Purple and Green Fall Table

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Purple and green Fall table

Hi guys, as promised, I am trying to give you extra doses of Holiday Inspiration. This is for a Thanksgiving table (in case you are like me, and haven’t gotten around to thinking about that kind of thing yet.)

Purple and green Fall table

If the Silver Winter Table wasn’t your ticket, maybe this Green and Purple table will do it for you?

I feel like you are going to say- what the? Where am I supposed to get all of those flowers this time of year. They look summery, but they are all actually fall flowers.

Purple and green Fall table

Purple and green Fall table

Dahlias: which even in this freezing fall we all the sudden have here in Seattle are still in full bloom in my yard.

Crysanthemums: epitomy of fall flowers

Alstromeria: Super common grocery store flower, also available all fall long.

Sunflowers: Dead and stripped of all petals. Not sure what else to say about these poor dead flowers (by the way this would be an awesome technique to use with any “dead” flowers that have a great center, (like chocolate cosmo’s or black eyed susan’s for example)

Purple and green Fall table

I clustered these in tin buckets that have been covered in bark. (they sell bark paper in craft stores) Slap on some glue, and you have a mini masterpiece! (or at least a cool vase.)

Purple and green Fall table

Then there are the wine boxes. I filled them with fall fruits, like late plums, currants, figs and nuts. (chestnuts would be gorgeous too)

Purple and green Fall table

Purple and green Fall table

This is how you make the wine box fruit holders: (I know that is a bad/weird name for them!)

If you don’t have any wine boxes lying around your garage like we uh maybe do… then they are sold at most container type of stores, or go to your local wine store. They dispose of them all of the time, and they are easy to take off of their hands for free!

The easiest way to construct one of these boxes is to hot glue, or wood glue the two rectangular wine boxes together to make a square, (or at least a wider rectangle) that now has two compartments.

Use a piece of heavy cardboard cut to the width of the inside of the width of the wine box. (you will need two, one for each half of the box). If you are handy, instead of the cardboard, cut a piece of balsam wood. Either way it should fit so snuggly that it stands up straight, dividing each half of the wine box into two, or four total.

I lined the inside of each compartment with wax paper and then filled them with fruit and nuts. But they could certainly be fitted with plastic, or even a disposable tupperwear container, and used to hold plants or flowers too. If you are worried about an ugly strip of cardboard showing, that is what the piled fruit is for. Just pile it up so no one can see that!

You also can use a stencil on the side of the boxes to enhance your theme, and the rustic theme.

Finishing touches: Raw almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, etc. sprinkled around the vases and wine box -fruit holder thingys.

Purple and green Fall table

Also, it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t add some chocolate covered fruit in with the nuts. (Trader Joes has a great selection of chocolate covered odds and ends!)

Purple and green Fall table

Then some beautiful brown Bosc pears. (Any of the green varieties would be lovely as well.)

Purple and green Fall table

Ok- hope this was a tiny dash of inspiration for you guys!

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  1. Ann says:

    What a stunning, rustic table….so beautiful!

  2. Suzanne says:

    I love this as an alternative to a Thanksgiving tablescape that uses traditional fall colors like orange and brown.

  3. Joey says:

    Looks terrific-love your style!

  4. Jeanette says:

    What a beautiful table arrangement for Thanksgiving – love the colors!

  5. jenjenk says:

    gorgeous!! i love the wine box idea!!!

  6. Courtney Williams says:

    hi heather- this is totally random, and I don’t know if you are interested but we have hundreds of fuji apples from only 2 trees…we have given away hundreds and still have so many I don’t know what to do with them. We have made jars and jars of apple sauce, butter, cider, etc!
    Would you want some? I can’t think of anyone who would want/have a use for them…just a thought and no worries if you don’t want any. Feel free to email me if you do. I’m happy to drop them by sometime. Hope all is well!

  7. Vicki B says:

    How come you don’t have a book deal on tablescapes???? Your’s are the most magnificent.

  8. Sally Patterson says:

    Thanks for the great ideas, I am going to use them for sure and honestly the purple is stunning. Keep the creative juices flowing.
    Aunt Sally

  9. s jewett says:

    Beautiful, love the colors and flowers and using the fruit for this time of the year. This is a winner.

  10. marla says:

    Could you please come decorate my home like now! Beautiful!