touring with you too, Niki. When I found the bird last year over Thanksgiving weekend I just knew he had a future in Fall decorating!Delete
I love a garage sale find(s)! Pretty Tray Ann! Fun tourReplyDelete
So do I! My house is decorated almost entirely with them!Delete
Nice to meet you Ann. Your tray is so vibrant and beautiful! That bird is so darn cute. Love the white tea pot and the pine cones. Happy to be touring today with you.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Meagan. Our trees are headed toward peak color, so I have lots of inspiration!Delete
Hi Ann, such bright and beautiful colors definitely welcome the visitor into your home. Thanks for the tutorial on putting the tray together. Love the bird.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lynne. That bird really was a find!Delete
Hi Ann - this is so pretty! I love your bird and the bright flowers. I'm so glad to find your blog through Katherine's tour. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!ReplyDelete
So pretty and Fall colorful Ann! The bird is adorable peaking out from all the flowers and the candlestick makes things cozy~ pumpkins, pine cones and faded hydrangeas are all so perfect for the Autumn season!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jenna. It's really beginning to look like Fall around here and, from what I can tell, it's going to feel like it too!Delete
Ann, this is really a burst of fall colors! Your little bird friend and the addition of the teal blue candle make the tray extra special!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rachelle. Happy October to you, too!Delete
Fall colours, so wonderful and happy! Especially love the hydrangeaReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I love hydrangeas and was thrilled to get a huge bunch of them to use around the house!Delete
That is a lovely tray!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Joanne. Fall has definitely arrived!Delete
What a gorgeous burst of color Ann. This whole tray makes me happy.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy to hear that, Maria. Fall colors are like no others!Delete
oops sorry major type-o in the first comment ( smile) The pheasant is the star of the show. Lovely warm colors and a great way to welcome autumn.Thank you for joining the fun at the Welcome Autumn Decor on a Tray Blog Tour. Hugs!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Katherine. It was a fun tour!Delete
Thanks for showing your process for creating the autumn-on-a-tray decoration. It turned out beautifully, and it's a Zero-$$$ decor item because you shopped your own household items to put it together. Love the color combinations, shapes, and textures. It's a cheerful autumn display.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 37.
Thank you so much, Carol. I love when something comes together for $0!Delete
I love your rustic looking bird! I used to have a rooster that was made very similar, but it faded ~ sad face. The colors on your tray are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Allyson. That's too bad about your rooster. I'm hoping this guy will last a while!Delete
This tray is so colorful! And the bird is not only beautiful, but a perfect anchor to your tray. Thank you for touring with us!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Angie. It was a pleasure to be a part of this tour!Delete
How lovely - we're heading into Spring - not that you can tell with all this rain....#YourMomentReplyDelete
Thank you. Soon, we'll be in winter...not my favorite!Delete
You make autumn look so good, Ann. I just love that bird!! What a fun piece!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kim. He was on sale right after Thanksgiving and begged me to take him home!Delete