Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Celebrations: fall table centerpiece

No matter how hard you want to hold on to summer, fall is here. It’s in the air and now it’s on my table.

There’s something so contagious about fall d├ęcor. That glimpse of the first preseason catalog or magazine with beautiful fall colors had me eager to start working with warm browns, gold and neutrals.

Martha Stewart Collage 1Martha Stewart craft products were the perfect supplies to use to create my fall centerpiece. The paint colors come in a rich array of colors. Some of the colors that I used for this project were; garnet, florentine gold, rust and yellow gold. How can you not feel all fallish with names like those.

Besides having the opportunity to use the paints, I was thrilled to test out the Martha Stewart Adhesive Silkscreens and tools. Silkscreens are slightly different than stencils. The detail is very fine and the paint is pushed through tiny holes in the screen. I chose to use the silkscreen on fabric which really doesn’t highlight the details but it still produced a beautiful print.

Martha Stewart Collage 2I used one of the leaf silkscreens to create multi-color leaves on beige fabric. Gold course glitter paint gave my seed pods some sparkle. I also used the paints on some twigs and berries.

And just for fun, here’s a shot of my work in progress. I know… what a mess my table is but what fun!
1.  Silkscreened leaves on fabric drying. Yes, they’re taped to my sewing machine.  2. Unidentified object.  3. Plastic pumpkin – not part of this project.   4. Branch that will be used for the centerpiece.  5. Martha Stewart paints that I used.  6. Leaves being cut out.  7.  Seed pods painted and drying.  8. Painted floral berries drying.

Here are some of the pieces created from the Martha Stewart paints, silkscreens and craft tools. A simple delicate twig painted gold with a single fabric leaf tops a linen napkin.

Pretty china and a crisp tablecloth make the table extra special.

Natural white pumpkins are embellished with painted floral berries. Green apples bring another color to the palette.

Vintage silverware works well with the fall colors.

A small branch from my old white birch tree holds the painted leaves and pods.

Fall leaves in various colors.

The table is all set and I’m feeling oh-so ready for fall festivities.

For more information you can  visit Plaid on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. The Martha Stewart products used for my project are available at Michaels.

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  1. beautiful centerpiece. I love the leaves!

  2. Your photos are always amazing. I need to take some photography lessons from you!

    Beautiful job. And I'm a total fan of Martha's paint line!


  3. love it Carolyn - simply elegant! :-)

  4. This is so pretty!! I love the way you did the napkins especially. Just gorgeous!! :)

  5. Beautiful centerpiece, Carolyn. I can't wait to try those silkscreens.

  6. amaze and inspire....simply fabulous!

  7. So pretty Caroline! I love how simple yet elegant it is :)

  8. It all looks absolutely gorgeous Carolyn! Your centerpiece is stunning! :-)

  9. So beautiful, love the place setting!

  10. Simply beautiful, Carolyn! The entire display. :)
    I love the silkscreen leaves and how you used them with the branch.

  11. So beautiful Carolyn! I love how this turned out!

  12. way cool... has that elegant carolyn touch!

  13. I love the elegant simplicity of your Autumn centerpiece! There's so much detail to each of the individual parts, yet everything together is so serene and pretty! Great job!

  14. So fun and so beautiful! I love the way you used the natural elements.

  15. Thanks so much. I pinned a lot of these pictures so that I would be able to get back here and do it. Maybe now. Thanks, Linda

  16. This is gorgeous! I love bringing in natural elements!


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