The Shady Porch: An Autumn Table of Jewels

9.29.2011

An Autumn Table of Jewels

Jewel-toned pumpkins

To carry the celebration of all things autumn into the living room, I used some old, some new, and some homemade items to create this bright, colorful party on my table top! I created jewel-toned pumpkins to start. I painted one pumpkin a metallic moss pearl and decoupaged another in purple leafy tissue paper. Then, using burlap scraps, I made a couple of stuffed pumpkins.

My mom's Jewel Tea coffee pot is called Autumn Leaf and
is a sentimental family treasure dating back to the 50s

 I took a family treasure, my Jewel Tea coffee pot that came down to me from my grandmother and mother, and used it as a vase for a floral pop of color. Accented with a few family-gathered pine cones (Thanks, Unkie!) that added a light natural aroma, the Autumn Leaf pattern seems right at home.


My autumn table of jewels
Finally, I used my first subway art project that defines all things fall in our home, and coupled it with a homemade lantern made from wooden frames with a candle inside it. It's so bright and cheery, it makes me smile just looking at it. Happy Fall, Y'All!
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D SteppAbout D Stepp
D is a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, craft ideas, gardening information, and DIY projects from her home in Kentucky. D is the author of two blogs : The Shady Porch, which features easy-to-make recipes along with tips and tales from a home gardener, and Craft-D-ness, which displays a wide range of arts and craft ideas and DIY projects. She is the co-author of Bosco's Sammiches. Click here if you would like to follow D via, Twitter and Facebook.